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Quotes Challenge…Day 3…Oh dear!

Many thanks to Sally for nominating me for this 3-day challenge…Once she reads this she will probably think I am the nutty one and never challenge me again…

You can find Sally( S) stands for Sane One here https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/?s=quote+challenge+day+2

Oh! Just realised Carol( C ) stands for crazy one! What can say..please read on….

Where was I ???

Oh yes…..3 days is quite ample for me and also picking 3 people ..some of these challenges want not just blood and tears but the whole caboodle… I mean 15 people…and 20 questions ..Do that and you qualify for mastermind….

Just 3 days is cool……

For the last day I am not picking anyone.. if you want to do it…pick up the gauntlet …as Nike says,  Just do it!

My final quote ….Well, it was going to be….

Why didn’t Noah SWAT those mosquitos?…Anonymous…

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But…Mosquitoes are needed by birds, frogs, dragonflies and various other insect-eating creatures i.e Bats. Without them, the bases of many different food chains would collapse or have a severe shift… Drat!

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Back up my hard drive? How do I put it into reverse? #sayquotable

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Much too technical for Moi…

 

So I decided on a nice one..not quirky..just nice…

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ” I’m possible!………Audrey Hepburn.

That’s true, so chins up and onward we go! And my what I never thought I would do was??????

With the help of a Mojito or 2…… absolutely out of my comfort zone and…….

Amazing ! What Fun!

I went to Improv which is a form of live theatre and it was brilliant..I recommend anyone to try it…Had one amazing time ..still buzzing..and if you don’t know what it is…

It’s short sketches e.g someone picks a page number in a book.You pick the part you are playing. One person says a sentence anything whatever they are thinking and you reply exactly what is written down( but they don’t know what your script is they are just doing their own impromptu of the top of THEIR head ..get it? such fun….

Wow, what a night.

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If you had been a fly on the wall you would have seen Moi..like you had never seen me before…..I didn’t know anyone just the person I had gone with which was just as well…lol

I think I deserved an Oscar for those performances!

When all I probably needed was a doctor???????

I really am quite sane…I am…

If you dare to venture over to my new blog it is quite calm, peaceful a haven of tranquillity…..Please do I need some followers and shares whatever really as a new blog…

https://myhealthyretirement.com

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Until next time…If they let me out….Anyone have another challenge for me??? I thought not…..he he

Love you all xx

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Carols Work in Progress – A #WiPW Guest Post!

Many thanx to Shaun from Clockwork Clouds for allowing me to guest post on his blog…Please pop over and see him he has a lovely blog and it is worth a read 🙂

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I don’t know about you, but I can often get into the mindset that “there’s time to do something later” and, as such, I put dreams and passions to one side. The horror stories I then go on to hear, though, can make you think you’ll never get there; that a passion put to one side will never be felt. That said, sometimes you hear a story where a hobby was rediscovered, where the pieces aligned unexpectedly. Sometimes you’ll hear a story that shows us just how truly unpredictable life can be…. Carol, of Retired? No one told me! and MyHealthyRetirement.com, shares that kind of inspirational tale in today’s Work in Progress Wednesday (WiPW)! Please have a read.

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Work in Progress!

WipW…..Shaun has very kindly allowed me to guest post on his blog and a very nice blog it is so give him some…

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Wat Baan Waeng or Heaven and Hell.

50 km’s north of Udon Thani where we now live is Wat Baan Waeng or Pho Chai Sri as it is also known.

It is home to larger than life statues and sculptures which depict the heaven and hell side of Buddhism. So in other words if you stray from the path of the five precepts of Buddhism then “Hell” is what awaits you.

It shows the fate or karma of these individuals and the gory fates that await them for their sins.

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Initially when we pulled into the temple we were met with the scene of monks sitting, children playing and stalls selling trinkets, spiritual items and a well. The water level of which is always very high so if you do want to peer down into the blackness then first remove your shoes before you step onto the plinth. The well according to local folktales just appeared!

