The Changing Seasons-April 2018

The Changing Seasons post, inspired by the lovely Sarah at Secret Art Expedition and hosted by Su at Zimmerbitch. I must say, I am loving writing these posts, it reminds me of everything I’ve done during the month, from the big things right down to the small. So, without further ado, here’s what I got up to in April.

I started the month with a visit to one of my favourite drinking dens, Le Cafe des Stagiaires, with my little partner in crime, Chris! It’s a lovely little bar in Sathorn, with happy hour deals, always good in my book, and a nice atmosphere with seats on the pavement, canopied by the trees that line Soi 12. You can really imagine that you’re in Europe somewhere! πŸ™‚

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Le Cafe des Stagiaires
Photo Credit: Chris Wotton

I work really unsociable hours and my hours don’t match Chris’s, so when he’s off, I’m not, and vice versa. But, Sundays are a good day for both of us, even if Chris is meant to be working, he gives in sometimes and we enjoy our “Sunday Sessions,” as we’ve fondly named them.

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Sunday Sessions
Photo Credit: Chris Wotton
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So uncouth!!! It was a non-alcoholic drink that we put to good use in our Mojitos! Actually not bad!!
Photo Credit: Chris Wotton

There is an abundance of different colours and many different species of flowers and plants at my local park, so I always stop mid-run to photograph a few.

The best thing I did in April was to visit Italy to celebrate my birthday (35 AGAIN!!!) I met my mum and dad there and what a wonderful week we had together. Honestly, I took SO many photos and I plan to write about my visit there, but these are just a few of my favourite places.

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St Peter’s Basilica
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Ponte Sant’Angelo
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The Colosseum
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The Roman Forum
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Piazza Navonna
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The Duomo, Florence
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Piazza Del Popolo
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The Pantheon
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The Spanish Steps

When I got back to Bangkok, I still had a few days holiday, so me and Chris when to Escape, a new roof top bar located, strangely, on the fifth floor of one of the monstrous shopping malls here in the city. It was glitzy and glamourous and the drinks were fairly pricey, but we were making the most of a rare weekend off, for me at least.

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Creativity in wine!!
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Decorated bar

Good old Facebook πŸ˜‰ reminded me of one of my all time favourite tunes; Tiesto’s Adagio for Strings. It stirred up a good few memories from the past and it gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it!

I was introduced to the Mark Steel lectures by a friend earlier this year, and I finally got round to watching one of them. He takes famous people from the past, like Freud, Aristole, and Napoleon and tells their story in a way that is informative yet hilarious!

And finally, it was my 50th birthday! God knows how I got to be 50, I am still 18 in my heart and head! (Not so in body- it takes me days to get over a night out!) Still, they say life begins at 30/40/50/60/70…!! After a few months of actually freaking out about it, I have accepted this fact, after all, it’s only a number !!! I stopped counting at 35 anyway!!! πŸ˜‰

If you would like to join me and the others in this challenge, here are the guidelines:

The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):

  • Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them

The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):

  • Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
  • Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.

6 Responses

  1. 35 sounds so good, I like it!! haha
    Btw, what was your favourite place in Italy? I know it is hard to choose, but if you would go back where would you go first? Your photos are great, they make me recollect all my good moments in Italy!
    πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! Yes, I like that number and forever more I shall be 35! I don’t know how much longer I’m gonna get away with that though hahahaha!!! I only visited Rome and Florence and as much as I loved Rome, and I plan to go back at some point, Florence was a bit less hectic with its little old streets and less traffic! It was my first time in Italy, so really I loved both places πŸ™‚ On my next trip I’d love to hike the Cinque Terre and go back to Rome to do all the things I never got round to. I also fancy a train ride down to Brindisi and then catch a boat to Greece! Where have you been in Italy? What was your favourite place? πŸ™‚ xx

      1. Nice!! I bet Greece will just complement Italy! We did a road trip in Italy few years ago, from Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, Vesuvius to Rome. Hard to say indeed which one was the favourite, even though I got in love with Florence second time, after came back and reading “The Agony and the Ecstasy”. I would have preferred to read it before visiting Florence, I would have looked with a different perspective, however, Florence is the dearest one. And Cinque Terre, definitely from a nature point of view, as I love all the seaside places.
        Hope you can go back sometime soon. And me too

        1. I used to go to Greece for holidays many years ago, but I bet it’s changed loads. Still, I would like to go back particularly Athens as I have never been there. Your road trip sounds fab! OOh, I might have to get that book, thanks for telling me about. I’ve just looked on Amazon and I would love to read that, it’s right up my street! I am glad I went to Florence as well as Rome it is so beautiful, did you see the square of statues? It’s amazing. I am definitely planning to get back to Italy, hopefully sooner rather than later. I hope you can too πŸ™‚ xxx

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