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  1. Was born near there. Had thought the only...

    Was born near there. Had thought the only excitement was the once in a generation mafia hits.
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    Just thought of another one...'He has our full...

    Just thought of another one...'He has our full support and backing.'

    Often said by spokepersons for governments, company boards or selection panels when the going gets tough for a minister, CEO...
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    From personal experience, well, the first wife...

    From personal experience, well, the first wife and my experience with our daughter born in 1986. This is what the nurse told me when it was decided to intervene. I swear if he could have the doctor...
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    Doctor only uses the forceps to guide baby's head.

    Doctor only uses the forceps to guide baby's head.
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    Pretty easy prediction but for the record I'll...

    Pretty easy prediction but for the record I'll state my view that THAI will never ever turn a profit unless it is managed privately and without government influence, and that's not going to happen...
  6. So up here in upper Nan province we missed out on...

    So up here in upper Nan province we missed out on the summer storms this year...and the accompanying blackouts. We've had a couple of overnight showers but little else.
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    Braised pork knuckle and some fancied up mashed...

    Braised pork knuckle and some fancied up mashed potatoes. Pork knuckle from Makro so no chef claims about that.

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    My instilled discipline consists of the timer on...

    My instilled discipline consists of the timer on the smart phone.
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    The wife put some sticky rice on to steam and...

    The wife put some sticky rice on to steam and forgot about it. Been an hour since discovered...got the smoky air out of the house and now working on the sooty smell. Rice buggered as is pan and...
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    Definitely needs full sun, and year round. I laid...

    Definitely needs full sun, and year round. I laid an area of it last year that doesn't have direct sunlight for four months, it died in that part.
  11. So was a shot gun or rifle used? Report says monk...

    So was a shot gun or rifle used? Report says monk shot with a shot gun but then describes a rifle being obtained and hidden. So much Thai journalism is crappily written, short on facts, long on...
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    Less carbs today. Could be none but I'm too lazy...

    Less carbs today. Could be none but I'm too lazy to check up on the mushrooms.

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    Only eat two meals a day Jack, and nothing after...

    Only eat two meals a day Jack, and nothing after 2:00pm last couple of months.
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    Fired up the BBQ for the first time in the year....

    Fired up the BBQ for the first time in the year. Crisped up some pork cumberland sausages. Oven cooked a spinach, mashed potato, tomato sauce and bacon bits concoction. Was alright.

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    Actually I think I'd call them more savoury...

    Actually I think I'd call them more savoury scones ootai but that would likely confuse more folks. But still tasty. BTW, this morning I basted them with sizzling bacon fat after the garlic butter was...
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    This morning was herb scented scrambled eggs,...

    This morning was herb scented scrambled eggs, bacon and cheesy garlic biscuits.

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    Pancakes this morning...from a home made...

    Pancakes this morning...from a home made batter...a new experience for me since it is so easy to get a dry premix. Anyway, the wife enjoyed hers with butter and a passionfruit jam made by Crossroads...
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    No car at the moment. Had to leave it with Toyota...

    No car at the moment. Had to leave it with Toyota a couple of days back. Will spare you the full saga but a rat or rats have damaged electrical wires and the windscreen washer in the engine...
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    Hate having to clean the sandwich/jaffle makers...

    Hate having to clean the sandwich/jaffle makers after a leak. A pet hate of mine. Best luck with that Mendip.
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    Posted the wife's Pork Hung Lay curry in the...

    Posted the wife's Pork Hung Lay curry in the dinner thread yesterday. Well there were leftovers and like many curries/casseroles/etc the flavour had intensified after an overnight spent in the...
  21. Thread: Dinner

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    Top effort by the wife today on a Pork Hung Lay...

    Top effort by the wife today on a Pork Hung Lay curry.

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    Just found this. Kind of relevant... YouTube...

    Just found this. Kind of relevant...

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    Went to Makro Nan today, first trip to Nan in six...

    Went to Makro Nan today, first trip to Nan in six weeks and with the intent would not be going back until June. Where do I start...no blocks of salted butter, no smoked chicken breasts, a whole...
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    Very impressed our two Labradors detected...

    Very impressed our two Labradors detected intruders 40 meters away in the thick undergrowth below our northern boundary while lying in a large bath of dirty water near the front of the property. Less...
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    Last night was the third and worst night by far...

    Last night was the third and worst night by far for flying ants/termites. After being relatively unscathed inside the first two nights we got quite a few in the house and stuck in the window screens...
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    Been sitting next to my bed for more than a...

