Forget about wasting your time reading 50 Shades of Grey, as the truly salacious stories of illicit romances can be found in my latest and most intriguing read to date entitled Royal Romances by Leslie Carroll.
If you’re as curious as me when it comes to living life as a European monarch, this book spans through seven scandalous and seductive centuries telling “titillating tales of passion and power in the palaces of Europe”. There are chapters on Charles VII, Henri II, Louis XIV, Louis XV, Catherine The Great (Catherine II), Marie Antoinette, Napoleon Bonaparte and many more. The word notorious just doesn’t do some of these monarchs justice. Intrigued yet? I literally haven’t been able to stop reading!
Some call this paradise, I call it home. I guess having lived in Bangkok and traveling extensively has slightly acclimatized me to scenery such as this but the truth is, it never gets old.
Sun, water, and good food, all enjoyed in the great company of my nearest and dearest, what else could one possibly need? Pasta penne with fresh pesto sauce, cherry tomatoes, cashews, and basil topped off with parmesan cheese. It’s a terrific and super easy dish to make at home and enjoy yourselves!
I’m really having a blast and I hope you are all having a wonderful time as well, be it in sunshine, rain or snow!
Just like Rupert Holmes in his song Escape (The Piña Colada Song) I too “like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain. I’m not much into health food, I am into champagne” and now I’ve even made my escape.
I’ve left my dear กรุงเทพมหานคร (Bangkok) behind and have headed down to the coast of ระยอง (Rayong) to catch some serious rays & waves.
Consider this my unconventional Christmas postcard to all of you- my lovely and dedicated readers. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
If only all bugs and insects could be like this… static!