Duty Free Spree


Brands here in Thailand can be significantly more expensive than in other parts of the world, the U.K. included so I keep a list of products to pick up when I’m in Duty Free at the airport. My list tends to included staple beauty items that I already know are slightly cheaper to purchase there, as well as things that I want to check out and decide if they’re for me or not! Of course there are usually a few things that ‘accidentally’ wind up in my basket… Continue reading

Charlotte Tilbury Part III


No visit back to the UK is complete for me now without a quick stop at the Charlotte Tilbury counter. We had so little time at home it wasn’t looking like it was going to happen but the night before we flew back to Bangkok I managed to find 20 minutes to pop into Selfridges (queue huge sigh of relief). I have bought product on two previous occasions and loved everything I’ve bought. I had a few products in mind to look at but ended up plumping for a lipstick from the new Hot Lips range and a black kohl pencil. Continue reading

Review ~ Aleenta, Phuket


This weekend we headed to the beach for some R&R. Yes, I know, anyone who keeps up with my travels on Instagram will know we just got back from the UK and Spain but I had a holiday day to take so we headed to Phuket, more specifically to the Aleenta Resort & Spa. I can take no responsibility at all for finding this hotel, I was at work so it was all down to the other half – in his own words he stumbled across it on Agoda. Continue reading

Hong Kong

Hong Kong(This is a post I began writing in May and never got around to finishing- see Excuses Excuses here  – anyway I finally pulled my finger out so here it is.)

For the first part of our two week Songkran holiday way back in April, we headed to Hong Kong with my parents and met up with my aunt and cousin who were flying in from Singapore. We flew  with Hong Kong Airlines from Bangkok and got ourselves straight onto the train link into the city. Thankfully my dad had been planning this trip for months so knew exactly how to get around as none of us had ever visited before! Continue reading

Crown Lanta Revisited

REVISITEDIt has been a very busy month – between visitors, holidays and work I genuinely don’t know where the past 6 weeks have gone. Well I do…mainly eating, drinking and holidaying but that’s besides the point. I have so much to fill you in on but today I wanted to tell you about one of the hotels we stayed at during or Songkran break with my parents.

We had stayed at the Crown Lanta on Koh Lanta back in February 2015 with some friends (you can read about that here) and had a really great time so when I was perusing hotels for somewhere to stay with my folks in April, this hotel was one of the first I checked out for good deals. It had some great prices as April is going into the low season here in Thailand. They had rooms starting from around £35 but we plumped for pool access rooms for just £50 a night – bargain. Continue reading