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Phuket Pie shop in South of Thailand. Full range of English Pies, pasties, Pork Pies, Sausage rolls,.. Pie and Mash, Pie Liquor and Mash etc. How it came about. Bit of insight into Thai life from the.. working point of view.

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  • Long time no pie
    on Aug 18, 2014
    Long layoff due to seismic changes in the world of pies.A major overhaul and re-hashing will take place, and a name change.   Subject to dashboard.Soon be heading on back up the rankings.food-drink linksTweet...
  • The best is yet to come
    on Jul 22, 2013
    food-drink linksMuch has happened this past year.  Pie shops moved and moved again, always in the right direction, but it has kept me pinned down.  We've moved from Phuket and Khao Lak and are now firmly established in Bangkok.Life is inter...
  • Of Spice and men.
    on Sep 9, 2012
    food-drink linksMuch talk of Chili this week, mostly concerning how hot they are out here and how many of us discovered that "Spicy" in Thailand means don't eat it unless you are Thai.. even if we did grow up eating Vindaloo curries, Kebabs with chil...
  • Three Thai Weddings
    on Aug 28, 2012
    food-drink linksI do love a good wedding, and in Thailand they are good.  Three good friends married or marrying this year and I am enjoying watching their preparations on Facebook.  Facebook being my friend in times of need, ie when I am l...
  • You'll always get a guy with a pie! JCC
    on Aug 21, 2012
    food-drink linksOld favourite of mine and just putting it up to share with some good friends.Anybody not familiar, is more than welcome to enjoy the brilliance of John Cooper ClarkeTweet...
  • Visitors to Thailand... Notes for Expats families
    on Aug 20, 2012
    food-drink linksA warm welcome is always assured in Thailand..... From the Thai's that is. When it comes to pleasing us crusty expats, it's a different matter altogether.  If you are here on Holiday, we won't notice you, and other than the exces...
  • Camera - essential Thai-bloggers equipment?
    on Aug 20, 2012
    food-drink linksBut for not having a camera I fancy I could have been quite a reasonable photographer.  I've seen plenty of interesting and amusing things, mentally framed the shot... then left without it.  A few more of my own pics and vid...
  • On the road again - The Pies are calling.
    on Aug 17, 2012
    food-drink linksOn the road again tonight on the VIP!!  really gone up in the world and I only hope the movie selection is worth the extra few bob.This year on my trips to Bangkok I have really suffered from poor CD selection on the busses. ...
  • Handsome man???? It's just Bad Manners
    on Aug 16, 2012
    food-drink Ignorance is bliss. When we first come to Thailand, we are blissfully unaware of what is going on "language wise" right  under our noses.  Lots of friendly sounding chatter and smiles.... must be saying the most wonderful things...
  • Hey big Spender! Spend a little time in Lumpini
    on Aug 15, 2012
    food-drink linksQueues, even short ones, are never a welcome sight in a 7/11.  Don't know what the continued attraction for me is... perhaps I like salty snacks, twice-melted chocolate bars, bags of Lay's Cheese and Onion flavoured air or just w...
  • Blog makeover, Typing lessons and incidental music
    on Aug 14, 2012
    food-drink linksGoing to work the blog over and try and develop a theme to it.  I know it's a bit erratic, but I've never been any different and am too old to change that now.One of the main threads running through my various lives is music. &nb...
  • Olympic madness - Bangkok Facebook marathon ends.
    on Aug 13, 2012
    food-drink links"I'll be watching more hours of Justin Bieber videos than Olympic events"..  I wrote!!Who would have believed that this old cynic would have been caught up in the recent spectacle that was the Olympic games 2012 in London.  ...
  • Alex Sayle saved my blog.
    on Aug 11, 2012
    food-drink linksQuiet day in the pie shop yesterday, hence the re-launch of the blog.  It's been a hard 4 months but not much to report other than the production and demolition of a few thousand pies.During a particularly boring conversation the...
  • It's the most wonderful time of the year. Songkran
    on Apr 12, 2012
    food-drink linksI always feel like breaking into song when Songkran comes around.  This year is number 12 for me and I have never ever failed to be impressed with the total anarchy that prevails here.  Not for everyone and there are some ha...
  • Tsunami . True faith in human nature....
    on Apr 12, 2012
    food-drink linksI've always liked people and can't think of anybody that I dislike or couldn't say something positive about.  It's the old Yorkshire adage "if you can't say owt nice, don't say owt at all" coming in.Yesterday my abiding faith in...
  • Phuket to Kok Kloy motorbike dash
    on Mar 29, 2012
    food-drink linksWhat a day that was. 5:00am start is normal for us, but the day just got wilder and wilder. Al fresco BBQ's always take some planning and managing, but with an incoming storm system and two nests of Red Ants to contend with, it took e...
  • Biggest Pie ever Colonel John Blashford Snell OBE
    on Mar 29, 2012
    food-drink linksOne of my early Heroes was Colonel John Blashford  Snell OBE .  This may surprise him as most of his contact with this 12-15 year old pieman was shouting at him to get back in line.He was famous as an explorer and had recent...
  • Free equipment in Thailand or delusion
    on Mar 26, 2012
    food-drink linksWell it's the end of the tax year again and we are all delighted to be tied up with red tape and beaten senseless with a stack of Kor por sor this Orr Bor Tor that and Kor Sor Head the other.   To lighten up the situation I tried...
  • Photographers - No pleasing some folk.
    on Mar 26, 2012
    food-drink linksQuick rant today.This past year, I have had FOUR professional photographers... with websites and followings etc. coming in as customers.One is a long standing friend of some 6 years, another I have known now for 2 years and the others...
  • Getting round bangkok - lost passport
    on Mar 23, 2012
    food-drink linksFor the first 4 years I lived here, Bangkok was just a place you passed through.  A place to sleep off jet lag, or have one last cheap chang beer before boarding the plane to France.  All that changed when I was struck there...

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