Latest posts by Palaisglide

I have become that person...

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 09:50

Steve the Military trained me to not be angry, cooly think of a retaliation then act and so I turned into a crafty old man, it works because of my age and a beautific smile you get away with murder.

Some years back on garden makeovers it became the rage to fill your garden with old iron even a Boiler off a Loco there hangs a solution. From a scrapyard near you buy a tangle of old iron posts and rails (remove the loco before you get them) then erect them in random style at the back of your garden. On your side fix a nice trellis with the odd window in which a mirror can be mounted to reflect a view of your own garden. Grow an assortment of climbing plants your side and your view will be serene once more and the steam will cease to erupt from your ears. Of course you could always plant a Russian Vine on the back fence it would be all over that, what was it a Colonial Office in no time, if questioned plead ignorance.

There is alway a way just think it out so you win they lose.

Frank. (tongue in cheek)

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 09:30

The sun is ashining to welcome us there, Hey ho come to the fair. 

Full of porridge and raspberries (fresh ones) what is not to sing about, its a lovely day today forget tomorrow.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 02/10/2017 at 11:07

GWRS with the sound off, it is the biggest love in since love Island (I think never having watched it) cannot stand Zoe and her continuous chatter just keep hoping my favourite Dancer comes on again Karen, what happened? I do like our NE clothes girl on a Thursday and turn off the so called experts panel, what do they know I ask?

OK so I am an old rusty has been to the youngsters among you but Dancing was our life back in the days before they all went Beetles mad and danced around their handbags and that was only the men, goodness knows what the girls were doing. Remember my late wife dragging me to a Cinema to watch some Piano breaker and suddenly the aisles full of gyrating bodies, needless to say she went on her own there after. "Oh for the days of Waltz, Foxtrot slow and fast, Quickstep, Tango slow and fast, and Rumba, oh Ruby where are you"?

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 02/10/2017 at 10:12

North East, second shock in a few hours (will I ever get over it) the sun is shining, had to smoke my glasses over a candle to reduce the glare. Yesterday it was lights on all day today the outside has come into the house and very welcome too.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 02/10/2017 at 09:43

What on earth happened to the GBP, they got it right for once, OR as we never see what that vote is some presenter did not see any more mileage in those Celeb's. I have asked for years why we cannot see the phone vote and it would be interesting  to see where some of the others come in such a vote.

Roll on next week when I will set up a series of mirrors so I can watch the TV in the Conservatory whilst it is actually in the lounge, that way I do not wreck another TV in frustration. Golly the GBP, I have never had such a shock since I was told my old big white fivers could not be used instead of Euro's.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 11:53

GWRS, The cushions got put in the wardrobe for the night, I put on my extremely rose coloured specs which made it bearable though only just.

What happened to the actual dancing i would ask although they did show a little more footwork and the new Judge came to the same conclusion in many cases I did, "it may be spectacular but it ain't dancing" I give her marks for that the scoring seemed wildly amiss to me, even Craig was a bit off target, with me you do not wound them you kill em dead.

I will await this evenings GBP's input with a show that is now two halves those who can do 100 MPH and those who stick to 30 MPH, we all know where this is going so why not cut out the middle and just go to the end. They could of course hold a DANCE competition possibly at Blackpool whilst we all await the end  of this where they will come through the roof on Parachutes scream round the room like F1 cars tumbling and pirouetting to music that is totally unsuited to the mode of dance.

OK I will get my coat and admit I am very tempted to watch the X or is it Y show, anything is better than tearing out my beautiful grey locks.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 10:17

What is my weather like??? you need ask, I cannot see through the tropical monsoon outside the window. It is according to the weather forecast going to be sunny around four this afternoon, more nude sun bathing, I doubt it more like singing in the rain.


Desert Island Gardening Tools

Posted: 29/09/2017 at 10:13

As any ex-infantry man knows a trenching tool, for calls of nature, digging a slit trench in case Pirates bombard you and hand to hand if they try landing. Also shears for cutting new grass skirts for any stray maidens who may arrive and a Hoe for singing. Hey Hoe hey hoe its off to work I go.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 28/09/2017 at 11:28

The North East Coastal Area having been getting it in the neck from the North sea lately today we have sunshine. The forecast says it will be hottest around four this afternoon, I am wondering whether to run out then and do a bit of nude sunbathing? better not, do not want to frighten the neighbours do we.


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Posted: 27/09/2017 at 13:16

Nobody mentioned the best use of the Hoe, mine is my Fathers with a very long handle. In a walk round the garden I first pick up the hoe, as I stand perusing the plants I use it as a leaning post, you can think more slowly when leaning on something, if you sit down it needs a cup of tea or a glass in hand therefore you take longer to think but not a full break as if you sit down.

The long handle allows you to get to the back of borders and daily use eradicates weeds and stirs up the top soil stopping it crusting, definitely the best tool in the shed.


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