Wires Wires Everywhere

  Hanoi’s tangled webs of wires are a quintessential part of the city’s character, bringing charm or chaos depending on your point of view.

A Surreal Sight – A Dane in Dar

Will and Eko’s recent post here about Penny’s (the new pup) encounter with a couple of Great Danes reminded me of a rather surreal moment while eating breakfast the morning after the wedding in… Continue reading

Mafia Island, Tanzania

  Last week we had a wonderful, though very brief, trip to Tanzania for one of my best friend’s wedding. To make the most of the 20+ hour journey from Hanoi we decided… Continue reading

Remembering Mongolia

Apologies for the long gap in posts. Lame excuses include another trip back to the UK and France, very slow internet especially on WordPress, and being surprisingly busy writing an article for a… Continue reading

London and the spring countryside

We had a brilliant short trip back to the UK, packing a lot of places, friends, family, and food into only 10 days. Links to restaurants and places are embedded in the text.… Continue reading

CỘNG CÀPHÊ

I’ve been meaning to do a post on my favorite cafe in Hanoi for a while and now that I am back from London I think it is one of the few restaurants/cafes from… Continue reading

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