It is easier to get older than wiser!

Well that’s true… am I wiser…Depends…lol……….TIT ( This is Thailand )
TIT ONLY IN THAILAND……..I  never cease to be amazed at how much or how many people you can get on or in a bike, car or lorry. Do you know if I could have just 1 wish ……it would be to pick  this up and drop it smack in the middle of the M25…Ha Ha and watch the reaction……..For anyone who hasn’t experienced the M25 car park it’s in the UK.


It’s  Thai lesson time soon, my young grandson is helping me with my pronunciation and tones and I am feeling quite pleased so far…..but long way to go…..the teller is when you go out and ask for something in what you think is brilliant Thai and you get that blank look that say’s ..what!…..but hey ho will keep trying…..

It’s 86 degrees and rising..lovely……but no snow…xmas trees up and decorated, looks lovely…..but no snow……apparently the Uk is going to get some ferocious weather soon and when I see the pics and hear the moans bet I will be glad I have no snow.

There is always a way.….


Recipe is Squid Salad. ( Yam pra muek )


400 gm(14oz) baby squid.

5 Spring Onion.(sliced)

5 sm shallots.( thinly sliced)

20 cherry tomatoes. ( halved)

half sm cucumber sliced and quartered.

Coriander big bunch or again to taste..I like lots…(chop)

Mint. ( optional)

3 birds Eye Chillies chopped( seeds optional)

2 tblspns Fish Sauce.

Half lime juice.

Palm Sugar ( up to 2 tblspns ) again optional I don’t use but depends on personal preference.


Clean Squid.Getting all membrane off and remember to pull out plastic quill.

Cut head/parrots beak of tentacles( best bit)

Slice into 3/4 to inch slices.

Combine all ingredients.

Heat small amount of water in pan and add squid cook until opaque less than a minute, Drain on kitchen paper and combine with other ingredients.


Again taste and check seasoning. You cannot taste too much.

I just love Thai food one because of the taste and also because of the ease of preparation. It takes longer to chop ingredients than to cook the dish the majority of the time.  And as long as you  remember to taste, taste and adjust seasoning  to your personal taste and as you know by now I love chillies, fish sauce, coriander and mint in abundance . Enjoy!

Oh and serve with  Sticky/ Steamed Rice or noodles.

Yesterday was  our Craft Groups Xmas Lunch at a local Thai  Restaurant, I had one of my favorites…Massaman Gai and Keow Suey ( Steamed Rice ). Oh…and I think a copious amount of vino…..Massaman is quite a mild Thai   Curry with potatoes ( Man Farang) and what I always have if I am not sure about the other food on the menu…… somehow most restaurants get Massaman right……ha ha…..

The New Year sees me giving a demo on  how I make my jewelery..not sure about this as it comes from within…how do you demonstrate that?……. I just take my materials, cotton ,string, beads in my chosen colours and twist and knot as I go …all very individual but no pattern and no two alike so think I will just take my box of goodies , choose my colours and away we go..wish me luck….. If you fancy looking at my creations I have a FB page….Taylor Originals……Don’t quite know why I did that as I don’t sell them just make them for gifts…..just a means of showing my friends and family what I get up to as I am so far away from them.

Very excited as some friends are over from the Uk….meeting them Monday and so looking forward to it……..

Tchau…..anyone guess correct? it’s goodbye in Germanic.

Not long now folks 13 days…don’t know about you but I still have lots of shopping to do……So if you have to brave the hoards of shoppers this weekend….Good Luck…..Or are you an arm chair shopper?……I’m a bit of both…..Have a great weekend all of you and Happy  Shopping, Cooking or Partying.

Until next time.











2 thoughts on “It is easier to get older than wiser!

    1. blondieaka Post author

      It is one of my favorite salads…I never used to eat calamari until I tried this ..the only calamari I had ever had the misfortune to taste was the calamari rings coated in batter and were like tyre rubber… I hope you love this one as much as I do 🙂

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