Yesterday, I went for my check-up at the eye specialist. He said that my eyes are now perfect, and I thanked him so much, for changing my life in every way. I can’t tell you how many times a day I marvel at being able to see everything clearly. On Wednesday, I played the piano at the mall, and it was such a pleasure to be able to see my friend approaching from quite a distance away, and also to be able to read my music clearly. When I wake up in the night, I can read the time on the clock radio, instead of trying to guess whether it’s one-o-clock, or whatever-o-clock. When out shopping, I can read ingredient labels, and price tags, which of course, is most helpful.
I’m also looking forward to being able to go on a plane without fiddling with contact lenses in those tiny loos, or having to find my reading glasses to read the menu etc., and whilst I’m on the subject of air travel, I don’t think I’ve mentioned that we’re off on our travels again tomorrow morning. We’ve booked a nine day holiday at Club Med in Phuket, and I’m really excited to visit there again. We were there six years ago, and had a marvelous time. Hubby tells me that this time around, he will NOT be doing the trapeze, unless I do it too. 😉 I think he’s quite safe on that one, but you never know. Stranger things have happened, but not much stranger.
I tentatively asked if there was any other way of getting down again, other than falling like a very scared stone into the safety net. He said that he didn’t think so. I don’t think I could ever bring myself to just let go and fall into space, but maybe you’re all much braver than I?
Last time we were there, we sent this pic to our son, and he asked, “Where is everybody?” It was out of season, and there weren’t many other guests. I suppose it could be much the same this time.
One day trip that we’ll definitely be doing again, is to take a boat out to Ko Phi Phi Island, made famous by the classic film ‘The Beach’, in which Leonardo DiCaprio was the main attraction. The extraordinary Maya Bay, is world famous for its exquisite beaches and truly picture postcard perfect scenery of jungle covered cliffs.
Now I’d better get packing once again. I think that only light summer clothes and sandals will be needed, so it shouldn’t take too long. I’ll try and do some posts from there if I can get my hands on some reasonably priced internet access. If I don’t manage to stay in touch with you all, you’ll know exactly where I am.
If you don’t hear from me, I’ll see you when I return to South Africa in ten days time.
I have a friend who goes to Phuket every year. Must be nice to be retired and have money to travel in this economy.
Yes, we’re very fortunate, Russel.
Happy landing,enjoy Phuket!
Thanks, matron. 😉
I struggle with glasses AND contacts and your posts give me hope 🙂 Have a blast!
Thanks, Madhu. I wish I’d had this op a few years ago, instead of thinking my problems might go away. 😉
Have a super holiday!
Thanks, Tandy. 😉
Oh AD, that is one of the places I would really love to see, but that will not happen, so I will eagerly await your photos. Hope you have an awesome time. I am so happy for you re your eyesight. Take care and lots of love xxx
Thanks so much, Blossom. It’s lovely here. Just getting over the flight. It was loooong!! 😉 xxx
I am so glad that you have your eyesight back, AD! Your hubby is very brave! Enjoy the holiday and I am looking forward to hear all about it and see the photos!
Thanks, ppd. Happy weekend to you. xxx
have fun on your trip ad, it will be just divine!
Thanks, I will. I’m enjoying already. 😉
Stunning photo my friend ,excellent work you done here have a great weekend 🙂
Thanks so much, jake; you too. 😉
I am so glad to hear this dear AD, have a nice and enjoyable holiday in Phuket. I hope you don’t try this trapaze… 🙂 Oh my God. Thank you, with my love, nia
Thanks for the good advice nia. 😉 I was watching the trapeze today, and thinking about it. 😉
I don’t think one appreciate one’s eyes until you know what it’s like not to see properly. Enjoy your trip and take lots of photos 🙂
Very true, Son. I count my blessings daily. Photos there will be aplenty. 😉
Ooh, looks like you’re going to have an amazing time. I am secretly hoping you do the trapeze 🙂 And if you spot any cool rhythmic musicians on your travels, snap a pic and join in this week’s travel theme. xxx Ailsa http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/06/01/rhythm/
Thanks,ailsa. I’ll be sure look out for those musicians. 🙂
The good thing about there not being too many people…is that there are not too many people.
Glad your eyes are better 🙂
Thanks, Tilly. I’m almost done packing. I wish I could decide what to leave behind. 😉
Have a great time!
Thanks, Lance. I’m sure we will. 😉
Great photos! It looks like a wonderful place–take lots of pictures. Have a lovely time and a safe journey home.
Thanks for the travel wishes, Naomi. 😉
can not imagine doing something like that – the free fall.
Enjoy your trip
Thanks, Rosa. No, neither can I. 😉
Hope you have a wonderful time, envy you!
Thanks, annie. xxx
APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE!!!! Your husband is awesome!! Now come on!! You’ve got a chance,,,go for it,,make me proud AND POST THE PICTURES!
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Hubby took a deep bow, and gave a humble thank you speech after your tumultuous applause, Suzanne. I really don’t think I”m brave enough, but we’ll see when I’ve had another look at how high it is. 😉
🙂 Have a great vacation !
have a wonderful time AD.
Thanks, Ruth. 😉
Have a wonderful time!
Thanks so much, SC. I’m sure we will. 😉
looks so beautiful. have a great stay and come back with lots to tell
Thanks, sidey. Wish you were coming too. We’d have lots of time to chat whilst hubby’s scuba diving. 😉
OOh I wish so too
It all looks wonderful AD, though I’d give the trapese a miss. Enjoy the warm weather and come back with lots of lovely pics to share.
Thanks optie. If I did do the trapeze, no-one would be more surprised than me. 😉
Have a great time there.
Thanks so much, newsy. 😉
Great photos. Have a wonderful trip full of joy, peace and relaxation.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Than you, Francine. I’ll be sure to do just that. 😉
Hi AD, have fun. Just hope it’s as good the second time around 🙂
I’m sure it will be great fun, 😉
Enjoy the trip and have a wonderful time 🙂
Thanks, Roly. Will do. 😉