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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 18:19

Beckie - I'm trying a vitamin C tablet every night to try and keep me above water. Unfortunately when you ARE the education team rest wont happen. I don't even get the school holidays off I'm starting to think my immune system has given up the ghost. This can't be normal for a 29 year old!

The beef is in the oven: lightly oiled and liberally salt and peppered. I'm now trying to hunt down a good Yorkshire pudding receipe.


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 16:03
Afternoon all. Well I'm able to sit up, get clean knickers on, so I've been back at work (I know a very foolish thing to do and I've suffered badly for it).
Right now however I'm looking at the dust on the windowsills, the ironing pile, and the mountain of paper work... time for a nap first?

Any suggestions on how to cook this afternoons beef joint?


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 07:16

Hey Beaus how's that new home?!


Posted: 12/02/2015 at 16:44

Afternoon all. Managed to get to work, only very nearly throw up during the tour but that was fortunately right at the end and next to the loos! The class seemed to enjoy themselves and I am now tucked back up on the sofa resting and writing invoices. Partner is NOT happy that I went to work. Unfortunately until we win the lottery and I can start training apprentices we're a little stuck in that department.

Reggie is tucked up beside me fast asleep: its a hard life being a dog when there's so much sleeping to be had! He makes such a wonderful guard dog.... of the biscuits. I'm not sure he'd wake up if you tried to steal me (good lord! I'm a fat puffy ball of coughing fits and lucozade!)



Posted: 11/02/2015 at 09:23

Got flu.

Send rum.


Posted: 09/02/2015 at 09:12

Morning all. Day off (yay) so I am laying about most pathetically nursing yet another cold (throat feels as though its in tatters) and sorting insurance quotes, puppy classes and other rock and roll delights they never told you about growing up out before meeting with the boss for a walk at Rother Valley where we'll be introducing the dogs for the first time... it'll be interesting! 

On the way home we might visit a garden centre: I'm looking for ways to keep feet (both dog and partner) off the vegetable beds.

Exploding branches

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 23:59

Good lord!!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 23:58

Gosh Fruitcake the soil in our garden is frozen solid I'm not sure I'd get the shovel in! Well done on getting the wire down for your hens: hopefully it'll do the trick.


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 23:56

I'm not sure how much any of you believe in spirits or ghosts (they being different things) or bumps in the night being anything other than the floor boards moving but...

We have a medium going around with the other volunteer on duty tonight. The reason they're going around in the cold and dark rather than staying here in the .... moderately less cold ?

He claims to be able to "diagnose" your vehicle just by touching the body work. Said volunteer is a mechanic and knows the many faults with our vehicles awaiting restoration so its going to be interesting to see just what this medium is able to come back with. Hopefully good news!! 


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 23:52

KEF: Paranormal teams can book the building for the night and they then sell tickets on to members of the public. Its £300 a night which is about what it costs to service one of our vehicles so well worth doing to keep them running (or the building water tight until the next snow storm). If cold.

So very cold.

I am however told that the ghosts and spirits are very active (and damn rude) at the moment.So at least someone should be enjoying themselves.


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