Latest posts by Palaisglide


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:06

Today is a beautiful day lucky 13th my granddaughters birthday I go to the family party later. Hannah has her friends do tomorrow at the indoor cart track, last time she went she drove them all off the track, that's my girl.

it is a solid white frost zero temp though clear sky and the sun showing its face, the last flowering fuchsia are shedding flowers and leaves, it has been a very good year for them. The garden can sleepnow until after new year, all the tidying up is done.


Christmas of yesteryear

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:58

Christmas past in wartime was still the time all the extended family gathered and let their hair down. We had two years of being woken rushed to the shelter then do all the normal things the next  day, woe betide you if late for school even if the bus had to stop half way because of the damage. The Germans seemed to have a Christmas truce, no sirens, hence no loss of sleep we arose ready for the presents and the party we knew was coming. Probably because of the danger we partied harder, the uncertainty of life seems to give a love of what you have and so the Aunts Uncles cousins Grandparents arrived, we had the biggest house and we went on well into the night kids and all. We slept where we fell, breakfast next morning followed by left overs and visits from those who had their own Christmas parties and it was over for another year.

Preparation did start early making the cakes and puddings, the pigs would be killed in September, Geese Ducks and Hens a week before so it was not the extended July to December operation we seem to have now. The expectations now are far higher than we had so I can understand people drawing back from it all. Christmas was not expected to be perfect though it always started with us at morning service, we were not allowed to forget the main reason we were having a Christmas party, it should be a time to relax with people you know and love, they know all your foibles and faults then accept them, just enjoy being together as we did in a very traumatic time, life is too short, well it is for some.



Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:34

"Whoa up Yvie" SPORTS Massage??? what on this earth is one of those saying which it sounds rather risqué, does Carol on the hill chaperone you?

My cleaning Lady gives me exercise as she chases me from room to room with her feather duster, it has a very long handle and she does not like clutter so she comes in one door I exit the other quickly or get well and truly dusted down.

Fair though cold today, on Parade at Daughters for the obligatory sandwich and check over, see if the t'auld lad is still breathing, get my instructions for the next week that is if she has two minutes to spare in her diary. What happened to the days I gave the orders??


funny forum format

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 14:22

Just posted on the other thread and all the adverts went to the bottom, now on here they are back at the side, what on earth is going on?



Posted: 11/12/2014 at 14:18

Busy-Lizzy, yes use bought puff pastry I do now, you cannot taste the difference, another tip is buy a large jar of mince meat and small jar of Bramley apple or make your own and mix it with a few drops or even big spoon fulls of brandy, my lot are eating them as they come in the door and asking for more.

The snow vanished the sun came out as I drove back down the Durham Road I was  blinded by it no matter where I put the sun visor, now the wind is back and it is bitter, that's me for the day, the garden can relax.


funny forum format

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 10:17

My problem is only being able to access two or three posts, if I try more the page unavailable comes up and I have to go off the site and come back later, The ad blocker is not the problem.



Posted: 11/12/2014 at 10:11

Awoke to a bright morning no wind, suddenly it is black as night and "OH NO" Snowing? That is my punishment for joshing RB. Massive flakes and cold enough to lay. The weather forecast says snow over a narrow section of the North East seems we are it.

Back to spotted dick and custard, some of us where in an upmarket Gastro Pub what ever that means, the waitress with one arm round my neck saying "you look like a spotted dick man to me", (had she been hiding in my bedroom?) she arrived with a large soup plate full of yellow stuff. The bold Frank was straight in  "where is the spotted dick" Under the custard says she you look like a custard man to me? Wrong on all counts I like spotted dick with a little custard or should that be "Ju" what ever that is, never went back.



Posted: 10/12/2014 at 16:14

Got better had sun until around half three then it got dark and the wind got up.

A weather bomb RB is your worst night mare, the Thunder and Lightning polka with six fire brigades hosing you down at full blast. Think drowning in a bath of custard and unable to swim to the spotted dick in the middle.



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.


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