Life’s getting better. The children all love the guest house, especially the pool slap bang in the middle of the decking. It’s great for us too – we can watch them swim, while we read our books, or enjoy a drink. And as the rooms are right next door too, it means that the children can be put to bed in the evening, and we can enjoy a dinner as adults together, while they’re within ear shot if anybody wakes up. Although it didn’t meet our expectations at first (whoever wrote “the most romantic hideaway on Mae Nam Beach” in their brochure had obviously never been here!), it is practical for us all, making it easy with the children. And it is a lot cheaper than the alternatives, and a lot more personal.