Zak’s Discovery Bay: Family Food Beside The Seaside

Zaks 2

Given that I somehow find myself a resident of this bewildering corner of Hong Kong, it’s a wonder that I haven’t written about Zak’s before now. I think I just kind of assumed that people would already know that it’s … Continue reading

Sqooll activity pack review: themed fun for Hong Kong’s crafty kids

Getting crafty with sqooll

I’m going to admit that, in these dark days of Pinterest mood boards, scrapbooking, and Instagramming your child’s every scribble and pat-a-cake, that I, The Accidental Tai-Tai, am FAILING as a mother. I actively dislike almost everything to do with cutting, sticking, … Continue reading

Chuan Yu Facial review at Chuan Spa, Langham Place Hotel, Mong Kok


Schooldays… the happiest days of your life, so they say. (‘They’ also say that possession is nine-tenths of the law, which is clearly a pretty dubious legal position, and so I wouldn’t set much store in ‘their’ advice, tbh). Well, … Continue reading

Everything is awesome! Specialist LEGO stores in Hong Kong

Lego Stores in Hong Kong

I’ll admit that one of my very early thoughts on discovering my pregnancy with Baby T-T (after the initial “Oh my God!” and “WHOA! Schools cost HOW MUCH?!”) was “Hooray! This means I’ll legitimately get to play with Lego again!” There’s … Continue reading

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


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!


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


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)…

Smart Mama

… 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!


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