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    ^ You have to wonder why they bothered with all...

    ^ You have to wonder why they bothered with all that when they could have just evolved on to land, been happy and stayed as something that moves a bit faster and has more uses than an ashtray?
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    ^ Very limited, but good enough to order some...

    ^ Very limited, but good enough to order some Peanut Butter! :)
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    ^ I notice that he buys two different pints at a...

    ^ I notice that he buys two different pints at a time, while reading 'Instagram tips to make believe you have friends'
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    You didn't have a pint of 'Bitter & Twisted?'

    You didn't have a pint of 'Bitter & Twisted?'
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    I would nevet dream of drinking Teqila alone, or...

    I would nevet dream of drinking Teqila alone, or even out and about with company. I won't touch that stuff.

    This all stems from nearly being arrested in Singapore one night many years ago and...
  6. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: ^ It worked, I've got loads of friends now. I...

    ^ It worked, I've got loads of friends now.

    I don't reckon you should visit Mr Dingleberry, I reckon these guys would suss you out immediately!
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    Sticky: I don't know mate but I just love 'em all. We...

    I don't know mate but I just love 'em all.

    We had dogs when I was a kid and it's just gone from there.

    Also, living in Isaan I just find dogs better company than humans.

    Maybe living as a...
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    ^ PNW? But I think I get your drift Snubs. ...

    ^ PNW?

    But I think I get your drift Snubs.

    One of our neighbours had a Siberian husky a few years ago... and I had to persuade him to at least leave a fan going to cool the poor thing down.
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    Expect the worst, hope for the best. That's my...

    Expect the worst, hope for the best. That's my motto.

    And always keep a box of Mont Clair for emergencies.
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    I call that dodgy dago grog and raise you a Leo...

    I call that dodgy dago grog and raise you a Leo on ice with Hong Thong chaser!

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    Bonecollector, if I did this again I would have...

    Bonecollector, if I did this again I would have large land/small house.

    When we arrived we built a largish house on residential plots... and then as more plots became available we expanded but...
  12. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: Katie, I think Labradors are generally thought to...

    Katie, I think Labradors are generally thought to be friendly but as with any dog, a bad owner can ruin them.

    Our Maya is allegedly half Lab... her mum who I never saw was allegedly a pedigree...
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    I bought myself a set of these Deco mesh wifi...

    I bought myself a set of these Deco mesh wifi thingies from Lazada to extend the wifi network around the garden and to fill various gaps in coverage. I set it up this morning and it's worked a...
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    Sticky: This has all gone a bit OTT! I'm only trying...

    This has all gone a bit OTT!

    I'm only trying to teach my daughter some valuable life lessons! :)
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    Sticky: ^ Thanks, I do my best. The strangest thing......

    ^ Thanks, I do my best.

    The strangest thing... she forgot all about that bet and also I borrowed 120 Baht off her this week to pick up a couple of bottles of Leo on the way back from school... and...
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    What's Dingles Around the World Recipe #2? ...

    What's Dingles Around the World Recipe #2?

    Dingleberry Pie?
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    Now there's a thought. I found a nice glass...

    Now there's a thought.

    I found a nice glass bowl at Do Home this week, on offer for 120 Baht and promised the daughter we'd make trifle over the weekend. I was wondering how to improvise for the...
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    Sticky: Do you get those same looks when you're out and...

    Do you get those same looks when you're out and about on your own as well ootai? :)




    I don't know about you mate but Anna is looking distinctly portly at the moment... she seems to have...
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    They say that custard is like women. Usually...

    They say that custard is like women.

    Usually it's a complete fucking drawn-out nightmare but just once in a while it's smooth and creamy with no lumps and doesn't require sieving, and actually...
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    Sticky: ^ Growling is my wife's default noise mate....

    ^ Growling is my wife's default noise mate. Still, it's better than squawking I guess.


    Maya didn't turn up for dinner tonight which is unheard of... so I went to search.

    She'd had a raw...
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    Yeah, go on then. I promise to keep the noise...

    Yeah, go on then.

    I promise to keep the noise down.
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    ^ That's a real shame... Nicholas Parsons a...

    ^ That's a real shame... Nicholas Parsons a couple of years ago and now Barry Cryer... 'Just a Minute' will never be the same again.

    Regardless of the show, Barry Cryer was always one of my...
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    Sounds familiar BB... I fancy Rayong. I'd like to...

    Sounds familiar BB... I fancy Rayong. I'd like to live a short drive from the coast and have a small fishing boat on a trailer... that's my dream... one day!


    Anyway HW, if you ever find yourself...
  24. Yeah, but to be fair it's difficult getting some...

    Yeah, but to be fair it's difficult getting some sun on your legs this time of year in the UK! :)
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    I made up the vegetable soup this afternoon. I...

