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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 18:16

Ob: the teacher, support staff, the whole lot were still there thankfully. Good job too; they'd never have all fitted in the cells for the night.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 16:43

Being a local school the bus company dropped off the school in two loads (the bus driver making two trips so in his mind = two groups) of one and a half classes each. 

On the return the teacher asks if two groups could get on the bus at the same time.

Yes replies the bus driver. That'll save me making another trip. The teacher does not correct him.

Teacher loads on two classes and they all wave the museum good bye.

The bus driver safely deposits the two classes and drives back to the depo to wash his big white shiny buss happy at an early finish.

In the mean time class number three are finished in the toilet and reassured by the school who phoned them to let them know the bus left and so should be ten minutes wait patiently in the museum.

And wait.

Credit to the very young children they were amazingly patient!

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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 15:37

Just nipping in to refresh my brain before I start the onslaught of emails.

For anyone having a bad day. Have you ever wondered what the worst thing a school has left behind on a trip to a museum? Is it the soiled underpants in a plastic bag of a poor unfortunate child? The vomit bucket (full)? Festering lunchboxes or hand prints ON EVERYTHING I SPENT YESTERDAY CLEANING...

... Today a school surpassed themselves by leaving *drum roll*


HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 06:58

I'm not ready for it. Was it Stevie who mentioned a trip to meadow hell for Christ.... nope can't bring myself to say it. I'm not prepared to be thinking of festive events yet. 

More tea required.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 06:48

How is it November already?

Link to November's thread:

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 06:46

How is it November already??

Link to last month:

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 13:56

Brilliant Hosta!

Dove: I've never managed delicate pastry. Especially now its got to be gluten free. I manage to make.... well breeze blocks would be a best description. :(

Child has gone back home, tired, crying, and happy. The woman kept telling me to "thank my boss" for letting me do this. Yeah... because he even knew it was happening!  He had no interest in the idea what so ever and certainly didn't help with the scrubbing!

At least I can be confident when 90 snotty children arrive tomorrow... the museum was clean for a short while! 

Home time soon. I want to wax the rest of the doors while there is still day light: I can't see a damn thing with the pitiful bulb that counts as electricity in the lounge.

Sheds are in fashion, here is mine :)

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 13:52

Your sheds are more comfortable than my house! I don't have space in the garden for a shed that isn't purely a toolshed. His lordship has his man shed and my lady cave (the outhouse: currently full of tools, junk, more junk, and oh my god why wont he throw this junk away) is being converted (eventually) into a room for doing the laundry. :(

Growing Garlic Questions

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 13:49

I always buy my garlic from a nursery (rather than Tescos): you get much more variety and as Ob says: virus free which is of great importance in the long term.

With regards to how long they last: I'm still eating garlic that I harvested LAST summer! (You can also preserve garlic cloves in vinegar or oil but I tend to batch cut up a load and pop it in ice cube trays with a splash of oil and keep frozen til needed.)

Good luck and I hope you have a really COLD winter (good for splitting the garlic).

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 08:57

I've been at work since 07:30 deep cleaning ready for our special visitor.

Why didn't I wear gloves?? The disinfectant has ruined my delicate (ha) fingers.

Just having a break then we'll carry on scrubbing.

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