Latest posts by Palaisglide

MOB rants

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 11:54

Oh well G/G, we both slept in together, not often I do but must have had a bit of a nightmare, the bed was wrecked, had to remake it bottom up and that is the washer on as well.
A big free range chicken, local butcher £1 more than T---- but I know where it came from. Stuffing in and around bacon on the breast been basted a couple of times so having to keep working, apart from now that is, quick sit down.
Puddings to mix now and all set to go the last mile, two and a half hours to make, twenty minutes to vanish.
Is that a rant at the end?


MOB rants

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 11:13

RANT, the sun is shining it is warm the windows are open with air breezing around the bungalow and I am stuck in here cooking when I could be outside, Rats.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 11:09

Zoomer, Aintree, are you sure you got the right day, Ladies day was Friday??

Stockton on Tees bright sunshine and WARM? windows open to let cooking smells out and fresh air in, I am in short sleeves again and as you can see I am on this machine between cooking so Gardening this afternoon.


MOB rants

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 00:16

Well a good night, Lewis Morse and pleasanmt chat on here with friends, finish my cocoa, brewed in Scotland and off to bed.
Chicken tomorrow, butter and herbs rubbed into the breast, streaky bacon on top of that and home made stuffing, I saved some sausage meat for that, two hours slow oven and cold on Monday, who said you cannot live on the pension.


MOB rants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 23:34

Fairygirl/ Daughter "You went to Ikea" no wonder you are seeing horses everywhere, I bet you had the meat balls???
G/G MMP Pentille Tina we are persona non grata it would seem and probably the best way to be, if I wanted a club I would cut a big branch off a tree!!!.

Dedicated gardeners like dedicated anyone do not live breath think and sleep perchance to dream gardening, that would be like having jellied eel for breakfast lunch dinner and supper, well chose your own poison then.
On the bowling green which had lovely gardens which we all mucked in and cultivated as well as the lawns they were all gardeners including some of the women and the high light was the call to tea and a bicky in the garden hut, a big one, where garden talk was banned and every subject under the sun discussed. We restarted work recharged in mind and body, isn't that the way it is supposed to be???


MOB rants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:30

Lizzie, the longer range forecast is slightly warmer but also wetter so bikini and wellies?? I think not.
Coats, jumper, gamp and solid water proof shoes should do it.

Mummy MP, I did the school run for a while collecting grandchildren, the looks I got as I stood apart made you uncomfortable until a Lady who knew me walked up big smile and kiss on cheek, after that they all spoke to me.
As for avatar who needs them after all Frank is my name.


MOB rants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 17:34

Venture into the potting shed for garden gossip, topical debate or idle chit-chat.

Mummy Muddy Paws, the reason I came on this board after looking at a few when the BBC decided to quit was because the FORUM (a place to discuss) was divided into sections and clearly defined as to what they were, they also had a chatting thread.
The Potting shed clearly states Gossip debate or idle chat and that is good enough for me.
It appears some do not like to chat, well others do and for those not able to join in for any reason then it is their own choice.
We do not chat on Plants or Vegetables so toe the line, and who set up members of this board to be Policing the threads, I would assume the Staff are quite capable of doing that.
I do notice I have not been asked to join any cliques maybe my face does not fit and if asked I would turn it down as anything I have to say I can say to my friends on this board, they soon tell me if they disagree.


MOB rants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 15:19

Dovefromabove, I understand your defence of extra daughter, (I hate the word In-law so I have extra Sons and Daughters).
My problem is years of noise Military and Industrial have not done my ears any favours, those call centres they have the phones turned down there is noise around them then some one who can barely speak English starts wanting to question you.
My reply always the same is a polite "sorry I can not understand what you are asking" then I put the phone down. They have to make a living although they are in fact only being used because they are cheap labour so the British firms using them can boost their profits, we have had two large call centres closed down in the last few months and people put out of work, I object to that.
Having served in Germany where the accent from the far north to the far south varies more than from Scotland to Cornwall, being understood depended on where you were at the time so I know the problem. My run into and out of love in Wales then marrying a local girl was to do with accent, I could have been married to G/G's Daughter!!!!!!!


MOB rants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 13:45
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Frank/Dad- sometimes we treat animals better in this country than we do our older people.

It makes me furious.

fairygirl/Daughter, probably why I steer clear of Doctors and Hospitals, for people of our age it is death in their hands and having done long shifts in Hospital looking after old sick people I know that true. We fed them made sure they were drinking and on the odd occasion gave the medication the nurses did not have time or patience to give. I have seen the best and the worst, luckily in the two local Hospitals I have a relative working in one and my Daughter working in the other, we get top of the line treatment, but surely that should be for all.

Can any one tell me why the proliferation of cutlery threads on here, admitted I use a fork to prick out seedlings and a spoon to fill small pots, my knife is for cutting string or preparing cuttings but surely that is the full range?


MOB rants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 13:14

Fairygirl/ Daughter, you mentioned the one thing that sends me into orbit without fail, the pension old age or whatever, my hard earned DHSS pension is classed as unearned income!!!!????
The fact that through diligence and very hard work, never receiving a single penny from the state I secured enough stamps for a pension does not seem to register with them, it is now and has never been unearned income.
If because I served in systems that gave me added pensions which I did contribute to I have extra income which is taxed and I will pay until I go to the big Parade ground in the sky then that is my business and to be told that for tax purposes the pension is unearned income lights all my fuses.
With a big row going on about people getting hand outs and knowing people who have never had a job where they paid stamps yet have houses and income, and those houses have had more makeovers in ten years than mine bought and paid for has in 30, is it any wonder people like me applaud the Chancellor.
I am spitting blood so will sign off.


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