Wat Benchamabophit: The Marble Temple & A New Camera Lens

Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) & My New Camera Lens Firstly, I’ll be honest with you, until yesterday, I wasn’t even aware of Wat Benchamabophit, or The Marble Temple as it’s more easily known existed. Secondly, I am always so grateful that many of Thailand’s most famous temples are known under other names. ‘The Marble…

The Doors of Bangkok

The Doors of Bangkok I recently started an Instagram in which I post photos of doors. No, wait! Come back! As uninteresting as that may sound to some of you, Instagram accounts of just doors are actually very popular. And, as I am always ahead of the trends, I am pleased to say that my…

An Unexpected and Unwanted Trip To A Thai Hospital

An Unexpected And Unwanted Trip To A Thai Hospital I’m not an expert on such matter, but I would think most trips to the hospital are unexpected and unwanted. Going to a Thai hospital with little Thai vocabulary is both of those things, with a side order of ‘but how can I explain what’s wrong?’…

Plans Are What Happen When You’re Busy Trying To Live

Plans Are What Happen When You’re Busy Trying To Live As far as I know, it was John Lennon who wrote the line, “life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”. It’s a line from his track Beautiful Boy, and although Lennon clearly must have heard it somewhere else, it’s his voice I…

How To Make Alcohol

How To Make Alcohol Around two months ago, at around 9.40 pm, I saw a post on Twitter that made my face scrunch up and my mouth to silently say, ‘what the fu…?’. Unbeknown to me, around 4 hours earlier, the Thai government announced that a ban on the selling of all alcohol would begin…

Am I A Good Friend?

Am I A Good Friend? This is one of those blog posts that makes me feel quite nervous. I’m worried because I don’t know how it will come across. But I made a decision a while back to be more open on my blog and write whatever I feel like writing. Some days I will…

Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid Chameleon (You Come & Go)

Strange goings on or maybe I’m just seeing things in my mind that aren’t there… Bad Beginnings I am very sorry to anyone that has clicked on this thinking they were going to get a blog about Boy George. I wrote the above title in another blog and was so proud of it that I…