A Mega Update

Ben on the Eurotunnel
Ben on the Eurotunnel
Dinner with Cousin Andrew
Dinner with Cousin Andrew

My goodness me a lot has happened since the last update. We are now back in Thailand, everyone is OK and we have caught up with our sleep. All the time we have been away it’s been too busy to update this site so this is going to be a mega update.
First Trip from the UK was to see Bens Third Cousin Twice removed in Brussels. He is 78 years old and we felt it was import as this might be the only time they get to meet. We went through the channel tunnel. As usual Ben slept all the way and woke up with perfect timing at Andrews Door. Even in the restaurants he was perfect as usual.


Quad Bikes in Sweden
Quad Bikes in Sweden
By the Lake in Sweden
By the Lake in Sweden


Meganset Beach Cape Cod
Meganset Beach Cape Cod
Ben Meets the Cookie Crew
Ben Meets the Cookie Crew
Hospital in Washington
Hospital in Washington

After a brief stop at home to see Aunty Lisa, her mum, Cousin Nigel and Catch our breath, it was off to Gothenburg in Sweden to See Jan and Katarina. In spite of a 3am start Ben was wide awake all the way to Stanstead airport and kept the stewardesses on their toes all the way to Gothenburg. Once there we had a lovely time again. We went out on the Lake in a rowing boat and Ben had his first ride on a Quad Bike which he enjoyed very much. Sunday we returned home tired but happy.

Next was the big one. Boston and Cape Cod. We left the folowing Wednesday and flew via Washington to Boston then drove to the Cape. Ben slept most of the way and as always woke up as we arrived. Two days shopping and a days cookie making was all the time we had time for on Cape Cod. Everywhere we went with Ben the shop assistants would take him out and look after him while we went shopping it’s was very nice and different to the UK.
The trouble started on the way home. As we left on the Sunday Moring a thought Ben had a slight temperature (it was 37.5 deg C) didn’t think too much about it and got on the flight to Washington. About 20 Minutes before we landed his temperature was 38.9. As everyone knows this is very high. The end result – another new experience for Ben, his first ambulance ride from the plane to hospital! It was my first Ambulance ride as well. It turned out he had a viral infection and a cold on top of that, which pushed his temperature up so high. After 6 Hours they let him out but we had missed our flights and had to stay in Washington the night before flying on to London. Unfortunately for me, I figure that as it was only 3 days and Ben has never been sick, so I wouldn’t bother with Medical Insurance, well that won’t happen again as I am several thousand dollars lighter but he is worth it.


Ben at Heathrow on the Way home
Ben at Heathrow on the Way home

3 days at home two quick visit to my last relatives and then it was back to Heathrow for the flight home. Ben was a little angel again hardly made a sound the whole flight and was very happy to see his brother at the other end.
So in the last couple of weeks Ben has been to 5 countries take 8 flights totaling about 25,000 air miles and been in the air for 40 odd hours, been to 4 different time zones as much as 11 hours different. He has been to about 15 relatives, slept in 6 different beds and had milk and food from Thailand, England and America. AND HE WAS STILL SMILING!
Most people would think all this was crazy with a 5 month old baby; but I genuinely believe he was OK and I hope it made an impression on him even at his tender age. I know he left a trail of melted hearts everywhere we went.

A good Night Out

Sleeping Beauties!
Sleeping Beauties!

Last Night we took all the Family and Staff out for dinner. It was a thank you for all the hard work to come while we are away. Ben and Nong Lemon were pretty good. Nong Lemon slept the whole time while Ben was 90% awake and totally interested in everything. He even tried Melon and Mint Sorbet along with a very small amount of my Cherries flambéed in Kirsch! I have to say he looked as if he enjoyed everything. (I have a feeling he is going to take after me and LOVE good and varied food)

Stuffing Ourselves
Stuffing Ourselves

We are just starting to think about feeding him other things now. On looking it up it does say we can start with Orange juice and adding some cereal to his milk. Probably not best to start him with Cherries flambéed in Kirsch though!

Time to Go Home!
Time to Go Home!

Ben and the Ladyboy

Ben and the Ladyboy
Ben and the Ladyboy

Last night we went out for dinner on Jomtien see front. After we had finished I really fancied a drink so we decided to go down Soi Whitehouse, which is a small Street full of bars.

One bar we know quite well as a friend of mine has shall we say, an interest in one of the bars. As we approached it was obvious that everyone was well on the way to a good night.

Nobody has seen us since Ben arrived and as you can imagine Ben was overwhelmed by all the attention.  Most of the attention died away quite quickly except for the resident lady body who kept on tell everyone how “Nalak” or sweet Ben was.

She went and found him a Mickey Mouse fan and proceeded to fuss all over him and cool him down while we finished our drinks. As we said our good byes and walked off the lady boy shouted after us. “Can I look after him when he gets to 18 please”

In the picture you can see the warning symbol on his carry chair. But I do think its very appropriately placed on the Lady boy, don’t you!

Definitely time to go home master Ben. Quite enough excitement for one day!

Uncles Everywhere!

Cafe De Mar
Cafe De Mar

This Morning Sa was very tired as Ben kept her awake most of the night again. So I said, no problem I will take him out this morning. So after a quick bath and dressing him up (without the ridiculous hat) it was into Bens wheels and off down the prom. Seeing as I was hungry we went all the way down to Cafe de Mar where we stopped for coffee and Uncle Shawn owner of the cafe came to say hello. Then it was back along the sea front and Uncle Vishian the Deck Chair man stopped and had a play with Ben and then it was into 7Eleven to buy Mummies breakfast and all cashiers wanted to have a play. It really was a very busy morning for Master Ben, he actually managed to stay awake and smile at everyone.