Latest posts by Palaisglide

Credit where it's due!

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 22:28

Victoria I hope you do not make the same spelling mistake I did, that should be WEIGH up the situation although ICI had columns and stacks one reached 450 feet, it could well have been Way up.

Frank. PS, it is late.

Credit where it's due!

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 22:18

Victoria us men who have reached a certain age, bow the head say thank you and walk through, both participants leave with a smile and one feels they have done the good deed for the day. The Engineers crede, "Way up the situation on the run, make a decision, follow it through, do not upset the apple cart" live for the moment, I do.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 22:11

GWRS sorry missed your message i was watching Strictly.

Some one must read the posts on here because they actually showed quite a lot of footwork. I got on my knees and blessed the Lord of the Dance, there was a Quickstep that not only was a quickstep but was danced to the correct music well done SUSAN. A tango where the feet at least followed some of the correct steps, well done RUTH. Two wonderful routines by GEMMA and ALEXANDER, to me it was being let loose in a candy shop too much of a good thing.

I love the Head Judge she definitely knows what she is looking at but at least gives constructive advice at the same time and Craig got his nine paddle out, wonders will never cease.


Credit where it's due!

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 11:00

Fairygirl Daughter, "What is wrong with people theses days"? There are not enough hours in the day for them to do all the inconsequential things they need to get through. Check phone constantly held in hand no matter what, driving getting on a bus, stopping in the narrowest part of a shop aisle or doorway then being downright nasty when asked to move. Stopping the children in mid flow, WE ARE ON THE PHONE are you blind? Must see so and so about Zumba lessons, must see Frank pole Dancing??? now there is a picture. What happened to sitting talking over a nicely cooked meal instead of a wobbly plate on the knee with bought in junk, what happened to cooking a meal from fresh, it took me thirty minutes from start to finish or twenty minutes to prime a one pot meal then leave it up to the oven for a couple of hours. I watch and wonder, how did we manage without all those whizz bangs, the mind boggles.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 10:27

Stockton,. Usual North Sea Weather, Wet and miserable up to 13:00 Hours then just miserable for the rest of the day. Reminds me of when I sang in the School production of the Mikado.

The flowers that bloom in the Spring tra la just cannot arrive soon enough, Northern winds that freeze my old bones tra la followed by frozen white stuff tra la makes me all grumbly and gruff, and that's what I mean when I say and I sing, please bring back the flowers that bloom in the spring (a lot of tra la's) the flowers that bloom in the spring.


Credit where it's due!

Posted: 13/10/2017 at 20:39

Fairygirl Daughter, Philippa is correct, with the right inflection of the voice miracles can be achieved. I would ask one of my planners how they would go about a job, listen carefully then with an open eyed look say "Oh, do you think that will work" a stunned silence usually followed by how do you think it should be done then? How about instead of stripping the whole chemical plant down to get at the boiler have everything ready including new boiler then knock out that single brick wall do the job and replace wall later I would think we could save several weeks work at £1,000,000 a day don't you. Politely of course, no point in upsetting some one who could not see the wood for the trees.

My Thank you Ma'am with door opening incidents served the same purpose as Philippa's reply, it flusters them.


Credit where it's due!

Posted: 13/10/2017 at 18:04

Philippa, I was being flippant, any group of people who live in close company need to be polite that includes modern offices that seem to crush people together. Even if it was pass the B*-=8@ dy  blanco PLEASE at least we all knew there was no malice. I still open doors for Ladies even though it at times does not bring gratitude, ( I can open my own bloody doors), thank you Ma'am will get you a satisfactory glare. As a SNCO in the army and Manager in Industry I got the work done by being polite not by shouting and screaming. Why waste time swearing when a please or thank you gets you what you want.


Credit where it's due!

Posted: 13/10/2017 at 11:34

Never had any trouble with bought in plants always checked them and sent a brief note "plants arrived in good order thank you" and always got a reply.

After sixteen days in Hospital last year the day nurse had dressed me ready to go home when suddenly Barbara the Consultant, The Matron and Ward Sister were in front of me, I got three big hugs seeing the puzzled look they said "You have never rung the call bell once or called for the attention of a nurse, you say thank you even when we stick needles in you and that is an attitude we wish some of the other patients took" yes I had seen some of that. Those girls were overworked and underpaid for the long hours they put in, a thank you is easy, some patients think they have a personal servant.

I blame the Army, be thankful for what you have today, tomorrow may be worse.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 20:22

GWRS, My best mate for the first years in the Army was Brummy Norton from Smethwick, I don't think he had seen a live cow in his life. I had a regular run into Aston British Gas Depot at one time, on the edge but still well built over.

The weather front never did reach Stockton dull all day though better forecast for tomorrow.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 17:37

GWRS. Grasp the turnip by the top leafy growth, tug it from the ground then swing your heavy flat bladed knife slicing off the thin sliver of base complete with roots and soil then toss it in the Rulley. It was not the best job in the world and we are not talking a couple for the kitchen we are talking a load from a field of them. It was a time when about all that was bought in for animal food was Linseed cake which was actually pellets you added to winter feed when animals had to be kept indoors. We had sweet hay chopped straw some Silage Turnips Swedes and Beets plus brans oats and if there was plenty corn. The Rulley was a two wheeled cart that tipped so we could fill the cart and tip it in the barn. I would then put the swedes in the mangle that chopped it up it was mixed with other things and fed to the animals. Sometimes we would let the sheep into the turnip field and they would eat the tops. Grass does not grow in winter but we would let the cows out during daylight then feed them extra when we got them in.

I always took some ripe Turnips into the kitchen as we all love potato turnip mash which was usually mashed with our home made butter salt and pepper I could have lived on it. A different world GW and i am glad I saw it.


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