Friday, 5 July 2013

Japan and Thailand and a L'Occitane giveaway: Part 2 Thailand and the giveaway

Apologies for the delay in getting around to posting the second part to my holiday post....life has been a little crazy since we got back, so much so that the holiday feels like it was a distant memory even though we have only been back a month today.

We spent one week in Japan followed by two weeks in Thailand. I wrote Japan up separately as I couldn't fit it all into one post (here is the Japan post if you missed it).

Japan was really full on so Thailand was all about relaxing. We were actually in Thailand for a very special reason - it was  my mother in-law and father in-law's 60th birthdays so the entire family went over to celebrate - as well my little family, my parents in-law and two brothers in-law and their partners were travelling with us. We spent 5 nights at Poppies in Chewang, Koh Samui, 3 nights at Hansar in Bophut, Koh Samui then 3 nights in Bangkok. Bangkok and Koh Samui was where we went for our honeymoon 5 1/2 years ago so it holds very special memories for hubby and I. Whilst it was a very different holiday from our honeymoon (where we just lay on the beach all day, drank cocktails with every meal, got up to you know what, and came home super tanned and somewhat chubby), we had an amazing time. This time around our holiday revolved more around the kids. There was no lying on the beach for 5 hours straight but, instead, I have such special memories of watching The Crazy Kid spend hours upon hours in the ocean, learning to surf with his uncles or swimming with his grandparents. The Thai people were so beautiful with the kids as well which was gorgeous to watch.

I did manage a few pamper sessions whilst I was away. I had wanted to get a massage on the beach whilst we were in Koh Samui, but we were having too much fun swimming there was no time for massaging! Us girls all went for a pamper session where we had 3 hours of bliss - think steam room, exfoliating scrub, massage (I will write that up in a full post); I then got the Dr Fish treatment done, which I have written up here; then, finally I had a body wrap done in Bophut (which I also hope to write up).

Once again, pictures tell 1000 words so I'll just show off the pictorial highlights of our trip. If you scroll to the end you will see the giveaway that I have on offer!

Kiki loving life in Koh Samui


The Crazy Kid like to wake early so that the beach was all his

Later in the day, slightly more crowded by still paradise

Having one of my many cocktails (and looking a tad sun burnt)

Lounging on the beach

Having my Dr Fish treatment

Sigh..another stunning view

Stunning sunset in Bophut


Riding the canals in Bangkok with The Crazy Kid

View of Bangkok from the Moon Bar at the Banyan Tree Hotel

Bangkok a night

Wow...you made it to the end! Your reward is a L'Occitane giveaway! I have a travel sized pack of perhaps the most gloriously scented products you could ever imagine. The products all contain essential oils and the pack includes:

  • Shampoo and conditioner containing angelica, lavender, geranium, ylang yang and sweet orange essential oils
  • Shower gel containing mint, pine and rosemary essential oils (a real pick me up)
  • Body lotion containing lavender, tea tree and geranium essential oils




To win, all you have to do is answer the following question in the comments below:

What was your favourite holiday or what would your dream holiday be?

The winner will be drawn using random.org and announced on the blog. The competition is open to everyone and will be drawn at 8.30pm AEST on Friday 12th July.

(just a heads up that I have another giveaway running on my blog that you may want to enter - check out my John Frieda Precision Foam Colour giveaway)