Inspired by the Chinese lady I met last Thursday on the way to Portland, as promised to her, here are a few photographs from the second China trip in 2008. I am hoping to publish this during transit through Beijing Airport.
Not even the inventive and inscrutable Chinese have been able to devise a way (human or mechanical) to spin single thread from a double (Siamese Twin) cocoon. However, what they realised is that the silk was pliable enough to stretch from a 2 inches cocoon to the size of this table, from there the required number of layers are turned into the most warm and comfortable duvets imaginable.and a Policeman (or 2) on every corner.
PS - Arrived safely Incheon, South Korea at 18-00 local, dark so nothing doing tonight but early start tomorrow with more detail. Incheon is 9 hours ahead of Weymouth.