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

Postnatal pampering: Restoring Mums Jamu massage and abdominal binding review

All images courtesy of Restoring Mums Ask a brand new mum how she’s doing, and you’ll most likely get the stock response, “Fine! Just a little bit tired”, accompanied by the sort of winsome smile that Princess Diana pretty much … Continue reading

Where to buy baby essentials in Hong Kong: a new and used top five!

So you’re having a baby — congratulations! Well, in amongst the less lovely aspects of pregnancy (nausea, tiredness, stretch marks and ALWAYS FEELING TOO DAMN HOT) are a couple of positives. One being the amazing shopportunities that a new addition to … Continue reading

Pregnancy cravings: Flawless pampering with a Pregnancy Skin Nourisher treatment

So as I may have mentioned in my last post, this weather isn’t doing my skin any favours at the moment. My arms and legs are drier than the Sahara, the Gobi and the Kalahari rolled into one. I could probably … Continue reading

Pregnancy cravings: All about that face with a Prescriptive facial at Glow Spa PLUS special reader discount!

Ok, so we may not quite be at the “let it snow” stage of cold quite yet, but the combination of chilly mornings, steaming showers and fan heaters has done my already nutrient-poor skin no favours at all. And that’s before we get started on … Continue reading

Pregnancy cravings: Brewing up natural skincare with Tea & Scones!

There are few things I like more than tea and scones. I am, after all, British, and therefore genetically programmed to knock back cups o’ char at a rate that would suggest the meaning of life lies at the bottom of a … Continue reading

Pregnancy cravings: maternity jeans at Mayarya

The Brit in me that dictates that – no matter how many years I spend in Asia – I’m secretly never happier than on “Big Coat Day”. This is that glorious day each autumn when the mercury finally drops below sweltering and I can happily throw … Continue reading