Experimental three-column layout.

Update: If you visited here between Thursday evening and Friday morning, you might have been treated to a triple-column version of Troubled Diva. It looked a little something like this.

Your regular two-column service has now been resumed. We apologise for any distress and inconvenience that the experimental layout might have caused.

Well, it does seem a shame to waste all that perfectly good white space on the right hand side of the screen.

On the other hand, is three columns a tad on the busy side?

I haven’t quite decided. Let me know what you think.

(The old two-column layout is here.)

The condensed version, for people who only come here to skim-read, and haven’t got time to sift through lengthy 4-part descriptions of country walks.

Now that my time working for the car manufacturer is drawing to an end, I shall be working in our company’s Chinese office for three weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.

I’m travelling out to Shanghai on Saturday December 17th, and will be returning on Saturday January 7th. I won’t actually be living and working in Shanghai, but in the city of Hangzhou, which is three hours away by car to the south-west.

While I’m there, I’ll be interviewing staff for the Hangzhou office, as there’s a big recruitment drive going on there right now. I’ll be living in a company flat, within walking distance of the office. And yes, don’t worry: I’ll be blogging, just as my colleague JP is doing on a daily basis.

Excited? You betcha.

All Chinese travel tips will be gratefully received.