Friday, 14 July 2017

Taking time out today!

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you didn't miss the video that I'd set up to publish on Wednesday morning! 

It's called Double Treat Pouch Holder, which is a super-easy holder for treats and a note or a greeting.

It's doesn't require any cutting or glueing, which helps to make it so quick and easy! 

Having said that, I do use a Glue Dot to hold the top two points together, but you don't have to do it.

We decided to take time out yesterday as we've been on the go non-stop since arrived! 

Fortunately, we're here for another week so the trip we missed yesterday, the Elephant Sanctuary, we can do next week.

All week we've been concerned about how my back was going to cope with the trips, especially the speedboats, but it's hit hubby's back much harder than mine! 

This is worse for him because he's restricted with what medication he can take to help ease the pain!  

On Wednesday, we went by speedboat to see the James Bond Rock, and the James Bond Island, as well as a Muslim fishing village and school - not in that order! 

Then we had a canoe ride through some caves - two people to a canoe, plus the canoeist! He let us sit sideways in the canoe with our legs draped over the side. 

Next stop was another island where we had lunch...............all 700+ us! 

There was time to relax and swim, but we were too busy chatting with the family at our table, to bother about  swimming.

The previous day we went by speed boat to Phi Phi Island. 

We were told if we had a bad back to sit at the back of the boat. 

Needless to say, we did as we were advised. 

We had a chance to do some snorkeling off the back of the boat for about three-quarters of an hour. 

We both thoroughly enjoyed this, me using my underwater camcorder and hubby using his underwater camera. 

Unfortunately, I had to take my glasses off to put the snorkelling mask on, which meant I couldn't see if the camera was off or on! LOL! 
But it was good fun anyway!

Then we were off to another island, followed by Bamboo Island and then home.

When we visited the Muslim Fishing village, we were able to see inside some of the pre-school age calassrooms.

We also saw the mosque and the football pitch - non-grass!

We've found the Thai people to be amazingly friendly and love to be helpful. 

The Thai food is superb but we've learned to avoid anything that says "spicy" or "chillis"; even hubby is struggling, and he can take his food REALLY hot!

Today's our last day and we're off on a Phuket Heritage and Shopping trip.

The final event is this evening and it's a buffet dinner for everyone!  

We've had a fabulous time on our first Incentive Trip and look forward to many more! 

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Sounds like you are both having a great time, glad your back is holding up, in Disney I went on a ride which had a sign about bad backs but by the time we saw it we couldn't leave, lucky for my no damage was done, hope the rest of your holiday goes well, saw the double pouch, its lovely

    1. Hi, Kaye. That's what I'd like to do i.e. not know that I shouldn't be doing something and just go ahead and enjoy it! LOL! Hopefully, I'd be like you, no damage done! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  2. Sounds positively wonderful Jan. Glad your back is holding thus far; hope Othman's doesn't get any worse and that you can both enjoy this next week ... talk about a trip of a lifetime! Looks all really fabulous! Have fun and be safe!!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. This trip is certainly worth all the hard work. Othman's back is improving a little bit each day. Today we have enjoyed a really lazy day, no commitment and no schedule! Even spent a couple of hours lazing by the pool! ☺ Happycrafting. JanB.

  3. I can see that you are having lots of fun , good on you, you deserve this trip. Be careful with the back, one wrong little move, enough to keep you in bed for months, i know too much about it. Continue to enjoy your holiday darling

    1. Hi, Lilette. Many thanks for your kind words. I'm sorry to hear yu suffer with your back too! Having suffered with a bad back for 30+ years, I do try to treat it with a lot of respect. Unfortunately, hubby thinks he's invincible! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. LOVE the little double pocket pouch and I cannot imagine those on the receiving end not doing likewise. It's really pretty and cute at the same time, and the added dots were just the perfect added touch! Couldn't get over how much they just made that label pop on all of the ones you showed! Just a delightful projects and thanks so much for the video on it.

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I'm so pleased you like this project. It's a great idea for anyone who has a lot of "favours" to make as it's quick, easy and very sweet. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.