The Long Absence

I’m sat here thinking about why I haven’t blogged since March and to be honest there really are a million reasons but as I’m trying to put them into words they just sound like excuses but here goes… April was spent travelling, in May, school got really busy and then my Grandfather passed away and…

Bangkok Daily ~ February 2018

I’ve lived in Bangkok for over three years now. On one hand, it feels like forever, on the other I still feel like I arrived yesterday. We’ve just committed to another two-years on our current contract which will take us through to June 2020. Although that’s only two years aways something about 2020 sounds like…

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…

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….

Monday, Monday…

Seriously…where did October go?…and how is it November tomorrow? To say it’s been a hectic month would be a bit of an understatement. The past weeks have flown by in a flurry of friends, family and trips to Cambodia and Phuket. It’s been awesome but has left me decidedly behind on the blogging front so…

Bangkok Daily ~ September 2017

Being an expat has its ups and downs. It can be hard being so far from home and despite being over three years into expat life, it doesn’t get easier! But the good times far outweigh the bad for me which is why it didn’t take me long to think of Bangkok as home. When…

Catchup

So sorry I haven’t blogged in ages, the last weeks of term at school are always crazy busy and this year it was no exception. If anything this year was actually crazier as we have had a number of close friends leaving Bangkok so we’ve had non-stop parties and celebrations for weeks which of course…

Bangkok Daily ~ March 2017

I feel like I am so behind with my posts. I have lots planned to round up my Australia series, document my time in Chiangmai and Khao Lak as well as a few restaurant and beauty reviews but as per usual everyday life is getting in the way and whilst I felt like I was…

Review ~ Patissez, Bangkok

Patissez is a restaurant originally from Canberra, Australia which opened it’s first Thailand branch just off Sukhumvit 39 a few months ago. Patissez is famous for its FreakShakes (a trademarked term I’ll have you know!) so I went with some friends to check it out. The decor is nice and the restaurant has a funky, airy…

Steve McCurry Exhibition

Steve McCurry is an American photographer best known for the iconic Afghan Girl portrait that graced the cover of National Geographic in 1984. He has travelled extensively through Asia, his photos often capturing the harrowing effects of war on both people and places. Until March 14th, his lifetime of work is being exhibited here in…

Be the pebble that starts the ripple…

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen back in October I got all ‘fan girl’ upon meeting polar explorer Sir Robert Swan who came to speak at the school I work at as part of an academic Global Learner Conference. The Mission of Robert Swan’s 2041 organisation is: to inspire, stimulate and…

Review ~ Mövenpick Siam, Pattaya

Preparing for a Princess to visit your workplace is pretty stressful yet a seriously incredible, once in a lifetime experience. Needless to say, when said event was over I needed a weekend away. I am sure I’ll offend someone when I say that I strongly dislike Pattaya, it just isn’t the place for me but…