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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 09:44

Zoomer I never take offence, what we say on these boards is what we believe, I see the people on here as virtual friends and friends will discuss things a little more deeply than strangers would. Being in Cyprus twice, the first time after being in the desert it was a paradise after the utter poverty seen in some places, then we saw the underbelly as troops often do and also saw the things that would drive the people apart, it just took a little longer than we had guessed at.
The second time there we saw the huge changes although only for part of the populace, others were still where they had been and it was headding for trouble, it happened, it all proves talking is better than fighting any time.

I love that weather box that comes up on here Stockton on Tees Cloudy? "err no" that should read sunny with a lot of blue sky, windows are open, beds changed, chicken coming up to room temperature before going in oven, squash and veg sliced ready to roast for tomorrows soup, it is get up and dance weather "ouch my bl##### foot" weather as well it would seem.
There are some days you want to sing this is one although I would not want to frighten the older neighbours who remember the air raid sirens.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 23:54

What a miserable day, we hardly had any let up on Teesside and had to put the lights on at tea time to see what we were eating.
Zoomer all those islands are nice from the tourist short term stay but being stationed there you see the dark side as well Cyprus was a hot bed of intrigue and as usual the forces got the sticky end, the first time we saw poverty, as it was before the tourist invasion, the second time it was obvious there would be a war and that divided the island, I do not think that will be healed in our lifetime it runs too deep.
Paradise has its faults.

Frank.

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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 19:33

Cheats tea over had visitors. Out came quiche (M&S) salad my own plenty of tomato's from GH, some new potato's thrown in pan for fifteen minutes followed by, finely sliced apple food mixer, all ingredients chucked in blender, dish buttered apple and topping into dish and into oven with quiche, took a little longer to cook though. Devon cream custard out of a tin, visitors thought it wonderful, what on earth do they eat at home I ask? Not often I take short cuts but needs must.
They are going the rounds before a holiday in Canada to see my granddaughter on her birthday, that saved me postage on her card. T'other lot off to America to see eldest Daughter on 25th anniversary, they asked me to go, it would not be the same without Joan, I need a bit more time.
Penninepetal said we are getting together to form a Bastogne against bad grammar, I thought that was where some American General told the Germans to go collect nuts during the Bulge, that is the problem with living through historic or is that hysterical events you get them all mixed up as the grey hairs turn to white.
Oh well soon be checking the lotto one never knows does one.
Frank.

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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 16:38
Penninepetal wrote (see)
Frank, I don't do much text speak, prefer longhand and proper punctuation, although I do give in sometimes. You and I can be a bastion of doing it the proper way, although I do use OH.

Oh I do know what OH means, "over head" as in cables, please tell me I am right or I will go outside and may be some time (quote) imagine very icy fore ground back ground and any other which way.
Foot appears to be ovate shaped on top where it should be flattish, quite red like nose after indulging on single malt too well, "ah" now that may have brought it all on, one must suffer for ones pleasures.
I am going into the kitchen now, no plums so apple crumble, see what happens when I read this post, I get ideas that cause me work when I could have my feet up. "Grrrr"

Frank.

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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 13:23

Hello Insomnia, long hand English is the opposite to Text speak, there are so many initials in some of the posts I end up traumatised trying to work them out.
GW C&W UK and OK are about my limit after that it is what the @##@ are they on about.
My Daughters tell me that when I text them it is like "War and Peace" I even put chapters in and punctuation.
I was taught simple compound and complex sentences and just to confound it a bit Dangling participles, none of this appears to work on E-mail or Posting or is it me, just to old for this?
Your confused poster.

Frank

Peat free compost

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 13:02

No disadvantage in normal use but do not try to set seed or pot on seedlings without cutting it down with washed sand and grit.
I find you need to watch it in pots for drying out and also add feed to the pots, slow release work well. Most of the peat free is from green waste there are large production areas now as councils collect green waste, it all goes through a huge shredder and is piled high, they turn it often and the heat gives compost in six weeks because of the heat inside the heaps.
After a lot of complaints some of this compost is now sieved before bagging all on an industrial scale so not perfect, I have found large bits of twig and plastic in some commercial bags.
For seeds put some of the compost into a container and run it through an old microwave oven in the garage then mix one third compost one third washed sand and one third grit, seeds will set in sand but for potting on seedlings some compost in the mix helps.
Hope this helps,

Frank.

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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 12:46

"Good grief" having nothing much else to do I looked in on here, I usually give it a miss as I never know what the h--- you are all talking about, and, I find people talking long hand English???
Mind it is early morning "err" early afternoon and the night shift are not on yet.
Plenty of Blackbirds up here although they are not using the feeders much, plenty of natural food around, as to slugs and snails as Gary says the old torch and a bucket of bleach and water is the only thing I have found works apart from letting the hens run in the garden as a lad.
GW last night??? At least I had three hours of C&W on chan 9 to cheer me up and tonight we have Inspector Montabano for a light hearted laugh.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 11:45

Had quite a few trips on VC10's Pam, got quite used to flying backwards often with a Rolls Royce car and a couple of engines up front of us. The RAF flew in all weathers so had a few dicey runs. Landed at Brize Norton once after a real battle over the Alps in one of the Prop Jets and the plane ran out of fuel as we taxied in, now that is a close call.
Lightnings always seemed to go up vertical and burn holes in the end of the runway.
Well I have had my morning laugh at the  Stockton on Tees weather forecast that Gardeners world put on for our convenience, "Light Showers"? oh no they ain't, oh yes they are, have you looked out of your window then in London or where ever you hang out? it is pouring down.
I rest my case.

Frank.
PS foot just a quarter the size it was two days ago got my shoe on without screaming today.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 00:12
dmball wrote (see)
But I'm off to Cyprus in 8 days ( only a few miles down the road from Akrotiri , Frank !) so, for a few weeks I don't care! Next week will be very busy however,making sure everything is shipshape before I go.

You must mean Paphos where "Aphrodite came ashore" a beautiful island especially around Kyrenia a different place now I suppose.
Posh the foot has eased not quite there yet but I can get my shoe on, just.
It absolutely poured down here after tea, nice tomorrow they say only "they" always get it wrong.

Frank.

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Posted: 24/08/2012 at 14:16

Thank you Alina and Pam, saw and enjoyed the programme, although Army I did get around a few RAF planes usually smelling of sick among other things.
Was with some Yank Marines at Dhekelia they flew us all over the Island in their Helicopters we had just touched down at Akrotiri when four Lightnings took off I heard on the lug pans the crew "WHAT THE H--- WAS THAT" I came back with "oh just some of our slower fighters", the Yanks were impressed.
I got it wrong, the sky looks all mixed up but the rain stopped and the sun is shining, the grandchildren have gone swimming saying they wanted to go in the outdoor pool, we breed them tough up here.

Frank.

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