It was also bad for the self-confidence to be ‘just a trailing spouse’. People tended to ask me what my husband thought - my own opinion being of no consequence!
If you would like to read the rest of this article, which first appeared in the RNA magazine, click here
(I thought of trying to install one of those HTML devices to make another page but it looked too difficult so I've started a third blog for longer articles.)
Photo: a flooded Queen Victoria at the British Embassy in Bangkok. She has now been moved back and the house above demolished to make way for a shopping centre. So sad.