Latest posts by Palaisglide

Strictly 2014

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 10:20

And so it came to pass, the outstanding three to me were Frankie (with that name she has to be good), Simon, and Alison, put them together with Caroline and Pixie we should have the winning line up. What happened to Ola she had a make up disaster and Steve her partner grimaced like an ape all the way through the dance. I love Aliona, her faced showed it all Greg looked as if he was shelling peas, Mark was good but Miss whiplash Karen would account for that, not one to cross our Karen, Mrs Brown like the programme should be banned.

I look forward to getting some of them off, there are cabbages and kings or Queens, please get rid of the cabbages.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 13:46

With you David on X Factor painful to watch the sob stories which when you read the papers are mainly fabricated, I do not think peoples agony entertaining, must feel good to be a judge though, £900,000 to break some wanabe's heart. Choice is in our own hands, my mate bought a new BSA Gold Star and drooled over it, I bought a BSA bog standard spring heel and drove up and down from Aldershot to Teesside and back every weekend for the six month winter period I was on a course at the time. The Gold star if it was lucky went the ten miles to Redcar and back now and then. I loved Dancing from an early age still do though strictly is better once the winnowing is over and we get down to the seeds.

Tomorrow it will be "Our Girl" cannot stand Downton, vive le difference.



Strictly 2014

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:58

Strictly Boring? well yes, they go round and round spin a bit and first past the post? Whoa up!!! is that not what F1, and any road race does? You may get an exciting pass or smash but most of the two hours is boring.

With dancing you get the Music lights and spectacle, if you know what you are looking at, I watch the feet you see the technical side and it is obvious who has had dance training. Darcy is the Rose among the thorns and I also said what the h### did she do to her hair. At least those who do not like Strictly have X factor tonight "err" "err" no comment.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 00:04

David!!!!! Frank does? Lily doesn't? what I ask??? I am recovering, some things are just a memory as yet though tonight did wake them up, my feet I mean wanting to get up take Caroline in my arms and swing her round the room, it's OK it soon faded but the future is bright. Loved the band and singers, thought the bagpipes a good idea, roll on tomorrow.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 23:54

Caroline and Pasha did it for me followed by Pixie and Trent the first two being more Ballroom. I still think Judie will get over her nerves and move up, Jake let the actor take over and tried too hard to be hard if you see what I mean, I had him down as slightly wooden but then it is only my opinion. Let us see what the other lot do.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 20:01

Lily, my wife really loved Mark Knoffler, I often put a disc on in her memory and must admit he is good.

David you are forgiven any Elgar will do.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 16:49

I worry about you David, "shake your tush"??? Dire Straights???? more like dire taste to me.

Spent this afternoon in the garden taking in the Vitamin "C" I need to build me up to Dancing weight for tonight and tomorrow, roll on Strictly.


RIP Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 10:49

My wife and I would have two or three days a year in the area often walking our Westie in the grounds which was how we came to meet the Duchess, the first time she was walking the course for a horse trial next day. She was a very down to earth Lady she and my wife talked about Tapestry Joan's Hobby, she gave Benji a biscuit I just listened. A couple of times she was with her hens which roamed free near the main entrance to the house she always chatted. I knew the history of the family as it was a big scandal but the Duchess as she said herself was a normal housewife? some house. I would always go to see what the new art works were and most were in their own niches in the gardens which I never tired of. I would say to FB we all have differing tastes some were wonderful. A lovely Lady who did marvels with the Chatsworth estate and house.


Growing grass paths...

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 23:22

Glad some body missed me whilst I had my NHS holiday, all well now and back cooking housework and some gardening. The weather from the North Sea has been atrocious all week, fine day yesterday and a lock down today, had the lights on to write.

Methinks you need to reassess your allotment paths though, you do not need more work than the growing section will provide, grass paths probably a step too far.


Lawn problems

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 15:01

Pennypat, sounds like a fairy ring of toadstools and the cause will be wood roots left in the ground after removing the trees. I cut some trees down and it is impossible to dig out all the root which rot down and produce mycelia or mushroom type spores. I found brushing them off as soon as they appeared and before they spawn got rid of them but it took about three years. There are no sprays for them and apart from digging up the lawn and getting the old rotted wood out not much you can do. I gave a weekly cut, used feed and weed and as I said brushed them off as soon as they showed. Sorry no quick fix available for that.


Discussions started by Palaisglide

You are so lucky.

The area we live in. 
Replies: 24    Views: 1240
Last Post: 09/05/2017 at 09:15

It needs to be said

Global warming or not. 
Replies: 10    Views: 423
Last Post: 19/03/2017 at 17:01

Worst winter

We all have differing memories of the worst winter. 
Replies: 23    Views: 1278
Last Post: 10/03/2017 at 13:01

New computer

Why does it take so long.Dear team 
Replies: 5    Views: 754
Last Post: 01/11/2016 at 15:19


Is it relevant. 
Replies: 25    Views: 1527
Last Post: 10/10/2016 at 11:34

Strictly 2016

Show or Dance? 
Replies: 51    Views: 2683
Last Post: 26/09/2016 at 16:57

A garden is the best medicine

Home at last after a NHS holiday 
Replies: 37    Views: 2058
Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 11:14

A Senior Moment.

Do we all have them? 
Replies: 286    Views: 14639
Last Post: 03/09/2014 at 23:07

A grand Auld Lad.

Not me Max the dog. 
Replies: 21    Views: 1757
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 12:11

The established Garden.

Who needs change 
Replies: 34    Views: 2241
Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 13:53

How old are your gardens

The real question how old are your plants 
Replies: 7    Views: 991
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 14:56

Ailsa Craig and free strawberries

Grew up with them then could not get them 
Replies: 3    Views: 951
Last Post: 13/05/2014 at 22:22

Poetry Thread

Describe your garden, your thoughts, in verse. 
Replies: 38    Views: 2829
Last Post: 02/04/2013 at 23:17

Get Rid of your Lawns

The wrod according to Bob Flowerdew. 
Replies: 44    Views: 4453
Last Post: 12/09/2012 at 18:54

Not all bad news in the garden

Some of the plants seem to love this weather? 
Replies: 12    Views: 1650
Last Post: 17/07/2012 at 22:56
1 to 15 of 16 threads