I've just got back from a few days shopping trip to Bangkok , bought lots of lovely stuff for our shop and beautiful X-mas presents for the family. Bangkok has no signs of last month' flood, everything is perfect and busy, as usual, now it is all about Christmas, ......X-mas trees and lights are everywhere.
I stayed in a new Novotel opened on the top of Platinum shopping mall in Pratunam area, this is the lights just outside of the hotel. They also opened a lovely coffee shop downstairs, which was really handy for a short break between shopping :-)
This is where I regretted that my baby Jake is not with me :-) He would have loved this tree :-)
X-mas tree in Central World Plaza - huge and beautiful!
One of the trees in my hotel
You could become a teddy bear for a second if you wanted :-) Free head :-) A bit big though :-)
Another pleasant surprise - a beautiful ice-rink in Central World Plaza. So, if you fancy some ice-skating, come here, it seems to be very popular, lots of people were here, kids and adults.
I haven't checked the prices, but I assume it's much much cheaper than in UK ( or anywhere else except the countries which are blessed with real wintertime outdoor ice-rinks )
So, now I am back in Samui, the weather is quite decent, didn't rain today at all, but the sea is still a bit rough, good for surfing, bad for swimming...
There was some sunshine during the day, some cloudy periods, but overall it was a very good day.
Wish we could go swimming though :-( Some people said they managed to swim in North Chaweng as it is protected by a reef ( near Amari Watergate). Normally it's a downside of this resort as the sea is too shallow, but these days it's actually a very big advantage, as the reef decreases the waves a lot.
I saved the pictures of a blue sky for the end of this long and a bit messy story, but hope it did make some sense overall :-)