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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 22:38

Well done OL. I can never find motivation to go to the gym on my own. I have managed an hour and a half on the Wii Fit this evening at least (in danger of not fitting my dress for a friends big day next month)  I used to swim a mile every morning but no pool local opens early enough - a five am swim does amazing things to get your brain and mood going!

Herb Garden Essentials

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:15

Dancing With Herbs - perhaps I ought do that. Its right by the path so I can knock it every time I go into the garden Although I might need to line a few down the path to balance out the damage of the TBI (traumatic brain injury otherwise known as too bloody inconvenient) and ensure I remember to come back into the house!

Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I've got them written down in my little note book ready for me to start working out what will go where.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:11

Roma KEF. I thought I'd said. My Dave's are a little behind.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 16:49

Might be having chillie tonight if you keep mentioning it! We eat chillie at least once a week - its such an easy meal to cook especially with my intolerances and we always freeze the left overs for easy meals when we can't be bothered to fire up the oven (like tonight!)

We do put an unhealthy amount of cheese to melt on top of them though

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 16:38

*Stomach rumbles*

Herb Garden Essentials

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 16:37

Oh Lindylou your German Shep is beautiful!

Thanks for the warning about winter protection. I need to keep this in mind I think when I plan the lay out so that I don't end up with a bare patch all winter! (I know the chives will need something interesting next to them so it wont be bare around that area).

Winters here seem very varied: last year we had it very mild in fact I think we only got two proper frosts but the year before we had a good thick layer of snow several times to ensure that we could impress the neighbours with our snowman building skills.

Herb Garden Essentials

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 15:30

Is this the one you're referring too Pete?

http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/aloysia-citriodora/326.html

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 15:29

Bekkie that sounds like my godmothers old dog - I used to have to physically carry it out the house when I let it out in the afternoon. If it was grey / windy / wet / potentially any danger of it being moist out the dog didn't want to know and would rather stay on the sofa!

I've not been happy with this place for a while now, I know work is very rarely "perfect" but I left a pretty damn awesome job to be with my partner so I know good jobs are out there. Unfortunately the job I /really really/ want they can't afford to pay me until they get some more money in. The role of the job? Getting the money and visitors in! What an awful catch 22 to be in.

I'm going to discuss with my partner whether we can afford for me to go part time in some menial job (probably not) so that I can work there part time for six months free of charge under the agreement that if I prove capable of getting the funds flowing they'll then employ me full time. We'll see. Unfortunately having just brought a house and new (to me) car my savings pot is rather depleted else I'd have considered offering them three months free full time work to show them what I'm capable of and to get the money at least starting to roll in so that they'd be then able to pay me.

Shame how life works out! Now where's that large lottery win...

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 14:30

Not sure after 10 miles any of us want to go near your feet Bekkie!

But that does make me wonder that if I am made redundant on Friday if the local animal sanctuary will let me foster a dog until I find somewhere else to work so that I can make the most of the weather between posting out my CV and explore the beautiful area! I really miss all the walking I used to do with the neighbours dog every evening. I bet the dog does too - it used to meet me at the bottom of the drive with its lead! Trouble with working is that its just not fair of us to have a dog inside all day

 

(Not that fostering a dog for a few weeks is possibly fair on them but it can't be nice them being in the kennels all the time).

Herb Garden Essentials

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 14:12

I'm scared if I get too close to the pond they'll drag me in!

Fortunately my (now 7) real gold fish in the pond are a little more suited to the scale (if insistent on eating every plant in the pond as if I don't feed them twice a day with luxurious pellets!)

Discussions started by Clarington

KEF & her juicy bits

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How is everyone else getting on? 
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When do you decant the seedlings? 
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Lost its ID tag in the move - can you identify it? 
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Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Recommended Suppliers? 
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