May 21, 2019

Since moving to Beijing Leo has been hinting to me that I need to get myself involved in a club of some sort.

I went along to a few International Newcomer's coffee mornings where I struggled to keep awake and quietly panicked to myself that I would never find my tribe.


April 21, 2019

We really had to remind ourselves that it was Easter as there wasn't a sign of it anywhere.  Not an Easter egg in sight in the shops, no holiday on Good Friday or Easter Monday, nothing!

You can't celebrate Easter without Easter eggs though, right?  So I planned ahead,...

March 22, 2019

When I was invited to a Sip and Dip class I jumped at the opportunity. 

What fun, sipping on champagne while painting!

So the day came and we set off.  We started with a lovely lunch at the local Chinese then off we went in a didi which is like an uber in Australia to Sh...

February 15, 2019


Back to my favourite routine today, bobbing around in the ocean, swimming up to the bar, eating panko prawns by the pool for lunch and today there was also a barbie so we had to try a bit of fish on the barbie - delicious!

In the afternoon there were more jewelry s...

February 14, 2019


We needed a little rest today after our safari yesterday so it was back to our beach, pool, swim up bar routine with panko prawns for lunch by the pool.

In the afternoon we decided to go and explore a bit locally so we caught the boat across the river and came acro...

February 14, 2019

Part 2


Up early this morning for a big walk on the beach while Leo had his swim.

After breakfast we caught the boat back over the river to meet our driver who was taking us to Udawalawe National Park so we could go on safari.  Before hopping in the van Leo asked the...

February 13, 2019



After celebrating a white Christmas in Canada Leo and I were craving sunshine and the beach so we decided to team up with our beautiful friends, Françoise from Toronto and Kellie from Melbourne and head to Sri Lanka for a week during the Chinese New Year Hol...

January 28, 2019

All days with a name like birthdays, Mother's Day, Christmas etc seem to turn me in to an emotional wreck so I wasn't really sure how I was going to handle Australia Day in Beijing.  I was just hoping it wasn't going to be a repeat of the early days when we went to Sha...

November 19, 2018

Leo sacked a few drivers before he found one he was happy with but he now has Beibei who has been his driver for over 12 months and they make a great team.

Beibei is married with a 3 year old daughter and was a hair dresser before becoming Leo's driver.

When he first sta...

October 16, 2018

I wasn't really over the moon with excitement when Leo asked if I would come down to the farm for the weekend but packed my bag and away I went.  Actually I may have grizzled a little bit but I went.

On arrival Leo told me we were going to South Korea for the weekend....

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