Taking time out for… reading

I used to read a lot of fiction. As a child I would power through books in a way that only a kid who lived opposite a library could in the 1980s. As a teenager, I discovered Anne Rice's tales of vampires and witches, giving myself headaches from reading pages and pages of tiny text... Continue Reading →

The Great Online Escape

Escaping everyday life used to be about booking a holiday in the sunshine and getting away from it all. These days, however, finding the cash for an overseas trip is becoming increasingly tricky so it's just as well there are many more options for escape available, thanks to the internet. Even if you can't jet... Continue Reading →

A change is as good as a rest?

It has been said that a change is as good as a rest. However, sometimes that's utter rubbish when there's no getting away from the fact that a rest is exactly what's needed. Occasionally, it gets to a point where life as you know it is just too much, and so putting your feet up... Continue Reading →

Record Breakers

There's not much that can get me out of bed and into central London before 10am on a Bank Holiday Monday, but I may have found just the thing. Would I like to win a 5-night holiday for two to Las Vegas? Er, yes please! What do I have to do for a chance of... Continue Reading →

East to West

This week, we returned from Hong Kong after a relaxing two-week holiday. This time we saw much more of the area than before, visiting not only Hong Kong island and the New Territories, but also making trips to Lamma (which is part of the Hong Kong S.A.R.) and Macau. One of the things we'd missed... Continue Reading →

One night in Wan Chai

We first visited Hong Kong in 2005 (when I took this photo on my Lomo LC-A) and we did lots of tourist things. So far this time, it's been a rather different experience. Last night we went out with a lovely bunch of expat WAGs to a few bars in Wan Chai which, it turned... Continue Reading →

Time for a break

Lunar New Year LanternsOriginally uploaded by lipstickloriBack in 2005, Topper and I went to Hong Kong for the first time. It was around the time of the Lunar New Year celebrations, so I got plenty of photos of the beautiful red decorations and we really enjoyed the wonderful fireworks display over the harbour. It was... Continue Reading →

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