10 February 2011

Arrived

So here I am in Thailand at just gone 6am on Friday morning. I have just emailed this message to Shirley, Frances, Ian and his girlfriend - Ruby:-

Hello Loved Ones! Well here I am in the Serene B&B in Bangkok. My room is the Ricefield Room. There are two huge pastoral murals painted on the walls depicting rural Thai life. In the shower room there is a massive ceramic urn filled with cold water but there is also a warm shower. The bed is like a huge basket.

John and Denise were waiting for me at the airport. There was a delay at Dubai because of fog. Last night we strolled through the sultry heat past the concrete flyover and the petrol station to a bar with live miked music. I had a large beer and a lovely little chicken noodle dish with iceberg lettuce.

I woke far too early. I am meeting John and Denise at 7am for the fifteen minute stroll to the school. I have a full day and will no doubt have a lot to learn. It's 6am now and already I am thinking - thank heavens for air conditioning!

Written at the internet station in the lobby. I haven't got a wifi password yet.

7 comments:

  1. So glad you arrived safely. Thanks for the note and the photos.

    Hope your WiFi connection gets up and running soon. I know you will have much to share with us.

    Take care.

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  2. Best wishes, hoping you have a great time over there.

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  3. congratulations!
    fly the sheffield flag over there for us all
    looking forward to hear all about your adventures

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  4. Fantastic! Enjoy your time there and keep posting. :)

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  5. PAT I'm on wifi in the hotel room now but I am not going to be here for more than a couple of days.
    BRIAN Thank you old chum.
    JOHN GRAY Your tales of N. Wales life will help to keep me cool.
    JENNY The children I have met so far are really lovely. They all applauded me in assembly with absolutely no irony.

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  6. 'John'?! With an 'h'?! You must have been high on jet lag!

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  7. Good to learn that your voyage was quite bon.

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