Clarington


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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: Today at 18:08

Afternoon all! 


Three workshops one after another with no break. If anyone wants any Great Fire Of London facts I've them imbedded in my brain!


Four workshops back to back tomorrow. My poor head!


Today the scouts are learning about mechanics. I haven't yet told them I used to be a race mechanic as it's a parent helper running the session but it should be interesting!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: Today at 06:54

Morning all. Very frosty outside and thus not exactly warm in the house. HOPEFULLY we'll get the go ahead on the electrics this week which means I will be able to call the plasterer to get him to come over to confirm things ready for that to happen in two months (approximately).


I've 90 students in today. I hope they are germ free because I'm getting bored of creating enough mucus to fill a small ship.


Are the snakes with you particularly aggressive Pat? I'm not sure how dangerous they are for just walking past. I don't like the idea of being bare footed near one!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 07:43

Morning. Funny you mention OHs cooking Wonky; I was up all night with my stomach flaring. It's still cramping and squiffy now. If I didn't have 75 children visiting the museum today I'd build myself a nest in the bathroom and you tube the day away.


All the ingredients he uses are ones I can eat fine when I use them but it's not the first time he's tried to kill me with this dish. I don't know how or what he's doing. I think from now on I'll stick to getting him to microwave meals from the freezer if I want a night off cooking. There is enough fish pie, chilli con carne, pizza, and lasanges to feed us (if rather boringly) for a week.


Oh well; we're off to see the family this weekend so long car journey (agh) and mothers lack of understanding with regards to my dietary requirements will make it a roller coaster of fun. I'll pack a hamper and take it with me.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 21:50

Night Wonky! I hope you're looking after yourself!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 20:03

Glad they won't be calling you back in Hosta. Holidays are so precious (and usually well overdue).


I attempted house work and gave in. An evening of RESTING *gasp* and *even bigger gasp* his lordship is making supper! So I will lay here and try to work out what to do with my catus plant so it looks lovely in the guest room (you know... when we have a guest room). 

Whats going on with the weather?

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 17:27

I've seen snow here on the 23rd May. It's far too mild: I don't like it. We need a good frost to kill the bugs off!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 17:24

Welcome back to the relatively safety Hosta. I hope you get to spend the rest of your holiday time on some lovely days out. Or a last minute hotel somewhere nice perhaps...


Car insurance renewal just popped through the post... ouch!


My back seems to be playing up at the minute. So I shall lay down here for an hour til his lordship comes home. I need to pack bags in a bit and get some jobs done.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 07:09

Pat; glad to hear you're getting a break in the weather! 


No schools today but lots of paperwork to catch up on. I have lots of teachers trying to squeeze in several workshops to their visits; we recommend one for a reason!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 06:57

Oh Hosta what an "interesting" way to the end of your holiday. I hope everything goes smoothly. How sheltered are you to the events outside? It sounds grim.


Only 30 children visiting the museum today; we'll positively echo around the place! It's also museum selfie day so I will be taking many many daft pictures.


No frost here today: just very moist. Still only 6 snowdrops but there is a hint of daffodil sneaking through the slate chippings.


Please keep safe everyone.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 15:01

Dove: my sister had *something* for two months before Christmas, and even now not fully recovered. The trouble with lurgies is that they seem to hold the door open for all sorts of other nasties to try and get hold.


Today has been rather quieter in the museum than expected. A school booked 60 places... 37 turned up. Another school booked 30 places.... 13 turned up. I don't mind its just nice to see classes with such small numbers in them! Usually I have 30 booked and 35 turn up, it doesn't sound a lot but it seems to make a huge difference on how contented the class is.

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