London (change)
Today 28°C / 18°C
Tomorrow 27°C / 18°C

Palaisglide


Latest posts by Palaisglide

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/11/2012 at 10:43

The lawns are white, it is very cold, the sky a clear blue in all directions.
The trees are a lovely rainbow of colour although the leaves are getting less by the minute. So you could say Sunny Stockton.
Winter for a gardener is best cold Artjak it gets rid off some of the nasties that plague us after a mild winter, lets get it over and start gardening again.

Lamb roasting slowly, Roast spuds, plenty of veg with Yorkies.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 23:34

"Ah" Posh, Thomas Hood also wrote the "The song of the shirt" you could say a dirge against industrialised labour, also known for his comic poems.
Glorious day here on Teesside I had to cross the Styx to the Borough side a bit duller then back up into Durham lovely sunshine the woods at Wynyard in beautiful technicolour, the fields with a slight mist rising as I cane back and the sun setting in the west striking colour off the clouds.
I went to see Alfy the terrier who never left my side whilst at my daughters, "oh" did I say also visited to see said daughter. Alfy wanted to come back with me, he knows his friends.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 10:30

Stockton on Tees part cloud mainly sunny quite warm.
Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 10:14

Stockton a lovely clear sunshiny day, a good week weather wise a funny old week otherwise, hope next week is not likewise!!
Last Saturday the oven broke, Sunday lunch in Carvery, Monday shopping for new oven, Daughter started at £1800 end I started at £4/19/6 end and we met near the middle, well a bit lower.
Out early Tuesday car taken for service. Oven arrived just as car arrived to take me to pick my car up, oven fixed and working but fish and chips for tea.
Wednesday black tie day as I crossed the Styx, last man standing out of a very large company of friends, had to comfort the family.
Thursday out early flu jab Daughter arrived with a mass of cooking and stuff she is now on a cruise.
Friday up early for some shopping could not even find a car parking place at the usual so ended up at the local thingee market (have to watch what I call it) but managed to at last use new oven, well pleased. Saturday visitors, today feet up then standing to attention for the Cenotaph Ceremony, old habits die hard.
Next week a rest, I hope.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/11/2012 at 15:05

Had to cross the nine loops of Titan's Daughter Styx today "Rain", then pay Charon to proceed over Acheron, another good friend left us.
It was a glorious Autumn day, clear sky a slight breeze although not cold, a get together and then try to catch up with what has been a hectic week.
The box for Stockton says cloudy? will they never learn to look out of the window?

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 10:43

Bev, A wire base would be ideal although it is only to keep the rodents out of the compost. If you have some old tiles or packing to put under the edges anything from a quarter of an inch to around an inch will let the air in from the bottom.
If you do pack it up a bit then put some brush or thin sticks in the base, a covering again to let the air circulate.
Compost needs "Air Warmth and Damp" it will generate its own heat in time and never soak just damp each layer as you load it up, air is one of the important things..

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 10:01

Solid frost, blue sky, some cloud, the box tells me Stockton is cloudy, quick look out of window----------"nope".

Frank.

What's for tea?

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 09:57

Dovefromabove, at the moment I could skate downhill we have a heavy frost so a bike would need stabilisers, I suppose I could borrow the two year old's bike!!
Shopping on line is not me and as soon as my Daughter knew she said go on line, why? I can motor into the shopping centre 5 miles and pick from a selection in a combined shop the size of Sussex. They bring the new, take the old and I have two electrician SIL's. Another mile and we have a branch of the Lewis companies so there is choice.
I will go to the Carvery so popular it will be packed to the rafters, the meal though will be well up to standard, after years of school meals army meals and canteen lunches most carveries are up to standard, depends on how low your standards are. Saying that I will not be going to the local supermarket cafe, even the staff will not eat there.
As for pudding I rarely eat them now only making them if I have the grand children although they prefer fruit.

Frank.

What's for tea?

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 23:03

Well I hope you all enjoyed your food, mine was nearly warm home made mince pie and uncooked chips that got binned without tasting.
I put the fan oven on, it takes around five minutes to get up to speed, ten minutes later still cold. Put the top oven on takes 20 minutes to heat up, put pie and chips in, 35 minutes later hardly warm pie chips a soggy mess.
No Sunday lunch it will be the carvery and Monday?? well I cannot go to Comet and not too many places to try but try I will, lost without my cooker.
The next one will be a Bosch same as my fridges, never any trouble with them touch wood.

Frank.

What's for tea?

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 14:23

Maud, I hauled out my files on cakes and puddings, there is no alternative for that kind of pudding.
Christmas to me is apples orange and mixed spices from my childhood that was the season for those fruits, we were never short of dried fruits but it was supplemented with bottled fruits picked in season.
Why not make a nice steamed pudding with apple orange juice and zest with a touch of mixed spice (if that is allowed, or nut meg to give a Christmas smell), it would go well with a white sauce.
An eve's type pudding would be quick easy and tasty with orange added to the cake mix that goes on top.
Having the Christmas meal with one of my Daughters a year or so back I was horrified when she brought out a chocolate pudding, she was having me on as the proper Christmas pudding came out of the slow cooker and guess what with ten sitting down the Christmas pudding vanished and most of the chocolate was left.
Just a thought.

Frank.

Discussions started by Palaisglide

A grand Auld Lad.

Not me Max the dog. 
Replies: 21    Views: 455
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 12:11

The established Garden.

Who needs change 
Replies: 35    Views: 768
Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 13:53

How old are your gardens

The real question how old are your plants 
Replies: 7    Views: 278
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 14:56

Ailsa Craig and free strawberries

Grew up with them then could not get them 
Replies: 3    Views: 207
Last Post: 13/05/2014 at 22:22

Poetry Thread

Describe your garden, your thoughts, in verse. 
Replies: 38    Views: 1314
Last Post: 02/04/2013 at 23:17

Get Rid of your Lawns

The wrod according to Bob Flowerdew. 
Replies: 44    Views: 2361
Last Post: 12/09/2012 at 18:54

Not all bad news in the garden

Some of the plants seem to love this weather? 
Replies: 12    Views: 834
Last Post: 17/07/2012 at 22:56

Gardeners world weather

We are to get a 7 day forecast? 
Replies: 7    Views: 1146
Last Post: 18/07/2012 at 07:57
8 threads returned