Inveterate dabbler in business, travel, gadgets & life

A Morning view

The mornings here in Ban ThaRuea are so perfect. A cool breeze from the west that’s come over the Myanmar mountains and the lake with a air temperature of 22°C at 8am . OK we have a predicted high of 38°C at 2pm which means I will be ready for my cool swim in the lake at 5pm

What a great place to live at 76.5 years old 🙂

Here is the view from our balcony table.

Balcony view looking west to the National Park

Shabushi lunch

Shabushi offers an unlimited lunch in Phetchaburi 😀

Lunch at Shabushi

The app approves, its camera driven AI says

Lunch at Shabushi
Non stop food conveyor

Not bad for ฿426 (£9.43) per person we have 1hr 30min before a surcharge is added.


I’ve restarted using the app on the IPhone. I thought I would check how long it thought I would live 🙂

Not bad for a 76 year old!

I’ve found it rather buggy and obviously it’s been designed by a 30 year old with very small fonts & low contrast text!

My favourite thing is the AI calculations from my food photos

A days food intake

Will continue with it for a while and see if anything happens to my weight so far not so good 🙁

Last weeks weight chart from the Weight Diary iphone app

The countdown begins!

PBP Course 2023

-298Days -3Hours -21Minutes -6Seconds

It’s one week beforeToday I start my first Paris Brest Paris Audax something I always said I would never attempt 🙂 but I succumbed and now we are in Rambouillet


I’m rider O195 with a start time of 19:30 on Sunday 20th August with a finish time 90 hours later on Thursday 24 August at 13:30.

You can check my progress at this link. Honey’s progress can be checked at this link she starts 30 minutes before me at 19:00.

Our progress is automatically updated at the control towns:

The times are my official closing times at each control, I can exceed one or two but the overtime has to be corrected by the next one. So my sleep is going to suffer, according to Autosleep my Sleepbank currently has over 9 hours of credit 🙂