Saturday, December 08, 2018



Ellen and I traipsing through an old neighbourhood in a small town in Guangdong province


Here is my good friend Ellen from North

Monday, December 03, 2018



Palacio San Marques outside upstairs suite evokes English club


I thought my new house had high ceilings, but that was before I

Thursday, November 29, 2018



dreamy morning view of the Forbidden City


One of the reasons why I just had to leave Hong Kong after 30 years there and in China, is that

Sunday, November 25, 2018
Mar Ripoll talks to Eddie Erlank Home /en/ -
It's quite hard to
Saturday, November 24, 2018

Beliver Castle

Of all the superb things of El Terreno in Palma de Mallorca, where I have been living for more than eight months now after 30 years in China, Bellver Castle is

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

I have found my perfect Chinese restaurant in Palma. Admittedly, it's not within the requested 8 minute walk radius from my gaff, but still close; 25 minutes. And anyway, who cares when it's so, so worth it? 

Fried-eggs-with-tomatoes Home /en/ -

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Jane Hoy Thurlow and husband Wang

Further to yesterday's post about the excellent talk by Jane Choy-Thurlow about the wonderful painter Vermeer, as a former Hong Kong dweller I was

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Girl with red hat Vermeer

Last night was yet another wonderful experience brought to one by the incessantly working Arts Society of Mallorca. This time it was

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Mallorca Cecilie Filming Alcudia water

Shooting a WindsurferTesting, testing... Facebook is a great invention and a superb tool to reach people. But recently they

Friday, November 09, 2018

Hotel Feliz

Sea view or mountain view? How about BOTH! With your dog! 

On my quest to showcase all that my neighbourhood, El Terreno, has to offer, I don't know why I have

Cecilie has worked as a feature- and column writer and photographer at the South China Morning Post, as a Cantonese radio presenter at Radio Television Hong Kong as well as making hundreds of podcasts and language videos and travel documentaries.

After 30 years in China/Hong Kong where she ran Happy Jellyfish People’s Democratic Language Bureau specialising in making Cantonese a world language with the slogan “Learn Cantonese the Natural Way – from a Norwegian!” Cecilie’s life mission as a “Cantonese Fundamentalist” was to make the whole world speak Cantonese. Failing somewhat in this endeavour she eventually felt the pull of her European roots, and packed up her beloved “gaff” on Lantau Island, scene of hundreds of Sichuan lunches and dinners, in January 2018.

She now lives in Palma de Mallorca with her two dogs, enjoying fresh air and architectural beauty.