First World Problems: The Accidental Tai-Tai’s Top 10 Travel Annoyances and Stresses

Having just enjoyed a very agreeable weekend away sans Baby and Mr T-T, avec a good friend (whose rather fabulous running blog is here), we both concur that living the expat life in Hong Kong can turn you into a bit of … Continue reading

Tokyo with kids… in the rain!

As a fair few friends are Tokyo-bound with their families over Chinese New Year, I thought I’d pop up this post that was originally published over at Sassy Mama HK after our trip to Japan last year. In it, I suggest my … Continue reading

5 things to love about a HK winter

1. It’s not really winter, is it? I mean, yes, it’s a bit parky but 14 degrees doesn’t really warrant a special cold weather warning from HK Observatory in my opinion. Man up, Hongkers – back home this would be … Continue reading

Expattery

One of the things that I like least of all about being an expat is the assumption – from other expats – that we are all the same. That our motivations, dreams, goals and hatreds all stem from the same … Continue reading

Disco Bay: the land that reality forgot

I’m not sure I can write anything that will better sum up this particularly odd little corner of Hong Kong where I now find myself. Let me have a go. Discovery Bay, AKA Disco Bay, AKA DB, AKA The Experiment … Continue reading

Asia v Europe?

Having now been away from Shangers and back in Europe for a little while, I’ve been asked quite a few times if I’d prefer to stay here rather than go back to Asia. After all, some of the many plus … Continue reading