Pentillie


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MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:52
Thanks for that TT!

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:14
That's sad Tina - I used to live in Bexley before I got married; Bexley village was nice, and they had a restaurant in the Old Mill; Bexleyheath had shops providing everything you might need and I remember the first supermarket opening in Blackfen.

I now live in Marlow-on-Thames, a nice market town with some decent shops, but of course, a sprinkling of coffee bars and hairdressers. McDonalds have been desperate to get a foothold for years, but the Town Council don't want them, and apart from the kids, nor does anyone else!

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:22
Frank,very appropriate talking about furniture and service. Two months ago I bought a fairly expensive cabinet from a furniture store in Ash Vale, in Hampshire, 40 miles from me (I knew of it because mum-in-law lived in the area). Anyway, the interior light developed a problem, I phoned the shop who said could be a faulty light tube, and they would order one from the German manufacturer. Three days later 5foot long parcel arrived at my house - the Germans had sent me the whole lighting unit, 'just in case'. Yesterday, the furnishers sent two men to me, and they spent half an hour sorting out the lights on the cabinet, 80 mile round trip! Now that's service. For anyone living in Surrey, Hampshire, check out the web site of Vale Furnishers.
Same as my local corner shop, he stocks most things you think you might need, and gets stuff in if you ask. Last year, despite never having heard of it, he bought in some Sago - I had to tell him what it was, and where it was obtained! Lovely bloke, and I do my utmost to support him and people like Vale Furnishers.
These people know that their jobs depend on service to the customer, and return business, and the bonus of it all is that everybody is happy, and their working environment is that much more pleasing.
So apologies to all the good people who work in Tesco, B & Q, et al - but support your local shops and businesses - don't let your High Streets become wastelands!

WEATHER this week

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 12:05
Cut my grass two weeks ago, and scarified it a week ago - in today's sunshine the lawn looks great! I'm lucky that I live high on a hill and drainage is great - some of the soil is looking very dry in places, and I've been watering some of the pots and wall planters.

MOB rants

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 11:56
I think a lot of London drivers would love to follow the suggestion in your last paragraph, Frank!

MOB rants

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 23:44
Cyclists in this area have several good cycle lanes, but on an average day probably about a third don't use them - usually the 'proper' cyclists wearing all the latest racing gear. I've also noticed that some drivers seem unable to pass a cyclist without leaving an inordinate amount of space between themselves - not so much being over cautious , but more a case of lots of car drivers nowadays seem uncertain about the width of their vehicles.

For those of you who have not been in Central London during working hours,especially the rush hour, cyclists have to be seen to be believed - on the pavements intimidating pedestrians, cycling wrong way down one-way streets, through red lights, cursing at pedestrians - some even carry sticks which they hammer on the roofs of cars they consider have cut them up!

I enjoy cycling, and am a great fan of Tour de France etc., but some cyclists are a disgrace - the best behaved are kids, from a young age up to late teens; they all seem to understand patience and restraint is better than confrontation.

Final moan, it might help if cyclists had to pay a small annual charge as Road Tax, and had a licence which could be taken away as with car drivers - however I suppose the cost of that would be too high to justify the hoped-for aims of more considered road use.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 23:27
Lovely sunny warm day in Chilterns, greenhouse hot and I left the door open for a few hours! Seedlings and plants inside looking very good, and daffodils and crocuses in garden all perked up - the garden looked totally springlike at last!

Forum names

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:58
Sorry......and to everybody else out there!

Forum names

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:44
Happy Easter seasonal chick!

Forum names

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 21:08
Very appropriate - you've probably answered this question at another time, but are you Italian, Rosa?

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