Latest posts by Pentillie

MOB rants

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 16:53
Dmball is no more - now Pentillie! Hopefully the Cornish connection will make me less of a moaner!

Forum names

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 16:48
Done! Dmball is now Pentillie! Gorthugher da!

MOB rants

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 16:26
Greek toilets were,and are,pretty grim, but I still remember a loo in a rest-room in a village, partly Bedouin, in the middle of the Sinai between Israel and Cairo - it had a tree growing out of the floor, all the tiles buckled and broken, and the top protruding through the roof. The locals then tried to sell us bottled water, most of which were already open, or half empty! Oh the joys of travel and broadening your horizons!
Having said that several times I've used a public loo in Central London, and whilst using the urinal found some Eastern European lady trying to mop the floor around my feet - brave ladies!

Forum names

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 10:17
Verdun, Pentillie is the name of the castle I was born in, high above the Tamar, with views across to Dartmoor.
Much as I love the area and the beaches near Cawsand, I prefer the wild West, especially the coast road from St.Ives to Cape Cornwall, via Zennor - although as a gardener I might find that area a bit challenging!
What part of Cornwall are you?

Forum names

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 23:30
I must think of a decent name to use in future - perhaps Pentillie where I was born, in Cornwall. Must think about it when I get back from hols - I'm obviously not as imaginative as some of you on these threads!

MOB rants

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 22:32
Dunno GG - when I was a kid and teenager I was convinced half the workers in the fairground WERE gorillas - certainly the way they chased after my sister and her friends convinced me if not gorilla, perhaps a trace of Neanderthal!

Forum names

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 14:52
Verdun - I walked the First World War battlefield and cemetery in Verdun in N.E France - such a sad experience. Not at all how you sound, so what's the story?

MOB rants

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 14:14
Interesting times Frank - I found the majority of the people out there to be fine people. Two different people though - Arabs along the Med, and Nubians way up the Nile at Luxor and beyond - very gentle and shy people, except when they were trying to sell you something!
Several of my uncles served in Egypt and North Africa during the Second World War, and some of their stories made my hair curl - lets just say I would never turn my back on most of these people ( ...apologies for this generalisation to anyone of Egyptian extraction reading this).

As for birds nicking your grub, nothing beats the gulls in Cornwall, places like St Ives and Mevagissy - when my 4 year-old grandson has his lunch on the beach we have to throw a blanket over his head - all we hear is munching sounds, and muttered grunts about 'pesky birds'!

MOB rants

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 12:55
Frank, your reference to the thieving birds who stole your grub in Egypt, the name you called them is the same name that India gives to the Red Kite. As they are now probably the most common bird in the Chilterns, does that mean I will have to guard my food when ( when....!) I sit in the garden in the summer sun?

MOB rants

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 12:54

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