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 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 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
I found the below on facebook … fancy giving it a go? I think I will In fact I think I’ll start it tonight!
… or rather I’ll right it down and keep it safe … my coffee jar is nearly empty
Love this idea!! For a while a couple of years ago…my step daughter and her 3 kids came to live with us, they were going through a tough time. Every night at the dinner table I would have each of them tell me one good thing that happened to them that day. At first they grumbled and acted like they didn’t like it, but after a while they would remind me that I hadn’t asked about the days “good thing” yet.This January, why not start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective!
I’ve had a mixed day today. Started by reporting the leak where they put the vent back in the bathroom wall after redoing render on end wall. Lovely lunch with Ladies Who Lunch from previous school I worked in. Some compliments & I was wearing a new top and feeling gorgeous so graciously accepted them, a skill I am working on lol. Lovely visit & tea with my son. Continue reading »
no, not Droids but Icecreams lol
We really do appreciate it, and all the wonderful cooking Mags has done. We’ve been staying with Mags for a week, all following the lovely and healthy Slimming World eating plan with a wondrous result!
Debra lost 7lbs and I have lost 8.5lbs!!!!! Wow indeed Mags lost 2lbs too, not as big a loss but then she sticks to this all the time. It’s Debra’s first week on the healthy eating plan and me … well if I just stopped going “off piste” I would already be a lot lighter so my losses here wouldn’t be so amazing. We are both very chuffed and grateful to our personal chef … Slimming World Spa? Brilliant idea!!!
Well 199 steps sounds a lot but since we (Debra, Holly, Mags & I) only went down them it was easy peasy. However Mr Mags (who dropped us off Up Above, went back & was brought back & dropped off himself) managed to miss us at the church, go down, look around the shops and then run back up them (two at a time!) before walking down them with us. So he actually did 597 steps!
We (Debra, Mags, Mr Mags & I) went for a wander, well not really a wander it was to be an easy one mile walk that Mags does all the time. A gentle start walk to encourage our health & enjoy the countryside.
However Mr Mags decided wouldn’t it be interesting to walk down here, where they used to take their dog … hmmm not a decision I enjoyed. I was wearing a skirt and sandals & there were lots and lots and lots of nettles … which bit!!!
Well, not so much empty nest as empty living room! When I left my ex and moved in here back in October 2007 I was blessed in being given a two seater sofa and armchair, amongst other furniture. Four and a half years later both had just about had it. My back for sure had had enough of the sofa, I had padding under the cusion and seven cushions behind me so that I didn’t end up aggravating my back!
I can’t remember now who posted the link on facebook I followed, yesterday I think it was, but I’ve been doing lots of reading of it, and the follow up posts. I’m not Christian and whether a person is straight, gay, bi or something else has never been an issue with me, not even when I was a christian. The main message in the post “I’m Christian, unless you’re gay” (written by Dan Pearce) is love, please read it and share it.
Below I’m putting a video Dan posted about some responses he’s had to the original post … please watch, feel, think and share. Someone somewhere needs to read this.