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Latest posts by Clarington

The hedgehogs return.

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 21:47
Saw our hedgehog passing through last night! (South Yorkshire).


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 07:29

Morning all!  Hope I haven't missed anything . It looks beautiful today!

Dove - you mention first school books etc. One day when I was around 17 (and therefore wouldn't have had anywhere to put them if I tried) mother threw my childhood in the bin: books, certificates, school reports, arts and crafts I'd made. I'm assuming she probably did the same for my brother (he's her favourite so possibly not: I know all of his toys are still in the loft as the builder has been showered in action men a few times). I didn't know she was doing it until it was too late.

Why not wrap the box up and present it to them as a birthday gift? That way you look good for saving it, it's out of your hands, and they can deal with it!


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 14:56
Matty - Reggie is 24kg and growing. I may have "more than ample thighs" but he's not exactly gentle on the bladder when he tries to squash himself on.

Burnt my arm on the oven getting some bread out. After cooling it I put aloe vera guts on the wound. Is there anything I should now put on the wound of the aloe vera to help the plant heal?


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 13:44
Looks good Frit!
Now playing the dark threatening cloud verses the four loads of washing on the line While puppy insists on cuddles for nap time. He's a bit too big for a lap dog!


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 10:52
Morning all. Monday and once again my day off. Hurrah! It's just clouded over but I really hope it wont rain: I'm on my fourth load of washing already and desperately fed up of having to dry things in the house.

Plans for the vegetable garden are changing again: it must now include a washing line as the vegetable garden will be dog proof and someone pays too much attention to my bed sheets

Should have been paid on Friday but wasn't (not really surprised) so plans to pootle around a garden centre for some herb seeds to start off my planter (aka above dog pee range) are on hold. Still if I drove to the garden centre and used my fuel money on plants (they are after all to eat and thus essentials to my very existence) i couldn't go to work By the fault of work itself so they can't blame me. Hmm.... not a bad idea!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 10:42
Lyn you did an amazing job and I'm so glad your mother is now at peace. Look after yourself xx

bulk purchase of terricota pots

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 19:24
I'm looking to buy at least 50 small terricota pots for wedding decorations for my wedding next year. Can anyone suggest somewhere that might sell in bulk for a discount?


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:21

Safe to say things are about to change!!

but til then... weekend! !


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:15

When I was I the motor racing world everyone got their name, blood group, and any allergies tattoo'd on their wrist. It's the only tattoo I'd ever considered.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:23

Great photos!


The boss is ignoring the email I sent him. I knew he would. He has a fantastic talent of shutting himself away in his little office and pretending its not happened. I know he'll carry on hiding away until its time to leave and then "want a word". But I'm off out tonight so wont be staying back it'll have to wait until Tuesday!

I've had my second group contact me regarding tours and special activities that I knew nothing about. They "spoke to someone". Possibly a well meaning volunteer trying to help but if they don't tell me I can't do anything. They were expecting a guided tour, hands on activities, special fire engine rides, all wouldn't be a problem but because I didn't know they were coming I'm away and am not cancelling a big family event with less than 24 hours notice! Refuse to be the bad guy here because of the piss poor communication going on in this place. 

I shall start looking for a new job just in case. I KNOW I can make this worse, I know I will be awesome at it. BUT I need the museum to back me. I also need a budget as you can't do awesome with stolen pens and nothing else! Too many false promises not enough actually physical support.

Right. Time to find out if we can anonymously make a hygiene report to the council because ignoring things wont always make them go away.

Discussions started by Clarington

Frog Spawn count

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Mystery plant - possibly Orchid?

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bulk purchase of terricota pots

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Can you create a indoor display with already flowering bulbs? 
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long handled tree loppers

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Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

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Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

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When is it ready to harvest? 
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Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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Dig For Victory

Museum Event - support needed 
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KEF & her juicy bits

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Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
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Can anyone identify these roots / bulbs?

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