We are very fortunate to know Dave 'The Don Corleone' Lovelock, leisure facility expansionist and mercurial entrepreneur.
Knowing it was Kannika's birthday, The Don generously offered one of his establishments and staff to cater to the Birthday Girl's every whim.
Kannika (left) and a couple of schoolgirl classmates help to put the finishing touches to the buffet presentation.
The Thais always contribute to any birthday party by pinning money onto the birthday girl. Kannika can be seen here with the guests' contributions towards the party.
It's a fine idea....and all part of the fun.
These ladies are the same friends that we went to sea with last year....they are ladies of some substance in Phuket and Bangkok owning various businesses.
With the optional School Uniform dress theme, it was a great fun night....Thai people certainly know how to party and enjoy themselves! And our current guests were made very welcome by them!
|Dave 'The Don' Lovelock presents Kannika with her birthday cake...what a man of local influence he has become!|
It is very important for we minions to know our place. Dave 'The Don' Lovelock likes being pointed at....so I am honoured to oblige. What would we do without him, I ask???
Mr Richard Spracklen from Wool in Dorset decided several years ago that he and Kannika were destined to be Brother and Sister and it's great to see how their friendship has developed over the recent years. They fish here in Phuket and back in Good Old Weymouth together and enjoy Scuba Diving as Buddies as well as attending the many different social events we support.
'The Don' holds court from his favourite position...behind the bar at his latest hostelry acquisition. Being a man of such stature certainly gets you to know and impress the locals...
|And here's the gals trying to get a round of drinks out of me......what they'll do for a bit of jollity, eh?|