As the King of Thailand is highly revered and considered the father of the nation it is also 'Fathers Day', a national holiday.
He is 85 this year and looking quite frail, however he still made the effort to come and speak to the hundreds of thousands of people wanting to wish him a happy birthday.
It is an amazing spectacle, all of the people are wearing yellow, clutching both the Thai and Royal flags together with pictures of their, much loved, monarch. All shouting 'long live the king!'.
For the first time since I moved to Phuket (2 years now) I actually went to the beach! As the King's birthday coincides with the bosses we went to Surin Beach in the west of the island and had a great time. I must make sure it's not another 2 years before I go again...