Monthly Archives: February 2014

Remind me, please. Who am I?

I know that it is true that we are many people. Not so much schizophrenic, but simply able to be the chameleon, say, in a new setting, or the life and soul of a party among friends and even the … Continue reading

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It Could Have Gone Horribly Wrong

As I write this my parents are back in England, jetlagged and finding things pretty chilly. It’s not quite six months into our new posting in Malaysia and so we are allowed, I think, to make a few mistakes… They … Continue reading

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Waxing Lyrical about New Tricks

Sometimes I surprise myself. Sometimes others surprise me more. My mother has been an artist for over 25 years and gets much joy from her watercolours, pastels and oils. She makes notelets of scenes from places she loves like Norfolk … Continue reading

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Paradise is personal

We chose our first island experience here in Malaysia, based not on the one that looked nicest, was cheapest or poshest or most beautiful, but quite simply on the one that looked easiest to get to by car. We’d discovered … Continue reading

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KL’s Got Talent

“You going to join us for the line dancing?” Joe asked us a few weeks ago. “Eh?” I responded. I had no idea that Joe and Emma were into rhinestone belts and cowboy boots, but hey, we may have known … Continue reading

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Tossing the salad with chopsticks

I had read about the local new year custom, whereby families gather round a wide shallow dish of raw foods and toss them together. I like the idea of the salad and the get together but was not sure what … Continue reading

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Chateau en Alsace – in Bukit Tinggi

With a five day holiday round the corner thanks to Chinese New Year we knew we ought to take advantage and go away for a few days. But I still needed to practise my driving and, with my parents arriving … Continue reading

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