Visit and explore: Phuket , Thailand

I just recently spent  four wonderful days in Phuket, Thailand (26-29 Oct 2010)  Since I live in Bangkok, it is easy to get to Phuket via plane, only less than an hour's travel.  The weather was perfect for us to explore the island and do the adventures it has to offer.  First of the list was Elephant Rides and Elephant Show!!  It was truly an amazing experience for us, especially because our toddler, Carmen, who is almost four was truly excited about being with live elephants. It thrilled her to death-- as much as it did us!...more

Palm Springs: More Then Just Suntanning & Golf

Once a hotspot for the Hollywood elite in the 50s and 60s, Palm Springs is still a popular getaway spot for Southern Californians.  A place to get away from it all by hanging out by the pool with a tropical cocktail or to hit a few on the green, Palm Springs is also an oasis for healthy food. Growing every year and catering to its finicky and discerning guests, this dessert paradise has lots to offer all sorts of diners!...more

Mama Needed A Big Dose of Vitamin D!

Mama Holli from Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! ...more

Virginia Scrapbooking Retreats

I blog about Scrapbooking Retreats in Virginia. Scrap the weekend away at a event in Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Nags Head. Offering 3 days 2 night scrapbook events from Virginia and Nags Mary  ...more

Sun Sense and for Families

Safe Sun for Families   With spring here (though it doesn’t always feel like it) , I am longing for heat and sunshine. We are planning a quick trip down South to rejuvenate and soak up some rays. With a toddler, and another one on the way, I suddenly became conscious of planning ahead regarding sun shelter....more

Amber's Mewsings


Oh, Joy!

'spent a happy afternoon with a few favourite friends today. Nothing elaborate. Coffee and sandwiches. Then a film - formulae, but sweet. Oh, it all started with browsing at a bookshop - sooo tempting, but I have friends who have lined up a lot of reading for me, so I left with nothing. OK, regret. I am trying to be sensible. The weather is pretty decent and the sun felt good, of course I had a few liters of sun block slathered all over....more

After rain comes sunshine

It has been rainy weather for a couple of days now. Specially yesterday but today the sun is back, not sure how warm it will get though. On the other hand I kind of like when it rains. I do like the sunshine too : -) First sunny and warm and then some rain do speed up everything like the trees, flowers and pollen! It is nice to see the trees and grass getting greener  and flowers popping up, the sky is blue and the sun is shining so lovely. But sometimes it can take away all the brightness because of the pollen and the allergies it may cause. ...more