Pardon, I’ll just go and powder my nose.

Today has been a day with a lot of back and forward. Started my day by coloring both Alicia and Amandas hair. Found out that I got the skills for that too! And they are both looking good with their new hair colors. They are also happy with it. A quick lunch at the beach before I meet up with my dear friend Mr Moonwalker for a business meeting. I’m doing the marketing and he will do the photography. If we get a yes. So cross your fingers that we will get it.

Non of us felt for dinner, so we had a drink while Jack ate dinner at Pond’s in the sunset. A run on the beach before a last dip in the pool with Jack ended this day. But today was also Davids birthday. A day where we always celebrated at Sports Club with friends. Strange feeling not to do it this year. Starting to live with all the old stuff not being present anymore. One day in a time.

Why not show some pictures of our new bathrooms? I’m so pleased with the result of what they did with them. Got myself a waterfall shower!! So in love with it! Here you go, before and after:

Before, bathroom upstairs.

Before, bathroom upstairs.

Before, bathroom upstairs

Before, bathroom upstairs

After, bathroom upstairs

After, bathroom upstairs

After, bathroom upstairs

After, bathroom upstairs

After, bathroom downstairs

After, bathroom downstairs

After, bathroom downstairs

After, bathroom downstairs

After, bathroom downstairs

After, bathroom downstairs

After, bathroom downstairs

After, bathroom downstairs

So, tomorrow, is a new day, in a new month. Time to start to set the bars high!!

 

//Maria

The End of an Era.

Back to a new week after a super great weekend. Or was it great? yes, it was a great weekend, but also many goodbyes.

Saturday I went for a haircut. Sorry to say, but it was the last one with Khun Oy. Khun Oy have been doing my hair for many years now and she is closing up her salon to be true to her self and do things she likes. I support her on that choice!! Life is to short to just do want everybody wants you to do. But I’m gonna miss like hell!

Beauty Today.

Beauty Today.

Sunday went also in the bye bye spirit. Last party at Kamala Sport Club with Brett as owner of the bar. My god, we been in that bar for many years, even before Brett became owner. And that was that place where David played pool almost every day and learned from the best guys there is. Some of the girls that is working there, has become our good friends. So it’s sad to see that it’s not gonna be the same any more. Many of the regulars will not come back. So many of the people that been my support this last years is not gonna be there when I need them. Hey Gus, we need to find a new place!!!

Here are some pictures from last nights party!

Party means also free food!

Party means also free food!

Two great guys!

Two great guys!

Brett, the one and only!

Brett, the one and only!

Crazy friend

Crazy friend

One of my best friends.

One of my best friends.

Me and the dudes.

Me and the dudes.

Jen and Brett takes on the dance floor.

Jen and Brett takes on the dance floor.

Jim and Alicia

Jim and Alicia

More dancing

More dancing

Kamalas Tom Jones!

Kamalas Tom Jones!

Of course we needed to cheer for Brett.

Of course we needed to cheer for Brett.

Me and Tom.

Me and Tom.

Me and Derek, who also has become a dear good friend.

Me and Derek, who also has become a dear good friend.

Shhh…t, I’m gonna miss this place! I have so many great, super, fun and good memories. It’s gonna be hard to come here and not find some of these people. Well, it’s time for a new start and maybe it’s time even for this place.

 

// Maria

Garden of peace.

This morning started out grey and rainy. And cold! Yes, I live in Thailand where the climate is warm, but, yes there’s a but too, when you are used to 30 degrees and up every day, it get cold when the sun is away. Had no time to stay in bed this morning, first meeting with a client was on the schedule.  So off I go and came back with my FIRST client!! Welcome to the marketing world, Maria!!

After my meeting I picked up Alicia and Amanda for a trip to Patong for some shopping and lunch. Came home to find little Mister Spencer not feeling so well. Quick ride to veterinary where Spencer now is staying to see if he will get better. When I know more I will let you all know.

Next up for before and after pictures is my new favorite place, my garden. Bought some new flowers and I think we got it really nice outside now.

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New flower

New flower

New tree, orange tree for Alicia

New tree, orange tree for Alicia

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New flowers

New flowers

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After

I also got a prince in my garden!

I also got a prince in my garden!

Alicia and I reminded ourselves that this is the last weekend that Brett still owns Kamala Sports Club! On Wednesday it will be new owners and on more era will go to our memories. I’m both happy and sad for this. We have so many great memories from this place. But I’m happy for Brett that wants to do something else. So for the last Friday me and Alicia went down for a while to breath in the last of Sports Club!

 

// Maria

Walk-in-closet… a woman’s dream!

Got up early with the sun today, for joining in on a webinar. Got to know a few small secrets to marketing on Facebook. That was good for me, because tomorrow I’m having my first client meeting!!! Cross your fingers that it will be a new client of mine.

Attending a webinar and taking notes by the pool when the sun is rising over the mountains.

Attending a webinar and taking notes by the pool when the sun is rising over the mountains.

So next room to show you is our new walk-in-closet. I have always dream about to have one, and now I have it!! Lucky for me and Alicia is that we are about same size, so we can share our clothes with each other. The only thing that we can’t share is shoes!!

I can tell you that it is such a great feeling to walk in, see all the clothes and shoes, pick and try out what you want to wear today. And having a lot of space to do it in! Here you go, before and after pictures!

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After We love bags!!!

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We love bags!!!

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Right now the rain is pouring down outside. Cool breeze and all the singing frogs, is something I just love to hear. It’s gonna be a late night for me, waiting for two webinars to start. One at 1 am and next one at 2 am. But I have the frogs keeping me company!

 

// Maria

I’m home!

So after a few months on the run from everything that happen last year, I’m finally back home in my house. Newly renovated. The road to get it finished was a bumpy one, but, hey, who say life is easy!?

It’s so nice to be back in my neighborhoods. I just love the mountain that I see from my front porch, all the frogs singing after the rain and my garden. Before I got really tired of my garden with all the grass that needed to be cut every single day, now I got myself a mower and really enjoy cutting the grass.

Not everything was finished when we moved in. We been finished it up, piece by piece. I will show you little bit of the house, after it all comes in place and looking the way I wanted it. So today I’m starting with some parts of my kitchen. There will before and after pictures. Hope you all like it! We do!!!

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Before

Before. Here is our super handy man, Boy.

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Here is our super handy man, Boy.

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Wish you all a nice day!

 

//Maria

Sorry…

I can’t say Sorry enough for not writing for the last couple of weeks.

We are safe back in our house after some really craziness! And I can say that it’s nice to be back home again.

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I didn’t know how much I been missing my house. But I, or all of us, needed these months away, to be able to get back on our feet again. I been sitting outside all day long and just taking in all the peace that this house is surrounded with.

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We also welcomed a new member to the house, little princess Miss JJ.

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Jack and Amanda has also welcomed a new member to their house, little prince Spencer. Sorry but I don’t have any picture of him yet.

See you soon again!
// Maria

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Closer to the end…

When we left the house tonight, I finally saw an end of all the problems that’s been happening.

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I forgot to take some pics before we left, but can show you Alicia’s room which is almost done! Just need some cleaning up.
Both Alicia and Amanda has been such super painters today! Alicia almost painted her room all by herself!

I can give you some good news! Amanda and Jack moved in to their new house today!!

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My morning view from our bungalow. Feels like we are on holiday every morning.

Will try to remember to take pictures tomorrow for you all.
Hopefully Alicia and I will wake up in our new house on Friday morning!!!!

// Maria