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    I think they're just red and green lights that...

    I think they're just red and green lights that strap to your arms with velcro...

    There's a difference between laughing with people and just being laughed at... but I will have a look around.
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    ^^ Thanks OhOh... I really need to start making...

    ^^ Thanks OhOh... I really need to start making some kind of a plan...

    With complete European lockdowns imminent I'm not sure what to do... an Italian friend of mine working here in Gothenburg has...
  3. Thread: Pool Plans

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    The water temperature in my pool in Korat varies...

    The water temperature in my pool in Korat varies between around 23 degrees between December and February and up to 33 degrees during the hot season.

    I find 28 degrees nice for swimming lengths...
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    I thought I'd give 'Premium Swedish Cider' a go...

    I thought I'd give 'Premium Swedish Cider' a go tonight.

    In Norway they make yoghurt out of Skogsbær... 'fruits of the forest' or something like that.

    In Sweden they make cider out of...
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    How do you know which one is Bogon?

    How do you know which one is Bogon?
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    ^ I've been called a lot of things, but never a...

    ^ I've been called a lot of things, but never a Yorkshireman before... red owed! :)


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    To be honest I don't care if she was the pilferer.

    I've forgiven her already... I like a girl with low...
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    Dill meant to keep thinking of my daughter's...

    Dill meant to keep thinking of my daughter's welfare 'in general' while doing the dirty. Words can be misconstrued.

    My daughter is similar in age to Dill's daughter... they're friends on Roblox!
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    In the past I used to work a lot from home but...

    In the past I used to work a lot from home but for a number of reasons now find it easier to keep home life and work separate. I'm very busy at home anyway.

    But... Covid has changed everything. At...
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    I don't know how yet another thread has become...

    I don't know how yet another thread has become about peas - or petite pois as I may soon be calling them - I eat loads of different veg but peas are my favourite, it's as simple as that.

    I'm in...
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    I won't be fighting anyone off... believe me. ...

    I won't be fighting anyone off... believe me.




    That is a very good question... The grotty student digs I'm staying in have six dirty bedsits, and they're not all occupied. The office says...
  11. It's one of my favourite shows when I go back to...

    It's one of my favourite shows when I go back to the UK.

    I'm in. This could be a real international Come Dine With Me!
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    ^^^ Hark at 'ee, just because you come from...

    ^^^

    Hark at 'ee, just because you come from the West Country doesn't necessarily make you a yokel...

    That Irish reaction to the surstromming was a bit over the top. I wouldn't say it was gert...
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    ^ Kind words... I think! The natives are...

    ^ Kind words... I think!

    The natives are proving very resistant to eating peas... to be honest it's only really me and the daughter who partake, and even she's starting to show signs of rebellion...
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    ^ I do indeed! They're good for you as well......

    ^ I do indeed!

    They're good for you as well... I'm sure I read somewhere that peas have more Vitamin C than oranges, so they're good to ward off the corona virus which is now on the up in Sweden....
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    Yeah... a distinct lack of planning on my part. I...

    Yeah... a distinct lack of planning on my part. I inherited these beers from my Norwegian mate who went home this week... they're not very good at all.

    The clocks go back tonight as well... so an...
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    What a Saturday night I'm gonna have... Add...

    What a Saturday night I'm gonna have...

    Add all three together and I still don't get 10%.

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    Thanks JP... I knew you would have done a lot of...

    Thanks JP... I knew you would have done a lot of research for the home gym... I'll check Horizon out.

    Just a thought... I used leftover granite from our kitchen for a poolside barbeque.

    Sorry,...
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    The project's moving fast JPPR, looking good......

    The project's moving fast JPPR, looking good... you don't seem to have nearly as much rain over the past couple of weeks we've (they've) had in Korat.

    By the way, where did you get that gym stuff...
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    Things are definitely on the up in Sweden! ...

    Things are definitely on the up in Sweden!

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    ^ It didn't last long unfortunately... Now I'm...

    ^ It didn't last long unfortunately...

    Now I'm on my reserve box of Gato Negro.

    I'll have to try the Lust Gardens on my girl geo colleague if I can get her to come round sometime!
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    I feared the worst drinking cider out of a pink...

    I feared the worst drinking cider out of a pink can, but it's not too bad at all.

    'Torr' is dry I believe... it's not as dry as a proper West Country cider, but not as sweet as some I've tried.
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    Well, I have now! Sweden is looking better and...

    Well, I have now!

    Sweden is looking better and better...

    What a weekend I've got coming up!

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    To be honest Katie I don't think I'll be taking...

    To be honest Katie I don't think I'll be taking any Swedish food back to the UK... no offense Lom.

    And taking Surströmming back to Thailand?

    It would be like taking coals to Newcastle.......
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    Coincidentally, I'm currently working with an old...

    Coincidentally, I'm currently working with an old Norwegian mate who worked on the Seabed Constructor during the search for MH370 and he's told me some interesting stuff.

