Latest posts by Clarington

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 11:09

Oh Punkdoc I have to say that part of me is bursting with relief for you. Sometimes a big drink is needed to get things out. You are very talented I'm sure there are other ways you can help others, and get some of the thrill, while your family can relax a little knowing you are safe and will return home.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 10:42

Morning all! The hound and I are home alone today as his lordship is off with friends going to Silverstone Classic as part of his birthday celebrations. I wasn't invited naturally as it's a boys thing: I'm starting to think he forgot that one of the big reasons we got together was because we both enjoyed classic cars. I'd not have been allowed to have gone anyway because of the hound, shame really because one of our friends is taking his new girlfriend (so much for the boys thing) and I'd have quite liked to have met her.

I'm in charge of keeping a Twitter account up to date with activities of our group (traction engines) at Car Fest North. It looks amazing there (but very wet). They all look like they're having fun though!

Trying to think of somewhere I can go out tomorrow, or Monday at least. The trouble is wirh it being school holidays everywhere is so busy And expensive.

Hoping it stays dry today  although Im not sure it will as I'm on a washing marathon; I may have to put the heating on to dry things.

I actually managed to watch Gardeners world for the first time in ages; must get my pear tree pruned now!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 19:00

I've just pulled the dog duvet out of his bed to cuddle up on the sofa with him. A friend has just reminded me I have some proof reading to do so will enjoy the warmth of the laptop!

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 18:24
Cheyngel says:

Clarington says:

Wonky! There's plenty of space on the sofa if the cats dont mind Reggies stinky feet.

I'm thinking a proper milky hot chocolate might be in order.

See original post

 Is there any other kind of hot chocolate? 

See original post

 I have the Cadburys instant add hot water which is acceptable but sometimes you need to dig into the back of the cupboard and go for the proper stuff that involves carefully simmering the milk on the hob until it *just* reaches that perfect point.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 18:10

Wonky! There's plenty of space on the sofa if the cats dont mind Reggies stinky feet.

I'm thinking a proper milky hot chocolate might be in order.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 17:58
raisingirl says:

sounds alright to me, Clari. . Raining here, and I've just lit the fire 

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 Apparently we're saving the new log fire for the first frost. Which will be a lovely treat but I haven't been able do any washing all week as it's so wet out and since I was at work last weekend the knicker drawer is in danger of *those* pants coming out!

A gentle fire would do wonders for the back log in the washing basket.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 17:29

Afternoon all.

His lordship is out for the night, the dog is spark asleep, and the weather is too damp to potter in the garden.

Cuddling with a blanket and hunting a good book it is! :)

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 07:48

Nanny! I heard about that report on the radio yesterday afternoon (meant to comment here but forgot). It wouldn't surprise me the white lies people tell but 1 in 6 seemed a lot! *looks suspiciously around the forum*

For years I've tried to grow sun flowers. Never succeeded. Gave seeds from the same packet to children groups and activities and received pictures of monsters up the side of houses! Now I wonder 

Coincidentally this year I spotted three sun flower seed weeds in the lawn under the bird feeder. I've left them and they're doing great. The ones I lovingly planted... No show.

Harvest 2017

Posted: 28/07/2017 at 07:43

My tomatoes this year are... not sufficient in quantity to make it back to the kitchen . My strawberries... likewise  (except my alpine strawberries which taste absolutely awful this year for some reason).

The plum and pear tree are looking good and the blackberries are nearly ripe too.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 27/07/2017 at 18:22

Afternoon all.

Running on empty at the moment. I think tomorrow will be loud music on in the office as I'm home alone and many many mugs of tea.

His lordship is out on Saturday; I think a duvet day with the dog is in order.

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