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Food & Drink

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

By On Tuesday, 19 April 2016

That massive project I have been banging on about since last year? Well, that will be my cookbook! FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+E-mail… Read More

Vintage oak filing draws
Brit Stuff

Bargain Hunt

By On Monday, 18 April 2016

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… Read More

Moving house
House & Home

Moving house

By On Monday, 18 May 2015

Why do I always forget what an utter nightmare a house move is? It all seems like a great idea at the time of signing the lease: you are buoyed with enthusiasm… Read More

Christmas tree and fire irons
Brit Stuff

Antiques and auction houses

By On Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Our house in Cheltenham – or ‘Chelty’ as I alone like to call it – has been rented out, unfurnished, for the last six years while Mr Changmoh, Cost Centre #1, #2… Read More

Gingerbread house a la Mary Berry

DIY gingerbread house

By On Friday, 19 December 2014

I don’t know if it’s because I love the story of Hansel and Gretel but I am very partial to a gingerbread house – especially at this time of year. I like… Read More

Passionfruit - from the garden
Food & Drink


By On Monday, 1 December 2014

I am not very green fingered now that I live in Singapore. I loved getting covered in mud back in England, but the earth in our sunbaked and very small garden here… Read More
House & Home

Blinking broadband

By On Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Anyone else being driven MAD by their broadband not working properly? This one’s for you: FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+E-mail… Read More