Gardening Grandma

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MOB rants

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 20:56

Exactly, JB - where are the parents? Glad to have the kids off their hands or just down the pub?

Attempts have been made to rationalise school holidays and maybe have four terms with shorter holidays in between. One of the things that stops this is the issue of family holidays, since obviously the whole nation can't go on holiday in the same four weeks of the year. Obviouslt, too, if a child misses two weeks of school for a holiday, he loses a lot of education and many children find it impossible to catch up, so it isn't encouraged.

TT, it is interesting that some people have to have noise all the time. Perhaps it is to drive out thought.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 20:27

Evening all. Not too bad in Fat Club - put on half a pound on hol. Visited elderly SIL this afternoon. She's drugged up to the eyeballs with morphine but seemed cheerful. She has a mind like a razor but today offered me £40 instead of the £4 she wanted me to give someone. No-one is saying whether her mouth cancer has come back but the morphine probably tells its own story.

Sympathise with the ear problem, TT. I'm deaf in one ear - no nerve of hearing or balance in that ear since the brain tumour (now safely removed). The worst problem is that I walk like a drunk, especially in the dark. Embarassing when we have been to a pub for a meal - OH finds it hilarious.  I find it less so!! 

Wet today - no gardening.


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 14:35

Tina, your story has reminded me of when we had a house re-rendered and all the old render had been knocked off the wals and lay in heaps all around the house - enough to fill a skip. OH was out and I was sick of the sight of it, so I got a dustpan and brush and in the course of the morning moved the lot into the skip. He was deeply impressed and I was very complacent.



Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 14:27

There's always the possibility of legal action to get himto pay, of course. You may have cover for legal representation on your car or house insurance. You will need to have evidence and an incident number from the police. If you don't have insurance for this, you could still use a 'No win, no fee' solicitor.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:54

Please don't mention cakes, Puncdoc. I have been doing penance for all the lovely cakes I ate while away - and I'll get my come-uppance tomorrow at Fat Club!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:37

Since you have a problem relating to the accident, you eed to report the acident and get an incident number from the police. It might be worth mentioning the girl's subsequent behaviour, I believe that the rule is that you must report it to the police if any injury is involved, but also he has committed an offence in driving without insurance and without due care and attention. It is really horrible that you have the added stress of talking to the police and the unpleasantness with the girl.

MOB rants

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:29

Good principle, Sara, and your teacher sounds a wise lady.  I really meant that we need to define exactly what constitutes good manners when using a mobile phone in a public place, though.

FG, I seem to remember that you had a run in with rude people recently.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:21

This is an attempt at bullying and intimidation and you would be justified in informing the police. I don't suppose you want to ecalate the situation, and I'm really sorry it has happened to you. Unfortunatelt, these people souind thoroughly irrresponsible.

MOB rants

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 21:25

And they don't even go out to make their call, but make everyone listen. Perhaps we need to define what good manners are in a digital age.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 21:22

Oh dear, Fidget - hope you feel better soon. The shock is bad enough, and the threat of injury makes it worse.

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