Life Lessons Learnt in Asia

November 16, 2018

As a teenage I used to read my youngest brother a book written by Laura Numeroff, "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie".

The story starts, "If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he'll probably ask you for a straw. When...

November 6, 2018

Some of the highlights of living abroad are the memories made when family comes to visit. It was June 2012 and my sister Megan, her best friend Coco, and my youngest brother Richard were coming to visit me in Thailand.As their trip overlapped my brother’s approaching 1...

February 13, 2018

It was October 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand and half term break for the local Thai school that I taught at. I had been living in Bangkok for the past two years and loved October as half term break meant I was off for a month! 

October is also prime mosquito season, but I n...

January 9, 2018

Not knowing I needed to pay 6 MOP, yes ‘mop’, for keeping my bags in the trunk, I found myself being thrown out of the taxi by a very angry, shouting Chinese driver.  I walked into the Conrad Cotai hotel where I had an hour earlier booked myself a room, unable to contr...

May 1, 2014

For hundreds of years traditional Thai story and dance comprised most of what was called the ‘theatre scene of Thailand’, and rightfully so. Over the past 50 years, as more expats have settled down and called Thailand home, they have brought along pieces of their own c...

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