Magic Mirror review: Hong Kong’s coolest kids hair salon

Before and After

I’m happy to say that Baby T-T seems to have inherited hair from my side of the gene pool, and I hope that this will be something he’ll be glad about in years to come, as Mr T-T tends – rather necessarily … Continue reading

The Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation Sunday Funday: clearing clutter for a great cause!

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Baby T-T and I have just started discussing the concept of appreciating the things that you have, rather than always wanting something new,  and it’s fair to say that his toy cupboard (actually, an insane HALF of our living room storage) … Continue reading

Hong Kong hustle to South African safari with kids at Madikwe Safari Lodge

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A couple of people recently asked me about our family safari last year and just how do-able an adventure holiday really is when you have a small person in tow! This post was first published on Sassy Mama HK after we visited … Continue reading

Smart Mama Voucher Book: save money (and buy cocktails instead)…

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… Ok, so I’m only half serious as fortunately, this rather cool voucher book has plenty of discounts on mum-friendly ‘activities’ (e.g. spas and booze), meaning no need to compromise the family funds for a good time to be had … Continue reading

Ryze Hong Kong review: the city’s first indoor trampoline park bounces into North Point!

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As you may have deduced if you’re a regular reader, The Accidental Tai-Tai doesn’t often like to break a sweat, particularly when there’s the option of cake-time instead of gym-time. With one exception… trampolines. There’s something about boinging around like … Continue reading

Studio Ghibli Layout Designs: Understanding the Secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki Animation @ Hong Kong Heritage Museum review

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For those with older kids, this review of the Studio Ghibli exhibition at the Heritage Museum is great – shared courtesy of Through The Looking Glass

http://rachttlg.com/2014/07/09/studio-ghibli-hong-kong-heritage-museum/

Originally posted on Through The Looking Glass:

Hong Kong Heritage Museum Studio Ghibli

Of all the museums in the city, I seem to find myself back at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum the most often (somewhat annoying, given it’s probably the one that’s also the furthest away from me!), and the latest exhibition to entice me over to the Shing Mun River was Studio Ghibli Layout Designs: Understanding the Secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki Animation. I can’t claim to be a devoted Hayao Miyazaki fan – but like everyone else, I love Spirited Away and think Totoro is really cute, so why not?!

Studio Ghibli Layout Designs Hong Kong Heritage MuseumSpirited Away room, from news.gov.hk

The Studio Ghibli Layout Designs exhibition comprises over 1,300 drawings from the animation process behind the films of Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki – from their earliest works on television shows like Heidi: A Girl Of The Alps and Sherlock Hound, right through to the studio’s latest film releases The Wind Rises (Miyazaki’s…

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Rosie Jean’s Café review: a Caine Road lunch spot with added playtime fun!

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After the excitement of a visit to the 1600 Pandas at a sweltering PMQ last week (in short: lots and lots of papier-mâché  pandas. Not sure what else I can say, really), our gang of four intrepid adventurers were in need of a drink and … Continue reading

“Thanks to my agent, my family, my cat, God…”The Accidental Tai-Tai wins a Liebster Award!

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“A what?” I hear you ask. Liebsters are awarded by fellow bloggers who want to share the love, and mine was given by the delightful Sharon of Jasmine and Ginger (who, if you don’t already read her blog, is a … Continue reading

Planes 2: Fire & Rescue launches in Hong Kong with an exhibit at Cityplaza, Taikoo Shing!

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If, like mine, your child is in thrall to the evil, cynical marketeers creative animation geniuses at Disney’s Pixar, it probably won’t have escaped your attention that Planes 2: Fire & Rescue is coming to HK at the end of … Continue reading

All aboard the Fireboat Alexander Grantham: exploring nautical Hong Kong at Quarry Bay Park

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What’s a Tai-Tai to do on the rare occasion that she actually has to tend to her own offspring? Well, Baby T-T and I recently found ourselves with a morning to spare between spa manicures (me) and Suzuki Method violin … Continue reading