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Lesley Croft
Hong Kong
Communication is the key!
Interests: Film, travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Sai Kung, Education, theatre, yoga, mandala, life drawing. I have been living life as an expat for over 20 years now, perhaps I can help others? Think of this site as a counselling service - for me!
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Trick Eye Museum - 3D Hong Kong - click here for the website. Ok Ok I know I know, this is for kids right? Well, bugger that! Me and my other psudo-child friend had an absolute ball in this place.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Lesley in Hong Kong
http://www.dialogue-experience.com.hk/web/subpage.php?mid=6 Address: Shop 215, 2/F, Nob Hill Square, 8 King Lai Path, Mei Foo, Kowloon Telephone: 2310 0833 (General) / 2891 0438 (Group Booking) / 2310 8610 (Birthday in the Dark / Special event) Mei Foo MTR Exit C -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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Mushroom Bakery has opened a new branch in Sai Ying Pun. I am totally and utterly happy about this. I have bought my 'good' bread from them in Sai Kung for over 15 years and of all the things I... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2016 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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I made these using gel pens on black paper, two of my first attempts. I particularly like the white pens on black paper. Definition Mandala ˈmandələ,ˈmʌn -noun a circular figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism. Last November... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/ntlout10-hamlet Set at The Barbican People of Hong Kong! I implore you to check the schedules of our movie theatres and look out for the National Theatre, London, productions which are now being screened regularly. https://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/programmes/arts/national-theatre-live There's a bar They... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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I wasn't standing up when the news of David Bowie's death came to me yesterday. It was something I didn't want to believe was true. An icon of my youth, now dead, makes me think dark thoughts about my own... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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As an informative, responsible blogger I want to make sure all potential visitors to Sai Kung Town and Sai Kung Country Park know what it's really like. Essential Information for Visitors If you are an overseas visitor to Hong Kong... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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Chung Ying Theatre Company 1 - 10 May 2015 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA Wan Chai Hong Kong We are all aware of Robert Louis Stevenson's story, Dr Jekyll experiments with a substance and turns into a hideous... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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The Fringe Club is an excellent and intimate venue for a production of Shakespeare's most intriguing tragedy. Affording the audience a closeness to the emotion with selected key scenes to move the plot swiftly on, Sweet and Sour Productions, directed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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I have to say it. Even George doesn't look good with one. I am compelled to say it. Clean shaven is best, here is proof. I really dislike beards. I don't like them at all, not even a little bit.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at Lesley in Hong Kong
Ray Lewis is visiting Hong Kong from 17th April 2015 for two weeks and can be contacted on 9748 7538. A few years ago I met Ray Lewis on a plane. We had a very interesting conversation about his job... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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Huge I set off to find this lesser known shrine situated in the grounds of the Swissotel, 2 Wireless Road. From the Sky Train, Chit Lom, I headed up Wireless Road which is the land of Embassies. If you want... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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Billionaires and politicians gathering in Switzerland this week will come under pressure to tackle rising inequality after a study found that – on current trends – by next year, 1% of the world’s population will own more wealth than the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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In my down-to-earth-women-from-the-north way, I go about my day to day, week to week, month to month 'stuff' that needs doing in a straightforward manner. I believe that people who make a drama about the mundane are just attention seekers... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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In its seventh year (although my first). A virgin to music festivals because of their association with wellies and mud I have avoided such events. The beauty of Hong Kong's Clockenflap is the ease of getting to the venue and,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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Island Yoga, Phuket My bungalow I spent a week at Island Yoga at the beginning of July and had a most wonderful time. I am slightly hesitant to even write about it just incase people start flocking to Koh Yao... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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I observed this group of Monks taking delivery of this brand new Buddha, moving him from the truck and placing him in his new position. I couldn't resist just sitting down and snapping away. The pictures speak for themselves. Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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I read up on this fantastic place before I left my hotel, which was really useful as it meant once I got off the water taxi at Ta Cheng Pier No 9, run the gaunlet of fruit and water sellers... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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I have taken myself out of Hong Kong so temporarily I am officially Lesley in Bangkok. As there is huge shopping mall about two minutes walk from my hotel and after a day of tiring Grand Palace -ing I couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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Bending down is bad It’s been months. Perhaps I’ve mentioned it before? I may have even grunted and winced if required to bend down and pick something up. I have avoided buying shoes with laces preferring the slip-on variety. Sitting.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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A production by the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company. 2nd - 4th May this prestigious production was performed in Kwai Tsing Theatre. The nearest MTR station, Kwai Fong, exit B to be precise. The Venue I... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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When I was 11 I had a birthday party at my house. I know this because I have photographic evidence of all the girls in my class sitting our settee. When I was 16 I had a party at my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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Festival of Shakespeare, The Podium, Cyberport, Hong Kong http://www.cyberport.hk/campaign/cyberlink/vol024/detail_page_4.html 20th April 2014 Easter Sunday. http://www.ticketflap.com/en/events/174/ I don’t go and see Shakespeare for the plot. I go and see how it is done. The stage direction is truly up to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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Other than to show the art I saw today I would like to say it was difficult to get the photos of the works without other people posing in the photo. Frankly if I wanted random people with the art... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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Macbeth by William Shakespeare Production by Hong Kong Players Ltd Hong Kong Arts Centre, Mcaulay Studio 2nd - 5th April, 2014 David Mersault - Macbeth, Thane of Glamis Macbeth is one of the most performed Shakespearean tragedies, so I put... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Lesley in Hong Kong