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  1. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: Coco's season... Day 2 I can't leave her...

    Coco's season... Day 2

    I can't leave her outside at night because all the dogs start howling at each other either side of the gate. If she's on her own downstairs she just barks continually.

    So...
  2. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: So what else could I do tonight... poor Coco in...

    So what else could I do tonight... poor Coco in quarantine on her own... Can't put Max with her as he'll cry and howl all night through missing Yogi. Dan is too old to sleep outside in this weather...
  3. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: So today I was hoping things would be a little...

    So today I was hoping things would be a little easier...

    Coco came down to the pond in the morning while I had my morning coffee. Butter wouldn't melt in her mouth...
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  4. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: This is a major problem... we have five dogs, two...

    This is a major problem... we have five dogs, two of which are hormone overloaded boys with tackle intact. We also have Dan and Max, the former our speyed female matriarch, the latter a daft as a...
  5. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: Where's Coco? She's in my bladdy bed... that's...

    Where's Coco?

    She's in my bladdy bed... that's where she is! It's a long story.... :)

    It's always a worry when you find a drop of blood in the garden... and once you ascertain the wife hasn't...
  6. Thread: Dinner

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    KW... a job with the Isaan Tourist Board...

    KW... a job with the Isaan Tourist Board perchance?

    I've heard if some things from Isaan described like a golden pocket of love... but not the snags.
  7. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ Bowie... I usually love the food you put up......

    ^ Bowie... I usually love the food you put up... but a couple of issues tonight.... with respect I find those Isaan sausages so fatty that I get heart burn... very rare for me and I refuse them. If...
  8. Thread: Dinner

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    BB... you myth buster. You've just destroyed one...

    BB... you myth buster. You've just destroyed one of my oldest childhood beliefs...

    YouTube

    And as for our kitchen... the wife gives it a good clean every six months, whether it needs it or not.
  9. Thread: Dinner

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    Shutree... I bought the Tartare Sauce from the...

    Shutree... I bought the Tartare Sauce from the Freshmart Supermarket in The Mall, Korat. Makro in Korat used to stock it but I haven't seen it there for a long time. A lot of Western stuff seems to...
  10. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ I bet it did! I'm confused... that first pic...

    ^ I bet it did!

    I'm confused... that first pic looks like a Thai table... did you get this in Thailand?
  11. Thread: Dinner

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    ^^ Moo palor is one of my favourite dishes...

    ^^ Moo palor is one of my favourite dishes here... is it Thai or Chinese?

    Due to over fishing in the pond the pla nin I catch are getting smaller and smaller. Yes... I've been home that long.
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  12. Thread: Where's Coco?

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    Like I said... it can be a scary place!

    Like I said... it can be a scary place!
  13. Thread: Where's Coco?

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    Yeah... well done mate. Also known as Korat...

    Yeah... well done mate. Also known as Korat Petrified Wood Museum!

    Petrified Wood Museum, Korat

    I thought you'd have been packing... but nice to see there's still time for the important stuff....
  14. Thread: Where's Coco?

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    I can't help but feel Coco's thread is deviating...

    I can't help but feel Coco's thread is deviating a bit.

    So, to get it back on track...

    The other day Coco joined the daughter and I when we visited one of our favourite attractions near Korat....
  15. Thread: Where's Coco?

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    ^ I'll bear that in mind! :) Sadly, it was...

    ^ I'll bear that in mind! :)

    Sadly, it was lifting a concrete post on my own that did me in.
  16. Thread: Where's Coco?

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    ^ This was an inguinal hernia... so down in the...

    ^ This was an inguinal hernia... so down in the groin.

    I must admit I was surprised to find out the plan was for an epidural and for me to be conscious. It's probably just as well the girls...
  17. Thread: Where's Coco?

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    ^ Aah good.... I thought something bad had...

    ^ Aah good.... I thought something bad had happened! :)

    If it makes you feel any better ootai, before she pulled out my tooth the injection worked first time. It took an age for her to get all the...
  18. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ Good spot! I had a brainwave and checked the...

    ^ Good spot!

    I had a brainwave and checked the packet... Linguine No. 6 by all accounts.

    This is the nicest spaghetti I've bought in Thailand, it's got a bit of substance to it... from Makro....
  19. Thread: Dinner

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    ^^ Crumbled Cheddar cheese... can't grate it cos...

    ^^ Crumbled Cheddar cheese... can't grate it cos it's been frozen.

    ^ Yeah, but did Nonna know about the Daddies Sauce!
  20. Thread: Dinner

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    Half the day in the kitchen today... I'll be glad...

    Half the day in the kitchen today... I'll be glad to get back to work!

    I rarely make spaghetti bolognaise, but always enjoy it when I do. A huge pot was made up so we're good for a few days.
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    ^ Great idea... you'll also be able to use the...

    ^ Great idea... you'll also be able to use the good parking spots.

    I've sometime thought about going down the 'doll' route... my dogs give me all the companionship I need but they don't provide...
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    Yeah... and I'm too old and ugly to be asked to...

    Yeah... and I'm too old and ugly to be asked to find the golden rivet!
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    ^ I know... lock down hasn't been kind to me! ...

    ^ I know... lock down hasn't been kind to me!

    Still, I have three weeks to get trim...I hate turning up to a new job looking like a right fat b@@stad!
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    I've picked up some half decent offshore work in...

    I've picked up some half decent offshore work in Norway over the next few months which should cover the year, which to be honest is fuk'n great news.

