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  1. I do hope you skipped the braised cabbage with...

    I do hope you skipped the braised cabbage with the meal. Based on my own experience the flatulence that stuff can generate from about six hours later and releasing copious noxious amounts of it in an...
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    28 / 40. The island related questions did me no...

    28 / 40. The island related questions did me no favours. Why only one mountain question. And should slap myself regarding the Ping River in CM.
  3. Visited 24 if you count Hong Kong and Macau....

    Visited 24 if you count Hong Kong and Macau. Transited another 4. Lived in 5.
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    A little bit of tension around the house up here...

    A little bit of tension around the house up here in the wilds of northern Nan province. Our ten month old black Labrador came into season and after a couple of days on what I suspect would pass for...
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    Had to share the bacon with the wife so you could...

    Had to share the bacon with the wife so you could say there was barely enough left over to be a garnish on my plate.
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    The wife made a Thai dessert a few days back and...

    The wife made a Thai dessert a few days back and we had quite a bit of corn left over. So I made corn fritters this morning to accompany fried eggs, oven baked bacon sitting on a piece of thick...
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    And pizza it was. Although the wife fcuked up and...

    And pizza it was. Although the wife fcuked up and only ordered the medium size. Sigh!
  8. Do any of the above have the ability to download...

    Do any of the above have the ability to download only the audio to an appropriate file type? You know, to rip off some music. Asking for a friend...
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    Currently in an anxious state. The wife is...

    Currently in an anxious state. The wife is waiting for a courier delivery of books that were not delivered yesterday because we were out. If they come by midday we are off to try an interesting...
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    I've found cropping the image a little bit then...

    I've found cropping the image a little bit then posting seems to stop the rotation as well. No idea why.
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    In terms of my intended consumption sequence...2,...

    In terms of my intended consumption sequence...2, 3, 1 then 4, provided 2, 3 and 1 have enough salt.
  12. Was born near there. Had thought the only...

    Was born near there. Had thought the only excitement was the once in a generation mafia hits.
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    Just thought of another one...'He has our full...

    Just thought of another one...'He has our full support and backing.'

    Often said by spokepersons for governments, company boards or selection panels when the going gets tough for a minister, CEO...
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    From personal experience, well, the first wife...

    From personal experience, well, the first wife and my experience with our daughter born in 1986. This is what the nurse told me when it was decided to intervene. I swear if he could have the doctor...
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    Doctor only uses the forceps to guide baby's head.

    Doctor only uses the forceps to guide baby's head.
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    Pretty easy prediction but for the record I'll...

    Pretty easy prediction but for the record I'll state my view that THAI will never ever turn a profit unless it is managed privately and without government influence, and that's not going to happen...
  17. So up here in upper Nan province we missed out on...

    So up here in upper Nan province we missed out on the summer storms this year...and the accompanying blackouts. We've had a couple of overnight showers but little else.
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    Braised pork knuckle and some fancied up mashed...

    Braised pork knuckle and some fancied up mashed potatoes. Pork knuckle from Makro so no chef claims about that.

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    My instilled discipline consists of the timer on...

    My instilled discipline consists of the timer on the smart phone.
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    The wife put some sticky rice on to steam and...

    The wife put some sticky rice on to steam and forgot about it. Been an hour since discovered...got the smoky air out of the house and now working on the sooty smell. Rice buggered as is pan and...
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    Definitely needs full sun, and year round. I laid...

    Definitely needs full sun, and year round. I laid an area of it last year that doesn't have direct sunlight for four months, it died in that part.
  22. So was a shot gun or rifle used? Report says monk...

    So was a shot gun or rifle used? Report says monk shot with a shot gun but then describes a rifle being obtained and hidden. So much Thai journalism is crappily written, short on facts, long on...
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    Less carbs today. Could be none but I'm too lazy...

    Less carbs today. Could be none but I'm too lazy to check up on the mushrooms.

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    Only eat two meals a day Jack, and nothing after...

    Only eat two meals a day Jack, and nothing after 2:00pm last couple of months.
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    Fired up the BBQ for the first time in the year....

    Fired up the BBQ for the first time in the year. Crisped up some pork cumberland sausages. Oven cooked a spinach, mashed potato, tomato sauce and bacon bits concoction. Was alright.

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    Actually I think I'd call them more savoury...

