HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 (^∆^) ……………………….

Just a quick posting to wish all friends a very Happy and healthy 2014……………..

…………..and an opportunity to post this photo that was  kindly sent to me by a charming couple from Holland that I met on the beach in Cha Am on 5th December, thank you so much Clementine for sending me this memento of a wonderful day………….

The 5th December is the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand, and as such is a public holiday; the previously deserted beach at Cha Am, burst into life and colour that day, as thousands of Thai’s came to the beach to enjoy the day…………..I had taken up my usual position with a deckchair and parasol, quite close to the sea; young Thai’s were waiting to take turns at being pulled around the bay on an inflatable “banana” and because they do not enjoy being in direct sunlight, they began, one by one, to take shelter beneath my parasol because it was the nearest shaded refuge to the sea, until I was completely surrounded by the vibrancy of their smiles and laughter……………

Clementine and her husband were sitting on the beach about 20 meters away, and I could see them watching the scene and laughing…………..so when I saw her raise her camera to capture the moment, I raised a thumb in appreciation……….she has been kind enough to email me the snap and for me it is a great memory to take into 2014…………..

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL

 

One thought on “HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 (^∆^) ……………………….

  1. Happy New Year! Lots of love xxxx ps no wonder you are pleased with that photo! It looks like it sums up a wonderful place and people!