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    @KW - the WIFE is in CAPS. Save the best for last.

    And as far as I know, in TH (same as in PI), the wife (the national) owns the land. Something to think about. Remember the Jimbob story? Peace...

    Edit: up to Mendip what he does. He's an adult. We're all adults, and we all have opinions (as well as arse/ ass holes). Lol. Peace all.
    Last edited by katie23; 25-11-2020 at 12:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    So remember, in those cold winter nights, think of the daughter, the dogs AND the WIFE.
    Peace.
    Katie, the reason I didn't mention missing the wife is because that of course goes without saying!

    Of course I miss her! And like many Thai wives, my darling wife doesn't have a jealous bone in her body and I'm sure she would just laugh at my futile attempts to woo my French colleague... who isn't even here!

    Yes, she's not even here... she's in France!

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    ^Great cover-up there Playa, the bone in her body reference was pure genius too

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    FTFY



    Mendip, you've surpassed being a Cheap Charlie (and I'm one ... we prefer the term Value Hunter) and now officially, as the Thai's say ... Kee Nok.

    FFS Man, buy a Jumper/Waterproof Jacket!

    Covid, combined with Pneumonia is a killer ... meaning your gorgeous Daughter will have no Dad to love and fuss over her.

    Thank you for your concern Dave.

    I have a great North Face coat but the zip's broken. It's hardly been worn either. I'm OK if the rain comes straight down like we're used to in the tropics, but here it seems to come from the sides, and from underneath for that matter.

    And as I've said many times before, it's not a case of being Kee Nok... it's just a lack of opportunity. After 11 hours of work I don't have the time or inclination to go clothes shopping.

    Also, the Covid levels in Sweden are now taking off... it seems that their strategy of no lockdowns, no mask wearance and only giving out advice rather than instruction isn't really working. I think I'm better off just avoiding busy places for the time being, and if I don't go anywhere I don't need winter clothes! But I'm still going to The Red Lion tonight, it's my one evening out!

    And Dave, things aren't that bad.

    This morning as I got ready for work...

    I don't think I'm quite at the 'buying new socks stage' just yet. All four pairs of my socks have gone like this within a week or so, with holes on the inside ankles. It's not my nails that are the problem Lom, but I don't know what's causing this? I rarely wear socks normally and this is outside of my experience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^Great cover-up there Playa, the bone in her body reference was pure genius too
    Does bribery work on you HW?

    Did you realise that you star on the September page of Dan's calendar?

    All I need is a promise of 1000 Baht to your nearest dog home (or more if you like) and this could be hanging on your wall by Christmas!

    I'd need an address to send it to as well... and I appreciate that could be awkward. I don't need names... but just an address to send it to. Any address.

    Hurry while stocks last! Top quality card and A3!

    Last edited by Mendip; 25-11-2020 at 02:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Does bribery work on you HW?
    Possibly, but not normally from geezers what have holes in their socks!

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    Holy socks Batman!

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    I've done gigs in various locations with adverse weather conditions. I found a combination of an inner fleece and a gortex outer worked best, either being worn separately or together. As 'Black Friday' is this week, there are bargains to be had. Check out Amazon.co.uk, pay the extra for express delivery, and it should be at your door within 3 days. An example:

    Berghaus Men's Prism PolarTec Interactive Fleece Jacket, Black/Black, L: Amazon.co.uk: Clothing

    Berghaus Men's Hillwalker Interactive Gore Tex Waterproof Jacket, Black/Black, L: Amazon.co.uk: Clothing

    Get a jacket with a built in hood in the collar.

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    Something like this will keep your head warm and looks smart.


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    ^^
    I like the look of that Berghaus raincoat... I'll look into this, thanks PAG!


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    Maybe I should get a couple of whippets as well to keep me company?

    I'm still not from Yorkshire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I've heard that my French friend may be coming back for a second rotation
    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    do I visit my mum in Somerset over Christmas? She wants me to stay but I'm very worried about taking Covid back to her as she's 84
    This is a good excuse for requesting a socially distanced doggystyle drilling Mendip.

    Put a framed picture of your dear old mum on the bedside table to tug at Frenchie's heart strings and persuade her to present her hind quarters.

    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    We're all adults, and we all have opinions (as well as arse/ ass holes). Lol.
    An innovative suggestion and radical thinking outside the box from Katie. Technically it could would probably still count as cheating though.

    Also you possibly do not wanna bust this bold move on a first date. Pity she isn't a yerman lady.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I'm sure she would just laugh at my futile attempts to woo my French colleague...
    High risk strategy, but sneaking in the elves' entrance could be a seasonal salve to the conscience and also present some Bill Clintonesque denial options.



    Have you been using those bad boys for milking the man-udder Mendip? Might wanna get your man-yoghurt pH tested at the clinic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    All four pairs of my socks have gone like this within a week or so, with holes on the inside ankles. It's not my nails that are the problem Lom, but I don't know what's causing this? I rarely wear socks normally and this is outside of my experience.

    Probably an issue with your footwear. Look for places in the heel area that might cause a bit of rubbing; possibly just some inner stitching that needs trimmed or some other minor issue.

