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Posted: 31/03/2013 at 16:23

Mummy Muddy Paws, probably a Scammel as the Antar with its twelve cylinder detuned Merlin a Meteor was indeed a beast but came later, we also had Diamond "T"s.
Germany was the place for adventure and often when clearing a mobile workshop tank park any one who could drive Officers included would line up and away to Fallingbostel or where ever, no observer up top but we could raise the seat so your head was out.
Hamburg could be a bit wild at times and we had to rescue lads now and again as the bent local police and bar staff tried to roll them, had a couple of run ins stopping that.
A run in with some of those silly youngsters impersonating Nazi's trying to frighten the girls in our local watering hole, they thought all the village men at a football match and did not bank on us arriving, it got a bit bloody and somehow they got broken windscreens no idea how that happened. it got us free drinks when the village men came home. I did have some wonderful times and met some very good friends who had once been enemies, that is life.


Poetry Thread

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 15:58

Ryan, it all counts limericks rhyming or none rhyming verse you get into a flow and soon you will be up there with Browning Wordsworth and who knows even Shakespeare get cracking on the plays.

Tina yes I had you in mind and it was gold stars, from the cry of "I cannot possibly do that to I cannot possibly stop doing that" took how long a week was it?
I hope it stirs some of those who also think it is not them to get cracking.


Poetry Thread

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 14:33


How about starting a poetry thread for people who would describe their garden or anything else in verse. We did this on another board and people said I am no good at that and within a week you could not get a word in.

 My garden is my refuge the place I go to hide,
From phones cold callers and others I cannot abide
With fork and spade a trowel hoe and barrow
I patrol the paths some broad some narrow

Prodding poking dead head an odd weed
Everything done slowly no need for speed
The tweeting of birds the humming of bees
The soft waft of scent on a murmuring breeze

Away from the mad rush continuous bustle
Listening to the leaves as they gently rustle
The constant rush Diaries always full
Remind me of china shops and a very mad bull

 My garden my refuge I am at peace with the world
Finished the combat the flags are all furled
A seat in a corner that sheltered and bright
Dream of the past will my tomato's miss the blight.

 I am starting you off with my lousy doggerel knowing there are some real poets out there lets hear it.


MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:59

Tina, I would say your confidence has returned in your writings they certainly do not look like those of a trembling Virgin (That does not sound quite right but hey ho it is down now).
Our Town centre is pretty bleak now, it needs to change use as it did 200 years ago from a residential High Street to a shopping centre, it already had a large market. The people at the time raised H@#@, they did not want shops among their posh town houses. Now we have the opposite they do not want the shops to close yet shop on line or at the large out of town places.
Time does not stand still as habits change and to me the changes are irreversible then so will town centres. Our own local get anything shop has just closed down, I did frequent it often but as the owner said "I cannot live on selling one packet of nails per day"  such is life as we knew it changing course.

My Ham is smelling lovely as it cooks in the oven, lunch will be later today because of the hour.


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Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:41

Mummy Muddy Paws this is turning into a love in, most soldiers I knew would much rather make love than war although at times it was hard to tell the difference.
I started life in the Durham light Infantry because that was what I wanted, I loved it. Along came a directive from the MOD any soldier who had engineering skills would transfer to REME as from yesterday, the REME was being expanded into a Corps to repair all things army. I fought it but lost to be cast adrift in a sea of "Oh not another Boilermaker we have millions of them" and became the pet of all the General Duties S/Majors because next to the the REME lads I was polished gleamed and straight as a ramrod. Being held up as an icon got me into some good battles, as I was a boxer it also got rid of a lot of my aggressive disappointment at ending up in that situation, the PT instructor took me aside and said "just hurt them a bit don't kill them, yet".
Asked yet again is there anything else you can do I said yes I drive, my Father had his own trucks so driving and repair I had grown up with. "Why the hell did you not say so" not many men joined up with driving skills and the army trained drivers had left in droves at the end of the war, there was a shortage, ten minutes in a 1936 Leyland Hippo and I had a licence and was out on the road in the ration truck.
They then discovered that stripping engines and things were born into me and I was off on the slippery slope to my final WO1 position.
Believe it when I say my present soft attitude to life was not always the case, questions were asked as to whether I had issued from parents or solid rock, you do not reach high rank being a wilting lily.


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Posted: 31/03/2013 at 10:44

Fairygirl/Daughter, I was on the school run for a long while and would quote Alfred lord Tennyson to myself, the Charge of the Light Brigade.
Idiots to the right of me
Idiots to the left of me
Idiots in front of me argued and chuntered
Driving through curse and gesture
Waving of arms and "God bless yer"
Into the school run of death
Drove Gallant Grand-pop.

I was actually a white van man from being 64 to giving up at 66 and did Stockton to London three times a week as well as many places in Scotland between whiles. Down and back in a day, right on every speed limit the very latest vans and vast amount of expensive gear in back. Friday I drove to the Vale of York, Motorway and spot on 70 alone on they inside lane as the queued to pass in the outside lanes.
My eye's better than my Daughters they ask me to thread needles for them and that without glasses, I will know when it is time to give up driving as I knew when it was time to hand in my HGV licence, old people are not idiots, probably why we also gave up the school run apart from Grandson now walking to school with his mates he prefers to.

Frank, Sorry another long rant "err" I love them.

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 10:25

Discodave I hate long rants but then I also lie as I write so many, is it a disease I ask.
Self service points are in our local market a place of entertainment, the screaming ranting throwing things around and walking out leaving everything on the bench must tell the Bosses something as well as make us smile as we pass yet another uproar. There was a screaming match on Thursday when I was in and I was down the far end of the proper check outs when it burst out, still going on when I walked past so quicker?? I think not.
Dave if and when I buy Furniture not as often now although Daughter would like to refurnish house conservatory and greenhouse if she could, I like to see it feel it picture it in place and then buy it where I can complain if needed or change it easily. Furniture shops are places I spend my money and we have a very good one, top of the line but nothing breaks or goes back.
I would never put my details on line.

Frank sorry about the long rant? "err" well not really.

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Posted: 30/03/2013 at 23:06

G/G, we know you are caring although there are times to speak out and times to say "nowt" I do worry we all may give a little too much information at times, we see what happens on other social media and at times it frightens me. I am not easily frightened though we all know information can be used by others. Take care.

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Posted: 30/03/2013 at 23:01

Marty some day we all grow old and in this day and age the elderly often need some transport. I say better the older driver who has driven for years is insured and taxed and on average drives fewer miles than most.
It is the boy racers, 30 lessons and a pass at thirty miles an hour who then buy clapped out old bangers no insurance they cannot afford it so usually no tax either doing wheelies and handbrake turns on the supermarket car park, or worse still doting mothers letting their teenagers loose in their own cars.
Thank goodness I am not the Policeman having to knock on a door and tell the parents the bad news. Any Grandparent  who has driven the school run and still shaking hours later after seeing the atrocious standards of driving would prefer the days when kids walked to school I am sure.


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Posted: 30/03/2013 at 22:40

Verdun, some say this virtual world is sterile yet and it is a big yet there are times you feel a faint cry for help. Fairygirl /Daughter touched something, what? how can you explain? and it turns out her Dad and I experienced almost the same things.
I see writing on these boards as a helping hand to new gardeners who wish to know and on the odd occasion maybe a strong arm to comfort, I do not turn away, never have. What do you make of that.


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