Pentillie


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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:24
Chilterns - sunny,breezy and cool, but warm in GH. Spent a couple of hours potting-on Roma tomatoes, Primo cabbages, fuchsias,and tidying up pots of strawberries ( from runners), and pots of cauliflower and calabrese plant lets.
Everything looking healthy, and this afternoon up to the allotment, turning over the ground ready to plant Lady Christl new potatoes - sooooooooon, I hope!

MOB rants

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 21:41
Done the tea bags sprayed with Ralgex, and it works. Saving tea bags at the moment for the next batch! Only method so far that works - cats seem to have disappeared ( hopefully back to their own b....y gardens!)

Poetry Thread

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 00:04
Not by me - but I read this today and it seemed very appropriate for our forums - written about 160 years ago, by Henry David Thoreau, American author,poet and philosopher;

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder
for a moment,
while I was hoeing in a village garden,
and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance
Than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.

MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 16:27
...or get that armoured car Frank suggested be used against aggressive London cyclists, and park it on the drive - not sure whether you should aim at dog or owner?

MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:58
In the UK I think the law states that 'motorists must pass cyclists at a safe distance' - which of course, is wide open to varying interpretations. Perhaps any lawyers or police people on this forum can clarify - although 'a safe distance' at least should be pretty b....y obvious!

MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 10:35
Shucks, another good idea down the drain - and they'd only serve him lemonade!

MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 09:57
Being a bit of a perverse b....r I have been tempted in the past to try and get my hands on a young goat, and take it for lunch at the local Beefeater pub. The goat would probably like a large fillet steak, with loads of trimmings, and a nice pint; I would have just a small salad and a glass of water.

But,knowing goats, he would probably change his mind and want mine - but,that's life - and,hey,it could work out as a very cheap lunch indeed.

Wonder if the small print in their Conditions covers that one? !

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 22:59
Not recommended - probably all taste of burger, pizza , and fries, with subtle hints of coca cola.

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 16:50
Lovely final sentence Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 16:42
Everything nowadays seems to be geared to 'kids', horrible expression - with the Mad Women on the school runs driving like lunatics to get to the school on time, (don't worry about the other children wandering everywhere), and yeah, families having a day out in the supermarket, running screaming in the aisles of B & Q, and I'm sure some of them take a picnic lunch! Final straw is when I see restaurants and pubs advertising 'kids eat free' - no they b...dy don't - you and I are paying for them!

My three grandchildren are lovely, and luckily,well behaved and bright ( ages are 3, 5 and 10 ), but their parents, my son and daughter, and their husband and wife, are just as self-indulgent as most decent modern parents; totally different mind-sets now to earlier days.
I'm back to 'the good old days' moan, but despite the hardships, people were more self-reliant, disciplined, and basically sensible compared to now.

What an old misery I am today - we must start a 'happy days' thread of some sort!

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