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    We took a trip to Udon Thani for the first time...

    We took a trip to Udon Thani for the first time in 3 months, I needed to get an ear infection sorted at AEK.

    The hospital was pretty empty, very few patients, and several normally regular doctors...
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    Sticky: Why wait until 15 June? Enforce this now, already...

    Why wait until 15 June? Enforce this now, already several months too late.

    I also think everyone entering the country should be quarantined for 2 weeks. It will restrict arrivals to UK residents...
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    As I posted previously PIA => Perhaps I'll...

    As I posted previously PIA => Perhaps I'll Arrive... Heard that back in the late '80's, would never consider flying with them.

    There are those that choose to fly for the price, those that choose...
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    Newspaper exposes world"s 'safest' populations...

    Newspaper exposes world"s 'safest' populations are perhaps exposed ridiculously.
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    Sticky: I'll try Nev, but not easy for me. That munia...

    I'll try Nev, but not easy for me. That munia above has no detail when I take a shot. In the garden, the dogs scare them away too easily. I have a week to see what I can manage.

    Nice pic btw...
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    Electrical storm directly over our house today....

    Electrical storm directly over our house today. Had enough warning (visual) to pull every plug, get dogs in, and watch with cold beer. Just as well, ground lightning striking very close, like light...
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    They have cancelled the evening flight from Udon...

    They have cancelled the evening flight from Udon but kept the morning one for June. I guess there weren't enough takers to make it worthwhile. Screws me up a tad, difficult to get to airport for...
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    With Trump there is no lowest level. It's a...

    With Trump there is no lowest level. It's a bottomless pit that he's falling into. Best pull the eject handle in November.

    ...
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    Gadgets are definitely good entertainment to...

    Gadgets are definitely good entertainment to start.
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    Nightmares in guest house that moved all rooms...

    Nightmares in guest house that moved all rooms every sunrise.
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    Sticky: I don't think the virus distinguishes, it'll...

    I don't think the virus distinguishes, it'll happily take out the good along with the bad.
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    Sticky: Are they? I thought it was the expected outcome...

    Are they? I thought it was the expected outcome of reducing restrictions. The idea was to flatten the curve so as not to overwhelm medical services, not to eradicate the virus. The only way to stop...
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    ^ So you're suggesting the NHS should be scrapped...

    ^ So you're suggesting the NHS should be scrapped as well then?
  14. Several strange things I've brought home over the...

    Several strange things I've brought home over the years.

    I woke up with a hobby horse after May day celebrations in Padstow. No idea how it got there, I swear I brought back a fair maiden.
    ...
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    The gardener won B3,500 on the lottery today. He...

    The gardener won B3,500 on the lottery today. He brought me 2 bottles of leo and the wife 3 bottles of full moon.

    He was well chuffed.
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    I went to get the car serviced in Sakon Nakhon...

    I went to get the car serviced in Sakon Nakhon city today and a trip to the only shopping arcade, Robinson's.

    Only people wearing masks at car service were us and the girl serving coffee. Not very...
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    ^^ Add an inch or two of ginger to that pumpkin...

    ^^ Add an inch or two of ginger to that pumpkin soup, it gives it a really lovely flavour.
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    Your fundamental misunderstanding Chas is what a...

    Your fundamental misunderstanding Chas is what a socialist society is. The EU is based on capitalist market economy principles not socialist ones. I suggest you go and find out the difference.
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    Sticky: ^ Always wondered what these birds were. Seen a...

    ^ Always wondered what these birds were. Seen a few in my garden but never managed to get a photo. I don't see them until they are startled or have an obstructed view.

    Thanks for the ident...lots...
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    Beds Jack, beds. So Chas, what has the UK...

    Beds Jack, beds.


    So Chas, what has the UK gained?

    Have all those Polish shops disappeared yet?
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    Elephant liquor, extremely powerful, helps...

    Elephant liquor, extremely powerful, helps acquiesce, numbing tensions.
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    Sticky: ^ Oh it's going to be the driest May on record, I...

    ^ Oh it's going to be the driest May on record, I think I'll buy a bike with no mudguards...:rolleyes:
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    Why is Boris seeking a trade deal at all with the...

    Why is Boris seeking a trade deal at all with the EU if, as you say, the EU is no longer of value or interest.

    Do you know what the UK are seeking as part of the trade deal? Do you know why they...
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    ^ I fly back to Germany week after next... So...

    ^ I fly back to Germany week after next...

    So that 'demeaning of the poster' didn't really work did it...

    FOS...
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    Thanks for that info, I didn't know. Is it made ...

