Gardening Grandma

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National Garden Scheme

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 21:10


Not more belly dancers! Mine does a dance all by itself! I'm entering it in a competition this year.

Sorry! Haven't got anything new to say about open gardens except that I wish I could come and see yours, Sparkly.


MOB rants

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 20:58

I have a daughter in law who is a really good cook so my confidence in my cooking skills is low. At one time, I used to cook dinners for up to 50 people - main course only, I was not up to doing the desserts. People thought I was a great cook, which I found a laugh, since the main recommendation for my food was the size of the portions. Plain English food sums up my cooking all right - but Welsh portion sizes (large).Here is a poem about the Welsh attitude to food. It goes to the tune of 'Mud, mud, glorious mud.'

'Food, food, glorious food,

Nothing quite like it for improving the mood.

So follow me follow,

Down to the canteen

And there let us wallow

In glorious food.'

Apologies to other Welsh people - I'm just tarring the whole nation with my own brush!

MOB rants

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 20:24

I'm afraid I think it is rude comments that inflame the situation and I have received more than one private message from those who feel that I am speaking for them. I usually try to deal with things with a sense of humour and I am not in the habit of insulting people. The truth is that I think - if the cap fits, wear it. I am not being personal to you, Geoff, since I have never known you to be rude.

However, I agree. Let's move on. Let's do it with humour and respect.


MOB rants

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 19:46

Well, Geoff, I think you might have to read again. You know as well as I do that to name people would be to do the very thing I have complained about - making personal comments. So instead, I have done the only thing open to me, which is to discuss general principles. If anyone would like to message me privately and ask me whether I mean them, I will tell them the answer!



MOB rants

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 19:22

Sotongeoff, I am completely puzzled by by your response.   If people have the right to make personal comments about others, I have the right to protest, do I not? Which are these flames that I am adding fuel to?




MOB rants

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 15:34

That was a very gentle rant, Tina. Is it a rant about accents? I always feel very sorry for those call centre staff who are apparently from another culture. They need the job.  They must feel apprehensive every time another caller is irritated by being unable to understand them. On the other hand, I fell pretty irritated myself! I lost the hearing in one ear a few years ago through a brain tumour, now safely removed. I have real trouble understanding accents because I  have to use guesswork as to what people are saying at the best of times! Got to blame the companies which take call centre jobs away from the UK.

Lyn, I don't know if I feel a need to defend people so much as a need to strangle the people who are rude!   I quite agree with not arguing with trolls and other mischievous persons. Ignoring them is much the best. It is the forum members who think it is Ok to be insulting who really annoy me. They spoil what can be so constructive and some people so insulted simply will not post again. My hand itches for contact with an ear!  And no, even though everyone now knows what my job was, I did not do that then!!!

Restore and revive

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 08:21

Congratulations! It is great the you are willing to help and I hope you have a great time ding the job. I just wondered how much aftercare for this garden would be available.

Opinions wanted

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 08:11

What a tragic story- this lady is losing her husband and her home and is having to destroy what was a labour of love and a wonderful creative effort. This landlord deserves all the adverse publicity possible. He may be within his 'rights' as a number of people have pointed out, but his (her, their?) actions are heartless in the extreme, given the circumstances. This is another case of infringing natural justice, whatever the law may say.

Apart from anything else, this seems an act of stupidity. The estae was being left an asset which could have been exploited and certainly deserved to be cared for.


Posted: 14/03/2013 at 23:22

It is true of some of the David Austin roses, too.

GW competitions.

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 23:14

Gave it to my daughter in law, who looked at it with distaste!

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