Hey, So We Are Alive

The baby is almost eight weeks old and we’ve been back in Vietnam for four weeks. So why no updates? Well, the baby, who began life as a sleeping.

1 year ago

It’s A Boy!

The wait is finally over, the baby is here! He arrived 10 minutes into the Year of the Horse, 31 (mostly boring) hours after being induced. He was born.

1 year ago

The Cross-Cultural Name Game

With less than three weeks before the baby’s due date, we still haven’t settled on a name. And that’s with names from two languages to choose from. The deal.

1 year ago

Reflections On Australia After 6 Years Away

Australia is a beautiful country, full of fabulous scenery, amazing animals and friendly people. I always knew this, even while I yearned to explore the rest of the world.

1 year ago

The Su Su Story

Cross-legged on a flat cushion on the floor of a hidden-away Sapa restaurant, Darling Man asked me if I’d like to try a special vegetable from northern Vietnam. It.

2 years ago

Food File: Surprise Herbal Chicken Soup

A few months ago, when morning sickness was making me feel wretched, mainly in the afternoons and evenings, Darling Man decided to treat me to “medicine food” in the.

2 years ago

Winning the Lottery in Vietnam

Lottery sellers are everywhere in Vietnam, wandering the streets trying to offload “lucky tickets” in exchange for a few cents of profit. Most ticket sellers aren’t able to work.

2 years ago

A Vietnamese Cooking Class (With Handsome French Foodies)

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves training two very handsome French foodies and one almost-four-year-old in the fine arts of Vietnamese cooking. You may select a.

2 years ago