Saturday, 29 May 2010
Anyway there is an option to make a slide show with the photos from your Picasa album and upload it to blogger. So I thought I'd give it a go. You guys might get sick of Thailand photos soon. Just be thankful I'm sorting through them and there is only so much time in the day to upload photos I took about 1500!!!! (Many of them not so good!!!)
Right I'll try to do the slide show thing.
Hmmmmm..... that didn't work. (I tried to past the code in the upload picture section) I'll try this...Paste it directly on where I type my post.
YAY! it worked. That was easy.
Hua Hin had a lovely seaside feel with a strong arty community. The Cicada Art Market was definitely my kind of place. I also discovered here a fantastic fabric shop with the most beautiful soft cotton fabrics- I paid $70 Australian for 3 lengths of fabric (8 meters in all).
The beach here is all rocky and with the stripy buoy on the horizon I felt like I was in a Picasso painting. The horses and brollies had me imagining I would see him and his wife strolling about enjoying the sunshine. It was not exactly like the painting but there was something in the quality of the light and the rocky beach and atmosphere that had it fixated in my head.
The Sofitel Hotel was like stepping into another time. I could imagine I was sitting on the veranda sipping tea waiting for Freddy and George to come in from playing tennis on the lawn. It really appealed to the romantic in me. I just checked out their website. The cost of their cheapest room was equivalent to three nights at the Baan Paloy where we stayed, which was lovely in it's own way and for $50 Australian per night with breakfast for both of us I can't complain!!
Thursday, 20 May 2010
It got me thinking about Thailand and what a lovely time we had there, such a contrast to the images on the news at the moment. The following photos were taken at the Grand Palace on our last day in Bangkok. It's not far from where one of the trouble spots.
Sunday, 16 May 2010
While enjoying this place I recieved a text from Chicky Babe which read.
"Please never ever ever go away again!"
"Why? Just because you miss me and love me?"
No because Bantam Boy had a party and they broke the bath. They WHAT!!!???!!! My lovely claw foot bath that took me years to save up to afford to install- I bought it from a clearance sale then it sat in the car port for 4 years until I could get it put in only a few months ago.
Apparently there was a party. Which was supposed to be a gathering in a local park. Then they badgered Bantam Boy. Lets go to your place- your mum's not there. Ok but no one is allowed to go inside we all stay outside. Yeah right. In they went and much to Bantam Boy's dismay and alarm the next morning they discovered that the bath had been broken off at the pvc plumbing at the plug hole section and it was resting on it's side. No one owned up to having done it.
Fortunately Tim the toolman was able to fix it fairly easily. But that is the last party for a while! Oh yes there was also a very long pine log in the front yard too! Where that came from we have no idea.
Friday, 14 May 2010
This is the pool where the 4pm happy hour started our daily Pina Colada tradition. ( I promised myself I'd buy the ingredients to make them here but haven't yet, although I did buy some Bombay Sapphire Gin yesterday. Purely medicinal to guard against malaria, nothing to do with lifting my morose mood yesterday. Gin was our night time night cap drink. I can't believe I actually lost weight while on holiday! All that drinking and eating and lying by the pool! I'll have to do more of that here. I actually think it was the relaxation that helped me lose 3kg in 12 days! And the walking I suppose.
This pretty flower was at the poolside of our hotel -Boomerang Village in Kata. It was so nice there and it cost us $50 a night for both of us (we did have to share a king size bed, fortunately we got on so well!!) and that included a full buffet breakfast with real coffee not that stuff stewing in pots on a warmer! The fellow who owns the place is Italian so I guess that good coffee was an important thing to him too.
This is where my post actually started. (It's all topsy turvy sorry!)
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Monday, 3 May 2010
He also has a girlfriend now too.
And I'm crying at the telstra add where the young man rings his mum from the train telling her he's coming to visit her!