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Latest posts by Pentillie

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

MOB rants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:55
Thanks Frank and GG, but went to My Posts and all I got was the famous squashed tomato!

Note your comments Frank, and I've driven across the Sinai Peninsula a couple of times and I can't disagree with you, but a week in a 5-star air-conditioned hotel set on a warm beach will set me up nicely. If Cornwall had a bit more of Egypt''s weather, I'd never go abroad again!

Still, I admire all you blokes who served, and fought , in places like that - having been there I know what a nightmare it is when you scratch the surface.

MOB rants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:55

MOB rants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 21:45
I'm giving up on these forums/threads for now - everything is all over the place and no advice of responses to any of my comments. I've forgotten some of the threads I joined, and get tired of searching. Life's too short - I will take a break, hopefully in Egypt on the beach and just moan at the heat and the flies - only a gentle moan as I love southern Egypt and the Nubian people.

WEATHER this week

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 13:15
I've had enough of this weather - not much chance of potatoes being planted for a few weeks yet. Very tempted to nip down to Thos Cook and book last minute trip to the Red Sea - the thought of a week on a warm beach is a Siren song getting louder and louder!

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