Opera House, Hanoi

Travel // Vietnam [Part One – 5 Things to Experience in Hanoi] {August 2019}

Hanoi is a real shock to the system, it's noisy, chaotic and can be a maze to get around. From the crazy moped drivers to the constant honking of horns. But it has a real charm to it once you adjust and there are some lovely gems to be discovered. You'll even master crossing the …

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Spa at Telunas Private Island Resort, Indonesia (Image courtesy of Telunas Beach Resort)

Travel // 11 Island Holidays just a Short Hop Away from Singapore, South East Asia {2019}

Not many people know this (myself included before we moved here) but Singapore is actually the perfect base for some relaxing island hopping holidays. There are 100s of beautiful islands which can be reached by boat from this city island. We've been lucky enough to escape to a few of them but there are lots …

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Travel // A Weekend Escape to Sea Gypsy Island Village Resort, Mersing, Malaysia {2019}

Now that we live in Singapore we feel a bit removed from nature. Everything here is so clean and pristine. Back in the UK we would pack up our bell tent, fairy lights and all our accessories (my husband would complain but it's got to look right, haha) and head off at a moments notice …

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Travel // 17 Things to Do in Singapore when your Parents are Visiting {2019}

Parents coming to stay? Not sure where to take them this time? Already exhausted your fail proof list; including Marina Bay Sands, The Night Zoo and everything in between. Yes I've been there, especially as my parents come with a long list of demands including... a little culture, air-con is a bonus, not too far …

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Travel // Getting Muddy at Bollywood Veggies, Kranji Countryside, Singapore {2019}

Back in England our weekends would be filled with walks in the muddy British countryside. The wellies would always be ready and waiting in the boot room for their next adventure. One thing I've noticed about kids in Singapore is that they just don't get muddy. Our shoes are always clean. So on the bank …

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Travel // 3 Things to See on a Day Trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia {2018}

We were recently invited to attend a Chinese wedding up on the coast by Kuala Lumpur. So we took advantage of the situation and planned a short weekend trip away from Singapore. We have some friends that live in town too, so they hooked us up with some place to visit. There wasn't loads to …

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Tiong Bahru, Singapore

Travel // Why you need to visit Tiong Bahru, Singapore {2018}

Back when we lived in England I fell in love with a little village called Shere in the deepest Surrey Hills. I would visit every few weeks for lunch or a walk around the woodlands with the kids and always a stop at the quintessentially English sweet shop. When we landed in Singapore I was …

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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Travel // 9 Things to do on a Weekend in Singapore {2018}

We've been fortunate to have lots of visitors this year. It's been such a pleasure showing people around the town we're lucky enough to call home, Singapore. What's been really interesting is watch each of these visitors carve out their own experience and view of Singapore. Each one has had a different experience, my brother …

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Travel // Weekend Escape from Singapore to Rawa Island, Malaysia {2018}

This past week we had some friends from the UK come to visit us. They've been to Singapore before about 8 years ago and wanted to go on a little adventure to break up this trip but without boarding another aeroplane. So we hatched a plan to drive up into Malaysia to one of the …

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Life // The 11 Home Truths about being an Expat in Singapore

It's almost a year since we moved to Singapore so thought it would be fun to share some of the things people normally just don't tell you before you move here. Be prepared... a glass of wine will cost the same as a bottle in most other countries. And lets not even talk about spirits. …

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