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Afternoon Frank. Been having a rest?
Had to stop what I was doing, preparing my roast, to have what I think is a rather funny rant. Just retrieved a Savoy cabbage from cupboard under stairs (dark and cold), to find it is in a plastic bag. That's pretty stupid. What I found funny, however, is that there are instructions on how to cook it!!! Now, did you know that you can microwave, steam or boil it. They haven't told me what to do with the plastic bag, which will have to go in the ordinary rubbish destined for land fill.
I'm waving the flag. I give up!
They keep a bit longer in plastic bags and that suits the supernmarkets. Just found a cauliflower I've had for a fortnight and forgot about. Sealed in a plastic bag from Asda it looks perfect - but probably has no vitamins whatsoever after all this time.
Tina, betwen postings I have cooked lunch and done the ironing. Just thought I'd mention it!
Swiss Sue, if I know the answer to a query, I'm thrilled and post it. I agree with you that this experience is about learning, for me, and I pick up lots of information and ideas for my gardening obsession.
Frank, glad you are OK. Councils do get a hammering - but they are very unwieldy and inefficient and sometimes information is not passed along the line so they repeat the same mistake over and over.
People I can't abide are showoffs If the cap fits GG.
Good evening Gardening Grandma. As you are a teacher, I'd like to ask you something.
When I went to school 60 moons ago, I was taught that "the floor" was inside and "the ground" was outside. Nowadays I am always reading articles that, e.g., say "the girl was thrown to the floor outside the pub" and similar outside situations. Am I missing something, has the English language changed? Just curious, as I was always very good at school and it really grates on me when I read things like that!
Not a teacher but in my world you can't have a floor outside a pub. A floor is a floor and that is something inside a building.
Good to see you're ok Frank. Have to agree with you Tina about the recycling thing. Having moved out of this area and back in I find it incredible that Renfrewshire provides a bin for ALL plastics yet here in East Ren only certain bits of plastic are to be taken (and they didn't on Friday )and it's like a full time job removing bits and remembering what you can and cant do! Does highlight just how much we chuck out because when I was in previous house there was no recycling facility at all and it's so easy to throw everything in a bin. Feeling smug cos went for a 2hour walk, sowed seeds, brought in washing, washed rugs then gave friend the carpet washer, with demonstration, did the crossword and rustled up a stroganoff for tea. Am I a show off too Tina?
I agree, HH. Those of us who had an old-fashioned education learnt to use language correctly, but education has changed and the 'rules' are not taught in the same way. It is true that language keeps on changing, too, and some things are now acceptable. Like you, Sue, I find some things intensely irritating. An example is 'anymore' instead of 'any more' - yet the computer spellcheck wants 'anymore.' I'm not an English teacher, though. I expect I make mistakes myself.
No Fairygirl, I am just lazy. Done nothing today except get up, sit down, do accounts, cook dinner and sit down again. Did not pass go or collect my £200. I will do more when it warms up a bit.
GG, you do not have to correct spelling mistakes, incorrect grammar, etc, unless you are an English teacher. All other subjects, it doesn't matter. So said my grandson when he was at school. I once went through a History project he had written and which had been assessed and nothing had been picked up.
My pet hate at the moment re grammar is when someone says something like 'it's more greener' . No, it's greener or it's more green. If I was any good Tina I would now go and get packed lunch for daughter ready and wash all the dishes instead of sitting here typing this
Fairygirl, how I relate to all you say - especially about what I should be doing instead of this!
Tina, most school pupils would probably agree with your grandson.
If I was any good Tina I would now go and get packed lunch for daughter ready and wash all the dishes instead of sitting here typing this
Ah, well that's where I excelled myself. Washed everything up and put it away (no dishwasher), made my son's salad for tomorrow (as you know, he's only 33) and have done a bit more of the accounts. I feel so righteous.
Now going to find something to watch on catchup. Bit of a night owl.
I wasn't much good at anything much at school dmball except talking.
Good job you lot do not live in my neck of the woods everything is nautical, the floor is the deck, living room main deck, upstairs upper deck if we are up we go below decks. We go aft and fora rd, port and starboard and often in our cups roll in the scuppers. "Oh dad is in the engine room" the kitchen, "Hannah do you want the heads" toilet if daughter is taking me out I get told wear your tiddly suit and we eat scran.When they brought starngers from sounth of the Tees home they thought we were from Mars, not our fault if they do not talk properly.I ask why "Train Station" in my day it was the Railway Station we left from and came back to, the Bus Station was always the Terminus and the spell check does not know its ears from its elbows, well that is my way of putting it.
Palaisglide, there is one thing I have never understood , why is a toilet known as the Heads .I
am not Army although I did 4 years in "Civil Defence".
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Even worse when they say ' it is more gweener' there isn't a documentary on these days where someone isnt going for a wow on the wiver or planting wodadendrons.
Brilliant Making me laugh this morning. You all seem to stay up very late- I'm lucky if I manage to stay awake past half 9 especially if I lie down on settee! Tina I'm now ironing a shirt for youngest- when are the little darlings going to find out how that thing works!!
Frank - does scran mean the same in E.ngland as it does here? We use it sometimes just meaning tasty food in general. Dm, it's when you see the 'onion's 98p' thing...still makes me laugh! I heard there was a council who was going to remove the apostrophes from street names in case it 'confused people' .......aaagh You couldn't make it up!
When are all of you Mammy's going to treat your children like young people My OH used to think that our two boys would starve if she was not back from where ever we where to feed them , I taught them from an early age how to boil an egg butter bread and make tea , how to look after their clothes took a bit longer but they know now, Just after we were married I made a big mistake I said to my young wife that she should stay in bed that it was to cold for her to get up to make my lunch for work that was in 1983 ,I was making mine up to my retirement in December last . When my children started to earn their own keep she would get out of bed, make there lunch and get them their breakfast,its such a long day for them she would say.I only discovered this when I came home early one morning from doing a 12 hour night shift. They all know where the washing machine is how to work the microwave and where the clothes line is ,Stop treating them with kid gloves they will survive and if you don't believe me just stop for a week and do your own thing ,Life is too short to be running after kids in there teens or older .
Derek, the heads was a Navy term originally a small platform with if you were lucky a bit of canvas hung over the Bows of the ship, it was situated in the Heads and I imagine lead to a lot of constipation.The army called the holes in the ground behind the camp Heads as some had a wooden log to sit on some were squat but not after drinking and the odd one or two had some canvas around them. If there was a rush it was a toss up heads you got a seat and canvas to put your tail on, tails it was let it all hang out. Being modest in the forces was not the way to go, says he who dived into the Suez Canal starkers at the narrowest part in front of a bus full of Waaf's fifty odd yards across on the other side. My excuse was i did not see them but boy it raised a cheer.Fairygirl Scran was an old Geordie word for food which I would assume came from over the border the number of times those blokes in skirts came our way, as with many words in our language in these parts possibly Nordic as we are supposed to be mainly Viking stock.