Latest posts by Palaisglide


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 12:17

What Happened?? awoke this morning to a bright sunny day, by the time I had my breakfast and shower ( my priorities are right tea and breakfast first) it was black as hades the lights went on hearing a noise the trees were bent double and things flashing past the window. It could well have been the children from the school over the fields being blown about. Now I am sitting in sunshine and no wind. The weather bomb must have exploded further North and we got the fall out.

Climate change? What Climate change??


Strictly 2014

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 22:44

Sorry about this it all just vanished, I was saying Len called it right on dance ability. The best dancer Caroline will be there in the final.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 22:41

Claire Ido not fall out with any one these days though as an engineer Ido like the standards to be high. If I was baking a cake you would get the basic recipe right befor decorating it, so with dancing get the foot work correct and the whole becomes very watchable the frilly coating once the basic cake is cooled on the wire.

len has more dance experience than  all the others put together, he must feel as I did when young graduate engineers came in wasted a million pounds and my team then had to put it back working, you need an old head at the top and he called 

Strictly 2014

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 16:08

Got to disagree Claire and that is why this thread has nearly 400 posts and 11000 viewings, we all have our own idea's about it. It is now a dance competition may be the winner will be the most acrobatic or not they will still need to dance. I also watched for many years the Come Dancing programme's and we would still argue over the performance, a bit like snooker or tennis you either love  or hate it, never did understand what the point was of watching a ball being knocked over a net?

I was a dancer when little, my daughter's danced around their hand bags as it was the done thing at the time, Mum and I were old hat dancing with arms around each other, now they are paying out large sums of money to learn Mum and Dad dancing so they do not miss out on their cruising and Holiday fun, they all argue with me about who should or should not still be there, I play back and point out the foot faults which they now understand. Certainly a lot of people watch the entertainment element for the first few weeks including me, now it is serious and a DANCE competition ask Len, feel free to disagree.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 11:13

Obelixx, you and I both make one big mistake, we watch from a dancers point of view, the vast majority of the GBP watch from the dancing round your hand bag era with no idea of what they see. Next week should be fire works week as whomever goes the GBP will scream foul, from the purely a show point of view they could be right, at least Darcy and Head Judge Len have the right take on things and are with us, it is now a DANCE competition full stop, Pixie failed, hard luck the dance goes on.



Posted: 08/12/2014 at 13:47

Very true on all counts Verdun and we are within 20 minutes of long beaches although these days you are not allowed to take stuff from the beach, saying that people leave plenty of stuff on the beach, we would take our rubbish home along with some sea weed. Dads secret weapon was sea weed, we always had a metal drum of the stuff soaking in water that was then watered onto the vegetables, the Iodine must have worked wonders. I suppose we all have our fads, I do not spread wood of any sort on my garden but then I make plenty of good compost.



Posted: 08/12/2014 at 10:34

Hester, I would not normally get involved with these arguments though I cannot help but smile at our puny attempts to save a lost cause. I live in the North East of England with a view from my hill across the Tees to the Cleveland Hills down as far as the Hambleton's, the other way it is the Dales right out to on a very clear day the Pennines all renowned for their beauty and once all forests. The whole would be covered with trees which over the centuries vanished to be replaced with Heather and Grouse Moor grazed by sheep. The Dales once the place lead and other minerals were mined, where I live once brick clay, gravel and sand pits, now all gone and housing in its place. A few miles up the road to Durham we have Quarries for minerals sand and gravel plus Dolomite used in face creams and powders, that is if women still use powder. We do not now burn coal as I remember we all did though quite a few people are going back to burning wood including two power stations locally, that comes mainly from Canada shipped into the Tees to new dock facility. I saw an article last week saying 6,000,000 more vehicles would be on the road in Asia by 2018, so I ask, why am I paying taxes out of my pensions and extra taxes on goods to pay for climate change? I want my money back as it is one big con by the Government, we change nothing because those we held down are now catching up and want what we have. Bring back peat I say.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 10:09

It was a shock to see Pixie and Simon in the dance off so I closed my eye's to the full picture and watched the feet and legs, Simon was the best so Len got it right, Pixie did better than her first run at it, Craig was right her legs somehow looked inelegant. The great British Public did her down not the judges.

I was not really listening when they announced One Republic, who??? I just heard Public and wondered how are they going to get them all on the floor? Oh well better go to lug savers then, Daughters say I only hear what I want to hear anyway.



Posted: 07/12/2014 at 14:00

Debra, yes you only need to dress the top of the pots or trays  it stops moss growing and keeps the seedlings dry. Because grit is freely available here we use it into our seed trays, using one third grit one third washed sand and one third compost. Seeds like babies do not need a lot of feed and I have grown some in sand, they then need to be pricked out into a better mix. My daughter in California has problems with the heat, no such worries here with our mild climate. Good luck with your gardening


Strictly 2014

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 23:11

Caroline for me tonight, what a Tango fast and slow sections as it should be and the correct music for once, wow and wow again. Simon definitely on the up. Jake where did he come from, I actually enjoyed his dance tonight the first time for that. Pixie a maybe, Frankie and Mark not quite up there tonight but I would not make the call. It is wait and see what the GBP have to say then the judges, roll on tomorrow.


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