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Thankful and Grateful

Hello everyone it's been a while! Life back travelling again has been epic. I so enjoyed my Summer in the UK, the sun shone and we were able to revisit old haunts including returning to Glastonbury as volunteers and also find some new places that we'd never been to. At Glastonbury Festival 2022 Then there was America. Oh my gosh, another pinch me is my life for real, wonderful times which have come as a result of hosting tennis players for twelve years playing at the Australian Open. I thoroughly enjoyed my twelve days of tennis completing my Fan Slam at the US Open. You can have a sneak peek into this via my Facebook page or on Instagram.  I did have the most wonderful time Staying at the New York Athletic Club  and meeting with Carol in  Buttercupland . New York Athletic Club France then followed because a certain Mr Wren has always wanted to live there and since his recent retirement, we've been out exploring Arles and Uzes and surrounds in the Provence area. It's c
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Little Wandering Wren updates

Hello - it's been a wee while. It's little Jenny Wren, just stopping by to say that I'm still going strong but I've moved my attention onto my Wordpress blog. You can find me at Littlewanderingwren.com I hope you come over and join me there. After six years in Thailand we are back to global travel and you will find me here, there and everywhere! My blog will feature on my life split between Australia, UK and Thailand. In 2022 I will also have travels from Bali, Malaysia, USA and France. The summer of 2022 has been a good one. We were finally able to reunite with family and friends and dare I say it masks are off and we've nearly forgotten about you know what! New on the blog you will find: Wandering Superbloom  at The Tower of London. If you haven't had the chance to see Superbloom planted to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee then come and take a wander with me amongst the gorgeous floral landscape. I tell you what, we had forgotten about that was how l

It's a funny old world!

Welcome to Racha Island Hello everyone and greetings from Phuket, Thailand THAILAND THOUGHTS Thailand where we have now reopened the country and are ready to welcome international fully vaccinated arrivals without quarantine to our beautiful island.  For all the details check out  Phuket Sandbox: Would you, should you, could you?   This month another southern island Koh Samui followed along. There are slightly different arrangements with guests to stay within their arrival hotel for three days before supplying a negative Covid test. This gives freedom to roam the island, after 7 days, visitors can also visit the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. For all the details check out: Welcome back to Thailand via Koh Samui plus All this as Thailand records the highest Covid numbers and death rates ever recorded and stricter measures have been released across the worst affected Provinces.  There is a plan for more of the country to open and the idea was for Thailand to fully reopen to vaccinat

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)

Perfect Phuket - Hello from the other side

Hello from the beach! Spoiler alert if you are snowed in, pandemic bound or just plain jack of 2021 already, you might want to flick straight onto the next blog! On the other hand, if you are looking for some escapism and to tag along for the virtual ride, stick around! We came for Christmas and we haven't left yet,  so I've only got pictures of sunshine and palm trees and empty beaches waiting for tourists return. Bangkok is still a designated High controlled area.  Schools, shopping malls and gyms have reopened and homeworking for some companies remain in place or operating on a limited A-B team return to work. Pubs and Bars, gambling venues including cockfighting and soapy massage remain closed. Ha, let's see who is reading this closely and no I have no idea what a soapy massage is! Most of my friends are more concerned about the booze ban and pollution in Bangkok but here at the beach, life is calm, quiet and rosy! Phuket has removed it's 14-day Quarantine for those

Happy New Year ... Well this is fun!

Oh, my golly gosh we're still in the first throws of 2021 - does anyone else think it could be a long year?  It was so lovely to see all of you who had stopped by to say happy festive season before Christmas. I just wanted to say hello before we got too far into this year which as others have said does look a bit like the ugly sister of 2020...  Kata Beach Nevertheless and thinking positive, Happy New Year  to you where ever you may be reading this. Did you have fun and fireworks as best you could where ever you were celebrating? Or did you see the 2020 out with as much good riddance as you could muster, settling in for another early night?  Kata Beach Phuket We have been in Phuket an island in Southern Thailand. Normally at this time of year, the beaches would be packed with people from all over the world celebrating. This year was a subdued affair, not only were we without our fellow Internationals, many within Thailand fearing our own COVID-19 lockdowns on the horizons, cancelle