Latest posts by Palaisglide

Any geologists out there?

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 09:52

Muddle, Whitby was our day trip on a regular basis after we retired. Fifty minutes drive through beautiful countryside over heather covered hills and as you came down off the moors a glorious view of Whitby and the Abbey. Park on the North cliff, a walk down under the whales jaw bone down the Kyber Pass and straight on to the pier and beach. A walk along the breakwater and sit awhile then fish and chips in the Magpie Cafe, the best fish in Whitby, or so we thought until one day the queue was down the fish quay so we went elsewhere and really did find the best and at half the cost. A slow walk up the 99 steps to the Abbey, Joan loved the Church at the top with its old time closed pews, then the Jet shops and old fashioned sweet shop, Joan never came empty handed out of either. Cherry lips? Well I did not help her eat those, i was more mushrooms.

A steady drive back and fine nights sitting in the garden with a glass of something and Joan with her cherry lips, very happy memories indeed.


New Veg patch

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 22:43

TJ, my way would be to spread well rotted manure and gently fork it in and yes the worms will do the rest. A greenhouse as well? You are the lucky one, all you need to get a good start in Spring. The sowing some beans is a good idea I start mine in pots in a cold greenhouse and plant them out in late February. Once the weather warms up dig your patch over rake to a tilth and start your seed sowing or planting. Come back in Spring there are plenty of good dardeners on here to guide you, good luck.


Any geologists out there?

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 22:31

Dove, take a trip to Whitby jet jewelry shops to make your eye's water, it made mine water when Joan saw something she liked. "Oh well it is only money and she was worth the cost" wish I could still give her such treats.

Do not know if you have ever been up here, people tend to think we are dark satanic mills and mean streets, it is quite a shock for them when they catch site of Gods own Country and that is from Derbishire up to the Scottish borders through Durham and Northumberland. Have travelled far and wide, this is home and a beautiful one at that would not live anywhere else.

One thing you would see is front gardens not parking lots, our hill top area all have drives so no need to concrete over what should be the lungs of our homes, one of my pet hates along with decking.


Any geologists out there?

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 15:27

Dove we live and learn, all we had to do was walk along the beaches, three of them. One is under Huntcliff Saltburn where you get the Jet, petrified coal, which local jewellers make into all kinds of wearable products, cost me a fortune when Joan and I went.


Any geologists out there?

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 14:50

Sling shot or muscket balls, lead or iron was expensive stone could be shaped and would knock over a rabbit or even a man, my Father could bring down a rabbit with a heavy catapult using stone shot, tasted better too no lead.


Well, he won but.....

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 14:43

KT, I have relatives in London have lived there off and on and never regarded London as anything other than it own entity. You cannot judge or rule the rest of the UK as you would London. Brexit and Ukip succeeded in the North east which is all I can quote on because of the loss of most of the heavy industry and chemicals with nothing to replace them. The local papers often quote the rich south versus the poor north, wrong i know, although we did have the battle of the red doors just before the brexit vote, do you think that could have influenced people more so when the unemployment is higher than the National average. To us that lot in London are wriggling out of brexit for their own reasons. My forecast is in the next series of elections in Europe in a few months more shocks will occur, watch this space.


Well, he won but.....

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 13:14

Do we have the right to call Mr Trump now president elect names, he has been put in power by a majority of people who think the sun shines out of his "err" ears. So be it, done and dusted, end of story.

Brexit was the same kind of vote, North versus South, why? The very same reasons Mr Trump got in, neglect and run down of a once prosperous industrial area with nothing to replace its loss. Then the government elected to send more immigrants than the area could handle. We already had more people out of work than the average for the rest of the UK,  Is it any wonder Ukip got a large vote and most people here voted out. Call it knee jerk or what ever you wish, I can only speak of the local area, people sick of the polititians mouthing promises they never fulfill, well it is pay back time, for us America and in the next few months Europe. Germany and France will be next they are just as fed up as we are over the national policies being enacted at the moment. Watch this space.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 10:08

We had rain all through the night, now the sun is shining bright, the clouds go scudding by, through an azure sky, The soft sunny haze, has the flowering plants in a daze, roses mint and thyme, enjoy the warmer clime, It is such a lovely day, I do hope it is here to stay.


Donald or hillary?

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 09:59

Oh eck as like as my old Mum would say, ( A Yorkshire lass) I am an old hand on here, read the mail, "oh" and other papers, have opinions on things and at times print them. Yikes I must be one of them? Eletist? Could someone please elucidate, what exactly does that mean.

Answers in words of one sylable please.


Well, he won but.....

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 17:38

Verdun, a large pinch of salt required, our Brexit brought out the doom and gloom merchants before and after the vote and what happened? well nothing much apart from Scotland getting wind up their Kilts. The same will happen in America, some of us old hands have seen it all from "We never had it so good" to a stern warning we must tighten our belts by an overweight politician who was pictured ten minutes later on his yacht in the solent. That lot needed a kick in the pants and now we see it happening, the people turn and bite. Brexit, Germany and its immigration policy now America with trump. We the uneducated public strike back and how. Let us see what happens in our next election, the way it is shaping up the raving Lunatic Party will win.


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