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More Dash than Cash

'More dash than cash' - a phrase borrowed from UK Vogue referring to style on a budget. But here it's also a place posts are filed away if they are about somewhere you can (literally) dash to - be it for a quick dinner or just something/somewhere easy, low maintenance and relatively good value...
Health & Fitness

Is being cross a prerequisite to CrossFit?

By On Saturday, 4 April 2015

I get asked to road test a lot of things for this blog. I usually say no unless it’s something I am genuinely interested in or think that I would probably do anyway.… Read More


Shanghai Tangs…but a tenth of the price

By On Monday, 2 March 2015

When Janet approached me with a view to running something on this site, I was sceptical. She makes great jade jewellery from her scrubbed kitchen table at her home up near Upper… Read More

Food & Drink

Far East Plaza…for sushi worth queuing for

By On Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Doesn’t sound very likely does it? My Japanese friend NH got me on to this and he’s not usually wrong about sushi joints. In fact, it was him that booked me into… Read More

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


Food for Thought

By On Wednesday, 3 December 2014

I love this little café; this independent that bravely stands its ground, surrounded by an ever increasing sea of shiny, glass high-rises and coffee shop chains. I also love the building but… Read More

Day Trips

My Bali Black Book

By On Sunday, 23 November 2014

There are so many shops here in ever-expanding Seminyak that it’s slightly mind boggling.  Most sell over priced beach dresses; best accessorised by a compulsory tan and bed-head bleached blonde tresses (I can… Read More

Brit Stuff

Great Italian food in…a Tiong Bahru kopitiam

By On Thursday, 13 November 2014

We all know what a kopitiam is, right? Kopi-C, kaya toast and maybe some soft boiled eggs. Well, think again. A kopitiam (read ‘coffee shop’ if you’re still confused) over in Tiong… Read More