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  1. 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...

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=72979&d=1627396315


    Hey, hang on... that's not Covid-secure. Another Olympic...
  2. 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....
  4. 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!
  6. 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.
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  8. 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! :)
  9. 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?...
  10. 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...
  11. Thread: Street Art

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    ^ Who is it?

    ^ Who is it?
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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!
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ Yep, I cooked half of the chuck roll up...

    ^ Yep, I cooked half of the chuck roll up yesterday.

    I started off with stock, chopped onions and a dollop of tomato puree. I reckon it was cooking for about 6 hours but this was hard to judge...
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    Not in Korat, they don't!

    Not in Korat, they don't!
  19. Thread: Pudding

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    I rooted about in the back of our food cupboard...

    I rooted about in the back of our food cupboard today and found no less than 3 (three) tins of rhubarb. This was a complete surprise and almost rivals my baked bean collection.
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  20. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: ^ That would be very apt if so. For some...

    ^ That would be very apt if so.

    For some reason I have the original name as 'Dran' in my mind because she was the only brown puppy in a litter of black and white pups.

    But, I've always thought...
  21. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: ^ Just under 15 years ago we took on 3 puppies...

    ^ Just under 15 years ago we took on 3 puppies that grew up under this Morlam show stage... they had been named by the show's members... Dran, Den and Din.

    Den I believe means 'sword' or...
  22. Thread: Pudding

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    ^ I can't work out if you're euphemising as well...

    ^ I can't work out if you're euphemising as well now KW, but either way I agree, I think.

    This has all reminded me that I have a couple of tins of rhubarb in the back of the cupboard... after the...
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    ^ It was a serious tree trunk!

    ^ It was a serious tree trunk!
  24. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: I missed this post Klondyke. Our females, when in...

    I missed this post Klondyke. Our females, when in heat seem to accept anything. They're segregated from the 'outside' dogs but I have a feeling they would accept advances from those just as readily....
  25. Thread: Pudding

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    To be honest Looper, that's all very interesting...

    To be honest Looper, that's all very interesting but I was using 'pudding' as a euphemism. :(

    But in the spirit of the thread I'm gonna make an apple pie this weekend!

    It'll take my mind off...
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    With my new health regime I'm stopping the...

    With my new health regime I'm stopping the habitual couple of Leos every night in favour of only having a drink at weekends and on special occasions.

    Last night I had a tin of Thatchers cider...
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    ^ You're never far away from a bowl of peas in...

    ^ You're never far away from a bowl of peas in this house!
  28. Thread: Supper

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    My 85 year-old mum has taken to calling me on...

    My 85 year-old mum has taken to calling me on Whatsapp around 6pm in the evenings... and after asking her to take the phone away from her lughole because it's a video call, without fail she always...
  29. Thread: Supper

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    Pour some hot custard on that slice of cake......

    Pour some hot custard on that slice of cake... and you've got pudding!
  30. Thread: Pudding

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    I haven't had any pudding for some time now......

    I haven't had any pudding for some time now... :02:
  31. Thread: Supper

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    ^ You could grow frozen peas up where you live...

    ^ You could grow frozen peas up where you live Helge.

    My favourite.
  32. Thread: Supper

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    ^ My mum put a roast on the table every single...

    ^ My mum put a roast on the table every single Sunday... never missed a single one (something the wife could learn from).

    Saturday dinner time was usually mince beef, potatoes and peas... and...
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    I've heard people say that it's boring living in...

    I've heard people say that it's boring living in Korat, but I'm having none of it.

    While I've been whiling away my ti... I mean enjoying the last few months here, I've started a new hobby... I now...
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    ^ Not on a family orientated forum, that's for...

    ^ Not on a family orientated forum, that's for sure.


    My habit is to have a light Thai lunch, such as this prawn and squid basil... which as long as it's 'pet nitnoi' I really enjoy.
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  35. Thread: Supper

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    ^^ Tea was the evening meal around 6pm ish. On...

    ^^ Tea was the evening meal around 6pm ish.

    On school days tea was a proper meal but at weekends dinner (at lunch time) was the proper meal and tea (at dinner time) waa a light meal.
  36. Thread: Supper

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    ^^ When I grew up it was breakfast, dinner...

    ^^ When I grew up it was breakfast, dinner (midday) and tea. Lunch was something that posh people ate. Supper was usually a tomato sandwich with a glass of milk.

    We seem to eat late these days and...
  37. Well... 2032... If I'm still going I'll be

    Well... 2032...

    If I'm still going I'll be
  38. Yeah, but maybe it's not all one way traffic... I...

    Yeah, but maybe it's not all one way traffic... I can bring a few ailments to the party!
  39. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ Sorry about that! :) Anyway, I won't bore...

    ^ Sorry about that! :)

    Anyway, I won't bore you guys with my signature fish an' chips made from our organic pla nin caught from the pond yesterday.

    But... I had some batter left over... so what...
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    Has she Welsh blood? There seems to be more...

    Has she Welsh blood?

    There seems to be more than the usual number of digits there!
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    ^ I may have one... let me check Google. TBH...

    ^ I may have one... let me check Google.

    TBH the exercise will do the missus good!
  42. Thread: Dinner

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    Thanks KW... not tonight as we've just had a nice...

    Thanks KW... not tonight as we've just had a nice fish an' chips from the pla nin I caught yesterday.

    So, 6 - 8 hours.... fukk me, the convection oven only goes up to 60 minutes... the wife will...
  43. Thread: Dinner

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    I popped in to Makro today... mainly because I...

    I popped in to Makro today... mainly because I was driving past anyway and was at a loose end... which is a pretty sad admission.

    I saw these beef chuck rolled things and thought I'd just have to...
  44. I bagsy Looper's balcony bed. I'll bring my...

    I bagsy Looper's balcony bed.

    I'll bring my own sheets.
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    It's a hammerhead worm Tunk. I've seen them in...

    It's a hammerhead worm Tunk. I've seen them in our garden as well. They prey on earthworms and should be killed if you value your soil quality... apparently it's best to dissolve them in salt as if...
  46. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    ^ I haven't Tunk and I'm a bit of a reptile lover...

    ^ I haven't Tunk and I'm a bit of a reptile lover so I won't go hunting our ghekos for bait.

    But... in saying that, Maya regularly catches and kills ghekos... she eats many but also leaves a lot...
  47. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    ^^^, ^... Yeah... you're both correct of...

    ^^^, ^...

    Yeah... you're both correct of course... but it's a difficult one because I have no problem with her swimming in the pond, but just not when I'm fishing.

    I was responsible for her...
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    1200 metres... that is high. I wonder why...

    1200 metres... that is high.

    I wonder why that's bad for cooking Yorkshire pud?

    I seem to remember that you can't boil an egg at the top of Mount Everest... something to do with the boiling...
  49. Thread: Dinner

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    ^ Maybe she meant you can't cook it on a long...

    ^ Maybe she meant you can't cook it on a long haul flight?

    How high are you?
  50. Thread: An Isaan Pond

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    ^ My left foot wears an old 'Under Armour' flip...

    ^ My left foot wears an old 'Under Armour' flip flop... we look after our money up in Isaan, Lom.
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