OK much to explain here and best way is picture by picture I think. But generically this is lazy days in Thailand;
Top two pictures is actually the last night we all had together. PC and Ryan had gone a golfing, Ele wanted to go elephant riding so JT/Liz went there, Ollie and I went to shooting range (sorry Ni, I know you would have hated that one) and Mary and Amy stayed home-alone. Ollie/me/JT went go-karting as well which was cool. Then Liz went shopping, Ollie and I went to Kata Beach Bar, JT went to get suit fitting finished. We then all met up in staggered fashion at Ska Bar on Kata – it’s like a Robinson Crusoe tree house that’s fallen on to the beach. Great reggae playing in the background (not a single chorus of New York New York JT/PC – ha ha) – just lovely! We sat at the roof bar to get a good view of the beach, Ollie and I let off a Chinese lantern for good luck in 2010, and we ate amazing Thai food from the very cheap restaurant next door. This is amazing – the last time we were there was over 4 years ago, so you can imagine how different Ollie looked – well he walked in the restaurant and the lady who I actually recognized comes running over and says hi to Ollie I remember you from ages ago – wow, god bless the Thai’s = truly is the land of smiles!
Next family grouping is JT/Liz/Ele and my gang at the supposed Christmas Gala Dinner at the KataThani Hotel – amazing food was about it. We had a ball we really did as it was so bad it was funny. Best analogy I can give is that it compared to a bad cruise line cabaret. Really bad singing and dancing and some old duffer from the audience dressed in the worst Santa Claus outfit I have ever seen. So funny as you can see from our faces!
The next three are from the day that we visited SmallView Point a real cool reggae bar on the mountain side over looking the sea above KataNoi Beach. We were having such fun there, but the babies were getting a tad restless so god bless the lovely ladies they agreed to take the kids home so the boys could stay and have some fun. So we did in a big “large Singha” way. Fun rudely interrupted by the worst bar singer I think we have ever heard in public who was howling songs out – JT even gave 500 Baht to the bar staff to stop him. It didn’t work we ended up when he killed New York New York (yep in a reggae bar). So PC went home with Ryan and JT and I went to the bar in hotel for a new night caps and had personal 121 music from the in-house band there = great fun!!!!
And now going back in time we actually go to our first hotel which was lovely but about an hour from PC and Ryan originally. We were well lucky in getting an upgrade to a villa with our own pool etc. very lucky as we weren’t even booked in that hotel – whoops – ha ha! So PC/Ryan stayed with us for first two nights so some lovely shots of kids in pool bar ordering pop, Amy and Mary lounging on the beach, a meal one evening on the beach (wonderful Larb Gai) and me and the Ollie Monkey having a cuddle after which he fell asleep and I had to carry him all way back to room – phew heavy monkey!
Well that’s them – more to come in a second when I can find the time to upload. Hope you’re all enjoying these???
Love Bri and Kids