Holiday at the Thistle, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan

Posted by Lakshmi

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

I have just returned from a three day holiday at the Thistle Resort located in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.  Formerly known as the the Guoman Resort, it has been refurbished and renamed.  It's a beautiful holiday resort for families and its not too far from Kuala Lumpur.  It's spacious, well planned, covers a reasonably vast area with 2 to 3 kiddies pools and  infinity pools, jacuzzi, spa, clubs games area and beaches.  I had a fantastic view of the pool and beach from my 6th floor room.

Watching the sunset sitting on the deck chair, facing the beach,  with the rhythmic  sound of  lapping  waves lulling  my ears  is one of my most cherished and beautiful experiences.  Imagine, no cooking, no cleaning, no screaming with the kids to do their chores, no running around the house cleaning up here and there,  no washing and  ironing, no preparing this and that ....... aiyo...... never ending story of our lives la..!

It was three whole beautiful  days of sleeping, walking on the beach, lazing around , playing games and eating  out.    Bliss......zzzzzzzzz

Well, it's back to the bandwagon now and just in time as  the  new year is just 2 days away .  There have been quite a few invitations from my girlfriends to attend  the New Year Eve party celebrations  and although I am tempted to go and have a smashing good time with them , on second thought, I would feel terribly guilty betul  leaving my husband and kids to themselves -  even though I  know in all probability, from experience  over the years, the kids will be sleeping and my husband will be  watching ESPN reruns............................. 

So, in all probability, as over the years I've come to experience it too, I'll do what is right instead of what I like.  Stay at home and share a glass of wine  with my husband to usher in the New Year .  That's a motto that I have learnt to accept, to do what is right than what I like.   It makes us grow  more graceful and dignified. And in my book that's a lot of difference indeed .

On the painting front, below are some of the painted artwork by  my good friend, Tengku Norashikin.  Also uploaded is my student, Ms Amanda, who came to learn how to paint bears.................................

The lace frocks for the bears have yet to be painted............

Shikin's cutlery box with lace and lillies of the valleys

with roses........................

a deep kuali or cooking wok 

A  painted trash box too good to use.............

Happy reading and painting


3 Responses to Holiday at the Thistle, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan

  1. Maite - vitoma

    Hermosos trabajos.

  2. Blossom inch

    apa dia cakap kat atas tu? must be your art is something amazing for her...i think she wrote that.

    Hey, Ms Lakshmi...gorgeous work and I am so jealous these girls got to go for your classes.

  3. Country Arts

    Hi Blossom inch

    Translation from Spanish from Maite Vitoma above - it says " Beautiful work "

    Hope to c you in 2011 ya.....with lots of stories too !!! .

    Have a beautiful New Year celebration with yr family n friends

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