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Latest posts by Pentillie

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!

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?

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