How did that happen? We are over the halfway hump of August already and pretty much 2/3s of the way through our trip. The rate at which time is passing now that we have left Hebron is a little terrifying although not wholly surprising. I am a touch behind on the writing for our wonderful time in Sri Lanka so I am going to risk seeming a little erratic and jump ahead briefly to Bangkok. Regard this as less of an update and more or a style interlude.
So it turns out that Bangkok is FABOUSH. For those who were concerned that I might turn into one of those flaccid weirdos that 'find themselves' in India fear not, Bangkok is my nirvana. It spoke to my soul and opened my eyes to the style precipice that I had unwittingly stumbled on to. I can only describe it as worse than that dream where you are standing completely naked in the middle of a public place. Here I was awake and standing in style central, fully clothed in a very bad t-shirt and surfer girl shorts combo - yes it was THAT bad. In fact it may have been better had I been naked but regardless, Siam Square, Central Bangkok was the location for my one on one intervention with myself (Graham was an unwitting spectator to this personal mental tussle). This was my lowest point and I knew everything had to change. That's right people gone are the Ali Baba pants (well i still have them but only for mooching around the house - they are unreasonably comfy), gone are the floaty hippy monstrosities and shapeless t-shirts and no more putting on the first thing I picked up (see how far I had fallen?). Back are planned outfits, accessories and shape. Just to prove it, below is my week in Bangkok according to my outfits - a visual account of my re-awakening to the world of fashion.
Now I realise that I may have overclubbed this a little but remember I had a pretty limited wardrobe to work with (only what I have been carrying around the last 6 months) not to mention no make up. Graham, seeing the slightly deranged look in my eyes put a limit on what I could buy during this stay although allowed me a few bits just to keep me quiet. There are some definite recurring themes for which I apologise (sloppy) but if you had seen what I had become you would undestand that this was a monumental shift in the right direction. Indulge me for this post and even better I would welcome any feedback and/or suggestions - our comment box has been very quiet recently (apart for Graham's parents who are our most regular contributors - gold stars to them). We know you lot normlly have a lot to say so get posting.