"O God, I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams." - Hamlet Act II scene ii
30 November 2011
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25 November 2011
Trying to forget you but somehow it seems
My thoughts ever stray to our last sweet embraces
Over the sea on the Island of Dreams
High in the sky is the bird on the wing
Please carry me with you
Far far away from the mad rushing crowd
Please carry me with you
Again I would wander where memories enfold me
There on the beautiful Island of Dreams
Far far away on the Island of Dreams
- Bed Making
- Driving golf buggy
- Re-thatching roofs
- Washing Up
- Cutting toenails
- Bowling cricket balls
- Application of sun protection cream and after-sun cream
- Emptying commodes
- Annihilation of spiders, rodents and stinging insects
- Campfire song and dance
23 November 2011
21 November 2011
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14 November 2011
13 November 2011
11 November 2011
9 November 2011
8 November 2011
- No spitting in public places or in full view of other citizens. If you must spit, do it in private.
- If you do not possess a disabled drivers' badge, you most definitely must not park in any bays that are clearly reserved for disabled fellow citizens as that could be injurious to their well-being.
- If you must masticate chewing gum, dispose of it sensibly and hygienically. Wrap it in paper and toss it in the nearest waste-bin.
- If you are a parent, make sure that you exercise good control of your children in public. Allowing them to scream and run around like little animals is socially unacceptable.
- If you are a cyclist, do not ride your bike on the pavement or disregard traffic lights.
- If attending the cinema or theatre, get there early, ready for the start of the performance and do not speak or eat noisily during the show.
- Stop what you are doing when a funeral cortège passes.
- Do as you would be done by (Do unto others as you would have done unto yourself)
7 November 2011
6 November 2011
"Two weeks ago, when the floodwaters first came, they were as clear as crystal. You could see every detail on the roads, the blades of grass on the lawns, even the patterns on some newly liberated carp fish that escaped from a neighbour's pond. Now the water is jet black, a miasma of oily swirls, rubbish and debris, all stinking of rot."
- Jetjaras Na Ranong (Bangkok) Nov 6th 2011
Above, the iconic Buddha's head at Wat Mahahtat, Ayutthaya now re-emerging from the floodwaters and below, when Shirley and I viewed it in April:-
5 November 2011
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1 November 2011
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