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It's a funny old world!

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Perfect Phuket - Hello from the other side

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Hello from my corner of the world

Hello, hello how are we all doing?  I am sorry that I have been absent around here for so long. I can't really think of any excuses except for a certain global pandemic, which remains a distraction in our daily lives here in Thailand.  Still, I am pleased you can join me today as I bring you up to date for some good, random, Friday bliss and fun from Phuket. We are fine.  Like many of our neighbours in South East Asia, our Covid-19 situation here in Thailand had deteriorated over recent weeks. However, with strict measures in place to curtail the rise in cases, we are all hopeful for the arrival of the first international visitors into Phuket from July 1st.  We came to the island of Phuket in Southern Thailand for our Christmas holidays, and have remained largely based here ever since, as many Bangkok offices have requested home working. THE GOOD Phuket has been a blessed stay and we feel so fortunate to be here. I've written about this more here: Working from the beach, (WFB)