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Palaisglide


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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 16:53

Matty, Stay strong, once it is on the table you are in their hands and they came up trumps with me, now cleared and back to normal. We are all with you take strength from that, it helped me.

Frank.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 14:30

Hi Hester, knew a Nesta many years ago a welsh beauty and dancer. You do not need to remember the steps practice makes perfect and learning young as we did in my time also helps. Agree about the dip your toe in well rehearsed for camera clips of the practice and back chat, Bruno and Craig getting a bit boring, Len using bad language? what on earth is it all coming to? AND what is Darcy doing to her hair?

David if there is a dancing God dispensing justice then Caroline will win, if as usual the none dancing voters crisp eating wine swallowing general public get their way then Bruce and Tessa will win? I know but they the GP always get it wrong IMO.

Frank.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 10:24

David, beg to differ, as Pixie will lose to Caroline.

KEF Walk in comfort, dance in pain, if it is not hurting you ai'nt doing it right so my lovely Tango teacher told me, men's dancing shoes are light and flexible apart from the Tango shoes that is.my feet ached from hours of practice as I am sure Darcy's will. I heard her say last week her brain wants to dance her body now refuses, know the feeling well. She is still young, Ballet dancers murder their own bodies Joan had studied ballet as a girl and all that on your toes stuff ruined her feet, she danced in half heels and often had to soak her feet after a Ball. The moral being think well for what you wish.

I am not made of stone my love I do take in the whole ambience of the person whilst watching the feet. If Judy had not gone last night I was going to bring in Cerberus to stop her crossing back????

Frank.

Greenhouse staging

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 10:05

Alan, bought the timber and made two heavy weight staging's for the North side as I wanted a heated sand bed as well for bringing on seeds and cuttings, normal aluminium staging's do not take the weight. That also came in handy for plants needing to be high and catch all the light. Then bought two aluminium staging's £18 each a long time ago for the south side, winter plants in pots and some special plants to over winter. In spring summer the aluminium staging's go put side next to a south facing fence and the south side of the greenhouse is prepared for tomato's etc. Using the tops and the under side of stagings for plants with differing needs you get maximum use from the green house, putting the aluminium stagings outside gives me elevation to grow Strawberry's for the grandchildren to pick as well as a nice sunny potting bench, my normal potting bench being inside. You need to consider what you wish to use the greenhouse for, if you decide you want to propagate with or without a sand box then you need a heavy weight bench, if you just want to put pots and trays on then lightweight aluminium, remember pots and trays are also heavy when wet, had a cheap one collapse on me many years ago and learnt the lesson.

Frank.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 09:48

Simon again this week followed by Caroline, Pixie Frankie probably Mark will be in at the end as well. Judy though she did a recognisable sort of dance should keep on going up the Tower. Steve will go and I cannot warm to Jake.

The Dancers seemed to rise to the Blackpool Tower influence and the audience were on their feet a few times as I would have been, we saw some very good dancing so now I would say it is a competition and not a show.

Frank.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 15:09

As to the pretence it is quite easy to check, a man I know goes into the betting shop on Sunday mornings and sees the betting on Strictly with the name removed from the list, so no bets can be taken after the event. They must get to know instantly it happens so no bets are taken on a sure thing????

Frank.

PS David did you work out the tune yet, music in the garden.

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 10:03

Rained over night, cannot see the sky for a sea mist inshore from the North Sea. It is as yesterday warm, the garden still in late bloom and the grass still growing, no frost as yet.

I smile thinking about 18 months when I never saw a drop of rain in the Desert, when the sky darkened it was a dust storm when all stopped until it was over. Back in Englands green pleasant and rainy clime I would walk in the rain without a coat just to feel it on my skin, bless what you have I say.

Frank.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 23:12

Me too David but here is one for you. "Veini Sull Mar" Playing some Italian songs today and not taking too much notice I heard a very familiar refrain, see if you can bring it up and tell me what it was.

After a very rough Patch in Cyprus the Sergeant told me to go get drunk and forget it. Sitting in a tree shaded piazza with a bottle of brandy I saw a street singer come in with an accordion he played and sang with a wonderful voice the above song, after a few more songs I requested it again, my black mood lifted, I gave him the rest of the bottle and went dancing that night worries gone all because of a song and the memories there of.

Frank.

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 23:01

KT, that is diabolical, there is a complaints procedure though and it may help to try that.

After my own top class NHS service in late July August the follow up has been a bit chaotic. The Hospital is three fields away yet I got a follow on appointment to another hospital in another town. I contacted my Consultants office and it was immediately changed to my own Hospital with a letter following cancelling the other town two days later. The next appointment the same thing happened, phoned the office and it was changed, sometimes it pays to shout.

Hope it all gets sorted because the actual front line NHS staff I found are brilliant as with all things the behind the lines service is rubbish.

Frank.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 20:48

David I think everyone started with the Valeta and Military two step, It was upwards and on after that with the Chrysanthemum Waltz and the Royal Empress Tango. It all started with the basic Waltz, we went round in circles until we got motion sickness a sick bag strapped to the chest helped. That skill got me many a beer in Germany and Austria they loved the way we waltzed so freely, they were much more staid.

I could not believe tonight, Caroline in the dance off never, we knew Alison would go unless Caroline fell over slid across the floor and bit Craig's leg. Fix comes to mind.

Frank.

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