Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lift Off...the blog is working again

Hooray....we have lift last.

Today is 24th Dec. Jai has been here since Nov 1st and the house has been fully booked ever since. She had a charming Honeymoon couple for two weeks in Nov and then two families came via our booking agent over here in Phuket for the last two weeks of November.

Since Dec 3rd Jai's been looking after fellow anglers Tony and Clive. I arrived on 11th Dec and the rest of Tony's family arrived on the 12th. Clive ran away (why, I wonder???) on the 10th...muttering summat about 'darn kids' and the need to be in an hotel next to the bar he'd decided was to be his main home for the holiday.....

Because Tony's daughter is here with her two little kiddies, the holiday has revolved around them. Parents of young children will fully understand this. (Most of us have been there, done that, run away etc etc). This means that there has been no fishing or scuba diving. Louise and Warren...the young parents...are keen to learn scuba but everytime we get in the pool, their kids jump on them, kick them or generally make outrageous demands which require INSTANT satisfaction. Doesn't this remind you all how bloody HARD it used to be???? Maybe someone wiser than me out there can tell me (and Louise and Warren) WHY do we get involved in having


So, I have given up trying to get them diving and today Jai and I went off on our own to enjoy a terrific dive at Kata Beach. The water was clear and warm; stacks and stacks of hour's dive on only half a tank as it's shallow with no current and VERY peaceful, stress-free diving. Excellent. We then drove over the nearby hill to another beach...Yan Nui and had another 1 hour dive. Followed these two dives up with lunch on the really brings home why I wanted to be in Phuket for the cold winter months....fabulous!

If you have read any of the past'll knw why I go on and on about the diving. If you're thinking of coming MUST come!!! You will love the diving. I would enjoy teaching you. We have all the's nuts to miss out on this and you will NEVER get a cheaper chance than this to come on a holiday to to Thailand. Staying with me and Jai and using our dive gear is as near to having a free holiday as you are ever going to get. Yes, I KNOW you have to pay for the air fare...but £550 return (12,000 miles...= 21.81 miles to the £1 What's the current taxi rate where you live? Eh??????? Come on; get saving!!!!

Anyhow...this blog is now I will get on the case and keep it updated.

The next two days are XMAS and Boxing Day and, because we have children here, we will be doing as near to a traditional Xmas as possible....we're off to an English pub tomorrow evening for the turkey dinner and even Father Xmas. Boxing Day is all silly games, and watching a silly pantomime laid on by ex-pats. Mad, eh?

But we will be on the beach first!!!!!!!

Enjoy your Xmas whatever county in good old UK you are shivering away in...just COULD be you here next year!!!!!

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