Parenting

Gosh, why is it SO hard?!

The past couple of years have probably been the toughest time of my life. Not because I had particularly bad luck or my heart broken, but because I became a working mum. Nobody warned me that it’s one of the toughest roles out there! I was hoping that it would gradually become easier but no… Continue reading Gosh, why is it SO hard?!

Social issues

Technology – can’t live without it, can’t live with it

For my generation, there are quite a few life changing developments which are linked to technology. When I was around ten, my dad brought home one of those box-like computers with the DOS system. Some of you are probably not old enough to have seen these ancient computers with the green or white writings on… Continue reading Technology – can’t live without it, can’t live with it

Travel

Sunshine and good food in Sorrento and Capri

During our trip to Pompeii, we stayed in Sorrento which is a beautiful and romantic town in Southern Italy. Of our many trips to Europe, this is one of the top five places that we’ve visited. There are two areas in Sorrento – the main tourist area on top of the cliff and the port… Continue reading Sunshine and good food in Sorrento and Capri

Travel

The last days of Pompeii

Here’s an odd bit of info from my childhood – I spent a lot of time watching horror and violent films when I was young, definitely before the age of seven and possibly as young as four. This was before the time when parents were advised to restrict the time children spend watching TV and… Continue reading The last days of Pompeii

Personal interests

Entertainment on Wednesday evenings

Last night, I had an entertaining evening out with my colleagues. Every Wednesday evening (except during summer months), one unique form of entertainment in Hong Kong is to go to the horse races in Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island. Even though I had this image that the horse races are mainly for gamblers, that's not… Continue reading Entertainment on Wednesday evenings