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    The standard UK international licence is valid...

    The standard UK international licence is valid for 12 months. Did you get a better deal somewhere?
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    Sticky: Thanks again. I recently bought a butterfly book...

    Thanks again. I recently bought a butterfly book online and it is now sitting waiting for me in UK at my daughter's home. It seems books are not supposed to be posted to Thailand. (Really?)

    I...
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    Our local Mr. DIY store has some heavy duty wood...

    Our local Mr. DIY store has some heavy duty wood dollies, round with strong-looking wheels. I am sure that could carry the weight. I was about to play on one myself then remembered how stupid and...
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    Welcome back. Fingers crossed you dodge that...

    Welcome back. Fingers crossed you dodge that 'close contact' scenario. The you can get into some serious acclimatisation work in a local hostelry.
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    A very small snake I found as I watered the...

    A very small snake I found as I watered the plants. I think a Common bronzeback, although it was above head height so I couldn't see that very clearly. Not much thicker than a pencil so I guess it...
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    Sticky: Wel, Nev was spot on. There are two places near...

    Wel, Nev was spot on. There are two places near me where I can often find one and I think two separate birds but they are shy and I seldom get within 50m, from which distance they look really dark....
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    I have found that various local avocado types...

    I have found that various local avocado types will sprout quite strongly. I have a few looking for space in the garden. I started being interested because they have potential as shade trees here,...
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    Sticky: I was walking aimlessly around the garden, as I...

    I was walking aimlessly around the garden, as I do, and noticed this native plant had been taken over by something. Many leaves half-eaten then rolled up.

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    A bit of investigation confirmed...
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    Sticky: There are a few of these around at the moment. ...

    There are a few of these around at the moment.

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    Sticky: Thanks. I couldn't find it through browsing...

    Thanks. I couldn't find it through browsing online. Maybe it was interested in my nearby pomegranate. I'll need to check.
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    I am curious to know where you get this 80...

    I am curious to know where you get this 80 number. I don't think teams make these details public and whatever difference there is between the cars that is a marginal difference is on top of about...
  12. Well remembered.

    Well remembered.
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    Are you sure? I have it as half past midnight?

    Are you sure? I have it as half past midnight?
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    It seems Marzipan on a flying lap nearly took out...

    It seems Marzipan on a flying lap nearly took out Lewis after a blind corner. Lewis didn't know because the team didn't tell him so the team collectively was penalised. Highlights the issue.
  15. Thread: Dinner

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    That looks like a wine vinegar and shallot...

    That looks like a wine vinegar and shallot dressing. Fairly standard. It has a French name I can't remember. If I have a plateful of oysters then I like to vary the sauces.

    It has been a while....
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    Not sure how it is in Korat but up here where I...

    Not sure how it is in Korat but up here where I am it is cold. A relative term, I know, we aren't going to compete with Somersetshire in the bleak mid-winter. This morning was about 12 °C and I had a...
  17. The age of majority in Thailand is 20. It is...

    The age of majority in Thailand is 20.

    It is possible for minors to be the registered owners on the chanote, for example an inherited property if both parents die, but the court must appoint some...
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    The country is full of sand. They could have vast...

    The country is full of sand. They could have vast runoff areas everywhere. All those walls won't make for a great race, imho.
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    Fark that is scary.

    Fark that is scary.
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    Sticky: To what, then, do you attribute the leap in...

    To what, then, do you attribute the leap in 5-year rolling total deaths?
    More people than would be expected to die have in fact died over the past year and a half. Those numbers don't tell you what...
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    I don't know for a fact that it is the same...

    I don't know for a fact that it is the same thing, but I have made acceptable rice pudding using local sticky rice.

    You cannot seriously be thinking of using up your Thatchers luggage allowance by...
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    Good one. I like the narcissus flowers there, a...

    Good one. I like the narcissus flowers there, a nice touch.
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    Great pics, btw. Next time I'm in Somerset, maybe...

    Great pics, btw. Next time I'm in Somerset, maybe next year, a trip to the Thatchers shop could be on the cards.

    (I am deliberately avoiding the apostrophe. If the name is Thatcher's then their...
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    It is a brand name, so they can choose to have it...

    It is a brand name, so they can choose to have it or not. In these days of the Internet the apostrophe is fast disappearing.

    One example is Smith's crisps. The company name still uses the...
  25. Some of those anti-vaxxers are quite passionate...

    Some of those anti-vaxxers are quite passionate about their cause.
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    Hal, this is my seventh winter and they have...

