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  1. Some of those anti-vaxxers are quite passionate...

    Some of those anti-vaxxers are quite passionate about their cause.
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    Hal, this is my seventh winter and they have...

    Hal, this is my seventh winter and they have varied a lot. Now, end of November, is the earliest I can remember it turning cool. My first winter was Nakhon Phanom province, beside the river. Tesco...
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    FWIW, in this part of Isan the air has been...

    FWIW, in this part of Isan the air has been distinctly chilly in the early mornings. I kid you not, no aircon the last few nights and going outside at 6 a.m. it has been chilly. To the extent that...
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    I can see the whole beast on my laptop. Are you...

    I can see the whole beast on my laptop. Are you looking on a phone or something which is helpfully cropping the pics?
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    Continuing with the Greek theme, I found a stick...

    Continuing with the Greek theme, I found a stick insect in the leaf litter.

    The Latin name for this order of insects is Phasmatodea, which happens to be taken from Greek phasma, meaning a phantom....
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    A couple of interesting visitors in recent days...

    A couple of interesting visitors in recent days including a small Oriental rat snake. No pics, the gf was too busy chasing it away.

    Also a pair of Red-whiskered bulbuls. Attrative birds. They...
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    Sticky: This moth parked itself on the front step the...

    This moth parked itself on the front step the other day.

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    I thought later it was dead, maybe one of the dogs had trodden on it.

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    Later I found it halfway up the front door, so...
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    Erm, it will be December tomorrow. So did you...

    Erm, it will be December tomorrow. So did you just abandon your cold weather gear or leave it for someone else to use? That is expensive clobber.

    At least you have moved on from drinking vinegar....
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    I'd agree with Coots and the others possibly male...

    I'd agree with Coots and the others possibly male Tufted ducks. I cannot make out the tufts on the pics. Nev is your man here.

    Here is an Internet pic:

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  10. He meant to say.

    He meant to say.
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    Mine has an acrylic face. I had been wearing it...

    Mine has an acrylic face. I had been wearing it daily for about ten years when I happened to be with a colleague who was meeting the then MD of Rolex in Hong Kong. This chap noticed my watch and told...
  12. Thread: Dinner

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    Is there much difference between air-fried garlic...

    Is there much difference between air-fried garlic and roasted garlic? Real question, I don't know.
  13. I'm not quite sure that I understand this one: ...

    I'm not quite sure that I understand this one:

    A Chinese fashion photographer has apologised for her "ignorance" after a picture she shot for French luxury brand Dior sparked outrage.

    Chen...
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    :rolleyes4:

    :rolleyes4:
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    On my mobile, not logged in, I see 2 pictures. ...

    On my mobile, not logged in, I see 2 pictures.

    On my laptop, logged in, I see no pictures.

    What pice of TD wizardry is at work here?
  16. Thread: Healthy Times

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    That, Misskit, is an achievement to be proud of.

    That, Misskit, is an achievement to be proud of.
  17. My part of Isan is dead as a cemetery. There are...

    My part of Isan is dead as a cemetery. There are only two, small farang bars and they are firmly shut. Maybe some Thai places are open, I'm rarely out at night so I wouldn't know. The Leo stand at...
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    Having tried it I'm not sure about the whole...

    Having tried it I'm not sure about the whole top-loading thing. I'm not especially dextrous and getting things in and out without burning some part of me seems difficult. Also none of the ones I see...
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    Time to get in the early morning run. Did you buy...

    Time to get in the early morning run. Did you buy some new trainers?
  20. 6-0. That is quite a score. I wonder whether the...

    6-0. That is quite a score. I wonder whether the order for them to stop was issued in a hushed tone before a hail of bullets arrived. We'll never know.
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    I did have two air fryers until the larger one...

    I did have two air fryers until the larger one self-destructed. The smaller one is okay for a couple of sausages or a portion of frozen chips. Unless those tinned pies are much smaller than I...
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    Now, there is an idea for a garden shed.

    Now, there is an idea for a garden shed.
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    Same here, I don't give any of them money. I used...

    Same here, I don't give any of them money. I used to give blood but that go too hard in the UK, I had either travelled to the wrong countries or had acupuncture other than on the NHS. I'd still give...
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    Like that, of that ilk, a note that gets re-used,...

    Like that, of that ilk, a note that gets re-used, occasionally. Should have got there, tbf. At 85 her mower has to be electric. Not a great leap from there.

    Great pic of a frosty morning. Nice to...
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    Manacles attached naughtily and chained legs...

    Manacles attached naughtily and chained legs easily spread.
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    I'm surprised you can these days. Did the RMP...

    I'm surprised you can these days. Did the RMP stop by for a chat?
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    Can I get back to you when I hit 85 and see what...

