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by MLS
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Asia's first Holiday Inn water park resort opens in Hua Hin
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Asia's first Holiday Inn water park resort opens in Hua Hin

I’m up for that! Looking forward to it - you’ll see me, I’ll be there with a triffid in my buttonhole 😄
by MLS
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Asia's first Holiday Inn water park resort opens in Hua Hin
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Asia's first Holiday Inn water park resort opens in Hua Hin

Blacky, the hotel told me yesterday that the Sky Bar's scheduled to be open for business on the 24th.
I too am looking forward to a different venue for the occasional scenic slurp, and a convenient location for those of us living south of the town.
by MLS
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 169
Views: 15583

Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

During the recent rains I was dismayed but not surprised to observe that many drivers didn’t decrease their speed, and another thing I don’t get is those drivers who wait until there’s virtually no visibility then reluctantly put their wipers on intermittent. Our local taxi driver does this and we c...
by MLS
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: Death of a Pet
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Re: Death of a Pet

I'm really sorry to hear this. I hope your family, which of course includes Holly, will take comfort in thinking back of all the great times you've had together and those memories will keep you strong. He loved you and you loved him, and you gave him a lovely life. Job done. And now I'm feeling a li...
by MLS
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Pies in Hua Hin
Replies: 243
Views: 27166

Re: Pies in Hua Hin

I'm sure I'd like it but at the end of the day it looks nowhere near a Melton Mowbray, which is what HarryVardon's after. Michaelaway - as you can tell. I can't articulate and probably used the wrong word when I said slate-y, but I meant that almost granular (gritty?) feel in the mouth that you get ...
by MLS
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Pies in Hua Hin
Replies: 243
Views: 27166

Re: Pies in Hua Hin

That looks very acceptable and I'd happily eat it right now but, being picky, I wouldn't say it qualifies as a MM - the pastry doesn't look dark, crunchy, crusty or slatey enough and it's not closely hugging a dense pork and aspic filling. Sorry, I know I sound like a complete arse and I'm being far...
by MLS
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Pies in Hua Hin
Replies: 243
Views: 27166

Re: Pies in Hua Hin

I hear you HV, and sorry I can't recommend a place here. I ended up making my own in Hong Kong (until M&S started flying them in twice a week - joy!) and I'm going to have to start doing it again here. It's laborious but enormously satisfying, and the raw ingredients are ubiquitous and cheap: trotte...
by MLS
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: What Do You Feed Your Dog
Replies: 39
Views: 2049

Re: What Do You Feed Your Dog

I love it how how dogs show their personalities and enthusiasm for the things they love most in life and it's so good to see them happily sniffing out the exact same places every day as excited as a kid having its first day out at Thorpe Park. By the way, has anyone seen the big fat scarred mangey m...
by MLS
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: What Do You Feed Your Dog
Replies: 39
Views: 2049

Re: What Do You Feed Your Dog

Sadly I don't even have a dog but I'm enjoying reading this thread and picturing all your lovely canine companions (I think I need to get out more) and I'm wondering if alternating rice with cooked oats could be something to try. Just looked up a few sites and general consensus is a moderate quantit...
by MLS
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Potential Retirement Location - renting in Hua Hin
Replies: 14
Views: 1374

Re: Potential Retirement Location - renting in Hua Hin

I live in Heights 2 on Soi 156, a couple of km south of a Khao Tao. I reckon it's a nice little estate of pool villas, with a small 24-hour Tesco and a PTT gas station a couple of minutes away (very handy for my 'drive of shame' ciggies and beer runs), plus Thaiwaii bar and two or three decent local...
by MLS
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Restaurant for wedding anniversary
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Restaurant for wedding anniversary

What cuisine appeals most to you, what's your budget, and do you fancy somewhere central or a little out of town?
by MLS
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Taxi from bus station in the early hours?
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Taxi from bus station in the early hours?

That was my first thought, johnjar - unfortunately my regular taxi guy isn't up for working at that time in the morning and I don't know any other who would be :(
by MLS
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Taxi from bus station in the early hours?
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Taxi from bus station in the early hours?

Thank you hhinner and Big Boy for your (always helpful) advice. Much appreciated!
by MLS
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Taxi from bus station in the early hours?
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Taxi from bus station in the early hours?

My house guest's offspring will arrive from Krabi at the bus station - presumably the one near Bluport where they left HH from a few days ago - at around 02.00 Friday morning and will need transport to Soi 156. How likely are they to grab a taxi or tuk tuk there in the early hours? I'll be unable to...
by MLS
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New drivers must take longer theory training
Replies: 17
Views: 3581

Re: New drivers must take longer theory training

Yes, the woman at Pranburi Transport Dept told me last week that I could apply for a new licence 60 days before my current one expires, so I got it done as I'll be away in December and had a free day yesterday. A pretty painless process - pleasant, helpful staff and a bonus that my new licence's val...