Thursday, 19 April 2007

A few days away from my computer and look what happens....

Oh My God!! My computer screen has gone native!!! I wrote my blog on Saturday and everything was hunky dorey but when I turned on my computer today all the wording has mysteriously turned from English to Thai!! I think it might be a conspiracy to stop me from blogging (I'm not paranoid......I know everyone is out to get me!!). Anyway, I am now having to guess where everything is (Because I cant figure out how to change it back) so if this ends up as only half a posting you know why......

Chris and I have had a lovely few days together (You can tell we've only been married a short time - we still actually enjoy each others company) as the office was closed over Songkran. We had debated about going away somewhere for a bit of a holiday but decided that it would be nice to stay in Bangkok (We're hoping to go to Hua Hin for Wedding Anniversary next month) but to treat ourselves we would have a night in a hotel in Bangkok. Not wanting to tempt fate but not able to resist the allure of the big pink building we booked another room at The Reflection Rooms Hotel (That's us now spent two New years there - thankfully there were no bombs this time). We were in the Taj Mahal (And you thought we were in Thailand!!) suite and it was absolutely beautiful!!! The room was painted a sumptuous deep red, had chandeliers in the bathroom and a stunning view across the pool and the restaurant. I went and had a massage at the spa (which was lovely once I had got over the fact that the masseuse was a man) while Chris sat by the pool reading his book and drinking beer then we got changed and went to the restaurant for dinner. God the food is good there (although I had slight reservations about the band......The Lady In Red was played, along with that hideous song by James Blunt (This prompted Chris to say 'Come back James Blunt all is forgiven) and the theme from Titanic to name but a few) we had two starters which we shared, followed by a selection of four different dishes for our main course, dessert and drinks (I am still on the soda water before you say anything) and it came to under £15.

The rest of our time was spent hiding from hoards of water pistol touting Thai's (It's fun getting soaked the first day but gets a bit tiring after that - you have to think about what your wearing, wrap your mobile, money etc in plastic bags......it's a hassle) so was spent eating, shopping and going to the movies. We saw 23 which we both quite enjoyed (I don't mind Jim Carey when he's in a straight acting role but can't stand his overacting (not to mention gurning) when he's in a comedy role), The Reaping which was quite good (very fire and brimstone) and Pan's Labyrinth which was absolutely fantastic (a good old fashioned proper fairytale which I recommend if you've not seen it). We had a lovely meal at an Indonesian Restaurant called Bali (it is on Soi Ruam Rudi - nearest BTS is Phloen Chit) which we ate at when we came for our 'look see' last July but had not managed to get back to (I am happy to say that the food was as good as we remembered it), I introduced Chris to the wonders of the Thai food court voucher system at MBK (We had a lovely Indian lunch for 100 baht each - which works out around £1.40) and we decided to try out our table top cooker (Mum bought me it ages ago and we'd not got round to trying it) so had a lovely meal in. We had vegetables with melted cheese over them as a starter followed by my home-made Chicken Satay - It took us a while to get the hang of the cooker (didn't realise that the light goes off once it reaches a certain temperature then switches on again when it starts to cool) but, once we had it sussed, it was lovely sitting chatting and listening to the satay sizzle as it cooked next to us.

9 comments:

  1. I had my wedding reception at Reflections Restaurant! At that time, the hotel rooms were still being constructed, but it's the neatest place. Here's a photo of my husband and I there from Nov. 2004 where I'm about 3 months pregnant hence the rather ugly maternity dress:
    http://peekinside.blogspot.com/2004/11/happy-couple.html
    I got your blog site from Thai Voice. I just love reading it and it brings back memories of my years living there...

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  2. Glad the raclette grill works! Bought myself one as well, and haven't used mine yet. The satay looks very tasty - I'm feeling quite inspired, I think your Gran might be in for a treat tomorrow. Luv Mum.

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  3. Amy - Thank you for your lovely comment.

    What a brilliant place to have your wedding reception!! (You look lovely in the photo's - nothing wrong with the dress you are wearing!!). We had ours at an Indian restaurant but had we been in Thailand.....

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  4. Mum - It was fab....one of the first meals that I have cooked where my face didn't end up looking like a burst tomato!! I think big slices of aubergine (or amber guinness as Moon would call it) would be really good grilled on it.

    Tell Gran I send my love

    xxx

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  5. That picture of Chris on the bed is a bit frightening. Particularly the feet! Aren't the Thais deeply offended if you show the soles of your feet...? I can see why!! Put them away, boy - if you don't want to invoke the revenge of the Big Gay Pirate! (I'm back into those shorts, by the way.)

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  6. 'Invoke the revenge of the Big Gay Pirate' - I don't even want to know what that would entail!! (and neither does Chris)

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  7. Just a bit of information - if you go to the Google page and select their new 'Maps' facility, type in Glasgow to New York, scroll down the directions and at no 44, they suggest that you "Swim across the Atlantic, then take a left"! It's the same from New York to Glasgow (or London). The route is even highlighted on the map! Just thought I'd share that little bit of info. Luv Mum

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  8. The revenge of the Big Gay Pirate is known as "walking the plonk" while everyone else on board laughs with gay abandon. And while the victim is not, in the end, made to jump into the ocean, he is forever after known as a "plonker".

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  9. glad you are enjoying yourselves.Please no more pics of Chris. J.C.

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