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  1. I am not suggesting that anyone uses an agent to circumvent the law, merely to make life easy for yourself and remove the uncertainty.
  2. Hardly dreamers. If anything they were the original realists and very practical theoretical scientists. You don't achieve a whole lot by just 'dreaming'. Germans are in my view, the quintessential down to earth realists and practical innovators, but like all generalisations about race, it may be wildly wrong in other people's opinion.
  3. because its easy and trouble free. Like all converts, I am now a fanatic for using agents.
  4. For me its: All my garden tools. I can only replace them here with very inferior products. All of our kitchen pots and pans. Tools of all kinds A new ipad Our chain saw Knives, the ones here are rubbish The washing machine The dish washer Decent T shirts and shorts that actually fit. A suit My motorbike My sense of fun My kids I'm sure that this is not a exhaustive list. I will think of many other bits and pieces over time.
  5. Okay. no problem. We do give them tick medicine, but so did a friend of ours and his dog died from the effects of a tick bite. I admit that I am quite paranoid about their safety. Our boy dog has already had Parvo virus, from which he recovered after hospital treatment and also a chest infection, so he's obviously not the strongest dog around. I know that I am over protective, but better that than to lose him early. Meant to add that the cat died of a liver fluke that the Vet said probably came from eating the little lizards.
  6. it's your life. Ask for medical advice and opinions on a general forum, and that's what you get. Take it or leave it, up to you.
  7. Thank you, it took me a long time and much deep consideration to come up with it.
  8. I never said that it was. Quote from my post: possibly among other measures.
  9. What a dumb post. Of course they are vaccinated. You decide how you deal with your dogs, but don't insult my intelligence by suggesting that I don't know how to look after mine. I could say more, but I would probably be banned and you and your views are not worth it.
  10. Not sure what you are trying to indicate here by posting this article. You live in a tropical country and you have been told that your blood in thicker than it should be. What more indication do you need that, possibly among other measures. you need to drink more water, a fatal heart attack or blood clot? 'I told you so' isn't going to be too helpful to you at your funeral.
  11. It also advisable to get it translated into Thai and notarised. That can be done quite cheaply in Thailand, less cheaply in the US or UK. That helps when you have to produce a certificate here, to a person in authority, who doesn't read or write English. You will be surprised how often you have to produce your marriage certificate.
  12. The combination of lakes at and around 'Silver Lake' are brimming full and they are laying irrigation pipes as we speak. It's not all doom and gloom.
  13. Light but regular aerobic exercise will help and it will prompt you to drink more. 2 litres a day is too little in this or any other climate. I drink that much between dinner and bedtime. My average is around 6 litres a day of various liquids. Yes it means that I get up to pee a lot in the night, but so what, better that than a blood clot.
  14. As I wrote, the climate is not the issue, the issues are around what walks, runs, slithers, crawls, flies, infects and bites. Climate is the least of the problems for domestic dogs here.
  15. Its not the heat that is the issue, it's packs of soi dogs, it's ticks and other dangers on land that could be good for dogs, even snakes, lizards, poisonous toads and centipedes that litter waste land. It's the prevalence of Parvo virus on untreated land and other viruses carried by wild dogs and cats. The tropics is no place for a domestic dog. Our garden is quite large so we are able to spray and generally safe guard the dogs as much as we can, but it's a great pity that they don't have the freedom that dogs in the more temperate countries enjoy. However, it is what it is and it's why we would never consider owning larger dogs.
  16. On our last visit there a few years ago, we rented A 4X4 and set off up into the mountains to the west. We took a wide circular route on the map and what a wonderful day. We ended up on cart tracks through villages that hardly see a Thai never mind a Farang. Set off at first light and it was dark when we got back to our hotel. Great adventure.
  17. Oh hell, another senior moment, sorry. It is 2nd August. I really shouldn't be let out on my own.
  18. Stupidly, I am just over a week late for my 90 day report. Should have been 2nd August. Anyone any idea of the fine I am in for?
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