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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 19:30
evening all. Is it too early for bed? It's been a long day!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 10:03

Morning all! Firstly thank you Mrs G for your comments: I'm about to pop up to the chap (from YAS but the dolls were provided by BHF) to let him know your praises. 

I'll check on the rather rugid looking bloke in the ambulance too: poor devil we keep telling him about budget cuts and waiting lists but he's been stuck in there for months now.

For anyone who struggled to view the video: I THINK it is down to it being on instragram which is designed for mobile use only? I'm not sure. Thank you for your honest comments, hopefully the videos will improve with time! You SHOULD be able to view it on our twitter page here: should anyone be needing a giggle!

Sat watching the frogs in the pond for ages last night: counted about 25 at one time. Yay to my slug munching army!!


Hostafan: I've been listening to the news on my way to work. Its terrifying (though also very sketchy as details come through). I just wish I could march up to the daft sods who think this acceptable and give them a piece of my mind (and a 2 x 4 around the head).


Keep safe everyone.

Frog Spawn count

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 13:53

Thanks David. Its rather hard (near impossible) to do links from a mobile device.


Wildflowers: my pond was inhabited very quickly BUT my garden was packed with frogs anyway (despite no presence of a nearby pond). Sometimes you can make the most beautiful of gardens for them but they need to find their way there which can take some time.

HOWEVER: I'm sure I read that herons often transfer frog spawn and the likes on their legs so you never know Almost Always a positive to things.

Frog Spawn count

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 13:11

Its that time of year again! I was woken from my slumbers last night by my partner wanting to know what the devil was going on in the garden: frog nookie everywhere! It was a literal watch where you step jobbie the whole pond was quivering.

By morning we already had 5 huge balls of frog spawn (some of which we have transferred to a floating basket to protect it from our fish).

Here's hoping I get plenty of slug eating friends survive to adulthood to join my army in the garden!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 12:54

Thank you Punkdoc. The poor volunteer holding the camera was shivering in the cold he did so well bless him while I was wobbling about collars being straight and other nonsense. 

As today is World Down Syndrome Day (and we're all wearing odd socks to raise awareness) I've decided to launch my Makaton project: every Monday I will release another video or image to help teachers / users learn Makaton words associated with the emergency services. Hopefully it'll get better week by week!

Best of all is that thanks to modern cameras it doesn't cost anything so I don't need to worry about that delightful topic "funding".

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 12:06

Mrs. Garden you'll find me tucked up in the corner of the classroom very much working hard*cough* drinking hot chocolate *cough*

Please please let me know what you think!


If anyone has some spare time would you mind going to this link and watching a little video.

Its on Instagram and is of me "presenting" the makaton word for well you'll find out. I need honest opinions on video quality, presenting skills, what the sound is like. Its about to be a weekly feature!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 08:59

Morning all! Just nipping in quickly to let you know I am still here. We had an amazing holiday which was well needed I'm now sat down sorting end of year accounts...

... as you can see its going well


You might get a giggle in that last year I dug two foot down and removed every bulb I could get from an area that is to be left to go to grass so I could plant them in a more appropriate area...

Returned home to see a beautiful display of crocus in the area that is meant to be just for grass while the intended area looks very bare and disappointing. You can't win sometimes!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 06:53
Morning! still above water here (just).

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 17:23
Congratulations on the weight loss!! I need to shift a few lb and then a few more.

Growing garlic

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:02
Go for it; there's still plenty of frosts due (frosts help divide the cloves I believe).

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