Travel Blogs from Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand

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Guarantees - Thai style !!, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Guarantees - Thai style !!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

... shower has stopped working and I dont think it is just lack of water pressure.  It is under guarantee for a year but this is Thailand so ...  We go to the shop where we bought it and yes, they will honour the guarantee - shock !!  But ... ...

No more rain ... ?, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

No more rain ... ?

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Beautiful again this morning.  I am sure that the rain cant have finished just yet but the air feels entirely different now than it did just a week back.  Having mention the rain no doubt it will come back with a vengeance tonight !! Jai ...

Birthday on the horizon, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Birthday on the horizon

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Into Phon Thong but the internet was closed again today.  They are becomming most unreliable.  There is another shop that I could use but the staff there are awful and the computers dreadfully slow so I simply wont go there.  Buy some cake ...

Same, same ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Same, same ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Not much to write about when nothing happens ! Sit around the place counting the hours off till I can go to bed again. John returns from his travels to say that he is having a house warming party on Saturday. ...

Go for a ride, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Go for a ride

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Into Phon Thong for a long internet session.  Check progress of Jai's visa but Embassy is still saying received on 9 January.  Someone has been doing some repairs on the road but it is now more dangerous than when there was just holes in the ...

The aftermath, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

The aftermath

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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I feel a bit better on waking up this morning but really anything had to be better than yesterday !  I venture into the kitchen for some breakfast.The back garden looks like a scene from the battle of The Somme complete with walking boards to cross ...

more dying, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

more dying

A travel blog entry by steve_m

A break in the rain meant that Jai has been able to get back out into the garden to dye some more grass.  Having run out of her current supply a few days ago and not having ready to continue she has been unbearable with nothing to do.  I was ...

The curse of the Hobbit strikes me, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

The curse of the Hobbit strikes me

A travel blog entry by steve_m

... enough.  Perversely, had I gone with Jai I would probably have been fine !!  They have an expression here that goes something like som num na which means roughly that you reap what you sow and perhaps I hadit coming for bad thoughts !!!! ...

Happy Birthday to Gabriel, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Happy Birthday to Gabriel

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Am now celebrating brithdays of people I don't even know.  George visited to ask me to share a beer or three with him to mark his son Gabriel's 25th birthday.  He is actually in Hawaii working at the large observatory ...

Sunday - so a(nother) day of rest, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Sunday - so a(nother) day of rest

A travel blog entry by steve_m

After the very lazy afternoon of yesterday it doesnt really seem fair to describe today as a day of rest, but ... Good news from the hospital that Jai's sister in law is doing ...

All is safely gathered in ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

All is safely gathered in ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Into Phon Thong this morning to fill the empty cupboards then out to the farm ready to thresh the rice.  Everyone is there waiting and soon we are up and running.  Brother Yut is providing the thresher this year.  It is late morning and ...

Back to normal but with visitors, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Back to normal but with visitors

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Into Phon Thong this morning for the Saturday market and I checked out flights back to UK for Xmas period.  I was told that there wasnothing going for less than GBP1000 so was quite pleased that EgyptAir were still charging GBP650,  Didnt book ...

RAIN !!!, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

RAIN !!!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

It has been dry for about a week now and I have spent early mornings and evenings clearing and digging the garden over ready for planting.  I have come into Phon Thong a few times for shopping but the internet that I use has been closed with the ...

Jai 'ordered' to work, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Jai 'ordered' to work

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Jai's sister Bepat returned from visiting her sons in Bangkok last night.  She has a way of just turning up at the house ad 'ordering' Jai to do things for her.  This used to be completely out of control but I have brought things down to a near ...

Rosemary's Baby, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Rosemary's Baby

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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At breakfast today we acquire the young girl, Jai's nephews daughter, from next door to take care of for the day whilst her gran who takes of her goes to cut sugar again.  I hate this child with a passion.  She is a cross between Rosemary's ...

No orang utans were offended !!, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

No orang utans were offended !!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Take Jai to the farm continue helping nephew Tia cut his rice then I bike into Phon Thong for an internet session.  Facebook a public apology about planting palm oil trees !!  Visit ATM and get some cash ready for our trip north on ...

A family death, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

A family death

A travel blog entry by steve_m

As we wake up this morning we here the family talking next door that their brother has died in the night.  It is a sad day but really best for everyone in my opinion as he couldnt have gone on as he was for long. Unfortunately this has coincided ...

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