Latest posts by Obelixx

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 21:27

That does not look like a bloody Dyson!

Another rant in the Potting Shed

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 21:18

Don't be daft.  It's like a conversation in a pub or a café - never know where it'll end up.   Just enjoy the ride.  Not all gardeners have their heads buried in the compost heap!

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 21:16

Mine has proper suction and doesn't get blocked!

Another rant in the Potting Shed

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 21:12

You're probably right for people like George Osborne and Tony Blair and David Cameron and the like but are all politicians utterly without integrity?

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 21:04

Yes you did.  With my OH it's more a case of what he thinks I said - selective hearing combined with defective hearing can be interesting.   He does do lugging and bins and compost corner and cat lit.......;

Another rant in the Potting Shed

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 20:49

This article is quite frightening - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/8779598/Private-Finance-Initiative-where-did-all-go-wrong.html

It's what happens when politicians, as ever, go for the short term solution without thinking of long term consequences to the tax payer/voters.

Another rant in the Potting Shed

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 20:36

I think you're forgetting the Russians in the Ukraine and Syria, ISIS and co in assorted middle eastern states and Africa, the Saudis behind all sorts of Muslim messing, the Iranians in Yemen and many other conflicts with repercussions elsewhere.

As for Trident, it's a deterrent, not an offensive weapon.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 20:30

They're what hubbies are for Pat.

Another rant in the Potting Shed

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 19:22

SS - presumably they thought it would encourage more people to use the car park so they could earn more parking fees to to put toward the short fall in funding and pay all those managers.

Scroggin - I agree.  Countries can't afford to have no deterrent and no defence.   Even neutral Belgium has an army which gets experience by serving as peace keepers elsewhere.  It learned its less in World War 2 when its neutral state did not deter the Germans from invading and occupying it as part of their campaign to occupy and rule all of mainland Europe and cut off the UK.   Switzerland, also neutral, was only safe because the Nazis needed the private banking facilities for all their thievery.

Much better to make companies like Google and Amazon and Facebook and Starbucks pay proper taxes and also all those rich people who expatriate their money to avoid taxes.  They also need t go after people like Philip Green who raid employee retirement funds.   .   

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 16:42

OH has been informed of the blockage.  He had just emptied it so it's probably something stuck in the stupidly narrow slot between the suction hose and the collector.  It's also a stupid shape to store and had a ridiculously short cable and the system for storing spare heads is totally useless.  Apart from all that and the mess it makes when being emptied it's probably a fine machine - not.

I'm sticking with my Miele cylinder - which I repaired myself after we bought the bloody Dyson cos it was broken - and the robot and an occasional brush.   At least the Karcher just needed to cool down so I could add more water.  Simples.

Now that's all sorted I'm off to sew while I wait to get in the shower.  Gardening tomorrow then.  Too dark now.

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