Monday, 29 June 2009

Back in the land of the living - well kinda!

We're back from our lovely jaunt to Thailand feeling refreshed, sunkissed, and... around 7 pounds heavier (not bad considering my record is 12 pounds in a two week holiday!).

It was as near perfect as it could have possibly been as it's a beautiful country, the people are so friendly, the hotel was wonderful and the room we had was pure luxury. I had been fairly frazzled leading up to it but it didn't take long to wind down and get into the groove of laying around like a vegetable!

Most days were gloriously uneventful - breakfast, morning walks along the beach to look at the shells and other bits and pieces washed up overnight, afternoons laid on the day bed reading, afternoon shade overlooking the sea with crochet/sewing/a book and lazy evenings of yummy Thai food.

We spent the afternoon of our wedding anniversary in the Spa.
3 blissful hours of salt scrubs, full body massages and facials. For the evening of our anniversary we had grand plans for having a private gourmet BBQ either on the terrace of our villa or on the beach, but we really wanted pizza and ice cream on the squashy sofas in the bar overlooking the sea, with the British Grand Prix on the telly. So, that's exactly what we did and it was perfect.

The highlights of the holiday were (in no particular order):

The welcome...



The private garden and pool...





The beautiful restaurants...



The beach...



Saving an octopus that had been washed up on the beach...



Batik painting...



Seafood dinners in Hua Hin night market...



The Spa...



Shoe shopping....



And spending 2 glorious weeks with my sweetie!!!!!



Suprisingly not much crafting got done even though i had taken my crochet blanket and hexagon pinwheel quilt. I love reading but it generally plays second fiddle to crafting, so laying around and reading to my hearts content was just bliss.

I haven't been motivated to get much done this week since we got back but it's been very warm here, and am stubbornly refusing to get out of holiday mode!!!!

I am looking forward to spending some time with my sewing machine this weekend though, as i've missed her.

3 comments:

  1. I'm pleased to hear you had a wonderful time. Thailand looks beautiful.

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  2. Yay! What a fun trip! And what a cute couple you are!!!

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