Palaisglide


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Ultimate Alphabet 'Y'

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 10:51

Plant Pauper, we did not have much choice in those days, you went where they sent you without question. No phones in most houses, Nesta was training to be a nurse so I could not contact her, I did not even have her proper address so it was goodby-ye as the song goes. I got moved on from Hampshire just in time I had met two Sisters from Newcastle they were in separate camps I went to all the dances. they found out i had been seeing both as my move to Catterick came in. That was the army they wanted young unattached lads not old married men.


Frank.

Ultimate Alphabet 'Y'

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 10:19

This little dark haired dark eyed Welsh girl looked boldly at the young soldier and said “Bora Da Be Ydy Dy New Di” He replied Ydych chi’n Siarad Saesneg ?” she said I am Nesta do you dance and so he came to meet the Welsh Dragon her Mother.


One Saturday dance she said you are coming to Sunday lunch after Chapel and so it came to pass. Dad a big Welsh miner mother a slightly larger version of Daughter Nesta she was definitely YDdaig Goch, Red Dragon Rampant. Dad greeted me with Yaki Da The soldier did not know if that meant “Up the Welsh or Good Luck referring to the Red Dragon. We walked round a lovely well kept garden which was mostly Vegetables but the soldier noted the Yulan Magnolia, Yoshino Cherry, the Yew and Yellow Cedar along with the Daffodils and proverbial Leeks. Lunch was quite something after all they were miners they could eat, even the Welsh Yorkshire puddings were good, he noticed Y Ddaig Goch watching as he tasted them and then the roof fell in. When you marry our Nesta you will have to move here we cannot have her lonely up in the dark northern climes where it snows half the year. Soldier in shock ( who had mentioned marriage?) kept his trap shut. He got back to barracks and the Guard Sergeant said we were looking for you, pack your kit you are on the morning train to yampshire well he was a Southerner we erudite Northerners would have said Hamp-shire. So without good by I left Wales with a loud Yaki Da which had the soldier been nasty could have meant up yours.


Frank

Last edited: 19 June 2017 10:21:09

Ultimate Alphabet X

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 17:30

Plant Pauper I would imagine you hardly notice your xeme.


Ladybird Pardon was what I was saying crossing the Desert with many XXX words in-between.


Frank.

Ultimate Alphabet X

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 16:58

Xeric, dry arid place Desert, xyresic, very sharp as per our bayonets. Xanthippe was the sharp tongued Daughter of Socrates and the name for harridans everywhere, xeme a fork tailed bird. Xenagogue Guide. xanthcroic yellow teeth skin hair. Xenodochial cross fertilised. Xerophaious only dry food to eat. Xoanon wooden idol. Xystarch PTI, Xyston javelin or lance, Xystus a cover to work under during the heat of day.


A story of my crossing the waste lands in a trackless Desert using X words.


Frank.


PS I now go back into hibernation.

Ultimate Alphabet 'Y'

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 12:42

Xeric, dry arid place Desert, xyresic, very sharp as per our bayonets. Xanthippe was the sharp tongued Daughter of Socrates and the name for harridans everywhere, xeme a fork tailed bird. Xenagogue Guide. xanthcroic yellow teeth skin hair. Xenodochial cross fertilised. Xerophaious only dry food to eat. Xoanon wooden idol. Xystarch PTI, Xyston javelin or lance, Xystus a cover to work under during the heat of day.


A story of my crossing the waste lands in a trackless Desert using X words.


Frank.


PS I now go back into hibernation.

Ultimate Alphabet X

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 16:35

Many moons ago ensconced in the xeric with my xyresic  bayonet always at the ready due to the xenobiotic Government not in agreement with our xenogenous, it came to pass I met Xanthippe great great and many more greats granddaughter of Socrate’s, who was a definitely an xathippe old harridan with xanthocroic skin and xanthocomic hair, her teeth xathodont and smelly breath.


She carried a xeme with its forked tail matching her forked tongue, a sight to behold as she was the local xenagogue to guide us across the trackless wastes of the xeric. Xenodochial she was not, kindness not being in her make up, I am sure she was xenogamous, cross fertilised with a grumpy Camel  and probably a pi dog as well as she had xenomania collecting all our old seven pound jam tins and fag ends. We were xerophagious for a week as fresh foods went off rapidly so not a memorable journey. We saw a xoanon along the way oozing  xylem a good fly trap indeed. At the end of the long journey we met the xystarch and worked out under his command with the xyston out of the sun under the xystus.


I put in an appearance as the requests were many so make of it what you will I do not wish to make that journey again.


Frank.


PS my visitors have all gone having consumed everything bar the work tops, what is for tea I ask.

Is Vermiculite dangerous

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 13:21

Coming from a time Vermiculite had not been invented or even thought of as being necessary for raising plants vegetables or fruit in a garden that had fed the family for a hundred years before i was born. I often wonder what happened to that modicum of common sense we are all born with, or not as the case may be. Why use it? Drainage? we used grit washed sand shredded paper chopped straw it all worked in a garden that was essential for feedings us and the extended family. No, well why? to make pots lighter? as a ten year old I would slip a Sack barrow under a large pot and move it easily to where it needed to be, I just do not get it. As an Army Engineer and later a Chemical factory Engineer i could go into most houses in the country and make poisonous gas from what you use to clean the house with, make a bomb from ingredients you store in the pantry, all things you use daily and think nothing of yet very dangerous. The point being we live on chemicals of one sort or another from salt and sugar in foods to medication, our gardens are one large chemical plant changing the soils and feeding nutrients in chemical form to all life growing there. If you do not like the make up of something then do not use it. Vermiculite as with all the other chemical additives we eat or use daily will only kill you if you eat it twice a day with custard.


Frank.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 09:24

Sunshine and blue sky from very early over Stockton on Tees, it is clear over the river valley to the Hills. Looking down to the woods there is a slight steamy mist rising over them, the Squirrels will be sunbathing and the beck side a cloud of yellow and white as the wild garlic pushes up and flowers. Memories of walking Benji.


Frank.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 13:08

Stockton on Tees the weather is up and down like a yo-yo. Woke to sunshine, shower and breakfast not at the same time, ready to go for a hair cut and it clouded over. Now it is bright and warm though it may have been sunny and i could not see it through my fringe of long hair, well I can see it now. I asked the Barber if he did HP he said not now if Labour get in and Tax business he will sell up and leave, makes you think.


Frank.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 09:35

Stockton, long sleeves back on as it is cooler, rain during the night. The Peony's have really shot up and are now in bud waiting to open just as the wind storms arrive, get the stakes in lad, stop idling about, as Dad would have said.


Frank.

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