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by Bonanza
March 17, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: UK to put all citizens over 70 into MANDATORY isolation
Replies: 32
Views: 1426

Re: UK to put all citizens over 70 into MANDATORY isolation

I think the idea behind the over 70s isolation is to protect the over 70s :D All (or large majority) those who have died in the UK have been between 65-80yo. This is the cohort that has the least resistance to fight the virus. :( If you don't come into contact with others then you have less chance o...
by Bonanza
March 12, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Luggage Scales
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: Luggage Scales

Thanks Niggly - got some from Robinson's this evening (at eight times the Lazada price!!). :D

Thanks also to the posters of other suggestions. :D Originality raised a few smiles!
by Bonanza
March 12, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: Luggage Scales
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Luggage Scales

Does anyone know where I can purchase a set of hand held digital scales for weighing luggage? I need them before Sunday so using Lazada won't work. Has anyone actually seen a set in a shop in Udon? Any help appreciated :D :D
by Bonanza
March 6, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Will it ever STOP????
Replies: 49
Views: 2598

Re: Will it ever STOP????

Thanks Statto for bringing me up to date. How does this compare with the average of 17,000 per year for 'ordinary' flu ?
by Bonanza
March 6, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Will it ever STOP????
Replies: 49
Views: 2598

Re: Will it ever STOP????

How the corona virus will behave is unknown, but the media hype (helped by dicks on facebook etc) it is feared that it will be another epidemic like the Asian flu of 1918-20. Well, it may be so, but at this time there has not been a death in the UK, however, the 'ordinary' flu virus has resulted as ...
by Bonanza
March 4, 2020, 11:46 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Water filter system
Replies: 20
Views: 817

Re: Water filter system

Thirty years ago when working in central Africa, for potable water we had to boil the water for twenty minutes and then purify through ceramic filters (Berkfeldt). Took about 2hrs to get 20 litres. Here, I have 20litre containers of drinking water delivered at 10baht each. :D
by Bonanza
February 2, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: U.K.
Topic: The all-new "Getting BREXIT Done" thread.
Replies: 102
Views: 6601

Re: The all-new "Getting BREXIT Done" thread.

Greater Manchester has almost the same population as Latvia, but the GDP of Greater Manchester is U$60 billion and the GDP of Latvia is U$30 billion. However, under EU rules the president of Latvia had the same voting power as the Prime Minister of UK - and the power to veto UK suggestions. The same...
by Bonanza
February 2, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: So they are banning plastic bags - Keiser Report
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: So they are banning plastic bags - Keiser Report

Since TESCO banned plastic bags in Kut Chap, customers have carried their goodies out to the car in the green shopping baskets. Unfortunately a large number of customers have gone on step further and driven off with them. :shock: As a result there are virtually no shopping baskets at TESCO Kut Chap....
by Bonanza
February 2, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Fatties Don't Book Thai Airways BUSINESS Class
Replies: 78
Views: 5041

Re: Fatties Don't Book Thai Airways BUSINESS Class

......I actually respectfully decline when the girl on Thai Smile offers the meal to to me.

A little bit selfish - I always take the meal home and give to the little girl next door who considers it a treat! :D
by Bonanza
January 26, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Fatties Don't Book Thai Airways BUSINESS Class
Replies: 78
Views: 5041

Re: Fatties Don't Book Thai Airways BUSINESS Class

Part of me sympathises with these three ladies - but part of me understands Thai Airways perspective. I think that this is essentially a 'cultural' issue. In the 'West' (in this case including the antipodes) our culture, sensitivity and political correctness means that all citizens have to be treate...
by Bonanza
January 17, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Yes it really happened
Replies: 418
Views: 30994

Re: Yes it really happened

From Google - The first British telephone directory was published on 15 January 1880 by The Telephone Company. It contained 248 names and addresses of individuals and businesses in London; telephone numbers were not used at the time as subscribers were asked for by name at the exchange.
by Bonanza
December 25, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: U.K.
Topic: The all new "Scottish Independence Referendum" thread
Replies: 71
Views: 4750

Re: The all new "Scottish Independence Referendum" thread

There have been thirty years of terrorism and more than three thousand deaths in Northern Ireland on the topic of whether or not to join with the Republic of Ireland. Has the SNP thought that there might be some fanatics in Scotland (and England) who consider a break away from the UK unacceptable? I...
by Bonanza
December 17, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Sony's new ground-breaking technology
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Sony's new ground-breaking technology

Quote: '................. to save the world. As a matter of fact, this piece of equipment uses only 70 Watts to produce an output of 1 kW..... .. :D One of the basic Laws of Physics can be explained as: 'Energy can be neither created nor destroyed, and where it appears to have done s0 it has merely ...
by Bonanza
December 12, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: U.K.
Topic: The U.K.'s Christmas Election
Replies: 148
Views: 6412

Re: The U.K.'s Christmas Election

I really can't see what all the fuss is about - fake news, gullible voters, newspapers etc.

Be patient for a few more hours and we will all find out how the British electorate has decided to vote.

(Then wait for the losers to tell us why it is all wrong etc etc ad nauseum, ad infinitum.)
by Bonanza
December 3, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Plastic Bags
Replies: 59
Views: 2257

Re: Plastic Bags

One of the fastest growing chain of shops in the UK is the fashion chain 'Primark'. Since it's introduction to the UK it has used brown paper bags in various sizes - which I understand are bio-degradable. :D I have no idea about the 'green/eco-friendly' aspects of paper bags: but at least they aren'...
by Bonanza
November 28, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Restaurants
Topic: Dose Espresso - Nice Bistro Across from Maeya (Sponsor)
Replies: 135
Views: 31084

Re: Dose Espresso - Nice Bistro Across from Maeya (Sponsor)

Quote - The Dose across from Maeya............... Ditto the other location. So, could someone please explain where either of these places is located? Preferably with a point on the map.
by Bonanza
November 8, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Another UK pension hit.
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

Re: Another UK pension hit.

Very simply put, for anyone resident in UK the first £12,500 of annual income in UK (from any source) is free of tax. After that you are taxed on all UK income. The UK Government pension is well below this level and therefore not taxed at source.
by Bonanza
October 16, 2019, 12:08 am
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Visa Exemption Extension
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

Re: Visa Exemption Extension

Thanks for your feedback, especially Logboy who has done it. :D
by Bonanza
October 13, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Visa Exemption Extension
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

Visa Exemption Extension

I have a friend planning a visit from UK and wishing to stay for about six weeks. If he arrives and gets a 30 day 'Visa Exemption' at Bangkok airport, is it possible to get his stay (ie visa) extended at Udon Immigration? Has anyone actually done this?

Thanks :D
by Bonanza
September 14, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Consolidated Jokes
Replies: 873
Views: 74032

Re: Consolidated Jokes

The other day a friend asked me if I spoke to my wife when making love, but I explained that I usually had the phone switched off.

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