Latest posts by Palaisglide

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 18/10/2017 at 11:02

Liriodendron, Did you not have your phone with you, even my cheap pay as you go has a camera.

Stockton N.E. fair to middling still warm forecast is dull later but what do they know.



Posted: 17/10/2017 at 14:31

We have quite a few block drives around us I do not like them so have paves, we all clean them the same way with a pressure washer. The block drive owners then sweep fresh washed sand into the joints and it usually lasts a year before they need do it again. Obelixx my Son cleaned his farm tracks with a brine spray it helped keep the weeds down.  My argument is why use a potentially lethal weapon when other methods are available.



Posted: 17/10/2017 at 10:24

Why use such a drastic machine when the best weeding tool was invented millennia ago, it is called a Dutch hoe and mine was my Dad's and probably his Dad's, it has a very long handle so walking round the garden you carry it with you prodding and poking the weeds with long shallow sweeps. It breaks up the surface crust, murders the weeds and leaves the resident wildlife safe, plus as you stand and peruse the garden planning for two years hence you can lean on it. A flame thrower needs fuel costly, some safety gear, boots etc. you do not want to burn your toes off and probably a mask against the noxious fumes. The only good point would be to scare off burglars then you would be the one in jail for using deadly weapons.


Weather Watch

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 10:09

Put your post code in the weather box of your local TV station they are usually 50% right. I have windows looking North South East West and can see where the weather front is over the coast or across the valley to the Cleveland Hills, stepping into the garden it is an almost clear view to the foothills of the Pennine's. I find the eye ball better than any forecast or app. Go out dressed for the worst and peel off what is not needed although upsetting the neighbours by stripping to the buff is not recommended.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 17/10/2017 at 09:23

Stockton, N.E. What a day yesterday we had four seasons in a day after the bright start then lights on we got the weird orange glow before it turned into sunshine again and a temperature of 18C. No high winds a breeze would describe it, the west side of the country got hammered and we got away with a sandy spray, should be OK for strictly then with the strange orange colouring.

Today up to now brightening and still warm.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 13:34

Stockton N.E. that was a flash in the pan from my earlier report, the sun vanished the lights had to go on and the sun glasses returned to their hiding hole never to be seen again. The North Sea strikes again nothing to do with the other side of the Pennines storm. Oh well roll on tomorrow.


PS seen sights like that Papa Jo but I was in the Sahara at the time.

Best Cauliflower

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 11:17

Failed ! There is no cheese sauce on it.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 09:25

Stockton on Tees things started dull and dour though now brightening by the minute. Sun glasses and sun cream later as the forecast tells me it will be sunny and 18C at noon and 20C at four this afternoon.

Now where did I put those sun glasses all those months ago?


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 09:46

Stockton on Tees, the misery yesterday suddenly left as so often happens on the Coast we had a change of weather to sunshine. I had a house full of visitors and a dog who was enjoying herself in the garden, with a very depleted larder and fridge we come to today.

Sunshine, azure sky's, gentle breeze and warm. Do not question it Frank just enjoy, "Yup" I will.


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.

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