On Saturday in Shenzhen, after breakfast, we artists headed back to the exhibition hall and took down our quilts, packed them up, and with final hugs and farewells said, I was whisked to the airport to begin the next stage of my Chinese adventure.
I was met at the airport by my son, Matt, who is here on a three-year posting with the Canadian embassy. We took the rapid subway to the apartment where he and his girlfriend, Ching, have been living since last September. It is spacious and light and has all the amenities they could ask for, and with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, I don't feel like I'm in the way.
And what a pleasure it is to explore the city with two such knowledgeable guides who speak Chinese! Hailing a cab or ordering a meal is so much easier when you speak the language or can read the menu.
The next day was Sunday, Mother's Day, and they treated me to an amazing brunch: Eggs Benedict, with homemade hollandaise, served on delectable crab cakes, served with a Valencia salad and followed by a cheesecake with a speculoos crust and pomegranate coulis. Amazing!