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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?

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?

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