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Posted: 06/09/2015 at 08:10

Is your wife a professional photographer? These are amazing! 


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 08:07

Morning all. Just nipping in quickly while I sum up the energy to crack on with my chores before another overnight at the museum (cub scouts this time).

Wont be long before I get some time to spend in thegarden... trouble is it'll be winter!


Posted: 28/08/2015 at 07:38

Morning all! Congratulations Wonky: are you already having lessons for your practical?

Reggie update: we were so close to his pad healing after his operation last week but puppy wouldn't settle down and it split open again so we're back to dressings at the vets every two days. It looked good last night so we're hopeful it wont be long now.

He's not had a proper walk for three weeks! I'm missing them so I hate to think how he feels.

I found out yesterday that although the ghost hunt I'm supervising doesn't end until 03:00 I'm expected to be up at 06:00 as a team are going out to an event and so vehicles will need moving. Good job I'm sleeping at the museum so I can grab a bit more sleep before we open at 11:00!


Posted: 27/08/2015 at 07:46

Wonky keep pushing those fluids through!! His lordship had a really bad cold the other week (even I'd admit it was more like flu). He was so ill he had to be FORCED to eat a bacon butty. I hope you feel better soon!


I've just checked my bank account. I'm meant to be paid on the 20th. Got a cheque on the 21st so couldn't pay it in until the 22nd of course. It's now the 27th and its still not cleared.

Anyone else wondering if it's about to bounce? (According to the Natwest website if you bank a cheque on a Saturday you can withdraw the funds on... Friday! Agh!)


Posted: 27/08/2015 at 07:24

Oooh we're so close to the end of the holidays! Today is the last out reach event I've just a messy play, a first aid friday, a weekend of hands on activities and the fact that I'm staying in the museum all weekend as I'm supervising a ghost hunt that doesn't end til 03:00... 

Bag lady

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 07:40

Oh dear! The last time I went to a garden centre in my scruffs (I.e. not sneaking in on my way home from work and thus in a smart if intimidating uniform) people assumed I was in the trade and started to ask all kind of questions about plant care and what would go together. 

Send a complaint in: see what vouchers you can get from it. Either than or tell me where it is and Lady Clarington of Snottsbury-Castle can pay a visit. THEN she'll see someone who surfs the yellow labels!


Posted: 26/08/2015 at 07:33

Morning all. I'm doing an event at Hillsborough Park Park today: I just hope the grass isn't too wet as I'm not sure how good the fire engine is off roading... or swimming if this carries on. 



Posted: 25/08/2015 at 13:26

Does anyone know if the RHS shop and Crocus the plant company are run by the same people? Or is it coincidence that when I lost my RHS password the page to send a new one comes up with "Crocus lost password"


Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 13:18

Oh Marion that is such a lovely story!

Verdun I hope you get less fed up soon. Unless you're eating lunch in which case eat up and then...


.... sorry I was going to write something all deep an meaningful but I've just realised I've lost my mug of tea.


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 13:17

Oh! The weather obviously noticed that the washing machine was nearing the end of its cycle (bedsheets) and so has gotten very dark and threatening. 

So we've retreated back into the lounge where the dog is now snoozing on the sofa and I'm trying to decide whether to surprise his lordship by blitzing the house into a dream home (ha) and going and doing the shopping so we don't need to go tonight or...

... taking a nap and trying to find where I can buy a fig tree from.

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