Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Thailand part 1

I bet you all thought I'd forgotten LOL but I've been waiting for DH to have time to process the photo's. He's got through the first part of the holiday so I can share them with you now :)

After an enjoyable days stitching with CA Wells on the Sunday, we set off for Thailand, the journey went pretty much to plan the only thing we hadn’t realised was that it was a two and a half hour drive (including two ferry crossings) to Ko Lanta and our resort. We finally got there approximately 30 hours after leaving our hotel in London, so after a bite and a shower we both slept for most of the rest of the day.

The resort we were staying at was called the Relax Bay which definitely lived up to it’s name, most days quickly fell into the same pattern, after breakfast we would head down to the beach bar where there was a covered seating area which meant I could sit out of the direct sun (I don’t do strong sun :\) but still be on the beach and get the breeze off the sea.There I would stitch and read and DH would play with his camera and read till lunchtime, after lunch would be more of the same mixed with some socialising with family and friends around the wedding at some of the other resorts.

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The beach at Relax Bay

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You can see more photos from our time there on DH's
website

The big event was on the Saturday and apart from my sister having hurt her foot earlier in the day which meant she had to go barefoot, went off without a hitch.The wedding itself was on the beach then we retired to beside the pool for drinks and the photo’s (my DH was the official photographer). Everything was lovely and the setting was gorgeous.

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The bride and groom are showered in petals after the ceremony

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Our family group - from the left DH, Marcus (BIL) Debbie (youngest DSis), Helen (Bride), Jono(Groom), Me, Mum and Dad

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The drinks reception was held by the pool as the sun went down

The day was also one of the major Thai festivals Loy Krathong, which celebrates the end of the rainy season so we all had to release krathongs into a nearby water course.They are supposed to carry away anger and grudges down the river but I’m not sure it has the same effect when released into a swimming pool!

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The second half of our holiday when we went up to Chaing Mai will follow when the photo's are ready :)

17 comments:

Susan said...

What lovely photos! It looks like you had a fantastic trip!

tkdchick said...

Wow! I want to be there NOW!

Itching To Stitch said...

Gorgeous pics, thanks for sharing ;)

Rowyn said...

Wow, your DH is an amazing photographer. Looks like a fab place to visit!

Carol R said...

Brilliant photos Karoline - thanks for sharing. Sounds an ideal vacation spot - sun, sea and stitching!

Barbara said...

What amazing photos!

Sharon said...

The photo's are beautiful!

TeresaB said...

Wonderful photos! I'm so jealous, I've always wanted to go to Thailand and your DH's pictures reminded me of that. Thanks for sharing and can't wait to hear more!

Stitcher said...

Gorgeous photo's. Looks like you had a great time.

Von said...

Who needs to hire a photographer with your dh around!! Postcard worthy pics, Karoline. What a wonderful place for a wedding. )

Andrea said...

Just beautiful.

Annemarie said...

Aww, thanks for sharing thses gorgeous pics, Karoline! Weren't you afraid to fly in your 'condition'? I did it too, mind you, but I wasn't very comfortable...

Sam said...

Such beautiful photos! What a wonderful destination for a wedding.

Cheryl said...

Great photos Karoline! I just long for somewhere like that at this time of year!

Melissa said...

Wow, what gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing them, Karoline. :-)

Jeanne said...

Your photos are wonderful!

I enjoy your blog and your comments on mine so much that I've awarded you a "You make my day" award! See my latest post (Feb 10).

Karin said...

What fantastic photos! It looks gorgeous there.