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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 12:20

Dull Drear and bitter cold in that easterly wind straight off the North Sea and that is Stockton today.
Gardening? forget it.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 22:36

Rose I am allergic to cats so it bothers me not, saying that as I went out today a ginger cat was sitting on the wall as I opened the gates, as I stepped back it had leaped onto the bin and managed to rub against me before I could react. Luckily it did not touch skin or else I would have been back in the house laying down with a wet towel over my eye's. Yes it is that bad.
G/G Those catalogues are there to ring your money out of you none of them care once the plants are on the way. They do not tell you to leave your order for the North at least two weeks later. A shady corner or greenhouse, some seed and patience and you can have a long lasting show not here today gone tomorrow and then nothing. I sow in periods of a couple of weeks, that way you can put fresh plants into the spaces left by those gone over.

Frank.

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Posted: 06/03/2013 at 13:47

The army was a good leveler Lizzie apart from a couple of the household Regiments class was long gone. We had Honorables and such many of them allowed to finish University so much older than us Regular and inured youngsters. In the Desert it all came down to being as comfortable as possible in the circumstances and that meant the said Honerable had to wash the pots and pans, make the tea with the rest of us, they also relied on us to keep their heads on their shoulders.
You could say we worked our way up the the standards we live at today, some of it was pure luck in that we were sure of pensions over and above the norm although at the time it was not in our thoughts, I do feel sorry for the pensioners of the future, what will they have?

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 12:33

Stockton dull and cold, do not have to go out and will not.
Seed sowing is still in the future, as I have said Patience is a virtue.

Frank.

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Posted: 06/03/2013 at 10:55

"OH dear" I seemed to have killed this thread, what happened?

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 15:22

After being off air most of the day Yahoo Chrome tried to take over my laptop, Son had to reset and reboot everything he managed to send it into oblivion so new passwords to remember, I hate Yahoo, "oops sorry" wrong thread.
Stockton as Rain said was blotted out and very cold, I went off shopping whilst Son had best of three falls with the laptop and did a long wander round the lanes. The sun came out and the temperature rose slightly, I was surprised at how much water is still on the fields, quiet roads and warm in the car although fingers freeezing when I stopped, still a couple of weeks to seed sowing yet.
Snap Jeannie, I use an aluminium staging against a fence to pot up and sow stuff, usually have to clean it off before I can use it.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 15:04
Highland Jeannie wrote (see)

Cloudy but bright, about 9c here - quite a good day for a birthday!!

Well if it is yours Jeannie "MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY TO YOU LASSY" May your dreams come true.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 10:46

I will give you that G/G, the parents of those children see a way out of poverty in their children as our parents did with us many years back. My mother a dress maker Father Haulage contractor, probably better off than some around but they made sure my Sister and I had a full education and it paid off.
The visitors we see coming to this country are the cream that rose to the top and many once here wish to stay which says something about our way of life.
Our education system is getting better in this area, my Grandchildren from the youngest appear to have a goal in mind, the discipline is back, politeness a trend and bullying now well and truly cracked down on. These are of course better Schools in better area's although most of the sink schools have been demolished and rebuilt as smaller more compact units. We have a very good extension in Stockton of the Durham College with more being built and as I said previously still have a good ground base in industrial production.
Of course we have losers mainly because as you said Government short sighted policy led to it, now we have economic cuts which as usual hit the worst off.
What is the answer? wish I knew although in this area it is not all doom and gloom.
Do not worry too much in a few years time the then government will wake up to a melt down of power, realise we are sitting on billions of tonne's of coal as the Germans already have, the Welsh Valleys will sing once more.

Frank

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Posted: 04/03/2013 at 10:15

Gardening Grandma if only but economics do not work predictably. At Wilton over the River from us is a brand new plant for the recycling of plastic milk bottles, it has been open a year and is now being moth balled as not enough milk bottles to salvage??
On the same site once ICI's largest plant now long gone they are building power stations to run on Gas, Green waste and specially grown brushwood, that is grown on fields that could produce food. It must be economically viable more than probably with all those green taxes we are paying so we can run out of proper power stations in four years time.
China and South East Asia are at the moment running fast although the time will come when they want wages to buy all the things we take for granted, as the world turns so it will become cheaper to manufacture in Europe and full circle.
This area still has a good manufacturing base mainly because we were still making things long after other parts of the country, when we do lose those skills then it will be back to the stone age and my woad will be colour of the month once more.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 09:59

Stockton, nothing to write home about, "you are home you nutter" "oh err" Ok I will e-mail myself, cannot see the Hills.

Frank.

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