Travel Blogs from Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand

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Bonfire at last ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Bonfire at last ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Heavy rain overnight but the skies look promising by breakfast time. Bike into Phon Thong.  Have trouble finding full match replays again but when I actually do find one I also spot the result.  At Gloucs 13v18 Newcs I dont bother watching the ...

Bananas, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Bananas

A travel blog entry by steve_m

After a very windy night I discover that our banana tree with the nearly ripe bananas has been blown down and is now lying amongst my cabbage.  I cut up the tree and rescue the fruit which willnow have to ripen indoors. Jai gets a phone call to go ...

Pizza, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Pizza

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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... so it is just as well I have so many and will be leaving shortly anyway. We get a couple of bags of pig manure from Di next door and Jai heaps it up around her mat grass to encourage bumper growth before we get back. We have been picking our large toms ...

Clean bill of health ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Clean bill of health ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

... it. Sat on front porch after eating this eveing and the postman visits with our first Christmas card ... well, I guess it is December, just.  Thank you sister Di no doubt getting her cards away before jetting off to the winter sun for the cold ...

Yet more of the same ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Yet more of the same ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

I complete the digging of the main parts of the back garden this morning leaving just a few pieces in corners and around the sides. Bike out to the farm for a look around and all appears well. A light rain returns this ...

Motorbike maintenance, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Motorbike maintenance

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Finally going into Phon Thog this morning to make the bike legal - well, nearly legal.  After tax and insurance we stop at the Honda dealers in town where we bought the bike for them to give it the once over.  I had told Jai to find out three ...

Another sick day, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Another sick day

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Feel sh*tty again this morning.  Cant seem to clear my nose and chest.  Where does it all come from ? Dont move much from back garden all day apart from eating and watering the ...

Its swimming day it must be Thursday, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Its swimming day it must be Thursday

A travel blog entry by steve_m

One of the ladies who lives(d) up the road has just died and Jai goes off to spend the morning helping out.  I head out to the farm and spend a few hours wandering around. In the afternoon go into Phon Thong for a brief internet session efore biking ...

Out to the farm, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Out to the farm

A travel blog entry by steve_m

A bit chilly this morning on the bike into town.  Come home to find Jai's son sleeping on the floor where he stays for pretty much all of the day.  In the afternoon I bike out to the farm with a mat, pillow and book and spend a quiet solitary ...

'Make a monk day' again !!, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

'Make a monk day' again !!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Its the silly season for boys aged about 15 who have just started the school holidays to become a monk for a few days.  The general idea is well intentioned but it is always accompanied by a 3 day party with continuous loud music and endlessbeer and ...

How much does it cost to get a new mayor ?, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

How much does it cost to get a new mayor ?

A travel blog entry by steve_m

... . I get back to the house to find a small party in progress at Ang and Deu's next door.  It turns out that someone has come to negotiate a marriage with their eldest daughter Di.  The price is being discussed now over copious beer and whisky !! ...

New shoes ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

New shoes ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Still no visa has come for Jai and with it being the weekend there seems little chance of it arriving in the next couple of days.  It usually comes back in about 5 days so this is far and away the longest we have had to wait.  I just hope that ...

Odds and ends type of day ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Odds and ends type of day ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

I get the suitcase down from the top of the wardrobe to have a good clean after breakfast and Jai starts packing. It looks like we can make do with just the one case which is good news.  I bike over to see George and return his ladder as I wont be ...

Bus trip to That Phanom, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Bus trip to That Phanom

A travel blog entry by steve_m

There is an outing from the village today to visit the annual temple fair at That Phanom, about 3 hours away from here.  I tried to get Jai to go with a friend but she didnt want to go unless I went as well.  We have been before and the thought ...

Busy in the kitchen, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Busy in the kitchen

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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We attempt to make some burger rolls this morning using a recipe I acquired from the internet and also to bake a currant cake.  Both were varying degrees of failure !  The rolls are edible but small, misshapen and harda nd the first time that ...

