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My Colourful Thai Life

Hello, hello how are you all today?  All is good here in Thailand  where life continues to be one long riot of colour! Won't you come on a wander with me and  I'll show what we've been up to?  Last week's colourful Christmas photos were just the beginning... Check out my Thailand travels at: We might have been a riot of colour but it's been a pretty zen week. We filled up a minibus of ladies and went off exploring. Oh, we did have some laughs,  luckily they all have an amazing sense of adventure! We were recreating some of my International Blog Winner's Trip  with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, where we went off the beaten track: Finding Zen Bliss in Nakhon Nayok Bamboo Tunnel: Nakhon Nayok Last weekend we went on a road trip to Lopburi Province in Central Thailand. The area is famous for its sunflowers. It took a bit of searching as the season is later due to drought, and we were all the h

All things bright and beautiful in Bangkok... and very Christmassy!

Hello everyone How is your week going? I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday. Here is a lotus flower for you. Isn't it incredible? I picked it on one of my recent trips in rural Thailand to spend some time with the Ban Laem Community. They rowed me out into the middle of the pond, like a Princess to pick it! Oh me, oh my what a life! Mind you, if you can see the photo below I had to walk the gangplank of the bamboo path to get into the boat! You can read more about this here: The Ban Laem Community, Suphanburi, Thailand All good here, although I'm missing being in Australia at the moment as it is the Spring Racing carnival's Melbourne Cup weekend. It's a lovely time of year, spring is one of the best times anywhere in the world don't you agree? We've not got any horses here but we do have loads of animals in my corner of the world.  Whereever I go in Bangkok,  I always seem to find the elephant in the room. Haha! Guess

Awesome Asian adventures!

Hello everyone how is your week going?  All is good here in Thailand and I am thankful for it. Happy Friendship Friday! . Our newspapers announced that winter had officially started. Not so you'd officially know it, but thinking about it, I've been less of a sweaty mess! And last weekend I had to jump in the pool quickly as it was quite chilly. We've not long been back from Japan where we had an amazing holiday. We got caught up in Typhoon Hagibis which caused widespread devastation and loss of life across Japan. Here's my tribute to the staff at the Imperial, Tokyo, we are grateful for their care and attention during Japan's worse storm in living memory:  Impeccable, Imperial Hotel  Imperial Hotel, Tokyo We had been in Japan to watch the World Cup Rugby. Our match England v France was cancelled because of the storm However, by Sunday, everything was calm and beautiful in Tokyo. Imperial Palace gardens and surrounds, Tokyo

Wandering Japan Land of the Big Typhoon and rising Rugby Sun.

Kon'nichiwa, hello from Japan I hope your week is going well.  Ours is, although we're keeping an eye on the super typhoon heading our way. We're in Tokyo for the Rugby World Cup and in between matches to walk the Nakasendo trail. This is a pretty hike up and down through the mountains between the old postal villages between Tokyo to Kyoto. The track dates back to the feudal period and we have enjoyed this historic route immensely. Japanese necklace - Tusmago-juku It seems like half the people we meet are here for the rugby and we've had many wonderful conversations along the way. Sport is such a great connector of people don't you think?  Each night we are staying at the traditional Japanese Ryokan Inns with their communal bathing onsens. Mind you, I've worked out pretty quickly that if you are staying at the same place as us, chances are I'm going to be seeing you butt naked at the communal bathing area later. So forgive me if I

Blue toes excitements!

Hello, how are you doing? It's been another great week here in Thailand.             'I have found that if you love life, life will love you back'. Arthur Rubinstein Sixteen weeks ago I painted my toenails turquoise blue and life's been good ever since.  Who knew such a simple change could make all the difference? Pull up a chair and I'll tell you all about it! I've always had pink toes, maybe coral, and very occasionally,  I've worn red nail polish at Christmas.  My blue toes are my sign to myself to get out there,  to have fun and do something different. I mean let's face it unless something's gone drastically wrong in the day,  you've always got your feet with you, haven't you?  In Thailand, we never wear socks, so I have a secret, constant reminder to: Do it different, stay out of the ordinary! I thought I'd made this up myself, but  The Beauty Gypsy writes:  Forget any tranquil associatio

Walking in the rain

Hello, hello how's everyone doing? All's good here in Bangkok.  We're riding out the rainy season and I feel thankful the end is nearly in sight.  Thailand needed rain badly, then we got floods. As the saying goes ' it never rains, but it pours'  and that is certainly true here at the moment. I'm not complaining, I always like to see the rains, it makes things grow. My 2019 rainy season, like the little seeds in the ground, has been a good season for me. Since my recent Tourism Authority of Thailand blog winners trip, I have been very fortunate to receive other offers for product development trips with the Thailand tourism industry. I have been asked to write in magazines and I'm enjoying speaking at coffee mornings at the various Thailand Women's Associations.  I'm loving this feeling of personal growth and development . 'When will you begin your long journey into yourself?' - Rumi But let's go back to the