I've been a bit slow with the blog these few days. Not because I've nothing to write about but because I've been busy with spring-cleaning the house ahead of Chinese New Year. Having spent the weekend sprucing up the children's bedrooms - really a heavy-duty clean-up job - the last three days have been spent painting the gate and grilles. In my opinion, that's one of the most boring jobs I've come across. But a job's a job, and thank goodness that it's almost completed. Still at least a day more to go. Maybe I'll do it tomorrow or maybe I'll take a short break and wait for the weekend.