Why I left Thailand – to come back to England


People thought I was crazy to leave. I had been living in a small apartment over the road from a lovely beach on the island of Koh Samui. Every day I witnessed a gorgeous sunrise or sunset, drank delicious fruit …

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Stray animals in Thailand & their strength of character


I’m constantly amazed by how many stray dogs and cats I see on the streets around Koh Samui. Some are lucky enough to look half decent, others aren’t that lucky. I’ve seen a dog with a leg that was so …

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Helmets are not fashion accessories


*As published on Ajarn.com on 9th Feb 2014. From the second, I turned into the road, I knew something was wrong. Traffic was queued bumper to bumper as far as I could see in front of me. I was just …

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Lucky Day Colours in Thailand


I taught at a private school in Hat Yai for nearly seven months and I loved every minute of it. One thing I noticed was that every day the Thai teachers wore different colour uniforms. I thought it seemed a …

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Morning beach walks on Koh Samui


If you live on Koh Samui, you’re generally never far from a beach and I am lucky enough to live right across the road from one. It isn’t the most popular beach on the island, but it’s beautiful and it’s …

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