Friday, 30 July 2010

First Thing And We Were Off To Pick Up The Now Repaired Air Pump For The Aquarium,

as we were going to be out and about I also brought with us the gas lamp, we had a power cut a few days ago but the gas lamp was broken, basically it needed a new glass and mantel, so we went to the Shop Mick and Mas had tried for us, mantels were in 50 baht each but no glass, so we decided to go on a quest, at one stage it seemed more akin for the Holy Grail! after being directed to numerous shops we arrived at the Jomtien end of Thepprisit, but just as I approached the Makita shop Diana saw a shop selling gas cookers, the Makita shop did not have one so the last shop we went to before going home was this one above that Diana had spotted, the owner looked at the lamp 120 baht for a glass, great! so of he went, he came back and tried it to make sure it fitted, he said some thing in Thai to Diana, she explained she was Filipino, mistake, I went to give him the 120 baht, but no, now 150 baht, he must have thought Diana was a Thai! but at least we got the glass for the lamp, after all of the running around I had a cup of tea and put on a DVD Cops, the idea is that a film crew ride along with the police on patrol and film it as it happens, blood, warts, swearing and all, (well the swearing is there just beeped out), fascinating stuff and so addictive to watch, so we watched a second one, which was a double DVD, whilst watching some of Americas finest you realise what a tough job being a cop is, at the end one of the 'extras' is where some of the policeman featured take a light hearted look at themselves and talk about their big moment on the screen, amid much laughter as he told the story this one stood out, an officer was chasing a guy on a suspected stolen motorbike, in the dust storm made by the bike the officer lost sight of the road and ended up here, astride some railway tracks, see going on about trains again! he had called for a tow truck but the truck driver could not find him, the officer said on camera, 'well there is only one thing worse that could happen' and then before the camera switched off it did,
he heard this coming towards him in the distance,
now in a real panic it was back to his car,
gunning his engine it was do or die to get it off the tracks, who knows what trouble he would be in with his superiors if a train hit it, but disaster, the rear tyre was flat, the car was stuck at the mercy of the nearly unstoppable train, by now it was obvious the train was to near and to fast to stop,
then in what can only be described as a miracle the train veered off onto another track, by now other officers had arrived on the scene, with comments of 'that was close', 'you were lucky' with nervous laughter filling the air the unthinkable happened,
coming from the other direction, there was this train, I will not spoil the outcome for you in case you buy the DVD, after our evening meal we watched some more of The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, The Secrets Of The Fox Hunter, William Drew meets his most dangerous case to date when the head of German intelligence pays a visit to England, it was so strange to see a young Derek Jacobi, most dramas we have seen in him he is of course some 40 or so years older, following that it was on to the The Looting of the Specie Room, a luxury passenger ship sets sail from New York for a record-breaking transatlantic crossing, aboard is a quarter million pounds' worth of gold bullion and some of it goes missing, then off to bed.

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