I’m feeling much more settled now in the UK – baths, ovens, fresh air and the countryside are now feeling the norm rather than a novelty (the Roast Lamb I have just popped into the oven already is starting to smell amazing). Now I’ve had a couple of weeks at home chilling out with my mum, I’ve started to catch up with some friends this week...

This week I needed to go to Liverpool to renew my passport. As great as it is travelling around Asia, the visa for most countries takes up an entire page in a passport, and so they tend to fill up rather quickly. I opted for the premium same day service, which meant that I had four hours to kill while I waited. I was born in Liverpool, but grew up on the Wirral, so...

I am often asked what is the best way of meeting people in Bangkok and my answer is always twitter. I joined twitter as soon as I moved to Bangkok, but rarely used to tweet – everyone from Bangkok seemed to know each other, and I was initially too shy to join in and start chatting. I wish I had started tweeting sooner, as it’s how I now know all of my...

I can’t believe that I haven’t even been back in England yet for two weeks – it feels like a lot longer, although I have been Face timing a lot of my friends in Bangkok this week. I’ve had another lovely and quiet week. I’ve been going out for walks everyday, managing to keep up with all of my work back in Bangkok and I am enjoying...

Since moving to Bangkok two and a half years ago, I have tried to make the most of my time off and see as much of the city, and the rest of Thailand as I can. My former American boss was obsessed with the UK and would always ask me had I been to this place or that place, and my answer was usually no. It made me realise how little of my home country I had actually...

Since moving to Thailand, I have become heavily reliant on twitter as a way of coming up with the football news from England. As a lifelong Everton fan, I was so happy when they played in Bangkok towards the end of July (even if we did lose) – it was great to go to a match and watch live football again. I then began tweeting with the supporters club for Chonburi...

Olive first opened in Bangkok around 12 years ago and has since been housed in various different locations and at one point had six branches. Owned and run by Elena Karoumpi, Olive is now on Ekamai 12, about 500 metres into the soi. Step inside the restaurant and there is no mistaking what kind of a feast you are in for – the blue and white décor made me...

I am now back in England for a little bit, but sadly True got a little over excited about freezing my internet and cut me off on Sunday rather than Monday, hence no week in pictures last week. Given that my last week in Bangkok was too good to glaze over, I decided to do two weeks today – the contrast between my life in Bangkok and my life in England is pretty...

My favourite way to spend a Sunday in Bangkok after a long sleep in and chill out by the pool is to catch up with friends and share what we have been up to that week and all of the latest gossip. My friends and I have noticed though that there is a definite gap between us finishing brunch to when the rooftop bars open – sundowners are just the perfect way to...

Two things I love are exploring and my iPhone (the latter being one that all of my friends will testify to). Despite Bangkok having the benefit of public transport like the BTS skytrain and despite it being very humid at the moment, one of my favourite ways to explore the city and discover new places is by walking. I therefore love going on walking tours, and even...

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