This past week-end Jonny headed to Hong Kong for the Hong Kong 7's rugby tournament. I really wanted to go, but the airline tickets from Chengdu to HK were ridiculously priced plus taking the kids to this particular tournament might not have been such a good idea since there would be lots of drinking and nakedness (beer + nakedness = rugby!).
The kids and I had a relaxing week-end and did absolutely nothing! It was great and I just love week-ends like this. Jonny is more the person who pushes us out of the house on the week-ends, so even though we missed him it is nice to relax and do nothing.
Jonny returned on Monday and I wanted to surprise him with a massage. I had been trying to find a masseur to come to our house and give us massages like our good ole' friend back in the US Annette Hess (Happy 30th Birthday Annette!!!). I found two women who came to the house and gave us each an hour massage for the low price of $3.75 per hour! It was totally different from the massages back in the US, but you should definitely try a Chinese massage if your local spa offers it. They work everything and use pressure points. My favorite area is my butt! There is nothing like a good butt massage! They even massaged my inner ear, which was little weird! I love a good clean ear ;) and really don't like people digging out my ear wax, but I didn't even see it coming. The girl that massaged Jonny was partially blind and he said she was excellent. I have heard from other expats that there is a place in China where there is a massage place with blind masseurs and that because they lack the sense of sight their touch is much better than non-blind masseurs .
This week-end I am going on my first girls trip with my friends Sadie and Asma. This will be the first time I leave both of the kids with Jonny for more than a trip to the mall! We are going shopping in Shanghai and for massages at this great spa called Dragonfly. I think I am getting addicted to massages!!!