Latest posts by Palaisglide


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 10:07

Morning all. Lily Pilly borrow some of my family they managed to visit every day last week, Monday had daughter and six year old granddaughter all day, pam was having new bathroom and Phoebe was not well. By lunch time she eaten me out of house and harbour so school yesterday. My cleaning Lady comes Tuesday's, sings her way round the house never stops moving, never met anyone who loved thier job as Joanne does.

Today it is a bright clear day, the coastal front is inland and i can see the Cleveland hills over the Tees valleyfirst time in weeks.



Posted: 12/01/2016 at 15:34

Clarice, you have arrived be it by pidgeon or other means so all is well, welcome home.


Something to mull over

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 16:10

KEF A plain scary Yorkshire woman??????????

I never met one, my Mother was a Yorkshire Lass and she scared the living daylights out of me when she took off, Dad was the quiet thoughtful one in our house but then he came from Tyne-side, me being Durham somewhat in the middle had a bit of both, aggressive when needed though if talking stopped the shooting then talk.

Who knows if it was you who goosed me things may well have been different??


Something to mull over

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 15:08

Pansyface, Leered at, sugestive remarks, groped, goosed and often Ladies thinking because you are in uniform you are up for what ever their needs are. It is not all one way and not even on one Continent. many Ladies assume a service man fair game and that would include a very titled Lady in Port Said, her comment " when you are done with him give him a scrub and throw him in my bed" in front of me not to me to a lovely WVS Lady old enough to be my mother who had asked me to accompany her to a WVS dinner and dance in a top hotel. Two sides to every story, my Mother on war work as an electrician in the Waafs quarters was on half the mens pay until they discovered she was one of the only electricians who would go into the hangar roof and fit the light bulbs, that got her equal pay "err" for that job only?

My old Dad pulled me aside one day and said "Son, there are no bird, bits of fluff, bints or any other names for them but Ladies, no matter what they do they are all Ladies treat them as such and you will never go wrong. In my Dancing youth the partners were mainly older or married ladies some of whom thought a bun and a cup of tea in the interval bought you for the night, wrongly of course.

A march past in Portsmouth in 1970 and an invite into the local hostelries for drinks after, standing at the bar glass in hand I felt my bottom being caressed turning I discovered a girl younger than my Daughters, she said "I cannot resist men in uniform" what even old enough to be your Dad? sorry dear I am married.

Ladies in our area of the North East are noted for being outspoken and also for being much more aggressive than the men, yes there are reasons to complain and rightly so though as one who trained one of the first women engineers in the area and saw her rise up through the glass roof I knew that a Lady with enough guts had the possibility of doing so. It will never happen if you just say I am a woman raise me up when the men who reach to top have to fight all the way up, then of course the only way is down.



Posted: 11/01/2016 at 11:17

Not to worry boys and girls, when MIDDLESBROUGH hit the premier League those over paid lay abouts will not know what hit them.


Which subjects............

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 11:00

My understanding on joining this forum was that other discussions were to take place in the potting shed, a place for having a cupper and natter as gardeners do. For some reason talk back has become the chat column, why?

Sitting here whilst Granddaughter Phoebe granddad sits me, Daughter is having a new bathroom fitted so arrived here early and has now gone shopping whilst Phoebe six (so she keeps telling me) looks after me, already asked if I want her to make me a cup of tea? I rather think kettles and children do not mix.

Morning Verdun as Phoebe would say, what is all the fuss?




Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 10:44

Walked up the drive took a look, walked back down, made more tea. Cold wet miserable, will concentrate on cooking lunch in warm kitchen, pork today.


Any tips for growing rice?

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 10:51

Nice one David, on a run up the Durham Road Thursday fields normally full of sheep were all under water, I thought, now Salmon are back in the Tees we could run fish farms, any advice on that?


Strictly is back!

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 10:45

PP, first thing i learned as a very young cadet, the passing of messages. Send reinforcements i am going to advance became, send three and fourpence i am going to a dance, you never forgot it.


Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 22:54

Good advice Obelixx only I bought a new TV last summer. Then an oven washer and new car now a table, there is no point in hanging back so may as well have a nice oak one for the TV. I cannot take it with me and my lot tell me to spend it on myself. That will complete the cycle the new bathroom kitchen and refurnished the conservatory, I think that is a full cover. I think there is still three and fourpence left in the bank so will look and see.


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