OK, so, I have been working on the second draft of my new book which has been keeping me so busy I almost could not escape to China for a week, but I did. Now I have another busy writing week ahead but in the meantime I want to tell you about my amazing Rugby World Cup moment on The Great Wall. Rugby is New Zealand's national game and the world cup is going on at the moment so there's a lot of talk about it here, but not so much in China. However, after hiking for nearly two hours along The Great Wall on Tuesday we climbed the stairs to one of the towers in the Mutyianu section and as we stepped through the archway in this ancient piece of architecture an Irishman was saying to an Australian: "Yes, but now we have to get past the New Zealanders."
"GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!"
This is so my kind of timing. Nothing like holding victorious arms aloft on the top of the world when you've just shaved your armpits.