Latest posts by Palaisglide


Posted: 27/12/2015 at 18:02

Thank you Hazel or Dioch as David may say, you are correct about life and it's many paths, I could well have been saying it from the South of Wales instead of the North East of England had things turned out differently in Bridgend all those years ago. It was not to be the Army moved you on before roots could be nurtured. For the best it seems as things turned out but who knows. Modern times, I have seen both scans and really look forward to the additions to our complex and compact family, unlike some older people I am never alone with my lot, keeps me young.



Posted: 27/12/2015 at 16:33

Pen-Blwydd Priodas Hapus on the 29th David and Mrs M.                                   Joan and I made our 60th and the Queens Card before illness took her from me nearly five years ago now. The following Christmases went over my head though this one I wanted to be different well that certainly happened and I am sure Joan would be watching. My next Christmas is booked already, my Granddaughter will be coming from Canada with a new born? and My Grandson will become a father too so two new Great Grandchildren to welcome and spoil.

Life has many ups and downs David, they only way is on and up, the way I have lived and still do live my life. Happy anniversary.



Posted: 26/12/2015 at 23:26

And Happy New Year to You Matthew plus all posters on the board,

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda as Bridgend Nesta would have said or at least her Mother the original Welsh Dragon.

Adventure is what you make it and for one who treat Kings and Then Queens regulations in a cavalier fashion the answer was usually promote him and ship him out. Something went amiss with the last two promotions WO2 then WO1 they kept me in the unit, my attitude was always make the best of what you had, no use moaning it gets you nowhere.

My Surprise was my Granddaughter Sarah turning up today with an engagement ring on her finger, wonderful Christmas all round.



Posted: 26/12/2015 at 10:28

Fairygirl Daughter, hoping you had as good a day as I did with the Grandchildren then later at the party though I must admit I had match sticks holding my eye lids up. For some reason as I talked to my Grandson the story of the Fintry Hills came up. The Army in its wisdom dropped us all over the landscape with orders to fight our way to Carron Bridge. For three days we moved in small groups of those who managed to meet up and were fed and bedded down by wonderful people on farms and in small villages, never saw the so called enemy but managed to get to Carron Bridge where we were found enjoying the local brews and declared victors?? Where are all the others we were asked? Your guess is as good as ours we declared well warmed by the local fire water. we were trucked to a place we knew not where a band had been organised so with drums rolling, pipes skirling we marched into Stirling. And so I discovered the straight talking red headed Scottish girls who could dance the night away. Alas the Army told us to cease the shenanigans A boat awaits in Liverpool Bay to take you to lands far away, brush up your history and your Bible in preparation for your arrival.

Another story. Hope you are escaping this weird weather Fairygirl, we have had nonstop rain  my garden is soaking and it is at the top of a hill it normally just goes down to a babbling brook which is now a huge lake.

Take care Frank/Dad.


Posted: 26/12/2015 at 09:55

Aha David Matthews2, so that is what Nesta in Bridgend was saying to me all those years ago, I thought she was swearing at me when I told her that as an 18 year old soldier I was far too young to marry, the mystery is solved.



Posted: 25/12/2015 at 08:45

Have yourselves a wonderfull day and beyond, love you all,


Strictly is back!

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 10:02

Either a little green man singing forty shades of green or a baby shaped guitar, you take your pick David. Our Northern girls have much more decorum, at least they drink pints of Neacastle brown ale with little fingers pointed out sans Craig.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 23:02

PP, I said she was a doll and a Northern one to boot.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 10:32

Thank you David and I wish you and all the folk I consider as friends on this board the very best off Christmases, may yours be as lively as mine will be with the grandchildren and family.

Merry Christmas to you all,


Strictly is back!

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 22:54

It is that Northern thingee David, the retrousee nose, Joanne Clifton has a lovely one plus the girl sure can dance. No basting this year it will all be done for me although no problem to a lad who basted a camel whilst sitting on its back and trying to make it hover over a Benghazi burner, not the most patient animal.

DD forget the foo foo powder to make you look skinny, just get a Northern lad who likes a nice rounded figure with grab handles.


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