The Prodigal Son
We are looking out over Bangkok from the Bayoke
from here can see just how big Bangkok is and
how well laid out it is . The amount of overhead
toll roads makes getting from A to B much easier
A tremendous amount of labour and cement has gone into
building this great city it is truly awe inspiring
I like this shot showing me with the backdrop of
the city and the diversity of building architecture styles
not boring and the population in 2010 was 8.2 million ..
Bangkok is Thailand's capital and is a large city known for
ornate shrines and vibrant street life . The boat filled Chao Phraya
River feeds its network of canals Flowing past the Rattanakosin Royal
district , home to the opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple
Nearby is Wat Pho Temple with an enormous reclining Buddha
and on the opposite shore , Wat Arun Temple with its steep steps
and Khmer-style spire .. Wat Arun is the Temple of the Dawn..
Here we are at the fruit buffet to the left of Apple can see the
sweet dishes . There was a lot of interesting ways that the
fruit was presented . A lot of curries a little too hot for me but
took note and will make some for myself the Jackfruit curry was
especially tasty .. Here is a recipe
Heat oil in a skillet over a medium heat
when hot , add cumin , mustard and nigella seeds
let them sizzle and pop
Next add coriander , turmeric ,black pepper and mix well .
Then add pureed tomato , salt and Jackfruit .
Uncover and cook for a few minutes to thicken
Eli has been to the gold shop and loves his new bracelet .
Gold is an investment and does not lose it's value .. There
are more gold shops in Bangkok and Asia in general also
India is another place where gold is king . it is used as a safety net
for hard times and can be converted into cash when needed in the most
extreme moments . It is more than just jewellery and has a know and
mostly stable value . There is something about Gold even if it was not
a precious metal it is very noble .
Very luxurious setting a charming room with light wood
panelling . There was a welcome drink of mango juice and we
took a table near the buffet . The curries were a little sharp for me
but nonetheless I tried a small taste and the Jack Fruit was very good
A hostess heated the nan bread and that was good for scooping
and took a little of the bite off the curry for me .
This moment being with my son and g/f will keep me going
with fond memories for time to come . And it is my belief good
positive memories add years to one's time on earth so
I say a big thankyou to both of these dear ones for their company
Elijah especially for coming all the way from Australia to see me
and arriving on Father's Day 2017 thank you Elijah .
He like me needed a sea change and we both got it in so many ways .
Dear one APPLE the great Thai lady she is born on Songkran
April the 13th an absolute Tinker Bell of charm and loves
Me and she tells me she Loves my family also well she has not met
them only Elijah so far and let's keep it that way .
I do remember being at a far flung Mega Border Market
Zhonglu near Cambodia and she helped me by picking out clothes
as Christmas presents she did it so carefully she does love clothes and
Has had a shop selling the same . I love her more each day sometimes .
Good to see you Dear Elijah a man with a heart of Gold and now
wearing it on his sleeve . Golden hearts and Golden bracelets
are all precious . You look happy and that makes me a very happy old
Blacksmith . Yes I was a blacksmith for nearly 20 years . Must have loved it
There was not a lot of money in it dirty hard work it was .. Now I am
relaxing in Bangkok in the pool ..
I cannot say enough about this good lady she is with me to the end
which is in sight but not next week we hope . Apple is a fire cracker at
times but I don't bite back she has my interests at heart always and looks
After me like a baby . She would have been a super Mum . To see here
with kids is to see love in action and they love her too . we all do .
Dear one Tinkerbell .
The last of the fruit buffet on the 44 floor of the Beyoke
Tower . I will come again some day . A most relaxing although very
Popular spot recommend it to all and sundry a new view of
The KOK ..
Next we looked for a dentist Elijah had a few to be done
and had already been to another dentist but he was closed . It was
Saturday and he closed at midday . No problem there are dentists
On every corner here and he was in getting an appraisal immediately
Next after a short discussion he was in for about an hour or more and
reappearing with 8 fillings done for 4000 TB.
Apple had a hard night
Looking towards the racetrack .