Out of the Office: In Thailand

This is a quick blog post from Koh Samui in Thailand. It’s my first visit to the country and I’m struck with the beauty that surrounds me and the kindness of the people who live here. I’m here in Thailand on a scent inspired journey by Ambi Pur. More on that soon. In the meantime, I want to share with you a little of what I experienced today.

Love the Moment Moments

The beauty around me is inspiring. Below are some of the Love the Moment Moments I enjoyed:

Bringing my hands down in the water and watching tiny white bubbles dance in the blue through my goggles.

Hearing the crunch of the sand under my feet.

Feeling the wind tear through my hair on a boat trip.

Looking out at a seemingly endless sea of turquoise blue water fringed with elegant palm trees.

Eating beautiful Thai food for lunch.

Listening to my breath as I sucked air through a snorkle.

Indulging in my first ever facial.

Floating in warm water with only my feet and face exposed.

Feeling the warmth of the sun on my face.

All these things, they remind me to truly appreciate my senses, even when I’m home again. There is beauty everywhere to enjoy!


An easy idea to take home with me for the house

Beside the bed in my absolutely gorgeous hotel room, is a jar of cinnamon sticks. This is such an easy idea for the home. It has a lovely rustic fragrance and looks simple yet elegant. This is an idea I’m taking home with me.


I want to share images with you so you can see what I see and put words together so you can feel what I feel…but I’m so tired at this moment and can hardly think. I feel relaxed, just tired. You know when you stop, and then realise how tired you are? That is where I am right now. It’s a wonderful thing to step back from the ordinary realms of my noisy and chaotic life but I miss my husband and kids. I can’t win really. When I’m home, I very very often sometimes dream of quiet moments when I can eat my breakfast cereal in one sitting and sleep in a bed without a million children visitors.  However, here I am, in a stunningly beautiful and very quiet room, with a bed all to myself, and I can’t help but wish I could share these amazing experiences with the ones I love most. Such is the nature of these things — Yes? I need to sleep now…and dream that my son’s arms are around my neck. In the morning, there is adventure waiting.

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    Debra Dane
    August 31, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Ooh have a great trip. Hubby and I lived in Bangkok in the 90s – was amazing, but crazy back then (pollution so bad that when we got home from work I would wash my hands and the sink would blacken!). The food is amazing and Thai people are amongst the nicest you will ever meet.

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      September 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm

      That is so interesting Debra! I agree, the Thai people are SO very lovely.

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    August 31, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Ooooh! Have a great time. I haven’t been but am dying to. I will live vicariously through you for a couple of weeks! Love the cinnamon sticks idea. Simple and clever x

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    September 1, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Hope you have a superb time Kelly looks amazing.

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    Nikki @ stylingyou
    September 1, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Our honeymoon was on Koh Samui! So,so beautiful. Enjoy Kelly xxx

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    September 1, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Koh Samui is our most favourite place in Thailand. Your description makes me feel like I’m there again – almost. 🙂 Get a Thai massage – they are amazing. Try a lemon shake and a “pancake” from a street vendor. Simple but amazing.

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      September 10, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      Koh Samui did seem very special. I didn’t get a chance to try a lemon shake or pancake but the Thai massage — WOW!

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    September 1, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Wow. You write beautifully. And I post pictures of brekkie sausages on Instagram and say how I miss my husband. Diversity rules, Kel xxoo

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      September 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      You said it: Diversity rules! Especially when it comes to blogging 😉

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    September 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    How come you are there? (or did I miss a post..?)
    And whereabouts in Koh Samui?

    I know there are a few ‘retreat’ resorts in K.S. and I was looking them up just the other day!
    Have a fabulous time! If you visit any beaches in Phuket I recommend heading down to the pristine non-touristy Kata-noi beach. Love A*

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      September 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      Hey Amanda. I went to Thailand on a scent journey with Abmi Pur. It was a wonderful treat! We stayed at the Scent Hotel which was magic! LOVED IT!

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    Maid In Australia
    September 1, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I’m so jealous!! But I get what you mean about leaving the kids behind too. I always miss them sooooo much. But at least you’ll come back hopefully relaxed, refreshed and renewed!

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      September 10, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      I did miss them! But it was a really great thing for me to step back for a moment too.

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    Andrea @ FoxInFlats
    September 1, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Oh how I love Thailand – was just saying to Mr Fox we’ve got to go back again soon. Have fun!

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      September 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      I had an awesome time! Hope you get to visit again soon. Magic.

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    Renee Veldman
    September 1, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Wow! I was thinking your mystery trip might be Sydney or Melbourne – but a little further afield!! That’s amazing, have an awesome time and look forward to hearing all about it when you get back x

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      September 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      Hope we can catch up next week. I’ll send you a message tomorrow x

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