If you search The Spirit House on this website you’ll find a lot of entries. It is without a doubt my absolute favourite place to eat here on the Sunshine Coast. I’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve eaten here… Read More

So anyways, we got talking to Mark – remember I told you about him? From our foodie walking tour in Georgetown? He was telling us about the durian and how during the season people come from everywhere – and I mean everywhere… Read More

I rarely do these wordless Wednesday things, but when you have a heap of photos of orchids that you can’t decide which to feature… well, that calls for a post where the photos do the talking. The thing is, it’s Thursday, I’m… Read More

If I had to choose my desert island dish it would be this one – Hainanese Chicken Rice. I remember the first time I tried it. It was March 1992, my 25th birthday and I was in Singapore with the man who would… Read More

If the best way to explore a city is on foot, and if the best way to learn about it is through the stories that aren’t in the Lonely Planet guide, and if the best way to know it’s people is through… Read More

I’ve already shown you some street art, but now let’s take a walk through the heritage zone… Fort Cornwallis The first stop on our heritage walking tour is Fort Cornwallis. This was built by Francis Light, the guy who came to Penang… Read More

The last time that we were in Penang was in January 2008. That trip we stayed right on the beach up in Batu Ferringhi. I recall walking into our hotel room and crying. Rather than the refurbished family room we’d requested and… Read More

Soon after British colonisation, Singapore was divided up according to different ethnic groups: European Town Chinese Chulia, who were migrants from certain regions of the Indian sub-continent. Arab, Malays and the Bugis, who were an ethnic group from Sulawesi Kampong Glam and… Read More

I’m on holidays and, as such, I wasn’t going to post today. While you’ll need to wait until I’m home for the lowdown on Penang, I can manage a few street art pics from my iPad. These are all in and around… Read More

I’d planned another Nigella Diaries update today, but in the early hours of Tuesday morning, I woke to a BBC news update on my phone. The fact that I woke in the middle of the night isn’t unusual – I’m a dreadful… Read More