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    You can always rely on an engineer... ...

    You can always rely on an engineer...


    Wednesday night is The Red Lion night, my only evening out of the week.

    On the way... and this is why landlubbers shouldn't wear shipping lights... this...
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    ^ Ootai, I also tried Epsom salts but with no...

    ^ Ootai, I also tried Epsom salts but with no success, so that's interesting.

    I think that the impacts can maybe make them more susceptible to infection?

    Next time you're in Korat you could...
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    Aah good... is that a green light to keep using...

    Aah good... is that a green light to keep using them as a mastabatory aid? :)
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    ^^ Aah... I though I'd diverted the thread away...

    ^^ Aah... I though I'd diverted the thread away from this topic Looper...

    Some valid points Looper... and food for thought...

    ... and if only I'd brought my pond water pH testing kit along with...
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    ^^ I like the look of that Berghaus raincoat......

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    I like the look of that Berghaus raincoat... I'll look into this, thanks PAG!


    ^
    Maybe I should get a couple of whippets as well to keep me company?

    I'm still not from Yorkshire! :)
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    Does bribery work on you HW? Did you realise...

    Does bribery work on you HW?

    Did you realise that you star on the September page of Dan's calendar?

    All I need is a promise of 1000 Baht to your nearest dog home (or more if you like) and this...
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    Thank you for your concern Dave. I have a...

    Thank you for your concern Dave.

    I have a great North Face coat but the zip's broken. It's hardly been worn either. I'm OK if the rain comes straight down like we're used to in the tropics, but...
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    Katie, the reason I didn't mention missing the...

    Katie, the reason I didn't mention missing the wife is because that of course goes without saying! :heart:

    Of course I miss her! And like many Thai wives, my darling wife doesn't have a jealous...
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    Endless greyness and rain... this is why I first...

    Endless greyness and rain... this is why I first drifted out to SE Asia many years ago.

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    When I started working offshore in...
  10. Get her to bring over a few of these... the girls...

    Get her to bring over a few of these... the girls in the Thai takeaways over here go mad for the stuff.

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    We see the name and iconic Bluetooth logo on...

    We see the name and iconic Bluetooth logo on virtually every device we own - headphones, speakers, even toothbrushes.

    Bluetooth is named after a 10th-century Scandinavian king. Harald "Blatand"...
  12. Thread: 2.

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    1. Raisins. They completely ruin a muesli for me...

    1. Raisins. They completely ruin a muesli for me and I spend ages picking them out.

    How can anyone NOT eat peas?
  13. Qatar 'identifies parents of baby abandoned at...

    Qatar 'identifies parents of baby abandoned at Doha airport'

    Qatar says it has identified the parents of a baby who was abandoned last month in a bin at Doha's airport.

    A woman from "an Asian...
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    Bladdy hell! I'm here to work! And by the way,...

    Bladdy hell! I'm here to work!

    And by the way, no offense taken Ootai! :)




    Wow... where did that come from? :)

    Let's stick with daft... there's really no call for insults like that.
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    ^ Yes, there is of course that option... Maybe...

    ^ Yes, there is of course that option...

    Maybe I could also fashion a spare pair of boxer shorts I have into a hat, as my head has also been getting a bit cold!

    I'm working in the second...
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    Many years ago while growing up in the UK I used...

    Many years ago while growing up in the UK I used to do a lot of coarse fishing and maggots were the main bait used.

    I used to keep a few bait boxes with different sized maggots (pinkies, squatts,...
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    Sticky: Covid-19: Oxford University vaccine shows 70%...

    Covid-19: Oxford University vaccine shows 70% protection

    The vaccine developed by the University of Oxford stops 70% of people developing Covid symptoms, a large scale trial shows.

    It is both a...
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  19. I can't help thinking that a firm steak and...

    I can't help thinking that a firm steak and kidney mixture with not too much gravy would be great in a pork pie style. It's making me hungry just thinking about it.
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    Here's a pic for you Helge... I walked past a...

    Here's a pic for you Helge...

    I walked past a graveyard on the way back from the shop last night and noticed that most of the graves have been decorated with little lanterns. I've never noticed...
  21. I love pork pies and as you seem to know, I love...

    I love pork pies and as you seem to know, I love my peas.

    But peas and carrots in a pork pie would just be weird!



    Get cooking HH... I'll supply the Thatchers.

    Just make sure you put a...
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    ^ Ootai, it took all my will power not to squirt...

    ^ Ootai, it took all my will power not to squirt some tomato sauce over the sausages.

    And yes, a meal with no peas. I think I've been in Sweden too long.

    Just to make sure I'm OK, tonight is...
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    ^ My family are fond of those paper thin spoons...

    ^ My family are fond of those paper thin spoons and forks that bend if you try and pick up anything firmer than mashed potato... but at least it keeps them away from my airline cutlery.

    Many years...
  24. ^^ My daughter has UK, Aussie and Thai...

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    My daughter has UK, Aussie and Thai passports... the wife has Thai and Aussie.

    When travelling, on departure from BKK occasionally Thai immigration have asked to see their Western passports to...
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    Yes Armstrong, I 100% agree with that. ...

