Sunday, 15 July 2018

We Had A Quiet Day,

in the afternoon we settled down for a movie,

Gods and Generals, and what a movie it was, for anyone remotely interested in the American civil war, and the rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, this is the movie to watch,

 and in the evening it was glad rags on,

 and we were out for our Saturday evening meal,

 we strolled from Dongtan Beach, 

 to Jomtien Beach,

 and this is where we were walking to,

 the Palm Terrace,

 for their 599 baht,

 evening buffet,

 roast duck, just what I wanted,

 there are a number of covered dishes,

 as well as a selection,

 from the bar-b-q,

 bread rolls,

 a few more covered dishes,

 plenty to choose from,

 and desserts,

 ice cream in the tubs, with unlimited tea and coffee,

 our view from the table, 

 and Diana,

  time to tuck in,

 oh the agony of choice!

 some salad, 

 and we are all set to go, 

 my selection including smoked salmon and smoked chicken, mussels and a slice or two of duck, 

 during a break before the next course we noticed this small car, 

 I do not have a clue as to what it is, but what made it stand out from the crowd was that it was so small,

 Diana took the camera with her,

 so barbecued salmon it was then,

 a second plate for myself,

 our next trip,

 to the cooked meats, 

 and this was Diana's selection with squid rings, 

 and for myself,

 some sushi with a couple of spring rolls,

 and to round off the meal ice cream and fresh fruit, all in all a great meal except for one thing, the reason we do not eat here more often, there is a singer that sings the most romantic, quiet, background music, all of the 10 or so couples that were there I am guessing thought so too, just lovely, but, and it is a big but, children are allowed to perform a screaming karaoke, great for the single family that were there, but agonising for couples as wrong or flat notes one after another were belted out, such a shame as we would like to go there more often, but the kids karaoke puts us off,

 we walked back to Dongtan Beach,

 and passed this electrical pole, on our way to the restaurant we could hear an electrical buzzing sound, but could not locate it's source,

 but now night had fallen,

there it was plain to see, one of the three phase circuits doing exactly what it should not do,

arriving home it was feet up for our evening meal, and a red or three, the film, The Legend of 1900, shortly after the Second World War, Max, a transplanted American, visits an English pawn shop to sell his trumpet, the shopkeeper recognises the tune Max plays as one on a wax master of an unreleased recording, discovered and restored from shards found in a piano salvaged from a cruise ship turned hospital ship, now slated for demolition, then hears the story of a piano player that has never left the ship in his life, as an aside, a real life and famous jazz player appears in the film,

none other than Jelly Roll Morten, the man with the diamond smile, if you click on to the link you can read more about him, and with that we were off to bed.

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