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Glasto Rock Chick

Hello, I'm going offline for a while as I head off to Glastonbury, the 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…

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…

Bird and the Bees Bangkok

Sawadee Bee Mai and Happy New Year from a busy Bangkok. 
This weekend was Songkran. The roads are full of cars crawling out of the city as people head off to the Provinces to celebrate Thai New Year with their families. This mass exodus means that almost half the population of Bangkok leave town. Bangkok, however, is never quiet, as it’s a popular time of year for tourists to enjoy the Songkran water festival.

We are all dressed in our best brightest shirts and I'm sure we will be off to 'play water' as the World’s biggest water fight kicks-off all over the country.April is our hottest month here in Thailand, so being drenched is not all bad…

We’re in Phuket, a beach playground which is always lively at the best of times, unless you know the secret spots. I was interested to see how wet and wild things are here. I need not have worried, in Bangkok, the organised public Songkran spaces have been reduced, whilst the country prepares for the King's Coronation. In Phuket, the…