Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Like Clockwork,

the bugmen,



 our should I say bug couple arrived, and today's visit was the yearly one, so 4,000 baht later we were de-bugged and will be every month for the next year,

 in the afternoon we made a move to the Central Festival,

we were going to the cinema to watch Dunkirk, in 4K, I guess to cater for the newer QLED televisions that are appearing on the market, we both enjoyed to film immensely, but as with all of this type of movie, the facts of what happened in Dunkirk are lost in droves, for instance the hospital ship sinking at the mole was the the SS Paris, but it was actuality bombed and sunk at sea, there was a hospital ship sunk at it's mooring a few hundred kilometres away, the Maid of Kent, in Dieppe, I guess someone could not remember where they were filming, and it gets worse

after the film on the spur of the moment we decided on our evening meal in the MK restaurant, 

in the Central Festival,

we both had a mushroom soup, Diana chose a dish of duck and noodles,

and we shared a large plate of pork and duck,

which was delicious,

there were not many in the restaurant,

after our meal,

we popped onto the observation section,

rain clouds were rolling in, as we made our way along Beach Road, the first spots of rain had arrived, Diana said that looking out to the islands they could not be seen through the rain, we arrived home just slightly wet, so feet up for some quiz shows, tonight Bargain Hunt was the menu for the evening, and we finished with two from Sherlock Holmes and with that we were off to bed.


I Have To Say,

these tattoos look good,


 not that I want one, but the colours look so vibrant,

 I not unnaturally had never heard of Rit Kit before,

dipping flowers and leaves in stencil ink, she presses them on her client’s bodies, the process sounds fairly straightforward, but it’s impossible to predict how it will look, a brave decision on the part of the customer, 

but these have certainly turned out well.


This Is A New One For Me,

Jelly Bombs,


 evidently when you take a bath, you can drop one of these bombs into it, the water will bubble and fizz, 

 and release a jelly goo into your bath water, this gooey jelly is allegedly superbly softening and soothing on the skin, the jelly made from sodium alginate, which comes from a mineral-rich seaweed, 

product inventor and digital director Jack Constantine explains: ‘I’m always very interested in what we can create in terms of textures and colours in the water. It’s all about creating something that is a bit of a spectacle and is unique whilst retaining benefits to the skin.’ now available in the UK and will be in the USA soon, and no I am not on commission, I just think it all a bit strange having a bath in goo then having a shower to wash the goo off.


We Enjoyed The Films,

that were made from the books,



 well it appears that Puzzlewood was the inspiration,

 which inspired his descriptions of the Shire of Middle-earth,

Puzzlewood is a 14-acre section of the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England, 

what a magical place to visit.


Monday, 24 July 2017

We Were At Home,

for our Sunday lunch,


 and thought we would have a bottle of bubbly, 

 which decided to put up a fight,

 then out popped the cork, 

 and pour away,

 perfect,

 we were going to have lamb, until we realised we did not have any, so pork with plenty of crackling it was, with a pig in a blanket,

 between courses,

 I took a couple of not very good pictures, 

 of the new fish we bought yesterday at the plant market, 

and for dessert some of the creme caramel Diana had made yesterday, for the rest of the afternoon we listened to music,
but in the evening it was feet up for Sherlock Holmes, it had been such a long time since we had watched them we had forgotten for the most part of how the plot unfolded, as the midnight hour approached we were then off to bed.


For All Of My School Life,

the one thing that was constant,


was that every geography master would say that if we dug a hole straight through the earth's core, on the other side we would come out in Australia, but they were wrong, thanks to this neat little program I now know that digging from Croydon, which is the nearest point of where I went to school

I would have ended up in the ocean! exactly here, just a few minuets and seconds from the International Date Line, which makes sense if you think about it as the Greenwich Prime Meridian is only a few miles from Croydon,

and here we are standing across itthe website is called Antipodes Map, the map is draggable and zoomable in true Google Map fashion, click on your location and it shows you what is on the opposite side of the earth, 

and out of interest if I dug straight down here in Pattaya, I would emerge just off of the coast of Peru, what a neat website.


It Has Been A Long Time Coming,

but it will hopefully be here soon, 


Blade Runner 2049, when I first saw the original I thought it was so good and thankfully so did a few other people and have made the sequel,

 and here is the official trailer, also there is a sort of 'making of' trailer, to watch it click here, or there is an extended version here, I would suggest watching them in full screen mode, both look superb.