Thursday was quite leisurely and we went for a long walk in Central Park with our dear Chinese friends, Bill and Julia, and of course Diudiu, the naughtiest dog in the whole of the Middle Kingdom. The Central Park was lovely, with lots of flowers in bloom and the lilies on the lake were looking particularly beautiful. The amazing modern buildings of Shenzhen provides an exciting architectural backdrop to the flowers, bushes and trees. It is really summer here in Shenzhen, with temperatures in the high 20s in the middle of the day. Soon, however, it will get too hot and sticky and then it will start peeing down with rain and that does not stop until the middle of October.