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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!
Recent Activity
A trip out - Hong Kong style... Today I went to a yoga class in Central. Gyms and exercise places have been closed for weeks, they reopened last Friday. For those not familiar with Hong Kong, Central is the busy... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at Lesley in Hong Kong
It seems like ancient history now, but my first mini iPod Shuffle was my savior. It needed quite a bit of attention on a weekly basis. I had to attach it to my 'big' computer and upload newly released podcasts... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2020 at Lesley in Hong Kong I am taking the idea of the Off-Menu Podcast (click on the link above to listen to it) because I am not famous enough to be asked to be a guest on it. The basis of the podcast is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at Lesley in Hong Kong
Space 1999 In the lead up to the year 2000, I was extremely disappointed that the shiny future I felt I'd been promised would not be ready. There would be no flying cars or silver catsuits. There would still be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at Lesley in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post - it recycles news. Are there any new topics to write about in the South China Morning Post? After almost 17 years of living here the content of it remains the same and nothing is solved.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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 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
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
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
Image 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. There's a bar They... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Lesley in Hong Kong
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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