I've been reading some of your other pieces.
Olly Downie

It is true, it is a natural evolution. When I wrote the story about the primitive societies I had not decided to take a Sabbatical yet. But my belief that kids should be outdoors in a natural environment was one of the key drivers for the decision.

By coming to Thailand, we won the nature part, but we lost the little village we had back in London. Yesterday we went to our first playdate for families with small kids in Koh Samui. We found out about it from a Samui Facebook moms group. It is a start. Enjoy the time with the kids at home. And when the empty nest comes I am sure you will fill your time with a lot of fulfilling activities. Thank you for reading and responding.