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Published: June 23rd 2017
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Melissa spent the morning working out what clothes she was taking and leaving.
We headed down for an afternoon swim in the little pool as at least there was a bit of shade there. Mel headed up for a shower and was able to wave to us from the balcony when she was finished. I headed up with mum following ten minutes later. Mum and I watched the sky darken and not long after she got to room the storm hit. Suddenly the pool was filled with frangipani flowers that hit the top end of the pool then sailed slowly down and turned into the spa and neatly collected there. It is always fun watching the staff trying to put down the sheet over the entry mat to the main building to help keep floors dry and not slippery when it is blowing a gale. We also have the fun of watching the people run from one building to the other and the poor maintenance man who was so wet by the time he realised it was raining to finally getting under cover after packing up his gear and having to wheel the two trolleys to the covered area.
David picked us up at 5pm and took us to his house in the back blocks of Cha Am. We walked around his garden for a while - he has put so much work into his garden in the last four years and it looks fantastic. He does have a full-time gardener which he would need - it takes him 3 days just to mow the lawn!!! There was one plant that he has carefully looked after for years and they came back from a six week holiday in England to find it had shot up a really tall stem - David was so so proud of it. Sorry David but we researched it when we got home. It is a furcraea and it does grow for years but grows the stem as a last hurrah - then dies.
We sat and had a drink with David while Sassi finished getting organised in the kitchen. She then came and got Melissa and I so we could watch as she cooked dinner - running through all the steps and why we should or should not do it that way. It was very interesting.
Sassi showed us how to cook 3 dishes
- broccoli and prawns, Red curry and Chicken, pineapple and ginger. The gardener/ helper helped her by getting things if she needed them and getting plates and another saucepan out etc as well as taking away the dirty dishes. Wish I had a kitchen hand like that!!!
David interrupted us half way through - Melissa had made a comment earlier about the sunset so David came to get her to look. They climbed up onto the roof for the best view then called me as well. Poor Melissa had not brought her good camera so we just had her iPhone. It was one of the most amazing sunset displays put on by Mother Nature that I have ever seen. Despite only having an iPhone, Mel still managed some amazing shots!!
It really was a beautiful meal and lovely evening to finish off Melissa's holiday in Thailand with.
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