OH has been on to me about flying a Giro-copter for as long as I can remember and this year when we go to the UK for a visit he has booked to take a flight in one. This is to see if he would like to learn to fly one of these tiny little things.He even got me to carry back books from the UK recently on Giro-copters. Is he mad????

I could never understand the fascination, but hey, each to their own!!!! so the quote goes. Things changed when a couple of weeks ago David got an email from a man called Tom at Nongprue Airfield. OH had been in touch with Tom last year to see if there was any facilities for Giro copters at the airfield.  At that point in time there wasn’t, however things changed and now Tom has taken delivery of the first one. He invited David along while the examiner was over from the UK to take a look and have a chat with the inspector/examiner.

What a nice bunch of people. Now I have seen these things in action I can understand OH’s fascination. I would love the take off but oh boy, I don’t think I would like the rest of the experience.

I met some of the guys and their wives for the first time this weekend and what a lovely  people. So down to earth. No airs and graces. No hurray Henries either. Just run of the mill people, having a great time over here flying all sorts of microlites, or as they call them, flex wings.They made us both feel so welcome.

They were even kind enough to invite us to a BBQ on Friday. Where I got to meet Chris, the hostess of the evening. Hopefully a new friend for me.

Sunday saw us down there again to see Peter and his family  from Hong Kong flying in a flex wing. Even his mother of over 80 years was up there. I couldn’t believe it. Makes me look really foolish if she can do it. Well, I guess there is time yet.

Tom needs to qualify as a Giro-copter pilot before he can start training OH. I just hope they are careful. It seems to get very bumpy up there.

So I guess now it will be every weekend down to the airfield. Tom was really kind and took David up in this flex wing on Sunday. Made his day.


Raw Food Class

Saturday was my second Raw Food Class with Jennifer of De-hydrated: Modern Living Cuisine.

My first last month was amazing. There I was sitting in car with Wendy traveling up to Bangkok. I was thinking to myself. Really, is this worth it? a 1 1/2 hour drive for what? something that you know nothing about. What happens if its a waste of time and money???????

I am happy to say it gave me such a buzz I couldn’t stop thinking of what I could make, how I could adapt what I had learnt and oh the Chocolate class in July.Certainly every penny well spent and I got to meet some new people.

The first class was all about desserts….mmmmmm….my favourite topic. Like me, if you have never understood or even heard of raw food, sign up for at least one class. It is truly amazing. You don’t have to be a vegan or even be health conscious, go along and try it for yourself. The class is a demonstration and hands on experience. Testing what has been made is the best part I think. I never knew raw food could be so good.

OH won’t let me make any creamy curries any more or desserts where cream or pasty is involved. Wow this gives you a different way to cook or not as the case may be. So easy and so absolutely delicious.

I think many people, like me would think vegetables, salad and fruit. What could you possibly make that I don’t make already. Nope, it certainly wasn’t salad or crudites. It was heaven on a plate. This is high end eating at it’s best. White chocolate lavender cheesecake. Parisian chocolate Torte…mmmmmmm and many more. Each class consists of approximately 5 or 6 different recipes. On Saturday I didn’t feel I could eat chocolate for at least another week after our class that morning. Oh boy did I get to eat some chocolate!!!!!!so rich and yet so healthy. For a newbie I certainly couldn’t recommend it enough.

I thought chocolate was that lovely fattening stuff you see in the supermarket. When you read the labels though you will be horrified at some of the rubbish you are actually eating. Raw chocolate is the real thing. We even got to learn the history of cacao- chocolate to you and me.  I also now know what my ice cream maker can do, so I will dust off the cob webs and get it working this week. No more cream required. Nuts made into a milk. so easy.

The classes are small, making it more friendly. A maximum of 10 people per class. I am sure some of the people I have met so far will become friends.

Jennnifer’s website is :-    copy and paste the link for it to work. Sorry not clever enough to get it to click through as yet.


Pictures to follow soon.




Colon Hydrotherapy

Isn’t it amazing what will you will try when abroad. Are we really so bored?? or do we have more time and it’s cheaper?

Rasayana Retreat is a holistic health wellness retreat on Pattaya Nua and also in Bangkok. Here in Pattaya it’s just up on the left hand side from the Dolphin roundabout. Specializing in deep cleansing programmes, colon hydrotherapy, living food cuisine and quality supportive naturopathic and therapeutic treatments. Well, that’s what their brochure says and I think it’s true.

OH wanted to try this and I know having I.B.S I should have participated. It is supposed to improve the bowel tremendously, however, scardie cat me wasn’t going to try it, not just yet!!!!!

OH did, bless him, he has had a course of 4 treatments and feels loads better for this process.

I on the other hand had a lovely oil  massage. Ah, so nice. Mind by the time she had finished I was aching a bit.

A beautiful place full of beautiful ornaments and flowers and ladies dressed in lovely robes. This is also where they have a raw food cafe. Rasayana Retreat have a good selection of treatments from oil massage to lymphatic drainage massage. They do many packages for a set price. A good idea for an unusual gift!!!

It is a bit more pricy than the usual local massage places you come across everywhere, but well worth the pampering and paying that bit extra for a special treat. Compared to UK prices, it’s a snip. or email

Part of the Fairtex Restort.