    Hal, this is my seventh winter and they have varied a lot. Now, end of November, is the earliest I can remember it turning cool. My first winter was Nakhon Phanom province, beside the river. Tesco...
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    FWIW, in this part of Isan the air has been...

    FWIW, in this part of Isan the air has been distinctly chilly in the early mornings. I kid you not, no aircon the last few nights and going outside at 6 a.m. it has been chilly. To the extent that...
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    I can see the whole beast on my laptop. Are you...

    I can see the whole beast on my laptop. Are you looking on a phone or something which is helpfully cropping the pics?
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    Continuing with the Greek theme, I found a stick...

    Continuing with the Greek theme, I found a stick insect in the leaf litter.

    The Latin name for this order of insects is Phasmatodea, which happens to be taken from Greek phasma, meaning a phantom....
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    A couple of interesting visitors in recent days...

    A couple of interesting visitors in recent days including a small Oriental rat snake. No pics, the gf was too busy chasing it away.

    Also a pair of Red-whiskered bulbuls. Attrative birds. They...
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    Sticky: This moth parked itself on the front step the...

    This moth parked itself on the front step the other day.

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    I thought later it was dead, maybe one of the dogs had trodden on it.

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    Later I found it halfway up the front door, so...
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    Erm, it will be December tomorrow. So did you...

    Erm, it will be December tomorrow. So did you just abandon your cold weather gear or leave it for someone else to use? That is expensive clobber.

    At least you have moved on from drinking vinegar....
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    I'd agree with Coots and the others possibly male...

    I'd agree with Coots and the others possibly male Tufted ducks. I cannot make out the tufts on the pics. Nev is your man here.

    Here is an Internet pic:

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  34. He meant to say.

    He meant to say.
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    Mine has an acrylic face. I had been wearing it...

    Mine has an acrylic face. I had been wearing it daily for about ten years when I happened to be with a colleague who was meeting the then MD of Rolex in Hong Kong. This chap noticed my watch and told...
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    Is there much difference between air-fried garlic...

    Is there much difference between air-fried garlic and roasted garlic? Real question, I don't know.
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    I'm not quite sure that I understand this one:

    A Chinese fashion photographer has apologised for her "ignorance" after a picture she shot for French luxury brand Dior sparked outrage.

    Chen...
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    :rolleyes4:

    :rolleyes4:
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    On my mobile, not logged in, I see 2 pictures. ...

    On my mobile, not logged in, I see 2 pictures.

    On my laptop, logged in, I see no pictures.

    What pice of TD wizardry is at work here?
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    That, Misskit, is an achievement to be proud of.

    That, Misskit, is an achievement to be proud of.
  41. My part of Isan is dead as a cemetery. There are...

    My part of Isan is dead as a cemetery. There are only two, small farang bars and they are firmly shut. Maybe some Thai places are open, I'm rarely out at night so I wouldn't know. The Leo stand at...
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    Having tried it I'm not sure about the whole...

    Having tried it I'm not sure about the whole top-loading thing. I'm not especially dextrous and getting things in and out without burning some part of me seems difficult. Also none of the ones I see...
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    Time to get in the early morning run. Did you buy...

    Time to get in the early morning run. Did you buy some new trainers?
  44. 6-0. That is quite a score. I wonder whether the...

    6-0. That is quite a score. I wonder whether the order for them to stop was issued in a hushed tone before a hail of bullets arrived. We'll never know.
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    I did have two air fryers until the larger one...

    I did have two air fryers until the larger one self-destructed. The smaller one is okay for a couple of sausages or a portion of frozen chips. Unless those tinned pies are much smaller than I...
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    Now, there is an idea for a garden shed.

    Now, there is an idea for a garden shed.
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    Same here, I don't give any of them money. I used...

    Same here, I don't give any of them money. I used to give blood but that go too hard in the UK, I had either travelled to the wrong countries or had acupuncture other than on the NHS. I'd still give...
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    Like that, of that ilk, a note that gets re-used,...

    Like that, of that ilk, a note that gets re-used, occasionally. Should have got there, tbf. At 85 her mower has to be electric. Not a great leap from there.

    Great pic of a frosty morning. Nice to...
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    Manacles attached naughtily and chained legs...

    Manacles attached naughtily and chained legs easily spread.
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    I'm surprised you can these days. Did the RMP...

    I'm surprised you can these days. Did the RMP stop by for a chat?
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