Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas from Thailand

Another year has come and gone and now the holiday season is upon us. At the ripe old age of 74 I don't get too excited about Christmas anymore but Nut trimmed the patio with lights and some tinsel and that put me in the mood for reminiscing and for reaching out to friends old and new. The holidays often also bring a spell of cool weather. For many of us who spend Christmas in the tropics, this sort of weather is as close to winter as it ever gets. Nut and I were surprised to find the temperature inside the house at a bone chilling 55 degrees the other morning. We brought the portable convection oven into the living room and ran it all morning until the sun had warmed the air outside. I know this must sound a bit silly to most of my friends and family who still enjoy (or suffer) real winter weather but my acclimatization to the cold ain't what it used to be and days I might have got through with only a long sleeve shirt and jeans in Alaska seem now to require a jacket and even gloves, especially when riding the bicycle or moto. It was only a brief "cold snap", hardly worthy of the name, and when they do come they're a refreshing interlude between the warmer days.

Anyway, here's wishing you a fine holiday season, no matter where you are or what your weather's like. Let's hope next year is better than the last and that we continue to enjoy peaceful and healthy lives.

Until we meet again.

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year