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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?

MOB rants

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 16:58
Good for you TT - glad it all worked out well for you.

MOB rants

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 16:39
In our house, my wife does nearly all her shopping and business on line, whereas I'm the dinosaur - cash where possible, and never, ever do I sign up to ongoing direct debits - it's just someone else's hand in your pocket.

Frank, my meals in the Fifties were the same as yours - I loved tapioca,semolina and sago. Being a Catholic, Mum always served fish on Fridays, and then after a bout of food poisoning I became allergic to fish, so Fridays, no boiled fish - I spent weeks awaiting a letter from the Pope condemning me to Heaven knows what fate!

MOB rants

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 14:35
Don't think carrot cake is British, Frank - supposedly came fom Italy, and became popular over her after the war, when rationing made sugar scarce and carrots apparently made cake sweeter. That might be true, but we don't eat Woolton Pie or Snook now,so why carrot cake?

Totally different moan, more a worry than a rant, I read today that the global Internet has slowed down due to a 'war' between two large online companies, and experts think it could soon affect personal banking and emails. I worry that we are sometimes too trusting with electronic banking, and believe that the various security measures will take care of us.
I renewed an insurance policy on the phone a few days ago, and happily gave the person at a well known Insurance Company my card details - he then had in front of him my name, age, address, and card details. Whilst I hope that he is very trustworthy, what safeguards are in place to stop him passing these details to a third party? Then a few days down the line, I lose money and get told by my bank or card provider that I must have disclosed my details to someone else - well, I did 'cos that's the b....y system!
What with the problems in Cyprus I am more and more tempted to find space under my mattress for my cash - but they know where I live!

Well, that worry became a rant, methinks!

MOB rants

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 10:59
Frank, the French people in London have more than enough French cafes and restaurants in London to keep them happy - originally set up to cater for the Champagne Socialists from Islington (and I never mentioned Blair or Milliband!) and the Fatboy Tories from Kensington. The Liberals, of course, are mainly veggies and couldn't possibly make any comment.
I do hope that nobody misunderstands me, and thinks I am being disrespectful to our political parties.......................!

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