Latest posts by Palaisglide

Hey! It's christmas soon...wot are you getting me?

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 15:28

A giant Hogweed in a pot decorated to look like a Christmas tree.


PS sending Fairy Girl a new mower with a snow plough on the front and Lily a book, "How to Dance by Jeremy Vine" all the rage this year. Myself a single malt, pair of slippers and a small Christmas pudding with custard.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 14:02

DAVID, wash your mouth out, Yorkshire???? I am a Durham Lad through and through so it is the Durham lasses need watch out, the trouble being, like the sheep you have to catch them first.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 11:28

David, after 60 years of wonderful marriage she never really left, I am sure she is around making sure I do not run off to Gretna with some nubile Blonde.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 23:59

Lily, you know I would forgive you anything, even not liking Katie. I see the dance the persona is on the periphery of my sight. But "hey" we all have opinions and are better for it.

Good-night, Frank.

David, melt in your mouth pork today with break your teeth crackling, I love it.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 22:30

Hip Hip and Hip again hooray, Motor mouth has gone.

OLGA happens to be OLA, it was going to be her last year in any case I think James must have influenced her, not sure she was not right about last week being a fix we never get to see the public vote so how do we know?

David technically Jay did the better Tango, I was with Len last night, there are rules and one being there will be no lifts in traditional dances and that was not only a  lift but Anita got carried half way across the floor, what was the point of being chucked through Greb's legs it left me cold.

My list last night, Helen, Georgia and Jay. I liked Katie although there were a couple of foot faults but Anton and Katie were robbed in the Quickstep watching the foot work Anton did the perfect dance yet because it was so good the judges failed to notice being too busy watching Helen and Giovanni pausing for effect.. i still would not call it, the GBP will decide in their usual quirky way. most not having danced other than around their handbags to three chord wonder bands, yes Len me too, I lose patience with some of the rule breakers says he who broke every rule in the book in his time.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 10:07

David, know the problem, my next pooter is an Apple I trained on them at pooter school and regret going for cheaper options. My Apple i-pad is great though will not do everything I want to do so after Christmas--!!!

This is the first year of not being sure who would be tops I have the same four as you though who will make it on the night? I would not put a bet on it.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 22:50

PS I did mean Sequence Dancing was the type I was not keen on.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 22:48

Runnybeak, in a quiz a couple of weeks ago the contestant was asked to name a country with a coastline in the Northern hemisphere, the answer was South Africa????

Obilixx, yes practice makes perfect, my Daughter and Dave dance every week I have watched they are very competent and ahead of most of the other dancers. She is her own worst critic saying her steps posture and musicality are OK but why can she not glide as smoothly as Mum and I did. I tell her she is good though realise that very early training both Joan and I had plus the constant dancing meant we did not have to think about what we did, with a correct posture you sense exactly what your partner will do, this is of course in free dancing, I never really took to all doing the same dancing. Doing the Tango and Rumba with the local ballroom Queen at 16-17 which nearly always meant the floor opened up for us gave me a confidence that meant I could waltz in Vienna on an empty floor and carry it off. I still think early training gives an edge. Pity I cannot still do it.

Where have you been David?


Strictly is back!

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 16:27

Agree with all of that Obilixx although with one to one instruction for hours a week some will never get it. If you do not feel the rhythm of the dance and some people never do, Carol Jeremy and the first man out make the point. I suppose those of us who started at an early age did have an advantage and it also shows in the Celebs who had some training when younger, like cream they usually rise to the top. My Daughter learning now after years of saying it was old hat, wonders why she does not have the same confident dance style Mum and Dad had, we both learned very young, it came naturally, it is much harder when older.



Posted: 23/11/2015 at 14:43

Armography???? have I missed something? it could be I was so engrossed in the thread of the programme I did not realise that Monty was using semaphore at the same time. Having enjoyed both of the showings and looking forward to the next my one and only doubt is about the poor tree dug up and re-positioned, methinks it to be doomed, far too much damage done in digging it out. As to arm waving show me a presenter who stands at attention whilst speaking or even one of us poor downtrodden gardeners trying to tell someone how big his cabbage is or even the caterpillars eating it, almost impossible.


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