Latest posts by Palaisglide

Morning has broken

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 10:24

Lovely pictures Tootles, here in the NE England cannot see the bottom of the garden have all the lights on.

Gammon today and possibly bread pudding with left over Panettone we will see.



Posted: 03/01/2016 at 00:15

Chicky, remember it all like it happened today. Very young, very fit, just left Nesta in Wales whose mother the original Welsh dragon had tried to dragoon me into marraige, the army shipped me out to Bordon. Did you know it had been the Canadian Garrison I was in Martinique barracks. Dances in garison theatres in different camps and the local hop, i had a ball parden the pun. Went back many times so saw it fade slowly away sad all those memories. Had my last public fight in the Frencham Ponds Hotel. A mess party and a girl set her sights on me for some reason, I said sorry love I am married, next minute a bloke screaming at me, is she not good enough and swung a punch, big mistake, when he woke up the landlord threw the pair of them out, 1967 really at that age there should be more sense. Had some great times in Hampshire, loved the local folk, often drank in the pub at Whitehill, Alton, Liphook, always a soft spot Chicky although now just memories.


Posted: 02/01/2016 at 12:22

Chickie 1947 there were thousands of troops there in Bordon. We were near Frencham ponds and helped some in very posh houses using a bulldozer to dig fire breaks. One chap said come in lads there is tea and sandwiches, i stopped at the door, white carpet everywhere, come he said i pay people to kleen them so we did. I was there many times through the years and now there is nothing left i knew. Right about the adders though the least of our worries at the time.



Posted: 02/01/2016 at 11:14

Unlike Fairygirl no one has to be rescude from a Hampshire heath?

Chicky well for two weeks whilst stationed in Bordon we were on that heath rescuing people from fire. The fires would creep underground then suddenly burst out, we had to get people out fast as the winds fanned the fires. They were on all parts of the heath, we would be dropped off and digging fire breaks then it would be behind us. We slept were we could, ate when the cook wagon got to us or else wonderful people fed us. I learned to fear fire and also it was unstoppable in some cases, one minute all calm next the mouth of hell.

there is always some danger Chicky.



Posted: 01/01/2016 at 19:50

Turn my back for two minutes and all h@@@ breaks out, what happened?

Liriodendron you certainly rattled the old memory box with the story of your 2 year old granddaughter being transfixed. I was 9 and had a piano for a year or more doing very well picking up Certificates as the Vilja Miss Cook drove me on with her lessons and believe me she was the witch of the woods. Dad who could play but would not brought pieces for me to learn, Alice Blue Gown half a crown when you can play it? a fortune to me at the time. He brought this book in Tales from the Vienna Woods, five bob when you get it right. One month later with bruised and bleeding knuckles from Miss Cooks foot long pencil I collected the five bob plus the certificate Miss Cook had told me I would fail. That music took me over I loved every note and can still play it to this day without putting the music up and of course Alice Blue Gown. I could listen to Strauss, Lehar and any Light Opera or Waltz music it is in the blood. In my day at dance school the first dance you were taught was the waltz which is why I get all steamed up when they mess it about on Strictly, well that is my excuse.



Posted: 01/01/2016 at 14:54

DD, I am with you, down with them then remembered my Grandchildren will be here tomorrow so had to resist the temptation. The slow cooked beef stew is tomorrow so omelet tonight, not your light fluffy thingee but bacon bits fried off with onion and garlic tomato, then cheese added to the egg and cream mix and the lot poured over the bacon etc. cooked the bottom on the top ring then under the grill and watch it rise until cooked, a few greens and that is my meal for the night, may treat myself to another beer as well, why not?



Posted: 01/01/2016 at 13:38

Spent the last couple of hours in Vienna for the New Year Concert, via TV of course, Joan and I loved Austria going many times although Vienna was always the icing on the cake. So many memories all very happy ones, the bridal suit on our 25 wedding anniversary, dancing the waltz on an empty floor with a crowded hall watching, still do not know why that happened. The top of the Donna Tower for dinner during the worst stom in a decade, every one with their backs to the wall and joan in the window clapping the lightning strikes, the lift finally working again and us last out clutching two bottle of very good wine from the manager impressed by Joan. We certainly made the most of our travels Joan not being one for the normal tourist routes discovering things we would never have seen normally.

I love the music.


Happy New Year Everyone

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 10:34

Awoke to clear skies and a white frost after seeing in the New Year with a nice beer.

wishing you all the very best New Year and may all your dreams and wishes come true, regards to everyone,

a very calmed down Frank.

Hosepipe ban

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 11:51

What is a hosepipe ban? We send our water abroad there is so much of it, I never understood why they do not sink a pipe line South, instead they ship it out in trucks utter madness. Keilder is used as a sports centre with boats and midges, well what else would you use water for.



Posted: 31/12/2015 at 10:04

Today this Frank has sunshine, for now, the jet black clouds from the west are hitting the coastal front above me and heading north boding ill will for those on the Wear and Tyne. Our meadows and babbling brook at the bottom of the bank turned into a great lake, my garden is wet though the standing water vanished adding to the lake. Last day of 2015 let us see what we wake to on the first day of 2016,

Happy New Year to each and all,


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