Latest posts by Palaisglide

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:53

Papi Jo.I had retired from the board until spring then peeking at the posting's for the last time I spotted your Policing the English as written why? Living in an area where we have five different dialects within thirty five miles and having been taught the correct way to speak and write English at High School your points are lost on me. I did well in English attaining high marks though not seeing the signs or the various hints and nods I probably missed out of getting two hundred out of a hundred. Who else i ask had a full blown kiss on the lips from the English teacher during the School play. Father was from Prudhoe, Mother brought up in North Yorkshire i was born in Durham, we are a coastal area with Ports and sea going people with a thriving immigration enhancement many from wartime as well as the new entrees, the local language is rich and at times ripe.

My point being as long as people write to each other and it is becoming a lost art with all those thumb operated machines, what matter where we miss the odd punctuation mark, some of which I learned at school I am now told are redundant. Seeing excited children in a group learning session reading books instead of i-pads at the library fills me with joy, who cares if they learn how to punctuate as long as they learn to read books again. 

Reet aas ofen te getin me ganzi and aaa's upt garden, t' suns shining.


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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 09:55

Stockton. Yesterday the Gods on Olympus looked down and smiled on us all day, today they are angry again, after the Lord Mayors show comes the muck cart the saying goes. It could be they are angry because a fellow Faun has left the fairy dell we call GW owing to misunderstanding of his jocular rustic wit we rustics understand yet those from the great metropolis do not. It may be time we rustics withdrew from what appears to be a fray and give it a rest until the growing season begins, we are not the losers, angry words do not friends make. Enough said methinks. I may be missing awhile.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 16:04

Ate my breakfast sitting in sunshine and so it has been all day. Went to Daughters for lunch hers is a south facing garden as is mine and we sat in sunshine talking and eating looking at a clear blue sky with just the odd white powder puff cloud drifting by. I asked if they had made a Mary berry Bread Pudding but had to eat mince pies instead, "oh well" you cannot win them all.


Garden like a swamp, 2 weeks off work to come up with solution

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 15:58

Mart, when I saw those pictures my heart went out to you knowing full well it was never going to be an easy fix. You need a deep sump digging out and the garden needs raising. I still think your best bet Raised beds which will be suggested to you by the people coming in if they really are gardeners. Make sure you know who they are with a permanent base to get hold of them if things are not done as you wish, one or two people have been done over by fly by nights in our area one to the tune of £27,000, they went to jail for two years but that does not get your money back.

Take Care Mart and Good luck with the make over keep us in the picture.


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.


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