No this isn't another post about cats.. it is the Thai phrase for "I don't want" and is apparently useful for putting off persistent vendors.
And why is the Sock telling you this? Because the RHS Hampton Court Show is going to have an authentic Thai floating market!! Quite how authentic this will be floating on the Long Water is anyone's guess - particularly as most guide books to Bangkok tell you that even the floating markets there lack any authenticity and are merely vehicles for cheap tourist tat. The Sock knows this because she is intending to visit there later this year and sadly the Hampton floating market will take some of the surprise element out of it.
However, it did give the Sock a great idea on how to follow Emma T's courageous example and infiltrate the show for a quick shuftie prior to the opening. Dressed in her best Thai silk dressing gown and coolie hat and accompanied by the Bedsock paddling a canoe rigged up to look like a "Jaew" (Thai paddle boat) the Sock hoped to slip into the Long Water unnoticed. Unfortunately the Socks got stopped by the River Police on the Thames at Richmond after taking a wrong turning, which rather put the kybosh on the idea.
The Bedsock will need to be steered away from spending too much time buying spices when we visit the show next week. The Sock has already made a long list of necessary plant purchases and was pleased to see that the marvellous Solva Plants 'Heuchera Sweetie-Shop' will be there, as we all know it really is quite impossible to have too many heucheras - a fact they seem well acquainted with having called their site heucheraholics.co.uk.
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