Latest posts by Palaisglide

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 11:40

Iamweedy, brought up in a musical family going back generations, songs are built in do not even know i am doining it at times. I look at life as music, some good some bad it becomes only a song so sing it and move on.

Living one foot in the North Sea as they say here, floors are decks, rooms cabins the kitchen is the engine room "oh" and we live on fish, our weather is different and we have to accept that fact. At the moment an icy wind is blowing into Tees Bay, we sing about it, why fight what you cannot beat.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 10:57

Stockton has no sun today, the sun has gone away, skies are dull and grey, the North wind makes trees sway, blows the leaves array, makes you want to pray, for more sun today.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 12:15

Leaves are natures bounty, they make wonderful seed compost we have a long lane of all types of trees though a lot are Oak, a small wood near by provided more and I would gather bags full of them much to the surprise of Neighbours, (why are you doing that? the Council will do it) they had lawns decks and in mode gardens, I had a working garden apart from a very big frontage which was in line with all the others, neat tidy boring.

The gathered leaves went into black sacks hidden behind bushes after being well pricked with a fork and left for a year. They would be brought out riddled and then into a sack for mixing potting compost, lovely fresh clean stuff to work with, any debris or uncooked leaves went on the compost heap nothing wasted. At the same time several acorns would be gathered and put in pots, a few years on young Oaks would be secretly planted in a clearing in the woods, some will now be trees. My neighbours are now tearing up the in mode gardens and putting in raised beds, they are growing food so me the old man of the woods get asked what do we do now many times, it all comes round in time, I tell them start gathering all those leaves.


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 10:56

Stockton today weather cannot make its mind up, still it is not raining. Cannot see where the coastal front is probably on its way inland to Darlington. Definitely cooler.


New computer

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 15:17

Got your mail Nora thank you just tried it again and straight in no problems.


New computer

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 14:07

Saw your message Nora and duly answered, the keep site open button suddenly appeared and I came straight in, are you a Witch I ask?

Hi DHR, promised myself an Apple for years went cheap instead a few times and rued it. Decided on Apple as a Christmas present to me suddenly last week decided not to wait, very next day after paying for the laptop the prices were announced as going up by £hundreds. Must have been my late wife saying go for it.

I trained on apple initially as none of the other elderly students would go on, then they would crowd round saying how did you do that including the tutor, the day I set the printer off printing a load of stuff the Tutor flew over asking how I managed she had been trying for weeks. here I am happy as a sandboy and been all over it already, very pleased indeed.


Sheds are in fashion, here is mine :)

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 11:58

Homebird, hope you do not use the loo with the doors open, that would frighten the neighbours.


New computer

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 11:54

Dear Team treat myself to a new Apple pro and tried to log in, refusal after refusal over the morning period so signed in on my Apple i-pad with new password. Had this trouble before surely it should be much easier after you have posted as long as I have. Await your comments.

Frank, Palaisglide as was and still is I hope.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 10:21

Stockton has no sun today

In fact it's dull and grey

Another lights on day

The Autumn's here to stay

With winter on its way.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 10:09

No Juke Boxes here D.R. but two record players, one wireless so I can put the old records on the Bose. As you say they all bring back memories. I put Rosemary Clooney's My Bel Ami on last week and was immediately back in the open air cinema in Shandur, I watched her on film every night for a week, was it love or love of music, the last night some idiot threw an orange over the wall and everyone dived for cover. I can sit and play most of the popular Glen Miller tunes we danced to, even see the girls I danced with as you tended to stay with the good dancers. A lot of those records were picked up as we travelled I would look in all the local record shops and pick up a record. The old saying "you sing it I will play it" was also true, was often asked it I knew a song and would get there in the end, learning a lot of German folk songs from the POW's in Kabrit. Some of those songs later murdered by Elvis. Christmas in this house is still a Bing Crosby singalong and it is the Grandchildren who ask for it. Without music life would be very dull, makes me ask who in the distant past was the first to sing???

Got a cure for Zoe, switch the sound off and watch the action.


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