13 April is the start of the Thai New Year, otherwise known as Songkran.

For the third straight year, the “modern” Songkran activities of Water-Splashing and Face-Smearing are banned throughout the country due to COVID-19 restrictions.  “Traditional” activities such as going to Buddhist temples and gently sprinkling water on the statues is permitted.

Despite this, I have decided to take a brief holiday and will spend at least a couple of days at one of the beautiful beaches along the west coast of Phuket island.

I will return extremely SUNBURNT (boy, am I WHITE now!!!) but ready to get back to work on Philatelic Pursuits. I am ALMOST ready with the February complete listings of stamps and March is not far behind (as is April).


And Happy Thai New Year.


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