Latest posts by Clarington

Mail Order Pond plants

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 07:03

I ask because most of my pond plants are all going over now. The lilly has well and truly bunkered down for winter and has disappeared entirely. The only plant in my pond that looks full of life is my fire optic pond ever green.

If you order and receive plants now ask what they'll actually look like / in what state they'll be in for planting. You might be better off holding the pond project til spring.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 06:56

My eyes are open. Awake? Not sure about that.

Thought it was excessively cold last night. When I took his lordships cup of tea to his side what did I find? ALL THE DUVET. I'd be bunkered down with the dog blanket. Brr!

Mail Order Pond plants

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 21:27

What is it you're looking for G?

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 21:25

I wish I was 27. I have to do the birth control renewal phone call tomorrow. I really don't want to go to the family planning evening clinic in a local town: when I went three years ago I felt older than most of the mothers sat there having quite clearly dragged their deeply embarrassed barely teenage love stories to be "sorted" by the nurse.

Off work tomorrow while the plumbers rip out the central heating to the house. I have a dog food delivery coming and hoping to make a few kg of dog treats. If they finish early enough I might even treat myself to doing something for myself! (Buy some thermals; it's going to get chilly!!) 

purple wheelbarrow - any good?

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 06:53

I wish you luck in your quest. I have a four wheeled tipping trolley which is better for my requirements so can't help.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 06:51

Morning all. Only a slight frost this morning but gosh wasn't it cold last night. 

Today's school have cancelled (for the fourth time) so I'm not sure what I'll be up too today. Maybe the boss will respond to the emails I sent... two weeks ago.

Tomorrow the plumbers arrive and I have the day off. I think I will be spending the day ensuring the green house out.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 21:50
fidgetbones says:

Just make sure the cup is the right sort. I read about a man who had been using his girlfriends "mooncup" for his mouthwash because his usual tumbler was missing. OOps.

See original post

 I've used mine as an emergency eye bath before now! 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 06:51


HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 21:31

Your stories don't surprise me. The attitude of some parents on a trip make me wonder who is meant to be looking after who. But I'll not recount the worst of my experiences; the grinding of my teeth upsets the dog.

The Problems of Disability and Jobs

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 21:27

On a brighter note; at the museum we have autistic volunteers who are supported by the autistic centre who perform vital roles in the museum. They are mostly all on the less functional side of the spectrum but clean the building, exhibits, even restore exhibits in some instances, restock leaflet stands, and gain a routine as well as employment experience. Some have even been able to get "proper" jobs through showing their commitment to this role. 

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