Thanks Stephen. I am so glad you and your big family all enjoyed your stay. It can't be easy to entertain people of different ages. You sound like you are a seasoned and adventurous traveller, which is probably why you are so easy going.
It is funny you mention Patong, as we never go there. Only to the Shopping mall for the big supermarket, cinema, city shops etc.. We forget all it has to offer in terms of entertainment and buzz and only 15mn away from our picturesque Thai estate.
I do hope you also enjoyed the quiet, yet up and coming, Kamala beach and neighbourhood, and experienced the cool beach clubs and restaurants. That is where we hang out the most...