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MOB rants

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 10:24

Sara I cringe at some of the answers given to quiz questions and wonder what they are learning in school. Apart from Google there are plenty of history books out there, probably most of them in Charity shops unused unopened unloved, I would give them a home on my book shelves.
Sue, History is in the eye of the beholder or so I found when reading the written report of a Patrol we did, nothing like what actually happened, written up by a clerk in the office, bare bones and short on facts.
I spend a lot of time on the local history board and correct a lot of the hearsay stuff they get in as true, saw it with my own eye's stuff as with one who remembered the Bombs dropping on Norton, he was two at the time???


MOB rants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 23:44

Sara, how can a Boy Band have an amazing life history, they will be barely out of nappies and still fighting for the fourth fish finger in their sandwich.
I read autobiographies although the writers are often long gone and have had a life, I am retired yet would still not consider my life interesting to others apart from family and they would probably be bored to tears, maybe why we oldies do not talk about it?
Amazing history? I wonder if they ever heard of Sir Winston Churchill, maybe not.


MOB rants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 23:06

Big rant. What Boy band? I am not getting any of that, is this some kind of favouritism???


MOB rants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:35

Had a lifetime of highly polished boots and shoes and the soles, try polishing the brass eyelets on those boots without getting metal polish on the black bit.
I did draw the line at polishing my carpet slippers and the issue sand-shoes, none of those fancy joggers in my time in fact never worn a pair in my life probably why I still have good feet.
The pathetic tattoos have me totally baffled why would someone desecrate their bodies with them and rings everywhere I would call it tribal apart from all else.
They may just as well go the whole hog and wear feathers woad and bands to elongate the neck, oh and how about lip discs?


MOB rants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 14:42

Fairygirl/Daughter, we do speak the same language, "Manky" or "Clarty" being oft used in our area, manky meaning "bad, inferior, defective, dirty and even mutilated" among the printable section.
I was expecting to be castigated for my lack of sartorial savvy although it seems I am not the only one offended by the lack of dress sense.
I Germany we always knew the British visitors by the lack of dress sense and kept away from them not wanting to be associated with such lack of taste. Why any man would wish to don those stupid long shorts is beyond me.
Issued with KD's for over seas (khaki drill) we would try it on, two pairs of shorts very long, two pairs of longs slightly longer than the shorts two KD jackets sack like and three KD shirts charity sack like. The Garrison Tailor would earn a years wages in a week altering it all to fit and box pleating shirts and jackets. The shorts would end up very slightly beneath the knee cap but once out in the field with our bayonets those shorts would look like modern boxer's, just do not let the S/Major see you.
I was always told at school wearing compulsary uniform "Pride in ones appearance is a window on that persons ability" carried on into the Army then my work in ICI, always had at least two clean shirts in the locker just in case.
This rant could become a tome.


MOB rants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 09:59

Mine eye's will be afflicted and then some?
Yesterday as I got out of the car in T's car park I heard my name called, looking around I saw a smartly dressed lady who I vaguely knew and then this wizened chap with a beard who I had no idea, then the penny dropped.
First I had to put my sunglasses on to stop being blinded then looking at the apparition wondered why, the smartest man in my old planning office had suddenly decided to wear curtains for extra long shorts with a clashing shirt that would have made a Hawaiian wince, ordinary socks and scruffy trainers. In his retirement he had obviously flipped, we talked and I could see his wife knew what I was thinking, her face said it all and so we parted me still well and truly flummoxed but taking note, and in the shop the sun had brought out all the Costa del Sol gear.
Why do men well past their sell by date need to wear those stupid shorts and shirts and men not even reached their years of responsibility if ever they do wear trousers with a waist band which if it was a boot lid would cover the exhaust pipe and nothing else, the crutch around the knees either in hope or expectation.
What is wrong with normal clothes I ask? or is it just me.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 10:41

Stockton is sunshine all the way, looking after next doors garden this week everything in pots so having to keep up with the watering as they dry out fast.
I will find time to sit contemplate my naval and enjoy the sun though.


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.


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