The Hamlet of Scarthin within Cromford, where this blog is based, leads the way in Anglo-Chinese relations, and here are some photographs from the narrative (which also involved the hamlet of Upperwood within Matlock Bath).
R. soon changed into traditional RED.
With niece and Ma and Pa … in the country.
With sister and son … in the city.
A student at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford visits Beijing University Hospital, Shenzhen
..and there’s lots more where those come from (in fact I give illustrated talks).
This blog post is being assembled on 21st. October 2015 which this year is the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, Double Ninth Day or Chongyang. Yang means nine but also denotes the masculine as opposed to Yin which is feminine and ‘chong’ in Chinese means double, hence Chongyang.
(In addition, the state visit of Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic, is today in full swing. Can he lend us some of our money back?)
I am told that on this day, the tombs of ancestors may be visited and swept and a mountain climbed for protection against the dangers of such doubled masculinity. I recommend Lantau Peak (thanks, Wikipedia) which is a Monroe (3000 ft+, 914.4 m+). Chrysanthemum wine is a traditional drink. But treat this webknow with scepticism.
Finally, of course a Lattice Labyrinth Tessellation, The two odd numbers, nine and nine generate Serpentine Lattice Labyrinth (9,9), and here it is. Maybe the snakes could be transmuted into dragons. The colours are of the Chinese flag superimposed on England’s Green and Pleasant Land.
An inexpensive how-to-do-it Lattice Labyrinths workbook is available from the publisher or you-know-who , or from a good independent bookshop or via Google.