The Changing Seasons-August 2018

The Changing Seasons-August 2018

The Changing Seasons post, inspired by the lovely Sarah at Secret Art Expedition and hosted by Su at Zimmerbitch.

The month of August is behind us and we are one month closer to the end of the year. Why does time roll on at the speed it does? It’s because we are having fun and enjoying each and every day. I didn’t do that much last month, but it was still a blast.

On my day off, I met my friend for lunch at a restaurant on soi 101/1. You can’t really call it a restaurant as such, more like a family run shop with a few simple tables and chairs out front. The first time we went there, our ears were accosted with all the loud noises of the street, our conversation halted by cars tooting, motorbikes revving, and people trying to attract customers to buy durian and pineapples from the back of trucks. Still, it adds to the charm of that kind of place and we have been back a few times since then.

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Pad Krapow Moo (Pork and Rice)/Photo Credit: Chris Wotton

After our lunch of Pad Krapow Moo (pork and rice), we wandered down the road to what has quickly become one of our favourite hangouts – Zinc 101, a cheap and cheerful local bar which has a quirky promotion on Fridays. Forget “Happy Hour”, Zinc 101 has “Pressure Hour.” Every week between 7pm-8pm, large bottles of beer are just 65 baht (£1.53), but the discount is only available until the first person either goes to the toilet or leaves the bar! They barricade the toilets and you better hope your bladder doesn’t explode for a whole hour! (Not easy for me, especially after a couple of drinks!)

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Zinc 101, Bangkok/Photo Credit: Chris Wotton

The following Sunday, Chris and I took a trip over to Sathorn to go to one of our favourite restaurants for a few drinks and we were shocked and disappointed to discover the place was closed. Shocked – it’s never closed on Sundays! Disappointed – we were so looking forward to sitting on the street under the canopy of trees enjoying a few drinks! We soon forgot our disappointment once we found a little Italian restaurant – Di Farina – a charming little place that looks like it does great pizzas (we are going back for the food), but it was only a quick pit stop while we discussed our new plan of action.

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Di Farina, Bangkok/Photo Credit: Chris Wotton

We decided on Charm Eatery, a place we have walked past many times, but never ventured inside, until this night. What a great choice, if only for their fabulous happy hour deal – 3 wines for 500 baht (a cheap option for Sathorn).

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Charm Eatery, Bangkok/Photo Credit: Chris Wotton

After we’d guzzled our drinks we ended up in Smalls, a buzzing bar with a delectable barman, Danny, who was happy to chat with us all night and recommend drinks to us. I stuck to my trusty red wine, but young Christopher was on a mission to try just about anything they had on offer – including Absinthe, the strongest of which was around 80% ABV.

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Smalls, Bangkok/Photo Credit: Chris Wotton

So, although our evening had started with disappointment, in the end we went to new places, met new people, and had a really fun night out – although I was paying for it for the next few days! I really can’t cope much these days with late, boozy nights!

Let’s talk about some non-boozy things that happened in August.

One of my photographs got voted as top image on Viewbug which means it’s my most popular image in terms of how many people have liked it. As I have said before, there are millions of photographs and hundreds of photographers on this website, so it’s really fabulous when I get this kind of feedback.

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morrisophotography’s Top Image

In an attempt to master my writing craft, I signed up to Udemy’s – The Complete Freelance Writing Online Course. I have heard of Udemy before, but have never used them until now. The freelance writing course is designed for beginners, which I’m not, but it has still given me ideas that I can use to help me on my freelance journey. I recommend looking at their website if you are yearning to learn something – there are hundreds of courses available, you can even become an instructor if you have something to teach people. Check out their website TODAY as many of their courses have massive discounts.

I’ll leave you with one of the songs from an all-time favourite movie of mine –  The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 🙂 It’s guaranteed to lift your spirits and make you smile! 😉

Have an amazing September!

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.

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