About the Author

I’m a British expat who gave up my job in London to move to Hong Kong with my husband. Desperate Hong Kong Housewife details my every day experiences of trying to get to grips with living in a new city and dealing with leaving my family, friends and life in London behind.

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Best Hotel Swimming Pools for a Long Hot Summer in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, like London, New York and Paris, tends to clear out in the summer months local population wise. If you’re not joining the annual max exodus and […]

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Is it time Hong Kong took a Digital Detox?

      Travel writer Will Hide recently visited Hong Kong and Tweeted: “Never seen anywhere quite like HK for people mindlessly glued to their phones, constantly shuffling […]

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Clucking about the Year of the Rooster

I for one cannot wait to see the back of the Year of the Monkey and start the Year of the Rooster. My western New Year did not […]

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15 Signs You’re a Spoilt Expat

It’s that time of year for the summer exodus – when schools end and many expats return to their home countries during the hottest months in Hong Kong. […]

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Ageless Hong Kong

Last month was my birthday and I turned an age at which apparently British women feel “officially unattractive”. I certainly felt for the first time that I had […]

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Maid in Hong Kong

 Whether or not you think Regina Ip’s comments about Filipino maids were racist or just plain wrong, they must surely strike a cord with every married expat woman […]

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An Eggscellent Easter in Hong Kong

 Growing up in the UK, Easter was always my favourite holiday. Even more so than Christmas with its sleep-depriving excitement of being showered with presents. For me, Easter […]

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How to Walk in Hong Kong

For anyone who is new in town or returning after the summer away and needs a refresher:   1.You may feel that everyone is walking towards you and […]

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The woman who wore a pencil to dinner

I love the idea of a tropical holiday. Even before I moved to Asia, I preferred the idea of a sultry location to the Med. Unfortunately though the […]

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Goodbye E

 I’ve been overseas for a while due to what must be every expat’s nightmare: parental illness. Anyone vaguely middle aged lives in faint dread of the time they’ll […]

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