16. Jun, 2015
16. Jun, 2015

Yesterday I visited my friend and I as pulled up she was walking down the road.  When she saw me  she said “You know I  live at no 41 and I have 41 on the gate, 41 on the garage, 41 by the front door and 41 on the decorative stone outside?”  I knew that because you can't move for 41 signs!  “Yes”, I said.  “Well I’ve just been up to 29 to deliver a letter the postman put through the door and 1 and 4 weren’t even in the house number!”

13. Jun, 2015

Driving out of the Tesco garage near the fire station Thursday evening with my stepfather,  we saw a woman  with her car parked over the road and a lorry on the same side but facing the wrong way, there was a lot of shouting at each other going on and she was yelling something about there being a child in the car.

The traffic stopped when a  man  from the other side of the road got out to help and a woman had stopped behind the woman.  Sensing that we were going to aid in a major incident, I pulled across the back of the woman in front to complete the road block and stop the lorry driver from escaping!

However, it transpired that this was the lorry driver’s  estranged wife and they were having a serious domestic row over their child who was in her car and he probably spotted her coming towards him when he was driving and he pulled across.

The lorry driver got back in to his cab and pulled off.

We then all drove off.   Emergency over.

I then dropped my stepfather off and when I left there was a young boy knocking on the window of the house next door he went away and a woman came and was banging on the window next door.  A bit worried that she was trying to raise the people who lived there, I offered to go back in to the house and attract their attention from the back garden.

"That's alright", the woman said, "she's coming now, I only want to borrow  a roll of tin foil.

I drove off.  Another emergency over!.


11. Jun, 2015

I was fascinated by the beautiful carved vegetable demonstrations on You Tube so I thought I might start off at the very beginning with this cucumber crab.  I don’t think I am going to have a flair for this, but I will keep on trying with a sharp knife and various vegetables.   Don’t hold your breath though!

10. Jun, 2015

I read in the paper today about a pensioner who was watering his hanging baskets wrongly according to his neighbour, who subsequently flew in to a rage, punching the "offender" in the head and knocked him to the ground.

Watering plants plants properly can be a very emotive subject as I found out when my friends, who when they went on holiday, the next door neighbour did the watering for them.  One year, during a very hot spell, they came back to nearly dead baskets.  They were told by someone that he never came in to the garden to water them, but sprayed his hose quickly over their fence.  Not wanting to appear ungrateful or hurt his feelings, they asked a friend to water it instead when they went away the next year.

While she was watering, the neighbour asked what she was doing.  She told him her friend had asked her to water the garden while she was away.  He told her it was his job.  When my friends returned their neighbour of 30 years never spoke to them again.