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MOB rants

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 22:18

The answer must be to get rid of all speed bumps, chicanes and any other sort of obstacle - then, install a few more cameras ( which incidentally I hate ) 

........then, most crucially, all the speed cameras should be hidden (not painted bright yellow as at present, so that we all slow down, then speed up when the markings have gone! ). People will quickly learn that unless you stick to the speed limit as clearly shown, then you are very likely to get penalised. The only caveat to this suggestion is that all limits should be reviewed and proper realistic limits are put in place - it could be a painful learning curve for some,but I bet the idiots out there now would soon calm down!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 22:03

Just had a phone call from my son, who's travelling up to the Lakes, and this afternoon they stopped at the National Arboretum - he absolutely loved the place - and he's a total non-gardener! There's hope yet!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 20:13

I should be back in Cornwall, Verdun. Terrorism is always lurking around the corner in London unfortunately. My office in Bishopsgate was blown to bits by the IRA in the 90's, and I was on the underground train blown up at Aldgate - I was very lucky as I was at the other end of the train from the bomber. We all got used to keeping our wits about us - anything on the street or in a train that made me uneasy, or didn't look right, then I was gone. Just what is it that motivates these lunatics? If it really is religion, then the sooner we all become atheists, the better ( and apologies to all of you out there with real religious belief )

MOB rants

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 15:40

Tina, just to give some perspective to these greedy, modern, times, - in 1966,(when I was living in Bexley, strangely enough ), I bought a booklet of 10 tickets for the World Cup matches to be played in London - 8 at Wembley, and a couple of play-off games at the now demolished White City Stadium. I saw all the games, which included the opening match against Uruguay, and the final against West Germany. Now, if this tournament ever comes back to London, what do you think the prices would be?


I paid £3.37 (£3.7s.6d in predecimal days) for all those games, and memories to last a lifetime..........any further comment, I think,is unnecessary.

MOB rants

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 14:35

Tina hit the nail on the head. Whilst the Olympics in London were great, the costs were obscene. Londoners who will be paying for it for years struggled to get tickets, even for 'fringe' events, whilst all the Suits, big names, and politicians showed up at all the events.

Why do they not build a permanent Olympic Stadium in Greece, to which all participating countries contribute? Better than now, when each succeeding country tries to outdo its predecessor, rather on the lines of 'mine is bigger than yours'.

Some of the money spent in the UK on the Games might then have found its way into a decent charity, rather than giving all those fat cats another nice ,free,jolly.

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!

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! 

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