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MOB rants

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 15:35

Artjak I did spend a lot of time with my London relatives who came from up here originally and also much of my leave time with Londoners who were wonderful people never seeing any of that false bonhomie that one sees these days. It all seems facile to me, it certainly irritates me so I may be one with the iron curtain around me, it brings to mind the song, "kiss me once and kiss me twice and kiss me once again" why? one good smacker from me would be all they need on the lips of course and not some air gap around the lug holes all hairy and stuffed with wax.


MOB rants

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 15:26
Gardening Grandma wrote (see

If I haven't said it already, happy St David's Day! Northerners and Celts have something in common, obviously - we both use woad to make ourselves beautiful. Must put my photo on sometime!


G/G wrong end of the stick girl, we use woad to hide the beauty that would blind the normal mortals, we Vikings tall blonde and lovely and you Celts shorter dark and lovely have to keep it under wraps only exposing such loveliness to each other or so Nesta told me, is she to be believed I ask???
Probably to do with us being mining communities, you had to have a sense of fun and a joy for living or go under. My mining relatives told me straight, "if you try to go into mining we will tie you from the bottom of the cage by the testimonials (I think that is the word) and drop you to the bottom". Joining ICI I often had to go down the anhydrite mine, luckily in the cage and not hanging from it.


MOB rants

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 11:12

G/G, I will be down in Bridgend for my St Davids Day Welsh cakes, fresh and warm with lovely freshly churned butter a real Welsh treat.
I come to the rant "is your brain in gear" this is was Frank posting.

Tina I would assume it is some London thing to do with artistry of some description, they do seem to have their own way of doing things, they who call the druids odd.
We Northerner's in our woad and goatskins must be just as big a mystery to them though, mind I do object to them calling us dirty, I change my goat skin every ten years whether it needs it or not.


MOB rants

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 10:44

My rant today is about the "moue-moue" what on this earth is that all about.
At one time you shook hands with ladies and men or in my school days doffed my cap. Aunts got a kiss on the lips by demand "err" what in this PC world would they call that these days I wonder.
As time passed suddenly it was a kiss on the cheek (for the ladies not the men) that developed into the miss the cheek and kiss the air near lug hole.
That became miss cheek and kiss air near both lug holes and it has suddenly got to be left right left three when we only have two lug holes.
What does it mean why do people do it (I do not) and what is wrong with a hand shake, you get more germs off a supermarket trolley than you would off a hand shake.
I just hate the "moue-moue" rant over.


Greenhouse Heating

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 23:56

Garden Girl seed packets are a general set of instructions, some one in the far South of the country would probably sow the seed around the time stated on the packet. As you go up country the time will vary by as much as a month so yes experience counts.
France can change climate from one valley to the next, I notice tonight there is snow falling in the North of Spain so nowhere is safe, best leave things until you feel it is lighter and warmer and forget what it says on the packet.


MOB rants

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 23:47

My rant Gardening Grandma is being named as some one else.

Gardening Grandma wrote (s

Derek, I live just down the road from the REME. My mother worked there during the war (before your time, of course) though I'm not sure what she did.



Did you mean FRANK as Derek did not mention REME. We had women office workers as well as civvy fitters plus women cooks so we got a lot of Cawl and Barra Brith, hot cold with custard or butter on and cooked into bread pudding with left over Naafi cake, not the Cawl.
My wife dragged me to see Max Boyce and I ended up with records and video's, he reminded me of the cheeky Welsh Humour. And probably a dark haired Welsh girl, well I never forgot her did I.


Greenhouse Heating

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 13:52

Garden Girl, I use an electric fan heater with a frost guard thermostat although not yet, experience has taught me it is way too soon to start seeds off, light is just as important as heat and there is not enough of it just yet.
If you put your seedlings on the floor ( a few degrees warmer than on the staging) cover at night with fleece but take it off in the morning you may save them.
Heating just the area you need quite small really with electricity if you have access to it is the cheapest way, that is how I do things now when I finally start to sow seed.
Good luck and patience is the gardeners best friend.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 11:56

Stockton on Tees, awoke to gun metal skies and a very heavy frost, an hour later the sun was out and frost gone although we still have that bitter Easterly wind.


MOB rants

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 10:03
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

You dog! Sounds as though you had a lot of fun in our young days! Funnily enough, I know a Nesta.... Only joking! Should I now stat a rant about the intentions of footloose young men?

Do you remember where in Bridgend you were stationed?

I do indeed G/Grandma smack in the middle of town, the REME had a workshop in what must have been a Garage at one time, we lived one side of the main road and worked in buildings the other side.
I was told to be careful the first day I arrived, "these Welsh girls boyo just want to get out of the valleys see like" "err right" and off I went to the weekly dance and forgot it all. We would go to Porthcawl some Saturdays there was a big dance hall there and the beach came in handy. Dancing in those days was the in thing and as I had danced from being 11 watching my parents Competition dancers I knew how, it was a big come on especially for the older girls who just loved to dance and could. Nesta, ( I met another Nesta in Rhyl) was a real Welsh dark haired bright eyed full of fun girl and I did miss her but Soldiers moved on and left many a girl behind them, they probably shrugged and on to the next.

Flo, a month or so back my oven packed up so Daughter and I went to the local supplier, hundreds of the things standing in rows. Daughter started at the £1200 end I started at the £3/7/6 end and we met with bright young lady and Daughter trying to sell me an all singing and dancing oven. Holding my hands up for silence I said "you turn it on, you cook you turn it off, I have plenty of timers so why would I need all the knobs and things" they gave in but it still cost me £480.


MOB rants

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 23:08
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

Just how friendly were these Welsh girls, Palaisglide?

I never tell tales out of school where the ladies are concerned, I was a dancer and in Bridgend that counted for a lot.
Dark haired fire in her eye's Nesta took me home for Sunday Lunch with the family, a roast Yorkshires the lot ( and very good Yorkshires too) sitting round the table after lunch mother suddenly looked me square in the eye and said "if you are going to marry our Nesta you will have to move here" WHAT who mentioned marriage "yikes" and Nesta sitting there saying nothing with a wicked look in her eye.
Two weeks later on the Monday the guard got me up early said pack all your gear sign out and collect your rail warrant you are moving. I was on the early train out of Wales to Hampshire, no goodbye's and no further contact and at the first camp dance met a lovely Geordy girl then met her twin sister at another camp dance later in the week, that got very interesting too.


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