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Latest posts by Palaisglide

MOB rants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 11:27

G/G, my donations are by letter, the Salvation Army come round once a year and I never refuse them. The local Hospice for adults and children is two fields away so I take it in twice a year.
Two Army charities for obvious reasons and the Air Ambulance plus a local Care Home that helped when we needed them.
As a pensioner on fixed income I give what I can afford as to phone calls and door knockers they get a polite sorry, "unless" they get stroppy, then the old RSM comes to the for and they leave chastened.
Having seen real poverty in various overseas postings I laugh at people in this country saying they are poor, they do not know what poor is, yet knowing the overseas aid goes oft astray with the people in most need getting the least I refrain from adding to the arms race which is where a lot of it goes.


MOB rants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 10:00

If you hear a loud yell it was me, as I went to unlock the door this morning two more of those plastic bags were in the letter box that is six in four days this week.
What a waste of money for something that has almost fallen off the planet, who bothers with them now, I see the odd one around here where once most did conribute.
I fell out with Oxfam years ago when seeing their oncosts and what actually went to aid people.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 09:50

Stockton, both lawns cut but it is freezing out there, rapidly clouding over so I think it was a good job I was out early. Getting a nice hot cuppa into me before shopping, "oh" and a clean up before Daughter lands after her Honeymoon to inspect the place.


MOB rants

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 11:20

Last week G/G I received two large envelopes addressed to my wife one from Viking tours and one from a Woolen house.
I have a letter in my files which I send off to those people saying my wife passed away yet still they come.
Viking tours are a new one we never ever used them in our lives so the selling of names and addresses must now be big business.
I will vote for any party who vows to curb such assaults on our privacy no matter who they are as the constant reminders do not help.


MOB rants

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:06

Gilly, "Middle aged"??? I cast Nasturtiums at that statement, middle aged indeed they are nearly new??
The thing is Gilly I have two wardrobes full of them, everything gets dropped in the wash basket at night and all fresh clothes after my morning shower, I think it is the old soldiers aversion to being wounded with dirty clothes on your back.
You once saw bags at nearly every door on our road now it is the odd one so they are losing out with overkill.
The other thing is the people calling wanting you to sign up so much a month for a charity, I already do six charities three local the forces charities and Salvation Army, they would be there with a cup of tea and a bun where the Naafi refused to go. I say sorry enough is enough goodbye.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 09:52

Blue Sky and fluffy white clouds plus Sunshine in Stockton today, definitely warm, doors and windows open so Sonny the Corgi come Jack Russel is galloping in and out wanting to play. We have him 9 to 4 as his owners next door are at work otherwise he would be locked in, I hate the thought of that.
Honeymooners back today from Greece so need to fill the fridge for them, its all go.


MOB rants

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:23

OK what will stop those plastic bags asking for clothes being pushed through the letter box, today I have had three. How many old clothes do they think I have, some of mine are only fifteen years old, hardly run in yet???


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 12:48

Dull and dry in Stockton, the troilus is blooming and the Rhododendron's too so the plants are enjoying it.
Daughter in California tells me they got home from here to 89F, to hot to eat she says, can she ship some over I ask?


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Posted: 20/05/2013 at 10:19

Stockton dull and dour though warm, the plants seem to like it and the peas are flowering, beans reaching for the skies, so not all bad then.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 11:06

Stockton dull but dry and warm, greenhouse open, plants watered and looking good, plenty of blossom on the tomato's now so all well.
Gammon joint in the oven, rest ready to go apart from Yorkshires and sitting with a cuppa. Have a nice doy "yo all" Frank.

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