Back pain, new workout routine and yes she’s at it again..

Let’s start with the mother of all evil shall we. My lower back. I’ve been standing up at work for the last 6-7 months now which has done wonders to my posture but totally destroyed my lower back and hips from time to time. It may have something to do with the fact that I’m […]

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Gong Xi Fa Cai people!

There’s a party in Beijing tonight people! Non-stop fireworks all over the town. So welcome to the Year of The Rooster. As a wood Rabbit, yup that’s me, this year is apparently going to be a tough one. I’m not joking.  “Rabbits will have bad luck in their careers in 2017. There will be heavy pressure […]

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We’re heading towards the great migration…

The Chinese New Year’s is coming and I vividly remember seeing this documentary a couple of years ago of the queues outside the train station in Beijing. Mayhem. Then I remember seeing National Geographics “Great Migrations” and all of a sudden I visualise hoards of people in slow motion, moving to dramatic music to the […]

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8 lessons learned on how to survive “Smog Week”.

I’ve learned a couple of things during what I now so lovingly call “Smog Week”. 1) First of all it’s nothing like Spring Break at Uni although it does come with the same kind of headache. 2) You can live with your air purifiers on full blast and keep your sanity after all. No I […]

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Hello 2017, we kind of knew you’d be showing up..

… although, at least here in Beijing, you could have done a better entrance than this I believe.. Not really the way you want to start a New Year. And unfortunately, this morning is not much better… That said I know it’s temporary and better air and blue skies will be back. Sooner rather than later I […]

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Back in Beijing…

… and the sun is shining outside my office. To be honest, it happens more often than I thought it would. And while I’m back in the saddle, albeit slightly dazed and confused due to the lack of sleep from tonight’s flight over from Singapore, hubby & daughter just boarded flight number two out of three. […]

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From Beijing to Singapore with love.

Christmas will be spent under palm trees and in 30 degrees heat this year. Breaks my Christmas heart in many ways but at the same time, that’s where my boy’s are at. 👌🏻 I haven’t seen them since the this summer so I’m looking forward to some serious snuggling. Not so sure they agree though. […]

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Come fly with me

back in Beijing after a couple of days back home. Yes, it’s confusing, I have two places that I call home. One where my family is, which is not dependent on a specific spot and then the country to which I belong. After having lived abroad for such a long time it sometimes gets confusing […]

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Black nails, a Hawaiian fairytale & a pimped up Christmas tree

What more could you possibly ask for? Let me start with the Hawaiian fairytale – Moana. Listen, if there is ONE film you should take your kids to this year (or what’s left of it) it’s this one. It’s mesmerisingly beautiful, it’s fun, it’s about a strong girl and friendship. It has all the classic […]

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Me, my Kenwood and I

I got a present yesterday. My early Christmas gift.. It’s something I’ve wanted since last Christmas when I was standing kneading a dough by hand as my Kitchen Aid couldn’t muster the heavy dough. I got a Kenwood. 😍Hello puppy and welcome to the family. We’ve been longing for you…. or rather I have! We […]

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