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Latest posts by Pentillie

MOB rants

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:38

If you look closely at some of those plastic bags, you find they are not, in fact, charities. They say some of the proceeds will be donated to the needy in places like Romania or Moldova. They are commercially-run companies ,usually operating from the same country - they all show ' registration numbers' designed to look like a charity number.

Bit like Frank, I only give to certain charities - small local ones, Help the Aged, Mind, RNLI, and the local air ambulance. I think it better to make a donation that's a decent amount, rather than spread the butter too widely on the bread, when it becomes almost pointless.

Anyway, my old clothes get used when I work at the allotment, and I use them until they are falling apart, and are so horrible my wife refuses to let them in the house any more!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 10:14

Agree with you Verdun  

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 23:33

Had a good day at the allotment, whilst my wife had an even better day. She's doing a history of of the Arctic Convoys in WW2, and her Dad's part in it - he served on a cruiser, HMS Bellona, and she unearthed loads more info and pictures. She still lives in hope of finding a picture with him in it - unlikely, but would be nice. Usual story, Dad survived the war, never talked about it, and people never asked - now it's too late and she has spent a lot of time researching those terrible times. She's got loads of stuff, and today's finds have made her day - so we're both happy!

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Posted: 20/05/2013 at 23:24

Perhaps we could have 'End of week summary forkers', and come up with what, if anything, has been achieved. Only problem is that the postings would probably seem more like essays!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 10:51

What's this - can we use it to secure our young tree plants to their stakes? Trouble is - it's so ugly! 

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Posted: 19/05/2013 at 23:40

Watched Chelsea too - but I was at Stamford Bridge! 

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Posted: 19/05/2013 at 18:59

Weather in the Chilterns today has been very warm - shade temperature by the river in Marlow was 22c - don't know where it came from, as the forecasts were good, but not that good! Stuff in the GH is absolutely running away, so I must do some serious planting out / hardening-off this week. Haven't yet seen weather forecast for next week, but if it stays like this I won't complain. Hoping to get a couple of days away to the Tollgate Hotel in Bramber, Sussex,towards end of the week, so 'rain,rain - stay away.......' 

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Posted: 18/05/2013 at 22:43

Me too! I was born there, but I'm one of the mugs (well, Mum and Dad ) who moved away . Still, I get down there 2 or 3 times a year, and my little Sister works in Bude, and lives on the edge of Dartmoor, so I get to see her, and visit all my places that I love. Lovely Kernow 


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Posted: 16/05/2013 at 18:09

Love watching Midsomer, especially as most of it is filmed around me in the Chilterns, and I try and identify where they are this time. Luckily, the Chilterns are the exact opposite of the show - very quiet and very little crime ( I'm touching wood now! ).

Vicar of Dibley was filmed in the village up the road, and unlike Midsomer, a lot of the stories and characters are not too far removed from real life!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 00:25

Pleased for Benitez! A good man who has been treated badly by a lot of Chelsea followers - I've been a fan for 50 years, and I feel ashamed at the actions of some of the idiots who follow the Club. But, a good night all round, and for 10 days Chelsea will be holders of the two major European trophies.

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