Such tranquility that we  thought we had chanced upon the wrong temple(wat).

But no, if you follow the path lined with Buddhas statues you will be led through beautiful gardens, music playing, good food and drink everything that heaven is meant to be.

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Happy smiles and music playing.

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All plaques and writing are in Thai so it will enhance your visit if you have someone with you who can read Thai.

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The tree of life depicting the man or king at the top surrounded by ladies. Showing as flowers hanging from the tree of life.

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Do not be fooled!

You are now entering hell.

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You will then come upon statues showing the horrific torture that you would suffer if you went to hell. Depending on your sin your punishment would fit the crime. A liar would have his tongue removed and a thief his hands.

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Forced to climb the thorny tree or be eaten by the waiting dogs. It looks like he wasn’t quite quick enough.

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A liar…Off with your tongue!

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Boiling liquid!

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Cruelty to animals will not be tolerated.

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Karma reigns!  What goes around comes around as the saying goes.

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A fruitless gesture, begging for mercy I don’t think any mercy was going to be granted here.

I hope you enjoyed this trip through heaven and hell, it will be on my to visit again list as there is a temple being built in the middle of the lake there which promises to be a lovely tranquil place to sit and read or write.

If you enjoy my travels around Thailand I can also be found on Niume and Mytrendingstories where I share my travels and recipes, fruits of Thailand and much more.

 

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I hope you enjoy!

 

 

Sala Keoku Sculpture Park. Thailand

Featuring giant sculptures is Sala Keoku sculpture park in Nong Khai close to the Laos border.

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This first picture helps you to put into perspective how high these sculptures are. See how they tower over everything.

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The park features giant concrete sculptures some 25 metres or more high they are gigantic and the park has in excess of 100 statutes I think it is made all the more amazing as there are so many and all close to one another. The sculptures were inspired by Buddhism and Hinduism  thus contain images of Buddha, Vishnu, Shiva, a goddess of multiple arms, Naga snakes and all kind of human/animal hybrids.

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Legend tells us that a young man called Luang pu bun Sulilat  fell  into a cave where he met a hermit called Keoku who became his spiritual mentor, after completing an apprenticeship and graduating he began sculpting and in 1958 built his first concrete garden in Laos. This park is called Buddha Park and is near the town of Vietienne in Laos.

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When the communists came to power Sulilat was very afraid that his unorthodox views would not be understood and he escaped over the border into Thailand. He was very popular locally and in 1978 he started on the construction of Sala Keoku aided by donations of building materials from the  local areas. The park actually took 20 years to complete and became something of  a religious headquarters. It is not a Wat ( temple) but many people come here to pray.

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After a bad fall from one of hs sculptures Sulilat died from his injuries. His body is buried in the main building which has many pictures of Sulilat throughout his life and is almost as strange as the sculptures he crafted it is also claimed by his faithful followers  that his hair still grows.

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If you get opportunity to visit this lovely quirky park then it will not disappoint and afterwards you can go down to the banks of the Mekong and either watch a sunset like this one..

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Or wander through the market which sells many lovely goods from neighbouring Laos and Cambodia and the prices are very reasonable and the Laos whiskey is very nice. Just saying.

Thank you for reading this and please feel free to share or reblog.

Until next time stay safe and laugh a lot .

The best Ladies and Gents signs I have seen in ages!

We visited a local hotel as our daughter was staying there and it is rather retro…these ladies and gents signs caught my eye.

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The use of kitchen spoons and decorating bits( paint brush) made them quite unique.

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For the gents it was plumbing items and an old pair of goggles..very ingenious……I just love anything that is quirky and these were certainly that.

Well that’s it for now short and sweet…..my grandson kindly shared what he had with me …so it’s back to bed to feel sorry for myself …I hate being ill…until next time take care, stay safe , laugh a lot, love you all 🙂