Latest posts by Palaisglide

Strictly is back!

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 10:18

Thank you Panda, my knees were aching after all these weeks of asking for the correct music, must admit the Jive was the odd one out. It was Georgia Anita Kelly and Katie for me yet again. Anton was in his element and Katie was up for it. If you watched Jamelia's feet you would see an almost perfect quick step I did enjoy it, if her and Peter are in the dance off I would vote Peter off. A  great night for us dancers and even those just wanting entertainment must have been satisfied.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 23:18

My prayer was answered, the music suited the dances for a wonderful programme, can I get up off my knees now.


Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 13:38

Beautiful photo's Obilixx especially when i put each one on full screen, thank you for sharing, only wish I knew how to do it.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 11:39

To those of us who call it a dance competition and not interested in all the madness of Halloween and such there will be a sigh of relief, at last we are down to the nitty gritty. My personal choice from day one has been Kelly and Kevin though Anita and Georgia are coming up on the rails. Having watched and commentated on various forums for years this to me is one of the best years and as yet not putting a bet on any of the top three. I love Katie and Anton as you get good old Ballroom Dancing with them and it brings back memories of my late wife and I dancing. Happy days.


Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 23:16

watched Monty's new show with keen interest and loved it looking forward to next week. Nice one Monty.


PS, what's all this then using the sleeve of your cardy to wipe your nose? I just uses a lettuce leaf then put it in the salad bowl?

Strictly is back!

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 22:39

Two words, "thank Goodness" we are now down to the dancers at last and sorry to upset anyone but I do like Katie, she is elegant has good footwork when the nerves do not get in the way, and last nights dance was classic, I hate it when I feel I should throw a bucket of water over the TV to separate the the male and female.

My choice last night again Kelly, Anita, Helen was good though she does give me the creeps and of course Georgia, it reminded me of my Mother dancing round the kitchen reducing me to tears of laughter as she did the Black Bottom and its ilk, she was a competition dancer, in the days of proper dancing to proper music, it did rub off on me a bit. The music last night was dire, who tortures the dancers with enough on their plate learning the dance without adding the hurdle of rubbish music with no common beat with the dance they are doing, please proper music at Blackpool.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 10:20

Georgia Anita and Kelly again for me, watch the foot work. I am not a fan of Peter but the lad did well, Katie made quite a few mistakes yet the girl can dance. Helen danced well though there is something about her, let us just say I would not have dated her in my wild youth many moons ago. It will be real bias if Jamelia is in the dance off tonight I thought it good.

David Local free range chicken today, thighs like Christina and I love the thighs, "err" on chicken I mean. Nothing will be wasted Christina will go in the stock pot when we have had our fill of her.


Double digging!

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 20:08

Hostafan, You were not giving the impression it is a waste of time you sound like a gardener to me all I ever wish to do is tell inexperienced gardeners why some things often have to be done. Getting a new garden up to scratch takes years not days as I found with my garden, I was double digging parts for nearly three years letting the frost do some of the work and worms do the rest luckily having a good supply of manure from my Sons horses, not every one has that. It is appalling that builders remove all the top soil from a site and sell keeping just enough to lay down six inches on compacted ground and roll out turf on it, the owners have no chance, we get questions on here how can we save such lawns, I try to be kind but truthful as well it hurts. Gardeners are a law unto themselves the only real freedom we have unless you are bitten by the fashion bug and go into the latest make over nonsense those programmes have a lot to answer for. Most newcomers to gardening did not have the Dads teaching them from an early age telling them it was play and by the questions we get have a lot to learn from us old hands who did come up with a spade instead of a teddy, that is where I aim Hostafan not at gardeners like you.


Double digging!

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 14:41

Each to his own, as an engineer I learned early on if it is not broke do not fix it though when we did have to fix it it was done by the book, that way we only did the job once. No one tells you how to cultivate your own garden but I prefer a job done properly it gets results. Around me new people are moving in and want to grow their own, they have to undo some bad past gardening plus we see skips full of decking and pavings before they can find the garden. We do not live in the same place for ever do not build up hard work for the next person I say.


Double digging!

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 13:09

We would need to ask one of the Agricultural Colleges Hostafan and what would it prove as we all have different soil, I live on a brick clay area and had to double dig to get through building rubble compounded clay from machinery (we bought new build 30 years ago) then loosen up the under clay to allow drainage, luckily we live at the top of a bank so the drainage went down hill across a falling field to a beck, double double digging. Most around went the other way building up with raised boxes and such. With many loads of manure from the farm plus digging in paper clothing the odd rabbit dead bird and an old dog we got a manageable garden. My Dad had a sand hill under his garden and was nearly two hundred years old with masses of manure from the start his top soil was three feet deep and yet with experience from years of digging he knew to double dig the root bed which with rotation meant every five years the same part got double dug then sometimes left fallow for a year. I never even after all my work got vegetables like he did so was that a good test, was it the soil, the masses of horse manure we used at home or just good husbandry on Dads part, we do not know and all the scientists could come up with different results, why change something that works I ask?


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