A very funny, light-hearted fictional diary/blog, seen through the eyes of misfit twenty-something Simon Broom. After starting a microbiology course, Simon lands a English teaching job in Shanghai, China, and heads off on a life-changing adventure with quirky girlfriend Julie Bucket. The story covers eight months in the young couples lives, as they interact with other expat teachers and strive to understand each other, and themselves, in an alien culture.READER REVIEWS:This is absolutely and utterly hilarious! I am very picky about my humor; most of what passes for it is witless and dumb. Yours is of the smart observational kind, and wickedly funny. (Andi Brown, ‘Animal Cracker’).What madness! Is getting a job in China really that easy? Wonderfully escapist stuff with a plenty of smile-raising moments. On my watchlist as we speak. (Simon Marks, ‘That English Weirdo’).I like it! An easy read for when you need cheering up or when relaxing by a pool. (Claire Lyman, ‘Inevitable’).A la Adrian Mole - a really humorous foray into teaching. (Sarah Churchill, UK).This is an extremely funny story. I like the diary idea. Each day listed and noted, and yet it’s not so tedious as I began to think it might be. Your voice is good, and its light hearted and humorous. There’s a wonderful friend-like quality to it, and I have to admit I found myself reading more than I first expected to. It is well written and very easy to read, and packed with lots of fun. This is my kind of book. I give it 6 stars (Ruby Middleton, ‘Will Ryan’).I’m a huge travel writing fan so I was excited to read this and you didn’t disappoint. The very first paragraph you had me laughing and knowing I was in for an entertaining read (with the part about Julie holding your head underwater and the cockroaches). Is that for real about being questioned for impersonating William and Kate?? Hilarious! They’re not so good at taking a joke are they, the old royal family. Oh sh*t, dont tell them I called them old ok. Thanks for making me laugh, just the kind of travel writing I like! 6 stars. Tammy.