Latest posts by Palaisglide

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 11:36

Stockton, spoke too soon it is pouring down, lights on time cannot see to think.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 07/11/2017 at 10:27

G.D. never been to  Guernsey have been to Jersey and loved it, it was October and shirt sleeve order for most of the two weeks. Lovely people, the food was out of this world, a great holiday.

Stockton today is bright though cold, we appear to be just outside the stormy zone which is the other side of the Cleveland Hills. The trees are shedding their leaves now, the lawns had their last cut, the garden is tidy and the Fuchsia beginning to droop, are we heading into winter I ask.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 16:02

The comment boards are on fire, every kind of weird and wonderful charge being put forward as to why the BBC, Judges, Professional dancers wanted rid of Aston. They will not accept he danced a bad VW to a bad song or that Molly on the dance off did far better, or even that a lot of the GBP did not vote for him to stay. Poor Debby is getting the blame for many reasons the main one being the old ageist chant, anyone over 20 is defunct or should be?


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 10:28

Stockton on Tees saw the river bank crowded last night as they watched a fantastic fireworks show, there was live music and entertainment all on a fine though cold night. Being on a hill I saw it from my front window and most of the neighbours must have been down at the river as there were very few bangs this year. A fine sunny though cold day again today, the Coastal front seems to be out at sea as it is clear here.

Muesli That is just cold porridge you may as well do what was the norm here in my childhood the porridge drawer. I huge cast iron pot of oats and water went on the damped down fire before we went to bed then it was poured into the well scrubbed porridge drawer in the dresser. We would cut a slice of porridge put it in a pan and heat it up adding milk or cream a spoonful of home made Jam and it was a feast before we had our home cured bacon fried bread eggs when in season mushrooms tomato's all when in season. Breakfast was always a main meal in our neck of the woods and my mornings still start with porridge and what ever fresh fruit we have.


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Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 09:29

Plant Pauper, yours is probably the best way. I start with finger nails like a Chinese mandarin which end up bitten to the quick and I am starting on my toe nails by the end of the season.

Reading other blogs some Aston crowd are going to march on the BBC and burn it down, they blame everyone but the people who actually did it, the GBP, they have sent people from the bottom of the scoreboard into the safe area before now but did not do it for Aston, will they burn all the voters houses I ask?

I watched all the foot work in the dance off and Molly never made one mistake.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 21:15

Fully expected Ashton to be in the dance off that Viennese waltz was dire, never expected them to go. I thought Ruth would have been there but the GBP know what they are doing we hope. A lot of people do not like Molly, why? She did the better dance off and had to stay. Janette tried to bring a modern twist to the waltz, it did not work with the Judges nor with the public it would seem. A lesson there for the rest of the Pro's, watch the choreography.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 10:10

Well well well, I was certainly strictly amazed having sat back in my chair expecting the usual Circus type show and then finding the first three couples actually came on the floor and danced?? Has something changed? have I missed something? Though I really enjoyed most of it last night and totally agreed with Craig's markings he got it right, Astons Viennese waltz never went anywhere near Vienna, it should be smooth keeping level with a little rise and fall, it was more like watching a mad Foxtrot, the music for the dance was dire I think Janette failed to put her usual good choreography into the dance.

Susan was amazing certainly made up for last week, Ruth had me falling about laughing, the rest of the dancers were from the dance point of view correctly marked though as I suspected from the start when it came to lifts Gemma would have some problems, it very nearly did work but not quite. Alex was good Molly was OK Debby was fantastic a fully deserved 40, what a smack in the eye for the ageists who think anyone over 20 decrepid.  For once I had a really enjoyable night as to who will leave we may have a surprise or shock depending on your point of view.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 09:48

Stockton, Dawn was supposedly 07:00 hours I think it arrived early I was awake at 06:30. The Sun is shining, no frost as yet and the Bush Fuchsia's are looking very colourful. The sun lights up the free standing Golden privet Bushes and the birds are flitting about the garden, what is not to love about Autumn. "Ere" when the sun shines that is.


Levelling lumpy bumpy turf

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 14:09

Dee, so much for my vision of a bowling green I thought your post was to level an established lawn. You failed to say how old or how fit you are because i would think twice about tackling that.

Basically it needs digging over completely, the removal of rubbish and weeds which seem indemic some of that turf needs to be taken off and sent to the dump. Again it will depend on what you can afford, there will be some one in the area who would rough dig and level it for you so you had a fresh canvas to work on. I always advise taking a small section at a time and sorting that out, start it and finish it as trying to do the whole at one go usually ends up with nothing finished. Once you have one small area cleaned and planted then you can take on the next section, the grand plan will come once you have a working garden, that will take time.

It will take a lot of thinking about and planning, depending on what you can afford or not you could get some help with the heavy work then you put in the finishing touches. This may sound downbeat but I have tackled worse than that when I was much fitter.  It can be done as any gardener on here will tell you but it needs time and possibly some machinery for the hard work, you can hire anything these days.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 13:49

Stockton Brilliant sunshine, a bit chilly, our N.E. coast appears to be the only area where bonfire night can go with a bang, as usual the riverside display will be visible from my front windows. The Grandchildren will go and watch it live as I watch through the double glazing.


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