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MOB rants

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 16:34

I really love to watch all the ceremonial occasions. The precision of the soldiers is magnificant. I'm sure that, deep down, even though there's plenty of rehearsals, they wouldn't swap their places. Do wonder whether those shouting the orders suffer from sore throats for a few days!

I do know that Princess Anne has 'connections' with the uniform she dons, but I still don't think it's correct.  As for Edward, enough said.  I think it's an insult to whatever uniform he decides to wear at any particular event.  My daughter met him many years ago when she was on work experience at The Really Useful Company.  Don't think she was that impressed. She was eating a bag of hula hoops at the time and he asked what she was doing.  Fortunately, being a very well brought up girl, she was polite.  He was in his theatrical mode at the time. That lasted well too didn't it.

Do remember the late Princess Mary. Austere looking lady.

I don't like all the hangers on and wish they would be made to go out and earn their own living but I like the main players.  Been a fan since the Queen married in 1947. She was simply my Fairy Princess.



Posted: 15/06/2013 at 15:20

Gilly, my neighbours think it's funny.  It also takes frogs. Have enquired why they don't fit the cat  with a bell, but it's because the poor creature might hang himself if he gets caught up.  All the more reason for putting one on. 

I'm ducking.

MOB rants

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 15:16

This is a stupid rant, but something that always bugs me.  Having watched 'Trooping the Colour', as I do every year, why does Princess Anne and Prince Edward dress in military gear?  


My experience of "customer service" .

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 13:37

Jatnikapyar, I am the queen of complaining. Do not give up. My local GC carries a 5 year guarantee on all plants and they are true to their word.  I know this is on-line buying but they can't just opt out of their commitment to you to supply plants 'fit for purpose' as would apply to goods. If you can find a director to write to, then do so.  If I get no satisfaction from customer services, I go to the top dog.  Have you sent copies of the photos to the suppliers? 

Paul Hansord is the current Managing Director. Why not drop him a line at the address given on their website setting out your complaint and sending photos. Mark 'Private and Confidential' and send by recorded delivery so you can track they receive it.  Sorry if you think I'm being a bossy boots.

I wish you luck.

Does anyone know the name of this tree please?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 13:29

Well, as you know, I never feel comfortable offering info on gardening stuff, but I have one of these which originated from my ex next-door neighbour and, yes, it does pop up all over the place, but it's not a problem to get rid of suckers, or whatever you call them. Got a lovely one growing at the moment which I am going to pot up for my son.  Daughter already has one which is huge, but looks really great where she has it in her garden. 


Posted: 15/06/2013 at 13:21

Pouring down here too FG, not that I had anything particular I wanted to do, but son did.

You should try online shopping as doing it yourself is such a waste of time and energy and, from experience, if you take your daughters with you, very much cheaper. 

Next door swore blind that their cat used their vegetable patch, then proceeded to give me lettuce and tomatoes. I'm afraid they went straight in the bin. YUK.

Coffee break.


Posted: 15/06/2013 at 11:33

But it's Saturday, FG.  No housework should be done at the weekend.

Tried to get the cat last night with the hose but stupid me had left the sprayer open and as I turned the tap on, I got the full blast. Sure the cat grinned.  Bl..dy thing. Sorry cat lovers but when you see cats fouling your garden and scrambling up the fence where you have climbers, it really makes me angry.  He tried it up a 6ft fence with 3 ft of trellis yesterday, didn't make it and proceeded to hang in for dear life, pulling the plant with him and landing in another shrub.  I should have put this on MOB thread.


Posted: 15/06/2013 at 10:32

If it comes to prizes for what time you get on this thread, I claim the booby prize.

Morning all and good to see you back Blackest.  We've been wondering whether you were OK.

Sun was shinning, but it's really windy again.  No plans to do anything particular.

WW, good luck for tomorrow.  Only wish you weren't so far away as I have read that several of the posters are going to descend on you.  Should be fun and I hope you've got plenty of cake. Let's hope the weather's kind to all.


Posted: 14/06/2013 at 14:46

FG, you've just upset me. How very sad.

Don't let those ignorant women get to you FG.  Whilst I was reading your first post, my immediate thought was why were 2 year olds walking/running about near a road.  Mine all had reins when they were allowed to walk. Never see them these days except when the local nursery takes the little ones over to the park.  Not the 'in' thing. I actually passed them on to my daughter for when her children were small. 

You need to put some signs up like 'No Tresspassing' or 'Don't walk on the grass'.  Come on, get those holes dug whilst it's nice.

I've cleaned the pond, again, moved some pots about, again, chopped some bush down a bit and finally cleared the patch of earth of all the bits and bobs that was left.  That's it for today.

Gilly - very funny

Now for lunch.

MOB rants

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 10:32

GG, you know what you can do with your yappy dogs. I could hear the 'dawn' chorus this morning. I find it really annoying I can now no longer have my bedroom window open because of these inconsiderate people.  It's quite obvious they just chuck the dog out at 6.30, go about their morning ablutions and 30 mins later, let it back in.  During this time, big dog let out to bark to his heart's content. Then at 7.30 yappy sausage dog is out.  Note to self - do something about it!!

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