Sunday, April 29, 2012

UK Drought 2012

Below are a few pictures of the effect the recently declared drought is having on the UK...

Apparently, May is going to be cold and dull....

No surprise then.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Thailand Swelters

The best place to be in the heat...

This last 2 weeks, Thailand has been sweltering in some of the hottest temperatures on record, and with no sign of a let up, people are beginning to complain.

Electricity consumption to power Air Con units as hit new demands every day and the Government is having to think of ways to help the poor pay for the extra usage.

Temperatures have been hitting 40C in Bangkok and in Central Thailand they have nearly hit the all time record of nearly 43C.

The good thing about this time of year, the humidity isn't quite as bad as usual so it's a more plesent heat, although anyone with no Air Con might disagree with me!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Drink and Drive, nearly compulsory

During the time I lived and spent in Thailand, I was never able to comply with the near expectation that I should drink and drive!

At times such as Songkran, the road death rates in Thailand sore to nearly 300 in five days. The carnage is shocking! Most of these road deaths involve at least one party being drunk. It is the norm to drink and drive.

Should you ever get stopped, a few hundred baht given to the Officer that stopped will solve any issues involving you being pissed. In the UK shame is used as a tool to stop people drink driving. If the shame doesn't work, then loosing your license, higher insurance policies and even jail deter most people.

I have been told by close friends in Thailand not to worry about drinking and driving, "everyone does it". Sadly I can't bring myself to do it! I couldn't cope with the guilt for the rest of my life.

Has the picture shows, even large breweries like Carlsberg endorse drink driving! I'm not sure our Advertising Standard Agency would like this advert.