Friday, November 14, 2014

2013 Epic Photo-book in the making… :-)

Dear Mat and Mar,

At the beginning of this year, I’d started making our traditional annual 2013 photo-book, unfortunately I gave up just an hour into the project, haa haa haa. Ok, so why did I stop... simply due to sheer fright... haa haa haa, sheer fright of the number of photos and the daunting task of going through them to choose what would go into the book, then there is a task of processing them individually.

Photobook 2013

But now (almost a year later) I am starting again, doing 2013 and 2014 in one book... technically 2014 is still happening, but by the time I finish this photo-book it should be well into 2015, haa haa haa. So how did I overcome my fear of the large number of photos? Well, my photos library is organised using ‘year’ as the first filter then in that would come the date and event’s name folders. So I am taking one or two night to process each month then add them to the photo-book.


It has been a few days since I had written the above paragraphs... and the original idea of putting 2013 and 2014 together is now such a bad idea, haa haa haa, I have just added the month of May to the book, we are not even in the second half 2013 and we are already on 40+ pages, haa haa haa.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Another change… :-)

Mum and Mar-06741Dear Matt and Mar,

Ok, so your mother has been back at work now for about four months (prior to that it has been six years of full time dedication looking after the both of you), and she is now about to change job… unfortunately her current position wasn’t the right match and now she has been offered another position elsewhere, and after a very long thought she had decided to accept the offer.

The current job is literally only down the road, the new one is again, literally even closer down the road, haa haa haa (well, for the time being.) For the next 6 months your mother will be working next door to our apartment, haa haa haa, after that her office should be only a few stop on the BTS down in Phrompong area.

The new position is a real challenge, which will suit her just fine… lol.

Fun time in Pattaya – Part 3.

Dear Matt and Mar,

25th October 2014 - Go with the flow :-)

We seemed to be waking up later and later each morning, haa haa haa... the morning routine of breakfast, swing and the coffee drive went without a hitch. We gave Matt a choice of going back to Amazone or to just swim in the resort pool. I wasn’t expecting him to choose the resort’s pool.

25th PageIt just meant more chance for me to try out the camera’s other functions, the slow motion vdo was fun, but limited, the multi shots mode was fun and the results were very interesting, but after extended use underwater I discovered that the lens was fogged up, at first I thought it was a leak but after only a few seconds the fog disappeared.

This was the first time we were all together in the pool, haa haa haa, that just meant more fun taking photos, lol.





For lunch we went back to Sanctuary, have never been disappointed with them, the animals also provided a good distraction for you two, seeing your faces when feeding the rabbits and goats were priceless :-)

For the evening entertainment, Matt wanted to go back to Ripley’s Infinite Maze, so we grab a quick supper at Pizza Hut (wow what a disappointment that was, not surprise that I have never been to Pizza Hut in over 8 years, haa haa haa). Infinity Maze is just a bunch of room all covered in mirror, and our job was to find the door to get out from each room. This time your mother knew better and refused to join us, haa haa haa.

What a great way to spend our last full day in Pattaya.

26th October 2014 - Time to go home.

Woke up to a game of UNO was perhaps more mentally challenging than it needed to be, haa haa haa. Instead of heading off for breakfast, your mother wanted to pick up the coffee first... :-)

Matt jumping[6]Swimming was next on the agenda, I am going to call you two Aquaboy and Aquagirl from now on... haa haa haa. By the time we went back to the room the sky decided to absolutely opened up and it poured so heavily part of the resort was flooded, so instead of checking out at noon we ended up leaving the resort closer to 14:00.

Leaving that late meant only one thing, Mar won’t be having her lunch... haa haa haa, and we were right, Mar slept right through lunch and Matt went out like a light immediately after lunch. So on the drive back everyone was in slumber-land... except me of course, haa haa haa.

When we arrived back at the apartment (after picking up supper) my parents came by just to get a hug from you two... haa haa haa haa haa, and brought more toys for you too.