Latest posts by Palaisglide

Senior Citizen

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 19:47

Liriodendron, I also write for the local libraries history program having lived a lot of it, the problem being people put hearsay urban myths and at times total rubbish on there it has to be edited. meanwhile I have asked my nine year old granddaughter to put my lap top back to my settings after she has played her games on it. "oh granddad it is easy hit that that and that and there your" thank you dear and aside "what the h### did she do" oh well such is progress.

Bekkie On the mend and a lucky lad all tests showed nothing until they used the internal camera then it all took off, a six hour op and no chemo needed our wonderful NHS came up trumps.


Senior Citizen

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 11:16

Now back from an NHS holiday recuperating at my Daughters we have all the family visiting to see I am being fed and watered. Talking about Doctors I happened to mention the half crown Doctor !!!! blank looks, has he flipped, you mean you had to pay for the NHS? No there was no NHS, if you sent for the Doctor he would arrive and hold his hand out, he got half a crown and if you had medicine more money would pass over, I think my Parents also paid coppers per week into the surgery as pre-paid medication.

Granddaughters looking at me with awe "you were alive before there was NHS"? I fully expected them to ask if I was at Waterloo as they knew I was Army.

The flip side was my Grandson asking how a rotary engine worked and being able to tell him, Granddad nothing wrong with your memory he said. Win some lose some.



Tools keep breaking

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 10:36

I hope your Victoria Sponge cakes are not as tough as you, could break your teeth. My tools are donkeys years old some were my Fathers and still going strong. As said above good carbon steel and ash handles, I clean my tools after use and oil them handles as well. With the ash handle you get a spring effect with a steel handle it is a bit like driving a car with no shockers, every move goes right through your body. A lot of people actually do not know how to dig, chop left chop right chop down and lift sod to turn, about four fifths of the spade depth, they try to lift too much. Not you of course it seems you batter it into surrender with such vigour the tools suffer.

Tongue in cheek Victoria but Ash handles is the way to go, buy cheap you get cheap.


rain and then a reminder

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 12:41

From sunshine to a mighty thunder storm and back, less than an hour. Beauty of living on a hill, all that water rushing by on the road goes straight past and onto the fields below. The garden gets a pass but I have to go and give blood tests, could get wet yet.



Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:28

Mix them Panda and get Khaki, goes with anything.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 22:32

Rosemummy, As a lad you either sat around eyeing the girls and telling tall tales or you learned to dance in secret and got to hold the girls, I did the latter, some of my mates knew but I was also a boxer, they kept it quiet. I sharp found out that sixteen or not in the big boys dance halls the girls wanted to dance more so the older often married ones with husbands in the forces. Too young to drink I would be on the floor as the first note was played mainly women for the first hour and an empty floor, no shortage of partners often the best dancers and I was a quick learner. I also had to be good at ducking and diving some of those ladies were looking for substitutes for missing partners.

I do not agree with the word expert, it is experience, making all the mistakes you try to tell others not to make first teaches you the best way to do anything from mechanics to cooking.


A Senior Moment.

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 15:41

Remembered yesterday to get some meat out of the freezer, forgot to do it. With the menu for tonight's meal in my head went to the fridge no meat. Hurried change of menu, we are now having panacklety. No one will know it was not planned that way bar me of course "whistle" song I must remember this.


sacrilege or what?

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 12:10

Barbara, for as long as I can remember the powers that be have wanted to ditch gardening programmes for some easy to produce pap. I am no expert but would have left GW where it was and moved the two half hour programmes up, they want to remember there are millions of gardeners out there who will not always remain silent.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 09:41

Beau, at my age I am amazed as are my grandchildren that I find my way round the laptop, pictures are a mystery, well trying to post them, and my piano does record, I can add up to 12 instruments but getting that on here, well a bit like ice cream in the desert, no can do.

All those tunes have a memory of Dance Halls from the UK to Port Said the huge London Locarno's and the Hammersmith Palais especially, Girls of all ages the older ones would always be the best dancers, that often led to trouble but then that was my hobby, trouble I mean.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 23:51

Lionel Blaire???? you go wash your mouth out now, six foot well muscled and never wear frocks. That would have gone down well while I marched 250 men round a parade ground. Parade mince gently to the right holding your rifles like Sonnen Blumen waving in the wind. Load your magazines with jelly babies and no biting the heads off first, yeh can just imagine it.

When I feel a bit down I get on the piano and play all the old Glen Millar tunes I used to dance to, "In the mood" gets well and truly jazzed up, "String of Pearls" "American Parade" then I slow down with "Sentimental Journey" usually finishing with "Don't go under the apple tree" depending on mood South American songs think Carmen Miranda without the fruit bowl on her head and best of all Tango's dancing with the best dancer in the Palais she melted into you, by the time it was over the place was like a steam bath. I have lived a bit Beau.


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