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MOB rants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:34

Another give-away is men's shoes. When I worked in the City of London, many of the Hoorays wearing suits costing hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds, had shoes that hadn't been cleaned in weeks. At crucial meetings, little signs like that made all the difference in my perception and handling of people.

My daughter has always taken care of her shoes, and she tells people that she used to watch her Daddy polishing his shoes every night, and always felt so proud watching me go off to work!   .......a salutary lesson that every action ( or indeed lack of action ) has a reaction.  Unfortunately, if parents are slobs, invariably their children will go down the same route.

MOB rants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 13:37

Just reading that Tesco in Tiverton has banned what they call 'half-naked' men and women from the store, saying they're a health hazard. Apparently the recent warm weather brought out the shirtless men and barely-clad women, and enough other customers complained that Tesco thought the ban was appropriate.

Perhaps we should all get our coats...................!

MOB rants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 10:26

I agree that dress standards have got very sloppy in recent years, and when I'm in some of the other countries in Europe it's very noticeable how much more effort the locals seem to make. In some places, such as Germany and Italy, there is a decided feel of elegance around, whereas in the U.K, if you venture out in the evening in most towns, half the populace have their backsides falling out of their trousers, or falling out under their skirts!  I suppose, after that little rant, I must be careful what I wear when I go out later!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 09:39

I'm happy that the strawberry bed at the allotment is packed with ripe fruit and all I need is some Cornish clotted cream and a deckchair in the garden.....

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 20:35

Verdun isn't the only piggy today. I have just finished dinner, steak pie brought back from a farm in Kernow on Saturday, plus calabrese, Lady Christl potatoes, and carrots - all from garden or allotment this afternoon - I feel well and truly stuffed. Methinks a few hours at the allotment tomorrow needed to work it all off! 

Please help me identify what is eating my strawberries!?!

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 13:54

You'd be surprised how nimble birds can be. This morning there was a blackbird on my strawberry patch, under the fine netting, and when disturbed he flew straight through the two-foot high fence of chicken wire surrounding it all! The holes are only as big as 5p pieces! Try lightly laying fleece over the plants.

MOB rants

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 18:42

Frank, I clean our shower with white vinegar, leave it to soak for a couple of minutes, then clean off with a rubber window scraper, and polish off with balled-up kitchen roll - always seems to work well. Certainly all the bathroom and kitchen sprays seem ineffective - just like most of the garden sprays and powders nowadays. Shall we blame it on Health and Safety or the EU?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:26

Thought of everyone working in their gardens today - I was taking it easy by the riverside, glass of wine, soaking up the hot sun, and enjoying watching the Marlow Town Regatta  Poor old rowers looked knackered, don't know how Steve Redgrave stuck it for so many years!

Back to reality, and the allotment,tomorrow!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:18

Lovely sunny day in Marlow in the Chilterns - today and tomorrow is the annual Town Regatta and the weather was perfect! The town looked great, full of ladies in their long,summer dresses, and the men in their blazers and straw hats - all very much an Edwardian picture 

drat and curses to this hot sunny weather

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 10:30

Don't you go putting the Evil Eye on the weather Verdun! I will be having lunch at The Tinners Arms, Zennor, this coming Wednesday, so if the weather's c..p I will know who to blame  ..... and we know where you live (ish!)

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