What a busy five weeks! We’ve visited a vast array of friends and family, eaten a terrible number of pies, pastries, cakes and biscuits, and been constantly amazed at how beautiful, green, clean and sensible England is.
We even popped up to Scotland and it was even more beautiful than England! Lauren loved it so much she decided to stay, so there will be an empty seat on the plane.
Six more days then we fly back to sunny Cambodia. Huzzah!
Having spent two hours last night failing to order pizza delivery for Cath’s birthday last night, we were immensely happy to notice this new banner, 100m from our house, for ‘opening soon’ Pizza NZ, across from the park on street E.
It ‘s a two-person team: Dimey looks after the customers whilst mum Maly makes mozzarella magic in the kitchen. Maly learnt her pizza-making in New Zealand, hence the name. Grand opening Monday – see you there!
The majority of the congregations of ICF North and South headed to Bronze Lake, an extremely well-appointed hotel about three hours from Phnom Penh. Activities included swimming & water slides, tennis, cycling and a zip line across the lake.
Both mind and body were well fed, with the theme ‘Wisdom’ being explored through Job and Ecclesiastes, whilst the Swiss-trained chef served up Western food the like of which I’ve not tasted in the Kingdom of Wonders.
In complete contrast to the busy streets of Bangkok, The Juniper Tree is a haven of lush greenery.
View from our bedroom
Delicious food is provided in the dining room 3 times a day and we are staying in a large wooden house in the beautifully tended gardens close to the pool. We hope to explore Chiang Mai while were here for 2 weeks but it may take some effort to leave our tranquil setting.
Tom rides an orca.