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by samster
January 19, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: World Sports
Topic: Grass Roots Footie 2018/19
Replies: 602
Views: 28916

Re: Grass Roots Footie 2018/19

Incredible refereeing display yesterday at Loftus Road. Not just the winning "goal" which was handled not once but twice by the goalscorer but the general ineptitude and inconsistencies. Leeds will still go up.
by samster
January 7, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: World Sports
Topic: FA Cup 2019/20
Replies: 25
Views: 934

Re: FA Cup 2019/20

The Gooner - Leeds game isn't bad, Khun Zinedine. Watching it now. Agree a very good game , first half all Leeds n they played some great footy , second half all Arsenal n they nicked a goal. LUFC didnt look at all out of place against their PL rivals ..could this be the year the mighty whites get ...
by samster
January 4, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: World Sports
Topic: English Premier League 2019/20
Replies: 246
Views: 7051

Re: English Premier League 2019/20

Some changes are no doubt needed but could make things worse ..as in this VAR .. worst thing since Leeds Utd were in the EPL .. in thats decades ago i think. DM Only another 4 months to wait and we will be back. Personally, I think it's a farce. For me we should look at the NFL challenge system. On...
by samster
December 29, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Highway 2 heading North
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: Highway 2 heading North

G/f driving over to Ubon to see family was stopped at checkpoint. No fine but, gave her water, a snack and offered to check over her car.

Shes got great legs but, apparently they were doing it for everybody
by samster
October 29, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 166
Views: 8666

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

My interpretation is the same as yours JS. I will fight tooth and nail (and probably lose!) to prove my insurance is acceptable next June.
by samster
October 29, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 166
Views: 8666

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

I am on a 1 year permission to stay on OA visa. The Visa was June 2018 to June 2019. I purchased a multi entry re-entry permit and have re-entered twice since (last time mid October) with no issues. My plan is to take at least 2 more trips before expiration of permission to stay and I dont envisage ...
by samster
October 12, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 166
Views: 8666

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

For Brits. Just had a quick look at the RTE website in London and, also tried the Consulate website in Hull. Good news appears to be that Hull now appears to be issuing visas again. I had found them extremely helpful previously and was disappointed when everything had to be d/w on line with the Emba...
by samster
October 12, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 166
Views: 8666

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

Interesting point jackspratt. I am in a similar position and will be leaving Thailand over xmas. I could be wrong but, given that you, like me, have permission to stay until 2020 and hold a re-entry permit, I cannot see how they can ask for insurance until after this permission to stay expires. This...
by samster
October 12, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Why oa visa
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

Re: Why oa visa

You can only get a retired Visa if on state pension Is that the criteria at the Thai Embassy in London? Receiving a UK state pension? It was when I applied in June 2018 (see separate thread). I am presently on the 2nd year of my OA visa and, on its expiry, will need to give thought as to how I appl...
by samster
October 11, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Why oa visa
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

Re: Why oa visa

You can only get a retired Visa if on state pension
by samster
September 24, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: ANYONE USED SUPERRICH TO EXCHANGE £ NOTES TO BAHT
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: ANYONE USED SUPERRICH TO EXCHANGE £ NOTES TO BAHT

"Best" - superlative. "Amongst the best" - comparative.
by samster
September 24, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: ANYONE USED SUPERRICH TO EXCHANGE £ NOTES TO BAHT
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: ANYONE USED SUPERRICH TO EXCHANGE £ NOTES TO BAHT

Yes. It's a Santander Zero Card and, my experience has been that the rate has always been better than local exchange.
by samster
September 24, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: ANYONE USED SUPERRICH TO EXCHANGE £ NOTES TO BAHT
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

Re: ANYONE USED SUPERRICH TO EXCHANGE £ NOTES TO BAHT

Some cards, including Santander CC, give fee free cash from ATMs - although you need to put money in your account beforehand. The exchange rate is usually similar to Transferwise which is amongst the best available
by samster
September 15, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: World Sports
Topic: Ashes 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 6300

Re: Ashes 2019

You really think the Aussie batters are good enough to get 400 Barney? My crystal ball says England will bowl your lot out cheaply with Smith finally running out of luck. The Ashes were won by a combination of Smith's brilliance and moments of good fortune (including winning some important tosses). ...
by samster
September 10, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: World Sports
Topic: Ashes 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 6300

Re: Ashes 2019

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49639222

Take that back Statto.

Come across Sir Geoff on several occasions (most recently in July) and the guy is a legend.
by samster
September 10, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: RooJai Car and Motorbike Insurance
Replies: 63
Views: 5534

Re: RooJai Car and Motorbike Insurance

Thanks for the hints but, I’m a salesman’s dream and can’t be bothered to haggle for a few thousand Baht..... and I’m a Yorkshireman!!!

Guess, after 12 years I’m becoming Thai.
by samster
September 10, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Insurance
Topic: RooJai Car and Motorbike Insurance
Replies: 63
Views: 5534

Re: RooJai Car and Motorbike Insurance

Just a heads up and, no big deal but, called to cancel my insurance today as I am replacing with a new vehicle with insurance via dealer. Apparently, if you cancel in the first year you get a rebate but, they deduct the THB 1000 voucher given when taking out the policy. Seemed fair enough! Generally...
by samster
September 10, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: World Sports
Topic: Ashes 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 6300

Re: Ashes 2019

Could have been a different story but for the no ball. Smith got lucky a few times but, he was the only class cricketer on show.

Great news from the Palace. At last its Sir Geoffrey!

https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/49641823
by samster
September 7, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: I'm Looking For....
Topic: Glasses or Optician
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: Glasses or Optician

Not Udon but, Khon Kaen and shows the value of shopping around. Lost my prescription sun glasses and went to Central with an old frame looking for new lenses. Complication is that I return to UK on Tuesday and, need before. First shop (independent). Can do but THB 2500 (equivalent in UK for my presc...

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