A rather surprising phenomenon in Hong Kong are the feral cows.  That’s right – wild cows.  These animals roam freely in the more rural areas of Hong Kong such as…


Wild Hong Kong

Wildlife in Hong Kong – really?  Yes, and I’m not talking about shoppers trying to get the latest handbag at Louis Viutton. The first thing that springs to mind when…

Clear dressing table = clear mind

Downsizing: 1 month in

After 1 month since the start of my downsizing project I am still camping in my bedroom with most of my clothes still in bags.  I’ve now worn a few…

now empty - awaiting clothes that actually get worn


Downsizing before I drown I’m drowning in stuff, yes, drowning. Every spot in my house is overflowing with ‘stuff’, I have 2 sheds crammed with things I apparently need. We…

Beach time 1933 - 2005

Travelling Across Generations: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

Different Names – Same Place When my grandmother visited Columbo and Kandy during her world cruise in 1933, the country’s name was Ceylon.  During my visit to the same places…


Sir Ken Robinson TED Talks

Our school recently hosted a TEDx event (an independently organised event in the TED format).  It was fairly successful.  For me the two aspects of it that made it successful…

View of the Great Wall

Travelling Across Generations: The Great Wall of China

One of the world’s most famous human achievements, the Great Wall is a wonderful place to visit. Seeing it snake up and down the hills of northern China is one…

Rubber Duck Art Installation

Rubber Art in Hong Kong

As an important centre for art, Hong Kong is used to hosting large artistic events.  Few have been quite as large as Florentijn Hofman’s large Rubber Duck.  Yes, the enormous…

Image courtesy of the Sunday China Morning Post, 5th May 2013

Hong Kong Reading – updated

Shortly after I posted about books set in Hong Kong the South China Morning Post (Sunday edition) published an article with their own list of books set in Hong Kong….

Taj comparison 2

Travelling Across Generations: Agra, India

The Taj Mahal.  One of the world’s most famous monuments and a ‘must’ see when visiting India.  It lives up to the hype and it’s beauty has not faded.  Here…