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by Vital Spark
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Hua Hin Classifieds
Topic: House for rent in Nakhon Pathom
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: House for rent in Nakhon Pathom

It has certainly been a lovely home for us, and the best one we've lived in from all the houses we've rented over the past 20 years. We're both mega busy at work at the moment, but hope to do some interior photos shortly. We also have someone coming to look at the place next week, so will wait until...
by Vital Spark
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 104
Views: 7749

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

Bitcoin hurtles past $8,000 "Will bitcoin hit $10,000 before year end? This is the question every investor is asking." I personally think it will, but I may be proven wrong. :| I liken investing into crypto currencies to those sensibly advising people whether or not to buy a house in Thailand, i.e....
by Vital Spark
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Thailand to England move
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: Thailand to England move

Blimey Lomuamart! That sounds like a trip from hell. The houses we'll be staying in will have electricity, so I can put on the heating even if it's 24 degrees outside. 8) You're right DM. We've planned our return for July so that we don't get too much of a temperature shock. I'm hoping it won't be a...
by Vital Spark
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Thailand to England move
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: Thailand to England move

Too right, DM. And if I still have books to get rid of before D Day, I'll borrow a megaphone from the faculty, turn the bass and volume up to max, and blast away at the students in the garden. That should draw a crowd... :) How are you coping with the cooler weather, DM? Do tell us all on your inter...
by Vital Spark
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Thailand to England move
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: Thailand to England move

Leaving the furniture would certainly be our preferred option (and it is an option). It just depends on who rents it and whether they have their own stuff. If we can't find a renter, I'm certainly not going to leave the furniture to my landlord (however lovely he is). I'm covering all bases at the m...
by Vital Spark
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: Pills for pets the easy way
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Pills for pets the easy way

We use peanut butter in the US. Much as I love my dog, she ain't getting any of my super crunchy peanut butter. :wink: I wrap our dogs pills in cheese, they like that. Your method sounds good, when I have pills to take, can I come over? Especially the bacon. You're very welcome migrant, but the bac...
by Vital Spark
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: Pills for pets the easy way
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Pills for pets the easy way

I've had pets all my life, and giving them pills can sometimes be a bit hit and miss. Cats, especially, have the ability to pretend they've swallowed them and then spit them out when they're out of sight. We recently had our semi-stray dog spayed, and the recovery involved antibiotics and painkiller...
by Vital Spark
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai women second fattest in Asia
Replies: 24
Views: 1001

Re: Thai women second fattest in Asia

Totally agree. When we first arrived here 20 years ago the majority of Thai women had fabulous figures (at all ages). I've noticed that about 25% of the students I currently teach have bigger bums than me - that certainly wasn't the case when I first started teaching.

VS
by Vital Spark
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders
Replies: 100
Views: 7749

Re: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders

I think it's fabulous! Smokers now have their own little party area where they can sit in the shade, bring along their own beer and food, and not have to rent parasols or pay ridiculous prices for food on the beach.

VS :wink:
by Vital Spark
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 104
Views: 7749

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

It's quite interesting that we can read all the projected ups and downs of cryptos from experts, and all the ins and outs of what the various currencies are planning, but an unexpected African military coup or round-up of rich Arabs has quite an effect on the price of cryptos - especially Bitcoin. B...
by Vital Spark
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Thailand to England move
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: Thailand to England move

Seven Seas seem to be coming up trumps at the moment, thanks for the recommendations folks. :cheers: We're not going to be moving any furniture or large items, just some books and personal stuff, so we're now trying to work out how many boxes we need. Looking at their site, the largest box is not th...
by Vital Spark
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: The Pros & Cons of Using Aircon
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: The Pros & Cons of Using Aircon

Apart from the first 18 months here, when we lived in Bangkok, we have used very little air con in the house. Most of the houses, including our current one, were surrounded by trees and large gardens. We usually get a breeze coming through the house with all the windows open, and have a fan in the b...
by Vital Spark
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Thailand to England move
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Thailand to England move

Mr.VS and I will be moving from Thailand to England after spending 20 fabulous years here. Yes, we'll be sorry to leave for many, many reasons, but we're also looking forward to the next chapter in our lives. We're going to be moving next year on July 31st (as that's when Mr.VS's contract expires), ...
by Vital Spark
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Thailand to England move
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: Back in the UK after 14 years

Thank you, Norseman, for your lovely comments. I've only met you once (when we did the trip presentation thingy in Hua Hin) and hugely enjoyed your company. And thank you PH for the Sevenseas recommendation. A colleague of mine also recommended them for his wife's trip from the UK to Thailand. I don...
by Vital Spark
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: TV series worth downloading
Replies: 741
Views: 42598

Re: TV series worth downloading

A little taster of one of the sketches: