Latest posts by Palaisglide

Tea for two

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 10:47

I suppose that is the punishment for ordering tea in a pub, my order would be a pint please, plus I want a good northern head on it none of this wishy washy flat beer you Southerners drink.

In Germany I taught the local pub Landlady how to make good English tea, they normally gave you the tepid water in a jug and a tea bag usually scented, She complained our tea dissolved her silver teapots so we introduced her to pot, she did a roaring trade there after. Stationed with American Marines in Cyprus they introduced us to American coffee, they drank it straight no milk no sugar, it tasted like liquid mud to me, always on the heat it was a soup like consistency, they complained about the coffee in our mess so we said drink tea then, we eventually parted as friends.


Tea for two

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 10:01

TEA, Many cups of tea and with everything, just do not put sugar in it as that makes it taste like Hemlock to me, Don't ask.

My lovely Daughters took me into one of those pretentious coffee shops in Town, I was sent back to my school days learning Greek because they gave me a menu that had as much meaning to me as trying to learn Greek. Coffee please "a spoonful of grounds hot water and milk no sugar" you would have thought I had asked for the keys to the bank of England. Cocky server, 'Does that mean" and then came out with a list the likes of which I had not heard since I dropped my rifle as a recruit. Don't you swear at me mate or you will have a pair of lovely black eye's, "I am not swearing that is the menu" Oh, do you do tea.

I now use the greasy spoons in town, cheaper and they know how to make tea and coffee, the tea melts the spoon and the coffee is nescafé water and milk, what more do you need I ask.


broken knee

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 13:51

I know you girls logan, I would bet it matched the colour of your knee after the fall. Do not get too bossy with OH you may get a pair of eye's to match as well. Get well soon.


Breaking the rules

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 12:16

Show me a gardener I will show you a rule breaker, we all do it, plants are tougher than we think. I have often found seeds in drawers long out of date, make that years, scattered them on compost and waited, the strike rate is almost as good as new seeds. What does it matter if not all come enjoy those that do says he who planted my South lawn two weeks before Christmas some  years back and now have a lovely green lawn for the Grandchildren to picnic on. Give it a try what is to lose and if you take cuttings first the plant still has a future if things go wrong. I think they call it adventurous living.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 11:26

Joyce, GWRS, I am expecting another influx shortly with two more Great Grandchildren it will be a chatty lunch as the children today are allowed an opinion in my day it was be seen and not heard or some of my very staid Aunts and Uncles thought, shock and awe when I chirped into the grown up conversation. One Uncle turned to my mother saying keep him in his place and was promptly told off by Mum.

Jarping was a day when bus loads of people came to our village green and showfield to picnic and enjoy the egg rolling games. The three wheel Icecream carts and tea dispensing vans would have a good day, even if the day was not good weather wise, a long gone tradition although fondly remembered.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 09:54

Stockton, woke up to Sunshine yet again as it was Friday Saturday and Sunday though yesterday it turned to persistent rain in the afternoon. Not that it worried me with family here each of the days my two Great Grandsons playing on the carpet, family chatting away around me I am always happy. My Granddaughter is over from Canada for the wedding in two weeks time with Jack 10 months my Grandson up from the Vale of York with George 11 months, the road outside was like Tesco carpark.

Jarping day here in the North East, the decorated eggs get judged then rolled down the hill. In my youth we dyed the eggs with onion or vegetable peelings after boiling them, or I should say during boiling, we had a lovely hill at the back of the house and it would be crowded as we rolled the eggs or Jarped as we called it. Then of course our eggs came in season so Easter would be among the first of the fresh eggs and probably why it was used in the celebrations. I would pick them from the nest boxes, now they come in Supermarket boxes. My thoughts are todays children miss so much of real life.

Very warm and no frost last night, the North Sea on the doorstep is like having a radiator, ten miles inland there would be frost.


Ultimate Alphabet 'U'

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 10:12

This is the ultimate warning not to utilise my unsightly self at the local unceremonious  ball with my unclothed dance partner, where did you unearth my photo. It is unsavoury to use unsightly photo"s upfront on this unit which could cause an uprising when the mob peruse my classic undercarriage and unicorn protuberance. I would ask you to undo this and undertake not to use said unfortunate though unique possibly ubiquitous underground film ever again.

Well that is my story, my dance partner caught cold and I had to be re-shod.



Posted: 15/04/2017 at 09:52

Out of curiosity I asked my Daughter about instagram, she brought it up on her phone and to my horror a picture of me and my Grandchildren came up. I was not best pleased. It appears another of my Daughters not seeing the danger had set the site up. It was supposed to be private yet second Daughter got on her phone in seconds. Instructions have gone down the line to wipe the photo's ASAP   . And any others of the Grandchildren.



Posted: 15/04/2017 at 09:38

Depends on how you grow it. I and several others in my area grow it on trellis training the stems along the laths the flowering growth goes up so we trim it to keep it level. This year was a mass of bloom the best I have had in 20 odd years. 



Posted: 14/04/2017 at 15:00

As Dove correctly says next years flowers are on this years growth. I have a lovely bush on trellis in full bloom at the moment. My way is to take around half the bush off after flowering then trim out some very old and any weak growth, plus what I call twiglets. Then tie it back to the trellis, the new growth will come from the buds on the stems and that will give you next years bloom. A mulch around the base when you do this will be all the plant needs to grow on.


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