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Palaisglide


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MOB rants

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 18:18

I vote folks and always have, the problem being each and every government turns out worse than the last. Being from working kin a lot of them miners it can be deduced as to how I voted and more so when paraded before one election and standing on the square listening to Officers tell us how to vote and why, that went down like a lead brick I can tell you.
We are forced to kowtow to Europe, I never voted for that. We are forced to pay massive green taxes erect wind farms that do not work on the coldest days because on those days we have no wind, I did not vote for that. We have to keep criminals from other countries and not only that give them money and housing when we have our own sleeping on the street I never voted for that either.
Our forces are being cut to the bone yet as soon as trouble lands on us they scream for the forces to do something about it, what I ask? pile them into a bus and re-arm them with pikes, the Charge of the very light almost extinct Brigade. The odd one or two of us remember those days of total unpreparedness and the misery it brought we did not vote for that.
"Oh well" that released the pressure valve I can now watch another drear Saturday nights TV.

Frank. Ex DLI 4th RTR, 7th RTR and Armoured Engineers some are and some will soon be History.

MOB rants

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 12:52

Tina, your knitting needles and my Mothers trusty hay fork should be enough to rout those lily livered wet rags who call themselves the government. When the Church bells Rang during the war it meant invasion and they actually did ring by mistake, mother was there with her pitch fork at the ready shouting words like come on then you (my ears were astonished at ye olde English I had never heard the likes of), they must have got word as Hitler called it off.
You probably guess now I could give you a year or so and being naughty with food now and then adds to the spice of life, I will go out roaring, probably like a mad bull in pain at the antics of the idiots who proclaim themselves as knowing best what is good for us, phooey to the lot of them.
G/G i am going to rant all day so there.

Frank.

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 12:21

More of the same it may be although after reading these boards there are lots of gardeners to whom it is all new.
It is a general programme for people from all degrees of gardening skill, for me brought up in a working garden it is a form of relaxation watching others work.
Rachael brought a couple of winter scented plants to my notice, Carol as usual was enthusiastic over her snowdrops and they are lovely but too far South for us to see in the flesh. All in all not bad for a gentle watch that does not tax the brain overly.
Monty always gives a full explanation which is what new gardeners need to know and even old bats like me do learn something and that is because gardening is a continuous learning process, we never know it all.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 12:08

Gardening Grandma, take your joi de vive elsewhere, it is my moan and I will moan if I want to, they should write a song about it.
It is raining very cold rain, the East wind is freezing the brass knockers off the door, we are told that next week could be snow ice and below -7 C and I have gout again. I made Lasagna Thursday and knew I was over cheesing it but I do love cheese, so self inflicted wounds are not adding to my will to live.
I watched a program last night telling me the Arabian Gulf people use three times the power we use all from fossil fuel then today read our madcap stupid Government are closing down the fossil fuel power stations and importing wood chip from the USA at a very high cost to us the tax payers, what is there not to moan about. I feel like doing a Wat Tuler and leading the revolting horde on London and some of us a very revolting I can tell you.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 17:48

Agreed G/G those girls and boys are also real people and luckily most do not take their own probelms to work although many shoppers seem to take all their bind ups to the tills and take it out on them. I have been almost atomic hearing some of the demands made of the checkout people and usually by people who should know better.
Anyway rant, Scotch eggs for tea and I could only eat one plus no room for pie as yet, too full. That is what you get when eye's are bigger than "err" b no Tummy.

Frank.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 17:38

Watch out Geoff, the French are invading Browndown next week and live firing, you know what happened last time they did that, someone could get an arrow in the derier or something, they will be claiming "one in the eye for those dastardly Brits" rout them if you want any help I could be there in a couple of months.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 16:45

Dear Flower Bird, I am sorry if I upset you so badly though you see I do have an excuse.
I do know most of the check out girls in the two supermarkets I use and usually they see me coming and smile with "Oh at last some one I know will not blame me for all their woes, money problems, lost loves, OH getting drunk and depositing supper on carpet etc", we smile and chat whilst I quickly make everything disapear into two bags I always have ready and have my wallet out with cards loose ready to pay, a cheery goodbye and gone. Probably the fastest packer on any till, I leave the poor check out girl to the next customer who will be steaming from the ears and take it out of her/him just because they are there.
They cannot escape as we can and a smile is far better than steaming to a boiling point over a bit of chat.
Now people who pack it all away slowly, then search through three bags for a purse or wallet, then cannot find their cards, have to put the card in the slot six times as they forgot their pin, now that makes me boil.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 14:21

Rant, Colour blind drivers.
This morning waiting at the end of our lane I watched the lights go green the car in front start to move then his brake lights came on as a car shot across in front of him obviously on full red as ours were green. A foot more it would have been a wipe out, what is the matter with those drivers who just have to beat the lights, a death wish, something stronger than the morning cuppa or just plain suicidal idiots.
Saw some lovely snowdrop clumps on my way to Leeming Village and back, will not say where as other idiots will be there digging them up, why?

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 14:04

Stockton a deluge and freezing with it.
Went to Northallerton, rain had stopped but freezing.
On to Leeming Village no rain but freezing and back home a deluge and freezing
The garden? forget it at least another week, in the house with the fire on is the place to be.
Did see some lovely clumps of snowdrops but will keep it secret as some idiot is sure to dig them up if I say where.

Frank

MOB rants

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 23:24

I bought a couple of heavy bags a year ago and still going strong, at one market I get points added for having them, I get mad when the girls reach under their station and throw plastic bags onto the counter they can see my bags why do it.
G/G exactly what I have been saying, we mere mortals have no effect what so ever on Global warming but pay throuigh the nose in taxes.

Frank.

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