Singapore – The Rest!

Singapore – The Rest!

When we moved to Hong Kong, Singapore was definitely on my bucket list of places to visit whilst living in Asia.  Dan has been there a few times on business and each time he returns saying how spacious, clean, green and flat it is – the opposite of Hong Kong!  He says that if I … Continue reading

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Singapore – The Football

Singapore – The Football

Last weekend the four of us set off for Singapore for Joshua’s third international football tournament and what is likely to be our last ‘Asian hop’ before we board our flight to London with one way tickets in 6 weeks time and our Hong Kong story comes to an end. This tournament was an experiment … Continue reading

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Hanoi

Hanoi

    Last weekend the four of us set off for a long weekend in Hanoi.  We felt this was going to be our first real culture shock trip in the 2 years since we’ve living in Hong Kong and we weren’t wrong.  Let’s face it, living in an expat bubble in Hong Kong and … Continue reading

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Insulation…

Insulation…

… is quite apparently not a word that can be directly translated into Cantonese, Mandarin or any other local language.  Insulation or any other type of heating vocabulary or knowledge simply does not exist around here and this has become very apparent in the last month or so. Before we moved to Hong Kong, one … Continue reading

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Macau

Macau

“We’re going to Macau for four days,” was my reply to anyone who asked me if we were going away over the Xmas period.   Responses varied hugely.  From my Hong Kong friends the responses ranged from “Very nice”, “Where are you staying?” and “What on earth are you going to find to do in … Continue reading

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Bangkok – The Main Event

Bangkok – The Main Event

So it’s the weekend after the weekend before.  It’s been a hectic week trying to catch up on everything I haven’t had time to catch up on but I need to get this down before details are forgotten…. The weekend was magical, plain and simple.  The football gods smiled down on Joshua and his team … Continue reading

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Bangkok – The Prologue

Bangkok – The Prologue

There are two reasons why I want to write a quick Bangkok post before the main focus of the weekend has even started. We are here, back where Joshua had his most exciting weekend of football ever last year, where out of nowhere, he and his Under 8’s Asia Pacific Soccer Schools team took the … Continue reading

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Our Friday night table

Our Friday night table

I know I’ve written about Friday nights before but they are one of the times that are totally different to our London Friday nights. Friday nights in London are all about family.  In Hong Kong, to compensate for the fact that parents, grandparents, siblings, neices, nephews etc are all far away, it’s all about friends. … Continue reading

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Train Adventure

Train Adventure

I did say that Joshua’s ‘rewards’ were worthy of a whole separate blog and indeed they are. I think he was perhaps content with one of Eden’s chocolate lollies for his first reward but then he got bolder. His first random suggestion was car related.  After a summer in London, his passion for cars was … Continue reading

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Sticker charts

Sticker charts

Oh yes, it’s all about the sticker charts and rewards in our home at the moment.  Eden is the one it was all set up for, of course.  We never had the need in the past with Joshua.  He just did what he was told and never thought that there was a disobedient option.  Yes, … Continue reading

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