Tuesday, 25 October 2011

As Soon As We Were Both Up,

we made our way to the post office to post the memory stick to the UK with the boys trip pictures on it,

but when we arrived the post office was closed, today was a public holiday,

 but as we were near the restaurant that serves Diana's favorite spaghetti bolognese,

 the Surf Kitchen on Jomtien Beach Road,

 we just had to call in, new menus had been printed, we always have the same meal here, 2 ice coffees, spaghetti for Diana and a prawn salad for myself, the bill up from 288 to 340, but still enjoyable, I guess that the floods up North are having an effect on prices,

 on the way home we diverted to the market at the top of Soi 5,

 a few cut flowers,

 but we were here for the vegetables,

 some onions and potatoes,

 the market is new, concrete floors mean that unlike the usual market we are not walking in mud in the rainy season,

I have to say when I first saw these bars a year or two ago I thought that they would struggle for custom, but having been there on a Friday or Saturday evening they seem to be doing quiet well,

 Diana completed our shopping with a few apples then we were on our way,

 I stopped to take a picture of the newer bars that had just been rented,

 the latest being Party Girl's,

 but since our last visit here these new bars have been built,

 construction almost finished they will soon be ready to rent,

 Mark called round in the afternoon, yet again he spotted the painter back on the side of this new building,

 but this time there were two of them,

 Healthy & Safety officers in the UK would have a fit, not even H & S flip-flops!

 still two hands are better than one,

 but I am still not sure I would trust that rope,

after Mark left I just had to watch The Lost World, the 1925 version, Diana did not like it for two reasons, first it was black and white, second apart from the piano music and me shouting out 'look out behind you' it was silent, but for it's time so real for audiences who had seen little else in the special effects department,

 the spelling denotes that one of the hired helpers is talking,

I really liked the curled upper lip of the brontosaurus, (now known as Apatosaurus), as he snarls at another dinosaur,

in a complete change of pace the chilling documentary of Myra Hindley, one of the most reviled women of the twentieth century, murdering with her lover small children, some of who's bodies some 40 years later have still not been found,

also in the same series Fred West, he was found guilty of multiple murders and sexual assaults, West was awaiting trial for twelve murders when he hanged himself January 1, 1995,

with that we needed to light the mood so what better than Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief? if you like fantasy, think Harry Potter on steroids, then this is for you! when his lightning bolt is stolen, Zeus accuses Poseidon's son Percy Jackson and gives Poseidon's son fourteen days to return it, otherwise he will initiate a war amongst the gods, meanwhile the teenager, Percy, who is dyslexic and has ADHD is visiting The Museum of Metropolitan of Art and is attacked by a Fury disguised as his teacher, special effects galore!

the last of our Midsomer Murderers was next, Death in a Chocolate Box, the last in series 10, Lord Holm, an aristocrat who once served a prison sentence for killing his sluttish wife, has turned his home into a rehabilitation centre for other ex-offenders, that was the easy bit, this episode has more twists than a twisty thing,

then back to another of our favorites, New Tricks, in Left Field a paedophile John Davies keeps asking to be arrested for the murder of a 5 year old, but the team know he did not do it, so why does he want to go to prison? by now it was late so for us off to bed.

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