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by margaretcarnes
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pros and Cons of Colonization
Replies: 98
Views: 4519

Re: Pros and Cons of Colonization

I sort of have mixed feelings about this. To be honest, if I really think about it seriously, then I have to admit, at least to myself, that I probably wouldn't be here today if Thailand was like Malaysia or Singapore. In fact, I am almost 100% certain. When I first came to Thailand in 1997, I fell...
by margaretcarnes
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Demise of AWOL magazine
Replies: 29
Views: 2732

Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

It was a magazine specially for Brits. About news ! 555, ridiculous, some lines on first page. I really don't regret, wish a real magazine like in Pattaya and Phuket with real local news. But who have the guts in this shithole ? When in Pattaya I loved the Pattaya Mail. Not sure if it still enjoys ...
by margaretcarnes
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New motorcycle tax targets emissions and bigger bikes
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: New motorcycle tax targets emissions and bigger bikes

Do you have to get the emissions checked as they do in Britain?
by margaretcarnes
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Bintabaat shut down at 12.15 by masked police!
Replies: 36
Views: 4275

Re: Bintabaat shut down at 12.15 by masked police!

MiB now wearing masks across their faces due to tourists taking photos of them. Expect more of this cos the latest MiB big-boss is seemingly very strict.. :bow: Aaaah diddums -- the MIB usually love having their pics taken. Especially while pointing at perps/evidence and the like. Maybe it would gi...
by margaretcarnes
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Cookin Corner
Replies: 295
Views: 34757

Re: Cookin Corner

I happened to catch a portion of Jamie Olivers Christmas show where he was cooking outside. He did a sprout recipe inclusive of shredding the sprouts, cooking chopped bacon, olive oil, fresh rosemary, worcestershire, a little water, put the whole lot together in the fry pan and stir-fried. Looked g...
by margaretcarnes
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Cookin Corner
Replies: 295
Views: 34757

Re: Cookin Corner

This Christmas I finally got round to trying sauteed sprouts with bacon. (I know - but I'm a bit of a sprout purist.) Anyway as a first timer I used a packet mix by Schwartz. The instructions said about 450 gm of sprouts plus the bacon bits, and then 50 ml of water with the packet mix. That clearly ...
by margaretcarnes
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Men and their mistresses
Replies: 19
Views: 2640

Re: Men and their mistresses

Getting back to men and their mistresses: If Mr.VS told me he was going off for the night to sleep with his mia noi, he'd find his clothes in the klong outside our house the next morning. On the other hand, from what I've seen and talked about with students, very few of them have both mum and dad l...
by margaretcarnes
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Homes for old age people in Thailand
Replies: 18
Views: 8632

Re: Homes for old age people in Thailand

Actually I didn't, my comment is that a retirement home in Thailand is feasible as many people will be able to get health cover at reasonable cost. I don't think anyone would say it is suitable for everybody, many retirement homes in the U.K. are extremely expensive and many are low quality. [/quote...
by margaretcarnes
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin
Replies: 147
Views: 30188

Re: Dates when no alcohol sold in Hua Hin

Even if bars do close for the 3 days isn't it no more than everyone has expected would happen? More importantly shouldn't expats join in and show their respect.
by margaretcarnes
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Thailand to the UK by road
Replies: 16
Views: 1933

Re: Thailand to the UK by road

Go for it - and sell the film rights! Mr VS did a brill job with the rail trip blog and you planned that trip OK so why not?
by margaretcarnes
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: Expat falls to his death in Hua Hin
Replies: 9
Views: 1556

Re: Expat falls to his death in Hua Hin

What a very sad end for a lovely man - rest in peace Ian x
by margaretcarnes
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 158
Views: 15150

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Malls shore up for online deluge http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1297123/malls-shore-up-for-online-deluge BIG TRANSFORMATION "Malls must pull in customers through services that can't be replicated on the web like beauty salons, co-working spaces or water theme parks," said Wuttikiat Techam...
by margaretcarnes
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Demolition of restaurants + shops in Poon Suk road
Replies: 170
Views: 24922

Re: Demolition of restaurants + shops in Poon Suk road

LOL, checking or washing the wall? Regarding the houses on the front, I've had cause to visit Victor Guest House a few times recently. This is a series of original preserved old houses, modified for use as a guest house. Inside the substantial grounds it is really like stepping back in time. I find...
by margaretcarnes
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Internet speed drop from exchange
Replies: 20
Views: 1730

Re: Internet speed drop from exchange

[quote="Big Boy" post_id=443552 time=1500377806 user_id=117 I have VDSL I think, paying for 10 Mb (I don't know where my receipt is and 3BB didn't give me any online account to check. It was just over 700 Baht a month last year, but think it's available cheaper now. Anyway I wouldn't intend to pay ...
by margaretcarnes
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Flight to Thailand bargains
Replies: 134
Views: 29880

Re: Flight to Thailand bargains

Manchester to Bangkok on Etihad £458, for 8th December 2014, until 21st April 2105 That's a fantastic deal....lol Aeroflot have always been on the cheap end. However, my guess is that once you've used them, you'll never use them again! Oh yes. But as I recall Tel you DID use them again for the retu...