Latest posts by Palaisglide

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 10:01

Bright although murky start to the day here in Stockton, the views over the valley hidden in a mist, methinks it is a Westerly Front being swept towards the Continent, good luck to them.


An open letter to Daniel

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 09:57

This thread i did not get at all, I am on some Forums where the administrators join in, ask questions, answer questions because they have technical libraries. If you have not posted awhile they will PM you to see if all is OK, it never seems to bother the posters when administrators go and new ones arrive. Lovely Nora sorted some queries I had to my mind going above and beyond to do it.

What does bother me is one poster saying they feel as if they are put down or road rollered over when posting, I have never had that feeling and would like to know why they think that. 

Thank you Daniel for the answer, I never did think anything had changed.



Posted: 16/03/2017 at 14:27

Nanny tis simples as a certain animal would say whilst watching a film with a big tub of eats. My late wife was two years older than me because coming back from abroad the girls not pushing prams were still school girls in their manner and talk. The older girls had worked and matured, Joan could handle me and the baggage you bring back, no Councelors back then, the world had changed as far as I was concerned, life had moved on for some. I was lucky, she asked me about the age gap my reply "what age gap" and sixty years of happyness followed. My Daughters married younger men, they have all stayed together so there must be something in it.


Keeping everything crossed

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 10:32

Hope all goes well for you Jacqueline, my best wishes go with you.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 10:28

Stockton Sunny, the Coastal front has absconded to beyond Darlington into the Dales so the slight breeze is from the East though it is quite warm. Two lawns cut and scarified edges trimmed and looking very pristine considering the winter we had. "I know" you are saying my what a busy lad, wrong it was Dennis my lawn man since I had the big "C" event a few years ago, he was a local lad who has worked self employed around here for years so I knew him and his work. He knew I like it one inch long not scalped, feed and weed twice a year and aerating once a year. The front lawn has been down 35 years and as I said pristine the South facing lawn ten years, prepared and laid two weeks before Christmas and never looked back, who says lawns should be set in the Spring? 



Posted: 15/03/2017 at 15:23

Verdun An apple dumpling with custard would be more tempting. Had the best will live with my memories thanks.


Lawn removal

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 13:37

Djames, My son in law just laid a Astro Turf lawn, apart from the fact I will never speak to him again, that is by and by, he had to lift the old lawn ruined by a Lurcher Pup, I said a humane killer would be cheaper. He then put down two dumpy bags of sand and grit to level it, then a membrane and then the Astro Turf which the dog promptly we-heed on. Mind what you buy for a young child or children some of the Turf is soft some burns if you skid on it and some is quite sharp, a local foot ball team took theres up when the players were getting injured. I do believe it is better than it once was but I do ask where does the water go when we have heavy rain?



Posted: 15/03/2017 at 13:24

Nanny Beach "Wow" or should that be Bow Wow, is that a picture of your Husband???

Wish him well from one who certainly ain't a toy boy although the lady over the road has me lined up, one problem her hubby is not dead yet, thank goodness, I would not want to spend the rest of my life in jail, she would be impossible to live with.


Wire fencing + post and rail fencing

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 13:16

G.D. Do you own half the Island I ask, it looks that way. I can only say what I see and my wooden posts albeit bigger then normal are solid after a very long time. Everything will rot in time including plastic covered mesh, once a small crack appears in the plastic it soon travels. Although they were pressure tanalised I stood them in a barrel of preservative before they were concreted in. In my old house I drilled the base of the posts just above the ground poured oil in and then pushed a plug in to seal the hole. I went there two years later when they could not find a manhole and it was still up. Proper materials good preparation and proper maintenance saves a lot of repeat hard work.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 10:33

Looked out the window and what did I see, clouds nearly touching the ground, Now showered and breakfast sat drinking tea, there is bright sunshine all around.

Thats Stockton for you, a continuous fight between the Coastal front and the inshore one, it is warm though.


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