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Kaori is from Fukuoka, Japan and she moved to Suzhou with her British husband in 2010. She gave birth to a baby girl in Shanghai in 2014 and is currently a full-time mother, but previously studied Chinese at Suzhou University. Kaori enjoys going for walks, going out for meals, shopping on Taobao and visiting new places in China. Places she has particularly enjoyed visiting include Harbin, Beijing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Moganshan, Guilin and Yangshuo. She also loves to explore different areas of Suzhou, both old and new.

Places to go with kids (part 4)

Jul 26, 2016

We have just arrived back in Suzhou after a summer holiday in the UK. After experiencing cool weather in the UK, it's hard to be back in this very hot summer in Suzhou, ...

Places to go with kids (part 3)

Jun 28, 2016

Rainy season is here again in Suzhou. My two-year-old girl gets very excited on rainy days around this time of year and often asks to go outside to jump in puddles. ...

Places to go with kids (part 2)

May 4, 2016

In my last column entry, I wrote about a place to go where the kids can enjoy themselves. This time, I want to write about a place that parents might be able to enjoy as ...

Places to go with kids (part 1)

Apr 8, 2016

As I wrote in my profile, I am a full time mother, looking after a two-year-old girl. We don't send her to a day-care center or kindergarten at the moment, but she is ...

Everyone likes sweet stuff, right??

Mar 8, 2016

For my second contribution to this Livingsu column, I would like to introduce my favorite sweets shop in Suzhou - John Brown. It sells macarons, chocolates, cupcakes, ...

A hearty winter BBQ

Feb 2, 2016

For many Americans, Europeans, and especially Australians, the word "BBQ" (or "barbeque") will probably conjure up images of summer days and sunshine. My British in-laws ...

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