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

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