Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year.

It is a new moon in the new year –  2017 is the year of the Rooster.

Roosters are loyal creatures who are always looking, watching, protecting their family. They certainly have a lot to talk about and are punctual and dependable, especially as an alarm clock at dawn. Continue reading “Chinese New Year”

Precious Water

As I gaze out through the ceiling to floor clear glass windows which encompass the room, I am mesmerised by the tiny drops of rain gently falling on the trees, shrubs, plants, grass and pathways of the magnificent gardens. Tiny new-born birds returning to their nests high in the trees delight in the freshness of this life-giving water. I sense the cleansing power of the soothing rain and am captivated by the shape of the drops as I watch them slowly touch Continue reading “Precious Water”

Lanna Celebration

Warm sunshine and clear blue skies graced the afternoon as the crowd gathered for the celebration, a Contemporary Lanna Cocktail Party.  Lanna is usually associated with Northern Thai traditions, customs and cultures.  The word Lanna literally translates Continue reading “Lanna Celebration”