England has been pretty cold this week, but we finally had about an hour’s worth of proper snow – I had forgotten just how pretty it looked (and also how ugly it is when it starts to melt and turns to slush): ...

I was looking through some old photos, and stumbled across these little gems and remembered that I have yet to blog about The Golden Mount, despite visiting it quite some time ago! ***Warning – photo heavy blog post coming up*** The Golden Mount was somewhere I had been keen to visit in Bangkok for a while and I heard it showed the most beautiful views of Bangkok,...

Glass half full or half empty? I was totally blown away by all of the feedback I received on my post yesterday. I really didn’t mean to write the post in a woe is me kind of way although I can now see with hindsight that’s how it came across. It literally just came out from a suggestion on twitter and I felt kind of bad reading all of the comments, even...

I am pretty active on twitter. I spend quite a lot of time by myself, so I find it a good way of being able to interact with people. One such thread on discussion this morning was why did no one ever write a post on “10 things that worry me right now”, so with a little encouragement from my friend Nuwan, I thought I would give it a go: 1. That I have no...

My week has felt really festive this week complete with three advent calendars to open (thanks Mum, Elaine and Alison), putting up our Christmas tree and the first proper snow today I have seen for three years) – sadly not enough for any decent photos, but apparently more is on the way. This is the first Christmas tree that my mum’s cat Sassy has seen...

I am so excited that it’s advent tomorrow – I can’t wait to start opening my advent calendars (yes plural – I am on Santa’s good list this year). I also got to go to the Wirral this week to see my Nana (we had our first mince pie of the season together) and had lunch with my friend Chris who I “met” via twitter. All in all,...

As has probably been evident from a few of my posts since being back in England, there are many things I am really enjoying during my time at home. Slowly but surely, there are some things I am starting to miss about Bangkok. But is the grass always greener? Meet Claire: “It gets dark by five o’clock here in London, and I am wearing at least three more...

The weather has finally turned this week in England, and it’s started to feel more than a little chilly. But this brings good things with it as well – awesome sunsets during my evening runs and coal fires! You certainly don’t get the latter in Bangkok! ...

I hate my hair. It’s the bane of my life. Oh how I wish I had the long flowing silky locks that all of the lovely Thai ladies do. It’s thick, curly frizzy and mostly looks a real mess. Those good hair days people allude to? I just never seem to have them. I thought it […]

As lovely as being back in the UK is, especially being able to spend quality time with friends, family and fresh air, there are a few things that I have become conscious of since being back which have reminded me about some of the reasons of why I love being an expat and living in the Big Mango: 1. Public Transport Public transport is soooooo expensive in the UK....

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