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Posted: Yesterday at 07:38

Morning all! Congratulations Wonky: are you already having lessons for your practical?

Reggie update: we were so close to his pad healing after his operation last week but puppy wouldn't settle down and it split open again so we're back to dressings at the vets every two days. It looked good last night so we're hopeful it wont be long now.

He's not had a proper walk for three weeks! I'm missing them so I hate to think how he feels.

I found out yesterday that although the ghost hunt I'm supervising doesn't end until 03:00 I'm expected to be up at 06:00 as a team are going out to an event and so vehicles will need moving. Good job I'm sleeping at the museum so I can grab a bit more sleep before we open at 11:00!


Posted: 27/08/2015 at 07:46

Wonky keep pushing those fluids through!! His lordship had a really bad cold the other week (even I'd admit it was more like flu). He was so ill he had to be FORCED to eat a bacon butty. I hope you feel better soon!


I've just checked my bank account. I'm meant to be paid on the 20th. Got a cheque on the 21st so couldn't pay it in until the 22nd of course. It's now the 27th and its still not cleared.

Anyone else wondering if it's about to bounce? (According to the Natwest website if you bank a cheque on a Saturday you can withdraw the funds on... Friday! Agh!)


Posted: 27/08/2015 at 07:24

Oooh we're so close to the end of the holidays! Today is the last out reach event I've just a messy play, a first aid friday, a weekend of hands on activities and the fact that I'm staying in the museum all weekend as I'm supervising a ghost hunt that doesn't end til 03:00... 

Bag lady

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 07:40

Oh dear! The last time I went to a garden centre in my scruffs (I.e. not sneaking in on my way home from work and thus in a smart if intimidating uniform) people assumed I was in the trade and started to ask all kind of questions about plant care and what would go together. 

Send a complaint in: see what vouchers you can get from it. Either than or tell me where it is and Lady Clarington of Snottsbury-Castle can pay a visit. THEN she'll see someone who surfs the yellow labels!


Posted: 26/08/2015 at 07:33

Morning all. I'm doing an event at Hillsborough Park Park today: I just hope the grass isn't too wet as I'm not sure how good the fire engine is off roading... or swimming if this carries on. 



Posted: 25/08/2015 at 13:26

Does anyone know if the RHS shop and Crocus the plant company are run by the same people? Or is it coincidence that when I lost my RHS password the page to send a new one comes up with "Crocus lost password"


Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 13:18

Oh Marion that is such a lovely story!

Verdun I hope you get less fed up soon. Unless you're eating lunch in which case eat up and then...


.... sorry I was going to write something all deep an meaningful but I've just realised I've lost my mug of tea.


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 13:17

Oh! The weather obviously noticed that the washing machine was nearing the end of its cycle (bedsheets) and so has gotten very dark and threatening. 

So we've retreated back into the lounge where the dog is now snoozing on the sofa and I'm trying to decide whether to surprise his lordship by blitzing the house into a dream home (ha) and going and doing the shopping so we don't need to go tonight or...

... taking a nap and trying to find where I can buy a fig tree from.


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 11:59

One more week. Oh joys only one more week before the school holidays are over! I can't wait to get back to normality. How are all the child carers be you mums dads or grandparents coping with it all? Stevie I'm so sorry you've lost your quiet day:I guess children never see "I'm sorry I had intended on spending my day bathing in cammollie lotion and applying cold glasses of g&t to the bites" as an excuse to get out of having the grandchildren.

Having a not so relaxing day off: the dog is in the grrr books (will NOT stop chewing his poorly foot so it wont heal) and is under strict instructions to REST and STOP WALKING ON IT from the vets...

... the vets failed to tell us how you stop a puppy from bouncing all the time unfortunately (and all the stuff they tell you to use to repel the dog; yeah it turns out he LOVES the smell of TCP!)

Fortunately the neighbours are.. quite possibly demolishing their house from the inside (cue lots of dog worrying) and the sun has come out so that I can see how over grown everything is outside (it was so cold earlier I even thought THOUGHT about checking the heating still worked). 

I rather wish I knew a nice country park with a lake and ice cream van nearby that we could drive over to and sit and watch the children throwing rocks at the ducks and generally making too much noise. Ironing the bedsheets doesn't have the same ring to it!

Oh well I'd best crack on with some more jobs. I hope you are all safe, happy, and well xx


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 07:45

Morning all. Only one more week of school holidays before we can go back to normality and I can hopefully go at least a week without getting heat stroke: I've had it at least once every week being out at events near every day including having to pull over on my way home to throw up and pour water all over myself to get my temperature down. 

Of course we'll soon be complaining its so cold but due to injury I can't regulate my temperature very well and at least in cold weather its easier to get a hot water bottle! 

Mind you I don't think I've a day off in September so chances of my garden getting any tlc this year is slim! Got the lawn cut yesterday and composted a few more dead bits but in terms of the grand scheme and major changes I want to make I think I stand a better chance of meeting the queen.

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