Walking Trails: Bath (Kenneth & Avon Canal to Monkton Combe)

Natural beauty and serenity along Somerset’s canals and waterways

Thai Treats @ The Golden Triangle, Juru

No one thinks of Thai food as a meal option – not when in Penang, thought it is one of the closest states to our northern neighbour Thailand. Also … @selandspice.wordpress.com would not stop raving on and on about this place in Juru Auto City (Penang mainland). So we decided to give it a go….

Summer Walk: Oldfield Park, Bath

Bright summer blooms on a pleasant morning walk to & from the Church of Our Lady & St Alphege in Oldfield Park, Bath (Somerset) for Sunday mass.

Christmas in Locked Down London

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…minus many traditions. The pandemic has caused the cancellation of traditional Christmas markets, events and celebrations in many parts of the UK. Christmas decorations are up along what is usually the busy shopping district – Oxford Street in London, but the crowd is sparse and most shops –…

The Roman Baths – finally!

On my first visit to the UK in 2009, time constraints and a host of other distractions resulted in us missing the opening times of the Roman Baths. My late arrival in the UK this month for my MA Heritage Management course meant I missed another chance to visit the baths again, as it was…

Adventure In Uncertain Times

It’s been a while since my last post and since then I’ve moved more than 10,000 kilometres from my home in Kuala Lumpur amid a pandemic, and so much uncertainty. It was a mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting move. The decision was not one of the easiest ones. I started applying for my MA Heritage…

Flying Retro ✈️

My paternal uncle bought a house in SS14 Subang Jaya in the 1980s. At that time this neighbourhood was the Hounslow of Malaysia – and a hub for airport and airline staff. It’s proximity to then Subang International Airport meant that planes would be flying over your house every hour or less. That put off…