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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.

MOB rants

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

MOB rants

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.

MOB rants

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 23:06

I disagree G/G we are not bigger consumers in lots of things we do expect things to come clean wrapped and all looking the same, well some do. I go to the farm shop and fill a bag with veg, none of it wrapped some still has the soil on, how could you do that in a supermarket?
My local butcher will wrap the individual meats I buy in a single sheet of paper and it all goes in one box, again you could not do that in the big shops.
As to recycle we separate paper tins bottles plastic and just plain rubbish plus of course the green waste which will start soon, we then find the recycle people send some to land fill and some to burn as they cannot get rid of it.
I do re-use lots of stuff and make my own compost although a lot will go to Green waste, pots are used and re-washed for years, some of the large ones get a coat of paint and used again although it is all a drop in the ocean and will solve nothing until packaging is reduced.
Even wartime recycling turned out to be a bit of a con, iron railings dismantled then left in scrap yards until the end of the war then sold back to people, aluminium pans turned out to be the wrong kind of scrap for planes, paper was turned into briquettes and sold as fuel, we never win, why do we keep trying I ask.

Frank

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 10:39

Stockton is dull although warmish, seems to be getting brighter from the coast so still an Easterly wind then.
Today is Lamb, the Roast Potato's will be going in soon and the cauliflower Cheese to prepare as yet.
Gardening? still a few days before early seeds Patience my friends.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 10:32

Rant, I have had to sign in again when I never ever sign out, the whole board froze so I had to turn off and reboot. Why is it always weekends when this happens I ask.

Second rant, Carrot cake?? what is so special about carrot cake. Six to eight ounces of good sweet carrot grated to go into a cake and then drowned out with spices ginger and nuts why? My Daughter will walk in saying "I brought a carrot cake dad" yuck and a special yuck as she buys them even more sugary soggy gingery.
Why spoil good carrots which are meant to be pulled fresh from the soil washed off with the hose and enjoyed there and then or at worst 15 minutes in bubbling salt water (you will all be screaming at SALT now but I grew up with it and still here, the experts are dead) If you have nuts in cake then make it Coffee and Walnut and forgo all that sticky oozing icing that covers cakes spoiling the taste these days. A Victoria Sponge only needs Jam ask Mary Berry, Carrot cake only needs the bin, ask me.

Frank.

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