    Thanks for that info, I didn't know. Is it made available by the chairman of the meeting. I didn't see any controls on the (free) WebEx personal, I downloaded just for the meeting.




    They...
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    FOS.....

    FOS.....
  27. Thread: Perfect chips

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    King Edwards make a decent chip. Agee with...

    King Edwards make a decent chip.

    Agee with Nev about best way to cook them.
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    Sticky: ^^ I only cycle when dry as well, but have a...

    ^^ I only cycle when dry as well, but have a trekking bike with mudguards and panniers. Bike is heavy but nice to ride. I can get a small BBQ on the back as well.
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    Germany is opening restrictions on European...

    Germany is opening restrictions on European arrivals on 14 June. Those coming from outside Europe are required to stay in quarantine for 14 days. This quarantine means NO leaving your apartment apart...
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    Sticky: I thought you were in NW England where there is...

    I thought you were in NW England where there is ne'er a week without rain...

    ...so you carry a mudguard with you?
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    Tangerine and nectarine give evergreen restaurant...

    Tangerine and nectarine give evergreen restaurant insightful natural energy
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    Vote for an Idiot, get idiocy...simple as that.

    Vote for an Idiot, get idiocy...simple as that.
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    Still in denial of reality then and trying to...

    Still in denial of reality then and trying to deflect from answering the question.

    My circumstances are irrelevant and you have little understanding of my surroundings.
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    Sticky: Apologies, I missed your post earlier Not very...

    Apologies, I missed your post earlier

    Not very easy to tell what it is from the photo. There are some large carpenter bees (Apidae genus Xylocopa) and a lot of different hawkmoths (family...
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    Sticky: Is there a thread about Trump pulling the US out...

    Is there a thread about Trump pulling the US out of the WHO? Like that's gonna help the US tackle the problem...

    Anyway, the US can give one years notice and pay up, that the rules...

    With...
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    Old Perculiar is the weakest there at 5.8% (I...

    Old Perculiar is the weakest there at 5.8% (I didn't think it was that strong, more like 5.5%). One of my old favourites.

    King Goblin would be next at 6.6%.

    I don't drink beer above that level...
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    er, perhaps because it is of value to the UK? If...

    er, perhaps because it is of value to the UK? If it wasn't, the UK had plenty of opportunity to walk away.

    The UK didn't take those opportunities.

    Figured it out yet?
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    The wife bought me a box of Singha beer without...

    The wife bought me a box of Singha beer without being prompted. First drink for a week and it's got the head going all fuzzy ... nice feeling.
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    Sticky: ^ The UK are still publishing figures in the...

    ^ The UK are still publishing figures in the order of 2,000 cases a day. However, unlike other countries, they are not providing the number of active cases or the number of recoveries.

    I'd say...
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    Sticky: 51566 The Yamfly: Loxura Atymnus...

    51566


    The Yamfly: Loxura Atymnus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loxura_atymnus


    I posted a photo of one earlier in the thread but think this is better quality, besides it's on my patio rather...
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    Remote conference calls two weeks running, audio...

    Remote conference calls two weeks running, audio only and no briefing beforehand. Lots of silent moments as you can't pass a note around or have a whisper in someone's ear. In the end there were 10...
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    I liked this article, re Johnson and Cummings,...

    I liked this article, re Johnson and Cummings, from the ForeignPolicy: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/05/29/cummings-boris-johnson-lockdown-britain-lying/

    FP is US based, so plain talking without...
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    Sticky: What's with the trend to ride bikes without...

    What's with the trend to ride bikes without mudguards? Like all that sh1t up your back?

    I managed 150 full golf swings yesterday. (in practice not playing a game). That was enough for a couple of...
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    Sticky: From that study: That report suggested...

    From that study:



    That report suggested that those with Type-2 diabetes are at higher risk than those with Type-1 but gives the caveat that there were only a limited number of patients with...
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    Sauciers absolutely united concerning...

    Sauciers absolutely united concerning ingredients: espagnole requires stockings
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    ^ Rather than crack them open, he just needs to...

    ^ Rather than crack them open, he just needs to put them in a bowl of water to get an idea of age. They may be old and tasteless but they'll stink if they have gone rotten.

    The wife likes to buy...
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    Epicureans prefer Indian caviar, usually Russian...

    Epicureans prefer Indian caviar, usually Russian eggs are needlessly salted.
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    Meanwhile I bet Boris wishes he could have a bit...

    Meanwhile I bet Boris wishes he could have a bit of that 750bn EU stimulus package.

    Soon be June and the end of any possible delays, except no-one bothers with those cut-offs any longer.

    Is DC...
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