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Latest posts by Palaisglide

Talkback: How to store herbs in ice cubes

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 14:34

Done it for years what is new about it, saves going out to the herb garden on cold wet days.


Wot's it all about.....?

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 14:30

Watching a programme about weather where samples were taken from ice trees rock and bogs our old world has been up and down like a yo yo. I well remember some very cold winters but the one a couple of years back with snow from November to March must count as the worst. Also known hot summers which seem to have vanished now. A bitter winter in 1940 was followed by a long hot summer and the Battle of Britain. 1944-5 was terrible then a hot summer, there have been many since with just downright miserable winters and summer. No one can predict them and personally think we have no influence over the weather what ever we do, Mother Nature does her own thing, why do we all think we can do a King Canute, he failed.


Double digging!

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 14:16

Double digging was what we did in Autumn from being old enough to hold a spade, as with any exercise you have to work at it until the time you can put your brain out of gear and it becomes easy. My Father always said let the spade do the work which means having the correct spade in the first place. They need to be measured to you, hight width  weight we are not all built the same, my spade is fifty years old after trying one or two. Letting the spade do the work means chop left, chop right, chop behind (mind your feet), then lever the sod free first then lift and throw breaking up each sod after throwing, you get into a rhythm imagine Strictly gardening. No it is not easy what activity ever is but very satisfying once you are in the right tempo thinking of the lovely rich patch you will have to sow your next summer produce. Good luck.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 10:39

Thanks SGL looking forward to the birth. PP, there are no rules as I well remember being told all the things I had not to do when visiting relatives, I of course broke all the rules immediately. My grandchildren come in totally relaxed, no do nots mean they do not feel hemmed in. Parents do need rules though my own children still say they never heard raised voices and were never hit by me. I did enough shouting on barrack squares and had I hit them being big and strong they would have been beheaded so it never happened.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 10:07

Kelly, Georgia, Helen Anita and Jay will rise to the top and fight it out although the GBP can throw a spanner in the works. Kirsty was second lowest Jamelia did the better dance off but should never have been in it.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 16:01

Thank you for the congrats one very loved baby will find no rules in my house plus a doting g/granddad.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 15:53

David needs must, I have plenty of time young people with children have not, they can be forgiven for taking short cuts. Katie was given terrible music yet gave of her best in a dance that did not suit her style at least the judges understood and marked her up. Let it be Jeremy or Carole tonight.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 10:19

That should read I watched some of the other countries Strictly dancing and they at least dance to the correct tempo music. What happened to our show.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 10:15

Halloween is for children and daft teenagers not for dance or even light entertainment if those who do not dance prefer that. Handicapping people who have day jobs and only one week to learn the dance is not on. The costumes, make up and music were dire, I watched me up tube on other similar programmes and they dance  the correct tempo. The first three dances were not good then we got Anita, wonderful though making mistakes because of the stupid horns on her head she said weighed a ton. I love Kelly, Anita, Georgia, Helen is very good yet there is something about her? Peter tries too hard, Jay I have yet to make my mind up, thought Jamelia a joy to watch.

David beef today covered with my own herbs though as most of the family came yesterday to tell me I will soon be a great granddad it looks as if we are having rissoles tomorrow.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 00:09

Tell me about it PP, when you were back mobile you got to wear a WW1 uniform dyed blue white shirt and red tie to walk out in, Red tie? Handy reminder that was. I was glad to get back to base.


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Some of the plants seem to love this weather? 
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