Sunday, 3 December 2017

30th November 2017

The weathers not been that great.  It's been mostly raining heavily during the early hours and it's been pretty choppy at sea.  The visibility has been pretty grim, 10 meters max but most days diving, it's been around 7 meters tops.  We still be out and about.  My Eco Intern came down with some illness, had a temperature of 40 and resting heart rate of 140 the clinic suggested he went to Koh Samui Thai International hospital for more tests etc,   ..the funny thing is, he stayed there for just under a week and he still hasn't got a proper diagnosis of what he had./got   Thankfully he's just about recovered now.  He's been missing on the odd occasion, mostly in the mornings but I've learnt that this is more due to one too many beers the night before I have come to have no sympathy for him at all.  Youngsters today!!!   Arghh!!!!!!

Si's OK  ..he's busy, same same  ..his back and his ears have been bothering him but he soldiers on and doesn't complain at all.  He's my hero!!!

I've just finished a 4 person Reef Check Course's a 4 day course which teaches people how to survey / monitoring fish, invertebrates and substrates using a standardized method which they'll be able to join teams worldwide to submit important scientific data to help scientists access the health of the reefs.   So, even though I'm supposed to have finished,  I've got 2 of the students coming in to repeat exams,  one chap who's older, doesn't really like to be told anything and is a little disruptive.  What usually takes 4 days with time to spare, has taken a day and a half more and that's if they pass.  All very nice but it sometimes makes me doubt my teaching :-D

Reef Check Course

Coral Transplant dives after the Reef Check

Saturday, 18 November 2017

17 Nov 2017

It's so lovely to have Simon back.     It wasn't great that when he did arrive back in Thailand, he had to spend an extra night on Koh Samui due the timing of the boats.  Sods law really, you arrive on time thinking you have lots of time and then you hit the biggest immigration queue ever and that has a knock on effect on everything! 

He is my Superman!!

It doesn't really take long to get back into the swing of things and before you know it a couple of weeks have nearly gone by.    Si's been teaching Self Reliant, social media, the bar and just about everything else and looking after everyone else ..time just goes!!  

I currently have a 19 yr old Norwegian (navy) chap that's doing a 6 week ECO internship.  It's good to have a helping hand, even though he only likes doing some jobs, he's a little bit cocky and knows best, all the time, but he's a good lad  LOL!

Oli, my intern doing a research project for me

It's Saturday today and I've spent most of the day in bed.  I bent down to empty the recycling crate  and put my back out.  So after finishing off a few bits in the office, Si took me home and I've been here ever since.  It's feeling much better today but still have trouble walking up straight.  I hope it doesn't last too long.  It's a  right pain!!  LOL

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

01st November 2017



Hoping you have/had a lovely day! 

Thinking of you

Jenny Wren & Sid

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

31st October 2017

Many Happy Returns Fiona!!
Have a fabulous day
Thinking of you!

Take care on your broomstick tonight ;-D

Love and Hugs
Jenny & Simone

My transport for tonight :-D

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

25th October 2017

Lomprayer Ferry to Samui

Today is a very sad day indeed as Simon is on this Ferry.  He's got nearly 2 days of travelling.  Koh Samui, Bangkok, Seoul, New York and then finally Orlando.  I do hope that there are no delays, the food is OK and that he manages to get some sleep.

I miss him so much already!!

Sunday, 22 October 2017

22nd October 2017

Simon and I made chili salsa together this morning as we had to use all the chili's up before they went off.  Not the usual start to a Sunday but it was fun.    Sundays are great, especially if Simon't not working and We do like to have a little bit of a lazy start to Sundays.  Starting with a cup of tea in bed, maybe watch something on TV,  drink some coffee and then have a lovely cooked breakfast.  
I do so love Sundays!

Today I went out for a cycle with  Linda, a friend who was here 3 years ago.  Fiona and the gang met her and as we had lunch in Pranee's together.  She's here for 3 weeks and she's helping out on the odd Eco day for me which has been great.  Wednesday she's running the Beach & Dive site clean up for me as it's Simon's last day before he travels to the U.S. so I want to spend as much time together as possible.  Simon and I were talking the other night as I don't think we've spent more than a couple of nights away from each other since we've been married.  I'm really going to miss him!! 

We didn't enjoy cycling up to this view point but it was worth it I think ;-D   
I sometimes forget how truly beautiful the island is. 

This is Freedom Beach, I've been there with both Rosie and Fiona, Chris, Chloe & Iona :-D
Fond memories  ..if you were all here now, it' would be magic!

I ran into this little fella today.  He was at the side of the road just munching away.  I had to stop and take a photo.  He's the only normal pig I've seen on the island so far.  There are a few tiny wild boars but that's it.    I love pigs!!

Sunset from the Crystal bar

 We've had some stunning sunsets recently.