Monday, 31 October 2016

After Feeding The Kittens,

some birds visited the front yard,

 and tormented the kittens, 

 from the left Cable, Mariana and Hogue,

 Hogue decided to leave Cable and Mariana looking, 

 then the house next door took their interest, it could have been Jake walking past,

 this time Cable left Hogue and Mariana looking, 

 next for us glad rags on, 

 and we were out for Sunday lunch to the Punch and Judy, which is located between Pattaya 3rd Road and Thepprasit on Soi 8, almost opposite the Eden Hotel,

 Diana and myself shared a liver pate,

for our starters,

on to main courses,

a Thai dish topped with a fried egg for Diana, 

 as it says in the menu, an oven baked lasagna, layers of pasta, homemade beef ragu and bechemal sauce and topped with parmesan and mozzarella cheese,

 for Slim Jim who joined us today,

 and for myself the Sunday roast lamb,

 Diana decided on a latte coffee,

 and a coffee for Slim Jim, I still had a drop of wine left, we said our goodbyes to Slim Jim and made our way home,

the kittens were in a playful mood when we returned, normally they leave the fan alone, but as one showed an interest in it they all had to see what was happening! the video is a tad small as Diana took it on my mobile telephone,

then I took a cat nap and was joined by Mariana, in the evening we watched an excellent series of programs all examining deaths from about 300 to 400 years ago, each program lasting 1 hour, using the help of a modern day detective, pathologist and criminal physiologist, just some of the deaths looked into included Christopher Marlowe, the two Princes, Edward and Richard in the Tower and Edward II to name just a few,

we finished the evening of with another couple from 3rd Rock From The Sun, and with that we were off to bed.

If You Are Going To Pay,

a small fortune for a sports car,

 in this case Audi’s R8 that has everything you’d want in a sports car, you I guess would start by looking at the sales blurb, all beautifully photographed in a variety of locations,

in this case the base engine is a 5.2-liter 540-hp V-10; the V10 Plus makes 610 hp. all-wheel drive is standard, as is a seven-speed automatic, 

 the interior features a 12.3-inch configurable display in lieu of traditional gauges; there is also 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspot capability, taking all of that into account you might want to take a closer look at a brochure, 

  here is the thing all of the above pictures were taken using a $40 scale model,

 the automaker commissioned photographer Felix Hernandez to create the series as a promotion for the high-end car, as behind-the-scenes photo of his studio setup reveal, most of the work is done with miniatures and special effects rendered mostly in ordinary edible household products,

“I love photo manipulation and digital art, but what’s really cool is doing as much as you can in-camera,” says Hernandez in a piece he wrote for PetaPixel, “for snow scenes, I use wheat flour, for desert scenes, I use corn flour, for atmosphere, I add smoke, for rain, I spray water, for droplets, I add corn syrup, in some photos, I add images into my background, I also use Photoshop for adding effects that are difficult or impossible to do in-camera – things like adding a sense of motion, color grading, etc.” previous photosets have included a series in which the artist took photos of a young boy and a miniature boat and blended them together in Photoshop, see them, storm troopers and other examples of his work on Behance, great pictures, I have to say I was totally fooled by the $40 model.

Although I Am Not A Fan Of Tattoos,

I thought this was neat,

for anyone that could not afford the real thing, and technically speaking it is correct twice a day, but I can not help thinking how much did this tattoo cost as opposed to the cost of a real Rolex? picture with thanks to Rad.

Well It Is Halloween,

and some folks like to decorate their homes,

Sabrina Faire and her family put on a musical Halloween light show every year, this year they decided to go a little better with this light sync musical, it's been very popular with the neighbours and everyone in the city, I should mention the Chicago Cubs are currently playing the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, great show of team support.

I Had To Put This Halloween Trick On Our Blog,

the question is,

will you give chocolate coated Brussels sprouts to the kids, or will they see this first and give them to you?

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Saturday Has Sailed Round So Fast,

and it is time for a bit of maintenance,

 so some water out of the aquarium, 

 and then refill,

whilst that is going on, into the kitchen and pick the fridge magnet for the week, and this week we will be thinking about our last trip to Harrods for an ice cream and some shopping,

 all of this time Diana was cleaning the kittens pool,

 with Mariana looking on, 

 Cable wanted a closer look at the fountain,

 the kittens are so inquisitive, 

 Cable is wondering where all of the water has gone,

 meanwhile Mariana has seen a bird outside, 

 then back to see what is happening inside,

 time to fill the pool,

 both Cable and Mariana are fascinated by water and often take a dip, if the trail of wet footprints into the living room is anything to go by, but Hogue totally ignores the pool except as they all do to drink from,

 then time for our usual Saturday evening bar-b-q, except it was raining, it had been on and off all day,

 for a starter some garlic bread,

 followed by lobster bisque soup,


 we always take a long break between courses, 

 so I took the opportunity to feed the fish some frozen blood-worms,

 which they love,

 and is fun for me,

 then our main course, we were going to barby a couple of pieces of salmon,

 but Diana baked them instead,

 we also had bought a sabai, as it is locally known, a mackerel to the rest of us, 

 Diana then played with the kittens using a couple of feathers we had bought at the market, at the end of playtime there was not much left of them,

 we had forgotten an avocado so we had it for a late night snack,

we listened to music till about 11.00, then a couple from 3rd Rock From The Sun and with that we were of to bed.