About the Blog

In September 2008, my husband Kevin and I set off with a cat and a couple of boxes to Mumbai, India. My original blog, The Robertsons of Mumbai, was created to serve as an informative report to our families, and changed into a healthy living expat chronicle as we were transferred to Pattaya and Bangkok, Thailand a year and a half later. Six more years of raw food, stomach bugs and arachnids posed an ever-lingering threat, and plenty of Thai mispronunciations ensured that our journey was often-tragic but always-comical. In January 2016 we moved to Dubai, U.A.E., where we continue to reside. We hope you will benefit from these posts if you are a traveller, mother, household manager, health food fanatic, or lover of cultural adventures. Click on a category that interests you and settle in with a nice cup of vegan chai, lemongrass tea, or Arabic coffee!

Jul
16

Kombucha Questions Answered

Kombucha questions answered

After last month’s post on How to Make Kombucha, we received a slew of email questions regarding brewing difficulties and concerns. Here is our best attempt to address your most popular culturing issues, in hopes of helping you achieving success in your home kitchen! My kombucha still tastes like sweetened tea, AND/OR I am not…

Jul
12

Raising a Human: The 8th Month

Sporting the Robertson tartan baby kilt Oh, baby!: The most exciting happening during the 8th month? Fergus sprouted a tooth! After months of diligently checking each morning to see if a much-awaited oral visitor had popped out during the night, I actually completely stopped probing his fly trap and somewhat forgot about the whole situation. During his…

Jul
12

Raising a Human: The 7th Month

Oh, baby!: In the 7th month, Fergus and I made our way back to Bangkok solo, with a special guest in-tow – his grandma! She saw him for the first time the day before we left Houston, and it was a very long journey for her to travel to Asia! She spent the month here…

Jul
12

Raising a Human: The 6th Month

The 6th month involved an emergency trip to Aberdeen, Scotland, which I was completely unprepared for. Thankfully, he was not too bad on the flights (see baby flying tips here). We spent almost two weeks in the UK trying not to freeze our butts off, came back to Bangkok for a few days, then were off…

Jun
19

Baby-A-Go-Go: How Not to Get Lynched When Flying With A Baby

Fergus at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, at 4:00am When I was pregnant, I remember coming across blog posts on the interwebs regarding flying with babies. They were always written by some Type-A soccer mom who thought that she knew everything about flying with a baby because she once flew from Point A (some random, forgettable American city) to…