Tag: Travel


Okay, I need to talk about Taupo, but it’s been a long day in the day job and I still need to write 2000 words to stay on track for my end of the first draft deadline for Christmas at Curlew Cottage…. Read More

Fraser Island

The last time we came to Fraser Island was in May 1994 – a day trip from Surfers Paradise where we’d been honeymooning. Yes, that long ago. I remember bits and pieces from that day. I remember the guide telling us that… Read More

My Aussie travel bucket list…

I’ve decided that we need to see more of Australia. Maybe we’ve reached that age – the whole adventure before dementia thing. The problem with travelling in Australia is cost. It’s bloody expensive to fly from one side of the country to… Read More

Jim Thompson House…

  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

Songkran – the biggest water fight in the world…

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

It’s a wrap: Hoi An

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

10 dishes you must try in Vietnam

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

The dodgy spring roll was the culprit…

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

Halong Bay…

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

Red Bridge Cooking School

  It’s no secret that I like to travel. Regular readers of this blog will also be aware that I like to cook. Put the two together and I’m a tad partial to doing the odd foodie thing when on holidays. And… Read More