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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.......................!

is will you use the extra hour next weekend

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 22:11
Few more weeks and we won't have any time to spend on these forums - we'll be too busy in the garden or allotment, watering like mad as the sun beats down mercilessly all day long!

MOB rants

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 22:05
Fairygirl, I had a similar experience in the mountains above Banff in the Canadian Rockies - beautiful warm weather, but once you reached higher altitudes the midges were waiting for you! Up until then I naively thought, the Rockies, the Great Outdoors, fresh air, a break from working in smelly old London - it was all of that, but I wish somebody had warned me about the midges! Drape yourself in net curtains if you go there in summer!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 20:31
Fine day in the Chilterns, the sun even had a little warmth in it! No snow where I am, but still some in the higher Chilterns. Will try the allotment tomorrow and turn over some more of the potato patch - but whether I'll ever get to use it is another matter!

MOB rants

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 18:45
Swiss Sue, your comment reminds me of thirtty-odd years ago in Abu-Dhabi - early morning you could look out of the window and see the Sheikh's wives going to the loo at waters edge on the beach, and when finished, no toilet paper for them, just their hands!
Ooooooh, I do love Arabia!

Forum names

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 18:01
FloBear sorry, means Good evening!

MOB rants

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 17:58
GG - Pentillie Castle was built 300 years ago by Sir John Coryton. His widow married James Tillie, and as the Cornish Pen means the same as the Welsh, being built high above the river, the name becomes self-explanatory.
During and after the Second World War, expectant mums were taken to Pentillie as all the hospitals in that part of Devon and Cornwall were badly damaged or full of civilian and military casualties - thus my birth cert shows Pentillie as place of birth, and what a lovely place it is, the views across to Dartmoor are lovely.
We are known as the Pentillie Babes, and the current owner, Ted Coryton, is hosting another Babes reunion day in three weeks. The castle featured a couple of times recently in the Caroline Quentin TV programme on Cornwall.
If GG changes her name to that long Welsh town we will call her LL - I will probably call her Mamm-Wynn Kembres!

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