Latest posts by Palaisglide


Posted: 08/03/2017 at 10:25

A piggery, free range hens, Geese, ducks, a small paddock all weather for the pony. Already lived in such a place with a walled garden South facing, fruit trees on all the walls including my favourite Victoria plum. A Green Lane adjacent to ride the pony and we have plenty of them around, a small babbling stream at the bottom of the field with hedgerows full of Bramble, Sloe, May, Wild Roses for their Hips and rushes for the wild life. A Hay Meadow wild flowers and to bring back the wonderful scent of Hay making year on year as well as feeding the animals.

A Garden would be a small personal section the rest to work for me, brought up on home cured bacon fresh eggs, produce from the vegetable garden and our own fruit nothing these days tastes the same. The main reason would be to give my Grandchildren the freedoms I had to live with animals learning how to tend them the freedom to roam meadows and lanes, play in water and generally run free in the open air, all these things they do get on occasion but it involves travel and arranging.

My upbringing at the time on smallholding and farm seemed to be the norm, I now realise what I had was unique (there goes that QU again) we had it all, three miles away in the Town they did not hence the flood of people on the bus to our open spaces the Village Green complete with Pond, the Show Field so called because the Barnum and Bailey Show was there in early 1900. The old Mill Walk past our house and down one of the Green lanes mentioned above, every Bank Holiday sunny or wet they flooded in for a few hours fresh air and some of Mothers home made lemonade and cake, "oh and the Garden gate open for them to use the old toilet up the garden".

Indulging myself in that amount of space without using it as more than eye candy would annoy me, my Peony's, Roses bush and climbing, would be a must with enough room in the vegetable garden to rotate and have Tomato's and Strawberry's in season of course.

Reading my Income Tax return yesterday and what I am expected, no told I must pay in the next year, I should have splashed everything on buying such a place years ago and not bothered saving for my old age, we live and learn.


Ultimate Alphabet 'Q'

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 13:18

Verdun, you may possibly think that but I could never say it, upsetting the girls on here would be the equivalent of tipping over a bee hive. I had better stick to the occasional Quip or quavering remark as it makes me queasy thinking of the girls querulous questions like "what the @@@@ do you mean" that would make me quiver with fright. Any requests I ask.


Ultimate Alphabet 'Q'

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 12:04

Muddle up, at the moment I am on industrial strength Calpol for chest cold which appears to be working as all I can see are quantaties of qualifying queue's or should that be Qu's. The quixotic use of the English Laguage always intriqued me. "Oh eck as like, my brain has gone all GU now, hope I do not Argue with my Lady cleaner when she arrives in a minute. At the moment spitting quoits as I read my Income Tax return, any swear words beginning with Q I ask.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 09:13

Hello Gardners it's a lovely morning, Bright and sunny since the early dawning, Warm and Balmy Stocktons Gardeners army, prepares for action once more.


Ultimate Alphabet 'Q'

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 09:04

They are in Quarantine as they practice Quadraphonics on the instruments which are also ale jugs so they can Quaff as they wait for their Quadrupeds to arrive so they can Qualify for the Grand national. That is before they Quietly sink into the Quantum of Solace as the sands devour them Quickly.


Ultimate Alphabet 'Q'

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 10:14

Quintessence they are in the perfect state of tranquility as they sink into the sands of time Muddle. Wonder what the ducks think about it probably think them quackers 


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 09:46

Stockton has sunshine for now, will it last? who cares. Warmer, Daffodils definitely on the way up now, OK yours are now gone over but ours are worth the wait.


Ultimate Alphabet 'Q'

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 09:42

Quiescent they are sitting quiet, must be something wrong with them?


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 14:42

More than you could know Verdun, we had returned from a hard six weeks on Luneburg so he powers that be decided a couple of weeks in Corwall was needed. A tented camp inside the old castle walls, sunshine good food plenty of beer what more could you wish for. I was writing a report when the Officer laid on a matress sunbathing in only his shorts shouted, Staff, there seemed to be an awfull lot of civvy movement considering the gates are closed and guarded. Up the hill I went to find my guards sitting on purloined deck chairs surrounded by a bevy of local beauties. One girl sitting on a soldiery knee holding an SLR trying to poke a flower in the flash guard. To say I was not best pleased puts it lightly, a chaotic scramble down the hill by the girls some very burnt ears for the guards and all was tranquil once more. Sometimes we were drill order but when working it was informal, knowing which was needed when was my job. I loved Cornwall.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:42

Verdun You should have heard me in full voice when stationed at Pendennis Castle  to close the foot paths over military lands. Into the nearest pub in Falmouth and outsinging the local fisherman's choir as we swigged the local ale by the jug full, drank them under the table then took their girls dancing, happy memories of Cornwall.

Busy-Lizzie you are getting what we got yesterday although surrounded by Grandchildren discussing the forthcoming wedding we did not care. today is lovely.


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