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Desperate Hong Kong Housewife

Desperate Hong Kong Housewife

Clucking about the Year of the Rooster

January 26, 2017 by HKH

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 get off… Read more…

15 Signs You’re a Spoilt Expat

July 18, 2015 by HKH

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. Sure signs… Read more…

Ageless Hong Kong

June 11, 2015 by HKH

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 reached a… Read more…

Maid in Hong Kong

May 2, 2015 by HKH

 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 in Hong… Read more…

An Eggscellent Easter in Hong Kong

April 2, 2015 by HKH

 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 was the… Read more…

How to Walk in Hong Kong

September 25, 2014 by HKH

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 deliberately knocking… Read more…

The woman who wore a pencil to dinner

May 27, 2014 by HKH

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 tropics don’t… Read more…

Goodbye E

May 7, 2014 by HKH

 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 have to… Read more…

Horsing Around

January 30, 2014 by HKH

So here we are in January 2014 – the start of a new gregorian calendar year and the turn of a lunar new year tomorrow. Happy Year of the Horse… Read more…

Empress Isabel’s New Clothes

November 15, 2013 by HKH

Like everyone else with an iota of fashion sense, I got caught up in the excitement ahead of the Isabel Marant for H&M launch. I even toyed with the idea… Read more…