Sunday, September 28, 2008
Back from a wonderful 15 days in Thailand. The children had a wonderful time and basically they wer very good,especially all together.They looked after each other. The big girls and boys decided it was worth coming back to, especially the shopping.Bangkok is still old and dirty in some areas but improved and it now has the most magnificent shopping malls, Big C , Paragon, Central,etc. One even has a huge oceanarium in it. I did pick up a tummy bug but that's just unlucky. When we returned the village gave us a nice and well attended farewell evening and now we are living with Vicki, Travis and Caitlyn. We have started the planning and negotiations with the builder for our unit. It could take up to 6 months but with Rick's friend Andy, the Supervisor , we hope it will be shorter. Happy Birthday to Nanny,my Trevor,Bruce, Michael and Scott,Geoff and Johari in October. Going to Nanny's to celebrate this afternoon. Just cop the size of the fried icecream at the ORCHIDS restaurant in Patong(beachside) Happy hours was always 2 cocktails for the price of one at the Patong Merlin,fine by us!
The Floating Market
The kids danced too
The Princess & the monkey
back at hotel for Thai dinner & dance
It is so difficult to decide which golden and mosaic wonders one should select.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
on the counter at hotel
Another foodhaLL in Phuket
The waiter,another of many who wanted photos with the kids.
JUNGCEYLON WATER PLAY
Friday, September 05, 2008
Off to Phuket for 10 days and Bangkok for 5 days, at 8 am tomorrow morning. Not apprehensive, quite excited. Just hope all goes well. Later today taking our little Mac and Scott's Kiah to their kennel. Bet they are not excited, especially Mac.Hope to work out a way around the no photo bits.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Emails flyiong across cyber space,backward and forward,latenight phonecalls, SMS messages,that's the state of our travel. At the moment we are going toThailand but that could change any time. In the last week the decisions have ranged from Thailand to Malaysia to Bali and have sometimes changed twice in a day. As Trev said, I go to bed thinking I'm going to Thailand, I wake up and I'm going to Bali, For desert at lunchtime., I get Thailand served again.Poor old Vicki even changed her money from Baht to Rupea!!!! Just wish us all luck .
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Well, I have all these lovely pictures on my phone and camera and can't download any of them because I don't have my own computer anymore. I thought I could use another computer but ofcourse they don't have the type of phone or camera disk downloaded. What a shame. We have definitely sold and at the moment are living in the sitting room and kitchen with one double bed,a filing cabinet for a table and some food and , until tomaorrow, a fridge. We have attended lovely birthday events for Julie and for Joh's girlfriend (dinner at Hillareys Harbour) and a dress up night for Jacqueline at Fremantle prison. That was a great night and thank you so much Jacquie and Frank.We all were witches, warlocklocks and other creepy creatures.Mick & Viv went off the next day on their extensive North American tour. Our holiday, which is suposed to start on Saturday, is in an on again ,off again stage because of problems in Thailand. The government has not declared the area a danger so at the moment we are still going because the insurance does not cover cancellations.If Thai Airways cancelled the flight, we would be OK and could go somewhere else. So it is a wait and see situation. The kids seem to be fine with it. Today we took some stuff to Vicki's.I took orders for strawberries fom the village because there are 3 strawberry farms along the way from Vicki & Travis's place. Bought 11 kilos and they gave me a 3/4 punnet for free, which was nice so I shared them with Zoe and Riley. When we return from the ""IF"" holiday, some of our neighbours are staging a farewell at the club for us,which is very kind of them.We move the last things before Sept. 24th so the place can be painted and re- carpeted. We have to pay for all that but we knew that. On Thursday we help Net's dear friend Lynda cel;ebrate her Birthday, she's here from Queensland and needed a break. We wish Lynda hope and Happiness in the future. Sorry about the photos, will need to consult the experts.Wish us luck for our trip.