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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?

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=58985&d=1603114966'

    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...

    Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love (Official Music Video) - YouTube
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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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    ^^^ Did I hear the word 'peas'! A very nice...

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    Did I hear the word 'peas'!

    A very nice from me too... I love those flat fish... flounder, sole, plaice, turbot, etc... and used to eat it loads when growing up in the UK, back when there...
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    Not to mention Bristol City at the top of the Championship!
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    ^^ Happy... I don't have a good track record...

    ^^

    Happy... I don't have a good track record with lotto tickets...

    To be honest that Seiko is a bit 'dressy' for me.

    This is the one I've got my eye on... or very similar.
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    AO, you are very correct but it's just not for...

    AO, you are very correct but it's just not for me. I quite like walking anyway.

    The system seems great however and once you've downloaded the app you can find the closest scooter by GPS, jump on...
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    Sadly if you look at the second pic closely the...

    Sadly if you look at the second pic closely the pin is in place but the actual link has worn through... and there are a few more on their way.

    I guess 30 years of my wrist movements... plus...
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    It goes pretty well with cold chicken as well...

    It goes pretty well with cold chicken as well Lom... I hope you realise how much I respect your opinion!

    Although to be honest I think the Gato Negro was better...
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    I hope you've got some kind of one way system...

    I hope you've got some kind of one way system enforced on that balcony to keep the constant flow of traffic socially distanced?
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    ^ Aah, but it just wouldn't be the same Klondyke!...

    ^ Aah, but it just wouldn't be the same Klondyke!

    I used to get regular requests from colleagues for fake Rolexes from Thailand, and I tried to explain that there are good fakes and bad fakes.
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    ^^ HW... story of my life, I've never been very...

    ^^ HW... story of my life, I've never been very good at spotting an investment.

    What I liked about the Airking Date was that it isn't at all gaudy and most people don't realise it is a Rolex.
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    No problem! One Singular Sensation = $...

    No problem!

    One Singular Sensation = $
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    I started the day a bit pissed of today......

    I started the day a bit pissed of today... another early start on a Saturday... and my bladdy shower head is slipping down the railing again. The plaster wasn't as waterproof as the label suggested...
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    Despite the food and long work hours I am...

    Despite the food and long work hours I am enjoying Sweden. It's got a nice feel to it and I think I prefer it to Norway.

    Things are going well with the work and I may end up hanging my hat with...
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    This girl doesn't seem to be 'knee weak' for...

    This girl doesn't seem to be 'knee weak' for me... in fact she's been giving me some strange looks.

    I think it'll be safer not to try out my new Swedish phrases on her.





    There's...
  36. Never been there HH... maybe next year you can...

    Never been there HH... maybe next year you can take me?

    I was once pulling down this old rotten wooden cover above an outside fan when two of these b@stards fell out and landed on my head and...
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    I found it! It was in an old thread started by...

    I found it! It was in an old thread started by Tomcat about great inventions!
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    Great stuff ootai... you'll be amazed at how...

    Great stuff ootai... you'll be amazed at how quickly the warren hens get used to having a life and all their natural instincts will come back fast, once allowed.

    The 'chicken ramp' is essential to...
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    Our dogs will nail snakes but leave these centipedes well alone... just just follow them around at a distance barking and waiting for me to sort it out (I don't kill them... they go over the wall...
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    US man avoids jail in Thailand over bad resort...

    US man avoids jail in Thailand over bad resort review

    A US man in Thailand who was arrested for writing a negative hotel review will avoid legal action and jail time.

    Wesley Barnes had posted...
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    The shower was fixed with a waterproof plaster...

    The shower was fixed with a waterproof plaster wrapped around the railing, not chewing gum, which would have been a complete bodge.

    And there will be no invoice... it's all part of the service. To...
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    I'll check it out Katie... but if it makes me ill...

    I'll check it out Katie... but if it makes me ill I won't be happy!

    Hopefully you can get it in a normal supermarket and I won't have to go to some specialist shop for stinking rotten fish?
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    ^ Maybe I've been a bit slow here? One thing I...

    ^ Maybe I've been a bit slow here?

    One thing I have noticed here is that even the older girls who have caught my attention... are still at least 20 years younger than I. This particular girl is...
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    ^ Great, I'm assuming it's BYO? And that's food,...

    ^ Great, I'm assuming it's BYO? And that's food, not alcohol! :)


    I had a much better day today... was even asked a few questions and my opinion on a few things... which totally ruined my...
  45. Thread: Daily Moan

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    You won't get much gardening done for 30 quid!

    You won't get much gardening done for 30 quid!
  46. Thread: Daily Moan

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    I don't know... but I know a man who does! :) ...

    I don't know... but I know a man who does! :)



    I'm gonna have to re-assess the wages I'm paying, although my gardener does a lot more than just cut the grass.
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    I see that... and it does help very much. ...

    I see that... and it does help very much.

    Thanks to everyone!

    And there's still a small bottle of Chang with your name on when I do eventually return for a drink in Bangkok.

    Maybe some...
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    Yes... I need to learn this. I've always...

    Yes... I need to learn this. I've always freelanced but usually at places I'm established and known... this is different. But all said and done, if they knew what they were doing I wouldn't have had...
  49. Thread: Pool Plans

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    Just hire a gardener mate... two birds with one...

    Just hire a gardener mate... two birds with one stone and all that...
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    ^ Many thanks again OhOh... good advice and very...

    ^ Many thanks again OhOh... good advice and very much appreciated.

    I hope Day 7 has been OK for you!

    But all said and done... I've been doing some thinking and this is all pretty shit for me.
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