I’ve just popped onto Willow’s blog to counter an accusation … Flower asked if Willow had brought her “scraggy” yellow friend to Hampshire with her. Apparently she meant me?!?!?!? How very dare she … judge for yourselves … I am sooooo not “scraggy”!
I am proud to accept the description of “well loved”, but not “scraggy”
Yep a late post this but hey I am making up for a long silence
These were the guests at the birthday tea I had with my parents on the Saturday
I visited friends for my actual birthday, on my way down to this job. A couple of concoctions were enjoyed … unrepeatable as one ingredient was home brewed!
My skilled artist friend Andrew S Hinkinson gave me this gorgeous owl portrait which he created his very own self
Another friend gave me a novelty mug which I have SO been using for my herbal teas
See, it’s not that big, not reeeeaaaaaly lol
My lovely son gave me a kindle voucher … he SO knows and loves his Mam lol.
My parents were more practical, clothes & cash most of which unfortunately had to go on bills instead of treats but hey, I am extremely grateful not only that I still have them both but that they are able & willing to help me out financially!
Dad and I often go for walks, which helps my Mum out cos he’s out of the house lol, she’s much more camera shy … plus I’ve just got the pics in my phone memory
This morning I managed to get myself out walking in the countryside rather than around a town. Next time I am so putting my walking boots on lol
I managed to avoid all the fresh *stuff* but it was impossible to avoid the mud and it MUST have been thick with old *stuff*! I enjoyed seeing all the horses on their way up and down this old railway line but, unlike dog owners, the riders don’t have to pick up after their friends.
I’ve a new job, I’m now a Personal Assistant (Care) though the family of my current client doesn’t seem bothered about the whole “P.A.” label and just calls us carers
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Well not really lol. I’ve been out & about since 08:30, about 4 hours in the National Museum then lots of wandering & photo taking with the odd stop at stalls or inside for cold drinks & snacks. I wasn’t paying attention to the time but soon realised it was nearly 17:00. None of the taxis would do meter & all wanted 150-200baht. The taxi this morning to the museum (further than here from hotel) only cost 43 (paid 50 & told him to keep the difference).
The hardship part is that I am forced to sit in an air conditioned coffee shop, with free wifi, drinking a hazelnut late frappe
Such hardship lol
Hmmm The Black Canyon iced coffee at the front was mine.
Complimentary refreshments on our trip to Wiang Kum Kam.
Erm … can’t remember what this was lol On discussion we’ve decided/remembered that it was chicken in chillipaste … the clue was the time/date stamp in the photo info
Here’s what Mrs Luckyluck had, both meals came with a bowl of clear soup … all yummy
Fresh bananas I bought on a street stall, so small!
My breakfast this morning (Saturday). I went with the Thai side of the table today. It was tasty but basically same foods as any other meal … I still had my eggy bread (french toast) though
This was Mrs Luckyluck’s breakfast … as planned it was a gentle, slow meal.
Yep, we both cleared our plates
There will be more food photos … I do often forget to photograph meals but some are also on my camera rather than my phone.
That’s right … I’m doing just what it says on the tin lol
At this time in two days (Saturday 23rd February 2013) I shall be sitting on a train zooming (we hope) down to London with my Dad … with your Dad you might ask, how old are you then, a kid? Well I’m preeeeetty sure most, if not all lol, of my friends will say I’ve never grown up … who wants to??? I am technically an adult and during the trip there is some debate over who is looking after who.
It’s only my second trip of this distance, last time was only for a week, I travelled with my husband and son, we stayed with my Dad, did no additional travelling and it was fifteen years ago. For those reasons my Dad says he’ll be looking after me (financially he truly is, I am a very very very very lucky, aka spoilt, person!) however my Mum reckons I’ll be looking after him even though he has travelled extensively both for work and pleasure. Just because he’ll be 70 this year … I mean it was only last year he went camping in Scotland so early they had snow! He does have a tendency to tune things out when they get noisy (hearing aids) but is that just when he doesn’t want to listen lol
Oh, where am I going? THAILAND!!!!!!!!
Ahem, me, excited? Noooooo, whatever gave you that idea *giggles madly* cos it’s not just a holiday of a lifetime with my Dad … Mrs Luckyluck, my friend who lives out there, is joining me. Yeah!
Now I have no idea if I’ll be able to blog from my phone, I will try, but even if I can’t I shall be sharing when I get back … I might take a picture or three, okay I have bought a new 16GB memory card which means my digital camera now has three (16GM, 8GM & 64MB) all of which I am taking. I’ve even got a decent sized memory card in my phone so I will be able to take photo’s with that which there is the vague chance I’ll be able to upload while on holiday … if I can access my blog, it’s only a clever phone, not a smart one :D As for where in Thailand, we’re starting in Bangkok where a fab friend is meeting us, after a couple of days there we split up. Dad goes off birding while Mrs Luckyluck and I go up to Chiang Mai … on an overnight train where they change the seats into proper beds with mattresses & curtains & everything :D This site, Seat61, has been brill for planning and has a video clip of them changing them! Dad will meet us up there, Mrs Luckyluck heads back to her part of Thailand on the Sunday and we stay in Chiang Mia for a day or so. The next bit isn’t booked yet, we’re leaving it open to change BUT lol what we’re going to do is night train to Ayuthaya, spend the day there and stay over catching an early-ish local train the following morning to head back to Bangkok. We definitely plan to be back in Bangkok Wednesday, just to give us a buffer and a day to chill on Friday before catching the plane back home … our return flight takes off fifteen minutes past midnight. Aren’t planes magical … it will take 18 hours & 20 minutes to fly there but only 6 hours & 5 minutes to fly back! I know it’s down to the time difference but I think the flight there might well feel that long lol
- The flight distance is 5947 miles, or 9571 km.
- The timezone of the departure airport is UTC+0 , and the timezone of the arrival airport is UTC+7 . Current time at the point of departure is 11:39am, and 6:39pm at the point of arrival. There is a 7 hour time difference between the airports.
- For direct flights, the flight time varies between 10:35 and 11:35.
If I don’t get online … see you when I get back