Mishaps & Shenanigans

Driving in Phuket

I drove in Phuket today. It was like being in a computer game. Your mission: ensure a cheery disposition at all times by singing to music illegally downloaded from YouTube in the 2000s, and NEVER honk your horn while avoiding the following: white bearded topless men on scooters wobbly weaving in and out of traffic […]

Getting stuck down a hole with a dog

We’re back in lockdown here after over 400 days of no community cases so what better time than to start a podcast! My first one focuses on jumping down this hole to save my dog… and getting stuck there for hours.

The Great Chicken Nugget Shortage of 2020

I don’t believe Covid-19 was started by bats. I think chickens got together and came up with an elaborate plan not to be eaten, ala Chicken Run, then blamed it all on the bats. We have no nuggets. Since like July time. Because of Covid. Because of the chicken conspiracy. People are coping okay with […]

Oh monkey, you’re so pretty

About a month or so ago a lone male monkey started using our roof and balcony to get from one side of the estate to the other. At first we were a bit wary because the last monkey that wandered the estate on its own turned vicious when the people who were feeding it left. […]


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About Me

Hi, I’m Aylssa. This is not me, although according to a Singaporean Customs Officer I do resemble Mr Bean’s girlfriend. I was chuffed when they told me that. I’m from Newcastle but ran away in my 30s and am now pottering around South East Asia.

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