Latest posts by Pentillie

Good Evening FORKERS

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! 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 23:40

Watched Chelsea too - but I was at Stamford Bridge! 

Good Evening FORKERS

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.......' 

Good Evening FORKERS

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 


Good Evening FORKERS

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.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 22:31

In Amsterdam, not gardening, but watching my team win a big football match. Am I happy - you bet! 

MOB rants

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 16:59

Nobody can be as bad as HMRC.Couple of months ago they sent me an assessment saying I owed £4116 (this from their Cardiff office). I spoke to my usual tax office (Salford) pointing out that all my income is subject to PAYE and I had all the relevant P60 certificates, clearly indicating tax had been deducted as necessary. The taxman confirmed that his computer screen agreed with all I had told him and that the assessment was obviously wrong. However, he could not rectify things - I would have to talk to someone in Newcastle. Did this, he agreed their on-screen figures tallied with mine.....but - I would have to put figures in writing, and request an amendment. I asked whether their figure of £4116 was just guesswork, as it was obviously not based on any of the figures showing on my record on their screens - he didn't have a clue!

Anyway, I wrote in claiming a review, and a few days later they responded - they owe me £36! 

The motto of HMRC should be shown clearly on all their correspondence and letterheads - ' Don't have a Clue ' 



MOB rants

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 10:23

That's it, I finally admit defeat. I have been trying for ages to get a 'proper' cup of leaf-brewed tea whenever I am out and about, but all I ever get is the ubiquitous cup of hot water with a b....y tea-bag dropped in it, and then charged over a pound for the privelege - no wonder most people now drink coffee!

Anyway, I now keep a stash of half-decent (?) tea-bags, Yorkshire Tea, in the car, so when I have a cuppa in a cafe, I can add an extra bag, and get a drink that somewhere near resembles tea!

Does anyone out there know of any establishment that still serves properly brewed tea?

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