The big photo wall reveal.

We are not allowed to hang anything on the walls as we rent our condo (that’s what they’re called here!) so I have had to be creative in getting artwork and pictures into the apartment. A few weeks ago I told you I was working on a photo wall, well last night after finally buying…

Two things from yesterday.

The process of taking taxis to and from the supermarket is simply a pain. We don’t have a supermarket within walking distance, just lots of 7/11’s which basically just stock ‘plastic’ food and the markets which being truthful I haven’t been brave enough to properly shop in yet, so its something we have endured. That was…

Visitors!

We haven’t had any visitors yet so on Sunday evening we were super excited to meet up with Dave’s cousin and his wife who were in town for a few days. We took them to our usual sky bar haunt at the top of the Marriott hotel in Thong Lo, The Octave, for some sundowner…

Alternative Temples.

We went to see a different sort of Temple on Friday night.  A few weeks ago I mentioned Belle & Sebastian were in town along with some other bands for a 2 day gig but on our quest to save money this month we decided not to get tickets for either night…however late on Friday…

A weeks update.

It’s been a pretty quiet week here. We’ve been trying to not spend much money as we have friends arriving in a week (ridiculously excited) and we’re off to Krabi, Koh Lanta and Koh Ngai, so my week has mainly involved sitting by the pool and reading! We’ve been eating cheaply this week, mainly from the…

Great reads.

I love to read but in England the only time I ever really had to settle down with a good book was on holiday. My family and I used to get through a ridiculous amount of books on holidays, we used to have to initial the inside covers so we would know which titles we’d already read!…

Review ~ The Hansar Hotel

“Hansar” means “to be in the moment of full joy and happiness” in Thai; that sounds like the perfect place to spend Valentine’s! Dave’s colleagues had bought us a night at The Hansar as a wedding present and given our usual nonchalant attitude towards Valentine’s we were really looking forward to an evening away. We took…

Happy Valentines Day!

Today we are off to the Hansar Hotel for Valentine’s. Dave’s colleagues booked it as a wedding present which was a lovely surprise! We usually don’t make a big deal of Valentines as my birthday is only the week before so it will be really nice to be staying in a gorgeous hotel tonight. I…

Review ~ ROAST

Sometimes, despite being surrounded by the most incredible, aromatic, tasty food, you just want some meat. Proper meat. Last night for a friends birthday we went to Roast, a restaurant in Thong Lor that a few people have raved about for brunch but no one had tried for dinner. Located on Soi 13 in the popular…

A Thai birthday meal.

Last night we were lucky enough to have some proper home cooked Thai food. Our lovely maid surprised me yesterday with a huge Tupperware full of chicken and cashew nuts (Gai Phad Med Mamuang) and another of sticky rice. She had cooked for me as a birthday present, how amazing is that! I didn’t think I…

What a weekend…

It finally arrived; I turned 30 on Saturday…and where better to celebrate than on a beautiful tropical island in Thailand with a gaggle of mates. It was supposed to be a surprise but as those of you who know me know, I hate surprises! We set off in mini buses at 2.45pm on Friday; destination Koh…

Just another year older…

The plan had always been New York and Prada for my 30th. Obviously that was before we moved to Thailand and everything changed somewhat. As my milestone birthday approached I had to reconsider what I wanted. I no longer had as much need for the much coveted Prada tote I have gazed at for years or…