Palaisglide


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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 09:54

Stockton, woke up to Sunshine yet again as it was Friday Saturday and Sunday though yesterday it turned to persistent rain in the afternoon. Not that it worried me with family here each of the days my two Great Grandsons playing on the carpet, family chatting away around me I am always happy. My Granddaughter is over from Canada for the wedding in two weeks time with Jack 10 months my Grandson up from the Vale of York with George 11 months, the road outside was like Tesco carpark.


Jarping day here in the North East, the decorated eggs get judged then rolled down the hill. In my youth we dyed the eggs with onion or vegetable peelings after boiling them, or I should say during boiling, we had a lovely hill at the back of the house and it would be crowded as we rolled the eggs or Jarped as we called it. Then of course our eggs came in season so Easter would be among the first of the fresh eggs and probably why it was used in the celebrations. I would pick them from the nest boxes, now they come in Supermarket boxes. My thoughts are todays children miss so much of real life.


Very warm and no frost last night, the North Sea on the doorstep is like having a radiator, ten miles inland there would be frost.


Frank.

Ultimate Alphabet 'U'

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 10:12

This is the ultimate warning not to utilise my unsightly self at the local unceremonious  ball with my unclothed dance partner, where did you unearth my photo. It is unsavoury to use unsightly photo"s upfront on this unit which could cause an uprising when the mob peruse my classic undercarriage and unicorn protuberance. I would ask you to undo this and undertake not to use said unfortunate though unique possibly ubiquitous underground film ever again.


Well that is my story, my dance partner caught cold and I had to be re-shod.


Frank.

Instagram

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 09:52

Out of curiosity I asked my Daughter about instagram, she brought it up on her phone and to my horror a picture of me and my Grandchildren came up. I was not best pleased. It appears another of my Daughters not seeing the danger had set the site up. It was supposed to be private yet second Daughter got on her phone in seconds. Instructions have gone down the line to wipe the photo's ASAP   . And any others of the Grandchildren.


Frank.

Forsythia

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 09:38

Depends on how you grow it. I and several others in my area grow it on trellis training the stems along the laths the flowering growth goes up so we trim it to keep it level. This year was a mass of bloom the best I have had in 20 odd years. 


Frank.

Forsythia

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 15:00

As Dove correctly says next years flowers are on this years growth. I have a lovely bush on trellis in full bloom at the moment. My way is to take around half the bush off after flowering then trim out some very old and any weak growth, plus what I call twiglets. Then tie it back to the trellis, the new growth will come from the buds on the stems and that will give you next years bloom. A mulch around the base when you do this will be all the plant needs to grow on.


Frank 

Retaining wall drainage

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 14:50

Thank you for the update, that looks a very impressive show to me and I do like the sleepers as you have used them. I would say you did not need our advice although sometimes an extra input gives some useful hints. Well done.


Frank.

Instagram

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 10:25

My thoughts printed on this site are my thoughts, how I see things and what I think of those things. I do not know of any law or any infringement of the laws of free speech, hard fought for over two world wars and very recently against certain groups trying to reduce us all to their way of thinking that would alter anything. If we do not understand some of the latest technology or even wish too then that is up to each individual. Some of us are not keen camera buffs, some do not wish to leave themselves open to ridicule and insult on certain message boards, that is their choice and long may it be so.


Frank.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 12:50

Joyce, I doubt it, There are a lot of new faces in our area as the older ones move on, Bungalows are in demand here so get snapped up. it is nice to hear children playing again even if you only see a head as they trampoline. I would think they are into the weird stuff they call music these day where as i am, Vilja, Vien and Maid of the Mountains or even the odd O Sol O Mia, they would probably get me put away.


The sun has gone for a while as clouds go flying by, still warm though, "ah well" back to eating my Cream Horn then. The Sun just returned.


Frank.

Instagram

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 12:38

Pansyface, I am old enough to remember the Mitford Sister, Lady  Devonshire  was the steady one. We once walked the horse event course she was setting up with her explaining the reason for the various sections, definitely a lovely Lady. I knew Matlock from visiting the Plastic Pipe works on the trading estate, I did not think it posh.


Tom, Those gardens were always immaculate and I liked to sit beside the water steps listening to the water trickling over them was very soothing.


Frank.

Instagram

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 12:01

"ah" Bakewell, the question is Pudding or Tart, I was pudding Joan was Tart when we were on one of our many visits to Chatsworth staying a few days each time. My wife loved the gardens often asking if we could use parts of the layout, I would ask which do you want the Lake or the Fountain, we would have needed half of Stockton. We had the pleasure of meeting Lady Devonshire a couple of times, a real down to earth Lady who made a real fuss of our Westie although he chased her hens. It was one of the last places we went to before my wife died, cherished memories.


Frank.

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