Over to Daisy for a travel/life update: Now that we have met with Son’s lawyer and had good news, (well at least for us), I can write this post to update you on our travels. Just how you expect any lovely, gorgeous trip through Europe to end, we were diverted from our gorgeously divine beachfront apartment in Nice and our sunny beaching at Juan les Pins, where they had soft sand instead of galettes, to our first (and hopefully last ever), Bangkok Hilton adventure.
For those who have followed the trip so far, you will know that in Nice we had a call from the Australian Embassy, to inform us that our eldest son was in Koh Samui prison for theft. I couldn’t bear to continue on our merry way, so we diverted our trip to Koh Samui. In our usual fine form, Arthur booked 4 weeks at the Chaweng Regent. I don’t know how to describe the last two weeks. It’s been a nightmare. We visited the prison every weekday (weekends are closed) and what an ordeal! Pressure from Son, the horrible process of the prison, making a visit as difficult as possible for visitors, and the worry. Aaaah. Then dealing with Woolif and Son butting heads, so I had to be the speaker.
But today the lawyer visited Son and us, and the news was good. The charge was made by a lady Son knew. He was “drunk” (mmm) and took $4 worth of petrol from the front of her place.
Anyhow, the deadline for him to be go to court is the 5th Oct. That is the latest date. Then, according to the lawyer, having served several weeks by then he will be sent to Bangkom and deported. I saw the lawyer by myself (Woolif was taking a day off), and Son had seen him earlier. What a change there was in Son. Calm, polite, for the first time; apologetic. And a few smiles and tears when we talked about family, friends and especially his children.
He told me, “Mum, you can go and have a nice swim and enjoy yourself now”. And as a bonus, he told me, he would sign a letter authorizing us to be allowed to see the kids. That’s a bonus. Maybe 2019 might have a happy ending afterall.
PS. In Koh Samui it’s also pants on backwards, but the bums have all gone south.