May 2, 2018

I have now lived in Asia for 12 years and one of the staples of life that I have slowly become accustomed to is the transient nature of my social group.

People come and go from your life with an alarming regularity as an expat. 

Granted, most of the time this happens bec...

April 30, 2018

Looking back, I think I started Capoeira by accident. I was a languages student learning Spanish and
Portuguese, and as part of our degree course we spent a year abroad where people spoke these
languages. I was in Mexico and planning to go to Brazil later. In the Mexic...

April 26, 2018

No nation talks more about the weather than the British. I can certainly testify to that with several conversations a day involving some reference to the weather either subconsciously or not. Every morning at school drop off starts with a variation of "Hello, isn't it...

April 25, 2018

The art of making average and unknown beer taste amazing.

The craft beer craze has been with us a while, at least in my family it’s been over 40yrs as I grew up
with the smell of hops and malt extract and dads home brewing in the kitchen, always in the evening
after mum...

April 24, 2018


Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

- Dale Carnegie


My taste buds were tingling. The chicken cashew nut was perfectly spiced, the baby kai lan had ju...

April 23, 2018

How do you make difficult decisions? Whether to accept a job offer, invest in a new hobby, where to live, which course to study, who to spend time with... We are all faced with decisions every day that might make us question ourselves and our ability to make the ‘right...

April 22, 2018

Lessons from a Thai Duck

I am not a person that has ever been helpful in a quiz and rather than finding a game of Trivial Pursuit or a Pub Quiz a relaxing way to spend my time, I tend to find them infuriating pastimes. Possibly because they remind me of hours spent surr...

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