• Mooncake

    Heralding the rise of the harvest moon, legend has it that great emperors offered sacrifices to the beautiful lunar goddess of immortality for a long, full life. This tradition is honored until today with the giving of Mooncakes to friends, colleagues and family during the Mid-Autumn Festival in China. Individually wrapped and encased in elegant boxes,… Continue reading

About Me

An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.