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Palaisglide


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MOB rants

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 23:20

G/G, I would not squash a Panda, humans yes, well some of them.
We had road tracks in those days rubber pads on the tracks which made it even worse on ice as they were smooth.
We delivered repaired tanks by the tank roads which went across country but at times would be on roads. I drive those tank roads now in the Vale of York nearly all now proper traffic roads.
Catterick is expanding again as the troops come home from Germany and some of the Garrisons in the South close.

Frank

MOB rants

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 22:36

G/G, Never had any problems parking Tanks, if there was something in the way you just sat on it, with thirty ton of tank you did not even notice.
Had a couple of hairy moments in Catterick during training, tracks were not made for black ice so heading down the road on a cold and frosty morning could be interesting at times.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 14:09

Fairygirl/Daughter, "yup Yorkies" all done and dusted lots of crashing and banging from the kitchen as they wash up!!!! Sweet and sour Pork vanished as did the Yorkies.

G/G, sounds interesting having started on jeeps then Austin Champs (the most unstable vehicle I ever drove) then just about every Marque of Land Rover Range Rover built up to 1976 they were not easy to drive. At least you could see your tail, in some of the Armour I drove you had a few degrees of view either side reversing was guess work.
Parallel parking is all about position to start the reverse, it amazes me that many women and the odd man try to nose into the parks where it is obvious it ain't going to go.
On Norton Green where I park to go to my local friendly butcher you often see people pass a place that I then reverse into, no confidence is what I put it down to.Still all the years I have driven I happily get into my Daughters cars, they are good drivers, A couple of the lads I am saying my prayers as we travel.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 11:37

Fairygirl/daughter, you take your hat off in the shower???? you will catch your death of cold girl, although saying that I sometimes lift my Kilt so the knees get a bath.

G/G, I have this nasty habit bred into me from childhood of holding doors open for ladies (so called), on occasion I get a thank you, usually it is a hard stare but a few times it has been "I can hold my own doors open you so and so", I smile and say nothing. Once as I got a mouthful I quietly replied "thank you Madam" "I am not a Madam I am a Mz" was the reply I could not stop myself "and does that Mz include fit, she stormed off and the door guard was laughing his cap off, well done he said.
I have a pork casserole in the oven with Cider and Apples having peeled a dozen of those little onions, even dropped in boiling water for a minute they take some peeling, I deserve a sit down with a cuppa. Lunch at one Yorkies as well.

Frank.

What tree to plant?i

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 23:57

"Err" where and why?

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 23:54

Jeannie, most of the people around me on our small estate work so I take things in for them, the result is many bottles at Christmas and usually very good malt.
Are you sure what you found on your step was cheese cake, the huge sea gulls around here leave piles that look like cheese cake usually on my car.

Frank

MOB rants

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 19:33

Fairygirl/daughter, walk in to the bank and then take all your clothes off, refuse to put them back until they sort your case.
Of course men in white coats may arrive but you can handle that with your wand.
A chap in Durham deposited a tractor load of smelly manure in the bank doorway, it got him noticed.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 12:13

Stockton is sunny and warm, had to water the plants this morning.
A clear sky and plenty of contrails at around 33,000 feet, we are under the east coast corridor for the airlines and it looks busy up there.
Some gardening to do now playing catch up.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 11:03

Fairygirl/Daughter, Language, I discovered you can get your message over very firmly without resorting to bad language so behave.
Had a four month run in with Santander and after getting no answers withdrew what I had with them and placed in the other Bank I have been with since a child with my solid round piggy bank that took pence, three penny bits and tanners.
I also dropped them as my insurers so last week I got a phone call, "would I answer a quick quiz on my assessment as to how the call centre handled my calls"???
They got  a firm reply and no I did not use one foreign word in the process.
Blackest, I know why they infuriate us but it still rankles, if they can check at the till that I have paid too much then the till could also deduct that amount why not.

Frank.

Feeding Seedlings and Plug Plants

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 10:16

In general you do not feed plug plants and never seedlings.
Drop one of the plants out of the pot and check the root, if they are getting pot bound (a thick mass of white root at the bottom) then pot them on if it is too early to plant them out.
Seeds will grow in wet sand and do not really need food like babies you have to increase the food by potting on to a richer mix.
My mix for seeds one third compost one third washed sand one third fine grit.
For the pricking out one Half compost one quarter sand one quarter grit.
Final potting on three quarters compost and a quarter sand and grit mixed.
Not all varieties grow at the same pace and not all the same variety depends on sun water and shelter from the prevailing winds.
If you are really worried then put a spoonful of soluble fertiliser in a watering can and water the compost a little, fertiliser used at strength will give you plenty of green growth but no flowers.

Frank.

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