Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Dear William: Not all those who wander are lonely!

'I wandered lonely as a cloud...

Well, that’s as maybe in my new life, but since our arrival in Bangkok, 
a month ago, it’s been fun to wander around on my own. 
When you move countries your senses are on high alert. 
You feel life more. You hear more, smell more for sure, not all great!
 You definitely see more when you are not walking along chatting with friends. 

By the way, the finding friends bit is looking promising, 
I’ve met some lovely ladies in Bangkok. 
Phase two of the search for friends is do they have nice husbands? For Mr Wren!

We have high hopes we won't be wandering lonely for too much longer. 
Ermm, actually, have you seen our diaries? Even if we never meet anyone here,
it appears through the non-stop visitors arriving, 
that the world is coming to us! Yippee.

In the meantime, we took a quick trip to the UK to fill our lungs full of fresh air and to recharge ahead of the move into our longer term apartment... 

British countryside outside Henley on Thames
That floats on high o'er vales and hills, 

Well, I normally prefer to fly, 
but right now I quite fancy floating gently along, 
not much of that happening at the moment… 

I have no idea when are furniture will arrive, it's on its way but...  
We’ve just had a note from the removal company saying our container, 
you know, the one last seen broken down at the end of our Australian street is stuck in Singapore! At which point I was going to say, 
what the bleedin’ heck is it doing in Singapore? 
But that seemed rather pedantic. 

We get our new Bangkok apartment this weekend 
but I’m already suggesting with nothing to move in, 
we please excuse my French, Phuket and head to the beach.

Every cloud has a silver lining and all that… even lonely clouds!

The Queens daffodils are looking good at Windsor Castle
When all at once I saw a crowd, 

hello, hello is that ship ahoy, or just wishful thinking? 

Swans on the River Thames
A host, of golden daffodils; 

It has been lovely to be back in the UK these past two weeks. 
Yes, it’s chilly but that’s great, 
brushing your teeth under the tap of safe drinking water, 
eating an apple with only a cursory rubdown. 
All that great British food, 

What are you on they say? What about that wonderful Thai food? 
'Tis true the food here is great,
 but a good Pad Thai still can't compete with Mum's home cooking! 

It is a wonderful time of year in England, 
everything appearing bright and cheerful from a winter under wraps...



Beside the lake, beneath the trees, 

argh beautiful



Fluttering and dancing in the breeze...'. 
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Hey, ho here we go again. 
Suitcases packed tick, passports packed tick, resilience packed 
and off we go dancing in the breeze, Bangkok-bound
See you on the other side of the world!



Linking with thanks to all the hosts at Our World Tuesday

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