By Sunday, 10 July 2016 Buy Book, Fash, House & Home, Travel

The great thing about writing is that you can do it from anywhere in the world. I’m in France for the summer and apart from drinking copious amounts of Loire red, have finally managed to get internet access up and running in our house, enabling me to write recipes, blog posts and chase up invoices almost concurrently with dead-heading the roses.  Read More

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Not another bloody pop up

By Saturday, 7 May 2016 Buy Book, Fash, Local Issues, My Edits, Shop Local

Do you know what I mean? There seem to be just so many expat pop ups in Singapore that *rolls eyes* the thought of another one selling pretty much all the same stuff as the last, doesn’t really do it for me.

This one, however, is different. For starters, it’s called Not Your Average Pop Up (glad it’s not just me then and someone else has also recognised the problem). Secondly, it’s not in Dempsey or Tanglin (it’s on Haji Lane) and finally and – arguably most importantly – they sell some pretty awesome stuff that is not ridiculously priced.

My handpicks of their handpicks: Read More

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My book! A Helping Hand: Delicious Recipes in English & Tagalog by Frog Michaels

By Tuesday, 19 April 2016 Food & Drink, House & Home, Local Issues, My Edits, Online Shopping, Recipes, Shop Local

That massive project I have been banging on about since last year? Well, that will be my cookbook! Read More

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Bargain Hunt

By Monday, 18 April 2016 Brit Stuff, House & Home, More Dash than Cash

I loved watching the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow as a child. Probably, initially, because it was on my permitted list of TV shows (that extended – worryingly enough – to include Jim’ll Fix It and Rolf’s Cartoon Club). Yes, I have always loved a bargain and I have hesitated about writing today’s post in the meanspiritied notion that it might be just too good to share.

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Holland HDB beauty haven

By Tuesday, 15 March 2016 Beauty, My Edits

“Hello, Cecilia Westberry”, said a clipped English accent. I pulled the telephone away from my ear momentarily and double checked what country code I had entered. Yes, +65. Welcome to the beauty establishment that used to occupy the third floor of Palais Renaissance, but sick of paying an extortionate Orchard rental, moved out to two HDB flats just behind Holland Village. Read More

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