Sorry, I’d nearly forgotten about you in the midst of the fabulous new life we have started.. Next week it will be 3 months since we left the UK, the beautiful thing is we feel like we have been here for ages!! Gosh, is it only 12 weeks?? They say time flies when you’re having fun, quite the opposite.. time is going slowly and we’re having a ball! What I didn’t realise is that when you come to Thailand you must get sucked up in to a ‘Thai time’ capsule as everything is soooooo slow…
So, what’s been happening? We’ve settled well into our new home and absolutely love waking up to the beautiful mountains views each morning.. I tried to ride the scooter but failed miserably so we have parked that for a little while.. Jon’s Business is now formed which is fantastic so he will be working soon (think he’s going a little stir crazy).. The Leading Ladies Company has now launched and our website looks amazing, I feel so proud to be part of something so fabulous… We’ve adopted one of the neighbour’s cats and we both volunteer each week with the Royal Thai Police patrolling Soi Bangla helping those in need..
Life is good.. In fact, life is brilliant.. I cannot believe the stress that has been taken away by the decision to follow our dream.. We visualised our goal and made it happen.. it was that simple.. Yes, we had debts to pay off.. Yes, we sacrificed holidays (anyone who knows me will know how difficult that was for me!).. Yes, we said good bye to our beloved families & friends (who we actually see more of now than we did when we were living our mad crazy bonkers life).. Yes, I had to say goodbye to Starvin Marvin (who has now become the bionic cat after his op).. And Yes, we worked bloody hard to get where we are… It makes me laugh when people say we are lucky – I believe that you make your own luck and with hard work and perseverance it’s paid off and we are very fortunate to be able to make the decision to leave for a better lifestyle..
It’s amazing how little we have gone out and done since settling into our new home, we planned to go the beach at weekends but it has rained everytime we have arranged to do so! We are so conscious not to let the beautifulness that is now on our doorstep pass us by so we made the effort to get up at 5am last Sunday to watch the sunrise from the Big Buddha.. Me, Jon, Nic & Tom got on our bikes and made our way up the steep, windy road.. Wow.. It was simpy stunning..
I’m off to Singapore next week for a couple of days so I’m looking forward to seeing another part of the world – this new life malarkey is pretty good ya know… 😉