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by Vital Spark
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there all
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: Hi there all

Hi Ken and welcome. :thumb:

Are you here on holiday or for a long stay? You can certainly have a great time on the forum as we're a pretty friendly bunch.

VS
by Vital Spark
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Massive exodus from Bangkok - 7 deadly days of Songkran begin
Replies: 29
Views: 2009

Re: Massive exodus from Bangkok - 7 deadly days of Songkran begin

This "7 Deadly Days" thing is a myth. According to the yearly road death figures, then actually it's safer to drive around during these major holiday times than it is to do so normally by about 5-10% due to the police actually being forced into doing their job more actively than usual due to politi...
by Vital Spark
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Caption Competition
Replies: 10137
Views: 207277

Re: Caption Competition

Following the recent shark attack in Hua Hin, the local government have decided introduce safe paddling streets.
by Vital Spark
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi
Replies: 81
Views: 4278

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

... it would be more prudent regarding sharks and sea life around Hua Hin for a English speaker to ask a local with local knowledge, who have far more knowledge on this subject, than any of us English speakers on this forum :) I very rarely ask a Thai about anything to do with wildlife, as I find t...
by Vital Spark
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2018 F1 News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Chinese GP

Well done Parahandy, for getting the highest score for the race and now leading the cumulative leader board.

Biggest climber this week is pharvey, and biggest loser is RZR (those early bird points do help quite a bit).
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by Vital Spark
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: White Board
Topic: Lost Dog - Pranburi Forest - FOUND
Replies: 21
Views: 1945

Re: Lost Dog - Pranburi Forest - FOUND

What a relief for the lovely little dog and her owners.

I'm also hugely relieved, as every time I looked on the site and saw the title of the post, it just broke my heart.

VS
by Vital Spark
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Electric kettle in hotel rooms?
Replies: 10
Views: 523

Re: Electric Kettle?

This is what we've got.

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You can buy on AliExpress - $1.70!
by Vital Spark
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Electric kettle in hotel rooms?
Replies: 10
Views: 523

Re: Electric Kettle?

We found during our travels that most Asian hotels don't have kettles - it's a kind of Western thing. We got round that by buying one of those plug in elements off the net JohnD is talking about. We pack a couple of mugs, teaspoon and coffee and we're sorted.

VS
by Vital Spark
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Pivotal moments in life.
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Pivotal moments in life.

Mr.VS and I were chewing the cud (actually having a glass of champagne) the other night, talking about what we’d done so far in our lives, and why we’d made certain decisions when we did. It dawned on me that when we decided to pack up our lives in the UK and come to Thailand I was 36 and Mr.VS was ...
by Vital Spark
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Niece in UK wants to be expat - finding work in Thailand
Replies: 17
Views: 1034

Re: Niece in UK wants to be expat - finding work in Thailand

How old is your niece, RCer? If she likes young kids, there's quite a high demand here for females to teach at kindergardens. I agree with HHTel about getting a TEFL certificate before she leaves the UK. However, if she hasn't got a degree, she can still get a job. I know of a few people teaching he...
by Vital Spark
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Back in the UK after 14 years
Replies: 77
Views: 4019

Re: Back in the UK after 14 years

Of course I was referring to the black ones in the family (that prefer to place a few bets), rather than the cute white ones that enjoy gamboling. :oops:

VS
by Vital Spark
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Back in the UK after 14 years
Replies: 77
Views: 4019

Re: Back in the UK after 14 years

I only realise how well-trained Mr.VS is when we have males (esp. young unmarried ones) at the house. Has spring sprung in England, DM? Are the daffodils nodding to you on your stroll to the shop/pub? Do you have swallows nesting in the eaves, and have you heard a cuckoo yet? I could go on about lam...
by Vital Spark
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Clean Hua Hin's beaches movement - Trash Hero
Replies: 168
Views: 24448

Re: Clean Hua Hin's beaches movement - Trash Hero

Well done all of you. :thumb: A fantastic effort!

VS
by Vital Spark
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2018 F1 News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: 2018 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

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by Vital Spark
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2018 F1 News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: 2018 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

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