Gin & Kindles ~ A Spectacular Airbnb in Phuket

The second part of our Phuket holiday was during the late King of Thailand’s funeral and we weren’t really sure of the implications of that so thought it was a good opportunity to hole up in an Air BnB somewhere. The price of accommodation in Phuket through Airbnb is amazing and there is plenty to…

Santhiya Revisited

If pure unadulterated relaxation and spectacular views are what you’re after then look no further than the Santhiya Resort on Koh Yao Yai. We actually visited this hotel two years ago, which you can read about here, but decided to head back with my parents for four days during October half term as part of…

The Ultimate Christmas Q&A

I read the Ultimate Christmas Q + A over on the lovely Life of Angela and thought I would give it a go. I don’t usually do these sort of posts but I enjoyed reading Angela’s so I hope you’ll enjoy reading mine and if you fancy doing it yourself, it’s not too late! What…

Australia: The Purchases

I was really looking forward to shopping in Australia. It’s a country that I often looked at for inspiration when working in homeware and retail so the interiors lover in me was excited. I was also excited by the prospect of normal sized clothes and a huge choice of swimwear – both of which are lacking…

Planning: Bali

I am well aware that we are very lucky to have the incredible holidays that we do. Trust me, I am. It blows my mind on the last day of term, the last day of every term when my Facebook feed is frenetic with all the incredible places around the world that our expat friends and colleagues are…

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…

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…

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,…

October 2015

Well, I think I can safely say this month has been the craziest, busiest month ever. I can’t believe its nearly November already! To recap on why this month has been a bit mad, in case you missed it…the first fortnight of the month I was back in the UK, catching up with friends, eating…

Review ~ Indigo Pearl, Phuket

Rest and relaxation was all we wanted for the long weekend so we packed a bag and headed off after work on Friday to Phuket. One of the main things that attracted us to a life in Thailand and specifically Bangkok was how quickly you could be on an island or in another nearby country….

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…