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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 12:03

Caz, much better thank you a drop of sun would make things right but no chance today.
Stockton cold and dull.
Girasole you will find the forkers on another thread, we are mainly sane on this thread.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 12:55

Rose, they say treat it and it takes seven days dont treat it and it takes seven days so sit back keep warm and let the time pass.
Stockton we cannot see the kills, it is slightly warmer, two days to go then for me and staying in no hardship.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 10:57

Jeannie "Spring Lamb" if you put me in a stew pot it would take at least eight hours to a succulent mouthful, think hedge back old ram.
Feeling less ache today though still chesty.
Stockton weather not helping, dark and miserable makes it sound better than it is, "oh well" we know in this neck of the woods never plan anything for February?
See both of you later, "err" maybe???


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 22:40

Now Ladies, anything but ndancing around the room more laid up with cold and kidney infection, painful although easing back now.
Listen up.Click on your own name a box comes up and on the left click on Messages.
Again on the left click on compose message
Top of the compose message they ask for the name of who you wish to write to "Palaisglide" then subject such as MELF (middle east land forces)
Write message in box provided then go to the bottom and send.
GW will send an e-mail to the person you wish to speak to, only the two in contact can see those messages and you wait for a reply again you will be told a message is waiting, some have gone on to e-mail from there as easier.

Frank dragging himself off to bed, moan.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 14:09
Girasole wrote (see)

Highland Jeannie and Palaisglide (as in ballroom dancing?), my birth mother was  an RAF Nursing Sister in Palestine and Aden and apparently after a while because it was so hot had to have leave every now and then. Am I right about this?



The women once we all moved out of that area on the mandate would be sent to Camps along the Canal and probably BMH Fayid a massive military hospital. Most of those camps Ismalia Shandur Suez had Lido's for recreation, gardens, sheltered area's and swimming. The women would get leave up in Port Said a camp run by the WVS and the photo of me doing the Palaisglide with three of those lovely ladies hence the pen name. Us men got one leave in the whole period. 118 degrees in the shade if you could find any and freezing the hairs off your chest at night, "err" well not the women I do not think, could be wrong.

We could talk about this on the message page I am in touch with others on there, up to you.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 12:26

Jeannie I think it would be "Helwan" near the massive army base of "Tel el Kabir", you could not throw your cap in the air without it landing on an Army or RAF base.

Stockton dry sunny patchy cloud and cold.
My cold is still hanging on a touch of kidney infection not helping but work to do including three sets of bed clothes after heavy night sweats, oh well sweat it out as they say.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 16:01

You all said it all, nothing to add. Stockton cold dark miserable.
Jeannie your mum if she saw rain must have been at a base the top end of the Canal near the Med, we never saw one drop, never thought I would miss rain but you do.
Never saw Naafi girls either except on the very big bases and I never saw much of them, think big prisons, some people went on from the boat and never left until time to go home.
Mind saying that after convalescent camp I arrived at base to be on light duties, looking after the officers mess lawn, think small bedroom carpet with paves all round trellis covered in Jacaranda and other climbers and that one tiny pristine postage stamp lawn where they sat of an evening drinking their G&T's. I spent a leisurely day with scissors and clippers whilst the mess waiter kept me topped up with fresh fruit juice and ice cool water melon. I must have looked to relaxed as the CO made me his wife's driver. Think big Humber box with three heavily armed lads and one Lady who could never make her mind up, I did not last long there either.
Back up the blue I went.


Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 22:45

Bunny could not agree more with what you say my father knew very few of the Latin names he called the plants by the old names which incidentally have change twice in my lifetime.
If I saw a teacher giving blatantly bad examples of how to do something I would stop them because the young minds he is teaching do not know if he is right or wrong and Toby was quite often so wrong, Alice got up my nose but did know her stuff and Monty is good although at times boring, he does at least show exactly what he wants you to do and finishes off each job when did Toby ever do that?
If Toby is the standard you wish to set yourself well fair enough but if he does ever come back I am gone, I cannot watch bad workmen making a mess.


Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 18:46

"Oh Dear" Toby in the same breath as Geoff Hamilton? he could not lace Geoff's boots and if he came back that would be me gone, my memory is tools thrown down and left, plants half planted and never watered after, rabbit huts with frightened rabbits getting a green roof and a rickety shed also getting a green roof, they had to hold it up for the final shots and none of when it promptly fell down. And that stupid pool.
The one thing it did prove was throwing money at a garden does no work without the hard work that goes with it, by people who know how to use the old tools gardeners have always used.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 14:46
bunnysgarden wrote (see)
I couldn't stand desert ...sandy !

Nope Bunny, Rocky Dusty full of wildlife such as scorpions sand snakes dung beetles and giant black and red ants. Freezing cold at night burning your eyeballs out during the day sandstorms where you just closed down until it went away, if you tried to eat at noon don't bother as a tin of Bully was a drink. Good job they sent me to Cyprus for a while before going home or my Army career would have come to and end.
Still bright and clear in my neck of the woods, nice and quiet now all my well wishers have been fed watered and left.


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