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Latest posts by Palaisglide

MOB rants

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 13:39

A Warning to all, be careful, be very careful what you mix in your cleaning buckets, mix the wrong cleaners together and you get Phosgene Gas, the poison gas of the first world war, deadly and in enclosed surroundings a killer, more than one person has died mixing cleaners.
The kitchen and Bathroom can be deadly places as ex-ICI I could make you a bomb, a poison, several gases, and an incendary device all from everyday ingredients in your kitchen and bathroom.
When cleaning Always leave windows and doors open even in winter and those household chemicals are not meant to be mixed. My way is mainly Domestos and water, wipe it on, leave it a few minutes wash it off, squeegee it down and dry. That usually gets the soap scum off the glass and walls though the steamer is best and also dangerous.
Probably it is best to be a slut???


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 09:54

Stockton, wall to wall sunshine, sorted the tomato's yesterday, those side shoots creep up while you are not watching, topped them up with compost and have some tomato's on the Ailsa Craig with plenty of blossom on all.
The weeds got a good seeing to, this weather suits them too well but I did get a sit down and look round, a mistake as you see all the things that need doing.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 13:39

Stockton on Tees was dour and looking like a storm this morning now we have clear sky and sunshine, it is around 20 degrees at the moment.
This is a quick break then out to attack the weeds that come from nowhere, Tomato's will get a top up of compost, I can see the ground roots, the Strawberriy's are coming on nicely and the rest of the garden looks as if it never had a set back.
Nature cures herself.


MOB rants

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 10:30

Morning ranters, a quick wander round the mails etc whilst the oven warms up for the lamb today it is with port wine sauce, using up bottles.

Rant one:- What happened to good old Kellogs flakes? my Daughter tells me I need more roughage so I invest in a packet of mixed grain flakes with a multitude of dry fruits and nuts.
It is like eating what is left on the Wynyard floor after threshing, we bedded the cattle on it and did not make them eat it. My normal breakfast is porridge surely enough roughage there, at my age too much can turn you into a methane making engine, you propel yourself along by jumping in the air  then turning on the jet forward motion.

Rant two:- does anyone find those bathroom spray cleaners actually work?
Five minutes to shower ten minutes to wipe down and dry, I use a hand squeegy and still it dries with a mist on it, it takes the steam cleaner to bring back the shine which slowly mists again just using the shower spray. I sometimes lose my temper and go in with a bucket of Domestos that gets it bright again, the glass spray does not work either, does anything modern work, we never had this problem with the old tin bath and good old block Sunlight soap "aaaagh"


MOB rants

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 23:25

You are allowed one Tina, it is Saturday night nowt on't tele and the large glass of Malt and water makes the tongue acidic, well three wee drops of it, do not want to dilute the golden dram do we.
Just had a horrendous downpour here it rattled everything, glad I got my heating fixed will need some tonight methinks.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 22:47

Stockton has just had a right royal downpour, it rattled the windows, the rest of the day was not too bad, some wind, must have been the peas I was eating out of the pods!!!


MOB rants

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 22:43

Why does she dress like a man you ask, because she lives in her horsey clothes most of the time and cannot find the only dress in the cupboard full of saddles whips etc. Do not ask me why all the whips?


MOB rants

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 20:28

Tina, I think the Princess Royal who spoke to me was Alice, she died in 1981 97 years old it was in the late sixties I saw her so she would be in her 70's then.

My lot try to get the biggest card until Sandra started into making her own, you could call them wall murals.


MOB rants

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 17:47

Tina, I have a mantleshelf full of cards, the best dad in the world??? Thank you for being the dad you are??? so my children and grandchildren must think me soft!!!


MOB rants

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 17:22

You oiled the sore throats with best Single malt at 7 pence a glass in many long and tuneful nights in the mess, well they did start tuneful.
It was years of practice as you worked up the ranks, I often took what we called singing lessons on the square with the very young Officers, six in the morning they would line up and I would tell them "you will call me Sir, I will call you Sir but you will mean it" then make them give orders with the men at the far end so they had to project the voice. Remarks from me such as "well at least wave them goodbye or for goodness sake do something even if it is fall down dead" would get them flustered.
I once had a reasonable Tenor voice having come up through Church and School choirs to singing in the Troop Concerts we had at the time, that soon went once I got to be a WO, larger troops of men and even bigger Parades, the best oil in the world would not cure that.


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