Palaisglide


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I Know Why

Posted: 08/10/2017 at 10:54

DHR, Yamaha's never break down, my late wife got rid of my old upright piano, it was taking up too much room and bought me an Accordion. She relented when we moved into this house and we bought a Yamaha two manual organ with all the whizz bangs and buttons, one of the buttons allowed single finger chords she taught herself to play, quite well I thought. But once piano always piano we exchanged the two manual for the Clavinova and i was back to which ever piano I fancied and Joan could tinker with the organ sounds. Wonderful machines compared with some of the things I played on. Strings and key's missing, beer soaked yet when the rather inebriated call went up for Where is the B"""""""y pianist I had to proceed to make music luckily the raucous singing all in chord C made any mistakes invisible, my drinks came free and when I fell off the piano stool it did not matter as most of the lads were recumbent by then. Happy days.


Frank.

I Know Why

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 22:13

DHR, not bad, on my Yamaha I turn off all the voices and play it Piano, the base makes the difference although I can record one on top of the other until there is a band sound. We used to slow foxtrot to that song.


Miller songs we danced to and sang:- Little Brown Jug, Tuxedo Junction, Pennsylvania 6-500, American Patrol, Falling Leaves Perfidia too many to list but they got every one up in those big dance halls with live bands, Happy Days.


Frank.

how to kill ivy growing on the side of our house

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 20:04

Ruthhurren, Get your garden spade place it flat on the wall and then push between the ivy and the wall this easily lifts it off the wall then cut off as much as you can reach, I keep my ivy at manageable height this way. I took it off one side of the house by cutting out about a foot of the main stem then let it die on the wall, the spade did the rest and I rolled it up taking it to the tip. Keep soaking the base with weed killer when you see any new growth it worked for me.


Frank.

I Know Why

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 19:55

DHR, I am that reader of a certain age who actually remembers Sonja Henie in quite a few films, probably my first film star love after Shirley Temple. We were brought up with the Glen Miller sound dancing to his music for many years until the one chord wonders arrived. I can still play Moonlight Serenade, In the mood, Sentimental journey and I know why without having to get the music out, having played them on battered Naafi and Mess piano's for years. Saying that they all probably sound a bit like Lily Marlene. A picture rises in my head of German POW's and British Soldiers with bottles of Stella in their hands all singing away, a lot of the Germans did not go home until 48-9 many lived in the Russian held area's.


I saw Sun Valley Serenade and believe Joan Crawford was also in it, her icy looks did intrigue me. There was another film with Glen Miller and the band but I cannot bring the title to mind and that was it until the Glen Miller Story after he died. Those were the days my friend we thought they'd never end, real music until some tuneless bloke called Chubby Checker came on the scene and spoilt it all.


OK I will get my coat, Frank.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 13:20

GWRS, Autumn is one of my favourite seasons, brought up in a village with a huge tree lined green we had conkers dropping on our heads. Plenty of orchards with fruit trees and more fruit in the hedgerows, Hazel Pears i loved them. Cob nuts, windfall apples we fought the pigs and sheep for them. The beautiful changes in the leaf colours collecting the leaves by the sackful for dad to make his next years potting compost leaf mould, a life most modern children know nothing about. We knew it was the run down to Christmas which lasted one week not months as it does now. Family gathering for Pudding Sunday when all the cakes and puddings were made and cooked when we got back home, did we as children have the best of it? I think so.


Sun still bright warmer than this morning, touch wood it will continue.


Frank.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 10:40

Stockton in the NE, Pam and Dave took me out in their new car yesterday, I think it was a hint that mine needs renewing, Stockton is a very green Town with masses of trees and open area's, in the glorious sunshine I sat there giving the Royal wave as i passed lesser mortals and enjoying the views.


Today we have sunshine although the wind is northerly with a slight bite to it, looking down the hill to the woods the trees are taking on the Autumnal colours as are the large Oak trees along our leafy lane, the Squirrels are having a field day collecting nuts.


Live for the day and enjoy it as it comes is the motto around here and why not.


Frank.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 09:30

Stockton on Tees. A much cooler October sun is shining brightly driving the coastal front back into the North Sea. The icy north wind has gone back home, a typical Autumn day one would say.


Frank.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 09:45

Stockton on Tees We are to believe part of the Great Northern Powerhouse, "Err" it seems to have got lost??


The sun has got his (hat no) Scarf on it must be cool today, the sun has got his scarf on we may not see his smile today.


Or words to that affect yesterday sunny to day dull, the North sea strikes again probably because I had fish twice yesterday.


Frank.

The next generation

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 11:58

Sussexsun, There's plenty of time My own children had basic gardening they were keen, then Music and dancing from Mum and i and then came rock music sitting on the floor dancing and instant makeovers for gardens on TV they all lost interest. Came marriage children and gardens of their own and the old interest was back. They now are into gardening except one who because of her love of dogs has artificial lawn (excuse me whilst I spew in this bucket). Two of my grandchildren are learning Ballroom dancing at 12 and 16 and doing very well. keyboards have come back into their homes with requests for Dad to demonstrate and give them lessons My second eldest Daughter is back into Ballroom dancing with her Husband, it comes round in circles as do most things in life, my wedding suit should be back in fashion for the umpteenth time any time soon, do not lose heart, the basic instinct will be there waiting to grow and flower once more.


Frank.

I have become that person...

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 09:50

Steve the Military trained me to not be angry, cooly think of a retaliation then act and so I turned into a crafty old man, it works because of my age and a beautific smile you get away with murder.


Some years back on garden makeovers it became the rage to fill your garden with old iron even a Boiler off a Loco there hangs a solution. From a scrapyard near you buy a tangle of old iron posts and rails (remove the loco before you get them) then erect them in random style at the back of your garden. On your side fix a nice trellis with the odd window in which a mirror can be mounted to reflect a view of your own garden. Grow an assortment of climbing plants your side and your view will be serene once more and the steam will cease to erupt from your ears. Of course you could always plant a Russian Vine on the back fence it would be all over that, what was it a Colonial Office in no time, if questioned plead ignorance.


There is alway a way just think it out so you win they lose.


Frank. (tongue in cheek)

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