Day two, Tokyo

Day two Breakfast in the hotel, while hotel breakfasts’ are in general always good, this exceeded all expectations. Even from a design perspective it was outstanding. This was a selection from the buffet… Avocado biscuit with scrambled egg and fish, from the main menu… My bento box.. so delish, so full!   After stumbling out from breakfast we took the …

day and night in Hong Kong, September 30th

If you have been reading the news this week, you will have heard there have been a series of protests here in Hong Kong. I am not here to tell you about politics, you can read what the students are asking for and why here. I also enjoyed this article, so true! I went into Central yesterday morning and then …

It only takes two minutes!

I love this TED Talk by Amy Cuddy, which has currently been viewed 20,199,738 times! It gives you a brilliant trick which only takes two minutes.. She calls it “power posing” like Wonder woman here… Cuddy says that not only does this make you appear more confident, but that it can actually change the chemistry in your brain to make you feel more courageous. …

Interview with Christina Matula-Hakli

Living in Asia, we are exposed to an array of traditions and beliefs, which many of us (expats) have never heard of before. I really enjoy being able to embrace a new festival, but I don’t always fully understand the meanings behind them. Luckily Christina Matula-Hakli felt the same way, and has published a book called ‘Shadow in the Moon’. …

Is it a competition?

So this week was a milestone week in our house, three kids at school! Three kids with three very different appetites. ONE who sits down and ‘orders’ breakfast like he is in a hotel ‘I would like a spinach and mushroom omelet, please. Also toast with jam and a baby ‘cino’! ONE who eats cereal at 6am and then is …

life lessons from ‘Little Golden Books’

Do you have a favorite ‘Golden Book’? when I was little mine was ‘The little red hen’. When I was back in Australia over the summer I  picked up this book, the cover made me laugh! The messages inside are presented in a fun practical way, with a big dose of golden book optimism, what’s not to love and shar? …