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  1. ^Reread my first line cyrille. Brain in gear,...

    ^Reread my first line cyrille. Brain in gear, before pressing the accelerator. Or is English not your first language and common sense deserted you. And yes, I'm in a really shitty mood today.
  2. cyrille, did you miss the bit about it being the...

    cyrille, did you miss the bit about it being the Tourist Police and them telling the wife their visit was directly related to the killing? BTW, they never explained why they were doing it and not the...
  3. ^That would be for my protection. They were only...

    ^That would be for my protection. They were only looking after her.
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    Went to Global House in Nan this morning. They...

    Went to Global House in Nan this morning. They are doing construction outside the front of the building. I needed some cash to buy stuff and since I was using the wife's ATM card, it had to be from...
  5. As a result of this event the police are visiting...

    As a result of this event the police are visiting the homes of farangs in Nan province, well those with a spouse visa at least. We had four Tourist Police arrive unannounced last Friday afternoon....
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    Off our balcony in northern Nan province. View is...

    Off our balcony in northern Nan province. View is to the north along the western edge of the Luang Prabang mountains. In front of the ridge is the Yo River valley and behind it the Pua River valley....
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    ^nid...I've been researching natural pest...

    ^nid...I've been researching natural pest controls lately. Seems a lot of Thai pests are deterred by moth balls or a mixture of chopped/minced garlic and salt. Your old folks might qualify as Thai...
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    ^Feel sorry for the everyday poorer Thai. Many...

    ^Feel sorry for the everyday poorer Thai. Many don't have an option to buy anything other than the cheapest product, generally because of budget but often because only low quality is available. Then...
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    There wasn't a packet of bacon to be had in Makro...

    There wasn't a packet of bacon to be had in Makro Nan yesterday so I decided to buy a rolled ham shoulder to fill our traditional next day bacon and egg rolls breakfast. So this morning it was ham...
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    First things first Baldrick, I'm still working up...

    First things first Baldrick, I'm still working up a reason to get the two weather visors on the top of the rear doors that one of our labs damaged included. I'm thinking of arguing the impact and...
  11. Thread: Dinner

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    Thanks Mendip. Doing a monthly shop in Nan...

    Thanks Mendip. Doing a monthly shop in Nan tomorrow so will have a look for it. And likely just use your recipe/method. Anything with that amount of butter can't help be okay.
  12. Thread: Dinner

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    Mendip didn't mention country of...

    Mendip didn't mention country of origin/processing and this being Thailand, valid question to ask.
  13. Thread: Dinner

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    ^Boneless??

    ^Boneless??
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    Spent an hour and a bit at Pua police station...

    Spent an hour and a bit at Pua police station yesterday. Saw this handicapped access ramp. At least they've ticked a box.

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    Celebrated three years of Hilux ownership...

    Celebrated three years of Hilux ownership yesterday by having a songthaew back into it in the local hardware store car park. Driver wasn't drunk or on drugs, didn't run away, fully accepted he was to...
  16. One step at a time. Let's get this guy out of...

    One step at a time. Let's get this guy out of power and into jail and then have a closer look at the replacement. It would be difficult to see the possibility of some type of equitable settlement...
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    One of the things that made my twice annual trip...

    One of the things that made my twice annual trip to the Pua motor transport office slightly bearable was to sit and relax in the car park in the shade of a magnificent stand of trees while the wife...
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    Thinking the size of her package may well have...

    Thinking the size of her package may well have added to the mystery.
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    It gets worse PH...the three ply pack has a big 3...

    It gets worse PH...the three ply pack has a big 3 on it. I was about to say you live and learn but in this case there was a second step...enduring a long painful lesson as well.
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    And so my sixth month penance draws to a close....

    And so my sixth month penance draws to a close. It was back in November I got a 24 pack of Scott toilet rolls for the wife's homestay. Unfortunately for me when she said to get the green pack it...
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    This is neither cultural genocide nor...

    This is neither cultural genocide nor discrimination. It can be used in a dangerous manner and does not belong in a school or other places were everyone else is subject to a 'no-weapons' mandate.
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    Big right toenail has been a pain for five or so...

    Big right toenail has been a pain for five or so years. Spurs on the outside and ingrowing on the inside despite doing all the right things to prevent. Decided to start again and had it taken off...
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    I think humankind is overdue to produce a rubber...

    I think humankind is overdue to produce a rubber that dogs don't like chewing...vale another pair of footwear. And while they are doing something like that make the wood, plastic and leather in...
  24. Sticky: We'll be sealing that JPPR2. In a couple of weeks...

