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Chasing cherry blossom

By On Thursday, 16 April 2015

We have just got back from a trip to Japan, the main purpose of which was skiing in Niseko. Being a Type A personality though, I wanted to squeeze as much as… Read More

Cheltenham Festival
Brit Stuff

A day at the races: Cheltenham Festival 2015

By On Thursday, 19 March 2015

If there was ever an antidote to Singapore city living and tropical heat, this is probably it. Cheltenham Festival is not a music festival or a weekend of jazz; nope, The Festival is… Read More

Nille's gravad lax sauce is legendary
Food & Drink

Nille’s famous mustard & dill sauce

By On Thursday, 12 March 2015

After a stroll to the water’s edge, just as the sun was sinking yesterday evening, we turned for home and made dinner. Without further a-do, here is the recipe for a traditional Swedish… Read More

Beautiful white sandy beaches are people-less at this time of year
Food & Drink

Sweden: sky, supermarkets and sandy beaches

By On Wednesday, 11 March 2015

I am writing this post from a windswept but beautiful coastal town of Simrishamn in Sweden. It feels like a deliciously random place to be and is surprisingly beautiful, even this early in… Read More

Eco cert shampoo that doesn't cost the earth

Detox your hair

By On Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Just when you thought there couldn’t be another type of detox. Here it is. The next healthy living project, staring you in the face. As my regular readers will know, I am… Read More

Floatation in Singapore

Floatation therapy and why you should try it

By On Tuesday, 13 January 2015

I have always wondered what it would be like inside a floatation tank. The very fact that one hour’s float is the equivalent to four hours’ deep sleep is enough to appeal to almost everyone I… 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