Latest posts by Palaisglide

Mobile Phones.

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 10:17

Killed the art of writing letters, murdered conversation, lost the ability of concentrating on what one is saying in case they miss something on the phone, they should be flushed down the toilet. In my very last career as White van man with the very latest in vehicles, hands off, blue tooth, (mine are white) radio, all controls on the handle bars my way was switch the lot off and concentrate on driving. Getting to the destination someone would run out shouting phone your office. Where have you been, driving to here, where, where you sent me, Bow London, oer that was fast, yes because i did not have to listen to you lot changing my direction every two minutes. Right switch your phones on, no sack me if you do not like it. I retired in the end for the last time after three years, the Manager read his little speech, never missed a deadline, never late with a load, never an accident, what was the secret, I switched the phones off.

Mine is pay as you go cost £38 and a twenty pound top up per year, my family have phones costing hundreds and more monthly than i pay for a year, all to text "I am in M&S, where are you? Nuts.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 14:09

Raisingirl, you are correct in your observation, the louise was dance, Claudia was "my AJ is good, Claudia just make the shape"? Kevin, Oti, Joanne are brilliant at showing off thier partners AJ at prancing around his partner, she deserved better.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 11:55

Hello Obelixx, I know the feeling, my knees creak a lot and the medical advice is stick with them new knees are a hit and miss affair. Jive, Samba, even the Argentine Tango are for the young the way Strictly want it, Oti did turn it into a tribal dance. Watching it Saturday brought back memory of watching the African Rifles in full gear dance for us by fire light. It sent shivers up your back watching them, Saturday did the same, we have some very clever pro's this year. I always prefered a slow Tango and as a young lad in La Linia saw elderly people dance it, the sex was almost rampant. Being dragged on the floor by a grandmotherly lady did I learn what the dance was about, those lessons got me plenty of partners back home. Now the dancing begins.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 10:34

Just add my nname to what Obelixx said I agree on all points. Oti said in an interview last week they were practicing for long hours and as we all know practice makes perfect. I am only glad that in my dancing years we did not do mad creations such as Samba, we watched Carmen Miranda do it on the pictures. Louise does it for me although I think it will be a male this year.


Last edited: 28 November 2016 10:35:15

Memories of the past

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 13:32

There's nothing left for me---of days that used to be---Just a memory among my souvenirs

The ming vase in the hall---the tin bath on the wall---Fishmongers "calla herrin" call----Among my souvenirs

 The toilet down the yard----Made me a Welsh bard----With no door on the thing----You really learned to sing

Bread we had to slice---Cheese that frightened mice---The skin on pudding rice---Among memory souvenirs.

Apology's to Vera Lynn, Frank.

Memories of the past

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 13:45

RISSOLES "oh I love rissoles" and yes it was Roast Sunday cold meat Monday wash day with the poss tub dolly old fashioned mangle (it mangled your fingers if you were not careful) and the bread rising in the steam of the wash house for the next few days though I preferred it warm. Rissoles Tuesday Mother had been the cook for an Austro- Italian couple over here working for ICI or Brunner Mond as it then was, the Lady of the house would be in the kitchen with Mother showing her the use of Herbs and how to make the Pasta's they loved, our rissoles were kings of the village not your normal tasteless models. Dad grew Herbs in the garden, mother and I would eat Italian dad and Sister would not eat that muck so meat and two veg for them, they know not what they missed.

I came out of hibernation when I saw rissoles not much gardening in the NE we have had snow and frosts for a couple of weeks, our gardening starts in February and I would normally start by building a hot box, we had plenty of straw and horse manure so started and grew lots of stuff on that, Strawberries three weeks before anyone else, that was the way to go. Well back to sleep then.


Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 20:11

Richard, all the sea ports knew it as a Ganzi, a heavy oiled wool Guernsy pull over with long sleeves roll neck and well onto the thighs. The herring Lassies came down from Scotland packing the herrings and in any spare time knitting ganzi's. They were warm almost water proof and did not get washed very often, I always thought it was a Geordy term although Joyce said they also knew them as ganzi's. in Scotland, one of those travelling words methinks.


Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:53

Papi Jo.I had retired from the board until spring then peeking at the posting's for the last time I spotted your Policing the English as written why? Living in an area where we have five different dialects within thirty five miles and having been taught the correct way to speak and write English at High School your points are lost on me. I did well in English attaining high marks though not seeing the signs or the various hints and nods I probably missed out of getting two hundred out of a hundred. Who else i ask had a full blown kiss on the lips from the English teacher during the School play. Father was from Prudhoe, Mother brought up in North Yorkshire i was born in Durham, we are a coastal area with Ports and sea going people with a thriving immigration enhancement many from wartime as well as the new entrees, the local language is rich and at times ripe.

My point being as long as people write to each other and it is becoming a lost art with all those thumb operated machines, what matter where we miss the odd punctuation mark, some of which I learned at school I am now told are redundant. Seeing excited children in a group learning session reading books instead of i-pads at the library fills me with joy, who cares if they learn how to punctuate as long as they learn to read books again. 

Reet aas ofen te getin me ganzi and aaa's upt garden, t' suns shining.


Last edited: 13 November 2016 11:55:46

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 09:55

Stockton. Yesterday the Gods on Olympus looked down and smiled on us all day, today they are angry again, after the Lord Mayors show comes the muck cart the saying goes. It could be they are angry because a fellow Faun has left the fairy dell we call GW owing to misunderstanding of his jocular rustic wit we rustics understand yet those from the great metropolis do not. It may be time we rustics withdrew from what appears to be a fray and give it a rest until the growing season begins, we are not the losers, angry words do not friends make. Enough said methinks. I may be missing awhile.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 16:04

Ate my breakfast sitting in sunshine and so it has been all day. Went to Daughters for lunch hers is a south facing garden as is mine and we sat in sunshine talking and eating looking at a clear blue sky with just the odd white powder puff cloud drifting by. I asked if they had made a Mary berry Bread Pudding but had to eat mince pies instead, "oh well" you cannot win them all.


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