As the kitchen roll of doom meets the snotty nose of eternity, it’s time for another Snapshot Saturday – a story with pictures and occasional words.
Today we return to the People’s Republic of China.
And to Shanghai.
First of all, let’s refresh our memories. Where exactly is Shanghai?
Now let’s take a first look out of the hotel window:
A second view from the hotel room:
And a third:
That’s sort of the same view out of the hotel room as the first view.
Except for the bottle of Ribena.
Which shouldn’t be there.
Because you can’t buy Ribena in Shanghai.
You can, however, buy Ribena in Sainsbury’s in Keyworth.
And you can put it in your rucksack.
And forget about it for a week.
And then get processed through airport security at Birmingham International.
And then get processed through airport security on transfer in Dubai.
And then, when you’re in your hotel room in Shanghai, you could find the Ribena nestling in the bottom of your twice-airport-scanned rucksack.
Well that’s comforting.