Latest posts by Palaisglide

Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 09:40

Lily you may well have called me a naughty boy in my youth, dancing with all those older girls often married husbands away, where most lads went dancing to get a girl I went to dance, big difference, now I watch videos.

Daughter will be here shortly to take me looking at dining tables, "oh well" it is a dull dark day here so gardening is out.

I'll get my flat cap big coat and dancing hobnail boots then.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 13:05

Enfolded in each others arms up close and personal I would suppose you could fall in love with Craig or Bruno, definitely Darcy. Three months is a long time to be in each others skins which is what any dancer will tell you, my dance teacher used to tell me our bones should be touching? David may be right although my memory does not tell me how often the vertical became horizontal not very often it would seem, did I miss something? Any one who watched ITT would see by the body language those two were very close, so at ease in the interviews would suggest a melding away from the Camera. hang on let me find my dancing shoes???


Any tips for growing rice?

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 11:46

David, I have a problem, living atop a hill the water goes down. Perusing the site I decided on terraces, "oh dear" what a todo. My neighbours had strong objections to me building walls up their drives then flooding the place, hang on says I you will get free rice for a year then reduced rate. My b##### car is still ion the garage he screamed, yes but think you are saving the planet and it could be worth a bomb in fifty years. Not with water up to its bustle and rice growing out of the windows? Some people are so negative.

David should I shelve the scheme???



Posted: 04/01/2016 at 14:34

Buttercup no chance, my daughter in full flight breaks the sound barrier. It will be in the car even if in pyjamas and will not get past her choice. Just like her mum and i never argued with her either. I am resigned to it now.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 14:10

Very dark up here in the NE though rain holding off, garden still soggy and having had a good clean up in the late Autumn is presentable apart from the north fence being on the ground. Next doors problem and in hand although little dog next door keeps popping in, no problem he thinks I am his dad.

In this area we never think of starting anything until my birthday February as we often have very cold spells, plenty of time, let things start to awaken first.



Posted: 04/01/2016 at 13:58

DD, Sorry to hear you are not too well, be brave at the dentist and keepthinking "frank has all but two of his own teeth because of the dentist, not bad for my age, I can still bite if nothing else.

Dont mention it??. Say some thing to Daughter Pam and it is done before you finish the sentence. I mentioned last week I may look for another dining table, big mistake, she and Dave spent the weekend in furniture shops coming in today with a list fromm £2000 downwards. I am more in the downward end, she will be taking me to look this week so I count it now as money spent, I will keep my mouth shut in future.

Not correcting my spelling as a download problem means my i pad dies if i go back, on to Apple to sort it.


Morning has broken

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 10:24

Lovely pictures Tootles, here in the NE England cannot see the bottom of the garden have all the lights on.

Gammon today and possibly bread pudding with left over Panettone we will see.



Posted: 03/01/2016 at 00:15

Chicky, remember it all like it happened today. Very young, very fit, just left Nesta in Wales whose mother the original Welsh dragon had tried to dragoon me into marraige, the army shipped me out to Bordon. Did you know it had been the Canadian Garrison I was in Martinique barracks. Dances in garison theatres in different camps and the local hop, i had a ball parden the pun. Went back many times so saw it fade slowly away sad all those memories. Had my last public fight in the Frencham Ponds Hotel. A mess party and a girl set her sights on me for some reason, I said sorry love I am married, next minute a bloke screaming at me, is she not good enough and swung a punch, big mistake, when he woke up the landlord threw the pair of them out, 1967 really at that age there should be more sense. Had some great times in Hampshire, loved the local folk, often drank in the pub at Whitehill, Alton, Liphook, always a soft spot Chicky although now just memories.


Posted: 02/01/2016 at 12:22

Chickie 1947 there were thousands of troops there in Bordon. We were near Frencham ponds and helped some in very posh houses using a bulldozer to dig fire breaks. One chap said come in lads there is tea and sandwiches, i stopped at the door, white carpet everywhere, come he said i pay people to kleen them so we did. I was there many times through the years and now there is nothing left i knew. Right about the adders though the least of our worries at the time.



Posted: 02/01/2016 at 11:14

Unlike Fairygirl no one has to be rescude from a Hampshire heath?

Chicky well for two weeks whilst stationed in Bordon we were on that heath rescuing people from fire. The fires would creep underground then suddenly burst out, we had to get people out fast as the winds fanned the fires. They were on all parts of the heath, we would be dropped off and digging fire breaks then it would be behind us. We slept were we could, ate when the cook wagon got to us or else wonderful people fed us. I learned to fear fire and also it was unstoppable in some cases, one minute all calm next the mouth of hell.

there is always some danger Chicky.


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