Elton John ?

Trip Start Sep 21, 2011
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Trip End Mar 21, 2012


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Flag of Thailand  , Roi Et,
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Looking out of the front of the house this morning I see a piece of string dangling from the electric cables that pass us.  I am then given another piece of string that has to run from the first piece and is to be tied to our house.  Looking along the road I see that every house in Khamnadie is now tied together.  Yet more ceremonies etc at the village temple today.  I take Jai to friend Wan's house and see that at the corner of the village by their house is a temporary shrine where the string turns the corner.  I guess there are a number of these around the village at strategic points. 
Jai is off out with some friends this morning going to pick some leaves from trees, grass, etc for lunch ?  Did I want to ?  No thank you ...  Instead I biked into Phon Thong for a slight change of scenery.  En-route to Phon Thong we have to pass through a village known as Kamkare which I am told means crocodile in the local dialect.  Reckon it must be many a year since anyone saw a croc here but ...  Anyway, as ou enter the village there is a large yellow crocodile fashioned out of cement - Thais do love cement !! - sat at the junction of a few roads.  Every time I pass this croc I think of Elton John.  Not sure if this because of Yellow Brick Road or Crocodile Rock but probably a bit of both.
When I left Khamnadie this morning there were bright blue skies but as I approached Phon Thong rain started teeming down, still from apparently clear skies ?!!  Just made it to the internet before I would have got soaked.
With our departure date getting nearer I took the opportunity of booking our coach tickets from Heathrow to home.  In previous years I havent been able to complete an on-line booking from Thailand but thistime everythingseems to be in order - or so I hope !!  We are due home a little after 18:35 allowing for time to walk up the alley ...
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