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  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    When I was a child, I heard that you should never say the word 'no' if you were within sight of a monkey puzzle tree, (to do so would bring about terrible bad luck) and it was a rule I observed for many years!  But it occurs to me that life would be pretty difficult if you actually had one in the garden and were unable to express a 'negative' in your own home!!

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Ooh, Bee, I'm so glad I know that imageimage Let me see if I can use it on teenagers to stop them saying no.....actually thinking about it they don't say no very often anyway, they just grunt disapprovingly image

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    They'll just say things like 'can I have a party?' and 'can you get me that top - it's only  £89' and 'can you give me a lift to Birmingham next Saturday'. 

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,332
    Busy Bee2 wrote (see)

    They'll just say things like 'can I have a party?' and 'can you get me that top - it's only  £89' and 'can you give me a lift to Birmingham next Saturday'. 

    And then can you pick me up too ... at 11.30pm ??

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Ahh yes I see.....brain not engaging today, so they will use it the other way round on me!!!! imageimage The one about the top is probably most accurate, although it will be trainers or another jacket from some bonkers designer!!! 

    Right, I'm off to bed, need to rest my brain!!!

  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    David, Bruce should have gone five years ago as to me well my dancing days are over.

    At my Daughters wedding last May I watched those who said it was all old hat as they gyrated around their handbags and that was only the boys, the girls wanted nothing to do with any of it. Deciding they were going to dance at the wedding they took lessons for a year a whole group of them, it was a decent job but I watched them as they counted 1-2-3-turn 1-2-3- dip, competent but stilted. The lady who taught them got up and it was all there the freedom of movement the tempo she did not have to think about it you could see she had danced since she could walk, as did we.

    I realised at the time I had no urge to get on my feet it had gone, walk away, dancing got me many places and often into trouble. Last Year an old film star died, a lovely lady who often partnered me at the Nuffield club Sunday tea dances in London, all the girls from the shows would go in and it got quite lively.

    Memories of the Hammersmith Palais, the Streatham Locarno and many other large dance halls with live bands came back, "those were the days my friend, I thought they would never end" they should write a song about it.


  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I love that song Frank and now I can sort of understand your name image Sounds like you have had a fascinating life image

  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    You could say that Orchid Lady, I was told I could smell a dance fifty miles away, said it before danced form being eleven and loved it, danced on four Continents, met Joan at a dance and we never looked back, dancing until she took ill six years back and sadly passed away three years ago. Maybe the reason I do not want to dance again.

    If I keep posting you may find I have a song in my head for every occasion.


  • Ryan LloydRyan Lloyd Posts: 391

    I've got a sentimental houseplant - Ficus Benjamina - I bought it because my kitten was called benji, and then he got run over, so I have it in my room to remind me of him. 

    Also, I bought my nan a rose that she liked, and I bought one for me too. And I also have an attachment to Runner Beans (wierd I know) as that's what I used to grow with my grandad before he died image

    We have a monkey puzzle tree in the next road, I'm now frantically thinking of all the times I've said no image

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 17,099

    Tracey you beat me to it image

    Now i understand your name Palaisglide image sounds like you had a lovely life.    mmmmm wonder who the film star was...........image


    Ryan, lol  have you said no that often for you to be that imageimage

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