    Yes Armstrong, I 100% agree with that.




    Well, I sincerely hope it wasn't an old KLM breakfast...

    But thankfully I doubt KLM fly the BKK - Koh Samui route... so... dare I believe...

    A...
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    ^ Great stuff Lom, interesting as always. It...

    ^ Great stuff Lom, interesting as always.

    It looks as though I'm here for another 3 to 4 weeks, so a trip to The Old Beefeater Inn is still on the cards. It was only the persistent rain and lack...
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    Ootai, sorry about my lack of biological...

    Ootai, sorry about my lack of biological awareness, but it's not as though I was taking cane toads back to Korat!

    And I should clarify...

    I bought a whole bottle of sauce for one breakfast, but...
  28. Thread: Pool Plans

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    ^ A perfect fit! Ain't Thai women strange......

    ^ A perfect fit!

    Ain't Thai women strange... when I built my chicken run I told the neighbours I was going to start breeding monkeys. My wife went mental.
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    ^ I don't want to get into any local politics! ...

    ^ I don't want to get into any local politics!

    It rained constantly on my second day off as well, but I got on with some unfinished business.

    Since I moved into my shitty little bedsit eight...
  30. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Great stuff. I'm surprised the neighbours...

    Great stuff.

    I'm surprised the neighbours aren't all out to watch?
  31. Thread: Breakfast

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    ^ So why the unhappy face?

    ^


    So why the unhappy face?
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    ^ While wearing a hard hat hopefully!

    ^ While wearing a hard hat hopefully!
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    I'm living out of a bag and I need a jumper so...

    I'm living out of a bag and I need a jumper so rarely that I can't justify lugging one around all the time. Even here, I don't need one for work days.

    Admittedly I could have done with a warm...
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    But all was OK. They had a second freezer. I...

    But all was OK. They had a second freezer.

    I got a taxi back and laid out my haul!

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    The Shreddies were a real bonus. And...
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    Four trams and three buses in one picture. This...

    Four trams and three buses in one picture. This place is just mental.

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    And finally! After 20 minutes inside, item one was...
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    There is some hope for Scandinavia... ...

    There is some hope for Scandinavia...

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    And some hope for me one evening as well maybe...
    ...
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    Ha... you'll be sorry you asked! Today was my...

    Ha... you'll be sorry you asked!

    Today was my first day off in 8 weeks... at the insistence of the geo manager in the office... well in her home. Apart from a few contractors the office is...
  38. Thread: On my bike

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    ^ Yeah for sure, looks like a nice Autumn day...

    ^ Yeah for sure, looks like a nice Autumn day back in Blighty.

    It's been shite over here today... full-on winter in Sweden now.
  39. Thread: Dinner

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    Yeah, nice... What's the white stuff on the...

    Yeah, nice...

    What's the white stuff on the right?
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    Radio France Internationale publishes obituaries...

    Radio France Internationale publishes obituaries of people still alive

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    The Queen, who is very much alive, was on the list by mistake.

    ...
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    You can get Heinz beans in Sweden, they have some...

    You can get Heinz beans in Sweden, they have some good food!

    Tomorrow is my first day off in 8 weeks... I'm going to search for a good pie.
  42. Thread: Dinner

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    Fisk Gratäng with skaldjurssås tonight......

    Fisk Gratäng with skaldjurssås tonight... whatever that may be.

    I've eaten it and I'm still none the wiser.

    Going by the picture on the box I thought it was all inclusive meal with peas...
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    ^ Well, thanks for your concern Lom... I...

    ^
    Well, thanks for your concern Lom...

    I would have to say, that all things considered, I haven't yet got a jumper... or a watch strap... or any sausages.

    I haven't yet visited a Swedish...
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    ^^ Not even more silverware for me display...

    ^^ Not even more silverware for me display cabinet I hope! :1st:
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    ^ Nope... we're good! Filleted pla nin fish...

    ^ Nope... we're good!

    Filleted pla nin fish an' chips, garden peas, mushy peas and a pea fritter! How northern is that! :)

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    ^ I saw her upon nearer view, A Spirit, yet a...

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    I saw her upon nearer view,
    A Spirit, yet a Woman too!
    Her household motions light and free,
    And steps of virgin liberty;
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    ^ You could go to all that trouble... or just...

    ^ You could go to all that trouble... or just catch a few in the pond, get the gardener to fillet them and the wife to fry 'em up in batter.

    Shake on the salt, splash on the vinegar, and good to...
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    Entertainer Des O'Connor dies aged 88 ...

    Entertainer Des O'Connor dies aged 88

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    Entertainer Des O'Connor has died at the age of 88, his agent has confirmed.

    The comedian, singer...
  49. It won't be carcasses they're chucking...

    It won't be carcasses they're chucking overboard... why waste time killing them?

    Chop off the feet and throw 'em overboard still alive, to join the de-finned sharks and rays dying a slow death...
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    Here ya go Baz, filleting pla nin Isaan style. ...

    Here ya go Baz, filleting pla nin Isaan style.

    A weekend fishing trip in Isaan

    And all the leftovers, including the cheeks, go into a tom yam soup.
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