I had a really big year last year, and it looks as though this year is not going to get any slower. I spent the vast majority (90+%) in Thailand and had a WOW of a time. You have to take the bad with the good. But all in all, it was pretty good.
I’ve jumped online to find a few old stories I’d written and found that I have got over 20 drafts sitting in my queue, waiting for photos, or for me to get my act together and finish writing them up.
Last year as a whole was great, we made the move to Thailand, we got married (again) and I had many friends and family come over for it. It was really a great time. I had friends come and visit me throughout the year, and I even made the occasional trip to other countries to see friends of mine.
But what really rounded out the year was a month we spent in Bangkok (while doing Fah’s migration paperwork), and the road trip we undertook to get back to Phuket. What is a long day trip to drive from Bangkok to Phuket, took us a week to complete. No mishaps, no misadventures. Just all round great fun and good times. I WILL post up some photos about Kanchanaburi (the bridge over the river Kwai, Hell fire pass, and others), The floating markets at Damnoen Saduak, Hua Hin, and Ranong.
Then, in October, a good friend asked us onto a charter yacht. It was me, him and our better halves. Ten days on the ocean, sailing the Phang Nga Bay, and the Anderman Sea. Those days have become etched in my mind forever, as one of the best holidays I’d ever had, and rounded out a solid year to living in the Land of Smiles.
The motion of the ocean turned out to be better than what we’d thought. During that time, Fah has fallen pregnant and we’re now expecting our very own little Dave or Fah running around in the coming year. Certainly has given us something to think about over the last few months.
Fah got her temporary resident visa, and is now allowed to live, work and play here. We’ve even got the new baby and mother-to-be all sorted with Medicare.
In between all this, I managed to break my leg Paragliding, and that really has taken a lot of fun out of the new year. It’s still on the mend, and as we speak I’m still hobbling around. I have been totally out of action for five weeks and it’s killing me. This has forced me into finding another passion to take my mind off the absence of flight…
…and what do I get into? Remote Controlled aircraft! Hell, if I can’t be in the air, I’ll be controlling something that IS! It finally arrived just yesterday, I haven’t taken it out yet, I can’t walk well enough to go fetch it. Besides, I’m spending A LOT of time on the flight simulator with the controller in an effort to learn what it is you have to do! I should get it up in the air in the next day or two and hopefully I’ll be able to report back that I haven’t crashed it just yet!
Hopefully within a month or so, I can be physically back in the air myself! Try and get some flying in BEFORE I have all my free time taken away from me.
In the coming weeks you’ll see some stories up here of the things I’ve done, and am currently doing. Some of the dribbles you should read about will include:
- The bridge over the river Kwai
- Hell fire pass
- Erawan National Park
- Floating markets at Damnoen Saduak
- Sailing around Thailand
- Leg breaking (and recovery)
- Remote control toys, and eventually (further down the track)
- Baby stories and ultra sounds!
Yeah, last year flew by, and somehow, I think this year is going to be just as quick.
My head hurts! ;^D