Looking through my blogs this morning, my status states ‘one month since Koh Samet was published’. How has another month gone by? Time went fast in the UK but time here seems to go even faster. We’ve been in Bangkok for nearly four months now and although we have done so much and seen so many wondrous sights, we both still believe that it is August. Our daily conversation has gone from ‘what shall we have for tea tonight?’ to ‘today it’s… November (insert day)…’ and it gets repeated until one of us starts laughing looking down at our flip flops and up at the blue sky. That’s why it still feels like Summer.
Yes, Bangkok finally has blue sky! The rainy season is clearing and the heat is starting to feel different. The chin sweats are still part of my daily appearance and my new favourite line is that I’m sweating profusely. Every. Single. Day. But we are over it, I think. We will take the sweat for the balmy evenings and the breezy mornings.
We don’t feel the cold, ever. Other than when we are in the AC. Will feels it the most as I asked him (nicely) to sleep on the AC side of the bed, so he gets blasted most nights, waking up feeling totally refreshed. Poor, old, frosty Will. The heat has meant that we didn’t feel Halloween or Bonfire night either and this makes us sad. Our annual pumpkin carving event was well and truly cancelled by just sneaking past us, and there’s not really a need to drink red wine anymore. How awful! I was going to carve a watermelon but couldn’t be bothered rolling the beast down over the bridge from Villa Market and onto the 25th floor of our condo, like some kind of cheese rolling event. I would have been sweating profusely, so it didn’t seem worth it. Also, what would I do with all that watermelon? Our kitchen doesn’t even have enough room for tubs of peanut butter anymore.
It is very strange not feeling the cold when you have spent 27 years of your life in it at this time of year. We went for brunch last Sunday at the W hotel and someone opened the doors near us. Our minds were expecting a waft of cold air, even now, and then we felt the heat. It just didn’t make sense because when someone usually opens the doors or windows in November we feel fresh air. We do miss it. As do we miss our friends and family at this time of year when everyone starts to feel that little bit more festive.
Here is the entrance to the W hotel, and there I am after eating continuously from 12-3pm. Luckily this Chatuchak market attire provided lots of space to cover the two smoked salmon bagels, two poached eggs, mexican eggs, waffles, chicken salad, cous cous, granola, yoghurt, four coffees and a tea. I actually sound like the flippin’ Hungry Caterpillar, although I wish I had ate through some swiss cheese like he did. Pig!
Since going to Koh Samet we have been to Phuket, Khao Lak and the Similan Islands. In one single half term. It was probably one of the best half terms we’ve ever experienced and we had so much fun. Surf lessons, snorkeling, seeing turtles, sunsets, renting scooters, sleeping on an island through a storm… Unfortunately, I’ve lost my camera. We’ve been on the hunt this morning, as the blog about these wonderful places has been well overdue. All the pictures here are from our phones. I will be writing a blog about this soon. I just need to contact ‘air asia lost and found first’ *sigh*
We better get finding that camera soon as we’ve just booked our Christmas trip. So sorry, we aren’t coming home… My tummy really does have the strongest urge to come back and hug and love everyone, stroke my cat and shove my hooves into my dearly, dearly missed Dr Marten’s. It’s going to be a tough few weeks being apart from our families. However, if time goes as quick as it has in the past four months, we will be home before we know it and a huge reason to come out here was to become senior wilderness explorers. With all that said, we are off to… AUSTRALIA!
This is going to be our big honeymoon and the generosity of our wedding gifts will help us to do this. Sydney to Melbourne to the Gold Coast. Thank you, everyone.
I’ve heard that our wedding video is nearly ready too. Our talented friend Mischke has been working so hard on it and it’s going to ready so, so soon. Keep checking her site for more info..
The last few pictures are our daily lives here in Bangkok. Enjoy and we will speak soon.