With the paperwork complete I dare to visit the village hair salon for a trim and come out with my hjead shaved shorter than it has ever been. At least it will last for a long time.
I sit on the floor of our main room with paperwork all around me and plod through the laborious task of completing all of the nonsense questions that are asked on Jai's visa application form. The form is exactly the same as normal although this time we are requesting a 5 year visa and not a 6 month one. Not only does this give us the flexibility to come and go easily it also means that we wont have the inconvenience and expense of trips down to Bangkok for the next four years - presuming that they grant the visa ... ?!