We travelled 700km north to Chiang Mai, a city a little bigger than Galway, on Sunday. We took a 13 hour overnight train which was an experience in itself. Travelling second class, we had private bunks in a shared carriage of about forty people. We passed the evening with some German backpackers and although the […]


We sit into a taxi in Bangkok. Driver: Where are you from? Us: Ireland. Driver: Beside UK, right? Us: Yes! Driver: What’s it like there? Us: Wet. Driver: Like here? What months does it rain there? Us: Every month. Driver: What? Us: It rains every day. Driver: What?

Taking it easy

Today, we caught up with the Reclining Buddha at the Grand Palace. There were all sorts of interesting buildings to wander around and look at. All of the buildings have been decorated by hand and have been standing about 500 years. The coloured mosaic is made from cheap broken plates but the gold is all […]

Behind the scenes

There has been some actual knitting going on, too, you know. I started Heidi‘s wedding shawl about a week ago… this is strictly air conditioned knitting for the moment. …and with the yarn I picked up in Amsterdam, I started a sock. The yarn is Regia Design Line by Kaffe Fassett in colourway 4451. Speaking […]

Safe and sound

Hello! Alarming stories in the news prompt me to pop my head in and tell you all that we are safe and sound in Bangkok 🙂 We only got in this morning after a glorious 26 hours and didn’t know anything about the unrest until just now! Everything has seemed fine so far and it […]