    I made up the vegetable soup this afternoon. I spent years wondering how to make soups but after consulting Google I've made two soups up in the last month.

    Today was Thai vegetable soup. I'm big...
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    Today the wife mysteriously made up some salmon...

    Today the wife mysteriously made up some salmon fish cakes for dinner and they go just great with baked beans.

    Due to my current health regime I thought that more vegetables were necessary, so we...
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    ^ Have you tried again since?

    ^ Have you tried again since?
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    ^, ^^ Well, this is an interesting development. ...

    ^, ^^ Well, this is an interesting development.

    So you're saying I'd better give my feet a good scrub tonight?!!

    Happy Australia Day BLD!
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    BLD, I lived in Perth for a couple of years; 2004...

    BLD, I lived in Perth for a couple of years; 2004 to 2006. The wife and I went down to Rockingham a few times for a night's getaway and I seem to remember we stayed in a hotel with loads of plants...
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    I took this very Shutree-esque picture of our...

    I took this very Shutree-esque picture of our white squirrel today while sat inside, looking out of the window.

    If you look very closely at the tree trunk to the immediate right of the left-hand...
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    Sticky: It was quite high up the wall, otherwise I would...

    It was quite high up the wall, otherwise I would have.


    This guy has absolutely fantastic camouflage... if sat on a dead leaf. Not so good when sat on a hose.
    ...
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    Dunked in Heinz Tomato Soup... yes please! ...

    Dunked in Heinz Tomato Soup... yes please!


    Something really weird is going on here at the moment... the wife's made me lunch for three days on the trot. I'm getting very very nervous, this is...
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    ^, ^^ Yeah, we get a few brown preying mantises....

    ^, ^^ Yeah, we get a few brown preying mantises. A cynical person would think it's because the gardener forgets to water anything.



    That was a rat snake for sure, Bonecollector.

    We used to...
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    So, the wife's growing taro in pots as a money...

    So, the wife's growing taro in pots as a money making scheme. I guess that unless we plant a couple of hundred rai I won't be retiring any time soon. I do wonder about my wife at times... but as...
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    ^ I'm wising up to these requests.

    ^ I'm wising up to these requests.
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    Many years ago when I lived in north Bristol, UK...

    Many years ago when I lived in north Bristol, UK we had a family of foxes living in a den underneath the garden shed. Bristol is renowned for it's population of urban foxes. I used to love watching...
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    One should learn to adapt to one's surroundings,...

    One should learn to adapt to one's surroundings, Stumps!

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    ^ Did you get a picture, Shutree? :)

    ^ Did you get a picture, Shutree? :)
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    ^ That was in case Reg Dingle came to visit. ...

    ^ That was in case Reg Dingle came to visit.


    As I mentioned, I've found that in any areas without enough light nothing will grow (not even grass) and in the wet season these areas turn into...
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    ^^ I'm pretty good at finding bespoke clothing...

    ^^ I'm pretty good at finding bespoke clothing for special occasions. Give me some idea what you're after... is it only for Christmas or year round?
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    ^ I'm glad I'm not your landlord.

    ^ I'm glad I'm not your landlord.
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    BB, I wouldn't go down the darts board route. ...

    BB, I wouldn't go down the darts board route.

    I went to a lot of trouble a decade or so ago to bring a darts board over, back when I still believed I'd develop a social life in Isaan.

    It never...
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    BB, I think you'll struggle to grow any veg...

    BB, I think you'll struggle to grow any veg somewhere with a lack of light. I know that beans need sunlight as do leafy green veg.

    Our 'lawn' is just bare earth beneath the mango trees as even the...
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    ^ Like Bradford? Bladdy hell... is it that bad...

    ^ Like Bradford?

    Bladdy hell... is it that bad oop norf?
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    ^ I like snakes but can't do spiders. I have a...

    ^ I like snakes but can't do spiders. I have a friend with a hobby farm in WA and one time I was going to bed and there was this dirty great huntsman on the bedroom wall. I slept in the car that...
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    ^^ Bogon, depending on your size you should be...

    ^^ Bogon, depending on your size you should be able to find plenty of choice on Lazada.


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    I've been meaning to try and get the bees nest...

    I've been meaning to try and get the bees nest out of one of our nesting boxes now that nesting season is upon us, but left them alone.

    And I thought that this box was in a safe location. These...
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    So I guess a toe suck's out of the question then?

    So I guess a toe suck's out of the question then?
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    Sticky: At 6am this morning I went downstairs to six dogs...

    At 6am this morning I went downstairs to six dogs waiting for me at the gate but no sign of Anna. I was a bit worried thinking maybe she'd had an argument and was hiding in the garden somewhere.
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    The early morning dog walk in Isaan. I took...

    The early morning dog walk in Isaan.

    I took these pics for the benefit of the guys living in the UK... see that orange thing in the sky?
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