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Tourists in Penang

Hello there! Did you miss me?

(Probably not, but it’s fun to flatter yourself.)

 I’ve been a little bit quiet the last few days because I have some visitors occupying my time at the moment. My in-laws are staying for a few days, en route to the UK, and so I’m showing them around this fine city I live in (while my husband is at work…I hope he spends time with his parents eventually!)

I thought I would post up a few pics to show you what we’ve been doing, and hope to be back with some more posts soon:

And of course, when you are in Penang, one must eat:

Eat first, and take photos after you’ve wolfed down about half the plate. That’s my unofficial motto.

And now for something completely different…I’ve recently updated my Ex-Pat Files. The new blog is here. I don’t have too much to say about it except it is a good read, and an important one too. Take a look and let me know your thoughts. I have had some wonderful feedback thus far from family and friends and I am thankful to everyone who has commented thus far.

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Just a note to let you guys know I have updated the Ex-Pat blog.

(Yes, I know, earlier than normal; I’ve been trapped stuck at home all day while the car is being fixed.)

You can check it out here if you’re interested in having a read. It’s a really interesting topic about the perception of beauty and the lengths we go to to achieve the “perfect” look. The research I did online for this was quite fascinating and insightful.

I’m really enjoying the chance to explore some interesting topics through my Ex-Pat blog. I love being able to write about what I want and I’m enjoying the research required for some of the topics. I miss working in my field on a full time basis but it’s a privilege to be able to write for childless.com.au and keep my skills intact.

I’m planning some more topic themed posts on this blog too, as a variant on the food-and-craft posts, so make sure you hold me accountable to put them up! I’ll be back soon.

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Waiting at the traffic lights near Komtar, Penang –  see what we have to contend with when we take off!

I’m not having a good run of posting stuff on my blog this week. I’ve been feeling very tired and flat, and think my body is failing on me (have a knee injury, sore throat, and so on). I’ve wanted to post up some more things and complete a few more projects, but I just haven’t had the energy.

I have written up a new post at my Ex-Pat blog though, which you can read about here. I’m having a bit of a vent about every ex-pat’s favourite bugbear – Malaysian traffic. That’s why I’ve included the pic at the top of this post, as a little peek at what driving in Penang can be like (don’t worry,  I had plenty of time to take this photo, it was perfectly safe!)

Hope to be back soon with more food, more musings, more photos and more creative projects (okay, more stamping, which seems to be consuming my interest at the moment). Watch this space.

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{Blog} Ex-Pat Files update

I’m making it a bit of a habit to do some shameless self-promotion whenever I’ve posted up a new entry on childless.com.au. Here’s my latest entry.

It’s a bit of a mixed bag this week. A self-indulgent pondering on the struggle to buy a decent pair of pants, which leads to pontifications about the waistline size of Malaysians. I’m doing what I excel at – going off on a tangent.

But have a read and let me know what you think, and let me know if you’ve read other blogs and articles on the site. Happily Childless is an interesting, if provocative, blog for the childfree and I also like Journey of a Fat Girl and New Lipstick.

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I’ve got a new post up at www.childless.com.au. For the second week in a row it’s about food – and my mouth was salivating the entire time I was typing.

(Luckily I still have that bag of rambutans…)

Go check it out here. Oh, and have a look at the rest of the site, especially if you’re childless – it’s a great site and there’s more great blogs, articles and discussions than just my work 🙂

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Time for a bit of shameless self promotion 🙂

One of the hats I’m wearing at the moment is blogger for a new website, www.childless.com.au. I’m writing a blog, the Ex-Pat Files, about my current life as a “lady of leisure” living in South East Asia.

I’m blogging fortnightly about my experiences and put up a new post this week, so go check it out here

And, wouldn’t you know it, I’m talking about food this week…

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