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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 10:06

Stockton on Tees, we have a layer of snow and more coming down, the Easterly is blowing straight up the valley from the coast and it is freezing.
My Daf's on the front have just curled up, all of them and the young flower buds drooped right over, sow seeds early?? not in this neck of the woods you don't.


MOB rants

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 15:44

Gardening Grandma, lunch turned out to be a little rushed I had an extra four plus two dogs so if Tina sneaked in I would hardly notice.
luckily the meat was enough so no sandwiches tomorrow then, I had put a mixed bag of vegetables into a cheese sauce plus plenty of Roast potato's, a few extra to mash and they had to share the Yorkshires then of course my fall back of frozen peas, boy they come in handy.
Daughter and granddaughters just left saying "we do not know how you do it granddad" well once a Boy Scout always a Scout be prepared is the motto, so no fry up tomorrow either. Probably for the best as the gout is still hanging around.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 10:34

Stockton snowing and laying, looks bright over the Coast line although the wind is easterly and bitter.
My instinct told me to leave the seed sowing and it has proved correct, I keep saying young shoots need light and we have none as yet, another week, maybe.


MOB rants

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 10:28
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

Hubby is mostly like royalty - doesn't carry cash, he has staff to do that!

Joan was like that, she carried cash I carried cards, I let her look after the money because she was very good at it so I had to learn as she became progressively ill, my respect grew even more and I miss her.
No rant as yet, only two for Sunday lunch so Silverside of beef waiting to go in the oven and all else ready to start on, lunch at 13:00 sharp.


MOB rants

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 23:55

G/G Having been where you could wake up already shaved and not felt a thing you learn to have a wallet that is chained to your belt and you drop it inside the trousers not the pocket, never lost a penny ever. Came in handy when suddenly surrounded by Gypsy women in Spain, all they got was a hanky before the Police fell on them.
So do not sow seed in a snowstorm, still waiting patiently and do not carry your cash where it can be nicked.


MOB rants

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 23:24

Mea Culpa, in my last rant I declared there was nothing worth watching, wrong playing with the remote I found a Lewis about to start and I had not seen it (I thought I had seen them all), that was followed by Foyles War so I did enjoy my evening watching, I better say three Hail Mary's and stay off tripe for a month.
Jeannie, have you ever tried ordering a pizza delivery from Glasgow, just for fun of course, can you imagine the deliverer on his little bike trying to find you. £7 the pizza £50 delivery.


MOB rants

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 18:18

I vote folks and always have, the problem being each and every government turns out worse than the last. Being from working kin a lot of them miners it can be deduced as to how I voted and more so when paraded before one election and standing on the square listening to Officers tell us how to vote and why, that went down like a lead brick I can tell you.
We are forced to kowtow to Europe, I never voted for that. We are forced to pay massive green taxes erect wind farms that do not work on the coldest days because on those days we have no wind, I did not vote for that. We have to keep criminals from other countries and not only that give them money and housing when we have our own sleeping on the street I never voted for that either.
Our forces are being cut to the bone yet as soon as trouble lands on us they scream for the forces to do something about it, what I ask? pile them into a bus and re-arm them with pikes, the Charge of the very light almost extinct Brigade. The odd one or two of us remember those days of total unpreparedness and the misery it brought we did not vote for that.
"Oh well" that released the pressure valve I can now watch another drear Saturday nights TV.

Frank. Ex DLI 4th RTR, 7th RTR and Armoured Engineers some are and some will soon be History.

MOB rants

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 12:52

Tina, your knitting needles and my Mothers trusty hay fork should be enough to rout those lily livered wet rags who call themselves the government. When the Church bells Rang during the war it meant invasion and they actually did ring by mistake, mother was there with her pitch fork at the ready shouting words like come on then you (my ears were astonished at ye olde English I had never heard the likes of), they must have got word as Hitler called it off.
You probably guess now I could give you a year or so and being naughty with food now and then adds to the spice of life, I will go out roaring, probably like a mad bull in pain at the antics of the idiots who proclaim themselves as knowing best what is good for us, phooey to the lot of them.
G/G i am going to rant all day so there.


Gardeners World new season

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 12:21

More of the same it may be although after reading these boards there are lots of gardeners to whom it is all new.
It is a general programme for people from all degrees of gardening skill, for me brought up in a working garden it is a form of relaxation watching others work.
Rachael brought a couple of winter scented plants to my notice, Carol as usual was enthusiastic over her snowdrops and they are lovely but too far South for us to see in the flesh. All in all not bad for a gentle watch that does not tax the brain overly.
Monty always gives a full explanation which is what new gardeners need to know and even old bats like me do learn something and that is because gardening is a continuous learning process, we never know it all.


MOB rants

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 12:08

Gardening Grandma, take your joi de vive elsewhere, it is my moan and I will moan if I want to, they should write a song about it.
It is raining very cold rain, the East wind is freezing the brass knockers off the door, we are told that next week could be snow ice and below -7 C and I have gout again. I made Lasagna Thursday and knew I was over cheesing it but I do love cheese, so self inflicted wounds are not adding to my will to live.
I watched a program last night telling me the Arabian Gulf people use three times the power we use all from fossil fuel then today read our madcap stupid Government are closing down the fossil fuel power stations and importing wood chip from the USA at a very high cost to us the tax payers, what is there not to moan about. I feel like doing a Wat Tuler and leading the revolting horde on London and some of us a very revolting I can tell you.


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