It’s been lovely having my mum at home with me this week as her school is on its half term break. We’ve had a nice week catching up, she’s been great driving me around so I can take some photos for my blog, we’ve been shopping and had lunch. Back to reality tomorrow! ...

One thing I have learnt over the last couple of years is just how kind strangers can be. Both in the UK and in Thailand. When I worked in an office in Thailand prior to going freelance, I was ill and had a day off work not long after I started. When I returned (I only had a cold), my colleagues all gathered around me to ask how I was. A few of them had a vague idea...

All of the snow has finally melted and this morning it feels like spring might have sprung – daffodils are peaking out of the soil, the sun is bright, birds are singing and it’s impossible to not smile Proper seasons are the one thing I really miss in Bangkok from the pretty autumn colours to the freshness of spring. Typically for England however –...

You might recall that just before coming back to the UK, I visited Chonburi to go and watch my first Thai football match. What I neglected to post about was what Nicky and I did the following day, before heading back to Bangkok. We are both beach bunnies and asked our new found football friends where the best spot for us to head to was and they recommended Bang Saen. A...

Brrr. The snow is still around and the last two days we have barely been able to see outside thanks to the fog! This is the England I remember, not all of that sunshine in November!!! My weeks are flying past – almost half way through Jan already – my New Years Resolutions are also mostly going well so far…. – have a good week everyone!!     ...

Life is full of choices. From simple things such as what to wear or what to eat for dinner to more harder ones that can be a game changer in life. I fully admit that I am a worrier and sometimes sit and overthink things instead of just acting on gut instinct. I acted on gut instinct last year and after a painful and unexpected heartbreak, headed back to Bangkok only...

I have often commented about how hard I would find life as an expat without the internet. Whatsapp, Facetime, Skype and even my blog are all a godsend for keeping in touch with my friends and family back home. Equally since being back in the UK I have relied on them for keeping in touch with my Bangkok family. When I first moved to Bangkok I knew I didn’t want...

Brrrrr – it’s been cold this week – we got so much snow on Thursday that we couldn’t even get out of our village, but it was fun watching all of the children sledging in the nearby field and building a snowman – the family across the road even built a snow family! The best I saw however was my friend’s son, who built a snow chair...

It’s been an awesome week!!! Lots of work, lots of laughing, learning properly about where I live, catching up with my best friend who I have known since I was (we were so busy chatting, giggling and reminiscing I didn’t actually take a photo of the two of us can you believe?!) and also hanging out with hot footballers. As you do. I nearly forgot that...

I moved to Cumbria when I was 7. It was just a little bit different to Liverpool where I was born! Although I will add this now as I can already hear my mum, it was the posh side the Wirral where I grew up despite arriving to the world at Liverpool General Hospital. Brampton is the nearest “big” town to my tiny village.   We moved up here because of...

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