Testing the underwater housing for iPhones

On a recent scuba diving holiday in Thailand, we all tested out the housing for my iPhone7, first in the hotel pool and then during a week’s diving trip. Result? A resounding success and such fun to use.You simply place the phone inside the housing (above) and snap it tightly...

Travelling with India’s best adventure tour operator

I know I am spoiled beyond belief – 2 trips to the mountains in almost as many months, but you know how it is, when the mountains beckon… In late January/early February I went on a high altitude trek in Ladakh with my all-round favourite adventure travel people – White...

Testing the SEATOSUMMIT dry sack

Last year, prior to a diving trip to Borneo, we bought a Seatosummit lightweight dry sack from a dive shop in KL. 8 litre capacity and weighing in at only a spectacular 58 grams. I have just taken my lovely bright yellow dry bag with me on its first “summit” outing – a 2...

White Magic Adventure Travel – THE adventure specialists in India

Yesterday, with great reluctance, I left snowy, wintery, beautiful Leh, and headed back to Delhi, after another stunning trip with White Magic Adventure Travel. As I unpack and download my photos and generally ease back into city life, I thought I’d put pen to paper (as it were) and give...

Mangrove Running Belt

Santa Claus was generous this year, bringing me not one, but two, Mangrove running belts – one black & one a delicious Barbie doll pink. I’ve used both of them, one per day, for the last week and I’m already a fan. The belt has an expandable pocket for mobile...

Testing Reebok’s reversible running shorts

Late September & Delhi is at its worst. Hot, humid, the fag-end of the monsoons – which explains all that heat and humidity. So, of course, that is exactly when I decide to buy some new running trousers, and test drive them (as it were) in such an unforgiving climate. Because I’d...

How good is the new “Juggernaut” mobile app?

Very good, is the answer. This recently launched app for mobiles here in India, is set to change the way we read, make no mistake. Without being remotely qualified to write an in-depth technical review of the Juggernaut app, let me just say that it was easy to download, is...

Travels with my Smith & Canova Power Purse

I have an amazingly resourceful sister who always finds truly amazing gifts for me, and has done for years. But even so, on a scale of 1-10 of fab gifts I’ve received from her over the years, my Smith & Canova Power Purse comes in as a straight 10. LOVE IT. My...

What are Mabul Water Bungalows like?

Borneo’s Sipadan is a mecca for scuba divers, and on both our visits there we have stayed at the lovely Mabul Water Bungalows. The first time we visited was in September 2009, for our son’s 21st birthday and we returned in August 2015 for my husband’s 60th.  The very fact...

How healthy are Whole Food energy bars?

This review is written for us by a guest blogger (&, in the interests of full disclosure, a dear friend). Gautam Chima is a serious cyclist (none of this Sunday morning-India Gate-post a selfie on Facebook stuff for him 😛 ), a musician, a keen angler – in fact we...

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My name is Christine Pemberton, I'm British, and a full-time resident of Delhi. India is my forever home.

In this review blog, I share my opinions on the places & the restaurants I visit and, of course, the shopping I do. From reviewing running shoes to trying out scuba gear, from testing gadgets to sharing touristy tips, you should find something here to interest you. If not - tell me!