Latest posts by Palaisglide

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.


Well, he won but.....

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 13:14

Do we have the right to call Mr Trump now president elect names, he has been put in power by a majority of people who think the sun shines out of his "err" ears. So be it, done and dusted, end of story.

Brexit was the same kind of vote, North versus South, why? The very same reasons Mr Trump got in, neglect and run down of a once prosperous industrial area with nothing to replace its loss. Then the government elected to send more immigrants than the area could handle. We already had more people out of work than the average for the rest of the UK,  Is it any wonder Ukip got a large vote and most people here voted out. Call it knee jerk or what ever you wish, I can only speak of the local area, people sick of the polititians mouthing promises they never fulfill, well it is pay back time, for us America and in the next few months Europe. Germany and France will be next they are just as fed up as we are over the national policies being enacted at the moment. Watch this space.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 10:08

We had rain all through the night, now the sun is shining bright, the clouds go scudding by, through an azure sky, The soft sunny haze, has the flowering plants in a daze, roses mint and thyme, enjoy the warmer clime, It is such a lovely day, I do hope it is here to stay.


Donald or hillary?

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 09:59

Oh eck as like as my old Mum would say, ( A Yorkshire lass) I am an old hand on here, read the mail, "oh" and other papers, have opinions on things and at times print them. Yikes I must be one of them? Eletist? Could someone please elucidate, what exactly does that mean.

Answers in words of one sylable please.


Well, he won but.....

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 17:38

Verdun, a large pinch of salt required, our Brexit brought out the doom and gloom merchants before and after the vote and what happened? well nothing much apart from Scotland getting wind up their Kilts. The same will happen in America, some of us old hands have seen it all from "We never had it so good" to a stern warning we must tighten our belts by an overweight politician who was pictured ten minutes later on his yacht in the solent. That lot needed a kick in the pants and now we see it happening, the people turn and bite. Brexit, Germany and its immigration policy now America with trump. We the uneducated public strike back and how. Let us see what happens in our next election, the way it is shaping up the raving Lunatic Party will win.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 11:39

Keep yer feet still Geordie Hinny ya'll gan apex over base

Cos the snow tis a slippy slidy mess

Keep yer feet still Geordie hinny ya'll gan downhill on yer face

And Cushy will think yon's gazin up er dress.

Stockton a thin cover of snow turning to rain, a lights on day again and the heating too, tis a chill wind.


Who am I?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 10:15

"Ah" Pansy, Buttercups, memories of fields of them in the water meadows below our Village, an idylic place with a large green and duck pond,. Cricket on the green warm summer evenings after school and chores done, My forte was bowling and was given a shilling by an onlooker when i got a hat trick. No TV  the locals would sit around watching us play or parade up and down the High Street. Reed flutes down the Willowgarth, Daisy chains for the girls and waving Buttercups under the girls chins to see if they liked butter. I look back on an idylic youth and then I went in the Army?


Well, he won but.....

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 09:59

We voted Brexit, the world thought us mad ! America has voted Trump, the world thinks them mad ! Russia has Putin, the world wonders why ! The point being one man makes no difference to the world as a whole. They may come up with odd policies then have to get them through various levels of legestration and reading History most Presidents feel impotent, Obama felt he had wasted his time as President. America will be what it always was despite the knee jerk from the electorate, we may yet get Brexit despite the shennaigans of the stay people and Scotland. The people showed they had a voice now it is up to those who rule to wake up, they can be put on the scrap heap.


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

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 14:31

To lay a lawn needs time and patience and that includes laying turf, it is basically starting from scratch and you would need to sort out the drainage before you could lay even a raised lawn. This is the wrong time of year in any case it would be a waste of your time and money, you should see the sad looking water logged lawns on some of the new builds around here, the builders do just that rotevate put six inches of soil down and lay out the rolls of lawn, it is heart breaking to a real gardener watching them. You have two weeks for a quick fix forget the lawn until spring unless you can afford to get a groundworks team in to do a proper job. Decide on say digging out a border along the fence or a couple of raised beds which will take all of your time to finish and plant up. A gardener plans for two or more years and over many years of gardening that is not enough time.


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