In Love with Oz

We spent an amazing Christmas and New Year in Australia. It was my first time to Australia, my husband was born there but hasn’t been back since leaving when he was a year old so we deliberated hard about what and where we wanted to be. In the end, our trip was dictated by two things…firstly,…

Heaven on Earth

I am still swaying slightly after spending three nights and four days at sea on seriously the most incredible trip I have ever been on. We saw dolphins, sharks and stingrays and swam with turtles yesterday morning – I am still giddy! We are now in Rockhampton after driving from Airlie Beach yesterday afternoon (ticking…

Down under for Christmas 

Merry Christmas everyone! I write this whilst sitting overlooking the turquoise sea in the stunning Whitsundays in Australia where we are lucky enough to be spending the holidays! We’ve had a brief time in Brisbane which we loved and are up here to board a catamaran for three days tomorrow! I’m not going to blog…

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 ~ Baan Saitara Villas, Koh Samui

A few weeks ago we flew to Koh Samui for a few days. Flying direct with Bangkok Air is more expensive than doing the Nok Fly N Ferry option but in theory should save you about half a day each way – when you’re only going for four days this was precious time. We usually…

Gin & Blue Sky

Our three-week July visit back to the UK was as hectic and fabulous as ever although we were actually only in England for six days. We spent the rest of the time indulging in too much gin, eating our body weight in seafood and sitting on the beach in Spain. Much of my childhood was spent…

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…

Hong Kong

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….

Crown Lanta Revisited

It has been a very busy month – between visitors, holidays and work I genuinely don’t know where the past six weeks have gone. Well, I do…mainly eating, drinking and holidaying but that’s beside the point. I have so much to fill you in on but today I wanted to tell you about one of…

Here, There and Everywhere.

Apologies for the lack of posts recently but my parents are here for three weeks meaning we’ve been super busy as well as travelling here, there and everywhere. I will do some proper posts about where we’ve been and what we’ve been getting up to but in a nutshell here it is…Bangkok staycation, Hong Kong,…

How Do You Plan Yours?

Yesterday was spent on the sofa surrounded by travel guides and lists, utilising Safari on both my phone and laptop, organising our Thai holiday for when my parents visit in April. We are heading to Hong Kong for four nights during the first week of the holiday leaving us time to visit the beach for some downtime…

Koh Samed ~ A Weekend in Pictures

This weekend was a long one here in Thailand due to the Kings birthday. So we headed off to Koh Samed, the closest island to Bangkok, with a gang of mates to celebrate one of our own birthdays, #chidellsthirty. The weekend was a riot of glow paint, scooters, buckets, beaches and sunsets; it was ace….