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    Proud as can be..

    For the last couple of years Joy, my better half, has been attending a sort of night school / adult education thing that they run, here in the village.

    It's a once a week session, on a Wednesday evening, with the occasional all day session at weekends.

    I've always supported her in this but, to be frank never really thought much of it.

    Well, we've just had a phone call from the regional director of the adult education scheme and Joy has been selected to represent the region at a 4 day conference in Bangkok starting next Monday.

    She gets an all expenses paid 4 day trip to BKK to meet reps from all over Thailand.

    How fokin good is that.

    Just wanted to tell someone.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post

    How fokin good is that.
    Pretty "foking" good I would say. Kudos to her.

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    Congratulations to her - way to go!

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    Oh ye of little faith good on Mrs JJ, hope she has a nice time

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    Great news mate and Joy must be so proud.

    Without being too nosy, and I imagine it is an exciting event for her but what will be her next step up the ladder?

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    A few celebratory drinks down at Smug Farang Bore's bar then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    She gets an all expenses paid 4 day trip to BKK to meet reps from all over Thailand.
    Is reps short for reprobates?
    Only kidding. Good to hear that an investment of time over a couple of years has reaped some reward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    what will be her next step up the ladder?
    Learning to read.

    No, I'm joking,

    I don't know. we'll see how she goes, and what she wants to do.

    Joy married young, is a grandmother to Im, aged 2, and, like many women from a rural background had little formal education.

    Now that her kids have left the roost it's up to her to do what she wants and, if further ed. is what she wants to do, good on her.

    She'll get all the support she needs as far as I'm concerned.

    Books are good and it's good to see people investigating them.

    We'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    A few celebratory drinks down at Smug Farang Bore's bar then?
    I wish. Maybe I should pop down for a couple of days whilst she's at the conference.

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    Congratulations to Pa Joy. Hope she has a grand time in Bangkok.

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    is it a paid trip for 2...or just 1 ? Bus or plane ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    is it a paid trip for 2...or just 1 ? Bus or plane ?
    Her and her teacher.

    Bus.

    Some grotty hotel somewhere.

    She has to wear blue shirts ?

    Apparently there'll be over 1000 + people from all over Thailand.

    If I go down I'll fly and do my own thing.

    Book shops and so on.........................

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    Well done to her mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    Well done to her mate!
    Thanks.

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    Congrats to the brighter half
    well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    what will be her next step up the ladder?
    Reading about JJ in 'Australia's Most wanted'!


    Exceptional, mate . . . very, very well done. Made me sit here with a big smile for you and Joy

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    Cheers all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat
    Reading about JJ in 'Australia's Most wanted'!
    Can't green ya, thanks anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelmate
    Congrats to the brighter half well done.
    "brighter half" is right. Thanks, mate.

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    Fair play mate, pride in somebody you love is a great feeling innit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    Book shops and so on.........................
    Great.........bad news the books are still with me.........good news I have got some more from a mate.........beter news I can hand over the box to you in Bangkok.

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    Mate, just take 'em to the post office. It's real easy. Cheap as chips.

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    Loytoy, seems like you should rethink your code for "let's go out while your missus is at the conference".

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    Well done to the lady.
    I get real satisfaction when the other half achieves a goal.
    Looks like Ms Joy has surpassed hers, so I can imagine both of you are as pleased as punch.
    Good on her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    Fair play mate, pride in somebody you love is a great feeling innit.
    Never a truer word, mate,

    Never a truer word.

    Thanks.

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