Sunday, 28 February 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Last weekend was a fun and relaxing one.
The original plan was to go to Khon Kaen and attend the motor bike weekend. There was no info about it on the web till I got my engineer to do a search in Thai. Amazing how much stuff is out there in all these other languages. Sure enough 20th and 21st Feb Bike weekend. Should be fun. Will visit and get some photos and of course the ‘T’ shirt. But TIT. Thailand being Thailand this was not to be. Sure it was the 20th and 21 st of February but that was for last year….
Putting that aside we seemed to cover a load of odds and ends. First off was my usual walk round the plot to check and inspect our plants etc. All doing well. Mainly down to Man daily providing water and manure.
The breadfruit trees continues to amaze by producing fruit while remaining so small. We have 4 breadfruit trees but only one is so far advanced and producing. No obvious reason for it. Perhaps location and better soil?
We had also planted some olive trees and I am told these are difficult to get to fruit. Well take a close look at my photo as I think one of is just starting.
But the big deal was…Wanna has acquired a new dog ‘Tiger’. Lovely chap and so full of fun. So far about 4 pairs of shoes have gone missing!
Of course a new dog then makes a trip to the Vet’s obligatory.
The curry comprises land snails boiled and removed from their shells then cooked with various herbs and assorted goodies. I hope to get it all on film this week.
Now back to the snail curry…. Video to follow.
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
We went up Friday evening and caught up with some friends at the British Club. A very special reminder of UK situated in the middle of an Asian metropolis. Had good Guinness and excellent British grub!
Saturday spent checkout our condos for curtains etc. All hard work trying to get them sorted. Seemed difficult to decide on what to place in the various rooms in particular choosing suitable colours and styles to attract the future lessees. Anyway it is fair to say we got a lot done and will hopefully be n a position to rent them by the end of the month. It also depends on the external works including the communal gardens and swimming pool being finished. I guess end of Feb.
This was followed by some good Thai street food and a long walk. One spot had a tree root crossing the pavement and a lump of concrete. Both suitably coloured in by someone. Very imaginative.
The evening was good and also a bit strange. I had been invited to an Alumni dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel as a guest of the Universities of UK. It was an open invitation to anyone who had attended any Uni in UK. Amazing about 300 + people were there. Excellent food and drink. Each University had its own area and I managed to catch up with several interesting people, so great fun.
Caught up with Wanna later in the evening and went to Gulliver's a well established sports bar to watch the rugby. (Wales v England). We got there at 10.00pm and sat through a load of boring football till midnight. Kick off time. Come 1.00 a.m. they closed the place down. Only got to half time. Did not find out who won till Sunday morning...And when I found out it was good result either.
Back to Pattaya and a cool swim. Work tomorrow.