    Been sitting next to my bed for more than a year...its time has come.

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  27. Pua in northern Nan province allegedly got more...

    Pua in northern Nan province allegedly got more than 30mm last 24 hours. We are less than 5 kilometers from there and doubt we got more than 5mm. Same pattern as last year. I don't believe the gauge...
  28. Thread: Dinner

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    Continuing to make my way through my mum's old...

    Continuing to make my way through my mum's old recipes and in some cases reliving childhood memories. Today it is a bread, butter and jam pudding.

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  29. Mainland Vintage Cheese and a haircut.

    Mainland Vintage Cheese and a haircut.
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    Very very nice.

    Very very nice.
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    So this morning we pull up at a plant nursery and...

    So this morning we pull up at a plant nursery and before I get out of the Hilux I put on my face masks. The wife innocently remarks that I look very handsome. So it would appear that covering up a...
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    Hot days now so lunch today ham and cheese...

    Hot days now so lunch today ham and cheese toasted sandwiches with an own grown lettuce salad....ceasar dressing, chopped cherry tomatoes, sliced gerkins and cracked blacked pepper.

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  33. Thread: Dinner

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    Yep, an Aussie living near Pua in northern Nan...

    Yep, an Aussie living near Pua in northern Nan province. They were canned...Brooks brand. I've had the can for a year and since I've been unable to find them in Tesco, Big C or Makro in Nan, suspect...
  34. Thread: Dinner

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    My first ever peach cobbler; a roaring success...

    My first ever peach cobbler; a roaring success according to both the wife and me.

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  35. Colorado in the mid-90s. Was on my own (with wife...

    Colorado in the mid-90s. Was on my own (with wife and two kids back in Aus) living in hotels while turning around an airports technology business that had oversold the capabilities of our product and...
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    A slow afternoon so I asked the wife if she would...

    A slow afternoon so I asked the wife if she would like some caramel dumplings as a dessert to lunch. (We don't eat dinner here.) She was keen so dusted off the recipe and served it with vanilla ice...
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    Been wanting to buy a new dish washing cloth for...

    Been wanting to buy a new dish washing cloth for a week. At the local Tesco they have the majority of that aisle roped off, by order of the provincial govt the sign says. So cannot buy any cloth or...
  38. Nothing exotic in SE Asia. Two lots of food...

    Nothing exotic in SE Asia. Two lots of food poisoning from different but decent western restaurants in Bangkok...11 and 15 years ago now.
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    ACCC worded the Australian airlines up in the...

    ACCC worded the Australian airlines up in the last several days. It was illegal if not in the ticket T&Cs.
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    Was going to make butter chicken for the first...

    Was going to make butter chicken for the first time but found I was a couple of key ingredients short. So launched into a spicy creamy chicken dish of sorts. From memory salt, ground pepper,...
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    Only recently 'discovered' a pizza restaurant...

    Only recently 'discovered' a pizza restaurant maybe 400 meters from us...across the road and down a little valley that has a small resort in it. The pizzas are simple but really tasty and cooked in a...
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    Pua, in northern Nan province. Think our Tesco is...

    Pua, in northern Nan province. Think our Tesco is literally end of line for distribution. At the start of the year we had a couple of weeks where basic items like yogurt, mushrooms and even potatoes...
  44. Just very hot and very smokey in the upper Nan...

    Just very hot and very smokey in the upper Nan River valley. Some weather models showing the possibility of a storm in the next several days but none align with TMD forecasts. Historically this is...
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    Left the property for the first time in eight...

    Left the property for the first time in eight days this morning...a quick trip to the local Tesco. No eggs or ice cream. Spot where the eggs usually are had been filled with other items so didn't...
  46. Starting to get some nice mulberries from two...

    Starting to get some nice mulberries from two trees we planted just on a year ago.

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    I've taken up prayer...but somewhat hindered by...

    I've taken up prayer...but somewhat hindered by not knowing the God who oversees True internet and television services. If they went down now would be somewhat disturbed. Thankfully the ten wheel...
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    Waking to the worst quality air in Thailand for...

    Waking to the worst quality air in Thailand for the second morning in a row. There is a lot of burning on the mountainsides in the upper Nan valley atm. Virus keeping us on the property all the time;...
  49. Lunch a couple of days ago...our lettuce and...

    Lunch a couple of days ago...our lettuce and tomato.
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  50. This was the lettuce six days ago...24 March. ...

    This was the lettuce six days ago...24 March.

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