Part 2 – Under The Sea


After a farewell from the concierge and porters at the hotel that would rival that of a rock star, Mr. Raymond delivered us safely to Hua Lumpong, Bangkok’s central railway station where we took the overnight sleeping train, a bus, then a high speed catamaran to Koh Tao. Otherwise known as Turtle Island in western […] more

Part 1 – Bangkok Nights


“One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster”. Or so the song would have you believe.    For us, the story played out a little differently…   A nine hour flight with a passenger directly behind you constantly clearing his throat and intermittently coughing up his lungs isn’t a joy but if you are anything […] more

Paying It Forward


I have always believed what goes around comes around. No matter how big or small, the things we do and say always matter, and it doesn’t take much to make a difference to somebody else’s day. Sometimes I find myself unloading a trolley full of groceries, only to glance over my shoulder and see someone […] more



I think by now we have established I will never be Mother of the Year. Nor will my attempts at cooking ever qualify me as a contestant on Master Chef. And Fun Fact #23: Nobody who knows me well would ever volunteer to be my partner on My Kitchen Rules. The rules in my kitchen […] more

Have you a Perky Nana?

Block of Heaven

Ok. I admit it. I’m a chocolate lover from way back. Not quite a chocoholic but I certainly have a deep fondness for the stuff. There are so many vivid memories of my Gran and her special tin on the coffee table that housed delicious treats only for consumption late at night after the evening meal was over, dishes were […] more