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Book Reviews: Beijing Tai Tai

As a Taiwanxifu, a ‘daughter in law’ of Taiwan, I have spent over a decade and a half learning about Taiwanese (and Chinese) culture.  I love Taiwan, its convenience, amazing food, quirky finds in back alleys, mix of modern architecture … Continue reading

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Christmas Bazaar: Salvation Army, 14 December

As some readers will know, I love, love, love the twice-yearly fundraising bazaar run by the Salvation Army, Taipei. What’s so good about it? Well, it’s kind of the next best thing to an op-shop in Taipei.  Which is not … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Bazaar fundraiser — 22 June 2013

I am almost too scared to share this secret with you because it is so good.  I will be up early next Saturday to clamour into the doors as they open and take advantage of the bargains to be had.  What … Continue reading

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TES Summer Fair

It’s on again … the annual fair to get rid of all your clutter (ah hem, treasures), and to perhaps pick up some bargains at the same time.  It’s the place to be if you are setting up your nest … Continue reading

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Winner of the deNeuville lunchbox

Congratulations Heather W! You are the lucky winner of the imported French deNeuville candy lunchbox.  Many thanks to everyone who supported the contest.

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Calling all Yummy Mummies in Taipei: Summer Boot Camp

Good friend (and another Taiwanxifu) Colleen, is running a Summer Boot camp for mothers.  Colleen is a passionate fitness instructor, who is a certified Prenatal/Postpartum Fitness Instructor.  I have just started some one-on-one prenatal exercise classes with her, and have … Continue reading

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TES Summer Fair: 2 June 2012

Are you newly arrived in Taiwan and setting up home?  Preparing for the arrival of a baby?  Looking for some good books to read?  Are you actively decluttering?  Or perhaps you are just looking for some good food and diversions … Continue reading

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Have you had Weet-Bix lately?

Despite the food scene in Taiwan being wonderfully diverse and tempting, there are times when I still miss certain Australian foods.  During a recent trip back home, I stocked up on vegemite, chocolate bullets and chai tea (although I heard … Continue reading

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Australia Food Festival at Jasons Supermarkets

I thought I would post this in case there are any Antipodeans in Taipei who are craving some Aussie flavours. The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) is sponsoring an Australia Food Fair, which will take place at Jasons Supermarkets in Taiwan from … Continue reading

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One Lovely Blog Award

Recently, Scathing Weekly nominated me for a “One Lovely Blog Award”.  My first blogging award!  Now I truly feel like a ‘real blogger’. But the award comes with some conditions, none too onerous, namely: 1.  Link back to the blogger who gave … Continue reading

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