Travels Moments of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect on what really has been an awesome year. We’ve travelled to some incredible places, fallen in love with most of them, and had lots of amazing visitors who, even after three years in Bangkok, continue to come and see us. We really are so…

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….

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…

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is a city in the north of Thailand, famed for its many temples, glorious food and chilled back vibe! In my three years in Thailand I have explored many islands and beach areas but had never made it up north so we took my parents with us and spent a few days exploring….

Thai Beauty ~ Srichand Luminescence Perfecting Powder

I really like the Srichand loose powders which I’ve talked about before. The Original is great at setting the under-eye and the Tanaka Gold makes a lovely face mask so when I came across a new Luminescence range from the brand in Boots I knew I had to give something a try. The range includes…

Review ~ 99 The Heritage Hotel, Chiangmai

Back in February we went up to Chiangmai for a few days with my parents. As the only one who had visited before, my husband chose 99 The Heritage Hotel as he had a good experience in their sister hotel on a previous trip. It was just under £90 a room per night. This beautiful boutique…

Bangkok Daily ~ March 2017

Life as an expat is never boring. 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…

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…

Review ~ Marriott, Hua Hin

A few weeks ago we headed down to the Marriott in Hua Hin for the weekend with some friends and our garish inflatables. We got a taxi down to the mainland  seaside resort town which cost around 5000 THB return and takes about 3 hours from central Bangkok. We got a great deal on our…

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…

Review ~ Sephora Pro Brushes

I have been needing to add some brushes to my stash for a while but a few things had been delaying my purchase. Firstly, I haven’t been able to find a wide variety of decent brushes here in Bangkok, we have MAC and Sephora but that is about it. Granted I could buy online but…

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…