Latest posts by Palaisglide


Posted: 31/01/2016 at 10:21

Morning all, gallons of tea to wake me up after family engagement party last night. Grandaughter full of plans and looking at venues, I told Ron my loans are cheaper than wonga. The good news was Grandson in the Vale of York and Granddaughter in Canada will both be bringing new born Sons to see me next Christmas, yippy I will start to buy mechano and dinky toys now. Hosta had two years of middle east and only went back once, 1956, never missed it or the flies mosies kite hawks, did miss the clear starry heaves though, that was something you remember.



Posted: 29/01/2016 at 11:04

Ah, Wetherby. There was at one time a Wren's training school there, we young lads stationed in Otley would go to the dances held weekly and some fine freindships ensued until of course we all got posted. The town was the main road south from Teesside and for many years as i reached Wetherby it felt like being home at last, only one hour away, then they bypassed the town. Enjoy your party.



Posted: 27/01/2016 at 11:48

Nice pictures Pam though the bit we were in was the broken down Fort we rigged tents next to the vehicles not wanting to be over run by what ever haunted the very smelly ruins. Luckily it was midsummer and the weather like the people wonderful. Never went back though I believe it is now a museum and Hotel.



Posted: 27/01/2016 at 10:56

Verdun, thanks for the memory? Many years ago  my quiet well behaved Squadron was sent to Falmouth Pendennis Castle to carry out a very important guard. There was a footpath across MOD land that had to be closed off to the public in case they claimed it for their own (as if they would). On the way in we saw for every two of my prime steaks drink all you can??? Now my lads were not known to hang back on free offers so leaving the guard to deal with the land grabbers we descended on the Hostelry. Many steaks and gallons of beer later we managed to get our vehicles back up to Pendennis point via "I think" front gardens playing fields and parks. We had to hold out against the hoards of locals for one week closing the foot path for one full day. A couple of nights later we went for more steak only to be told there was not enough beef or beer in Cornwall for anyone to repeat the offer, tight fisted lot we called them and those who had not been in on the offer wanted to shell the town, I managed to get them back in their cages just in time.

Great Memories of Cornwall and the people took my wife many times after that and left the Armour in Bordon, safer that way, never got any more free offers either.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 13:09

Mary gold, I made my own, one large pot one medium and one small. Fill each with compost plant round the outside edge then place medium pot in centre and do the same. The small pot goes on top with one two or three plants in depends on size then place in sheltered sunny corner not forgetting to water and turn the whole assembly every day or so. My grand children ask every year, are we getting a strawberry mountain again this year, of course with a pea pyramid and green bean trellis, one way to get them eating greens.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 12:21

I use my Dads cure for every thing squeezed lemon honey whisky topped up with hot water he used it on pigs geese the dog cat and us at the slightest whisper of a cough, it works you forget the cold in no time.

My mother was a dress maker tayloress she had a room full of patterns dummies and sewing machines though she preferred the old treadle singer, I quite often found myself draped in a part made coat or dress whilst she sorted some problem with the hang. it all came down to heavy bribes when the article was a dress, cross dressing definitely not my thing. Those old patterns would probably be worth a fortune today.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 10:18

Dour and wet, that is just the weather. Sitting here sniffling the family cold which has gone around since Christmas finally caught up with me. No gardening today then.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 09:31

Solid white frost here in the NE and fog with it, shopping to do so garden goes on the back burner.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 15:40

Hospital check today one year and five months after the big one, everything normal Sister Lorna said they will call me in six months for one final scan session then it will go to every two or three years, my consultant said I will out last him, will he guarantee that I ask.

Weather very dull although we now have 4c, knowing our NE area I will still hang back a few weeks, we often get a bad February no point in rushing.


The Gingernut Cover-up ?

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 16:07

Obelixx, problem, on my own I would eat the lot, not good for secondary dibetes, leave it for the weekend mob and i would not get a crumb. I always made scones and by the time we sat down to tea they had gone, trifle there would be a few sticky finger prints by the time I got there, at least the finger prints would show the culprit.


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