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MOB rants

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.

Forum names

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.

MOB rants

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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Posted: 30/03/2013 at 22:32

Mummy Muddy Paws DUKW's are four wheel drive, you can reduce tyre pressures and blow them up again whilst driving but they do have one big fault. We would land them and remove the plugs to drain the loading bay, the trick was to remember to put them back in again. I had a flotilla of DUKW's on a parade near Luton we did a fancy drive past then some bright spark said lets put them in the river, against my wishes I might say, so two of them went tootling off down a steep bank and splashed in promptly shipping water which did not help the water flooding in through the bung holes and down they went. They were RAOC drivers and crew so we REME had to get them out which meant me stripping off and diving down with the chains and hooks, it was November.
To say I was not happy would be stretching things and some things after that very cold water I thought would never stretch again, those lads got a real hell week.
A tip:- fasten a 40 gallon drum of fuel on the back if you go far like five miles.


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Posted: 30/03/2013 at 15:36

Driverdiver, drove a lot of trucks in my time largest to smallest, never had to wear Scuba gear not even driving DUKS, is there something I do not know??
Verdun it would not be too far off what I was called for the first 18 years of my life Sonny boy by all the villagers, never did find out why? If Fairygirl/daughter is my actual or virtual Daughter then all the odds must say I am male, no one ever denied that fact to my face so the jury is out on it.
Steve J if you go around sticking big needles in little girls pussy cats then she probably meant Dr Savage.
The film list, Gone with the wind, Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Holiday inn. Songs The last time I saw Paris, As time goes by, People will say we're in love. That last one cuddled up with a girl on the Streatham Locarno Dance floor, good memories all.


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Posted: 30/03/2013 at 12:31

Fairygirl/Daughter, you would love her, she is definitely one for our clan, mad as a hatter, a real party girl, what more could you ask??I eat my porridge every morning with fruit and the odd times for old times sake with salt, like it both ways. Old clothes are all I have, a wardrobe full of them, Daughter bags them up to bin, she says no charity would have them and I get them back out when she goes, you cannot garden in glad rags.
Marlene Dietrich "The Blue Angel"  songs Dancing in the dark, Night and Day, Thanks for the Memory and Alice blue gown. All of them Dad's favourite songs he bought the music and told me "Half a crown when you can play it" I made good money out of that old piano.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 11:59

Yesterday glorious sunshine from dawn to dusk with a bitter cold wind.
Stockton today lovely sunshine again that bitter wind, the lawn is not growing yet so still hanging back on seed sowing, no point if they have to stop in pots for weeks.


The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 11:55

Some you please some you do not, if we all loved the same one programme would be all that was needed and to some that would be a Soap, "I HATE SOAPS" but like the Friday night gardening, it has a bit of everything and even a gardener from boyhood like me learns something now and then.
There is always a switch.


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