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Posted: 30/03/2013 at 22:32

Mummy Muddy Paws DUKW's are four wheel drive, you can reduce tyre pressures and blow them up again whilst driving but they do have one big fault. We would land them and remove the plugs to drain the loading bay, the trick was to remember to put them back in again. I had a flotilla of DUKW's on a parade near Luton we did a fancy drive past then some bright spark said lets put them in the river, against my wishes I might say, so two of them went tootling off down a steep bank and splashed in promptly shipping water which did not help the water flooding in through the bung holes and down they went. They were RAOC drivers and crew so we REME had to get them out which meant me stripping off and diving down with the chains and hooks, it was November.
To say I was not happy would be stretching things and some things after that very cold water I thought would never stretch again, those lads got a real hell week.
A tip:- fasten a 40 gallon drum of fuel on the back if you go far like five miles.

Frank.

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Posted: 30/03/2013 at 15:36

Driverdiver, drove a lot of trucks in my time largest to smallest, never had to wear Scuba gear not even driving DUKS, is there something I do not know??
Verdun it would not be too far off what I was called for the first 18 years of my life Sonny boy by all the villagers, never did find out why? If Fairygirl/daughter is my actual or virtual Daughter then all the odds must say I am male, no one ever denied that fact to my face so the jury is out on it.
Steve J if you go around sticking big needles in little girls pussy cats then she probably meant Dr Savage.
The film list, Gone with the wind, Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Holiday inn. Songs The last time I saw Paris, As time goes by, People will say we're in love. That last one cuddled up with a girl on the Streatham Locarno Dance floor, good memories all.

Frank.

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Posted: 30/03/2013 at 12:31

Fairygirl/Daughter, you would love her, she is definitely one for our clan, mad as a hatter, a real party girl, what more could you ask??I eat my porridge every morning with fruit and the odd times for old times sake with salt, like it both ways. Old clothes are all I have, a wardrobe full of them, Daughter bags them up to bin, she says no charity would have them and I get them back out when she goes, you cannot garden in glad rags.
Marlene Dietrich "The Blue Angel"  songs Dancing in the dark, Night and Day, Thanks for the Memory and Alice blue gown. All of them Dad's favourite songs he bought the music and told me "Half a crown when you can play it" I made good money out of that old piano.

Frank.

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Posted: 30/03/2013 at 11:59

Yesterday glorious sunshine from dawn to dusk with a bitter cold wind.
Stockton today lovely sunshine again that bitter wind, the lawn is not growing yet so still hanging back on seed sowing, no point if they have to stop in pots for weeks.

Frank.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 11:55

Some you please some you do not, if we all loved the same one programme would be all that was needed and to some that would be a Soap, "I HATE SOAPS" but like the Friday night gardening, it has a bit of everything and even a gardener from boyhood like me learns something now and then.
There is always a switch.

Frank.

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Posted: 30/03/2013 at 11:46

New name for me from my Son, the "sunshine boy"?
Set off down the A1 yesterday with the car visor down as the sun was blinding, arrived in the Vale of York amid glorious sunshine and bitter cold wind. They said I had taken the sun with me as the party got under way and we sat in the beautiful sun warmed conservatory and spilled out into sun filled rooms. We saw the sun set over the Snow Capped Pennines and thought of Pennine Petal.
There was still some snow and a lot of water over the fields behind their house quite a bit of rubbish swept in by the floods they had but being on a hill they were OK.
Grandson and his Lovely Fiance' were happy with the Cheque I gave them so big hugs all round, the sound of happy voices 24 of them children grandchildren additions to the clan was soothing music to me, I did steer clear of nice lady twice widowed with a gleam in her eye, lonely on her own she said not if your family are as caring as mine you are not.
A drive home in the dark on fairly quiet Motorway and into bed tired but happy, does life get better I ask?

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 11:30

Cyclists what cyclists, Driving a Comet between tank roads a voice from the turret asked did you not see that cycling club?? What cycling club I asked. "Oh well" too late then.
We have a myriad of lanes around us all long runs so the cyclists are out in force practicing, they can do quite a good run around the lanes and back here as they link in.
Having cycled myself I wait back until the road is clear then pass them as I would a horse wide and careful
The Londoners should invest in armoured vehicles that would make the cyclists shear off and hitting them with a stick could get them shot.

Frank.

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Posted: 29/03/2013 at 09:52

Fairygirl/Daughter, "you are going shopping" what is the matter with you woman, it is Good Friday even us just south of the border Reivers do not steal cattle and women on Good Friday!!!!!
I am off to the Vale of York an Engagement Party for my Grandson and welcome home party for Granddaughter home from Canada for a few days, I may be gone some time.

Frank.

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Posted: 29/03/2013 at 09:45
Highland Jeannie wrote (see)
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Frank/Dad - remember to take her some carrot cake  In Scotland it's 1 of our 5 a day...


And they serve a "Glasgow Salad" with everything (bowl of chips!)

Actually that's not true up here, there's lots of quality grub around.


That last statement is true Jeannie I found plenty of McD's and Colonel Chicken shops even a few domino's.
I had a wonderful meal at the Hotel overlooking Loch Lomond on a glorious sunny evening. I ate Bonny Prince Charlie cooked by a top chef followed by a delicious pudding and of course some lovely single malt later, costly but worth it for the glorious food and view. Never did find out why we were eating Charlie, must have been some left over after the battle.
Inverness was a marvelous place for good food we went to a different place each night and were never once disapointed, a bit like London, the world on a plate.

Frank.

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Posted: 28/03/2013 at 23:31

OK Jeannie, next time I am in Inverness I will call in and sort it. Put a small tree there a couple of bushes there and there, already you are splitting the garden into windows with differing views, a 90 degree angle of low hedge just short sections will put a corner in enclosing yet not doing so. A small bed there with tall flowers at the back with support against the stiffish breeze and lower planting there, a small section of pave enough for a couple of seats in the warmest area and you have rooms, views, less of an open area, more a continuation from the outside in. sorted.
The bill is in the post.

Frank.

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