3 June 2014


Hello and welcome back to our site. Sorry I’m a day or two late.

Samui has been a little quiet recently due to it being Low Season, but Bophut is never hectic and it is worth remembering that it is less expensive to stay on the island this time of the year. The weather is generally fantastic too.

I am also very pleased to report that you wouldn’t know in Samui that there has been a coup in the country. Things generally carry on as normal on this little paradise island. And you don’t have to fly here via Bangkok if you don’t wish to as you can fly here direct from Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Chang Mai, Krabi and Utapao-Rayong, near Pattaya.

Robin is fit and well. We did have a bit of a worry about his health a couple of weeks ago, but thankfully it was a false alarm, so we’re very happy about that. So happy, in fact, that Robin thought we could invest in a new car. Consequently, we should be taking possession of a new Fortuner in the next few days. A white one this time, so you should arrive at the hotel in style next time you come to see us.

Graeme came back recently and thoroughly enjoyed his stay and Sue & John are coming back next March with Ann & Jack and we hope they enjoy it too. It will be lovely to see them again. I’ve been thinking about Paul & Jan recently and I look forward to seeing them next month, especially as I missed them earlier in the year.

Saw Rosie & Steve for a drink last week which was great. Caught up with all their news and really hope that they’ll be out to see us again next year.

If any of you are into textiles, you may know and appreciate Kaffe Fassett’s talent. I was lucky enough to see him lecture at Norwich Cathedral recently and it was inspiring. I sat beside two great ladies, Sue and Lynne, who said that they’d love to come to stay at the hotel! I do hope so as I felt I had known them for years and should love to welcome them here – or there, rather, as I am still in the UK, but not for much longer!

I look forward to returning to our little hotel and I hope that you will come and stay in the near future. If you are thinking of doing so, just send Robin an e-mail and – if he isn’t driving his new toy – he’ll reply without delay.

Take care and enjoy yourselves – that’s the main thing.

Best wishes