Latest posts by Palaisglide

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 10:15

G.D. we come from a different era, "no point laying about feeling sorry for yourself, there is work to do up and at em" we did not have an A&E we could go to with a broken finger nail, it was the half crown Doctor, you had to pay for his visit even though Mother was in the local surgery insurance scheme. If you were not in that then hard luck.

Weather wise in Stockton "The skies of blue have taken on a very strange hue, it's November and looks like rain" they should write a song about it.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 10:05

I simply cannot understand this "I hate Debby syndrome"? Is it because she can do things with her body most women her age cannot do, is it because she is dancing with some young Adonis making the women jealous and grumpy, is it because among young unknowns (well I had no idea who they were) she is well known, is it because she has a sharp brain and can pick up the often very complicated choreography, I think all of that. I notice the Newspapers and media call her Debby Magee magicians helper, she has been Mrs Daniels for many years and proved her loyalty she has earned her stripes. for goodness sake give her the due she deserves, how many women half her age could do it I ask.

As for the long face when in the dance off I never saw any of them smile when their name was called from the very beginning, I know the feeling having that tap on the shoulder saying you are not in the final six for the dance off, smiling is not what you want to do. I agree this year is not one I will look back on mainly because the few faces I did know were very obviously going to be out early. The BBC appear to be cutting back on things probably to pay the massive fees some of the top brass get, they would do away with Blackpool but could not face the uproar from the maddened crowd. The one thing that would put some of it right for me is go back to the classical dance music and sling this modern screech they play each week.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 13:28

Stockton watched the sun in the garden from my bedroom window for a couple of days and of course like today they were sunny. Watching the sun cross the sky and for the last couple of hours shining into the room must be good medicine, I was up showered changed and answering my mail by 09:00 hours. No point feeling sorry up and at em is the best motto..


Strictly is back!

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 13:18

I missed it. In bed with a double infection they had left me my iPad expecting me to be able to watch the show, wrong, I am logged into the BBC on the Apple Mac I would have had to go through the log in process and did not feel that well. Ten minutes after the programme ended I logged in to see the scoreboard and the Video Clips were already on so watched each dance without the introduction, the hoo-ha and Claudia's Dungeon, what a very pleasant surprise. Each dance with its music on earphones complete without all the add ons came to around 20 minutes and that included playing a couple twice, Alexander was wonderful, Gemma outstanding and for those who do not like Debby they probably wish they could do what she does she can dance, do not let likes or dislikes get in the way of what the show is about. Joe is sneaking up one side and Molly the other, either could be in at the end.

I may well be watching just the video clips in future, the dance and nothing but the dance it gives a different outlook on it all quite an eye opener, we will see who leaves tonight as I refuse to look at the spoilers, childish people who think they are clever but the bookmaker trick has been known for years, just do not go on line to them enjoy the moment, the shock the rage or the big smile "At Last" I have said that many a time.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/11/2017 at 12:02

I will dust my bucket and spade off again, the sun is back lighting up the house. Make a Spam Sandwich a bottle of cold tea and off. Oh heck as like, cannot find my long striped bathing suit, now where did I put it in 1938?


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/11/2017 at 09:25

Stockton. Woke up to a bright sky went into the shower and came out thinking the day had flown by and it was night again. From sunshine to dark dour cloud pouring a deluge which was flying down hill at a rate of knots. So much for the weather forecast, Sun all day??? I will put away my bucket and spade then fish and chips on the beach does not seem a good idea.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 15/11/2017 at 11:20

Stockton today we had a frost, the lawns were white and sparkling in the sunlight. We start with Eastern Promise through the east windows then southerly charm as the sun reaches the south facing widows then the mellow sunset from the west facing conservatory. No high buildings to shade me out and a good heater in the bathroom on the North side. I lived with the sun being directly overhead, no shadow so the sun compass was useless, much prefer my present abode.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 14/11/2017 at 21:36

Ganzy was the Northern way of saying Guernsey. The wives of the fishermen along all the small fishing villages would knit them and as G.D says they were all made to a slightly different pattern. There are still women knitting Ganzi's in Whitby Staithes and other places along the Coast. When the herring fleets came along our coast in my lifetime with the Scottish fisher lassies gutting and packing they moved with the fleet and in their breaks knit Ganzi's. I had a Ganzi for gardening many years you did not need anything under it and it was better than any water proof I ever had. So calling it a sweater on Google is right and wrong as they were way beyond a sweater.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 14/11/2017 at 10:15

Blow the wind from Southerly, over the weald and wolds, the Vale of York, the Hamblelton Hills ruffling the tail of the White Horse and across the Cleveland Hills to Sunny Stockton. Definitely warmer today and not a Ganzy day at all G.D.

We had friends up from Southampton at the weekend and my Daughter took them sight seeing the first time they had done that, they were amazed, what a lovely place you live in they said to me and so much to do, I can see them moving here when the children finish schooling.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 15:20

Dove the swimming pool may have had a wave machine.

Had some good family holidays at Great Yarmouth, the children put our names down for a dance competition without telling us, the first we knew was them calling our names out. We won the Viennese Waltz and quickstep, I said thats enough and sat down, they persuaded us to get back up for the foxtrot which we won, decided it was vey unfair and sat the rest out.  We did dance again when it was over plus other nights often asked to change partners with people eager to learn so even in the dance round the handbag days the interest was there. My sixteen year old Grandson here Sunday mentioned he had now been dancing for five years, the video's show he is definitely wearing my old dance shoes only better.


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