Skincare Sunday

It had been a while since I graced my local Sephora with my presence so I popped it to pick up a few new skincare bits yesterday. I needed an evening moisturiser and cleanser. Here’s what I ended up getting: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser 50ml 600THB Fresh isn’t a brand I’ve tried before although it…

Origins Original Skin™ Matte Moisturizer with Willowherb

Living in a permanently warm environment and having oily skin means that keeping the sweaty sheen at bay is a constant battle! I was really disappointed recently after reading a great review of the MAC Oil Control Lotion from Rachael over at Helpless Whilst Drying that sounded like it might be the perfect weapon in…

Christmas in the Maldives

We decided to spend Christmas 2017 in the Maldives. It wasn’t my idea, it was my husbands and I have to say its probably one of his best yet. As it was a ‘once in a lifetime’ holiday, we decided to go the whole hog and book a jacuzzi water villa at the Meeru Island Resort…

Brotherhood of the World

I was recently nominated for the Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award by the Azra over at Simple Serenity. Firstly somewhat of a disclaimer, I’m not great at doing award posts (I find I’m not great at actually writing about myself…weird I know given my ability to wax lyrical about a cleanser or boutique hotel)…

Gin & Kindles ~ A Spectacular Airbnb in Phuket

The second part of our Phuket holiday was during the late King of Thailand’s funeral and we weren’t really sure of the implications of that so thought it was a good opportunity to hole up in an Air BnB somewhere. The price of accommodation in Phuket through Airbnb is amazing and there is plenty to…

Santhiya Revisited

If pure unadulterated relaxation and spectacular views are what you’re after then look no further than the Santhiya Resort on Koh Yao Yai. We actually visited this hotel two years ago, which you can read about here, but decided to head back with my parents for four days during October half term as part of…

Angkor Wat & Siem Reap, Cambodia

One of my aims since last summer was to visit a few more of the incredible places that are right on our doorstep. Hanoi in September blew me away so when we had another long weekend in October we hopped on a plane to Cambodia (flying time, just over an hour from Bangkok) to visit…

Review ~ Hilocks Hotel and Spa, Siem Reap

We stayed at the Hilocks Hotel and Spa when we visited Siem Reap in October. As well as it getting great reviews and looking lovely, my main reasons for picking it were that it was a little out of town so peaceful but had a regular shuttle into the centre, it had a lovely pool…

Travels Moments of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect on what really has been an awesome year. We’ve travelled to some incredible places, fallen in love with most of them, and had lots of amazing visitors who, even after three years in Bangkok, continue to come and see us. We really are so…

The Ultimate Christmas Q&A

I read the Ultimate Christmas Q + A over on the lovely Life of Angela and thought I would give it a go. I don’t usually do these sort of posts but I enjoyed reading Angela’s so I hope you’ll enjoy reading mine and if you fancy doing it yourself, it’s not too late! What…

A Very Bangkok Christmas

Anyone who assumes just because Thai people don’t celebrate Christmas it’s not really a thing here would be massively mistaken. Bangkok seriously goes to town on Christmas, like big time. The malls are insanely decorated, it’s like fairy lights have been spewed over the city and the festive tunes are pumping all over the place….

A Quick Singapore Weekend

We just had a quick weekend jaunt to Singapore to catch up with friends and meet a new family member! One of the best things about living in Bangkok is being able to get to so many other places in just a short flight. I love Singapore and every time I go I like it…