1 Year Ago...


I honestly can not believe I am writing this. This time last year me, my partner, his parents and my girls were on holiday in Thailand. I remember sitting down on the sofa in my partners, parents house in Thailand and just thinking about how will my life be a year on. I honestly thought we would be going back to Thailand this year, again. But how wrong was I?! I am now 16 weeks pregnant with my third baby.

Although I am super happy to be expecting my first son, it does make me sad to how fast a year can fly by. It just makes me think that this time next year my baby boy will be nearly 1 years old, Mia will be 7 and Elliw will nearly be 5! Time really does go too fast.

I remember everything about the flight going to Thailand, where we went in Thailand and everything about our 3 week holiday. It was so amazing and no words can actually describe how much I loved being there. My girls enjoyed themselves so much and it was really nice seeing their faces with a huge smile. They were so excited going on their very first holiday abroad.


I remember feeling really nervous a week or so before the holiday because I wasn't quite sure how the girls were going to be on the plane with the flight being so long. I really didn't need to worry. They were both amazing, there and back. Nothing to complain about, they were both good as gold. I was so excited letting them experience 'another world'.

Thailand is so different to the UK. I had noticed that in Hua Hin, Thailand, people were either 'rich' or 'poor'. They had lovely houses, or shacks on streets. I must admit seeing the shacks/sheds on the streets was so interesting. I get really interested when I see how other people live. Everything was so different. There was a Tesco there but it was called Tesco Metro, there was also a convenient store called Seven Eleven which we went to often if not, daily! The restaurants are so different to this country. It's not four walls like this country, it is all open because the weather is so hot.




The heat, the smell, the atmosphere, the people, the shops, the food, everything is different. The food is Thailand is amazing. Before visiting Thailand I was never really into trying different foods. But after visiting Thailand I was more interested in trying out new things, especially Thai food. I am a huge fan of Green Thai Chicken curry.

We all had such a fantastic experience there. We all had the experience to ride an elephant (elephants were looked after in a charity hospital). Mia got the fantastic experience to play football with a baby elephant too! We managed to see a few places and do a few things whilst we were there. The next time we go, I would love to do a bit more things and explore it more.

Me and my partner spent every day in the outside pool and we even managed to learn Elliw to swim! She wasn't so sure at the start but after a few days, she loved it. One thing I had noticed about Thai people was they loved my girls. You would hear them go 'awww' or say something in Thai. Many people asked for photos and selfies with them. Which I didn't mind. I knew why. They were blonde, young and white. The girls loved all the attention!

To think the next time we visit Thailand we will be going with a little boy!







If you would like to read more posts about Thailand, you can read them all here.

38 comments

  1. Thailand looks so incredible, I really want to visit one day!

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  2. I am with Rebecca, I've never been to Thailand and really want to go. It looks like you had a great family holiday from the photos.

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  3. Time flies far too quickly. Thankfully you're doing some pretty cool stuff in that time though - travelling to awesome places and making babies. Be proud :) x

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  4. enjoy and embrace every single second of this phase, I am sure you will be travelling again soon. R

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  5. I haven't read your blog for a few weeks and remember reading the last time that you were doing for your scan - so exciting that you are having a boy. Congrats!
    The photos from Thailand look really lovely too. Time flies far too quickly.

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  6. Oh wow, you are brave taking the kids so far away on a plane! But you've actually made me feel reassured about going away with Abbie now, as long as we have the iPad, I'm sure she will be fine! It is crazy how fast time goes, I'm struggling to cope with having a four year old this year, 4! It was just yesterday I was in labour, still it makes me want to live life to the full and to never take anything for granted! X

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  7. I love Thailand! We were going to go back this year, but chose somewhere else instead.

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  8. Oh my gosh what a once in a life time holiday experience and so special to do this with your children. I used to live overseas and my husband is South American so I'm really looking forward to introducing my kids to a totally new country and culture (when they are a little bit older).

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  9. What a wonderful post. It seems like you had a fantastic holiday. We went to Thailand for our honeymoon. I loved it and I would love to take Rosalie there one day. I just can't face the flight at the moment xx

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  10. Glad you enjoyed it, we used to foster two little thai girls and they were absolutely. I would love to visit Thailand one day!

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  11. Sounds like your trip was amazing! It is crazy how quickly time goes by but you've got so much fun to come with your baby boy x

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  12. sounds as if you had an amazing time and the pictures certainly look as if you did

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  13. Time really does go too fast! At least the next time you go it will be with your completed family

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  14. Time really does go too fast! At least the next time you go it will be with your completed family

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  15. Thailand is one of the places I would really like to visit! It looks amazing.

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  16. Aw beth! Your photos are lovely. I have never been to Thailand but it is one of my dreams to go with my family one day. My in laws have been a few times and it is their go to destination. You have captured some beautiful photos and memories. You had the most wonderful trip! Cant believe how quickly a year flies by! xx

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  17. It's horrible how quickly time flies isn't it. Thailand looked amazing. What special memories you have. Love the photos especially the elephant one. X

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  18. Thailand seems so different! This past year flew by for me too but for different reasons.

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  19. Thailand looks amazing. Would live to visit some day.

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  20. Oh wow! That looks like such an amazing family holiday. Congrats on your pregnancy too! :)

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  21. What a lovely holiday with lots of family time. Congratulations on your pregnancy.

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  22. Yes time does fly! Looks like you had a great time last year, maybe you could even go with your new baby next year?!

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  23. I'd love to go to Thailand - it looks amazing and sounds like you had a lovely time!

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  24. Wow, looks and sounds like you had an amazing time!

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  25. It looks like you had an amazing time in Thailand. Time does go far too quickly x

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  26. It looks like you had an amazing time! I'd never be brave enough to travel that far with kids so young but I should just bite the bullet and do it!

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  27. i was talking to a friend and we said the same thing - how 1 year just flies by. its ridiculous! aw look at their smiles! cuties

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  28. I would love to go to Thailand. Looks like you had a fab time! X

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  29. Looks like you had such a wonderful holiday! Playing football with a baby elephant must have been amazing x

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  30. Thailand looks incredible, i'd love to explore one day! Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos. How fast time flies, best wishes for the year ahead! x

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  31. Thailand looks absolutely amazing and really child friendly. I'd love to go.

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  32. It sounds like an amazing time and also 3 weeks of relaxing and fun! Just what I need! Thanks for sharing. I don't know too much about Thailand so it might be great to do some research on the place.

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  33. It looks like you had an amazing holiday in Thailand! Such fab photos too! A year seems to go so fast but it's exciting you will have your little boy with you next time too :) xx

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  34. It just sounds like you all had the time of your lives and you have some amazing photos and memories to look back on x

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  35. Thailand looks amazing! What a lovely memory to look back on. :) x

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  36. My husband took me to Thailand a few years ago (before Lamb was born) and I absolutely loved it. I was really nervous about going because it was the first time I'd visited somewhere so far away (other than New York) but I loved every minute. You've made me want to go back! xx

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  37. What a lovely time it looks like you had. The elephant photos are amazing!

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  38. Thiland looks absoloutly incredible. Time really does fly though. It must have been very sureal to see the difference between the rich and poor. I love the pictures with the elephant.

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