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MOB rants

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 11:29

Pentille, yes London is a place you can eat any of the worlds cuisines and the street food is wonderful, who said we Brits cannot cook, we just cannot cook our own food is all and when we do it is something weird like carrot cake???
As to politics I am neutral, each being as bad as the other all with their trotters in the feeding trough and having seen a variation of Governments each worse than the other have lost the will to vote.
I did think Green until a woman said it was mine and my parents fault we were in the state we were in, it appears we were wasteful???
Remembering unwrapped food, Milk from Churns in your own jugs, then Milk Bottles washed and returned to be used a million times, four page newspapers which were promptly collected by the Scouts along with cardboard tins and anything else, the fire ashes used on the garden and Vegetables all locally grown. Add food being used to the last crumb due to shortages and poor pay, I do think she was a bit over the top and withdrew any thoughts of voting for Windmills that don't work in the cold, I can imagine the people who have had the misfortune to know what the future holds as they lost all power would have something to say about all that.
Oh well that turned into another rant I was never like that before Gardening Grandma invented rants I blame her.


MOB rants

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 11:10

Lizzie, good morning, not a word about religion, although most forces people tend towards some belief, I never found any atheists in a fox hole. My Daughter in California is the Church of Latter Day Saints and I can out quote her on the Bible hands down, but then I had it beaten into me and it was part of the school curriculum when I was young.
I had some awful meals in France as well as some very special ones too, the point being with my weak French I was never too sure what I was eating, plus the fact it was always covered in garlic type sauce so the taste would vanish in a cloud of garlic as you breathed out. The French troops I met lived on "Andouillette" rather an acquired taste I would say.
Now toilets "Derek" ahem, as lads dolled up to go to the dance we would all meet in a local Quayside pub pretending to be hard men. We would be in the bar and next door in a little snug would be the Ladies of the night who worked the ships docked there. The men's toilet was at the end of the bar and a trough about knee height the ladies up a flight of stairs as the pub was built on a bank. Unloading the beer already imbibed one night the door opened in walked on of the ladies pulled up her dress cocked her leg and proceeded. Frank lad in total shock looking at a sight that should never be seen almost spoilt his nicely creased pants, was still in shock when I went out to be greeted by ribald remarks on the speed at which said lady entered and left not saying much for my capabilities. I think I lost the bright red flush after an hour or so.


MOB rants

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 09:34

Fairygirl/Daughter, Sitting here last night with my Grandson sitting at my feet and Granddaughter on the arm of my chair with an arm round my neck we were talking "Orrible Istories" as you do!
Marlborough Wellington Nelson, the hundred years war Waterloo and the Peninsular I happen to be a bit of a buff on them all as well as local History probably just as "orrible". Grandson taking history and had asked.
What would you have done Granddad says little one and like a blinding light my brain lit up, "Make them eat Carrot cake"?
Can anyone imagine all the shops closed and the French being made it to eat Carrot cake, they would give in faster than they did in 1940, we could then change their menu's to Tripe and onions, Panackelty, Welsh Rarebit, Haggis and Concannon. I can see their faces now and am enjoying the thought.
Does make me wonder, "what do all those French people living in London eat Faggots and Gravy, Stewed Eels?

The bairns thought it hilarious, and made some gruesome suggestions.

MOB rants

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 23:27

G/G there is always Scotland again it appears to get washed clean whilst you are there ready for me to go enjoy the sunshine.
At Cawdor Castle my daughter came looking for me and found an Englishman a German and a Frenchman having an animated conversation sitting in glorious sunshine in the Gardens, it turned out we were all ex soldiers and as she said they were going for a walk around an American joined us it was a blissful hour although I got a burnt forehead. Tell me if you are going I will give it a miss.


MOB rants

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 15:25

Tina had women walking into the men's in France whilst in full flow, nodding and into a cubicle saying there is a queue at the ladies, how do you dry your trousers after that I ask.
G/G Cyprus when I first went there was pretty basic in  toilet facilities although not as basic as Africa. The Bay of Naples was once one large sewage pond and our boat sat in it for three days, I did not eat much.
The Desert was easy take a trenching tool line up with the perimeter guard and walk out so many paces, make sure you did exactly 180 degree turn remembering it was pitch black and no lights in the Laager, do what was needed and then pace back stop when you had counted the number of steps and shout. It was known for men to step out and never come back as turning slightly the wrong way could send you into the void.
Trains from one end of the Canal to the other had a hole in the floor, you could see the track rushing by, "but hey" some of us once lived with earth toilets in the village or up the garden or yard toilets with half or no doors, we could all sing in those days.


MOB rants

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 13:43

G/G, Many experiences of France, it was part of Nato at one time and nothing changed my opinion. You can fall in love with a country on sight yet another possibly noted for its beauty or what ever is a no go area. It was not only me, we had some manoeuvres with us representing the East attacking France, my lads wanted to use live ammunition, I had to hide it or they would have.
After Germany and Austria France to us was not a clean country and that was not just my opinion.


Forum names

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 11:38

Had many names on various boards over the eleven years of posting even once had the title of Researcher for BBC, a group of us corrected misinformation about the war and there was plenty of that.
Once thought of calling myself Pendennis after a Castle overlooking Falmouth, we set up camp there for a week to close the cliff walk for one day, it was military land and the one day closure kept it that way. spent a lot of time in Loe, a lovely area lovely girls what more is there to say.
The Palaisglide was a tempory measure but seems to have stuck as for being like Len Goodman "ahem" the cockney sparrow I ain't, tall I am, light on my feet still, dance no longer, no urge to.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 11:19

Stockton a covering of snow still some falling and by the look of the sky more on its way.
Gardening is on hold until my permafrost melts.


MOB rants

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 11:14

Who set me off on this rant???
France, the only good thing about it is we have a dirty big stormy Chanel between us and yet now I am told that London has more French people than true Londoners, if France is so good why are they here?
I had to cross the North Sea almost on a monthly basis at times and would land in Holland Belgium even Hamburg anywhere but France apart from using the night train from Calais to Austria but then I slept all the way.
A week in Paris with Joan turned into a weekend and move on, she thought it dirty noisy and simply mad, she covered her eye's in traffic, so did I and I was driving. We ended that week in a lovely Chateau although she would have gone straight back on the ferry or to her better still Holland, she could nip into Northern France and spend hours in those little craft shops in the lace making area.
My Son is winding up the farm and heading for France soon with the horses, I think they are mad but it is their life, he said you can come and stay all winter dad, "what" some of the posters on here say it is colder than England right now, I rest my case.


MOB rants

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 19:56

Had Him ten years G/Grandma and loved him he would take on anything big or small if they tried anything. We walked miles he kept me fit and he loved the Lake District we went often because a lot of the Hotels allowed small dogs in the room. We would walk the lakes and boat ride back, now that he did love, up the gang plank straight up the Bows and onto the seat looking out the way we were going. Some of the boat men got to know him and made a fuss of him. They would announce on the Speaker, "Captain Benji is in charge of the boat you can see him looking for sharks or torpedo's", he was great fun and my last dog, parting with them is almost as bad as parting with a loved partner.


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