Latest posts by Palaisglide

Strictly 2014

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 10:44

 In my case David imagine a White Armoured Half Track much more efficient.   


Strictly 2014

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 10:08

Caroline again for me, that girl can dance. Pixie nice if a little theatrical. The bottom for me without doubt Scott, get him off followed by Tim, as Joan and I got older we stuck to straight Ballroom dancing and left the antics to the kids, they would ask how do you make it look so smooth and we would ask, how do you get your arms legs and body into such gyrations without falling apart, but then remembered we were once young too. Judy threw herself into it in more ways than one, it should be her or Tim next week providing there are no glaring upsets this week.


Mature Roses

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 22:51

I would take about a third off the top now then in spring prune properly about a foot off the ground, they will produce new growth and over time grow back so keep them pruned to the height you require. a couple of my old roses were in the way so I cut them down to the ground ready to dig them out, winter interfered with the plans and in spring when I got round to it they were healthy new plants and still going strong, I did not have the heart to get rid of them.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 10:13

Thank you all for the hugs even a virtual hug is comforting. In the rush through Hospital August quite a few of the nurses and sisters gave me a hug after examination, after the op in a private room next to the nurses station if they had a few minutes they would come in and chat, even the cleaners, it lifts you no end.

Verdun it never goes away, my daughters were packing black bags for charity and I was unpacking them I still wanted Joan around. There is no point in telling those suffering they are wrong about anything they are not in our world but some distant in time world, Joan could still sing the words to those old songs I played for her. Advice I would give is never raise your voice ever no  matter how frustrated, never say no, and never say they are wrong. Lay out all the old pictures, play the music they once knew so well and play Video's of the old musicals and films, Fred and Ginger went down well.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 16:34

DFA,  In the early days Joan would be sitting with her coat on at eleven o clock at night saying can we go home now, I discovered a gentle patience I never knew I had as I explained we have lived her for 25 years, I have no idea where she thought home was. Then I could not get her to come out of the bedroom until they had all gone. All who? those people in the back room I do not know who they are can you get them to go. There were only the two of us in the house. It lasted nearly seven years, she died three and a half years ago not knowing who I was, the hurt is terrible, you end up in shock and I could never talk about it until recently. Having to fill in a paper on my status and for the first time writing widower, it was a shock to the system. With the latest information it seems we were doing all the right things, the old pictures on the walls and table, the musical video's she loved and the music. talking about the past, the grandchildren helped as her attitude turned to one of love and care when they were with us, they would sit with her an arm round her neck and Joan would perk up only to sink back when they left.

The family rallied around though gradually we all became strangers to her, it is horrible, I ask why Joan and now so many people are having to cope, my heart goes out to them.


Her Poor knees

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 15:04

Alan found it.

Draper 64970 Seat kneeler Amazon £22.95. Certainly a good solid job and "ahem" cost me nothing a present from Daughter.


Her Poor knees

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 12:41

Alan no name on it but in four languages it says do not stand on cushion??? it folds up for storage and I think my Daughter got it for me from M&S a long time ago.


Her Poor knees

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:33

I have a good metal stool kneeling pad, when in the kneeling position it is a couple of inches off the soil so when I turn it the pad is not wet or dirty. The strong legs make it ideal for lowering yourself down and getting up again, a good pad either side makes it comfortable and it gets well used, definitely one of the best tools in my collection I would not be without it plus it cost me nothing it was a present, best of all worlds.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 16:17

As I would say in the Desert, if Darcy poked her head under my tent flap I would divorce the female Camel and sling her out. Of course out there you just turned round four times saying "I divorce thee" and it was done, she got half the tent, half my stock of Bully Beef and three bottles of very warm Stella beer.


Dryer water

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:01

Dryer water will contain elements from the washing soap no matter how you rinse it.

Our water in the Teesside area is soft water (kettles never fur} and contains fluoride I use it on plants when the rain water butts are empty with no dire results and I still have all but one of my teeth. A lot of nonsense is talked about what is in our water, where ever you live the water will have some additives from the natural rock, the reason we get hard or soft water depends on where it lands as rain. If you ever drank water that had been through a water softening plant for boilers you would think it totally tasteless, it will not even make a cup of tea. We need additives and minerals we get in water and so do plants.


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