Monday, December 5, 2011

Historic flood @ home

Our house after repaint in Oct 2010.

Here it was a historic flood in Thailand, October - December 2011. 
The highest water level on the street was 2.5 m and in side the
house was 1.5 m.  Until today we don't know when we can 
move in and big clean up .  We also don't know how
much it will cost for renovation.  Very sad :(

Monday, October 10, 2011

Step-by-step practiced from a book
"โครงการหนังสือเพื่อการศึกษา ฝึกระบายด้วยสีน้ำ"
by สุรยุทธ พันธ์เผือก

Breakfast Muffins 

Simple but delicious !!  Here are the recipes. try it, you'll love it.

2 cups flour      1 1/4 cups  Sugar
2 tsp  baking soda        1 T  Cinnamon                
1/2 tsp  Salt                   1/3 cup  Shredded coconut 
2 cups grated carrot  and apple (1 ea)  
1/2 cup raisins       1/2 cup walnut/pecan
8 oz  1 can pineapple (squeeze off juices)
3    eggs              1 cup  vegetable oil
1 tsp  vanilla                                        

Mix & Bake @ 175'c      
            Thanks to Jane                   

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Flooding in Thailand

Very serious flood back in Thailand. 

I was very much worried about it these days. The latest news was
that there will be more water from heavy rain next week.  Hundreds
of people are working hard night after night, try to build up the
sand bags embankment along the canal to stop water
get in to our housing area. 

Thanks to you all.
What a sacrifice and public consciousness, we saluted.

I called my daughter this morning about the flood.  She said, she and her
husband need to higher up things at the 1st. floor of the house.  At the
moment nothing serious yet.  Hope that the government
are able to drain the water out from Chaow Phraya river
low enough to support water from other rivers
from North and before the  heavy rain next
week and higher up the sea water level.
Hopefully, we'll be safe.
Please, let us pray for millions of people who are suffering.

Friday, October 7, 2011

On my sketch book. 
I wasn't worried much about the perspective.  Just like
to play with the colors.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dog rose.
Prickly wild rose, have fragrant pink or white flowers.


Harebells or Bluebells
It's prety blue or violet flowers

Monday, September 12, 2011

Good try!!

I also went to gym for an hour today.  hu.. le.
I'll go to the gym every day if possible.
A bit too wide and heavy !!

A bird with flat head... :-(

Back to work

After a long holiday.

It's time to get the brush wet again !!. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The two monkeys

These are the two monkeys we have at home.  They were 6.5 and 5 years old.
We have to keep them busy with activities all the time.  Otherwise they
jump up and become a ninja fighter until one is running out of energy.
But it is hard to bear, because they're going on and on.
On the other hand they are a lovely grandsons that
we love.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Housing project refreshing


Almost the last day of our summer holiday vacation.  We had an
idea of refreshing our and partners housing project near by where we live.  The housing project has been pending for few years.  We are on processing  renovate and decorate it.  We are planning to rent it for holiday stay or to sale it if someone who might be of interest.  A house is very beautiful and well designed in a very good location, just about 5 minute walk to clean quite beach. 

The photos were taken BEFORE renovation. 

Wait and see AFTER renovation in a couple of month !!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Traditional fishing

There is local traditional fishing every evening for the family dinner.
They have to spend few hours to have enough fish for three
or four families.  It is hard to get the fish near by the beach
these days, they said.  We were watching them and wish 
them luck each time, but not much luck to day!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cloudy evening

A mountain view from our house.  It was mostly cloundy evening in August.
I took this photo from our back bacony that's hubby's favourite
sunset  view waching.

Sea foods

Another day out for sea foods.  We drove about 50 km. south
for a beautiful lunch.  It was beautiful weather and green
coconut trees a long side of the country road.  Fishermen
were drying their fishes at the villages.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lovely garden

A beautiful coffee shop in a small village, just about
ten minutes drive from our home.  It's a lovely place to
have a cup of coffee, snack and enjoy their
 lovely garden.

Love it.

Monday, August 15, 2011

More trees


We added more trees on the back yard. We changed the soil that
wasn't so healthy.  It's quite hard work and costly to change
the soil, though.We hope that the trees will grow well
this time and hope to see it gets bigger on our
next holiday.


Good morning sunshine

At 6 am. on a cloudy morning

Home sweet home

Our beach home became more green in year 2011.