Not many people realise that I was born in Liverpool. I moved to a tiny village just outside of Carlisle, Cumbria when I was 7, and so I don’t have a scouse accent (although I have a bit of a lilt after a couple of glasses of wine or when I am tired), so people are often surprised to hear that I am an Everton fan. Most of my family are blues, and I remember...

It’s hard to believe that it is Sunday again! I am home after an awesome weekend in the Marriot Hotel on Sukhumvit 57 – there is just something about a hotel bed that rivals no other, and it was also great to be able to have a bath! They are one of the things I missed most about my home in England. Speaking of home, I am just about to leave and watch my...

It’s becoming a fairly well known joke now between my friends and I on twitter that if they mention a film, the chances are pretty high that I won’t have seen it. I think the last film I saw in the cinema was about two years ago which was Les Mis (maybe not quite two years but pretty close). I have possibly watched one film on DVD in the same time frame. So...

So this was my first full week as a freelancer, and it has felt a little strange I must confess not having my usual 8.30am-6pm working week, although I have been trying to stick to that at home. Things have been a little bit tricky as it turns out one of my cats now also fancies himself as a writer, but sadly only likes to work when I do, believing that my computer...

One of the great things about living in Thailand is the availability of the most amazing seafood, for a fraction of the price I would pay in the UK. I have long been a fan of prawns and salmon, but since moving to Bangkok, I have become much more adventurous with the dishes I will try and when I am out I will often now order tilapia, blue water crab, lobster claws...

So my first week as a freelancer has been a little chaotic – the wifi in KL was not great so I couldn’t work much, but I still had a lot of fun, especially as I got to meet up with a friend of one of my now best friends who I got to know through twitter when I was there So this is my week:   Apologies for the slight delay in posting –...

So as I blogged on Friday, this week marked a very big change in my life, making the move from full time employment to full time self employed free lance. In other news, I also hung out with Thai celebs….: ...

Today was my last day at work, and I have been well and truly spoilt. From this amazing homemade card: To Cake: To lunch out: To presents: Which couldn’t be more meaningful – they were so excited about the Dusty and Socks cushion they found for me, and the necklace means relations and friendship and had this message attached to it “Are you...

My friends and I have started a tradition when it is one of our birthdays we treat ourselves and go for a meal at one of Bangkok’s more upmarket restaurants. Located on soi 31, the food at Appia is just simply divine. There is no other way to describe it. Owner and chef, Paolo, the son of a butcher grew up eating rustic home cooked meals, a philosophy he was...

What a week it has been – so many people came out to help me celebrate my birthday on Wednesday which was so much fun – turns out turning 21 isn’t so bad after all Let’s just hope it is not all down hill from here: ...

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