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    Are there similar openings still available?

    Are there similar openings still available?
  2. Thread: Dorset Knob

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    Dorset Knob

    Dorset knob-throwing festival cancelled after becoming too popular | England | The Guardian


    A “knob-throwing” event has been cancelled because the size has become too much to handle for the...
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    Got it! Great shot. :)

    Got it! Great shot. :)
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    Bleak Hopes
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    I'm not sure there is one 'right' way. YouTube is...

    I'm not sure there is one 'right' way. YouTube is full of conflicting advice.

    I water mine every day in this dry weather, early morning so they'll dry in the daytime. I do mist the aerial roots,...
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    Credit where it's due. One of you is doing a fine...

    Credit where it's due. One of you is doing a fine job there.
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    Sticky: The blossoming mango trees brought a lot of...

    The blossoming mango trees brought a lot of insects and a couple of different birds for the buffet. Now the blossom is finishing and other birdshave arrived.
    I know I should get a decent camera (and...
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    It's a sign ....

    It's a sign ....
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    The barn is still there. Can you visualize the...

    The barn is still there. Can you visualize the snake if I get the barn pic? The barn is helpful in not moving too quickly. :)

    In fairness I did post a pic of a Golden tree snake a few days back....
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    In a nearby lane, the edge of nowhere, is a line...

    In a nearby lane, the edge of nowhere, is a line of electricity posts. About 5m up one of those posts is a sign saying something along the lines "Jesus died so we can live." (I cannot read it after...
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    Do you mean these nasty little things? 81801

    Do you mean these nasty little things?

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    The first couple of brews with my new pot I had...

    The first couple of brews with my new pot I had zero spillage. No problem here, I thought. The last couple have both seen minor spills. I don't think I am doing anything differently.

    The hotplate...
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    Too right I do! Maybe I can steel myself to...

    Too right I do!

    Maybe I can steel myself to drive into Udon Thani this weekend. I really do not enjoy driving there, even by Thai standards I think the Udon traffic is tricky.
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    My Bialetti arrived and I ordered a small...

    My Bialetti arrived and I ordered a small electric hotplate because I cannot seem to find anything to reduce the size of my gas rings. All good, then I discovered that either due to her...
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    I looked further into the tonic question. As...

    I looked further into the tonic question. As suspected, the Thai version is packed with sugar, 9%:

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    The UK version has no sugar but it is sweetened with Aspartame.

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    Aspartame is...
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    They are fast in the trees, not so quick on the...

    They are fast in the trees, not so quick on the ground. I read that they can 'fly', or at least jump from tree to tree with a sort of glide. I have never seen one do that.

    I watched one cross the...
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    Sticky: I am trying hard to avoid composing a sentence...

    I am trying hard to avoid composing a sentence with the words: Lusty Luzon, swallows, Looper, gent's.
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    BB, before taking that idea further I'd suggest...

    BB, before taking that idea further I'd suggest asking Mendip to post up a few pictures of his orchid trellis. :)
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    Of course hand mix. Then you can add extra water...

    Of course hand mix. Then you can add extra water so it is easier to work.
    :rolleyes:
  20. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: She chose the mug?

    She chose the mug?
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    That looks good. Nothing though can take away...

    That looks good.
    Nothing though can take away the pain of that test series.
    That said, send me a few bottles and in the interests of science I'll see if they work.
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    Rain? It is the middle of January and it has no...

    Rain? It is the middle of January and it has no business raining.

    I noticed an hour ago that the sunshine had faded and there are some biggish clouds up there. Inevitable, really, because I just...
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    My early morning constitutional. Not a lot to do...

    My early morning constitutional. Not a lot to do around here.

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    It is. If I could afford one of those I'd have a...

    It is. If I could afford one of those I'd have a garage to keep it warm and far away from any HGVs. :)
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    If only one had a factotum to deal with these...

    If only one had a factotum to deal with these tasks.
  26. Thread: Pudding

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    Nutmeg or cinnamon? Sugar and butter? Jam is...

    Nutmeg or cinnamon? Sugar and butter? Jam is optional, I like blackcurrant or raspberry.

    Rice pudding is deceptively simple on paper. Like the dry martini, not at all complicated until you make...
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    Well, it looks pretty good. Your premix should be...

