Whining and dining: Baby-led weaning essentials and where to buy in Hong Kong!

A little while ago, Baby T-T reached the grand old age of six months, which meant one thing, and one thing only chez nous – dinner time! And while less impressive than his big bro’s first forays into food (which … Continue reading

What’s in a name? MooFish Discovery Bay family dining review

Accidental Tai-Tai Moofish Discovery Bay

Before I type a single word about Castelo Concepts‘ new Discovery Bay launch, MooFish, let’s address the elephant, or should I say, the utterly bizarre bovine-aquatic hybrid, in the room. Yep, that name. Oh, that name. Castelo’s naming policy is … Continue reading

Pilates for the totally clueless: feeling the burn at Flex Studio

Flex Studios Hong Kong

Dear abdominal muscles, I want to apologise to you for years and years of neglect. You’ve been there for me through thick and… Well, through lots of stuff, anyway. Holding me upright, generously accommodating my discovery of microwavable mug cake … Continue reading

Breastfeeding in Hong Kong – six make-your-life-easier buys

Nursing gear in HK

Top image courtesy of nursingbra-shop.co.uk As mum to two strapping (read: constantly hungry) boys, I have breastfed in some pretty unusual places: on a stool – and to quite the audience – in the centre of Ikea Shanghai, high in the … Continue reading

Seasonal Spice at Plateau Spa, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Brr. It’s DAMN cold outside in Hong Kong right now and, frankly, naysayers citing minus temperatures in other countries can get back in their (festively-decorated) boxes as far as I’m concerned. One word – heating. Hong Kong has none, meaning that … Continue reading

Looking for an Alibi: Spanish family Sunday brunch at Cordis, Mong Kok!

Accidental Tai-Tai Alibi Cordis Hotel Brunch

We recently headed over to Mong Kok and the newly rebranded Cordis Hotel (previously known as Langham Place) to test-drive Sunday brunch with the kids at Alibi – Wine, Dine, Be Social (to give it its full and cumbersome name).Alibi, as … Continue reading

Eat, drink and explore Tai O with kids: The definitive family guide!

Accidental Tai-Tai Tai O With Kids

As with seemingly anywhere in Asia that has canals, the internet optimistically proclaims the sleepy Lantau village of Tai O to be the “Venice of the Orient”. Hmm. So, while I don’t want to overstate Tai O’s charms, it does … Continue reading

Escape the city! Five Family Days Out Off Hong Kong Island

As a resident of the deepest wilds of the New Territories (well, Discovery Bay), I’m often on the lookout for things to do with my kids that don’t involve a trip to the Hong Kong hustle, and over the years, … Continue reading

COMPETITION CLOSED! Win family tickets to Hairy Maclary’s Cat Tales and The Witches, live in Hong Kong!

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART!   The good folks over at ABA Productions are responsible for bringing some of the coolest theatre productions to Hong Kong, with a particular focus on great kids’ entertainment. They’re … Continue reading

Sparadise Urban Retreat and Gallery review

As someone who loves to be pampered but is also a bit of a product junkie, it’s fair to say that I’m probably slathering WAY too many chemicals on my skin every day in the name of beauty. So when … Continue reading