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MOB rants

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 22:33

MMP Thank you but "hi Ham a Ossifer" Warrant Officer Class One or WO1, when you retire in the rank you are still so addressed, I stand to attention in my carpet slippers when the national Anthem is played fingers in the Churchill position "err I think" and medals mildewed on my breast, once a one always a one whatever that one is?

Gilly my thoughts exactly, let sleeping dogs lie.

Rant, had to puit the bins out in the pouring rain because the binmen come at the crack of dawn and I mean the rising of the sun, too early even for me.


MOB rants

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 17:25

Gilly, I think most people on here after years of knowing me are used to my weird sense of humour they also know that if we printed the Lords Prayer on these pages it would upset someone, we cannot go through life not speaking just in case someone is offended.
We from the North East  say what we mean and do generalise in other words do not specify, the words are for people I think I know and yes not all in the best of health, if we saw insult in what is written on here or elsewhere then we would cease writing.
There are threads on these pages I would never venture onto, firstly they speak in a language I do not know, "is it text speak" secondly it all descended into a cat fight not too long ago with words being bandied that I would not use on here, anything I do write is not meant to harm although whatever I do write in some obscure way will upset someone and that goes for us all. Sorry if it upsets you.
Leopards and spots come to mind, changeing mine would need a sandblaster.


MOB rants

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 12:47

Washing machine? twin-tub? Drier??
Would that be the big iron tub in the corner with a poss Dolly and Mangle attached?
Drier I have one of those, it is outside and stretches between two hooks, it did a good job Saturday, bed clothes off washed hung out dried then aired and back on the bed lovely and fresh, us widowers need to keep occupied.
Toaster? as my toast would have cheese with mustard and Lee and Perins on it you need a grill, don't forget the pepper.
Mod cons are for very busy people and going by the busy people around me no time to spit or garden either, what is so important that you have to save every second for some other task I ask?


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 11:22

Stockton terrible.


MOB rants

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 10:39

Fairygirl/Daughter, animals were always there for me and before me so it was natural.
They do sense fear or indecision and they do like to know you are in charge, training sheep dogs and preparing animals for the ring washing brushing oiling hooves etc all need confidence in both animal and person doing the job.
At the moment I get a little Jack Russel come Corgi from next door from nine to four, they got the dog then she had to go back to work so I take him, they are totally daft with him he even sleeps in their bed, madness.
Sonny was almost out of control, not now, he knows his place and the lift in my voice if he is getting excited, my neighbour thinks the improvement wonderful then tries to undo it within minutes so I am now training her.

How lazy can people get, lawn mowers sweepers? they will have automatic bottom wipers next. Even at my age the hoover is good exercise, I use it as a zimmer frame with an engine belting round the bungalow like Alonso, then the lawn with an even bigger engined zimmer, sit long enough and you will never get up.


MOB rants

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 23:09

TT, parents do not have children, children have parents!! at their beck and call, as taxis, as loan agents with no chance of getting it back, as a shoulder to cry on when things do not go their way and as cheap, very cheap baby sitters when their own wee ones get in the way of them and their right to have a life. Am I biased of course I am not, "err" much.

Dogs need a short sharp shock, a double barrelled shot gun comes in handy, you can fire into the air if you wish??

BBQ's I have done many in my time, I would fill two ovens to cook off the meat then finish it on the BBQ with appropriate sauce drowning it, I got many compliments on well cooked meat and cooked but unburnt sausage, I never told them and Joan would be laughing her head off as they tucked into it all, the salad came out at the last minute from the fridge in the garage, yes we were organised.
The last good BBQ was in California up in the forest with real Yankee steak cooked to a turn and they had the biggest fridge in the biggest mobile home I had ever seen. Herb doing the cooking lit the BBQ nearly two hours before he cooked on it which was the secret, get those coals white hot and not smoking.


MOB rants

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 15:39

Tina, don't worry, they will all end up in A&E with food poison from raw undercooked food, or stuff sat in the sun too long, I am with you on the oily smell of the things.
Cover the stuff with BBQ sauce bung it in the oven and cook it properly without upsetting the neighbours.
BBQ's are for Australia or California where it is way to hot to cook inside in fact just way too hot, had hot now prefer nice cool UK although without the stink of the BBQ.


MOB rants

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 10:44

G/G, The worst fear is the fear of fear itself, we could wrap the kids in cotton wool and never let them out of our sight, they would become paranoid, never be streetwise and worst of all never know the excitement of adventure.
When my very quiet Granddaughter took her gap year from Uni and went round the world I was reading her computer dairy every night worried to death I need not have she had a wonderful time, came back a much more open and happy person saying she had never seen anything bad.
As an 18 year old soldier you learned that jumping at every unexpected happening did not ease anything so you pushed fear aside and got on with what you had to do.
Our children are learning from us and each other, schools are very aware of the dangers outside the schools ( mainly mad mothers dropping their kids from 4x4's into the classroom and to h@## with all others) and they do teach the children what to watch out for.
It was always so, we may think we had a safer life although children did go missing and murdered, we did not have the wall to wall media back then reporting it all.
Children like adventure, they think as we all did they are fireproof it is another way of learning and we have to give them the freedom they at times crave.
It is often said and I do not know if it is true that children have most to fear from family and friends of family, how do we tell them that?


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 16:08

Stockton today another warm sunny day until now, cooling down a bit and wind getting up although a very good weekend all round.
Did not get much done in the garden today, daughter brought the wedding DVD's so we watched them then cut a load of extra discs on my laptop.
The old machine did the job well so I am asking myself why buy a new one?


MOB rants

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 10:56

MMP, you are between the rock and the hard place when it comes to technology, my grandchildren had to grow a bit before they got TV in their rooms and at the same time they had to play sport go swimming and still do they love it. Of course they had mad aunts and uncles to take them to all those things and most weeks have a sleep out at one of them, that way you tend to get rounded children who can hold their own in most situations.
They had laptops or computers from being able to crawl as it is technology they will need to compete in life and at twelve and eight can fix my laptop for me in the blink of an eye. What do we do? somethings they must have other things they should be kept away from and anything war game is one of those things including those crash bang thank you ma'am films all the rage at the moment on TV and Cinema.
They carry phones for safety and can use them better than me, they have Ipods and other things although they play out in the gardens when possible, it is a bit of everything for them, Camping holidays with the Caravan sees them out in the open climbing or walking and gardening with granddad, they love eating the stuff we grow, a carrot washed off with the hose pipe tastes much better to them.
You are obviously a good mother the problem being a balance between them not seeming to be too different to their friends yet not giving in to all demands, they do learn that not all things are available or even possible in time, five is a bit young for those things you talk about.
As to History, those of us who lived through the war years know every twist and turn they were burned into us, to the modern kids it is old hat and those who do study it always come up with things we should have done better? yes well they were not there.


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