The simple pleasure of sitting on the beach...looking out to sea on Christmas Day. Perfect for the kids!
A happy Christmas Day on the beach for Hayden......and then joined by sister Leah.
Thai people love children....everywhere these two went they attracted attention...Ah; the proud Parents!
Christmas in Phuket is all about the beach of course. Sun, calm sea, sand...fresh fruit to eat whilst looking out to sea....what could be better. For those of you reading who have children, please be assured...Thailand is a safe country (well, as safe as anywhere can be....but of course vigilance is always required!!) with very pleasant beaches and, for MOST of the time.... no current.
CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE GREEN MAN
Following the day on the beach, we moved to the Green Man Pub at Chalong, about a mile from the house. The Green Man is unashamedly British....complete with timbers, rough cast walls, old photographs of the 'home countries' and good old English grub.
This may seem madness....but it is not. It is astute business as many people, especially Ex Pats who are living here, enjoy a little reminder of Britain from time to time. Howard, the owner and landlord, does an excellent service here....and also made a pretty fine Santa Claus with his big booming voice and big presence.
L to R....Jai, Clare, Leah, Tony, Lousie, Hayden and Warren...Christmas Dinner!!!!
Leah samples a Christmas Cocktail.....just like the perfect young lady she is!
The Christmas Grub was perfect...turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings....followed by Xmas pudding. We were all stuffed.
Earlier in the day Jai and I went to a neighbour's house. They too had put on a full course Xmas Dinner and there were a few Thai people there. The Thais REALLY struggled to eat the food and asked me in amazement if this was what British people REALLY ate?? And if so, how??????
Ha Ha......massive difference in cultures, eh??
Nice bit of triffle this........................Happy Christmas Hayden.....