Granny wanderlust on a red sand dune. Behind her the sky is bright blue. She has black trousers on and a blue jumper. Her hands are in her pockets and her right leg is bent, a pace up the dune. She has sunglasses on and her hair is windswept.

Expat life: an open letter from the other side of the world

This is a bit of a different one today, Wanderlusters. I’m handing the reins over to Granny Wanderlust who, it must be said, has been quite the part of my (and our family’s) travel and expat journey. Somehow, she’s managed to stay connected and bonded with our Things despite the distance, time differences and, now, […] Read more…

Coney Island Singapore - there is a yellow sandy beach at the bottom of the image with stepping stones on it. There are some tree branches hanging over from teh left. The turquoise sea is in the mid-ground and behind it the lush vegetation of Pulau Ubin. In the very far distance some cranes in Malaysia can be seen

A comprehensive guide to Coney Island, Singapore

I stared at the beach. Its soft sand was golden, as if we were on a tropical island, and the water was a warm blue. On the horizon, there was the less that paradisiacal view of an industrial site on the southern tip of Malaysia but even that had a coolness to it – we […] Read more…

There are eight ladies stood in front of a white wall. We are all dressed for dinner adn wearingg flat shoes for walking around beforehand. Behind is there are clouds in teh sky that are dark from the coming night. The sky on the horizon is a watery pastel pink and orange.

19 reasons why every mum needs a girls trip

There were squeals at the airport. Big hugs and glowing smiles as we excitedly chatted about flights, sleepless nights, and jobs. After a few minutes, the non-stop talking trailed off as we realised that we had more than a couple of hours to catch up on all our news. After years of missing each other, […] Read more…

There is dark sea from teh middle of the image down. In the bottom right there are waves made by teh boat I am on. The sky above the horizon is a rainbow of pastel pinks, oranges, purples and blues. There are some wispy clouds all across the sky. Some of the light and colours are reflected in teh sea.

I want to say goodbye

One of my favourite movie scenes is the one at the beginning of Love Actually where Hugh Grant is narrating as the camera pans around the arrivals hall at Heathrow Airport. The scene is of people hugging as arriving passengers come through the doors and spot the people waiting for them. While his message was […] Read more…

The Things exploring at the Natural History Museum in London

9 tourist attractions in London for little kids

Going “home” What’s a family to do when visiting the town they left for expat adventures? Its a funny experience taking your kids “home” when home for them is now the place you left. The place you are going on holiday is just that. A holiday destination! There are so many reasons why I love […] Read more…

A comprehensive guide to Pulau Ubin

The excitement among us was palpable. After a previously rained off trip to Pulau Ubin, three friends and I were at Changi point Ferry Terminal armed with both sunscreen and umbrellas. We were ready to go. It seemed a bit ridiculous to be excited about getting on a boat for five minutes but if COVID […] Read more…

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