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Latest posts by Palaisglide

Strictly 2014

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 17:03

Err cannot dance what shall we do? Aliona bake a cake, Gregg ! Cannot cook I am a green grocer ! Aliona OK you prance about like a gooseberry at the Cheddar Strawberry fair, I will get the cake says she with a demonic look in her eye. I know we will do Craig, Floor manager, you do and we will turn Master Chef into Dancer Chef be warned. Some idiot, I know stick your slobbering chops in it at the end of the farce and they will all want a bit. They discover the Strawberries are sprouts painted red. Goodnight children everywhere, do not have nightmares after watching this.

Frank.

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 21:49

Kathy Kirby died around four years ago, I saw her several times in the local night club and she really could sing.

Frank.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 21:44

Still Caroline and Pasha for me she will be there at the end, Jake and Janette great yet something about him I do not like, Pixie and Trent plus Frankie and Kevin definite

To go cake stuffing and Irish eye's but the great British public? well no telling how they will vote, not with the feet that is for sure.

Today the family were here scoffing all my biscuits and tea whilst I was engrossed watching video of my two youngest grandchildren doing the dance exams, Matthew 13 one foot fault in three dances, Hannah 10 her instructor made the foot fault and Hannah never missed a beat whilst the instructor recovered, wonderful to watch as they follow my footsteps or should that be dance steps.

Frank.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 10:21

Today it is music in the kitchen, it is pouring down out there. So Floyd Cramer on piano at the moment "Have I told you lately that I love you" not you David the girls, all of them. A bit of country and western never goes wrong in this house.

Frank.

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 10:07

My Dad a super gardener had two quotes. "If you cannot eat it or sell it do not grow it" and when sowing seed, "One row for the beasties, one row for the birds and two rows for us, keeps everyone happy" I think we have come full circle and back to growing for our own tables and not to outdo the neighbours.

Frank.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 16:22

No Comment.

Frank.

Tomato gro-bag compost

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 15:51

Ann, the tomato grow bag compost will have used up any nutrient so do not pot anything else in it, put it on the compost heap as part of the mix.

Right let us talk about fruit germination. We have all noticed a shortage of insects this year and a closed greenhouse is difficult for them to get in so you have to give a hand. Open the green house during the warm days and walk in gently shake the plants to scatter the pollen when blossom shows, I also carry a fine small paint brush and gently tickle each flower thus doing the insects work for them. This year was a good year for me plenty of fruit, it needs to be warm and around midday when the flowers open fully, yes extra work but worth it. Plants need plenty of air around them crowding them together helps spread disease, if I find the odd leaf I take it off and burn it if it is spreading I put a bag over the plant carry it out and burn it, have not had blight in years when those around me did have it. We get out what we put in and for a few minutes extra per day to ensure a good crop must be worth it.

Frank.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 15:31

Hello Beaus Mum "oh" and you David, Guy Mitchell and the drifters do go well in this house and a story attached to "She wears red feathers and a huly huly skirt. We were hull down hidden in a forest in Germany bored to tears as normal when all H### broke out behind us, some one had locked the Guy Mitchell song into the Command radio and half a dozen of the lads were dressed up doing the Hula and singing along. Even the CO broke up in tears of laughter, if the Ruskies come now they will join in he said. We had some real mad times and it was needed to liven up the lads and keep them in tune, in tune says he !    I had an accordion another lad a keyboard, several guitars and improvised drums we could really party with the help of some spirits and beer. Life was not all mud plugging.

Joan loved Foster and Allen when she was very ill near the end she would want me to play the discs for her. I was brought up on Irish and Scottish music during the sing along around the sitting room piano after Sunday tea, we always got a large family group arriving, the amazing bit to me was warm nights the big sash window would be open and neighbours out for the evening stroll would be leaning in singing along. All fond memories would it happen now? well yes and does when we have family gatherings, music ties our lot together a bit like super glue.

Frank.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 10:12

"Erm err Humph" Right Elvis, I do not suppose any one could really murder that Hymn though a few have tried, among the myriad of Elvis impersonators, excuse me whilst I hang me head out of the window must be something I ate, they do seem to moan their way through that and Blue Sued Shoes a lot. I have heard it played in the club dance as a Foxtrot, some one up there must be very forgiving.

Had my porridge in the kitchen drinking tea and listening to "ahem" Foster and Allen, sorry David must be those long distant Irish genes from my Mothers side, she certainly had the Irish temper, belt you one second kiss you the next though looking back it is a wonder she did not kill me, I always ripped through rule books as a lad and even in the army, today my Grandchildren know there are no rules at Granddads house.

Frank.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 09:56

Exactly DFA, My wife always watched the Toppers and Pans people because she had danced from being very young in the classes that abounded in those days, she knew what she was looking at and would comment, I would tear my eye's away from those long flashing legs long enough to say "yes Dear"?

Frank.

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