Latest posts by Palaisglide


Posted: 28/12/2015 at 18:05

Shrinking Violet, more like Zeus, Helios or Hades, they were all getting a bit upperty when i came down from Mount Olympus. Helios had his war paint on, i told him pink lipstick was out of fashion.



Posted: 28/12/2015 at 17:53

Dove,  you been reading my mail again, though Frank is already here and if you notice the weather fronts break right and left around my neck of the woods. Do not get that guy wound up is the message. King Canute is alive and well but this one really works.


The Old Beeb Posters!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 11:35

To right David, I remember you on your knees tears in your eye's, goodness knows what else you were doing down there probably planting Sweet Peas. Went on the History board in the year 2000 as a researcher often having to sort truth from hearsay, now on the local history board which looks as if it will join up with the National Libraries History Board shortly, not many of us left David with experience of tin baths dig for victory and (whisper) exchanging pieces of our own bacon for tea sugar etc.

Gardening changes has modes then comes back to basics, all our market gardens have long gone and yet they are returning with local Farm shops making good business and us old gardeners know when the food is fresh from the ground plus the taste, I say thank goodness for that.


The Old Beeb Posters!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 10:23

A Beeb Poster for years History Gardening Dancing where the mad Northern Knights advanced South to guard Erin Boag, fun times and much misery when it all came to an end. We just ignored the trolls that sends them mad and on this board you can turn people off if you do not like them. Friends shot off to various boards and I dithered a bit before coming on here after seeing genuine young gardeners needing advice, it is freely given and then up to them whether they take it (double digging discussion). I answer the same questions over and over because some cannot find the old posts and do need to know. Often I just hover reading the old hands little tiffs, some I will never understand they are off in the woods with the fairies, mainly though new faces arrive find we do not bite and stay, that is as it should be.



Posted: 27/12/2015 at 21:54

Hazel, I came home, born in Norton Stockton on Tees and then traveled. Wales was where I was stationed several times in various places Bridgend being the first. As with all soldiers you pick up odd bits of language mainly German though that started with POW's working for me in the Middle East, they lived in the East of Germany and could not go home. We have no idea what paths we will take or what fortunate events will change that path, luckily I always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. Hence my good fortune today. In the end I married a girl who lived in my village Norton, life came full circle.



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.


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