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The “family” guest house

Friday, 14 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 37 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I seem to be besieged.  My wife’s family has come to stay with us.  Her brother and her cousin and her mother are all staying in the house…

Grey Power

Friday, 07 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 36 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, A few weeks ago you had someone called Ginger write to you complaining about older foreigners, which then produced a few reader’s letters all saying what a berk…

Walking on the moon

Friday, 07 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 36 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I saw that Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has just died.  He did that first moon walk 40 something years ago but there are still…

I’ll have a little water with mine!

Friday, 07 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 36 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am coming over at Xmas for a few weeks R&R and would like to know if it is safe to drink the water there in Pattaya?  If…

Harry writes to Hillary for help

Friday, 07 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 36 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I enjoy your bits each week and the advice is right on.  It’s always fun to read and you give me a smile each week.  Somebody said you…

Public holiday problems

Friday, 31 August 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 35 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I get confused with all the holidays in Thailand.  Every month there appears to be some sort of public holiday, and even all the western holidays seem to…

Monarch of the Glen

Friday, 31 August 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 35 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Once a week I have a night out with the boys from work.  Usually this means I get home in the wee small hours (early closing time these…

The “me first” culture

Friday, 31 August 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 35 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, With all these men writing to you to say how they have been tricked or cheated in Thailand, perhaps it is time to say that not everyone has…

Where’s my champers?

Friday, 31 August 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 35 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, How many chocolates and champagnes did you get for Xmas/New Year/birthday/Buddhist Lent and all other calls by you begging for them, and do you really think you deserved…

Desserts with dinner

Friday, 24 August 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 34 By Hillary
Desserts with dinner Dear Hillary, I have found recently that I have become very attracted to a waitress in our favorite restaurant.  We go there every Friday night and I…

A dinner date?

Friday, 24 August 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 34 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, My girlfriend works in a shopping center and gets off around 11 p.m. most nights.  The relationship is in the early stages, and we are not living together…

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend?

Friday, 24 August 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 34 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, The other morning I picked up my husband’s clothes which he had left in the bathroom, having been out for a night on the town with the boys.…

Office headache

Friday, 24 August 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 34 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, They are doing alterations in my office building, and there is a little man coming in every day with a jack-hammer into the office next door to mine…

500 to choose from - what a problem!

Friday, 17 August 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 33 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I work in a large corporation which employs about 500 (gorgeous) Thai women.  I have always been a bit stand-offish, as I didn’t want 500 of them thinking…

A widower’s first steps towards a life style of enjoyment

Friday, 17 August 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 33 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am in my 70’s and have been a widower for five years.  I think it is time I moved on and began to enjoy myself again, but…
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