So today I turned the grand old age of 35. I’ll be honest, this week I have been a little bit woe is me (although that said I was born on a Wednesday, so Wednesday child is full of woe – just putting that in there with the birthday connection and all that). And you know, as my lovely friend Natalie pointed out to me (tongue in cheek I will add, she is...

Almost two months ago I decided to stay in England for the time being and not go back to Bangkok. I don’t regret my decision, and indeed still hold the view that it’s the right one for me at this stage of my life. Before I even wrote my last blog post, I had thought about my blog, purchased a new domain name and thought that weekend I would go about making...

I tweeted this week that I had been back in the UK for seven months. But then I thought about it properly and realised that is has in fact been eight months to the very day. I was initially only supposed to be “home” for two months. I needed some time out from Bangkok and there seemed no better place to be than with my mum in the good old Cumbrian countryside. After...

Oops a little late on pictures in the week, but I got distracted yesterday as I have a very exciting announcement coming up soon that involves a bit of a blog overhaul This week has seemed really long – I enjoyed a “canny” day out in Newcastle with my friend Paul making the most of the sunshine on the quayside, but then I spent most of Thursday/Friday...

It goes without saying that life has been ever so different for me since being back in the UK. I hadn’t planned to stay for so long when I decided to fly “home” on the spur of the moment towards the end of August last year. I thought initially I would be home until November, then I decided it would be a shame not to stay for Christmas, and now here...

Ahhh the weather is a changing – there has been beautiful sunshine all week. That means roof tops down in convertibles on the way home from work and lots of smiling in the sunshine.   And I also want to wish a very Happy Birthday to my tiger sister, Melissa ...

I love using my imagination. And I love afternoon tea. So I  knew when I heard about the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at How Do You Do in Whitley Bay, I was in for a treat! How Do You Do is a tea room during the day and an a la carte restaurant in the evening. Looking around at our fellow guests, it’s the perfect place to have a girlie catch up with friends...

Another typical April week in England: sunshine, snow, trips to the beach, trips to the hairdressers, lots of running to make up for the cake and ice cream and of course selfies galore (well I was on holiday for the week and this is what living in South East Asia for two and a bit years does to you!) What a shame the holidays are over as of now….   ...

Whitley Bay is a small seaside town on the north east coast of England, about 9 miles away from Newcastle. I think I went there once or twice as a child, but I don’t really  have any recollection of it – oops! Whitley Bay is just about as far away from a Thai beach as you can get. But as much as I do love a stunning Thai beach with its white  sands...

It’s been great having two weeks off to really concentrate on my writing and reading and I am finally getting the opportunity to do things I have been meaning to do since the New Year! My mum is however determined that we shall also have some days out and with that in mind we took a drive to the Lake District last week with no real plan in mind of where we would...

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