Friday, July 13, 2012

Red Shirts/Yellow shirts

The Red shirts were protesting in Chiang Mai on Saturday. They want to see the monarcy have no control over Thai matters.  The Yellow shirts are wanting to protect the King.  The Thai King is the worlds longest reigning king in the World.  He has done wonderful things for the Thai people and given them training and opportunity to provide for them through farming and market trade.   

Our first few weeks at the Dorm

The dorm had two Thai dogs, which were orginally street dogs, they had been at the dorm for 5 years, but the past few years they have been biting, Pete got bitten in the first week.  We have since moved them to the country

Water play fun - it was a very hot day

Shalese helping our Househelper Khon Eid fix the hose, the girls have really enjoyed having them around, and they are helping the girls learn Thai

Started painting the walls, the blue walls were the first to go!! 45 areas Pete has to paint over the next 3 weeks.  Can he do it? Yes he can Bob the Builder

A weekly grocery shop

Our lovely home for the next 4 years

We had to get two dogs for security, Lulu is from an Aussie family who was heading home, she is 4 years old, and Nathan's her favourite

Naralak (Nara for short) means cute in Thai.  A lady was giving them away, she is 7 weeks old, a toy poodle cross with shitzu.  They are the dorm dogs. She has the same colouring of our dog from home, who has since passed away.

Our children are 50% dutch.  This photo reminded us of that fact!

Our househelper/cook Hua, gave the children a toy pottery Thai cooking set to play with, they love helping Hua in the kitchen and talking Thai with her.  The girls and Nathan are still doing an hour lesson each week during the holidays, plus an hour at school each week once they are back.  They do correct Pete and I a fair bit!

Bits and Bobs of Thailand

Shalese was not happy that we had no water at the sublet again :>

Our church that we are attending in Chiang Mai, it is a sister church of Citipointe, Brisbane, and we enjoy hearing aussie accents, and aussie preaching

We LOVE riding on the motorbikes, but....

Not so much fun when you run out of fuel!

A very large snail in our backyard

Heavy load of garlic

some signs outside a resturant?!

A common sight in Thailand, this was at a very large and expensive shopping centre in Chiang mai.  We went to see Ice Age 4 as it is the only place that shows the movies in English

presents from home!

We have recieved many gifts, cards, food parcels over the past few months, Thanks everyone who did this for us we really appreciate a bit of home here with us! It is very thoughtful and means alot to us!