Latest posts by Palaisglide

Music in the Garden

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 10:32

“Oh” KEF, you know how to insult an old reprobate, Gent, been called many things with the accompaniment of “Sir” well they had to call me that though probably spelt it as Cur in their heads but GENT?? Still it is nice to know we weave “That old black magic” putting you “In the mood” as David and I “Try a little tenderness” with I must say “Amazing grace” sending you “Over the rainbow” were knowing our luck we would land in the pig pen of “Old MacDonald's farm”? You would be ensconced in a feather bed playing with your “String of pearls” whilst David and I would have a “Blanket on the ground” as we “Roll out the barrel” and with a “Little brown jug” quaff ale until the “Sunrise serenade” ? I would dream of my “Lily Marlene” probably still standing under the lamp by the barrack gate in Bridgend, the Fred and Ginger of the Bridgend dance hall, “err” well she had dark lustrous hair and I was Frank, who disapeared on the “Chattanooga Choo Choo” to the dark reaches of Hampshire, Hoping she would “Not go under the apple tree” while I was away. With a wave and chorus of “Goodnight sweetheart” we would bow to the audience who thought “Babes in the wood” would be a lovely Christmas theme Park by Llewellyn Bowen and not a right old Pantomime as they threw their LIDL vegetables at us and we kept bowing hoping a turkey would follow so we could have a good Christmas lunch, “Look out he is behind you”???



Music in the Garden

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 19:02

David, in my viking North hugs come with skirts attached, trews a firm handshake and those skirt wearers o'er t'border a clout with a claymore if they get close enough. I use midge spray on them it does the trick.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 15:46

Thanks David, a firm handshake will do nicely. Joan never went away in spirit I often catch a whiff of her gentle scent and after checking the dressing table for leaking bottles or cracked caps found nothing amiss so accept the fact she has her eye on me.

Home again after getting my orders from number two bossy Daughter who stuffed me as usual Friday lunch time. I will attend my grandsons passing out parade Monday night (Air Cadets). I will co-operate with the CH4 request for a programme on VE Day as there are not many left to tell the story, yes daughter dear, I was wavering, done it before with BBC. I will cook Ham for Christmas day and not let t'other daughter do it as my ham always tastes best??? She will get my Christmas cards for me, do I need her to address them??? "err" done and dusted, I can do things myself you know, "oh" are you sure you managed them all??? for goodness sake do you think me gaga. They all got a shock this summer after thinking me bombproof now they want to wrap me in bubble wrap. So home feet up reading the comments and playing "wait for it" Irish drinking songs, accordion music, as my own accordion needs repair it is all I have at the moment. Straus later.


PS Gosh that was an unloading though must have needed it, once I gave the orders. 


Posted: 05/12/2014 at 10:08

Bark mulch takes nitrogen out of the soil and plants need nitrogen, it is best put down in spring when the soil has warmed up. Bark is a weed depressant and tidies the look of the bed, it will in time rot down and slightly enhance the soil, I never use bark. Normal soil enhancer compost would be dragged down by the worms and feed the plants gently when they wake up again in spring  As said above there are many differing ideas on mulch, I do what I found over many years works well.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 09:56

A bright day yet again, one short sharp frost that put paid to the last flowerings, the garden as I look out appears to be settling at last into its winter rest period. My Music as I write and remember Joan's favourite places, "Tales of the Vienna woods" wonderful experiences in a wonderful Country and indeed wonderful music.

My relaxation time will be short and sweet, a full day ahead what with a flurry of birthdays then Christmas my feet have been red hot, it seems years since I was flat on my back in August, time and "music" heals all ills.


Technical problem

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 15:47

Now on new I-pad, was having problems now they seem to be cured, the laptop is only a year old so do not know why it should be different.


It's a big worry......

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 14:02

Heard of Santa Monica, think I used to Tango with her, "oh" and Santa Lucia, they would fight over me but "Santa Claus"???? Now Father Christmas yes, he comes down my chimney every year which is very queer as I do not have one. Right now I am mad upset red with fury!!!! Who the heck eats the mince pie the carrot and drinks my fine Scottish Lock Water?? Saying that he does leave after shave that brings me out in a rash, fancy soaps on string that get hung in the garage, I think the mice eat them, diaries and calendars pens and pads, is that a hint I do not write to Father Christmas, "oh" I forgot the over sized jumper scarf and bobble hat, the socks with multi coloured messages on them? who reads socks I ask.

OK I do not have to cook the Christmas lunch as I will be with family and grandchildren having a lovely time and we will thank Father Christmas for all his lovely presents, now where did I put the mince pie and carrots.


New Year gardening resolutions

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:11

After much thought, consulting the Oracle and looking into Chrystal balls a resolution has been made.

Concrete it all over paint it green and erect tall fences with beautifully hand painted back drops of colourful country and woodland scenes. Fill the borders with every kind of plastic flower and plant I can find a glass pond with plastic ducks and a silver foil fountain. An old searchlight on the garage roof, problem there the garage is to the North of the garden so my sunrise and sunset will be a### about face. A raised glass roof with a rotary lamp casting shadows of fluffy white clouds drifting over me as I sit with a fan heater behind my chair blowing warm air around my derriere and a glass of something warming in my hand, listening to songs of my youth and memories of dancing the night away. Well we can all dream can we not?


New Year gardening resolutions

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 10:49

Fairygirl Daughter, I have told you language!!!! "We are somewhat reduced in energy with over exertion" is much better than "bonus knockered" that is Spanish for what you said. You are correct the 31st of December for resolutions not the 1st.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 10:08

It is the old question, is it a show or a dance competition? The BBC make a show of it for those millions of people who never found the joy of Ballroom dancing, those wonderful nights in the Hammersmith or Locarno's not to mention the Blackpool Tower, club dancing or dancing round your hand bag and that was only the men, does not give an insight in to two people flowing round a room in complete harmony hence the extras, eye candy.

Mark had only a few hours practice because of his day job and Karen had to make it simple she is a good choreographer normally, the Salsa was never one of my dances it was sit out time for me, Latin was Tango, slow or fast, Rumba and Paso, the jive was for the kids penned into the corners of the hall, did it on the odd occasion and not good at it. Jake or Mark next week and then the dancing begins though if anything like other years more Gymnastics than dance. Some may not like Caroline the person but boy can she dance, I would have loved to dance with her in my hay day, long gone now.


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