Sawatdee Ka! My current home is on the 7th floor of an apartment in Salaya, an hour outside Bangkok. The city can be an exciting place of bustling markets, temples, galleries and street food. Yet I miss green things; things that grow wild and unrestrained. So do my children. So for my 30th birthday, we… Continue reading Where the Wild Things Grow
Sawatdee Kah! Koh Lanta has been home to our family for nearly a month now. It is a relaxed island with steamy jungles, long stretches of sand, cute towns and some very cheeky monkeys. We are staying in a little wooden bungalow, though with four of us it can feel a little crowded at times!… Continue reading Exploring Koh Lanta
Sawadee Kha! I know many of you will be getting ready to celebrate Christmas, but in Thailand we recently had a very different kind of celebration. Loi Krathong is one of the main holidays in Thailand. Loi means ‘to float’ and krathong is the name of the beautifully-decorated vessels. The Loi Krathong festival is a… Continue reading Making Floating Vessels for Loi Krathong
Sawatdee Kha! This is the first week of what will be a year living and travelling in Thailand with my husband and two sons, thanks to my New Colombo Plan Scholarship. With all our belongings reduced to two backpacks and a pram, we began the flight from Sydney to Bangkok. I quite like flying by… Continue reading The Adventure Begins…
My family and I live in a rural, mountainous area of The Northern Rivers. The land is rainforests and macadamia nut farms, peppered with small villages. A short drive from my home along the narrow, winding road is a Thai temple. As you first enter, a thick carpet of green grass comes in to view, with… Continue reading Community and Sticky Rice.