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Tootles

....just wondered what kind of day jobs the lovely gardening folk on here have. I'm a gardener-come-surveyor. I build warehouses and factories for a living. If you're happy to share, what do you do......?

 

Clarington

Draughtsman drawing heat exchangers.

Tootles

What is a heat exchanger clarington? 

archiepem

ship canal fisherman

Dovefromabove

I was an Arts Administrator in an Early Music and Fine Art venue, then somehow found myself in a team of social workers supporting the families of children with profound and life-limiting disabilities, but as from 5 November last

I'm retired 

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Tootles

Archie - what's your favourite fish? Dove - what's your favourite song?

Tootles

Touched that you shared such a lovely piece of music Dove. Truly beautiful. Thank you.

Bookertoo

Retired nurse, loving retirement! 

artjak

Murals and special effects in paint, semi-retired. That means I don't have to work, but still do some projects.

Retired English teacher. Hardly ever think about what I used to be. Now I'm a granny, a gardener and a cook.

Tootles

Ah Artjak - hence the name then?  Booker - what's the best thing about retirement? Sorry if I sound like a nosy Parker! I just love learning about folk!

Tootles

Ooh outdoor girl - favourite book?

Ah - that is always a difficult question because I love so many... here's a few: Emma, Birdsong, Testament of Youth, Grapes of Wrath, Any Shardlake book, the Larsson trilogy, Wuthering Heights, Slaughterhouse 5. They all look a bit heavy! About to start Pompeii. 

Bookertoo

No problem asking Tootles, after all, if we don't like the question we don't have to answer it huh?

I like the fact that, although I keep busy, it is with things that I chose to do, and at the time I chose to do them.  I am not as fit or able as I once was, so take a bit longer to do things, which is fine, as I usually have a bit longer to do things!  If I'm not so fit, I can take a day out and read books, and who cares?  No one to chase me to do certain things at certain times- what's not to like?  Not much money now, but never had that much to start with, nursing is not a job you do for nearly 50 years and come out of expecting to be rich!

We have also become grandparents this last year, our grandson is in Texas, which means we don't get called to baby sit, but thanks to the computer we do get to see him most weeks that way.  We visited a very few weeks after he was born, and I, with my other son, am going again in March - lovely - and it will be warm there - can't wait from both points of view.

 

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Clarington
Tootles wrote (see)

What is a heat exchanger clarington? 

Very basic version - a system of cooling down water running through a system! All terribly boring I'm afraid. 

nutcutlet

Another retired nurse here

Butcher to trade now school janitor in my village primary for the last 20 years best job in the world kids & staff are great to work with.

SwissSue

Don't post very often, but will join in anyway. Retired secretary/PA.

Fairygirl

Nice thread Tootles - some of us know a few occupations already, but good to have it all in one place. Always interesting. Keeps us going through the winter!  

I worked in an Equestrian Centre producing show ponies/horses for 20 years before having my children. Worked with pre school children for several years when mine were young, but now work back in the EC again in the Rosette company- sewing and printing. I was half way through a Garden Design course but personal changes meant I had to stop. Strangely, I miss the technical drawing most. 

Got any mince Andy?