Mamma San Visits Shanghai!
Those following since the DonkeyFire days will recall the excitement last year when my mum visited - good times all around. So it was with open arms that I welcomed her (and then ROBERTO) to the wondrous Shanghai this week just past. Arriving on a Thursday night, Mumma braved the wilds of the French Concession by day, and saw me by night (bad timing meant that her trip coincided with a period of extreme work related craziness). Having her in town was incredible - and perfectly timed for a number of reasons.
We saw vast swathes of Shanghai, and enjoyed many excellent dinners and drinks - the highlight being a visit to Shanghai's newest hotspot, Mercato - perched right on the Bund, we enjoyed the best table in the house and one of the best meals I've had anywhere in the world. And mum being mum, she took a photo roughly every 4 seconds.
Anywho, Mum and Rob have pushed on now to Hong Kong, and I'm reliably informed that it isn't quite the city Shanghai is. Suck it Honkers! They are already missed hugely.