Daily Phuket #30: 1 April 2021 – April Fool’s Weather

A very odd day with nearly constant heavy thunderstorms (and lightning!) starting just before eight this morning and lasting until the afternoon. While we certainly need the rain with the resultant cooler temperatures, today's storms caught everyone completely off-guard. True, it did rain a bit earlier in the week but those were our usual seasonal … Continue reading Daily Phuket #30: 1 April 2021 – April Fool’s Weather

Daily Phuket #28: 25 March 2021 – This Is A Book

Thai people don't read. Well, that isn't quite true as some do. Some even claim to enjoy the pasttime. However, there have been plenty of statistics over the years claiming ridiculously low levels of reading for pleasure amongst Thai people with UNESCO stating that Thais read just eight LINES per year, compared to the 24 … Continue reading Daily Phuket #28: 25 March 2021 – This Is A Book

Daily Phuket #24: 21 March 2021 – Chinese Post Box

Saturdays have become my stay-at-home and work-on-stamps day now that my weekend classes have all been shifted to Sundays. This week was no different as I got an early start scanning recent arrivals (mostly classic stamps from Austria and Norway) and then adding many of them to my albums later in the day. In between, … Continue reading Daily Phuket #24: 21 March 2021 – Chinese Post Box

Daily Phuket #23: 19 March 2021 – Phoenix of Phuket

Finally, Friday! Many Lower Primary classes were cancelled for parents' meetings but this didn't affect any of my lessons once again although the heat certainly did. My morning lessons went fairly well but I became dehydrated in the first of my late afternoon doubles, having to sit down as I became quite light-headed. The students … Continue reading Daily Phuket #23: 19 March 2021 – Phoenix of Phuket