So as it seems Livejournal is being blocked I'm going to make this my new main blog. I'll still keep my lj going through proxies, but I don't like using proxies and I'd rather my blog were openly available to everyone. I'll keep the same old back-up over at over-blog, 'cos I don't believe any of these services are safe from Nanny's twisted mind.
So I deleted all the bullshit that I'd posted here over the last couple of months of experimentation. Please don't go looking for it. Now I'll restart this thing.
The title? Bezdomny. Pretty cool, huh? Well, no, it's taken straight from the novel The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. Bezdomny was a poet. But it's been so long since I read that novel that I can't remember what he actually does, other than sit around being a poet. Anyway, I always liked that name and I always felt kind of bezdomny in some odd way, so I decided to use it. Oh, it means 'homeless', just in case you were wondering.
So, on to the blogging.
The weather this year is bizarre. A warm, dry winter, and now.... A day of rain yesterday and it's a good job we didn't go to the village for lantern festival as originally planned, because the rain turned to snow sometime last night and it settled thickly and heavily (by Beijing standards) and it's still falling. This is good, we need all the moisture we can get. And I hope this wet weather continues. If nothing else it might help cut the risk of sandstorms. If we're lucky it might even help relieve Beijing's almost permanent drought.