Author: leggini

Busy times in Penang

We have been busy bees here in Penang – the days seem to rattle past and before a blink of an eye we are talking about the forthcoming end of term and Christmas. Wow....

Papaya Smoothie

A Simple, Special Day

Finally, I start to see how beautiful life’s simple pleasures can truly be.  I have had to decelerate.  Alas, no work projects, no income but time to linger in a moment without driving forth...

Reflections – how we are who we are

I really thought nothing much of my Asian Respite and Reflection post, and yet it touched so many of you that I have done what I normally don’t let myself do, and re-read my post...

Monkeys at Monkey Beach

Asian respite and reflection

Really, the situation at the British Passport Office is pretty dreadful.  Cost-cutting activities have reduced consular services supporting British Expats around the world.  Renewing passports outside the UK no longer an option Expats in up...

Settling into Penang

As always, I am here to report our progress and the inevitable change that we witness on our Sunflower Journey.  There is so much, and I have been slack at keeping more regular posts...

Establishing routines as domesticity returns

I’ve said it before, and quite frankly I am destined to keep on saying it – Every week is #oneweekon and a lot can, and will change.  This past week has been no different with...

Undivided Attention

This is the longest gap between posts, and for you avid followers (Mum, Mum-in-Law), I deeply apologise. What respect I now have for solo parents.  It is amazing on many levels, in a way...

Boys start school in Penang

It was quite a trek returning from Phnom Penh to Penang, more due to the emotionalism of such a quick decision to abandon Cambodia (and J!) earlier than planned.  The boys and I each...

The ultimate dream, to drive a TukTuk

Back on the tourist trail in Siem Reap

Another Weekend As with last week, our mellow weekend was shaped by visits to hotel swimming pools, coffees, food decisions and a venue for Happy Hour.  I say these weekends are mellow, but they can...