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by lomuamart
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Getting money into Thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 8642

Re: Getting money into Thailand

Forget the above. I've reread the mail and the max 8 GBP debit seems to be for bounced cheques etc.
Still, Barclays are in prehistoric times.
by lomuamart
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Getting money into Thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 8642

Re: Getting money into Thailand

Barclays are getting slower. Have just transferred some funds for 8 GBP and the web site said that it would be taken from my UK account today but would not arrive at Kbank in BKK until the 24th. Looking at what you said, HHTel, I recently had an email from Barclays explaining their new operating pro...
by lomuamart
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Books
Replies: 156
Views: 15196

Re: Books

Having previously said that Edward Wilson's books would probably be better read in order, I realised the other day that I hadn't read "The Midnight Swimmer". It's the third of the five Catesby books and revolves around the Cuban missile crisis and all the horsetrading that went with it. He comes int...
by lomuamart
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Getting money into Thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 8642

Re: Getting money into Thailand

Ah, I see. And I'd forgotten that one of the times the funds didn't arrive the same day was when the fee was reduced. In fact, it could have been last month.
by lomuamart
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Getting money into Thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 8642

Re: Getting money into Thailand

Barclays have always transferred the same day every month over the years I've been doing it - apart from three occasions when for some reason the money arrived the next day. Transfer at around 7.30am Thai time and it's in K Bank account between 3-5pm. And they've reduced their charges from 23 GBP to...
by lomuamart
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Roast Beef
Replies: 45
Views: 1969

Re: Roast Beef

I have been corrected. She got this one from the pork shop on Petchkasem Road, just a bit north of the lights at Chomsin. It's on the left hand side as you go north on Petchkasem.
She also says you can get them in the main day market. Just wander around and look at the chicken stalls.
by lomuamart
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Roast Beef
Replies: 45
Views: 1969

Re: Roast Beef

Think the wife got it from one of the outdoor markets around the Canal Road. If that's wrong, I'll correct myself later.
by lomuamart
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Books
Replies: 156
Views: 15196

Re: Books

Caller, sorry meant to reply before but.. I've read the Peter May series and thought they were excellent books. Wasn't one of them about collecting birds' eggs on a remote rock? That was a harsh environment!! Haven't read the other ones but will look out for them as I will "Runaway". Thanks for the ...
by lomuamart
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Roast Beef
Replies: 45
Views: 1969

Re: Roast Beef

God, I've got the horseradish sauce. Brought it back from the UK when last there. I'll have to check the expiry date but it's in the fridge. Whilst away, my wife went and bought one of those turbo ovens. However, apart from once putting a whole chicken in it, it serves its purpose by cooking my wife...
by lomuamart
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Embarrassing Farangs
Replies: 19
Views: 1724

Re: Embarrassing Farangs

Well said, Takiab.
by lomuamart
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Books
Replies: 156
Views: 15196

Re: Books

Thanks for the suggestion, D-M. I came across Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling a little while ago and have read all three books. Thought they were good.
I'll have to look out for the TV series and try to download.
Will do the same for the Red Riding quartet. Thanks.
by lomuamart
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Books
Replies: 156
Views: 15196

Re: Books

How could I have forgotten? John Burdett and his series of crime novels set in Bangkok. Sonchai Jitpleecheep is an awesome character who has to toe the line between his corrupt police boss and the arch enemy who's a corrupt army officer. Sonchai's mum runs a go-go bar on Soi Cowboy and his father is...
by lomuamart
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Books
Replies: 156
Views: 15196

Re: Books

Don't know what happened to the bits and pieces of above that should have been in bold. Seems like all of it is. Hey ho.
by lomuamart
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Books
Replies: 156
Views: 15196

Re: Books

It's been rather a long time since this thread was active and in the meantime, I've read loads of books that are too many to mention. However, some stand out for me so here's a really quick precis. William Ryan Crime fiction based in Stalinist Russia. There are three books in the series, The Holy Th...
by lomuamart
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Routine Eye Sight tests in Thailand
Replies: 20
Views: 3047

Re: Routine Eye Sight tests in Thailand

That's fair enough. I would certainly classify him as "cautious".