Clarington


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Hello Forkers December

Posted: Today at 06:53

Topbird; I hope it's killing off the bugs! It's getting tiresome finding flying things aiming at your face at night as they hang around the outside light like disrespectful teenagers.


Morning all.5'C in the house right now. I'm not sure what the day brings as I have no school in today. I fear it will be deep cleaning, scrubbing, and job hunting.

Briggs and stratton classic engine

Posted: Today at 06:45

Pop a photo up and I'll let you know.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 18:02

Lantana: the card read "To Clara and gang. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017". No kisses no name... no clue!


Wonky: you're making me think I might need to apply for your job too. I was looking at a school caretakers job yesterday thinking actually it sounded rather interesting.


I'd say with family during the refurbishments but a 200 mile journey a day for work is rather off putting. A tent in the greenhouse perhaps might work?


Fidget: how is OH? I hope everything is okay and a warm weekend with gentle exercise helps. I always used to have Volvo tanks before I got the truck; I've seen enough at scrap yards that were clearly the Victor in a fight to know they'd be my choice again in the future.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 07:04


I received my first Christmas card yesterday. Delivered to work and... unsigned! I have no idea who sent it (aside from them being in North & West Yorkshire). 


Went to bed early last night. I don't feel ill; but I feel as though someone has drained every ounce of energy for me. We're off this weekend to see family so I can't be ill. Hopefully a couple of days in their warm houses might help.


60 children booked in for today. My speciality area of Great Fire Of London.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 18:01

GWRS: the museum of RAF firefighting is 


1 . not owned by the RAF


2. not closing!


The collection started as one man's hobby but as you'll see if you look at photos... it got rather large! He was given permission (as a serving officer) to keep the exhibits in what were then empty and near abandoned buildings. His bunch of volunteers have done such brilliant things to transform it into a museum. 


Currently those volunteers are boxing it all up and there is a huge hunt for a new location. They have a lot of support behind them I know it will go well.


Unfortunately our museum is already full to bursting else we would gladly offer them space.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 17:14

Evening all. Don't worry about certificates and what not for the electrics. We have an electrician who will be  signing off the work.


Money however is the big issue: with my job looking uncertain hiring in more help isn't ideal.


Still: if anyone hears of a job going in the Sheffield area for a Makaton speaking generally enthusiastic museum worker let me know ;)

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 13:45

If you saw the quality of the work the last qualified electrician did you'd understand my reserved judgement.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 12:09

Welcome LG I didn't see you sneak in there!


Ob: I'm using some drawing software that I used to use at work. But nothing is sitting right. Every time I think I have it I change my mind! 


Joyce: don't worry. EVENTUALLY he's going to have to ask me what I want for Christmas ;) If I ask for the "an idiots guide to electrical wiring" manual perhaps he'll take the hint that I'm fed up of waiting. I wouldn't mind so much but he's started stealing my hot water bottle to warm his feet 

Healthy Eating

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 12:05

I have a stomach problem (allergies, the tendency for it to randomly want to turn itself inside out) so am very careful with what I can and can't eat as the results can be... well horrendous.


Food is responsible for


- my hair falling out


- my migraines (full blown left side blindness, projectile vomiting migraines)


- a headache I had that lasted several years


- my bad teeth (not helped by the vomiting)


- my immune system being badly weakend


- the fact that after years of trying to "make the best of it" my body is stuck in survival mode. It is not used to being able to absorb nutrition... which means it hangs on to every last bit of fat et al that it can. We don't seem to be able to do anything to loose weight.


- the fact that I really should have shares in toilet roll we used to get through so much (I'll let your imagination work that one out)


- Possible fertility problems that aren't a problem yet. But may be in the future.


- Blood sugar concerns (ever had a nurse try and ram an entire bottle of lucozade down your throat because you really shouldn't be sat up talking with blood sugar that low? Oh my goodness those bubbles came out through my nose for hours after).


So yes. Back to the original question: healthy eating. Because of the above there are many foods I don't eat. Many foods I shouldn't eat. But the rest of them? I try to buy the freshiest, try to take the time to make sure I prepare the food myself rather than rely on a packet. But that doesn't stop me from putting the tuna steak back in the freezer because what I fancy tonight is steak and chips!


Everything in moderation. Everything in sensible proportions. And when, especially over Christmas, you know you've eaten far too much, a few extra laps around the fields with the dog to try and keep the trouser button from popping off.

Attic poop

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 11:55

I'm thinking it is a squeaks of the biting through your electrical cables variety* I'm afraid.


*mouse or rat. Its not uncommon for them to access attics especially if you have greenery on the outside of your house such as ivy to give them easy climbing points.

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