this photo was taken by a friend recently and I am grateful for it. the fence was not there in my time but rather a huge hedge. the roses look great and i am sure my parents would have loved them as we only had a few that i recall. the house must be the best part of 80-90 years old now...which is old in aussie terms. it is made of huge concrete blocks. the roof is vast but i dont recall ever seeing inside of it. the block is subdivided now which is sort of sad but more manageable i guess. wide cement verandahs go around 3 sides of it.....which isnt shown on this pic
i emailed my sister to ask her to ask her private study student if she would write something in Chinese for me this afternoon. so she did . it is on the side of the page under my web page link and says "worlds greatest soapmaker "
i thought that was so untrue as to be a giggle . and most people reading this blog wont understand it anyway so i can lie as much as i like. :-)
i hope it has been correctly understood and translated LOL
sister is in China for a year and this is her apartment front door, which looks very important and safe