Saturday, 23 September 2017

We Had A Quiet Day,

but in the evening We were out,


 to the Thepprasit Road weekend night market, new for this week, this stall had opened up on the pavement where the mobile food stalls pitch up,

the owner of this small mobile stall does not pitch up, He just walks hoping that someone will stop Him and buy a juice,

 where as this stall stays put, next to it the stall I will be visiting next,

to buy the cats one of these battery operated eyes lite, moving, yapping dogs, the white one I bought last week drown, when Cable took it for His usual evening play in the pool, so this week a pink one that we will make sure Cable does not take for a swim, 

 a bit of cloud looking towards Jomtien, 

 We were hoping it was not going to rain, 

 looking inland the clouds looked a bit ominous,

 I made my way past one of the mobile fruit sellers,

 rain awnings were being put up over every stall, 

 opposite the bar tonight, a stall selling shorts and shirts, the other selling crocs and flip-flops,

 the peanut seller waiting for customers,

 not much appears to have happened to the steelworks,

 the workers in the fruit stall filling the display shelves,

 quiet a few customers at the end of the pet section,

 We needed some cat food as usual,

 three boxes of wet food, one yellow, one pink of dry food,

 sunset over the market,

 I decided to have a look around, 

at some of the food stalls,

in the covered area,

 the selection was almost endless,

 most of which I had never tried,

 but these I had, sushi,

 and that is what Diana will be buying for Me later for tonight's evening meal, 

 when having seafood these are the normal crabs that are cooked,


but these I have never seen before with a large dot with two smaller dots on every carapace,

 bugs and shrimps, 

 and lots of precooked foods for takeaways,

 a quick look at another sushi stall, 

 and I was soon back at the bar,

 watching the mobile ice cream sellers walk past,

 and this chap with coloured toys,

 Brian joined Me at the bar,

 as night and the rain closed in, after saying our farewells it was a dash for home between showers, 

 Diana had bought a takeaway for Herself,

 and here is My sushi, 

then it was time to give the cats their new toy, they were totally underwhelmed, hopefully a new set of batteries tomorrow will make it a little more lively,

next feet up for The Departed, a story of double dealings, gangs and police, with undercover agents in both camps, but who will discover who first? great acting and sets, We then rounded off the evening with another couple from the series We are really enjoying, Suits, and with that We were off to bed.


The Isle Of Dogs,

no not this one,


this one is in East London

I mean this one, Isle Of Dogs, if you liked Wall-E, this could be the film for You, it is Wes Anderson’s first film since 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, one of My favourite films and as an aside has eleven actors from his Grand Budapest Hotel who provide voices for this animation and features a star-studded voice cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Tilda Swinton and Yoko Ono, Isle of Dogs is set in a dystopian future Japan where, following an outbreak of canine flu, all dogs have been banished to an island made of rubbish, the film follows a little boy on a mission to find his lost pup. 

for a brief preview here is the trailer that has just been released, it looks like great fun, the film is to be released at the end of March 2018. 


For No Apparent Reason,

I came across this totally different candle holder,


the more I look at it the more detail is in the octopus, it was posted at the Crafts subreddit, what an amazing piece of pottery.


Pirates And Parrots,

always seem to go well together,


the feathered status symbol the parrot, will always be associated with pirates thanks to Long John Silver from Treasure Island and of course from Pirates of the Caribbean amongst others, but what happens in the parrot shop if there is only an ugly one left?

that was the question that third year animation students at The Animation Workshop in Denmark, asked, and they came up with this delightful animation, Parrot Away, well worth a mug of coffee to watch, even more when you consider it was made by third year students.


Friday, 22 September 2017

Diana Wanted To Go Window Shopping,

so that was My cue,


 out with the Wild Gears, 

 having completed the first rather complex pattern,

 I decided on over laying another,

 I just love the way what appear to be totally random lines, as you draw them, come together as the shape is finished, 

 I decided on another,

 but I slipped,

 just here, 

 a slip, or going over a line twice as I did here happens every now and then,

 I carried on adding new shapes and patterns,

 and adding a few colours, 

 as well as basic colours,

I had a few metallic pens, looking like yellow the gold really does have a pleasing sparkle to it,

by this point Alex called by for a soda and a chat, as it happened I had already decided to call it a day, My arm was aching, if some one suffers from poor hand, eyes and brain coordination, this is the perfect way to get things in sync! just as Alex left Diana arrived from shopping, so I called it a day,

after our evening meal We watched, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which We thoroughly enjoyed as We have all of the others in the series,

then another romp into fantasy land with The Sorcerer's Apprentice, great fun for all, again for Us thoroughly enjoyable, with stunning special effects as had Pirates, to round the evening off a couple from Suits then We were off to bed.