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MOB rants

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 16:49
Off on a different rant, but does anybody know a decent make of salt and/or pepper grinder that actually works well and continues working well? Most of the ones I have had or see in the shops are by the same maker, and the actual grinding mechanism can be either plastic or steel, but none seem hugely effective for long.

A small moan when there are so many better things to complain about, but this is usually an irritation at the end of the day I could usually do without - how sad have I become?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 14:42
Derek's sky has crossed the Irish Sea and reached me now!

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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:55
My Mum was Irish, from the far West. It's a lovely, lovely Country with super people,and everybody should take at least one holiday in Ireland. You're a lucky fella Derek.

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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:50
Noooooooooooo! ......there's hardly any Cornish people left in Cornwall!

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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:02
Derek, would that be Ceann Chlochair harbour?

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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 18:42
Clogherhead, I'm Cornish but live now in the Chilterns Hills. I do vote at most elections but I get very irritated by political parties who say that as I voted for them then they feel they have the right to press on with all their crazy schemes even though a lot of them got only a mention, or none, in their manifestos. It's only in the last few years that any discussion has been initiated by the politicians on the immigration problems - nothing against any foreigners, but this country is full to saturation.( having said that I'm a foreigner myself, living the wrong side of the Tamar! )

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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 16:54
Frank, I read the same article you mention, re the Government (why did I credit them with a capital G !) importing woodchip to fuel our remaining power stations. I sometimes think I'm living in some mad parallel world. A future with little power, an army with very few tanks, a navy with aircraft carriers and no planes, and yet we give money to undeserving countries and military supplies to Syria !

I am now a confirmed non-political animal - Labour bankrupted the country, the Fat Boys in power now are very good at telling us what be done, and then doing nothing, and the LibDems are the most dishonest bunch you could ever come across. As for Europe and nameless nonentities out there telling me what I can and cannot do, excuse me, but when did I give any Goverment authority to abdicate their powers to outsiders? Politicians wouldn't even make good compost in my runner bean trench - but perhaps that's the best place for them!

Well, I feel a little better now, perhaps I'd better concentrate on footsie results and depress myself further!

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Posted: 06/03/2013 at 19:01
Warmish but cloudy today. Ground is dry so the lawn got its first cut and very nice it turned out too. Picked some lovely new potatoes from a tub in the greenhouse - they were originally intended for Christmas but the cold weather obviously held them right back - but a nice surprise, will go well with home made steak pie and various green veg tomorrow!
Just started drizzling at 7pm so that will, no doubt, do the newly shorn lawn some good

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Posted: 05/03/2013 at 20:56
Know the tearoom in Steyning well,Maud - lovely place. We usually pop in there when we stop at the Tollgate Hotel in nearby Bramber. Had a beautiful day in the Chilterns today, sunny and warm, and got plenty of digging done at the allotment - the ground is really workable at the moment. Also found time to stroll down the River Thames from Hambledon Lock to Henley this afternoon, and an early evening meal at The Stag and Huntsman in Hambledon village. Altogether a very satisfying day.........hope tomorrow is half as good!

Best tasting early peas

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 00:09
No, I don't quit. Mice are usually dead in trap when I find them (funny humane killer) so they're binned, and crops at the allotment are normally netted but need to check nets after heavy winds - pigeons not a problem if you keep aware. The 'old boys' up there want to shoot the pigeons but Council have banned that under by-laws so there is much grumbling and moaning. My neighbour contents himself by trapping pheasants and roasting them! Only pest that we struggle with are the muntjac deer - if they find something tasty then they're difficult to stop. Impossible to stop are the odd light fingered humans who pass in the night! Still, all part of life's rich tapestry and never a dull moment.

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