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...

Happy Easter! I hope you’ve all had a lovely day I have spent the weekend in Leeds with my family and had Easter egg for breakfast and roast turkey for lunch! Well until my computer and camera decided they too deserved a day off and refused to play ball when I was trying to download my photos last night! So I’m a little late with my usual weekly post. I’ve...

One of my favourite things about being back in England is having the chance to experience proper seasons again. Bangkok has 3 seasons: wet, hot and cold (although do take “cold” with a pinch of salt). But there is no snow (which probably we should all be grateful for – something will have gone terribly wrong with the world if it were to suddenly...

Given I was determined to actually keep to my New Years Resolutions this year, I thought I would try and keep track on how I am doing. I know it’s only the beginning of April, but I also know from past experience in various things that if you don’t keep a track of things and accountable to both yourself and others that’s when things fall by the wayside....

I’ve written before about what made me move to Bangkok, and even went one better and shared my story with one of the UK’s most popular monthly magazines, Cosmopolitan. The sadness of my whole little story happened two years ago to this very day. For such a long time I wondered if I would ever truly be happy again, but I think I can say two years on that...

The rain might have been coming down fast and heavy for the last two days, but the clocks went forward last night, it’s almost Easter and I now have two weeks to solidly concentrate on my writing Happy days indeed!! But the highlight of my week was catching up with my school friend Oliver, who was my first boyfriend when I was 11 – neither...

Tuba was one of the first bars I tried when I moved to Bangkok, and it’s one of the places I usually take visitors. I took them a while ago now, but the photos I got with Tom and Stina remain my favourite ones from here. Plus I am thinking about a change in hairstyle, so it’s kinda nice to remember what I look like with long hair (and a tan!) again. Once...

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