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Happy New Year of the Earth Pig

Hello everyone and Happy New Year to you all!   Surely I am not too late to wish you a Happy New Year?
We are yet to have our Thai New Year celebrations!
I love my life where I get to enjoy an endless round of New Year celebrations in different countries. We started with the Aussie New Years Eve on December 31st 2018, and we've enjoyed the Chinese New Year February 4 - 9 and we're next looking forward to the Songkran festivities for our Thai New Year April 13-16.

Hopefully, by April, I will have my New Years resolutions all sorted out and it gives me time to adjust any that may not seem appropriate. Haha!
January whizzed by for us a wonderful blur of blue skies, sunshine and the Australian Open tennis.

If you are a tennis fan, did you know that all of the Grand Slams and many of the major tournaments run a qualifying tournament?

At the Australian Open the tournament is free for the public, held at Melbourne Park, the home of the Grand Slam and a wonderful opportunity to have …
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Diary of a Glasto Virgin!

Part one: 


I can thank my Aussie girlfriends who pushed me to volunteer as a Glastonbury Steward. 'Yeah, you can do that' they said, sipping on their skinny cappuccinos within easy reach of flushing loos. 

I'd reconnected with my long lost inner Rock Chick after seeing the movie Bohemian Rhapsody and was contemplating volunteering at the greatest show on planet earth. I just wasn't sure what I was letting myself in for, and whether I could survive the Glastonbury Festival.
We're talking six nights camping in a field with no electricity, wot no WIFI? Surviving the legendary Glasto toilets, me Miss Evian water, drinking from the same tap cows use for the rest of the year. A Melbourne coffee snob and part-time foodie, living on festival fast food with a side of no sleep. Moi, the leader of the "shall I'll ask them to turn the music down?" discussions on arrival everywhere. 
An old country bird with zero experien…

Glasto Rock Chick

Hello, I'm going offline for a while as I head off to Glastonbury, UK for the World's biggest and best Performing Arts Festival. Yes, Somehow your little Wren will be spending six nights unplugged, WOT no Wifi? 

This five-star chick is off living in a tent and perhaps facing the biggest game of survivor since her days at Pony Club camp in the '70s.

Quite how I went from trying to get tickets with the idea of glamping in a TiPi,  real beds, and the best linen, unlimited champagne, and fresh flowers and the like ... 

to camping in a steward's off-site enclosure whilst volunteering for a Somerset charity (Who'd have thought they'd have me!), remains entirely down to a night at the movies... Bohemian Rock chick Wren here I come. 

As a Glasto newbie I have already broken many of the rules:

1. Oxfam is making second-hand fashion a Worthy Cause at Glastonbury Festival 2019. It’s a solution to the damage fast fashion is doing to our planet and its people.

Oops to all my bra…

Amazing Thailand holidays!

Sawasdee ka from Bangkok.
How are you doing?

All is good here in Thailand. 
We have just had an amazing run of holidays. 
No, not just me, silly but the whole Country. 

We always have something to celebrate here living in the Land of Smiles!

Did you see the Global Economic Forum has suggested we should implement a four-day working week? They say it will help save the planet and people will be happier? Well, Thailand has got this nailed. In the last two months we have had all these holidays:

6 AprSatChakri Day8 AprMonChakri Day Holiday13 Apr to 16 AprSat to TueSongkran Festival1 MayWedLabour Day *6 MayMonCoronation of King Vajiralongkorn9 MayThu

Wren's Worldwide Wanderings

In April 2019 I set myself the ambitious task to join the Blogging from A -Z April Challenge. I choose a travel topic, with the idea of covering as many countries I could, whilst being on the road continuously myself. You can read the posts here
This is what the last six weekends have looked like :
Paris --> UK --> Songkran in Phuket --> Easter in Pattaya --> Fitcation in Bali --> 

King Rama X Coronation in Bangkok --> Friend's birthday celebrations in Hoi An, Vietnam.
I am sure one day, I will look back from the armchair of my nursing home and say to whoever will listen, 'yes darling, we used to travel a bit'

If I look at the lead up to the A-Z Challenge I was also pretty busy trying to re-establish myself in my Thai life after the Summer in Australia. There was little time to prep for a month of posts. Well, that's my excuse to say I've not yet finished nor been awarded the A -Z Survivor badge!
But I am still going. I was pretty determined to finish a…

Hello from the Holiday Queen of Asia!

Hello dear Blogging friends, I am sorry it's been so long. I'm at the end of a massive fest of holidays and I'm ending on a high.
At the top of the world no less. Just look at this picture of Mount Batur, Indonesia which I took earlier this morning. I hope wherever you are in the world, your sunrise was as beautiful!
Let me just start by sharing my office with you. Here it is overlooking the paddy fields of Bali, somewhere between Denpasar and Padang for those in the know.
We are quite remote here and the hotel says don't blame them the internet is down, it's their provider! 

So I had to go exploring the area and find some decent Internet cover. The dog is my new companion at the street bar I found with the Internet. Isn't this the most perfect office for the day? Who care's there is no WIFi at the resort.
I've been doing a tour of paradise locations of the world. No, not really but this is what it feels like.

What would your paradise be like? Do you want a be…