Strip Shopping

As the sun starts to set on Saturday afternoons, it is time for Happy Hour, a tradition my husband and I try to uphold. We stop, sit quietly and savor a beer and a glass of wine while we reflect on the past week.  Sometimes Continue reading “Strip Shopping”

Musical Memories

Last night, I was reminded again that Thai people are so respectful. It was the first time I had been to the cinema in Chiang Mai and before the movie started, the audience stood in silence, watching images Continue reading “Musical Memories”

From the heart

My earliest memory of writing letters dates back to the 1960’s  when I was about 10 years of age. A year before this when I was in year 4, a new pupil started at my school and soon Sally and I became friends. She lived on the street opposite mine, on the other side of the railway tracks and in those days, the tracks were not fenced so we would walk through the long grass and shrubs and across the tracks to visit Continue reading “From the heart”

My Christmas Window

Wake up. Time to get up.  It is the middle of the night and I’m sleeping. Wake up. Why? The light in my bedroom has been turned on and I hear my mother’s voice calling me. Drifting, trying so hard to wake up, I am confused, then suddenly I remember   – Continue reading “My Christmas Window”

Possessions (4) – the challenges

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We are now living in a 5th floor 30 sq. metre 1 bedroom condominium in Chiang Mai Thailand which was fully furnished and equipped when we moved in. When we first inspected this condo, we initially thought it was too small for us and over the next couple of days, inspected many other properties throughout the city. Somehow, we were drawn to this unit and after the second inspection, decided this is where we wanted to live. It is a small amount of space, Continue reading “Possessions (4) – the challenges”

Possessions (2) Sell or keep

After the decision was made that we would choose a “life with a difference”, we began the process of selling our possessions that we had treasured for the past 10 years. It was time to make even more decisions Continue reading “Possessions (2) Sell or keep”