Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Eve

Did you know that today is Christmas Eve? Well it is for the Beatties in Bangkok. We go down to Krabi on Sunday and can’t take presents so we’re celebrating it early.

We’re going down to Krabi by train because we’d psyched ourselves up for the Trans-Siberian express (and we didn’t quite trust the airports!) Luckily we came to our senses when we discovered the kind of temperatures that journey would entail.

We’ve kind of cocked up the notion of family Christmas traditions by being expats. We used to have traditions but they’ve had to go by the wayside. I wondered if we could at least take the stockings for the kids on the right day. I asked Husband to check the train details for luggage stowability.

Husband: We’ve confirmed the arrangements for carry-on vs hold bags and it depends on size.

Me: Okay. What are the sizes?

Husband: "small enough" and "too big". Thai standard sizes!

Phew, I’m glad we sorted that out.

So Christmas day is tomorrow in our house and the 25th will be a mystery waiting to happen. Last year the children jumped out of a box at my parents’ house and nearly gave their cousins a heart attack. I was at Skyros and Husband came down to join me on Christmas Eve. On Christmas day there was a Skyros organised trip to Ban Bao fishing village for lunch and the highlight of the trip for me was seeing these monkeys on the rocks on the way.


Ange said...

Merry Thai Christmas! Have a fabulous time at Krabi, too!


JJ said...

Thanks Ange. You have a good one too.

Yvonne said...

Have a wonderful time, I love having a pre-Christmas Christmas!

Lane said...

That photo looks like a painting!

Enjoy your Beattie Christmas:-)

Flowerpot said...

have a wonderful time JJ!

Pat Posner said...

Have a wonderful 'Early' Christmas.

Angie said...

Hey, we're celebrating the same Christmas! Husband and I are heading home Sunday, so we're enjoying our own little Christmas here tomorrow before the family madness.
Merry Christmas, and enjoy your trip! The train sounds fun.

Debs said...

Hope you have a wonderful pre-Christmas, it all sounds great fun. x