I grew up in a village in central Thailand called Salokbaht, just a few kilometres from Kamphaengphet. The village had no electricity and no running water. We collected water from the village well. I made friends with numerous village characters who taught, nurtured and shaped me. This blog is my attempt to honour them by sharing what they taught me about living a simple life. I would love you to take what I have learnt. And I would love to hear your story.



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  1. Looks as if you’re just beginning, M.T. Good luck with your new blog! And thank you very much for the “like” and the “follow.” I look forward to checking out your recipes.

    • Thank you so much for your comment. This is the first on this blog and has encouraged me to persevere. As a technophobe I am determined to overcome! Would you mind telling me whether the recipes are appearing on the front page. Thanks once again.

  2. Thank you for stopping my site and for your comment. I am very happy to have discovered yours, and look forward to reading more of your stories. I am also a “technophobe” so I understand your feeling 😉 Best wishes from Japan 🙂

    • Thankyou so much for your encouraging response to my attempts to get this blog off the ground. People like you make all the difference.

  3. janeybgood
    JANUARY 25, 2014 AT 6:53 PM [Edit]
    I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award because I think you’re awesome You are under no obligation to accept so you can just sit there and smile, knowing I appreciate your blog. Have a great day!


  4. Thank you for following my blog. I will be following you as I love Thai culture. The video of the folk tales is beautiful. I also love the way you write. You have a great mix of interest.

  5. I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! You can check out the rules and get the badge on my blog, but it’s a no-strings-attached-award, so you don’t have to do anything unless you want to.


  6. I got invited to join the Writing Process Blog Tour, and I’d like to feature your blog on it! ^_^ According to the instructions, I would need a 90 word bio/blog intro by May 25, and then you’d need to answer four questions about your writing process on a June 2 post. You can email me at cir.brittany.partin AT gmail.com for details.

  7. […] Ruth, who keeps the Thai Village blog, grew up in Salokbaht in central Thailand where she learned to value the simple things in life. Later she went to school in Chiangmai before moving to the UK. After graduating she returned to Thailand and taught at Payap University and then the British Council in Bangkok. Recently she started combining photography and writing in the form of Haiga. In her work she seeks to cut through the stereotypical images of Thailand and provide a glimpse of something more real. She has one book of poetry published called ‘The Peacock Room’ which was short-listed for the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2007. She is currently working on a novel ‘The Yoke Thay Artist of Chiangmai’ which explores the life of a female marionette artist in the mid-16th century under the reign of one of the few queens of Lanna. […]

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