so we started the day with home made crumpets,
with lots of butter, then to the truck, but first we stopped off to see if the grasshopper was back at his usual place,
well he was not, but if you look in the centre of the picture another one was,
slightly better camouflaged as well,
Nick had mentioned a new fishing tackle shop had opened up in Soi Siam Country Club Road just before the traffic lights on Sumkivitt on the left hand side, so I stopped to have a look, it was packed with stock especially lures, as always I thought the lures catch more fishermen than fish!
then home feet up and the heavens opened, still it saved me from watering the plants, we then had a nice surprise, Jay and Precil called round, by now the rain had stopped so the girls were off to the market,
then returned to start a cooking fest in the kitchen first Diana,
then Precil taking turns at cooking, judging by the noise also catching up on all of the gossip since they last met!
and this was one of the dishes they were cooking, pancit or pansit is the term for noodles in Filipino cuisine, now for the inside information, Nancy Reyes Lumen of the Philippine Centre for Investigative Journalism writes that according to food lore handed down from the Chinese, noodles should be eaten on ones birthday, they are therefore commonly served at birthday celebrations and Chinese restaurants in the Philippines often have 'birthday noodles' listed on their menus, however, she warns that since 'noodles represent long life and good health; they must not be cut short so as not to corrupt the symbolism', the strange thing is I have also heard that here in Thailand it is considered bad luck to cut noodles,
after Jay and Precil left we settled down to Monday nights television, most of this weeks new instalments of different series airing for the first time on Monday and Tuesday evenings, so out with the fresh fruit to snack on as we watched all of our favourites, Pawn Stars, Pickers, Kings of Restoration and Deadliest Catch, then for us off to bed.