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Posted: 30/03/2013 at 23:06

G/G, we know you are caring although there are times to speak out and times to say "nowt" I do worry we all may give a little too much information at times, we see what happens on other social media and at times it frightens me. I am not easily frightened though we all know information can be used by others. Take care.

MOB rants

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 23:01

Marty some day we all grow old and in this day and age the elderly often need some transport. I say better the older driver who has driven for years is insured and taxed and on average drives fewer miles than most.
It is the boy racers, 30 lessons and a pass at thirty miles an hour who then buy clapped out old bangers no insurance they cannot afford it so usually no tax either doing wheelies and handbrake turns on the supermarket car park, or worse still doting mothers letting their teenagers loose in their own cars.
Thank goodness I am not the Policeman having to knock on a door and tell the parents the bad news. Any Grandparent  who has driven the school run and still shaking hours later after seeing the atrocious standards of driving would prefer the days when kids walked to school I am sure.


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Posted: 30/03/2013 at 22:40

Verdun, some say this virtual world is sterile yet and it is a big yet there are times you feel a faint cry for help. Fairygirl /Daughter touched something, what? how can you explain? and it turns out her Dad and I experienced almost the same things.
I see writing on these boards as a helping hand to new gardeners who wish to know and on the odd occasion maybe a strong arm to comfort, I do not turn away, never have. What do you make of that.


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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.


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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.


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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.


What's the weather like in your area?

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.


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.


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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?


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.


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