    Well, it looks pretty good. Your premix should be strong so the rebar work isn't really critical.
    The workmen are still building the concrete road in the lane outside my house, their rebar...
  28. Thread: Pudding

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    I am waiting to see the rice pudding show up...

    I am waiting to see the rice pudding show up here.... :chitown:
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    Very true. It is not exactly farming but to your...

    Very true. It is not exactly farming but to your point: I have seen a good few food shops and coffee shops open here in the past two years - and then close. Last night I went to the football with the...
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    He'll probably get charged with drinking in public or failing to hire a jetski or something.
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    Very interesting thread and pics, a little bit of...

    Very interesting thread and pics, a little bit of imagination and organisation can make a big difference.

    There is a large plot near me on their third, back-to-back cassava planting. I wonder how...
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    In UK there is guidance for different birds. I...

    In UK there is guidance for different birds. I made one of these which was successful for Blue tits. I haven't yet experimented here in Thailand.

    Where To Put A Bird Box | Nestboxes - The RSPB
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    How about 'factotum'? Like wot Figaro was. He'd...

    How about 'factotum'? Like wot Figaro was.
    He'd be the first gardener in Isan with his own theme song, 'Largo al factotum'.
    (You'll be humming it by the end of today, sure.)
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    After a few dry weeks I can at last close my...

    After a few dry weeks I can at last close my front, wooden double doors without kicking them. Local craftsmanship at its finest.
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    Sticky: The red ginger is in the ground and not yet dead,...

    The red ginger is in the ground and not yet dead, which is promising. I guess it will be a while before it flowers. The young trees that I think are the Bauhinia because of that distinctive leaf...
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    Do you mind? I was eating lunch when I read...

    Do you mind?

    I was eating lunch when I read that and came over quite unwell. I'm not saying you're wrong, it's just that this thread is already fairly gloomy and some things are simply too vile to...
  37. Why? It's not like the existing bridge is nose to...

    Why? It's not like the existing bridge is nose to tail traffic.
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    I started looking around recently and an expat...

    I started looking around recently and an expat Belgian recommended this Dutch outfit. She said they were very good to deal with. I haven't got around to comparing their rates/cover. They offer local...
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    My ex was smarter than that, unfortunately....

    My ex was smarter than that, unfortunately. Straight after the divorce she bought a house that cost more than my 'equal share'. Anyway, I don't miss what I never had, I am debt free and don't need...
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    I remember that. Did they not spray paint over...

    I remember that. Did they not spray paint over the tail markings to save the carrier some face? Or is my memory just inventing that?

    Edit, just looked at the vid. They sprayed out some markings...
  41. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: That is the gf. "They are dogs, that's what dogs...

    That is the gf. "They are dogs, that's what dogs do."

    Erm, no it is not, get out there and tell them to stop. They usually will stop when told. She gets right grumpy when I tell her that her dogs...
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    Best way to be. Mr. Micawber had it right: ...

    Best way to be. Mr. Micawber had it right:

    "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty...
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    That is HKD, of course, not USD. She actually...

    That is HKD, of course, not USD. She actually bought two adjacent units for a total price of HKD 1.2 Billion.

    The point being that HK is not leaving us, it is not good-bye. Buyers are still...
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    My funds did eventually arrive in the Krung Thai...

    My funds did eventually arrive in the Krung Thai account on the 10th. This was after the 7th, obviously, and over B50K, but it went through okay, if somewhat slower than usual. I gave them some...
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    Golden tree snake back again. I guess somewhere...

    Golden tree snake back again. I guess somewhere in the world they are golden, here in Thailand I only see green ones.

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    Do you remember who supplied your windows?

    Do you remember who supplied your windows?
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    Sticky: If all goes as planned, I'll travel to UK and...

    If all goes as planned, I'll travel to UK and return with about 9 months to run on the visa. Does that mean I'll need to buy 9 months of insurance before I come back?

    Does it only kick in when you...
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    Squirrels are fast. My ex's sister had a...

    Squirrels are fast.
    My ex's sister had a lurcher. Ugly dog but fastest thing in the park. It used to tease big dogs by getting them to chase it.
    Then one day it chased a squirrel. Squirrel straight...
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    We have a s/s gate maker in our village and he...

    We have a s/s gate maker in our village and he was our first port of call. He gave that 'so busy' nonsense and of course no discount for being local. Maybe he was looking for a farang premium. The...
  50. The area smells wonderful.

    The area smells wonderful.
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