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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 certainly a wonderful part of the world, apart from the extreme summer heat and the issues caused by Brexit.

Cassis, Provence, France

Then of course back to our beloved Thailand, this time entering as tourists, not as residents. Phuket is filling up and despite the high costs of flights at the moment is doing well on the tourism front. Things are not back to pre-pandemic days but my flight to the UK this week was full. 

I had fun writing about my skywalk on the Mahanakhon Tower. Would you do this? It took all my courage not to look down otherwise I still might be stuck out there.

Mahanakhorn Skywalk, Bangkok

The Wellness Industry has been bouncing back in the post-Covid era, with people prioritising health and wellness in their lives and often combining them with holiday destinations.

Fellow Blogger Danielle from Poss and Ruby Blog interviewed me for Why your next trip should be a Wellness Retreat after we both enjoyed our Eat, Pray Love Back to Bali adventures at REVIVO Wellness Resort Bali

My Little Wandering Wren blog has been throwing all sorts of wonderful opportunities my way. I had a fabulous time invited to enjoy a Fitness and Wellness Retreat at Absolute Sanctuary in Koh Samui. I skipped out of there feeling so well with meditation, yoga, pilates, and a daily spa treatment.

Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui

I have recently been excited to be part of a Travel Bloggers and Content Creators Conference TBEX ASIA which has connected me to more exciting opportunities to explore Thailand some more in 2023. It was inspiring and motivated me to press on with my content creation.

I have just enjoyed a mega catch-up session with lots of you in Blogland, especially those of you celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with family and love!

We are celebrating our own British form of thanksgiving here in the UK, by having an early family Christmas get-together as our Christmas will be spent returning to Australia. I hope the Crazy Poodle remembers me as we left three years ago saying see you in a few weeks!

Gotta dash got a turkey to prepare! Happy wanderings and happy weekend, everyone.


Terra said…
You have been having a lot of fun in your travels, Provence to Thailand to New York and more. It is fun imagining living in another country, my husband and I lived for 5 months on a tiny Caribbean island, which we enjoyed before heading to the UK and Europe.
So glad to hear you're once again able to indulge your wanderlust! It's always a delight to read about your adventures but, best of all, was seeing pictures of your beautiful self.
eileeninmd said…
Hello Wren,
You do visit some amazing and beautiful places. I always love visiting a new place, seeing and learning about new cultures is fun. Take care, enjoy your day!
Jeanie said…
You have had QUiTE a year! I love your Glastonbury ensemble. You look great. And all that travel. Big huge, SLIGHTLY envious smiles from here!
RO said…
Waving hello and sending 💕 lots of hugs . RO
Buttercup said…
Just saw your catch-up. Walked by the NYAC and remembered the fun we had last summer. So glad we're in touch and good wishes for a happy and merry Christmas!
DeniseinVA said…
I enjoyed your post very much Wren. You have had a great year of traveling and it hasn’t stopped. I wish you a safe and happy journey to Australia. Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!
Lovely post.
Happy New Year Wishes.

All the best Jan
Tanza Erlambang said…
fun travel... great places....
Have a wonderful day
Cloudia said…
I'm so delighted we've met! Aloha from Honolulu, dear Wren
Tom said…
...I see that you aren't afraid of color, good for you.

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