    To celebrate my impending return to work with...
  25. Thread: Where's Coco?

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    And why was Coco nervous... well... I feel a...

    And why was Coco nervous... well...

    I feel a bit guilty here, in another thread I thanked a member for recommending me an Aussie accountant with great results. Subsequently he asked me to...
  26. Thread: Where's Coco?

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    ^ And we have a new winner! Green sent... not...

    ^ And we have a new winner! Green sent... not owed for a change!

    Yes, St Mary's Hospital, Korat

    Here is the Mary's cross, with the hospital cross above it... and some Thai script that I assume...
  27. Thread: Where's Coco?

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    ^ Very close, although you should consider that...

    ^ Very close, although you should consider that Coco doesn't have a religious bone in her body...
  28. Thread: Where's Coco?

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    You can't keep a good dog down. Back by...

    You can't keep a good dog down.

    Back by popular demand... well kind of from one member anyway...

    Coco was a bit nervous about visiting this place. Location No. 51... Where is Coco?
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    ^ It is a relief to be sure. I think all...

    ^ It is a relief to be sure.

    I think all these things weighing on your mind can bring you down a bit.

    The one good thing (apart from finding Coco!) about Covid has been the time it's given me...
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    As a footnote to this thread... This forum...

    As a footnote to this thread...

    This forum never ceases to surprise me. A member very kindly put me in touch with an accountant based in Adelaide, and to cut a long story short I've just...
  31. Thread: Breakfast

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    Went foraging in the garden this morning... ...

    Went foraging in the garden this morning...

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    We used to have a lovely palm tree just outside...

    We used to have a lovely palm tree just outside our garden in which lived a colony of bats. Every evening hundreds would pour out, directly downwards from the palm leaves. It used to be a fantastic...
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    I remember where I was when the Piper Alpha...

    I remember where I was when the Piper Alpha disaster happened... driving down through France for a geological mapping project as part of my degree... that would eventually lead to my working...
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    ^ Bladdy hell... I've accepted the work now. ...

    ^ Bladdy hell... I've accepted the work now.

    Hopefully by mid September things will be better...

    If the two week quarantine is still in force in Thailand I wouldn't bother coming back... I'd...
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    ^ Aha... no... so your Google street view skill...

    ^ Aha... no... so your Google street view skill does have its limits!
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    ^ Must get a bit sweaty wearing those parkas...

    ^ Must get a bit sweaty wearing those parkas...
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    ^ Well that's a thought... could certainly do...

    ^ Well that's a thought... could certainly do with a cheese run as 7 months at home has obliterated my stock!

    I think that thought may clinch it... 20 kilos of Cheddar back to Thailand. :)
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    ^ To be honest I think I have to go for it and...

    ^ To be honest I think I have to go for it and see what the re-entry criteria are as and when needed. It's sure to be different mid September than now. I'm married to a Thai spouse, have a visa and...
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    ^ My standard is 'pet nit noi', and this guy...

    ^ My standard is 'pet nit noi', and this guy makes me perfect pet nit noi larb moo. His pet nit noi sweet liver blew my head off.

    I can't figure out why it has to be so difficult.
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    After seven months at home in Korat and on the...

    After seven months at home in Korat and on the verge of going insane I've been offered a job!

    Starting end of July, 4 - 6 weeks offshore in Norway.

    It's with a new contractor (to me), a direct...
  41. Thread: Dinner

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    I wouldn't say I'm having a Dry July, but it...

    I wouldn't say I'm having a Dry July, but it certainly isn't torrential. Since I discovered Blackthorn Gold in Korat it's been a sedate one or two tins an evening before and during cooking. It's only...
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    Yeah Bowie, it would be 'yum', but it was just...

    Yeah Bowie, it would be 'yum', but it was just way too hot for me to enjoy, or even eat.

    I can eat and enjoy just about any Isaan food, but one of my pet hates (:)) is when an otherwise nice meal...
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    Just get a fridge! :)

    Just get a fridge! :)
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    tap wan or something similar I think... I...

    tap wan or something similar I think...

    I didn't get the sweetness, just the chilli!
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    My usual Isaan lunch is larb moo... I love the...

    My usual Isaan lunch is larb moo... I love the stuff and after a lot of trial and error the vendor I use has the 'petness' just right for me.

    He'd run out today, so I went for 'tap' something or...
  46. Thread: Daily Moan

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    I was having a swim with my daughter this morning...

    I was having a swim with my daughter this morning when a waspy kind of thing landed in the water and couldn't get out. I've always taught my daughter not to kill anything needlessly, so demonstrated...
  47. Thread: Daily Moan

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    ^ Do you moan in your sleep? If not, you're not a...

    ^ Do you moan in your sleep? If not, you're not a true Englishman.

    Anyway, if you look in your pic the weevil on the left is smaller than the weevil on the right, so it is the lesser of two...
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    Once the hatch is over the mothers get restless...

    Once the hatch is over the mothers get restless so I open up the hutches to let them out. Here is Blackie coaxing her two chicks out into the big wide world.
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  49. Thread: Dinner

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    Steak pie with all the trimmings... a six item...

    Steak pie with all the trimmings... a six item meal for me, five for the daughter as she wont eat mushrooms!

    Some kidney would have made this perfect, but some bugger had bought the entire stock...
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    Is there a difference in strength between the...

    Is there a difference in strength between the concrete breeze blocks or the Q-con blocks used for the walls? I know that they're not load bearing, but why the different blocks in different places?
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