    Actually I think I'd call them more savoury scones ootai but that would likely confuse more folks. But still tasty. BTW, this morning I basted them with sizzling bacon fat after the garlic butter was...
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    This morning was herb scented scrambled eggs,...

    This morning was herb scented scrambled eggs, bacon and cheesy garlic biscuits.

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    Pancakes this morning...from a home made...

    Pancakes this morning...from a home made batter...a new experience for me since it is so easy to get a dry premix. Anyway, the wife enjoyed hers with butter and a passionfruit jam made by Crossroads...
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    No car at the moment. Had to leave it with Toyota...

    No car at the moment. Had to leave it with Toyota a couple of days back. Will spare you the full saga but a rat or rats have damaged electrical wires and the windscreen washer in the engine...
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    Hate having to clean the sandwich/jaffle makers...

    Hate having to clean the sandwich/jaffle makers after a leak. A pet hate of mine. Best luck with that Mendip.
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    Posted the wife's Pork Hung Lay curry in the...

    Posted the wife's Pork Hung Lay curry in the dinner thread yesterday. Well there were leftovers and like many curries/casseroles/etc the flavour had intensified after an overnight spent in the...
  32. Thread: Dinner

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    Top effort by the wife today on a Pork Hung Lay...

    Top effort by the wife today on a Pork Hung Lay curry.

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    Just found this. Kind of relevant... YouTube...

    Just found this. Kind of relevant...

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    Went to Makro Nan today, first trip to Nan in six...

    Went to Makro Nan today, first trip to Nan in six weeks and with the intent would not be going back until June. Where do I start...no blocks of salted butter, no smoked chicken breasts, a whole...
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    Very impressed our two Labradors detected...

    Very impressed our two Labradors detected intruders 40 meters away in the thick undergrowth below our northern boundary while lying in a large bath of dirty water near the front of the property. Less...
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    Last night was the third and worst night by far...

    Last night was the third and worst night by far for flying ants/termites. After being relatively unscathed inside the first two nights we got quite a few in the house and stuck in the window screens...
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    Been sitting next to my bed for more than a...

    Been sitting next to my bed for more than a year...its time has come.

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  38. Pua in northern Nan province allegedly got more...

    Pua in northern Nan province allegedly got more than 30mm last 24 hours. We are less than 5 kilometers from there and doubt we got more than 5mm. Same pattern as last year. I don't believe the gauge...
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    Continuing to make my way through my mum's old...

    Continuing to make my way through my mum's old recipes and in some cases reliving childhood memories. Today it is a bread, butter and jam pudding.

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  40. Mainland Vintage Cheese and a haircut.

    Mainland Vintage Cheese and a haircut.
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    Very very nice.

    Very very nice.
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    So this morning we pull up at a plant nursery and...

    So this morning we pull up at a plant nursery and before I get out of the Hilux I put on my face masks. The wife innocently remarks that I look very handsome. So it would appear that covering up a...
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    Hot days now so lunch today ham and cheese...

    Hot days now so lunch today ham and cheese toasted sandwiches with an own grown lettuce salad....ceasar dressing, chopped cherry tomatoes, sliced gerkins and cracked blacked pepper.

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    Yep, an Aussie living near Pua in northern Nan...

    Yep, an Aussie living near Pua in northern Nan province. They were canned...Brooks brand. I've had the can for a year and since I've been unable to find them in Tesco, Big C or Makro in Nan, suspect...
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    My first ever peach cobbler; a roaring success...

    My first ever peach cobbler; a roaring success according to both the wife and me.

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  46. Colorado in the mid-90s. Was on my own (with wife...

    Colorado in the mid-90s. Was on my own (with wife and two kids back in Aus) living in hotels while turning around an airports technology business that had oversold the capabilities of our product and...
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    A slow afternoon so I asked the wife if she would...

    A slow afternoon so I asked the wife if she would like some caramel dumplings as a dessert to lunch. (We don't eat dinner here.) She was keen so dusted off the recipe and served it with vanilla ice...
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    Been wanting to buy a new dish washing cloth for...

    Been wanting to buy a new dish washing cloth for a week. At the local Tesco they have the majority of that aisle roped off, by order of the provincial govt the sign says. So cannot buy any cloth or...
  49. Nothing exotic in SE Asia. Two lots of food...

    Nothing exotic in SE Asia. Two lots of food poisoning from different but decent western restaurants in Bangkok...11 and 15 years ago now.
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