    Can I get back to you when I hit 85 and see what makes sense then?

    The note is saved, but not urgent, she knows where it is when she needs it. So I am thinking it is a note that gets re-used...
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    The Malbec should be a small step up from that...

    The Malbec should be a small step up from that Diabolico. A very small step up. Still, Malbec is usually drinkable.

    (Grumble about TD. I wrote a much longer message and it wasn't auto-saved beyond...
  29. Thread: Man Caves

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    Here's something to which Chitty can aspire. The...

    Here's something to which Chitty can aspire. The UK's best pub shed.

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    Weymouth Navy veteran named UK'''s best pub shed winner - BBC News
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    Now available in Makro. Immediately adjacent to...

    Now available in Makro. Immediately adjacent to the frozen dim sum.Coincidence?

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  31. I found Jeff's old photographs interesting and he...

    I found Jeff's old photographs interesting and he is perhaps the only living person fluent in Jeffese, so I am hoping he'll pop up and tell us he is okay.
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    I thought Mendip might apprecite some snaps to...

    I thought Mendip might apprecite some snaps to remind him of home. I'm sure his gardener has a fine display ready his return.

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    Nice. One of the Jewel beetles, maybe Sternocera...

    Nice. One of the Jewel beetles, maybe Sternocera aequisignata punctatofaveata. I have never seen one in the wild.
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    To be fair, Bottas seems to have more than his...

    To be fair, Bottas seems to have more than his share of bad luck. However, this time he went backwards at the start and didn't wake up until Toto gave him a verbal kicking. Maybe if he had held...
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    Sticky: Agreed. I have already booked (and paid for) a...

    Agreed. I have already booked (and paid for) a Moderna booster in March 2022 in Udon Thani.
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    Lewis can only do what he can do, in this case go...

    Lewis can only do what he can do, in this case go out and win. Yet again, Bottas failed to do what he needed to do. He can be very quick but so many race days he hasn't been there.

    If Lewis made a...
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    The UK is a very price sensitive for wines in...

    The UK is a very price sensitive for wines in supermarkets. What I do is browse the GBP 9.99 labels, some of these are wines that should sell for more like 12.99 but supermarkets can't move them at...
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    Sadly true. Mendip, here you are, home at last...

    Sadly true. Mendip, here you are, home at last having overcome various adversities and all cashed up after a long drag of night shifts. It should be Veuve Cliquot, at least.

    Enjoy your time in UK.
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    Very true. Lewis now has Alonso behind him on the...

    Very true. Lewis now has Alonso behind him on the clean side of the track, getting a tow, on soft tyres. Alonso has a good chance of leading this race out of Turn 1.
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    Surgery urgently removed genitalia, eventually...

    Surgery urgently removed genitalia, eventually reducing yeastiness.
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    They made them already. It wasn't entirely clear...

    They made them already. It wasn't entirely clear cut:
    (The stewards) said: "notwithstanding the fact the team argued that the turning off of the yellow sector on the FIA marshalling system some 34...
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    I read somewhere that there are lots of...

    I read somewhere that there are lots of distressed assets about after Covid arrived, some hotels and restaurants selling off professional grade kitchen furniture and equipment at rock-bottom pricing....
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    I'd second that opinion. The thing is, I don't...

    I'd second that opinion.

    The thing is, I don't want to see the championship decided by the stewards, so in a way I am happy they stepped back. The problem is that they have set themselves a...
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    Kilts in Logan tartan startle!

    Kilts in Logan tartan startle!
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    Poll: It was required for entry to the Nongbua Pitchaya...

    It was required for entry to the Nongbua Pitchaya football stadium. So not a formal government requirement. Everyone going in seemed to have it to show on their phones, I don't know what happened to...
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    So this thing limps along. A few months from now...

    So this thing limps along. A few months from now it won't be front page news when the crunch finally comes:

    Evergrande default is highly likely, S&P says

    Key Points

    “We still believe an...
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    Talking of football. At the end of last season...

    Talking of football. At the end of last season Nongbua Pitchaya were promoted to the top flight of Thai football and on Wednesday night they had a home game against Pathum Thani, so we planned ahead...
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    This seems to be their way: A. florea migrate...

    This seems to be their way:

    A. florea migrate seasonally from one habitat to another. This might increase colony fitness, as the honeybees search for new territories, resources, or a reduction in...
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    Poll: I got my two AZ jabs through the government...

    I got my two AZ jabs through the government system using my pink ID and it all popped up seamlessly on MorProm. I needed to show it once this week, so that was good.

    They also noted my passport...
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    Friday night the gf and I stayed at a homestay...

    Friday night the gf and I stayed at a homestay with a fridge full of Belgian beer. I rarely drink beer but this seemed like a good opportunity to sample something different. I let the gf chose and we...
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