December 2017: Chiang Mai

For those of you who have followed my blog right from the start, from way back in 2012, you will know that after a few years of exploring this planet, I serendipitously ended up in Chiang Mai. I have already left and returned to this town more times than I care to remember. In the most part it's been due to visa regulations, BUT, for whatever reason, it's always good to land back here, watching the square shape of the

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October and November 2017: Chiang Mai

Hello everyone! After 4 months of travelling around Europe,  I'm back in Chiang Mai. The time has flown by and I'm behind on blogging. So, I'm going to cheat a little this time and cover two months together, but I'm keeping it short and sweet. Here's a collection of snapshots from the last few weeks. Be warned, the second picture is a little gruesome! Ol barely escaped with his life after being savaged by a gecko. Actually, it was a

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September 2017: Wing, London and back to Wing

WING We never thought our trip would extend into September but it did, and we made the most of our last month. For those who have never heard of Wing, and many have not, it's a small village in the UK set somewhere between Aylesbury and Milton Keynes. It seems to be on the border of two counties for sometimes it is claimed to be in Buckinghamshire whilst other times it is part of Bedfordshire. Either way it's within the

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May 2017 (Chiang Mai and London)

May started much like the previous months, but ended with a flurry of social events and DejaLulu business before heading off for a few months in Europe! Another month was beckoned in from our cozy life in Chiang Mai. The rains were just starting which brought the insects and some unexpected flooding!       It didn't stop the gathering of friends, singers or lunchtime buddies                   May also saw the unexpected birth of 'Choc Dee', which

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April 2017 (Hua Hin and Chiang Mai)

So, April was a month of two halves. Hua Hin and the beach for the first two weeks, and then back to Chiang Mai and city life for the last two. Both have their pros and cons but one thing that Hua Hin doesn't have ......is my friends!                    First day back in Chiang Mai sees the rains, but it puts some colour back into the place!      Some new foods to try.

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February 2017 (Chiang Mai, Mae Rim, Vientiane (Laos) and Hua Hin)

February turned out to be a pretty full month! Preparing for and attending the Citylife Garden Fair            A trip to Mae Rim with a stop at the rather naughty Erotic Garden                                                                 Music, birthdays, indigo tie dye, feldenkrais and friends              A trip to Vientiane in Laos (a special update to follow)    And a

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December 2016 (Chiang Mai and Hua Hin)

This month was one of....road trips       0ngoing and non-stop change and development. Chiang Mai now has a Hard Rock Cafe (which in my opinion is kind of sad) the usual quirks and wonders        and a visit from my Dad.           The month, and indeed the year, drew to a close with a wonderful trip to Hua Hin             HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! :)

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November 2016 (Chiang Mai)

It's been a busy but quiet time this month. The sober mood struck the city and black became, well, the new black. Colour and music is returning to the daily routines and life goes on as it always has.    Some random sights in and around Chiang Mai to kick off this month's blog... https://youtu.be/vSmNHoO2too                          Some snaps from wonderful days out (with thanks to Olly and Deborah for their contributions) ...

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