Mobi’s Latest Book – AZZY – Coming soon!
“The Six wives of Mobi D’Ark: Book One: AZZY” will be published on Amazon Kindle on 16th November, 2015 at the low price of £1.99 / $2.99.
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Home sweet Home
We are slowly settling into our new residence and the pile of boxes that at one stage threatened to overcome us has been substantially reduced.
Most of the necessary things for daily life have been unpacked and have found a suitable resting place; and a majority of the items still remaining in boxes consist mainly of the ‘junk’ one collects in the course of a lifetime which eventually becomes surplus to requirements.
Occasionally, I need something that is still packed away somewhere and I have to rummage around – sometimes successfully, sometimes not.
This morning I spent 30 minutes looking for my back brush scrubber and drew a blank. It’s not exactly a small item so I asked Lek if she’d come across it anywhere.
“Oh! I threw it away! It was very dirty!”
There is a danger that once we reach this stage of …..
Notes From a Tainted Paradise
Third in the World, no less…
It comes as no surprise to learn that Thailand has the third highest road accident fatality rate in the world. It is 38.1 deaths per 100,000 people.
Only the two war-ravaged, lawless, failed states of Iraq and Libya have higher death rates than Thailand.
Assuming a population of 67million, and assuming I’ve got my decimal point in the right place, Thailand’s road fatality rates translates into 26,000 deaths on the road each year. That’s 71 deaths per day! Even I have trouble believing it’s that bad, but who knows? Certainly hardly a day goes by when I don’t read about one or more road fatalities in and around Pattaya, so maybe it is correct.
There are 77 provinces in Thailand, and considering Pattaya is only a small part of one province, it would only take one death in each province per day to add up to this terrible total.
A majority of these accidents are motorcyclists, but there are still a large number …
Mobi’s Pics – UK 2015 (5)
Chatham Historic Dockyard
This week, I am returning to the photographs I took during our trip to the UK back in June, and I now have pleasure in publishing batch number 5, which features the bracing and enjoyable day we spent at Chatham Historical Dockyard in Kent.
The dockyard is massive and contains a number of warships, submarines and even a helicopter, as well as a rope making factory which is still functioning and is one of the oldest in the world.
If that wasn’t enough, there is also a massive museum dedicated to Lifeboats from around Britain.
Everything in this dockyard is beautifully maintained, and it was a pleasure to be shown around. The rope making demonstration was particularly interesting and I was amused at the use of a bicycle by staff to go from one end of the very long rope laying room to the other.
Fascinating stuff… enjoy the pics…