Eyeko & Urban Decay

Since moving to Thailand my makeup regime has become much quicker. My reasons being that it’s so hot it runs off plus when I have a tan I never think I need as much! I am someone who very much enjoys doing my makeup and can happily spend an hour blending and buffing but now my daily routine is…

The New ‘hood.

On Friday evening we went to meet a friend in Phra Khanong, which will soon be our new neighbourhood, for drinks and dinner. Dave has been out there before but I haven’t so it was good to have a wander and visit some of the places that will probably become regular haunts! We went to…

There’s a Storm Brewin’

As I mentioned a few days ago the rainy season is approaching and some of the skies we are seeing are seriously impressive. I took these pictures of the ominous skies on Thursday evening just before the heavens opened! The thunder and lightening that accompanied the storm was amazing.

Touching Base.

So life has been a bit hectic lately which has significantly hindered my blogging – no excuse I know! Apologies for the lack of posts and updates on life here in Bangkok. Here is a quick rundown of what’s been going on: New condo ~ Yay – we found a flat which we move into on the…

A Little Bit of What You Fancy.

We often get asked what we miss most, aside from friends and family obviously. Certain things always spring to mind, for me fish fingers and Galaxy Minstrels, for Dave it’s cheese. My parents brought us out a huge haul of goodies when they visited, which to be honest is a post in itself but in it…

Review ~ Peppina

On Saturday we had a yearning to eat somewhere new. I had read about Peppina on BK Magazine and heard about it from friends but knew it was a long shot trying to book a table at a restaurant that notoriously has week long waiting lists for tables and is consistently fully booked. Well it was our…

Goodbyes.

Saying goodbye is truly the worst thing about living on the other side of the world. We had the most amazing 2 weeks with my parents and I can’t wait for them to visit again, we’re already planning on doing some proper island hopping with them next time, but actually saying goodbye at the departure…

Our Last Day of Wats.

My parents last day in Bangkok had come around way too quick and we were determined to make the most of it so we took the boat down the Chaophraya to Wat Pho and Wat Arun. As I’ve mentioned before Wat Arun is undergoing some serious restoration and is covered in scaffolding so we walked…

The Hottest Day in 55 Years

After the chaos of the Grand Palace the day before and the prediction of it being the hottest day in Bangkok for 55 years (eeekk!), we thought we’d take my parents penultimate day a bit easier. We took the BTS to Phrom Phong which is only about 20 minutes from us to have a look at…

Jostling at the Grand Palace.

We promised my Dad some culture once the Songkran festival was over so the last few days of their time in Bangkok were spent visiting some of the most iconic sites in the city. We started with the Grand Palace, somewhere that I hadn’t yet visited either. Dave was back at school so we got…

Chatuchak Market.

No visit to Bangkok would be complete without a visit to the Chatuchak weekend market. With over 8,000 stalls spread over an area the size of 5 football pitches it is pretty epic and can be hideously overwhelming especially in the April temperatures but is well worth a visit! We haven’t been since August last…