So anyways, by now you all know that I’ve made a bit of a sea-change – to the Sunshine Coast. What you mightn’t know (largely because I’ve been sneakily developing content for it in the background) is that I’ve created a sister site… Read More

As part of our quest to buy local wherever possible, we took ourselves off to Hinterland Harvest Markets at Woombye last Saturday morning. It was a drizzly morning, but the produce was fabulous – as were the stallholders – and before we… Read More

Thanks to my little bout of whatever it was (I still blame the spring roll, but hubby thinks my symptoms were more like that of a migraine) we didn’t get out and about too much in Bangkok this trip – well, certainly… Read More

Twelve minutes. It doesn’t sound like much. It’s three and half pop songs. That’s how long it takes me to drive to Mooloolaba Beach each morning. From there I walk – some days down to the lighthouse, some days in the opposite… Read More

  This post was originally published in 2013 on our previous visit to Bangkok. Given, though, that we re-visited Jim Thompson House this year, I’m re-posting…with new pics. ‘Jim Thompson?’ my husband asked, ‘who the flip is Jim Thompson?’ Ok, he didn’t… Read More

The biggest water fight in the world. The streets are filled with guns – but not the kind that can cause you any harm. These guns use water as ammunition – and there’s certainly plenty of that around. Giant barrels full of… Read More

As this goes to press, I’ll have been in Thailand for a few days, but I can’t finish the week without wrapping up our 6 days in Hoi An. This fabulous little town is quite easily one of the prettiest places I’ve… Read More

Everyone says Vietnam is fabulous for food – and by goodness, everyone is right. It is. Here’s my pick of the dishes you must try. Pho This is possibly Vietnam’s national dish – it’s also one that’s guaranteed to make you feel… Read More

I have these rules in place that mean that I can pretty well eat most things when travelling in Asia and not get sick. They’re simple rules: Do your research – trip advisor is pretty reliable if you know how to read… Read More

Thongs, jandals, flip-flops – whatever you call them, they’re not great footwear for practising tai-chi on the top deck of a boat. It’s just after 6am, and the air is cool and misty in Halong Bay. Four of us have gathered on… Read More