Category Archive: Tala

A Nomadic Six Months

A lot has been going on since my last post in February (excluding the happy birthday Tala post). So much that I haven’t found the time to work on my blog at all! A… Continue reading

Sniffing out art in Hanoi

As we are nearing the end of our time in Hanoi, I realize one of the great things about Hanoi which I haven’t shared yet is its art scene. In 1925 the French… Continue reading

Merry Christmas from Hanoi and highlights from the Isle of Man

Merry Christmas a day late! We are now back in Hanoi with baby Wilfred, while Tala has stayed behind with my parents. I will try to do a few more posts on Hanoi before… Continue reading

Barrule and the myth of Manannan

South Barrule (Barool Jiass in Manx) is the highest ‘mountain’ (a hill really at only 1,585ft) in the south of the Isle of Man. Despite not being that high, on such a small… Continue reading

Help a Nubian Hound win!

Dear followers – I need your help choosing a photo please! For the last two years, I have entered photographs of Tala for the Kennel Club ‘Dog Photographer of the Year Competition’. I figure it’s worth… Continue reading

An addition to the pack

A very belated post about my baby boy who arrived ahead of schedule on the 2nd of October! Tala and I kept walking right up until he was born. The photos below are from a… Continue reading

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

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