Curbing the croissants

By Monday, 28 September 2015 Health & Fitness, My Holidays, Travel

Looking good in a swimming costume has been an uphill struggle since returning from France where I kept the local boulangerie afloat financially through my croissant consumption.

I did, however, manage to do a stoke or two of work whilst on hols and wrote an article for Silver Kris (Singapore Airlines’ inflight mag) in between mouthfuls. All the more amusingly, the piece – which is out now in their September issue – was about the global trend towards fitness hotels; places you can stay in that offer in-room running machines, healthy salads and muay thai boxing. A far cry from salted butter and baguettes in Brittany, then. Read More

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Hazy days and rocking a face mask

By Monday, 21 September 2015 Brit Stuff, Health & Fitness

First off, what has been enveloping us here in Singapore shouldn’t be called haze. That makes it sound too friendly and unapologetic. How about smog? After all, that’s what this looks like (above).

I cling somewhat desperately to the notion that smog caused by land clearances fires must be less toxic than poisonous air belching out from factories in China, but I am not basing that on any solid facts. It does, however, make me feel better. If only a little. Read More

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French pharmacy joy

By Thursday, 23 July 2015 Beauty, More Dash than Cash, My Edits, My Holidays, Travel

I am easily pleased when I am in France. The inaugural trip to the supermarket even elicits squeals of excitement: there is just something about mountains of fresh, local produce, espadrilles that only cost €5 and Marseille soap.

The excitement doesn’t end there though. I am equally well disposed towards a French pharmacy.

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British Idyll: The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

By Saturday, 18 July 2015 Brit Stuff, Day Trips, Food & Drink, Hotels & Places to Stay, My Edits, My Holidays, Restaurant Reviews, Travel

Daylesford Organic has become an institution, first starting life as a farm shop in the sleepy Costwold village of Kingham before expanding well beyond the confines of London – to as far a field as Tokyo, in fact, where they have a franchise store.

The Wild Rabbit is Lady B’s latest project that I made it to for lunch, not so long ago, on a gorgeous and somewhat rare English summer’s day.

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Changmoh travels: Oxford

By Monday, 6 July 2015 Brit Stuff, Day Trips, Food & Drink, Lobang City Guides, My Holidays, Travel

I have been utterly lame of late and blog posts have been horribly sporadic…I am, however, in possession of rather a good excuse. Namely that I am ‘book pregnant’. Stay tuned for more details. I am about 6 months away from publishing.

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