Boo, I spoke too soon re: how beautiful the weather was yesterday. It is cloudy and a bit hazy (read = polluted) today.
I have had a productive day so far: running, doing some cleaning/tidying, planning our trip for the weekend (we are going to the beautiful city of Hangzhou to meet some friends), and then attempting to go to our first lesson of the morning, only to be informed that today all the students have a Chinese exam, so we can 'take a rest', woohoo. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: this is a good gig.
Here are some previous pictures of Hangzhou, where there is a very famous lake (West Lake):