They say that life begins at 40. If that is true, it’s going to be epic!
Tomorrow I will turn 40. Having arrived in Bangkok when 10 years ago, I have spent a ¼ of my life living the dream.
My teens are a distant memory. Filled with cutting class, fighting, riding around on motorbikes and generally getting upto no good.
My 20’s we’re largely spent earning a bit of money, traveling around the world, hanging out in the UK with my gang of friends, chasing girls, still riding around on bikes.
My 30’s I spent mainly in Thailand when not working in Africa. Being lucky enough to have a job that is one month on and one month off – I had 6 months a year of playing around. Holidays, fancy cars, bikes, women, drink etc…… what else would you want?
I think I was 32 when the Mango era started. The fun I had. The people I met (some of who became very close to) and the parties we had. The Daywalker was born and many years later retired after a lot of fun and I’d not change any of it.
But with all that behind me now, I am to be 40. A new decade and a new chapter in my life begins.
First up is my address. It’s time for me to leave Thailand after 10 years. I’ve had my share. A new breed of people are coming now, whom I don’t particularly care for. I like fun and Thailand doesn’t have that for me anymore. Been there, done that.
I like nice surroundings, nice shopping, nice cars, nice restaurants, nice expats. Where to then?
The plan was to head back to the UK with Miss Tim and enjoy a bit of normality and a bit of Law and Order. And we will, but just not yet.
My bags are packed. My cat has been sold on catBay and Miss Tim is now giving away some of her shoes to make room for new stock.
We are off to live in Dubai!
I shall always have a tie in Thailand (no pun), as Miss Tim is Thai and she naturally loves her Country. I don’t hate Thailand, I just hate most of the people there. Mind you, I hate most people anywhere.
The blog will continue… but expect more tales involving Range Rovers, Ferrari’s, The Marina and of course, Rafiq!
A new beginning….
* Update * The gang went to the Sky Bar & Restaurant on b’day night. Great view.