A Country in Mourning.

It has been a very sad time for this country I am very lucky to call my home. As I’m sure many of you will have seen His Majesty King Bhumibol passed away on Thursday having reigned for 70 years. The much-revered king is seen as the father of Thailand and the country is shrouded in…

A Weekend In Singapore

Back in August, we had a long weekend for the Queen’s Birthday so we headed to Singapore to spend some time with my cousin and her husband. We had a fab time and have fallen in love with Singapore a little more! There was shopping (Sephora, Kikki K and Crate & Barrel), cocktails and a…

Charlotte Tilbury Part III

No visit back to the UK is complete for me now without a quick stop at the Charlotte Tilbury counter. We had so little time at home it wasn’t looking like it was going to happen but the night before we flew back to Bangkok I managed to find 20 minutes to pop into Selfridges (queue huge…

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…

Where Have I Been?

It’s been ages since I’ve blogged. A fact that has been gnawing away at the back of my mind for the past few months. It’s not that I’ve not been travelling. And it’s certainly not that I’ve ceased indulging in beauty products. But I do have a reason for my prolonged absence. I got a…

Review ~ W Hotel, Bangkok

Last weekend was my birthday but it was also Chinese New Year meaning hotel prices by the beach were astronomical. Instead, we had a two-day ‘staycation’ in Bangkok, at a hotel about 5km away from where we live. We chose the W Bangkok which I have seen reviewed by a few travel bloggers and on arrival…

Sunday Snaps

It’s Sunday and it’s Valentine’s Day – whatever you are up to I hope you’re having a fabulous day! I’ve had a very relaxed one; I went to the salon and had my nails done, I’ve finally got on top of some blogging I’ve been meaning to do and I’m catching up on First Dates and Shetland…

Excess Baggage

So despite my best intentions, my suitcase came back from the UK last month was heavier than it went. Thank god for BA excess baggage allowance. Naughty me. So here is a few of the things I bought and also received for Christmas… Real Techniques Blush Brush £9.99 I love the RT brushes so when I was…

I Got Chills…

This has been the strangest week weather-wise I have encountered in Bangkok. It got cold. Like, seriously cold (for Bangkok) dropping to just 15 degrees, in the north of Thailand temperatures around 10 degrees were recorded. Headlines have attributed 14 deaths in the country to the sudden decrease in temperature, soi dogs are clad in jumpers,…

Hello Weekend

This week has been an odd one. We had a long weekend which meant we had the day off on Monday, then we all had the day off yesterday for constitution day, throw into the mix a horrendous cold and it’s been quite strange. I spent the majority of Tuesday and Wednesday in bed or…

Loy Krathong

Wednesday was the annual Thai festival of Loy Krathong, meaning to give thanks to the water goddess amongst other things. This is one the most beautiful and spectacular festival I have witnessed since moving to this country, with thousands of Krathongs floating on the water and people, especially children, wearing stunning traditional dress. Yesterday evening…

Anantara Lawana ~ Revisited

On Friday afternoon we left school and headed straight for the airport to catch our flight to Koh Samui. We were spending the weekend at the Anantara Lawana where we spent our honeymoon in January 2015. If you missed my original review of the resort, you can find it here. If you follow me on Instagram…