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  1. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Yeah I know Cal... but can't resort to poison. I...

    Yeah I know Cal... but can't resort to poison. I would rather lob in a few of your hand grenades than use poison. Once that posion is in the pond there's no going back... rather like sticking in a...
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    We've got a family of toads living in our...

    We've got a family of toads living in our recycling storage area. Every single time I go in, there is this big toad sitting on top of an empty box of Tesco Lotus tissues. I don't know why he always...
  3. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    ^ I hope so...if it rains hard enough. First...

    ^ I hope so...if it rains hard enough.


    First thing this morning I turned the pump back on... and then spent a couple of hours doing my usual jobs. I started up on the pond around 9am and it...
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    ^ Already sent. I was a bit rash with that...

    ^ Already sent.

    I was a bit rash with that promise.
  5. Thread: Thai Pla

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    I thought they looked like tuna?

    I thought they looked like tuna?
  6. Thread: Dinner

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    I prefer frozen peas to fresh peas, and they're a...

    I prefer frozen peas to fresh peas, and they're a lot less work as well.
  7. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    I'm running fast out of time to get the pond...

    I'm running fast out of time to get the pond sorted... should be off to Norway by around 20th August and have a load of stuff to do... not to mention keeping my lovely young daughter occupied during...
  8. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    Nice one Cyrille! After 18 months it must be...

    Nice one Cyrille!

    After 18 months it must be fantastic.

    A word of warning... I started out all fancy back in February when I eventually got back home... Hong Thong, using glasses, waiting until...
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    'A puppy for a guppy'.... this could become my...

    'A puppy for a guppy'.... this could become my new marketing slogan.

    As for frogs and toads eating your fish... they may try but most fish will easily swim away.

    When I had a pond in the UK I...
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    'A puppy for a guppy'.... this could become mt...

    'A puppy for a guppy'.... this could become mt new marketing slogan.

    As for frogs and toads eating your fish... they may try but most fish will easily swim away.

    When I had a pond in the UK I...
  11. Thread: Pudding

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    ^ I've already got one! I would have to say...

    ^ I've already got one!

    I would have to say PAG, that your pudding beat mine... but only by a trifle!

    I thought that after your first pic showing the ingedients check you had fukked right up......
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    ^ I would just leave him alone and enjoy watching...

    ^ I would just leave him alone and enjoy watching him. I've never heard of a rat snake attacking even a small dog, and if it did, a small bite is about all it could inflict.

    Rat snakes have quite...
  13. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    ^ You don't know the half of it... that net...

    ^ You don't know the half of it... that net feasibility study was squeezed in between a game of Monopoly and trying to train Maya to collect windfall limes.

    I lost and Maya just doesn't get it,...
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    I'm hoping/expecting to fly out of BKK to Europe...

    I'm hoping/expecting to fly out of BKK to Europe in around three weeks time. This will mean getting from Korat to Bangkok for the flight... I'll be using a driver to get to Swampy. I wonder if anyone...
  15. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    We're all set. I threaded the rope through the...

    We're all set.

    I threaded the rope through the top of the net today and then attached the blanked off pvc piping with cable ties for buoyancy.
    ...
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    ^^^^ If we're going down that road Helge, then...

    ^^^^ If we're going down that road Helge, then potassium deserves a mention... you literally cannot live without potassium.

    For me it would be pies of many varieties. I probably could live without...
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    This is my sentiments exactly. I also have a wife...

    This is my sentiments exactly. I also have a wife and daughter in Thailand and have made a home here over the past 15 years and become established. Those lingering doubts in the back of my mind over...
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    ^^^ JP, I see the vineyard is surrounded by...

    ^^^ JP, I see the vineyard is surrounded by flowers... is that deliberate to attract insects and encourage pollination?
  19. Thread: Pudding

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    ^ Perfect Samuel, I think a trifle kit is exactly...

    ^ Perfect Samuel, I think a trifle kit is exactly what I need!
  20. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    ^ Yeah I know, I am lucky. I just don't...

    ^ Yeah I know, I am lucky. I just don't appreciate it at times.


    Today I realised that it's August tomorrow... which means so long as there are no severe lockdowns and cancelled flights I should...
  21. Thread: Daily Moan

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    ^ To be fair Nid, unless you have a neck like a...

    ^ To be fair Nid, unless you have a neck like a giraffe it's very difficult to identify the origin of any bites to your anus.
  22. Thread: Pudding

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    ^^^ I hope she didn't drop any of that down the...

    ^^^ I hope she didn't drop any of that down the front of her singlet, Looper.


    Our latest pudding was fruit trifle.

    I've never made trifle before and decided against following any traditional...
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    Sticky: This was big... at least the size of a sparrow. ...

    This was big... at least the size of a sparrow.

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=73215&d=1627712862
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    The plan was to put today's happenings in...

    The plan was to put today's happenings in Looper's 'Pudding' thread, because that's what it was all about. But then I thought maybe the 'Dinner' thread would be more appropriate for obvious...
  25. Thread: Hello

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    ^ Welcome! ^^ Clarks Pies n Bristol... the...