    We'll be sealing that JPPR2. In a couple of weeks when we have had the enhanced front fence rendered. And after a good clean. Regards, -BiP
  25. Around 95 or 96 I returned to my Vancouver hotel...

    Around 95 or 96 I returned to my Vancouver hotel at lunchtime to pick up something from my room. Hotel was on Richmond Island adjacent the airport where my company was installing systems. The ground...
  26. Sticky: We're quite satisfied with the homestay financial...

    We're quite satisfied with the homestay financial returns cyrille as they are exceeding our goals. Post-COVID we expect to press on towards a surge of both revenue and net profitability. The reason...
  27. Sticky: And job finished mid-morning of the third day....

    And job finished mid-morning of the third day. Total cost was 3,600 baht being labour of 2,500 baht and 1,100 baht for materials. Can't argue about value for money in Thailand. According to the wife...
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    End of the second day.

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  29. Sticky: This was the job towards the end of the first day...

    This was the job towards the end of the first day around 3:00pm.

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  30. Sticky: This was his progress two hours after arriving....

    This was his progress two hours after arriving.
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  31. Sticky: Well we've been in the house for 27 months now...

    Well we've been in the house for 27 months now and no surprise but a small number of items need repairing. Top of the list and the biggest by far was a rebuild of the back steps off the level 1...
  32. Think he is more focused on engineering this...

    Think he is more focused on engineering this sh$tfight to stay in power. We've seen it before.

    Imho this could be sorted out in a month or two if the US just stopped providing financial/weapons...
  33. Upper Nan province hasn't been as hot or air...

    Upper Nan province hasn't been as hot or air polluted for the last 4-6 weeks. We've had a nice summer storm season that greened the place up, sent water down the rivers out of the mountains and...
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    ^Maybe on one of them next time. Included heaps...

    ^Maybe on one of them next time. Included heaps of fresh ground pepper on the inside and that provides a nice tingle.
  35. Not sheepskin boots....those ugg boot style with...

    Not sheepskin boots....those ugg boot style with the wool on the inside. I'd imagine they could assist the odd urge.
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    Ham, cheese and tomato pan fried sandwiches this...

    Ham, cheese and tomato pan fried sandwiches this morning. Tomato sauce on mine. Usually make four but the wife only eats one and a half. Less if the two Labs are in fine food begging form.

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    A bit unappealing to look at but made good use of...

    A bit unappealing to look at but made good use of some leftover pan fried pork collar steaks and expiring thick wholemeal bread. Added three fried eggs plus pink rock salt and BBQ sauce.

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    Have a feeling havnfun is either that, or a...

    Have a feeling havnfun is either that, or a complete f$cktard...nowhere in between. 2 and 3 should nail the assessment.
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    We've purchased seeds from Makro and Global House...

    We've purchased seeds from Makro and Global House and had good results. We also buy from a local plant seedling places particularly for lettuce seedlings. They may take a bit to find since ours are...
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    Now that's a moth. ...

    Now that's a moth.
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    Will temp fate and post another. ZZ Top- Sharp...

    Will temp fate and post another.

    ZZ Top- Sharp Dressed Man Gayageum??? ver. by Luna?? - YouTube
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    And another. If you have some time explore her YT...

    And another. If you have some time explore her YT channel.

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    She has done some amazing covers with this...

    She has done some amazing covers with this instrument.

    Chuck Berry-Johnny B. Goode Gayageum ver. by Luna - YouTube
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    ^Helps with the sauce mop-up.

    ^Helps with the sauce mop-up.
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    Well the wife was planning a Hunlay Curry today...

    Well the wife was planning a Hunlay Curry today but no young ginger or pineapple were available in our nearby village markets. So she made a Massaman Curry instead and I chipped in with Cheesy...
  46. I don't work but I have the exact "executive"...

    I don't work but I have the exact "executive" chair as pictured. Was quite surprised to find a quality chair in Nan city.
  47. Will have a look PH. reddog's comment stirred...

    Will have a look PH. reddog's comment stirred memories as a pre-teen kid (1960s) in the Riverina of purple/mauve Pattersons Curse flowers thick on both sides of the road and stretching to the...
  48. ^No idea PH. Just iPhone 7 pics. But those were...

    ^No idea PH. Just iPhone 7 pics. But those were the better shots from maybe fifty or so I took so the duds are not on display. Took a few shots back towards the CBD and the river but all a bit...
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    Last one.

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