Latest posts by Palaisglide

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 14:43

Hazel, All OK, my motto has always been if you can fix it do so, if you cannot, leave it to those who can and do not worry about it. The bad news you hear about the NHS I only ever had the best care and treatment, wonderful people doing a brilliant job.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 11:54

P.P. if this keeps up you may need a few humps as life preservers as we vanish into the Great lake the UK will become. I am just over 100 feet above Sea Level here, it usually all goes down hill, now I am beginning to worry.


Strictly 2016

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 11:48

Watched the start up last night of Strictly and from the very beginning my heart sank. Over the years the show bizz bit has overtaken the actual Dance although most years the dance won in the end. This year my forebodings tell me dance will lose, it will become much like the American dancing with the stars all show and little substance.

I ask where did they get those so called Celebs, who are they, what have they done. My feelings are at the moment leave it off until week five or six, they may have got rid of some of the dross by then. Once again I say poor Anton, they never load the scales in his favour.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 11:38

Rain all night a pond where no pond ever existed still raining though not quite as heavy, I ask what has Stockton done to upset the Deity, cannot get on my knees they creak a bit but the person doing the Rain Dance please stop.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 11:33

DD, have just manage to catch up with what I missed whilst in the care of the NHS bless them. Sorry to read the effect it has on your life, never happened to me though I did see friends part and not all in a friendly way. My one piece of advice is take control of your own life, you are the one in charge now so steer in the direction you and only you wish to go. It will be hard at first though in time all things sort themselves out, you will reach the place you want to be. Take care DD my thoughts are with you.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 20:15

"Oh me oh my"  Rain from waking this morning until now and looks set for the rest of the night. The clouds rush from the Atlantic across P.P's. lake over the Pennines and stop as they hit our coastal front off the North Sea. Any one watching the weather map this year must think it follows rail lines straight to us. Global warming??? what happened to summer.


Things I don't get

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:05

I am with you Ladybird and hate the thought of animals being destroyed in a random way, it comes down to money. Had the Government put a quarter of the compensation they have to pay Farmers into Veterinary research there may well have been at least a working vaccine by now. Some Farmers believe in culling others do not, as with all these things there are many schools of thought and no one knows the answer.


Things I don't get

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 10:27

Ladybird, You may have second thoughts on that if over the years your lively-hood as a Dairy Farmer had been devastated by the loss of animals you had nurtured from birth and knew all their kin from way back. Thousands of Dairy animals die every year because of Bovine disease, money for research is cut so Farmers see the only way out is culling. It all comes down to where do we put the money, Cancer research, or into general health care or can we spare some to eradicate Bovine Disease. Being from farming stock I do not know the answer. As to Fox hunting, most now appear to be living in Towns so the hunters will be racing round our Streets jumping garden fences and knocking over my Delphiniums, they could get just as good a ride chasing a scent.


Growing Veg in a Cold Frame

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 10:57

As Dove say's winter veg should have been started a while back and be in the ground growing on, a cold frame is to keep tender things out of the worst of the weather. I would cover my glass with bubble wrap when frost was forecast removing it when things warmed up though I remember losing some cuttings when the frost continued for a week. In my greenhouse it is better to put some tender things on the floor off the benches if they are not heated, the ground temperature can be quite a few degrees warmer than on the staging, covering them with fleece at night also helps.  I learned long ago that heating the whole greenhouse did not pay so made a tent within the greenhouse and heated that small bit. Cold Frames are what it says on the tin, keeping plants and cuttings which are more hardy out of the worst of the weather. Yes they do need some water but never soak the plants.


Things I don't get

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 10:39

Who is Aiden Turner????

Bara Brith which is a favourite of mine is the Welsh version, you steep the fruit overnight in tea that gives a darker texture to the loaf. It was a family treat Joan would cook for them coming on Saturdays and would vanish with loads of real butter as P.P. says none of that nearly stuff ever came in this house. Now we read that nearly stuff was worse for you than eating Devon Scones with lashings of cream. Any of us older mob who well remember the horrors of Margarine could tell them that. Some of our family elders who came from Norn Iron would regale us with stories of such bread then stuff themselves with Joan's Welsh Cakes fresh from the oven and covered in butter. Then the youngun me had to play all the Irish songs on the piano whilst they got murdered by my peers, why do the Irish have to break into Danny Boy on every occasion, Uncle Peter O'Hagan could have stood in for a fog horn any time on our misty rocky coast. Happy days.


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