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    ^^ Aah... I though I'd diverted the thread away from this topic Looper...

    Some valid points Looper... and food for thought...

    ... and if only I'd brought my pond water pH testing kit along with me! It doesn't matter how much you travel, there's always something to forget.

    Someone as astute as you will no doubt have noticed you sit under HW on September...

    Can I bribe you onto a different topic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Probably an issue with your footwear. Look for places in the heel area that might cause a bit of rubbing; possibly just some inner stitching that needs trimmed or some other minor issue.
    Aah good... is that a green light to keep using them as a mastabatory aid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Aah good... is that a green light to keep using them as a mastabatory aid?
    I hadn't thought of that angle, Mendip. Let me get back to you on that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I like the look of that Berghaus raincoat... I'll look into this, thanks PAG!
    I'm missing my dark green Burberry's long wax coat and the matching hunters hat I bought in England.
    Not that I need it here but I know exactly what shitty weather you have in Gothenburg now and now I'm missing going out in a rainy autumn or winter evening in that coat and being completely unaffected by the weather.
    May the bridges I burn light my way

    Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny...

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    @looper - as I've said earlier, we're all adults and are responsible for our actions. Actions have consequences.

    That being said, I do not condone cheating on one's partner, especially if it's a committed relationship. I've seen many heartaches and broken families as a product of long distance relationships.

    Edit: if it's an open relationship, then it's another matter bcos the rules are different.

    One true story - this was a classmate/ neighbor of mine from high school. I called her mom "auntie" - our moms were friends. Her dad worked as an engineer for several years in Saudi. The (legal) family didn't know that their dad, in the later years, had an affair (and an illegitimate kid) with another woman. The dad was coming home to the PI, but not to his first family - he had a 2nd family.

    The first family didn't know about the other woman/ kid until after the dad died (in his 50s, I think) and left something for the 2nd family in his will. This was before smartphones & social media. The kids from the 1st family (one of whom was my classmate) and the wife, harbored resentment for their dad/ husband.

    I know of many more stories, fit for a soap opera - usually involving OFWs. But I don't want to pollute Mendip's thread too much.

    Peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Thank you for your concern Dave.

    I don't think I'm quite at the 'buying new socks stage' just yet. All four pairs of my socks have gone like this within a week or so, with holes on the inside ankles. It's not my nails that are the problem Lom, but I don't know what's causing this? I rarely wear socks normally and this is outside of my experience.
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    Just change the socks to the other foot then the holes will be on the outside i.e. no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Something like this will keep your head warm and looks smart.
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    You do know he's a geologist don't you, smart and geologist just never go together!

    Mendip
    If you bought a cap like that you would look like a dork, so i suppose you would then be a "daft dork from York".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
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    You do know he's a geologist don't you, smart and geologist just never go together!

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    Given I completed half a degree in Geology I might take offence at that, it than half perhaps means I am a failed geologist, so I won’t say anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Maybe I should get a couple of whippets
    Ones enough.

    Don't forget to buy a muzzle:

    My post-lockdown commute back to work-muzzle-jpg


    Stops them nipping your ankles and possibly ruining your socks.

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    Mendip ... looks positively toasty over the weekend ... Max of +1C

    Don't forget the sunscreen

    My post-lockdown commute back to work-screenshot_2020-11-26-gothenburg-weather-google

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
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    Just turn the socks inside out then the holes will be on the outside i.e. no problem
    You can always rely on an engineer...


    Wednesday night is The Red Lion night, my only evening out of the week.

    On the way... and this is why landlubbers shouldn't wear shipping lights... this is where the whole thing falls apart and is just an accident waiting to happen.

    This dogwalker lady has her starboard light on her port elbow and her port light on her starboard dog.



    And another... no lights this time, or dogs for that matter. But worthy of a photo nonetheless.



    The Red Lion was near deserted... the Swedes are starting to get very worried about Covid and cases in Gothenburg are on the up in a big way. My mate flies back home to Italy on Friday and this will be my last outing for the time being. I need to avoid contacts in preparation of a trip back to the UK see my mum over Christmas.

    In the meantime, my first Red Lion fish and chips for three weeks was superb as always... how time flies.





    One strange thing... I ran out of hand sanitiser and found a new pot in a pocket in my bag. I seem to remember picking it up at a 7-Eleven in Bangkok before I left a few months ago.

    A warning... it's bladdy horrible stuff... it stinks and made my hands all sticky. I had to go to the toilet and wash them which kind of defeated the purpose. I gave my mate a squirt as well and he was none too impressed.


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    Well, this wasn't in the brochure...

    You have two choices in Gothenburg this time of year... wet and cold, or dry and bladdy freezing.



    A cold walk in this morning... Korat feels an awful long way off just now.





    This brought back some long ago memories...

    As a teenager I well remember early winter starts at the mushroom farm I worked at, and having to stand on the bonnet of my car to piss on the windscreen to thaw it out. That was after pissing on the lock to get the key in. I don't miss that kind of stuff.





    They say that cold and crisp is better than warm (not so cold) and wet... but not in a short-sleeved summer shirt and a coat with a broken zip.

    I'm going shopping tomorrow for a jumper.

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