Today’s post is just a little post and, as you’ve probably guessed from the title, it’s a bit of a personal update.

Most of you will already know about where I’ve been for the past 10 months or so, but if you’re new and completely unaware, I’ve been living and working in China since last September. I was working at a university in the north of China and, well, it has certainly been an experience.

As this post is going live, I’ll already be on the plane to go back home to the UK. Returning to the land of tea, scones and queues is so exciting for me. Although it has been an incredible opportunity, I can’t lie – living in the Middle Kingdom certainly wasn’t easy for me. I won’t say much more than that in this post, but I will definitely touch upon it at some point, whether that’s on here or on my secondary blog – Mochadesk. Hey, I might even talk about it in both places. Why the heck not?

The reason why I’m posting this update is just so everyone is aware of what’s going on. I may be a little quiet for a few days whilst I readjust to life in a completely different culture again, seeing family and seeing friends, but apart from that, I should have a little bit more freedom in my schedule, meaning more opportunities to work on my blogs. I’m not promising anything straight away, of course, but I will definitely be in a better timezone which is definitely going to be more beneficial in communicating with everyone, whether that’s on Twitter or in the comment sections of blog posts. Although I’ve tried to maintain commuication, I do feel like it was a bit of a challenge and I definitely missed a lot of blog posts.

There are a lot of exciting new things happening soon as well, but I’ll talk about those in more detail once things have settled down a little bit more. One thing I will announce, however, is that I am going to be at Hyper Japan next week!

Hyper Japan is a convention that celebrates everything Japanese culture and it’s the biggest of its kind in the UK. Due to it being held in London, this year is my first time going and I’m so glad that the timings around me returning to the UK has meant I can actually go! If anyone else is going to Hyper Japan, let me know! I’ll be there for all three days, so if you are going, I’ll probably bump into you at some point, I’m sure!

Finally, I just want to thank you guys for being so supportive of the blog whilst I’ve been in China. It certainly hasn’t been easy at times to get posts out, but the blog has still managed to perform quite well, all things considered, and we’ve managed to hit some milestones along the way, so thank you so much!

Until next time!

– Amelia x

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