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01/02/2014 at 19:46

....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......?


01/02/2014 at 19:47

Draughtsman drawing heat exchangers.

01/02/2014 at 19:50

What is a heat exchanger clarington? 

01/02/2014 at 19:50

ship canal fisherman

01/02/2014 at 20:01

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 

01/02/2014 at 20:05

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

01/02/2014 at 20:12

It's not a piece of Early Music - but the song The Ash Grove,  in Benjamin Britten's arrangement, is very special to me for several reasons

01/02/2014 at 20:18

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

01/02/2014 at 20:20

Retired nurse, loving retirement! 

01/02/2014 at 20:20

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

01/02/2014 at 20:27

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

01/02/2014 at 20:28

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!

01/02/2014 at 20:29

Ooh outdoor girl - favourite book?

01/02/2014 at 20:38

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. 

01/02/2014 at 21:12

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.


01/02/2014 at 22:01
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. 

01/02/2014 at 22:09

Another retired nurse here

02/02/2014 at 10:59

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.

02/02/2014 at 11:03

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

02/02/2014 at 11:11

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? 

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