When a Cobra Strikes

It all started a couple of weeks ago. Our neighbour Tim (the only other Englishman on the mooban)¬†wondered over, trailing cigarette smoke as he did. "Hello mate," he said casually "just noticed we've got a King Cobra under the house, so..." he paused to shrug like a mechanic who had to suddenly charge you way …

Tell Your Tale- Guest Post #001

I done me my first guest blog. It's got poo jokes in it. Let's just say sophistication is my middle name... This is over at The Blogging Mama who is, by all accounts, a very nice lady. Cheers!

Baby Led Weaning

I'm not really a fan of hard work, it troubles me on a deeply personal level. So it was with some trepidation that I was looking at information on how to wean a child. It seems that there are an astronomical number of ways which are recommended to move your baby on to solid food, …

In The Shadow of Empire

I was chatting idly with my maid the other day putting the world to rights as I sat drinking hot tea in vain attempt to shift a deeply unpleasant bronchial infection that had kept me off work. Conversation circulated around the usual staples of children, her errant husband and international relations. After discussing the relative …

Thai Chili Peppers: The TasteHitch Method

Thai cuisine is dependent on the humble chilli pepper to give it that special spiciness that we know, love and regret in the morning. Many different methods of calculating the relative hotness of chilies have been devised with the classic Scoville scale being considered the most useful, scientific and standardised. Unfortunately, the Scoville scale relies …

Traffic

Getting around Bangkok is often like trying to walk up a downward running escalator. Slow, frustrating and makes you sweaty. So ubiquitous is the traffic problem in Bangkok that getting anywhere involves long waits in traffic, slowly adding the levels of benzine in your system. Planning ahead would be the logical choice in dealing with …