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Boxing Day, Baan San Fan

26 December 2010 2,700 views 4 Comments

Since I was little I’ve always preferred Boxing Day, just always found it more relaxing. And – I’ve never admitted this – I always preferred the food on Boxing Day too! This year’s Boxing Day was better than Christmas Day too, part chance, part my own doing.

the ocean, yaay

Cracking start – at 7am we went to Bangsak beach. I’ve been in need of exercise and seeing the ocean (in that order) so I’d requested a beach visit and Sam obliged. I think that saw me slipping off the ‘volunteer’ shelf and in to the ‘guest’ basket but I’d resisted for long enough AND everyone had a great time.!

Bangsak is long, flat sand and surf – reminded me of the beach at Capricorn Resort – lined with jungle bush and totally empty. The children started off playing with stones & shells and in the shallow water. I was straight into the ocean – silkily warm – and freestyling between the rock breakers, yay. When I’d finished the children were in the water too and we played, I was dragging, chucking, swinging them… The boys used my googles to practise their proper swimming, they were doing so well and so pleased with themselves I didn’t like to say they had them on upside down. Little bit of a run up the beach, we all mucked around in the shallow water, then a final ocean dunk before back in the truck to snooze on the way home.

kinkow, kinkow, kinkow

It was late for us to be having breakfast and everyone ate loads – beansprout & mushroom stir fry and green leaf soup, both incredibly good.
Then it was Sunday service. Sam showed a video and some pictures of the home being built a few years ago. It was interesting to see the different buildings going up and the land at various stages, and funny to see the children when they were younger too. A bit more lolling around, reading and playing with my camera :) and then lunch – rice noodles with brocolli and chilli, gorgeous.
Gai and I sat on the benches out front for a while, eating ice cream and drinking coffee respectively, s’tough life eh.
Then more reading, pottering, playing jacks (I think that’s what we used to call it) with stones, and generally hanging about until dinner – a really nice mushroom & green leaf soup and a really horrid curry of tofu and what can only be described as snozcumber. Can’t say I was prepared for that, is the first ‘fail’ dish since arrival…

sunday school

Every evening after dinner I just go to my house and do stuff and at some point the children tend to turn up – it’s a ‘wait and they will come approach’ :) I was doing some lesson planning – oh yeah – for school this week, and Nat, Rung & Jack arrived wanting to draw, practise English words, laugh at English words and ping the Slinky around.

Reading, yoga, bed. That’s it. xLuce

other posts on Baan San Fan


Volunteering at Baan San Fan, Bang Wan, Thailand


Christmas Day, Baan San Fan
Christmas Eve, Baan San Fan
“Pi Lucy”
down to business.. Baan San Fan
Christmas preparations Baan San Fan
first 24 hours at Baan San Fan
toys, books and fun stuff to take to the orphanage
Volunteering at Baan San Fan Orphanage


  • Emma said:

    Loving reading your updates Luce, it feels like you’re right in the room with me! You were missed on Christmas day…but glad you’re having such an amazing time. Loved the snozcumber (even if you didn’t!) xx

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