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Thailand yes I kid you not THAILAND …. Chang Mai to be exact well that’s where they both live you see and no she’s not Thai shes American ( lovely girl ) the wedding ceremony was in Chang Dao Nest … Surreal place to say the least !
We made the decision to go and then life gets in the way and some S–T happens !!!!! And we decided not to go !!!!!! But then with the help of the ANGELS lets call them (you know who you are and how much ye mean to all of us ) we managed to go to Thailand .
Anyway we went for 7 days and took our youngest Faye she was 2 & 11mths at the time & she managed the journey better than us she’s a seasoned traveller at this stage and has a more impressive passport than I had at 30 …. It was a long journey with three planes to get on and off …… began the drive from Cork to Dublin Airport and hopped on the plane, Dublin to Dubai then Dubai to Bangkok and then Bangkok to Chang Mai ….. we made it tired but happy , you know that kind of happiness and excitement you get as a kid when you went to bed early the night before looking forward to getting up knowing and anticipating the annual school tour it was kinda like that but a zillion times better !
Just like to say we traveled with emirates and they were fantastic the in flight entertainment was a life saver never watched so many films one after the other…..
Then headed to ChangDao Nest for the next 3 nights ….. it was like heading into an undiscovered tropical paradise hardly touched by mankind ! Faye was delighted when we visited the elephants , fed them and watched them bathe in the river all happy and content in their own environment it was very special !
Our home for the next few nights were amazing Bamboo huts ,but what struck me most in Chang Dao was the noises in the evening the loudest crickets and creature noises I have ever heard in my entire life !
It had the best food ever and we love our food everything on the menu sounded fab and we sampled plenty so if you love food , tranquility , temples and monks chanting in the early hours of the morning for prayer then Chang Dao is , its idyllic, its nature at its best and there’s no Xbox, video games, phones, tv , kids club etc if thats your thing then its the place for you …. Chang Dao Nest !
Theres a swimming pool and a few goats ,cats and a dog ….. a one-eyed pug to be precise !
The hospitality and warm welcome we received was amazing the Thai people are so gracious and humble and work really hard ….We shall return one day as I want to see the monks during morning pray as the dawn breaks and there was so much more we didnt get to do and see …
My dress, it’s my favourite colour YELLOW ! A Diva dress from Hickeys Fermoy . I double jobbed and wore it for my son Cathals communion in May last yr also.
It was an amazing day shared with special people and wonderful family xxx
Have you been invited to a wedding , but are not quite sure what to wear ? In general you will want to wear a dress , doesn’t need to be full length unless it’s very formal and just about any colour goes except for white or course !
It’s a long day so make sure its a comfortable dress not too tight maybe a little stretch in the fabric so that it can take a little expansion from all the eating and drinking that one par – takes in at weddings !
And if you don’t love it don’t buy it !
Cant wait for the next wedding invite now ! So I can go searching for some more Beautiful Things ……. and with a marriage comes a journey a commitment a respect a bond and a life long adventure that two people take till they hopefully grow old and grey together & always LOVE each other ………….. XXXXX