New gas cooker burners, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

New gas cooker burners

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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It is a national holiday again today.  With the Kings birthday holiday on Monday and today the local schools thought that they might just as well close for the whole week. After breakfast we biked to next door's farm to get a couple of sacks of rive ...

Marigold seeds everywhere ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Marigold seeds everywhere ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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This is starting as another day when time stands still it s only 08:00. I clear the old tomato plants from the back garden and clip the grass that is starting to appear in the front garden.  It is nice to be able to refer to the front as a 'garden' ...

Quiet day ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Quiet day ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Its December so I thought that I had better mail some Christmas cards this morning ... will they arrive on time, will they arrive at all ... ? With farmwork finished Jai gets down to some laundry and housework this morning.  By early afternoon she ...

Bicycle shopping ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Bicycle shopping ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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It has rained overnight again but thankfully stopped by breakfast. We bike into Phon Thong to get Jai'sosh phone that she 'inherited' from her sister Bepat working.  In theory she can use the internet and we kept her old SIm so that her number ...

Back into the usual routine, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Back into the usual routine

A travel blog entry by steve_m

It is a bit fresher this morning as I bike into Phon Thong for a long internet session. A bit of shopping then back to the village. Out to the farm this evening to give everything a ...

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

RAIN !!

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Wake up at 03:00 to the sound of rain on the roof.  Rush outside and connect up some roof guttering to one of our rain butts.  It was nearly empty and Jai wanted to clean it before it refilled with this years rain but this is too good a chance ...

Anyone want a banana ?, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Anyone want a banana ?

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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... ready for tonight. Jai heads off to the farm again with work more than half finished. I phone mum mid afternoon and speak with sister Di who is visiting. Go to collect Jai from the farm stopping to cut a bunch of bananas before we return to the house. I ...

A ride without local knowledge, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

A ride without local knowledge

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Out to the farm directly after breakfast where I eventually hit Friday's taget, make a start on nect weeks and have a large fire. Sunday is supposed to be a day off and a visit to John's for a lunchtime beer or two so when I get back to the house it is a ...

Lazy day, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Lazy day

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Awake with the alarm just after midnight and watch England 1 v 0 Spain.  An almost sleepness night was not a good way to follow too many beers but I am surprised to wake with only a slight trace of a headache.  Jai is not so fortunate !  ...

Serendipity, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Serendipity

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Strangely I had just read that serendipity was the old name for Ceylon, Sri Lanka - not a lot of people know that. The first time I had decided to come into the internet at Phon Thong and I find a number of e-mails from friend Mike the latest telling me ...

Armistice Day, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Armistice Day

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Cant wear a poppy here but surprisngly Thai TV did cover the service from the Cenotaph on Sunday but only to the extent that they showed the royal family on the news. My back isnt much better this morning so I feel a heavy day of reading coming on. A few ...

Still loose ..., Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Still loose ...

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Tummy still not settled down so have to visit the local shop for the local remedy this morning.  There must be something about these tablets that targets the right place as they always seem to work pretty quickly. Some of Jai's friends visit and ...

What a fun day, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

What a fun day

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Still not feeling 100% I bike into Phon Thong this morning meaning to guy our flight tickets back to the UK for next spring.  Spend ages on the internet filling out all of the flights and passenger details, even allocating seats on all four flights, ...

A light at the end of the tunnel, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

A light at the end of the tunnel

A travel blog entry by steve_m

Feel decidedly better this morning but still ache everywhere as though someone gave me a good kicking last night - perhaps they did !  Things doget better as the day passes and as I eat something.  In the afternoon we go to visit Jai's brother ...

Baking Day, Ban Kham Na Di, Thailand travel blog

Baking Day

A travel blog entry by steve_m

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Saturday sees a big street market in the nearest town of Phon Thong.  It makes the town really busy and we tend to avoid going in today.  Jai has decided that there is a few things that she wants that we can only get on market day so we are ...

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