And so we move into rainy season in Hong Kong. From April until about August, Hong Kong drip-dries as rainstorm after rainstorm rolls in – the wettest months with the most sustained rainfall are May and June. Spring in Hong Kong just doesn’t exist. One minute you’re shivering under a duvet, the next you’re sweating it… Read More Brolly brigade
Interview with Ultra Marathon runner A recent interview with HK ultra-marathon runner David Gething, who completed an astonishing seven marathons on seven contents in seven days. Here’s how he did it…
Henley on Thames How England’s first National Rowing Museum was put together – ironically on a flood plain in Henley-on-Thames. This piece was written shortly after it officially opened in 1999.
I love a good pop-up shop. It’s a great way of sourcing something a little bit different and a little bit quirky – basically not a big-name brand. It’s also nice to help a small business (usually run by a multi-tasking mummy) rather than a huge, anonymous conglomerate. Give me groovy over Gucci any… Read More Ginger jars and jujus
I was meeting my good friend Sara for a long overdue run this morning. Our favourite route at the moment is a 2.5km cycle track that loops around the high rises and shopping malls of Hang Hau. However, when we rocked up at 7.30, the little carpark nearby at Hang Hau old village was roped off.… Read More Soul-searching
There’s nothing like a good quality tour to get to know a city and this morning I joined a small group to learn more about Hong Kong’s war history, viewing a handful of key sites in Central and TST. I ashamedly admit to a very basic understanding of what happened here from 1941 onwards. Growing… Read More Lions and legacies
Scarlet was off school sick today. Typically with these childhood illnesses, she was right as rain by midday and bored of reading Harry Potter. I was on a deadline for a story for Sai Kung Magazine and urgently needed photos of a local village so I could file the piece, so there was nothing else… Read More Jungle fever