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by Vital Spark
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive
Replies: 285
Views: 9576

Re: Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

But I think possibly that they should legally have sought parents' permission though, and keeping it from them (as they seem to have done) was not in any way the correct choice...The result was fine, the best; whether the secrecy was justified I'm not sure. I see what you say, but the parents are n...
by Vital Spark
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: One day car hire
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: One day car hire

Yep. I agree, but that's the average price per day if you rent for more than 3 days. Mr.VS is still on the case and contacting other rental places. If I were a car rental place, I'd rather have a car out for the day for 1,000 baht than having it sit in the car park. I'll never work out the 'logic' o...
by Vital Spark
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: One day car hire
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: One day car hire

Thanks for that BB. Just contacted them, and, as you say, a lovely quick reply. Unfortunately, they do three days minimum. :(

VS
by Vital Spark
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: One day car hire
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: One day car hire

Thank you Thistle.

We've found them on line and sent an email to them. Got a blank automated reply.

Sending them another email. We're happy to pay 1,000 baht, and we won't be doing any more than 100 kms (just visiting friends in the area).

VS
by Vital Spark
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: One day car hire
Replies: 9
Views: 285

One day car hire

We need to rent a car for this Wednesday afternoon in Hua Hin for one day . Looking at the car rental places in Hua Hin they seem to want a minimum of 3 days.

Anyone know of a one-day rental place?

Thanks.
VS
by Vital Spark
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Create a Word
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: Create a Word

:lach: Like it. x
by Vital Spark
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: History Challenge
Replies: 4409
Views: 73828

Re: History Challenge

A wild guess, but was it after the assassination of a president. Don't know which one.

VS
by Vital Spark
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Questions & Announcements
Topic: Suggest Something
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Suggest Something

How about a Limerick thread. One person writes the first line (e.g. There was a young man from Hua Hin), another poster writes the next line, and so on. The person to write the final line (and it's shown in full) gets to write the starter for the next limerick. Once the next line has been written it...
by Vital Spark
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: The Car Challenge
Replies: 1372
Views: 20516

Re: The Car Challenge

Is the absolutely gorgeous green one a Sunbeam something?

VS
by Vital Spark
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Create a Word
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: Create a Word

postuearly: writing something on a forum prior to checking out the true facts

VS :wink:
by Vital Spark
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Create a Word
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: Create a Word

Our students come up with some fabulous made-up words, which actually fit quite well.

struttle (v): walking with an air of confidence and possibly arrogance

squarrel (v): a combination of squabble and quarrel

VS :wink:
by Vital Spark
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive
Replies: 285
Views: 9576

Re: Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

It's an amazing rescue by the expert team of foreign divers who organised the evacuation of the boys. It's such a pity that the Thai press do not acknowlege those divers. The passive tense (in most of the reports), which I teach it to my students, is normally used when you don't know, or don't care ...
by Vital Spark
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: TV series worth downloading
Replies: 762
Views: 46080

Re: TV series worth downloading

Inside the American Embassy Just three episodes. I do love these fly-on-the-wall programmes, and this one is pretty interesting. The incumbent American Embassador to the UK is a bloke called Woody Johnson, and the first episode is mainly about him. Hmmmm. I want to use the word twat, but I know tha...
by Vital Spark
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Police Clearance Certificate
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Police Clearance Certificate

Do returning UK citizens need a certificate VS? A bit puzzled about that. Pete :cheers: No, we don't. But if we want to do any job related to teaching/invigilating then it might be useful. We're just covering any potential requirements while we're here. It was easy, and we knew that we needed to do...
by Vital Spark
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Police Clearance Certificate
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Police Clearance Certificate

I thought that I'd put this in the 'legal' bit, as it's up-to-date information. When I searched on the net there was a lot of conflicting information, and lawyers wanting to charge a lot of money for a very simple process. We went on Friday to apply for a Police Clearance Certificate, and it was bot...