Latest posts by Palaisglide

New Year gardening resolutions

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 10:49

Fairygirl Daughter, I have told you language!!!! "We are somewhat reduced in energy with over exertion" is much better than "bonus knockered" that is Spanish for what you said. You are correct the 31st of December for resolutions not the 1st.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 10:08

It is the old question, is it a show or a dance competition? The BBC make a show of it for those millions of people who never found the joy of Ballroom dancing, those wonderful nights in the Hammersmith or Locarno's not to mention the Blackpool Tower, club dancing or dancing round your hand bag and that was only the men, does not give an insight in to two people flowing round a room in complete harmony hence the extras, eye candy.

Mark had only a few hours practice because of his day job and Karen had to make it simple she is a good choreographer normally, the Salsa was never one of my dances it was sit out time for me, Latin was Tango, slow or fast, Rumba and Paso, the jive was for the kids penned into the corners of the hall, did it on the odd occasion and not good at it. Jake or Mark next week and then the dancing begins though if anything like other years more Gymnastics than dance. Some may not like Caroline the person but boy can she dance, I would have loved to dance with her in my hay day, long gone now.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 14:58

Indeed Lovely David I played that on a small two manual pipe organ in a small church, the sound could well have been a Compton Cinema organ, it is the setting that maketh the sound.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 10:07

What a night, Caroline "Wow" spectacular, Simon definitely but then I am a waltz man far more difficult than it looks. All very good although Jake and Sunetra are at the end of their lines Jake hit the buffers last night a very weird mix neither one or the other. Did do some Greek dancing the first time at a Greek wedding in Cyprus many years ago, it was all a bit like the Palais Glide where each man stepped out and did a macho solo and not a single plate got broken so have no idea where that came from, probably a touristy thingee.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:10

Edd, Lily, That would be Middlebrough then over the river from me, we ate a lot of his ice cream when kids, well his Dad's then. Not the only good thing to come out of Teesside, the secret sanctuary people do not want to come to then when they come do not want to leave.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 14:13

David, I fell about laughing, Shaun the Sheep advert came up when I clicked on, that did suit my mood, nice music both of them. It is getting darker the lights are on.


Once again. SORRY.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 12:15

Oh for goodness sake, do what I did, get up kick the woes up the a### and get on with life. Any fool can be miserable it takes effort and attitude to see the sunny side of life as I do. Next time it is the button.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 12:09

Music in the kitchen today as it is cold wet and miserable out there in the wilds of the garden, I am sure I saw a bear though it could have been a large squirrel? Today I went all Italian, O Sole Mio, Mama, Santa Lucia, all with special memories and reminds me of soft warm Italian nights drinking wine and singing our heads off usually accompanied by very good food, happy days.


Would you buy a smallholding?

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 11:02

Lyn, no bikes we walked. The Farm was called Welly Hill not because we had to wear them, because we had deep wells with windmills to pump up the water. There had been Quarries on the land at one time and we had natural warrens of rabbits in the quarries, Aunt Mabel would say go get three rabbits for the pie, shoot them in the head I do not want lead in the pie? The land was quite uneven in places and the top meadows were up a hill, so walk up, they would be waiting at the gate and the lead cow would belt any upstart young cow who tried to pass her as we all ambled back down to the byre. They all knew their own stall and woe betide any cow trying to get in the wrong one, we had to break up a few set to's and they can be quite fierce with each other. The milking machine was portable my job a bucket of warm soapy water to wash the teat then rinse for the machine to be attached and what a lot of people do not know is a cow can kick forward with its back legs and often did, painful. The metal churns filled and rolled off a loading dock onto a cart then taken to the gate and off the cart onto a raised platform for the collecting driver to roll onto his truck and away to the dairy. Some of the milk was delivered locally by putting a churn on the gig and with several metal measures, a Gill, Half or Pint milk would be served into the house wives own container usually a jug.  Only a gill today Arthur I cannot afford more, Pint and a half Arthur please it is rice pudding day, going around with that delivery taught you a lot about the village.

There is a saying in Yorkshire, "Strong "o" the arm weak "o" the head" taking on a small holding these days of rules and regulation plus H&S for everything I would guess that to be true or you are young fit and have a bottomless coffer.


Would you buy a smallholding?

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 15:13

Dove, a Tumble, two wheeled tipping cart, we called them rullies, There was a selection of carts some with wings for hay making or harvest and best of all a small gig and pony which I would take to the station to deliver or pick up packages, the lanes were quiet then one car a week or Dad's truck so safe to move along. I still drive those lanes and yes they are lanes with overhanging trees, through woodland and pasture bringing back memories of a wonderful active and adventurous childhood.

Sings to himself, "memories are made of this" happy days.


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