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Latest posts by Palaisglide

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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 22:25

Indeed Penninepetal from a very early age. Mother and Father were competition dancers and I went with them to the local hall when the Baby sitter said I was evil.
Sit there don't move I did not need be told that I was mesmerised, the lights music and the smoothly gliding dancers. Being tall there was always some lady would get me up between the main dancing so by age 14 i was the MC at the Cadet dances and leading them off as we did back then.
Danced all over the place, met my late wife at a dance as we all did, the Palais Glide was one of those wartime dances allowing none dancers to dance in line to a simple set of repeat steps.
Danced the Waltz in Vienna on an empty floor surrounded by a milling crowd, I can only think they thought Joan and I part of the cabaret, we got applauded so must have looked OK.
Only dancing I do now is hopping around on one foot using unfamiliar bad language.


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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 16:43

"Hm" words beginning with "F" I know a few, Floribunda, Felicity, Flophouse and fig roll. It was not expected that the WO1 (me) would swear at the inept dancing called drill being performed by the young people whose heads were buried in the next Pop concert or a Naafi rock bun. When I had suffered enough a loud, very loud bellow of "Yer g'at moose feather pluckers" would bring them to a worried halt, and if I got very mad it would be "Yer G'at load of jumped up never come down black enamelled manure shifters" but they knew better than get me that mad. So we would get the three minutes of concentration they were capable off, they soon learned.

Lunch long over, chicken carcase in stock pot with veg on simmer, soup with the squash I roasted tomorrow, the last breast saved for a sandwich, waste ye not want ye not as my old Mum would say.

Well Songs of praise, love a good sing a long, Country File, Inspector Gently, it is in our area so we can pick marks off it.
PalaisGlide came about having three falls with the BBC over my old name for some reason, had five goes blocked each time and happened to be looking at a photo on the electronic frame of me dancing the Palais Glide with two WVS ladies on leave in Port Said, wrote it down was accepted and logged in before I could change my mind, so are world shattering decisions made.


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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 09:58

Morning all, I thought I had the weather thread by mistake all this talk of rain. Just posted on there because as usual the forecasters just cannot give an over all picture of our area, far too many variants from "Rains" Hills across the river Tees along the coast to us on the rise up to Durham and out over the Dales to Penninepetal.
My son lives in the vale of York and tells me they get frost before most other people, they also get more heat though when it is warm like today.
Better shut down for awhile and get lunch away, finish the work I started then with luck sit and warm my toes in the garden, probably end up hopping round on one foot pulling weeds.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 09:44

Zoomer I never take offence, what we say on these boards is what we believe, I see the people on here as virtual friends and friends will discuss things a little more deeply than strangers would. Being in Cyprus twice, the first time after being in the desert it was a paradise after the utter poverty seen in some places, then we saw the underbelly as troops often do and also saw the things that would drive the people apart, it just took a little longer than we had guessed at.
The second time there we saw the huge changes although only for part of the populace, others were still where they had been and it was headding for trouble, it happened, it all proves talking is better than fighting any time.

I love that weather box that comes up on here Stockton on Tees Cloudy? "err no" that should read sunny with a lot of blue sky, windows are open, beds changed, chicken coming up to room temperature before going in oven, squash and veg sliced ready to roast for tomorrows soup, it is get up and dance weather "ouch my bl##### foot" weather as well it would seem.
There are some days you want to sing this is one although I would not want to frighten the older neighbours who remember the air raid sirens.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 23:54

What a miserable day, we hardly had any let up on Teesside and had to put the lights on at tea time to see what we were eating.
Zoomer all those islands are nice from the tourist short term stay but being stationed there you see the dark side as well Cyprus was a hot bed of intrigue and as usual the forces got the sticky end, the first time we saw poverty, as it was before the tourist invasion, the second time it was obvious there would be a war and that divided the island, I do not think that will be healed in our lifetime it runs too deep.
Paradise has its faults.


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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 19:33

Cheats tea over had visitors. Out came quiche (M&S) salad my own plenty of tomato's from GH, some new potato's thrown in pan for fifteen minutes followed by, finely sliced apple food mixer, all ingredients chucked in blender, dish buttered apple and topping into dish and into oven with quiche, took a little longer to cook though. Devon cream custard out of a tin, visitors thought it wonderful, what on earth do they eat at home I ask? Not often I take short cuts but needs must.
They are going the rounds before a holiday in Canada to see my granddaughter on her birthday, that saved me postage on her card. T'other lot off to America to see eldest Daughter on 25th anniversary, they asked me to go, it would not be the same without Joan, I need a bit more time.
Penninepetal said we are getting together to form a Bastogne against bad grammar, I thought that was where some American General told the Germans to go collect nuts during the Bulge, that is the problem with living through historic or is that hysterical events you get them all mixed up as the grey hairs turn to white.
Oh well soon be checking the lotto one never knows does one.

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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 16:38
Penninepetal wrote (see)
Frank, I don't do much text speak, prefer longhand and proper punctuation, although I do give in sometimes. You and I can be a bastion of doing it the proper way, although I do use OH.

Oh I do know what OH means, "over head" as in cables, please tell me I am right or I will go outside and may be some time (quote) imagine very icy fore ground back ground and any other which way.
Foot appears to be ovate shaped on top where it should be flattish, quite red like nose after indulging on single malt too well, "ah" now that may have brought it all on, one must suffer for ones pleasures.
I am going into the kitchen now, no plums so apple crumble, see what happens when I read this post, I get ideas that cause me work when I could have my feet up. "Grrrr"


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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 13:23

Hello Insomnia, long hand English is the opposite to Text speak, there are so many initials in some of the posts I end up traumatised trying to work them out.
GW C&W UK and OK are about my limit after that it is what the @##@ are they on about.
My Daughters tell me that when I text them it is like "War and Peace" I even put chapters in and punctuation.
I was taught simple compound and complex sentences and just to confound it a bit Dangling participles, none of this appears to work on E-mail or Posting or is it me, just to old for this?
Your confused poster.


Peat free compost

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 13:02

No disadvantage in normal use but do not try to set seed or pot on seedlings without cutting it down with washed sand and grit.
I find you need to watch it in pots for drying out and also add feed to the pots, slow release work well. Most of the peat free is from green waste there are large production areas now as councils collect green waste, it all goes through a huge shredder and is piled high, they turn it often and the heat gives compost in six weeks because of the heat inside the heaps.
After a lot of complaints some of this compost is now sieved before bagging all on an industrial scale so not perfect, I have found large bits of twig and plastic in some commercial bags.
For seeds put some of the compost into a container and run it through an old microwave oven in the garage then mix one third compost one third washed sand and one third grit, seeds will set in sand but for potting on seedlings some compost in the mix helps.
Hope this helps,


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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 12:46

"Good grief" having nothing much else to do I looked in on here, I usually give it a miss as I never know what the h--- you are all talking about, and, I find people talking long hand English???
Mind it is early morning "err" early afternoon and the night shift are not on yet.
Plenty of Blackbirds up here although they are not using the feeders much, plenty of natural food around, as to slugs and snails as Gary says the old torch and a bucket of bleach and water is the only thing I have found works apart from letting the hens run in the garden as a lad.
GW last night??? At least I had three hours of C&W on chan 9 to cheer me up and tonight we have Inspector Montabano for a light hearted laugh.


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