    ^ Welcome!

    ^^ Clarks Pies n Bristol... the best pies in the south west!
  26. Thread: Dinner

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    For your information I have a swim every day!

    For your information I have a swim every day!
  27. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ I like my Cottage Pie like I like my women! :)...

    ^ I like my Cottage Pie like I like my women! :)

    Edit: Before I met the good lady wife of course.
  28. Thread: Dinner

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    I wanted to make Shepherd's Pie for dinner...

    I wanted to make Shepherd's Pie for dinner yesterday but took out the pack of minced beef from the freezer by mistake, instead of the minced lamb (incidentally, the Makros in Korat don't stock minced...
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    ^ A Norwegian friend of mine was done for drink...

    ^ A Norwegian friend of mine was done for drink driving and was allowed to complete his prison sentence in between his offshore work trips so that he didn't lose his job.
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    I went into the old part of Korat city today and...

    I went into the old part of Korat city today and at one point was confronted by this procession of 5 or 6 vehicles coming in the opposite direction, headed by a police car with red lights flashing. I...
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    After five week all 13 chicks have survived. We...

    After five week all 13 chicks have survived. We only lost the one chick on the first night after hatching.

    All of the chicks roost up in the rafters with their mothers and all the other hens. They...
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    ^ Wow! Next Green at 46!

    ^ Wow!

    Next Green at 46!
  33. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    I noticed today that the water in our catfish...

    I noticed today that the water in our catfish tank had gone pink and was smelling a bit. In fact, I noticed this a week ago but after waiting to see if anyone else would do anything about it, I...
  34. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: ^ I don't know what you're insinuating HW! But...

    ^ I don't know what you're insinuating HW!

    But I'm very glad I don't have a Greggs next door to my gym... that would be a complete nightmare.
  35. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: The crowd watch on during the solo synchronised...

    The crowd watch on during the solo synchronised swimming event...

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    Hey, hang on... that's not Covid-secure. Another Olympic...
  36. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    ^ BB, I was told that Maya's mother was a lab,...

    ^ BB, I was told that Maya's mother was a lab, but I take that with a very big pinch of salt. I think a part retriever 0r lab is just as likely. She does seem to have more 'breeding' than our other...
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    ^ We've had several red-necked keelbacks in the...

    ^ We've had several red-necked keelbacks in the garden, but not for a while. My original snake book listed them as harmless but a recent re-print of the same book I have now lists them as dangerous....
  38. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ You're right Helge. I Couldn't Have Said It...

    ^ You're right Helge.

    I Couldn't Have Said It Better Myself!
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    Amazing... I had a similar experience when I was...

    Amazing... I had a similar experience when I was asleep last night!
  40. Thread: Dinner

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    I may waffle a bit Snubby, but I'd Do Anything...

    I may waffle a bit Snubby, but I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That).

    Edit: I guess great minds think alike!
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    Poll: ^ I was offered Sinovac through my daughter's...

    ^ I was offered Sinovac through my daughter's school a few weeks ago. I declined but a mate (who's son also goes to the school) took them up on the offer. He has now had his second Sinovac jab.
    ...
  42. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ Thought as much... I only said it to get my...

    ^ Thought as much... I only said it to get my Meatloaf joke in! :)
  43. Thread: Dinner

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    That looks great, meatloaf is something I've...

    That looks great, meatloaf is something I've never made and wouldn't know where to start, but I must tackle it some time.

    The mash looks great, the greens lovely, but is the Meatloaf a little dry?...
  44. Thread: Pudding

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    ^^ That's brought back some memories. Do they...

    ^^ That's brought back some memories.

    Do they even sell those packs of Chivers Jelly in Thailand?

    I have a layer of sponge cake in the freezer left over from our 'Euros' baking, a pack of Birds...
  45. Thread: Street Art

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    ^ Who is it?

    ^ Who is it?
  46. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    ^ Good stuff! I tried to get the daughter out...

    ^ Good stuff!

    I tried to get the daughter out on the pond in our dinghy today but she wouldn't go for it. A work in progress.

    Tonight we spent an hour or so down by the pond... it's far enough...
  47. Thread: Dinner

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    ^^ If I can think of one positive result of Covid...

    ^^ If I can think of one positive result of Covid it has given me a small snapshot into the future and how my retirement would be in Korat. Before this I've been on 4 week or 6 week work rotations...
  48. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ Which, incidentally, I do appreciate means this...

    ^ Which, incidentally, I do appreciate means this is becoming a problem and has wider implications for my future retirement.

    I'll address that tomorrow!
  49. Thread: Dinner

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    Yeah... I took my eye off the ball a bit here. ...

    Yeah... I took my eye off the ball a bit here.

    I'm off the Ya Dong and forget that you need the 'proper' shops for mainstream drinks.

    The vodka and orange was OK but a glass of red wine would...
  50. Thread: Pudding

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    Don't worry... I'm OK. And I've discovered...

    Don't worry... I'm OK. And I've discovered something about geese the last few hours!


    The apple and rhubarb pie was great. I may even try and cook up the two really old tins of rhubarb but not if...
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