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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Lipe December 3rd 2016

I love it when Kim comes to visit, we ended up in Langkawi and Koh Lipe together, and Scott even joined us for a couple of days.... read more
The girls
Scarborough Fish'n'Chips

Asia » Thailand November 17th 2016

Geo: 8.1605, 98.3382I was looking forward to a few days off to spend time with Scott in Phuket for a friends wedding. Steve was to be married on board Sailing Vessel Dallinghoo which is based in Yacht Haven Marina and I was looking forward to seeing some old friends from here too. On arrival we all met up in the Proud Hotel at Nai Yang Beach and would have a bit of a bux/hen party before the wedding.Here's to a few days of fun! On checking into the hotel there was something missing... erm... doors on the toilet/bathroom area... although he tried, Scott wasn't happy with this and we ended up changing rooms to a much fancier suite!!We gathered in the evening and went down to Patong for dinner and drinks with the plan to meet ... read more
Phang Nga Islands ahead
Wedding decorations
Guests arriving

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Satun August 10th 2016

Asia » Thailand August 3rd 2016

Geo: 6.65494, 99.978Finally, our shipment from the UK has arrived.The container is sealed on leaving the UK, and cannot be opened until customs are here to check the integrity of the seal and open. Paperwork must be completed and checked and customs allowed to see what is being unloaded. All the boys are excited, something new and are all keen to help.We go through all the procedures and unload what we can until we need to call a local fork lift guy to come to the yard to help with the rest. Pallets of anchor chain, batteries to name but a few, extremely heavy and awkward stuff. The guys keep working away unloading while Scott and I check off goods and what's being delivered, but the customs guys wander off... anything could have came off while ... read more
Sealed and secure

Asia » Thailand August 1st 2016

Geo: 6.65494, 99.978 Local festival in Chebilang... couple of pictures.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Lanarkshire » Glasgow July 9th 2016

Geo: 55.8656, -4.25722And boy is it a quick week!! Now the word has got out that I'm home, it's great to get in touch with other friends too for a quick meet up!As Dad is just ready to hand over the keys to our family home, it also means that it is perfect timing that I am home to say my farewells to the place we all grew up, shared many many wonderful happy times but also saw sad times. I wandered around each empty room, randomly touching things, randomly remembering all sorts of fun and mischief, ah those growing up days! I cut the grass, talked to some neighbours plus I also met the new owner who is due to move in next week, he was with his mum and dad who stay nearby and ... read more
Cullen Skink
Wee Maria
Me'n'Laura in the Tron

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland July 2nd 2016

Geo: 55.8641, -5.10514'Surprise! Surprise!'... will I pull it off? Well let's just wait and see shall we!So my mission begins, after a lift to Paisley Canal from Laura and Gordon for the train to Wemyss Bay, I know I've a bit of time to kill before the family are all going to be at St Blane's in Kilchattan Bay so I quickly called my friend Gwen who I had been in touch with and arranged to get the train to Ayr instead as she would be on holiday by the time I got back. However I didn't realise that going to Ayr was off by track from Wemyss Bay, guess I've been away too long! It was no problem though, Gwen said she would drop me at the ferry terminal in Wemyss Bay so it gave ... read more
Faither and his weans...
Girls selfie
The Clan

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Lanarkshire » Glasgow June 29th 2016

Geo: 55.8656, -4.25722Scotland... 2016... the family gathering.Well I never thought in a million years that Scotland would appear in my travel blog, I always thought when I came back that would be travels over and time to start again... but instead I've managed a different path and I return for two weeks only to catch up with all the family.There have been so many changes since I left, from loved ones no longer here to meeting new wee faces, that I was worried I would find it all a bit overwhelming, but guess what... the second I step off the plane at Glasgow Airport it feels like I've never been away despite it being almost 5 years ago.My brother Tony organised a holiday house up in Kilchattan Bay on the Isle of Bute for a week, ... read more
Ahh... Scotland
With a pickle!!!
Ahhh mortons rolls...

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Satun June 26th 2016

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