Greetings from Thailand!
I t feels good to be on the move and you'll be pleased to hear I have cheered right up after I vented my spleen in the last post.
I was actually quite cheerful as I left for the airport and apart form a minor heart attack when I thought I'd gone to the wrong airport everything went smoothly.
I was given an impromptu tour of Kuala Lumpur by my taxi driver who told me all about his sister the nurse who works in an old folks home in harrow on the hill.
After a full day of sight seeing (ok window shopping) I flew to Bangkok, where I came down with a bad case of shopping fever.
It's just that everything is so cheap and so pretty and I get carried away haggling...
My haul after 2 days totals:
2 pair of Thai fisherman's pants
2 hand bags
4 post cards
2 books of post cards (I was emotionally blackmailed by the little girl selling them)
3 cushion covers
1 tailor made 3 piece suit and 2 tailor made shirts (70 quid for the lot! How could I turn that down?)
2 floaty scarves
I think a trip to the post office and a big box are in order.