Beautiful Bangkok!

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ~ Anita Desai   So here I am in Thailand, after a wonderful flight, with many good movies and some delicious (really!) food. We got into our hotel at about 10.30pm local time, after midnight by my body clock, and Ben made the sensible choice and […]

Random Bits of Thailand-Induced Happiness

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” ~ Miriam Beard Thailand; truly a land of smiles. Here are some of the random memory-making moments of my trip thus far. – Breakfast, and novel editing, overlooking the hotel pool in […]

Rambo, the Celebrity Dog of MBK Thailand

“The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue” ~ Anonymous Those of you who read my blog will know that I have a soft spot for dogs.  Although I love to travel, I eventually find myself missing my own animals, so when I’m away I […]

A Bangkok Kind of Day

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ~ Henry Miller So here I am, on holidays.  My morning started early, as always, with meditation.  Bangkok is the kind of place that starts late and finishes as I am waking up. So at 6am I was roaming the almost empty streets, […]

Packing My Bags. Destination? Adventure!

It’s official. NO more sleeps ’til I begin my holiday! Of course that doesn’t mean I’ve packed. Right now my house looks like a bomb’s hit it.  But I trust that in a few hours everything will have been put back into some semblance of order, I shall have found my passport, my swim suit […]

Day 17 – Gratitude Challenge

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”  ~ Charles M. Schulz Yesterday, after I blogged about gratitude, I blogged about food.  I realised that I just couldn’t go 30 days without sharing one of my other great loves. It’s so easy to be grateful for food, and the food […]

The Elephant Elder of Chiang Mai

On my thirtieth birthday I woke up to find that I could see auras around people. After I adjusted to the shock, and the disorientation that comes from having additional materials in your field of vision, I soon found that I could understand and interpret those energies, and it has formed the basis of much […]

Places that remind you of who you used to be…

The first time I went to Yum Cha was a revelation. It was a crowded barn of a restaurant in Sydney, and my small table were the only Caucasians in a sea of dark hair. They didn’t even have a menu in English. My friend Geoff, who speaks fluent Cantonese, took us there, and did […]

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