    But I can't say anything....
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    It's taken me a month... but finally made it last...

    It's taken me a month... but finally made it last night!

    My Norwegian mate is heading back to Bergen tomorrow and he wants to make the most of the 'inexpensive' alcohol prices in Sweden. I guess...
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    Some more displacement activity for you Shutree....

    Some more displacement activity for you Shutree.

    This is well worth a listen... from my neck of the woods.


    BBC Radio 4 - The 'Apostrophiser'

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    I leaned back to open the tin in case anything...

    I leaned back to open the tin in case anything spurted out... but no.

    In fact I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about.
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    ^ Well, this went down hill fast! :) I'm not...

    ^ Well, this went down hill fast! :)

    I'm not sure the decision will be mine... I think she looks at me as more of a father figure. But I love a challenge so we shall see




    And another...
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    ^ I took that pic four weeks ago when I...

    ^ I took that pic four weeks ago when I arrived... it's cold and wet today.

    There's a girl geo 'mermaid' who arrived in the office last week who I've got my eye on and may throw a line...

    She...
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    This is the view out the front of my office, and...

    This is the view out the front of my office, and I've been told that the great big silver tower on the far side of the docks is for hot water storage. It was only finished being built last year.
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    ^ There's not many meals that aren't improved...

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    There's not many meals that aren't improved by peas.

    And Sweden is a pea desert mate... in fact I'm not sure I've had a portion of peas since I left Korat in July.

    Even me mum let me down...
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    I thought I'd spoil meself last night... About...

    I thought I'd spoil meself last night...

    About 250 SEK, so well under 1000 Baht and not bad at all. Any alcohol with a meal pushes the price way up.
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    This looked promising! But surely there...

    This looked promising!

    But surely there should be an apostrophe in there? Where's Cyrille when you need him?

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    A proper...
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    On the outskirts of the city we started to see...

    On the outskirts of the city we started to see some nice buildings.

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    A museum of some sort I think...
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    ^ I finally managed a trip in to central...

    ^ I finally managed a trip in to central Gothenburg yesterday but didn't get a watch strap or a jumper... but I did get a pint of draught cider!

    Yep, I got pissed off with the work yesterday so...
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    ^ It does look great doesn't it! There's...

    ^ It does look great doesn't it!

    There's plenty of fish on sale here in Gothenburg, but I have no way of cooking it... :02:
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    Remember the Herald of Free Enterprise that...

    Remember the Herald of Free Enterprise that capsized off of Zeebrugge in 1987... killing 193 passengers.

    She set sail with her bow doors still open as there was so much competition for speed on...
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    PAG, however did you manage to avoid the glass...

    PAG, however did you manage to avoid the glass face getting scratched when you have all those scratches on the stainless steel case?

    This is a pic of my sorry Rolex... I think in 27 years I'm on...
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    ^ None of that kind of talk on this thread, thank...

    ^ None of that kind of talk on this thread, thank you! :)

    The view out of my office window this morning... a proper frost.

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    HW, my Airking hasn't kept good time for years......

    HW, my Airking hasn't kept good time for years... I think towards the end it was gaining around a minute a week. I noticed that it gained more time at home in Isaan than when working in the cold of...
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    ^^ Very nice! This one I've just got hold of...

    ^^ Very nice!

    This one I've just got hold of is 1975, and in very good condition.

    If it lasts as long as my Airking then it should be the last watch I'll need!

    The Airking Date is...
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    ^ Good luck Shutree! I wish I'd kept me mouth...

    ^ Good luck Shutree!

    I wish I'd kept me mouth shut... I'll be well pissed off when my wife wins with her number 16 and we have to share the winnings with you and Lom. (that's assuming the wife...
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    Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love (Official Music...

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    Altered Images - Happy Birthday (Video) - YouTube...

    Altered Images - Happy Birthday (Video) - YouTube
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    Yeah... point taken. I keep forgetting about the...

    Yeah... point taken. I keep forgetting about the weird spelling you guys use for everything over here.




    Not much of a view at all Lom... the windows seem to be painted over?


    Anyway, I...
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    ^ Well... more of a yes really. I usually do...

    ^ Well... more of a yes really.

    I usually do the wine box run on a Monday...

    That Gosa Monastrell is very nice, by the way!
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    That would be great Lom... but I'm good for this...

    That would be great Lom... but I'm good for this week so no rush!
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    Good luck Lom... my missus has done the same. I...

    Good luck Lom... my missus has done the same. I said to her to get a ticket with '16' in it... and she says she doesn't usually do the lotto. Yeah... right!

    An old friend from Norway arrived...
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    Yeah... I think so. It's kind of taken the...

    Yeah... I think so. It's kind of taken the pressure off now I've decided that.

    And of course freed up some money to put to a different use.
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    Shutree, it's a mystery. The pins will be genuine...

    Shutree, it's a mystery. The pins will be genuine so I don't see why they should be particularly abrasive. The watch has been through the wars and I haven't taken particularly good care of it, but...
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