You know how at Christmas you get to make lists of what you need for Christmas, and magical lists in your head of what actually WANT? Yeah, well Chinese New Year isn’t like that. Santa, despite his appropriately coloured outift, doesn’t have ¬†role. Sobbing, I know. So anyway, I’ve just made a list of CNY gifts to myself that I will never buy because I’m an unemployed stay at home mother. Remember? But it IS Valentines next month…. (just saying) Also, as a fairly tall fairly blonde westerner it can be a little tricky buying things in real life here…

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It has been years since I’ve lived in an apartment, and it’s a first for family life. We’ve always been incredibly lucky to be able to live in beautiful houses in the UK from a town house alongside a yacht marina, to a typically English cottage style house on the edge of farmland, to an airy Victorian red brick overlooking parkland. Space has never been a premium, which is perhaps largely due to us being outside of major cities, and so I was wary about the compromises we would need to make when moving to an apartment in Singapore. Additionally,…

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Before I begin let me just say two things: This is not a sponsored post, it’s just what I know now and what I like right now. I just want to make that clear. I am not an expert on anything, I’m just a woman who has about 5 mins spare at the start and end of each day in which to transform myself from haggard witch to hot wife/fun mum/normal looking. My priority with products is therefore what requires the least amount of time for the most amount of face/hair/skin improvement. Nothing very scientific about this. OK SO… What…

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