In November 2004 we started the journey to bring a baby home from China ... five years later, in October 2009, we met Isobel Pingqin.
Our little livewire known as Izzy.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

South Bund Soft-Spinning Fabric Market

Late this afternoon we went the fabric market to get Peter measured up for some suits.  It was AMAZING – you could spend all day there and spend an absolute fortune.  Peter, mum and I all got measured up for clothes – 3 suits for Peter, overcoat for Peter, overcoat for me, leather jacket for me, jacket for mum.  Going back on Thursday for fitting and get more stuff (we ran out of cash and needed to keep enough for our taxi back to the hotel).

We had attempted to get to this market last night and the taxi driver told the doorman at our hotel that he knew where it was.  Once the taxi was around the corner from the hotel it was clear the driver didn’t have a clue where to go.  So we told him to stop the car so we could get out and he was saying he would ring someone.  We said no (very much Amazing Race style – running out of time and wasting time in a taxi with a lost driver).  He wouldn’t stop until we opened the door while he was still going.

Got one of the girls from my work’s Shanghai office to help me with better directions and worked out perfectly – we got there today.

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