A Bend in the River – The Dyke and The Bridge

  Hanoi means ‘bend in the river’, although to most visitors the river seems to barely feature in the city scape of today, in stark contrast to when the city was founded by Ly… 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

Beach walks on the Isle of Man

After living in crowded Hanoi for three years, a city of five million, I had thought that the hound might suffer from agoraphobia when she arrived on the Isle of Man with a… Continue reading

The Hound has left Hanoi!

Finally, a long overdue blog post and an update on the hound and my recent movements. Ever since I found out I was pregnant last spring, we’ve been trying to figure out what… Continue reading

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