I don't need to comvince anyone, but let's try this one more time:
The bars are shut in Pattaya, but the bars are shut at home as well.
Here is warm and sunny, the UK is not.
Hiring a cute lad on Grindr here is way easier than at home.
Here the coffee shops, restaurants, beach and other shops are open. The UK has another lockdown, whereas here I'm merely locked into they province. Within the province, I can pretty much do everything I want to. Incidentally, the delightful young Thai graduate who visited this evening is still adamant that I can travel to places like Phuket at present.
Where would you rather be ? Thailand or the UK (in January). If it's the UK, why ?