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Marianne Kellow (Mountain Blossoms)

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I'm a retired lady living with my husband Derek in Thailand. We still have Pippa, our beloved Labrador, she's now nearly 14 years old and still the 'boss'! We don't walk so far these days, but still enjoy the early mornings with the sounds of birds along the farm lanes.


Our plan on coming to Thailand was to visit as many countries as possible but we still have a few to go. We've had a wonderful time with a train journey to Singapore from Bangkok with our daughter Ingrid. Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos have been visited several times, and two years ago we visited Taiwan for our nephews' wedding. What an amazing place. So, Borneo, Burma, Indonesia, India and Yunnan are still on the list.

In England we have a large family and it really is great fun going home for 2 or 3 months each year to see them all. The time spent is really special with each and every one of them. We have 8 Grandchildren and I think its ten Great Grandchildren, two of whom were born in September and October 2015.

Many come to visit us too of course and we always feel there's not enough time to show them everywhere and everything in our adopted country, but we try! and it's a good excuse to get them back!

The village we now live in is small and very rural. We have some amazing neighbours, many of whom don't travel even to the nearest town! It boasts a Wat (temple, Buddhist of course), a school, a clinic and a tiny shop, but not much else...................I could go on, but you'll have to read my hubs to find out more.

Its a pretty special place this Thailand. People, cuisine, scenery, culture - just everything about it is incredibly beautiful. Thank you Thailand for having us!

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  • Gardening In Thailand
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    Gardening In Thailand

    4 years ago

    Gardening in the tropics is a different ball-game to gardening in more temperate climes. I had to learn a whole new set of rules, the most important being how fast everything grows and how easily!

  • Fruit Eating Dogs
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    Fruit Eating Dogs

    4 years ago

    My dogs are a continual source of inspiration, but sometimes they just amaze me with the foods that they enjoy. Durian? how could they...? and that's not all!

  • Taking Dogs To Thailand
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    Taking Dogs To Thailand

    4 years ago

    Dogs love their owners and to be with them is the one thing that makes them happy. You chose to have a dog, so when you choose to move to another country, think seriously about your 'best friend'.

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