Monthly Archives: March 2011

Saying Goodbye to Asia — For Now

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Today is my last full day of this amazing trip.  It is unbelievable to think that it’s now nearly over and that the next time I post something here it will be from back home in London.  I am ready …

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Along Singapore River

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If it’s Saturday, it must be Singapore….. When I arrive someplace new and I’m tired and jetlagged and hot, my favourite thing to do is take a boat trip.  My family hates these hoakey things, but I confess that I …

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Luang Prabang, Laos

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I’m now briefly back in Bangkok with an overnight stop before heading off to Singapore and the last leg of my Excellent Adventure.  But as we know, all work and no play makes all of us rather dull, so for …

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The Kids and I in Phnom Penh

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Last night I had the most remarkable experience.  Just like we did in Siem Reap, the kids and I featured in a fundraiser for Anjali House.  But this one was different.  It was held in the garden of a beautiful, …

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Researching a Novel: Land Mines

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While in Cambodia, I am doing the bulk (I hope) of my research for my next novel which is also going to be set here.  Without giving anything away, it will concern caring for children land mine victims.  Cambodia is …

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A Day in a Tuk Tuk in Phnom Penh

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Well, I made it to Phnom Penh. Talk about culture shock! Siem Reap is a sleepy village compared to this. But the best way to show you – and to experience it — is from the back seat of a …

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The Anjali House Kids read Their Writing

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The Anjali House Literary Magazine entitled “Wonderful Words: Imagination is Our Best Power” is now launched.  Tonight was the party celebrating our work together and it was such an overwhelming experience, I’m really at a loss for words.  So much …

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Anjali House Writing Workshop

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I’ve just gotten back from my last day of working with the kids.  I know I’ve said it before, but I just can’t believe it’s over.  I may have written an entire novel about time (that’s my first book, Tangled …

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Teaching at Anjali House

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So here’s the bad news — my week with the children of Anjali House is halfway over.  I can’t believe how fast it is going.  The kids are fantastic. The ones I am working with are in the “Young Adult” …

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A Day in Siem Reap

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It is a short and east flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap, but it meant a world of difference to me.  I fell in love with Cambodia five years ago — almost to the day.  And as I touched down …

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