We don't get snow here in Phuket. My kids have never touched snow. We are warm weather people here. If the night time temperature drops to 24 degrees C and there's a breeze blowing, well the windchill drives us indoors :) I suppose some people would call us lucky. Most people enjoy the sun, enjoy warm weather. Just over 10 years ago I flew back to England from Honduras where I had spent about 18 months of the previous 2 years working as a dive instructor. The constant heat actually started to bug me, I felt the need for some good fresh English air. Back home, friends mocked my fleece jacket.. they were in tshirts telling me what a nice warm day it was. So I booked my ticket to Thailand. This will be my 11th Christmas in Thailand. No snow, but we do have a tree and some lights and our kids will get some presents... and then we'll go to the beach :)
This was my view yesterday afternoon. We sat at our favourite restaurant, face to the setting sun, kids playing on the beach, tasty food, a couple of cold beers. It was one of those "happy moments" when I feel more than just happy, I feel like everything is as it should be. Must be time to read Candide again.
Meanwhile in England... a rather more "Christmassy" scene this week :
1,2,3,4.. SO HERE IT IS, MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY'S HAVING FUN!
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This Phuket Weather blog entry was first published on December 20, 2009