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    ^ Not if a sparrow hawk sees it first.

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    They say that every picture tells a thousand words, or at least a story I reckon.

    This picture at least tells three stories... or more if you include, 'never use a bloody Thai to paint the wall', etc etc...



    Anyway, the first story is, 'always give a dog a chance'. Anna would have been dead at least four years ago without our intervention. After we took her in last Christmas she has struggled to adapt I admit, but every day I see her happiness living here is a joy to me.

    OK, so my darling wife's strict regime is a bit draconian for Anna, but she loves to sneak in the kitchen and stuff her face with any crap in sight...

    And Anna ain't so different either!

    So anyway, first story is, always give these guys a chance, you will never be disappointed and the feel good of giving a life to one of these chaps can't be bettered.

    The second story is... never buy built-in kitchen goods in Thailand. They are, without exception, shite. And virtually never 'imported' but just Thai crap with license for a label. Next time around (God forbid) I will just have a huge worktop with loads of power outlets.

    The third story is of course, never get married to a Thai and settle in Thailand. None of the above would be relevant and right now I'd be looking at another faceless hotel room wall before leaving for another job.

    But of course, it ain't all about Anna...

    Tommy is also wonderful... love him to bits. (he'd also have been dead a few years ago without our intervention)

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    Are you having a bad day/night? Or are you just drunk?

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    I was gonna ask same thing Ootai. I will lean with a few too many Ya Dongs. His 3 stories come across a bit bitter and lashing out. In my opinion, what's happens to each of us solely resides on the decisions we made. Can't blame others.

    We are here for ya Mendy.

    Have a bloody Mary with a nice bfast with eggs, bacon and some toast. You will feel better in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    The third story is of course, never get married to a Thai and settle in Thailand. None of the above would be relevant and right now I'd be looking at another faceless hotel room wall before leaving for another job.
    I feel your pain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    The second story is... never buy built-in kitchen goods in Thailand. They are, without exception, shite.
    I looked at a lot of expensive built-in kitchen furniture then went for a long stone counter and plastic cabinets. The built-in stuff all looks great on the surface, behind that veneer it is particle board, or as we call it here, termite food. And did I mention expensive.
    That said, I do miss the convenience of some built-in storage solutions.

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    I agree Shutree. The idea of western kitchens here never seem to work out. Looks good on paper and clearly what many of us grew up with, but cooking styles are dramatically different between many western countries and Thailand. They give it their best shot but typically fall way short. It's also best to have that outdoor kitchen or one completely detached and let the deep frying, wok banging, open flame oil crackling and fish sauce smell away from the main house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    Mendip
    Are you having a bad day/night? Or are you just drunk?
    Thanks for asking mate... I must admit I wasn't in good humour last night.

    It was a busy day following a crappy sleep... and I guess the lack of microwave just sent me over the edge. How to heat up the veg when the sausages are done?

    Not to mention that I suspect the gardener had spiked my Ja Dong.

    Anyway... it was again raining tonight and with the expectation of indignation from the usual suspects I snapped a shot of the dogs waiting for things to dry up.

    On the 'DOG' sofa...

    I think it's nice that Anna and Coco left a gap for Stumpy to jump up on!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I think it's nice that Anna and Coco left a gap for Stumpy to jump up on!


    Very polite dogs.

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    and I guess the lack of microwave just sent me over the edge
    Im pretty sure Macro stock them for about 500 baht. But you can steam vegetables or pop them in the oven for a few minutes or even use the pan and make some bubble and squeak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Im pretty sure Macro stock them for about 500 baht.
    And you're very correct... but not a great prospect at 7pm with busy traffic out there when all you want to do is to heat up some peas to coordinate with the rest of the meal.

    Anyway, a starter for 10... was the missus in or out last night?



    I wasn't even cooking but the gang just loves to come in for the company. Incidentally, the observant will notice that we've got the microwave back... and it actually works. Cheap too, the gardener has a mate who is good at this stuff, apparently. In fact it was so successful that now the oven has gone for fixing.

    The wife was concerned about the exposed wiring and I'm certainly no electrician, but I advised that so long as she wears no shoes and keeps her feet wet then she can fiddle with the wires, no problem.

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    Actually spitting on her fingers before touching is recommended

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    ^ I'm no prude Helge but I wouldn't feel comfortable doing that.

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    You have a dirty mind

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