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Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to all my friends! I thought that a post full of our recent Christmas photos as a family would be the most appropriate thing to send out today. They are mostly taken at the Pacific Place mall, one of my favourites in Hong Kong. Please excuse the grain in some of them, I thought at the time that if I went for a crazy ISO I would improve the detail in the photos. I have since learned that I should try and keep it as low as possible and if my light is too flat then I shouldn’t shoot at all. Oh well! I have always been a keen learner so let’s hope I will get there.

My warmest wishes for a day full of joy surrounded by your loved ones (and hopefully some gifts and treats that you have been wishing for in your Christmas gifts). I have a personal massive wish that hope to come true…fingers, legs, and arms crossed. Dad I love you so much, this one is for you!

Peace and health,


Hong Kong diary 2



What do you think of the second part of the Hong Kong diary? Scarlett is calling you all to enjoy them from the Peak. We got the traditional tram to go up and it was such an experience! I admired the tropical plants and all the ground roots on the way up, such an exotic sight. The views were breathtaking however it was quite foggy that day so the panoramic photos I took were not so successful.

You will also see photos from the Aberdeen Marina Club where we had an exquisite Chinese meal, being entertained by chinese dragons and lovely live music. Another place we stopped over was the Hard Rock Cafe in the city centre, and there are some more photos from the Man Mo temple.

One of my favourite things was the cruise on the Aqua Luna junk boat for the symphony of lights. The boat itself is a total beauty with its red sails and you can book it for different types of cruise. Such a lovely experience!

Also, I cannot believe that Christmas is already here and I am so excited to open the gifts under the tree!


Hong Kong diary

I have been so excited about this trip. We were invited to Hong Kong some months ago, and the last few days the excitement was just getting bigger and out of control! I have managed to take lots and lots of photos that I will try to show you in this and following posts, so the first diary of my journey just starts here.

We took a direct flight from London, which was about 12 hours long; it was certainly no problem as we decided to book an overnight flight. I cannot recommend it enough! We arrived mid-afternoon local time and after a long needed shower, hair and make-up do at our hotel we went out for dinner. The weather is just perfect too! Imagine lovely spring weather requiring just long-sleeved tops, light-weight skirts or jeans and no jacket or overcoat (heaven!). Dinner was a lovely traditional Chinese/Thai selection of plates at a restaurant with one of the best views I have experienced.

Next day, I was up quite late but still retaining all my excitement. I explored the spa and swimming pool at the roof top of the hotel and I went shopping in the Pacific Place mall (oh dear, this place is so filled with so many beautiful things and yet so simple and minimal looking, it took my breath away). I must confess I did pay a visit in the Louis Vuitton shop for a bag from my Christmas wish-list but I was informed that the specific model had been discontinued…oh well I need to continue the search for the perfect bag then ;-). Coming back we took the Ferry across, such a cute little thing. Scarlett wanted so badly an ice-cream but we were 5 minutes late and the shop had just closed so she had to do with the healthy option of a large carton of milk before she happily fell asleep in her cot (she is almost 4 but the hotel thought it would be a good idea…and so did Scarlett!).

Day 3 involved a long long stroll in the centre of the city and Hollywood Road and a visit at the Man Mo temple. I admit that I was wearing completely the wrong shoes for this type of adventure and ended up blistered and unhappy. I had to buy a new pair of walking shoes to survive the rest of the trip. But I will keep all this detail for the next post.