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Latest posts by Clarington

The day ahead.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 13:53

Today is my day off work. So aside from baking I'm spending most of today on the phone to my boss discussing vehicles and movements... good job I love him!  (He's going to be chief bridesmaid! )



Posted: 27/08/2014 at 12:50

KEF - I think my settings are fine. Dave however was put into the compost bin this morning all my tomatoes have ripened their last and were in quite a sorry state! Fantastic amount of produce off them and I've still 1.5kg sat in the kitchen to turn into pasta sauce this afternoon. 

Fish cakes cooling, shortbread very tasty but far too crumbly, shortcrust pastry recipe for tomorrow's fidget pie discarded owing to my hating instructions that ask for "a stick" or "a cup", nice policeman spoken too, cleaning... at the bottom of the list!

Too many chillis

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 10:43

Bump! Hoping to get some chilli action later in the week!


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 10:40

Morning all! Got a day off so am trying to sort all the housework... as you can tell it's going well!

Oh well, the more I'm doing in the evening the more oh might help... I mean go and tidy his man shed up (he reckons hiding in the one area I'm not allowed in counts as contributing to the communal cleaning!) 

Garden is definitely autumnal now its going to look so bare this winter as we've not managed to get the vegetable plots finished,  nor the pond, or bbq area, or greenhouses, chicken coop...

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 07:45

My greenhouse is now shut much more often than its open with my chillies in there trying to keep warm. I keep trying to be hopeful for a second summer but we seem to be rapidly hurtling through the year.

On a non gardening front I'm now hunting a space to put a tumble dryer as it's intended location wont be ready this year and despite there only being two of us we produce so much washing that having it drying all around the house is disheartening (especially the bed sheets - I love my big bed but it means huge sheets!) I miss drying clothes outside come winter (although last year they were hung out all through winter it was so mild).


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 07:35

Very grey outside this morning, not had much time in the garden recently (redundancy time off wasn't long enough!) And it's now starting to look very tired. Hopefully I'll get a couple of days off in a week or two to get it tidied up as evenings just aren't long enough!


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 20:50

And OL get that leg up!!!


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 20:48

Don't use all the hot water KEF I need to get a wash too. Left for work 08:30 yesterday got back 19:00 today and have been firmly planted in a blanket since then. Autumn is sneaking in a bit quick!


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:03

I'm meant to be catching up on my cleaning so I'm toasty warm OL! The job is going great but this weekend I'm staying over night in the building as OH is away and since Saturday'll be 09:00 - 02:00 followed by 09:00 - 17:00 I can't be bothered to drive home! Absolutely loving being busy and all the wonderful peopke I meet!

I've not forgotten the list either - just been too busy to chase you! 


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:43

The radio is talking about pockets of frost!!

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