Saying Goodbye to Asia — For Now

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 to go home.  A month away is a long time.  But there are many...

Along Singapore River

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 love them.  They may not be cool, but...

Luang Prabang, Laos

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 the past few days Mr. D and I have taken our holiday in...

The Kids and I in Phnom Penh

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, restored French colonial bank that now serves as one of...

Researching a Novel: Land Mines

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 still among the countries most riddled with live...