Latest posts by Clarington

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 06:51


HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 21:31

Your stories don't surprise me. The attitude of some parents on a trip make me wonder who is meant to be looking after who. But I'll not recount the worst of my experiences; the grinding of my teeth upsets the dog.

The Problems of Disability and Jobs

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 21:27

On a brighter note; at the museum we have autistic volunteers who are supported by the autistic centre who perform vital roles in the museum. They are mostly all on the less functional side of the spectrum but clean the building, exhibits, even restore exhibits in some instances, restock leaflet stands, and gain a routine as well as employment experience. Some have even been able to get "proper" jobs through showing their commitment to this role. 

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.

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