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Christmas Greetings from Salaya 2017
December 19, 2017

Christmas Greetings from Salaya 2017

Merry Christmas from Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, our new home. Christmas is my favourite time of year and I will never miss Christmas in Thailand, there will always be reminders.

Christmas in Salaya

As I was looking for Christmas poems, I came across this one that really captures the essence of Christmas in the last line, lest we forget amid all the decorations.

What reminds you of Christmas

A holly wreath hung on the door,
Or presents strewn across the floor,
Tall Christmas tree with baubles bright,
Which fills our hearts with such delight.

Carols sung out in the snow,
A Snowman built with eyes aglow,
Crackers pulled, a song to sing,
Candles lit, and bells that ring.

Roasted turkey, which tastes divine,
Rich, fruit cake, with an iced design,
No, the most important reminder of all,
Is the birth of a babe in an Ox's stall.

Ernestine Northover – a floral artist who creates floral arrangements for special occasions. She has created two bouquets for Queen Elizabeth II. She also paints in oils and pastels.

Though we may not match the spectacular, glittering lights of Bangkok, Mother Nature more than makes up for it. Here are some scenes from the neighbourhood. Just before Christmas, Thailand experienced one of coldest temperatures for a long time.

Christmas is a season to share our joy and inspirations with one other. May you be filled with this Christmas spirit during this festive season and throughout the coming year.

Scenes from the neighbourhood

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year in 2018! Have a warm and joyful Christmas holiday with your families and friends. See you again next year for the opening issue of the Bangkok Travelbug.

Rice fields in Salaya with birds enjoying their delicacy – little fish brought
in when the fields were flooded

Eric Lim

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