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    There's no escaping Christmas here... Even the...

    There's no escaping Christmas here...

    Even the ferries have gone festive.

    The Stena Jutlandica on her way in from Frederikshavn this morning.
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    ^ Yeah, Covid is definitely on the up in Sweden....

    ^ Yeah, Covid is definitely on the up in Sweden. I spoke to my manager yesterday who had made a rare trip into the office... and she says that people are starting to get very worried. The Swedish...
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    Lucky bugger! That's a nasty looking brown...

    Lucky bugger!

    That's a nasty looking brown stain you've got on your pillow there, by the way...
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    A minute too late... :(

    A minute too late... :(
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    28cm?

    28cm?
  6. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ That's life mate... but it looked nice all the...

    ^ That's life mate... but it looked nice all the same.


    Life is also about making decisions...


    Eeny meeny miny...

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    I'm getting into uncharted territory this work...

    I'm getting into uncharted territory this work trip... I'm on my fourth tube of toothpaste, my socks are wearing out and this morning I took my last vitamin pill.
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    I've started doing my own haircuts this year with...

    I've started doing my own haircuts this year with a beard trimmer.

    This is partly because it's been so hard to get to a barbers with such long offshore and office work trips, and partly because I...
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    I told my wife that when I croak it she can just...

    I told my wife that when I croak it she can just chuck me in the pond for the fish to eat.

    I quite like the idea of returning back to nature and don't really care for a headstone.

    I just hope...
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    If I click on Settings, I get these options at...

    If I click on Settings, I get these options at the bottom left of the page. Try the Profile Privacy menu, or maybe some others?

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    My problem was this... I was told that people...

    My problem was this...

    I was told that people couldn't see photos in my threads unless they were logged in... Ootai used to complain about this!

    I usually load photos by first uploading them...
  12. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ Are you talking one picture up, or two pictures...

    ^ Are you talking one picture up, or two pictures up? :)
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    ^ I'm way ahead of ya KW... I have a couple of...

    ^ I'm way ahead of ya KW... I have a couple of old pairs of trousers for offshore.

    I wear them on laundry day... and yes, I do do laundry every week.

    The office is completely deserted apart...
  14. Thread: Pool Plans

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    No, definitely not. It shouldn't have ducks on it...

    No, definitely not. It shouldn't have ducks on it either.
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    Sad times in the Mendip household... I was told...

    Sad times in the Mendip household... I was told yesterday that Robin Hood has passed on.

    RIP Robin. He was only young, maybe 3 or years, so this was a surprise.

    Here he was in all his glory.
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  16. Thread: Pool Plans

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    JP, have you considered putting a net over the...

    JP, have you considered putting a net over the top?

    My wife sent me these pics from our much neglected pool this morning...

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    ^ Well there's a thought... but I've never...

    ^ Well there's a thought... but I've never noticed them.

    I'm on to it!

    Oh, and as to your comment above, yes, I did add a few extra peas!

    And, I do go out some times and have noticed mask...
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    Our routine goes like this... I lay out the...

    Our routine goes like this...

    I lay out the stuff I need for a work trip on the sofa for my wife to pack. She seems to think that because she's female, that make her a better folder and packer...
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    My all time favourite Christmas movie is Jingle...

    My all time favourite Christmas movie is Jingle All The Way.

    Every year my daughter and I watch this together on Christmas Eve.

    Covid has put paid to that this year of course, and it's not on...
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    Thanks again guys for your ongoing advice and...

    Thanks again guys for your ongoing advice and concern regarding my warmth.

    While talking to the wife yesterday I mentioned that I was thinking of buying a new jumper and she asked why I was doing...
  21. Thread: Manwiches

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    That does look very good! You have a similar...

    That does look very good!

    You have a similar food style to a previous poster, Joe.
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    Well, this wasn't in the brochure... You have...

    Well, this wasn't in the brochure...

    You have two choices in Gothenburg this time of year... wet and cold, or dry and bladdy freezing.
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  23. Some more pics here... Thailand: Rare and...

    Some more pics here...

    Thailand: Rare and 'ancient' whale skeleton discovered

    An almost perfectly preserved whale skeleton thought to be between 3,000 and 5,000 years old has been discovered in...
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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...
  33. 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"...
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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?
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    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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  42. 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...
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    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...
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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...
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