Friday, 24 August 2012

Back to School (finally), Thailand 'n' The Beach

Summer hols are actually over...8 weeks of school holidays really was way to much!  It says a lot when the kids are actually ready to get back to school :-)

We had an excellent summer...of course there was England for 4 weeks, Singapore 2 weeks (trying and failing miserably with jet-lag), Thailand 5 nights then back to Singapore with fully re-charged batteries and ready for another school year...

Thailand was wonderful...My Mr Man booked it all and he has now been promoted to 'chief holiday booker' because of his amazing choice.  We stayed at The Residence Resort and Spa at a 2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool and roof top terrace - gorgeous, gorgeous! :-)

Here's a few pics of the Resort and our villa...


We were actually walking distance to the beach but with there being no pavement and not feeling very safe from traffic, we decided to use the Resort shuttle bus and/or tuck tuck (my boys loved the tuck tucks).

We had a couple of days by the beach (Bang Tao), dined at Bliss with a view of the sunset...

and yes, of course, we visited Phi Phi Island to see 'The Beach'! 

The boat trip to Phi Phi was fantastic and the views happy I went although I would have liked all the tourists to just **** off and let me have my own special moment on The Beach :-D

Of course, on our return to Singapore we decided to re-watch the movie and see Leonardo discovering The Beach...quite amazing to see it and realise it is a true place!  My boys watched it with us although they did find parts of it a little scary (Daffy, the shark attack and Richard keeping watch on the hill).

Of course you could never forget what we have done, but we adapt. We carry on. And me? I still believe in paradise. But now at least I'll know it's not some place you can look for because it's not where you go, it's how you feel for a moment in your life when you're a part of something. And if you find that lasts forever.
Richard's speech at the end of the movie.
I wonder what I'm doing in the parallel universe? ;-)
kisses 'n' smiles from me xx ;-)