When a pet dies – how to tell your children

Unfortunately over the last year, I’ve become experienced in supporting my child when a pet dies. Having rescued four cats within the same year of us moving to Thailand, three of them have just passed away within a year of each other (aged14/15), and in between that,...

Pug life. Chats with Boris

It’s not easy telling a pug he needs to lose weight… Poor old Boris … in the twilight of his pug life and constantly being told by the vet that he’s too fat. He doesn’t care!  He lives for food… Doesn’t matter what it is –...

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This free blog planner will help you to manage your time! Being someone who struggles with organisation, I love nothing better than a good visual plan. I need it there in front of me to remind me what I’m meant to be doing every day. Without it, I forget....

Island Paradise

So here we are on the island paradise of Koh Chang. And what a beautiful place it is! I promise this isn’t a gloaty post!!! I’m fact despite being on a beautiful tropical island, I’m desperately missing our annual trip back to the UK! We should be frolicking with...

Bye bye lockdown, hello ‘new normal’

So here we are over halfway through 2020 and what a bloody disaster it’s been! Would be handy if we could just write it off and come back afresh in Jan 2021!! As we are well and truly saying goodbye to lockdown, it’s a chance for me to reflect on the past 6 months. It...

Boys will be boys (unless they’re girls)

I once lied about my children. Completely lied. All to save someone’s feelings. It started when a client happened to be passing through Chiang Mai. We got on very well so I was excited to meet her for a coffee. We instantly began chit-chatting and she mentioned that...