Snippets along the way

Going Paperless

Going Paperless

Jul 9, 2018

9th July 2018 We all know that technology has had a huge impact on the way we travel today but the biggest change for us on this trip around Asia is going paperless. We have been to several countries and we have been on planes, buses, boats and trains. We have stayed in a lot

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Recommendations – we love them!

Recommendations – we love them!

Jul 7, 2018

7th July 2018 Recommendations are always such fun. Sometimes you agree with them, sometimes you beg to differ but they always take you in a new direction. Today we started on the planning phase of our Croatia trip in September. Our starting point was the itinerary that some friends had used last year. It really

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Going Western in Penang

Going Western in Penang

Jul 6, 2018

6th July 2018 Every so often I get a craving for western food. And every time we have driven past the Hard Rock Cafe in Batu Ferringhi, I have said to James I want to go there. And James, being a clever chap, knows that when I mention something more than three times I am

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A little taste of home!

A little taste of home!

Jul 2, 2018

2nd July 2018 There is much about Penang that reminds us of home. English is widely spoken, they drive on the left and English Tesco is the supermarket of choice on the island! There is also a small Marks and Spencer and a Harvey Norman! And yes, just to show how sad we are, we

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Saturday Night Sunset at Batu Ferringhi

Saturday Night Sunset at Batu Ferringhi

Jul 1, 2018

1st July 2018 Travelling around Asia over the last few months, we have been staying in hotels. So every night we have to go in search of somewhere to eat but as we are housesitting at the moment, we have had the luxury of eating our own cooking “at home” for the last few days.

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Batu Ferringhi – Beach Boys!

Batu Ferringhi – Beach Boys!

Jun 30, 2018

30 June 2018 I love a dog friendly beach and they don’t come much better than Batu Ferringhi. This gorgeous Penang beach suburb is a mere 11km from downtown Georgetown. And this particular strip of it is Milo and Nutmeg’s favourite haunt. They are both keen crabbers, but when Nutmeg (the Retriever) actually unearthed a

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Winning the Air Fare Lottery

Winning the Air Fare Lottery

Jun 29, 2018

29th June 2018 The “air fare lottery” is a game played by about 5001 players. Wikipedia says that there are 5000 airline with ICOA codes and then there is you! The good news is that the other 5000 also play against each other. There are very few rules and only a loose relationship with logic.

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A perfect fit!

A perfect fit!

Jun 28, 2018

28th June 2018 Every day we receive an e-mail about housesitting. It features sits all around the world and for all sorts of dates. We love getting them and dreaming about what we can do next. The only slight problem is that there are sometimes gaps between sits that we have to fill. So we

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Our mates for the next 4 weeks in Penang

Our mates for the next 4 weeks in Penang

Jun 25, 2018

 Yes, here we are at our beach side housesit in Batu Ferringhi, Penang. And this is me enjoying a post-walk cuddle with Milo, an Australian Shepherd, and Nutmeg, a Retriever. Their family has gone home to Oz for the school holidays and we have these beautiful boys to care for four weeks! We love breaking

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Just turn left

Just turn left

Jun 24, 2018

A couple of weeks ago I was reading a blog about how to visit a busy tourist town and not get snarled up in the crowds. The taxi driver’s advice was; ” If you see people on your right, just turn left.” Last night we had our own version of this. For some reason, even

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Good morning Georgetown – you’re looking mighty fine!

Good morning Georgetown – you’re looking mighty fine!

Jun 23, 2018

Woke up this morning looking forward to learning the ropes of our new housesit. Not to mention having a serious dog cuddle.

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Penang – but not the way we expected!

Penang – but not the way we expected!

Jun 22, 2018

June 22nd 2018 So we thought we were going by bus to Butterworth on the mainland and then catching a ferry over to Penang. James, bless him, was all excited about a ferry ride. Me, well I wanted to go over the beautiful long bridge, but I had come to terms with missing out. And

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