Hi everyone! Well, my goodness! I didn't realise that I had neglected my blog for sooooo long!
We've just returned from 3 fabulous weeks in Phuket, Thailand - the weather was humid and warm (as always) - every day reaching around 29-32 degrees celsius.
This is taken from the lookout at Cape Promthrep (the most southern tip of Phuket island)
We had a couple of friends tag along with us this time, so found ourselves on the tourist trail again doing a few day trips here and there.
Here's a picture of me with a very, very large Bengal tiger at the Phuket zoo - I can't believe they grow so B-I-G!!!
And how about this for riding an elephant bareback!!!! Was I scared??? You bet I was, especially when the mahoot got it to rear up on it's hind legs (it's a long way down!!!)
No trip to Phuket is complete without a night out at the fabulous Fantasea stage show with all of it's culture, music, costumes, laser lights, acrobats and of course - the animals (including 17 elephants on stage at once!!!)
And a sea-kayaking trip at Phang-nga Bay in the north of the island (James Bond Island in the background - features in the movie Goldfinger).
Alas, like all good holidays it's over too soon, so it's back to the land of reality for us this week ... back to work and back to bears!!!