Looking forward to London

I know I should be more Hanoi focused, but while it seems to have finally stopped raining the weather remains a bit sticky and grey and I fear we have skipped straight into… Continue reading

Creamy saffron and prawn pasta

My husband and I like pasta a lot and probably eat it far too often always dressed up in various homemade sauces. We’ve also started making pasta from scratch more as the Kitchenaid… Continue reading

An Old Quarter Walk and a Dog in a Conical Hat…

Two weeks ago, Piers’ god mother (and husband – both very good family friends) came to visit. We had a fantastic time showing them around as they were probably some of the most… Continue reading

The fastest dog in Hanoi

Two weekends ago Tala competed in her first ever timed 10k race. While she didn’t win (probably more to do with her running partner – me – than her), she was the fastest… Continue reading

Falconry in Hanoi

Hanoi is a city full of avid bird enthusiasts. Very quickly I noticed there were bird cages everywhere with a variety of songbirds; Oriental White Eyes and Bulbuls being the most common. People… Continue reading

Sunny walks over Tet

Hanoi has once again been gripped by cold and grey weather, but last week, over Tet, it was unseasonably mild. Here are some photos from around Hanoi. Another ‘you see something new in… Continue reading

Quiet Times in Hanoi over Tet

This is now our third Tet that we have spent in Hanoi. Unlike most of the expat crowd, who use the time off to¬†get out of Hanoi, for us it is the one… Continue reading

Welcoming the Year of the Horse!

Last night we enjoyed the Lunar New Year celebrations in Hanoi – photos to come soon. The start of the Year of the Horse is an opportunity to share some of my favorite… Continue reading

The Lead up to Tet: Releasing Goldfish and The Three Kitchen Gods

I love the way I always notice and learn new things living in Hanoi. Despite having lived in Hanoi for two and a half years, it was only last Thursday that I chanced… Continue reading

The last days in Yangon and Kalaw

One of the things I loved about our trip to Burma was always marvelling at the multitude of influences we saw in architecture, food, and religion. The Indian influence is particularly strong, presumably… Continue reading