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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 10:33

"I see rain drops falling from the sky, B@@@@@ one hit me right in the eye, why can't they just go on passing me by, I wonder why I wonder why.

The North wind blows across the cold North Sea, bringing all this rain to me, I think I'll move to sunny Italy and nice blue sky I wonder why".

Stockton back to normal and apologies to the song writer.


Nice gesture but maybe more?

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 10:23

Joyce, no we are sitting whilst granny Smith does her how to peel an apple dance on the pole. Imagine one of those magic apple pealing machines buzzing round at high speed, you end up with the core or should that be "Caw", the hard part is trying to stuff the old white fivers down past her Stays, those Whale bones hurt your fingers. The do serve very strong Bovril to keep us awake till Dawns early light when we race off on our pension mobiles flat out at 8MPH rousing the sleeping neighbours. When you stop having fun book your ticket for Switzerland.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 10:05

Some of today's so called "Celebs" seem very fragile compared with the old style "Stars" who had steel backbones. The papers are saying (guessing) it was the fracas with Len, it did rather surprise me when he opened up and Len did give him that look. Most of us know you take it on the chin and come back with a better performance, there is no gain arguing with judges. In two years of dancing my granddaughter came up against one judge who marked her well down as against her normal markings, my Daughter was not happy we told her go with it, that judge would have her own opinions and as it happened she never came back and the markings went back to normal for her. What ever the reason we are all allowed our own opinions and I would not questions others opinions as I hope they would not question mine. I was rather glad he went.


Nice gesture but maybe more?

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 09:47

Sorry for the misprint "M&B" it should have been "M&V" meat and vegetables although it normally got called "M&D" meat and Diarrhea, looked and tasted like it. Bacon and egg in a tin was called "B&BP" because cooking it by opening the tin and warming it in hot water it looked exactly like bacon and baby poo. Water was rationed so when I was dedicated section cook for the day (quite often because I could cook) I opened the tins rescued the bacon and fried it in olive oil heating the egg with some of my magic spice box separately, the result was instead of cooking for 25 it would end up as most of the unit, well there would always be some eat the food cold straight from the tin. The mistake was it being late and I was rushing out for the all night pensioners Pole Dancing club, believe that if you will.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 22:34

I am with Obelixx, he knew what he signed up for, will he hand back the £50,000 of our money he got. I got the impression he did not like the training, long sessions of hard work, nor the comments from the Judges. Karen must be gutted.


Nice gesture but maybe more?

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 22:22

I once fell into a deep trance, "err" or was that trench??? it was after many Stella Beers and the lads had voted I was the most sober and should carry the pot plates we had half inched from the Sergeants mess, shush do not tell them it was us. Any way to cut a long fall "err" story very short I ended up base over apex in what could well have been the residue from many curries although it was supposedly a tank trap. The result was me being sent to Coventry for breaking the plates although it could well have been the smell of my newly acquired after shave and them having to eat their bully once more from the aluminum mess tins, we had two and your tea went on one so the other had the bully, or kippers, or the M&B complete with duff and custard, hungry lads got used to it in time, any way Stella Beer brewed in Cairo anethetised your tongue so it mattered not. Happy days. Beware of trances or is that trenches.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 09:47

Grey skies glowering at me, nothing but grey skies can I see,

Never seen the sun since yesterday eve, never gave permission for it to leave,

Grey skies all I can see only the grey skies over Stockton on Tees.


Nice gesture but maybe more?

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 09:44

aym280, Who??? Tetley and me do you mean???


Nice gesture but maybe more?

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 21:52

Joyce "Like Father like Son" as they say in these parts, working my way round the large dance halls of the UK I found it definitely paid to be polite at all times, mind it was also a good idea to be able to dance, one without t'other would not have worked.

Tetley, you would not want to know that other me, I did not recognise myself at times,lets face it waking up with a lump and a head ache from a rifle butt was better than not waking up at all. When we finally got back to the Regiment at Base, the Squadron Sergeant Major took one look at our squad and said right you are due leave, me the eternal optimist, does that mean in England Sir, no the WVS camp in Port Said. A bit of a let down but in a time of no flights for us common lot a boat would have taken all our leave plus some. The SQSM,  was right that ten days grounded us again, I got to Dance every other night went to see films wandered the Souk and wonder of all attended a Banquet and ball as the partner of a lovely WVS Lady old enough to be my mother, all things I never forgot, especially the ride in the horse drawn Garry along a tree lined road lit up (it was dark by six at night) and the scent of the shrubs and flowers mixed with the the spice smells of Africa, to an 18 year old it was Arabian nights time.


Square foot gardening - crop rotation?

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 14:02

Rotate your crops whether a small box or large garden, it reduces the risk of disease being carried to the same crop and in some cases adds nutrients to the soil. All legumes, peas beans of every description will add to the soil as the roots add nodules of nitrogen to the soil which is why I would cut off all the top growth and leave the roots until Spring. Brassicas I would add a handful of lime to the soil, grow the cabbages etc. in pots then when you have a good root system plant them out in ground not used for them for a while, this eliminates club root if done properly. The Allium family, onions leeks garlic need to be moved to a fresh area of your plot. salad stuff can be grown between most of these vegetable plantings, you will get a crop while the main crop grows. The size does not really matter as you plant to suit the space available, little and often for small spaces with a large garden then planting can be expanded provided you have ways of preserving the excess. If using pots or containers then use fresh compost each time, the old stuff will be devoid of nutrients and could carry disease. Raised beds add good compost and if possible leave over winter sowing in spring, if you wish to sow early crops then cover with fresh compost with some granular fertiliser added, bone meal, Blood Fish and Bone, or if you have it your own well rotted compost and rake it in. Hope this helps.


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