Clarington


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Sawdust

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 13:18

We have in the museum a surplus of fine sawdust. 


Its not just the house that is undergoing the redesign treatment: the museum is hosting a new exhibition too and with that comes in the construction team (well one chap and his tape measure).


The sawdust (or at least the wood it once was) is treated so obviously wont be making its way onto the vegetable beds but is there anything that can make use of it in the garden before I let it disappear into our already overly full bins?

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 13:11

I found it most odd that he even needs to go to family planning for condoms. Aside from the whole idea that a baby is a lot more expensive for the NHS to fund rather than condoms (in an effort not to get side tracked with why doesn't he just buy them himself and save the NHS money)... surely this is the kind of thing a pharmacist could deal with? Or even a free vending machine on the wall.


I go to the local library for my hearing aid batteries rather than trek to the (not very) local hospital so its not like they're against outsourcing.


Confidentiality is something I have always found lacking at this hospital: if the person behind me in the queue doesn't know enough details to steal my identity it usually means that the receptionist hasn't gotten round to that bit of the questionnaire yet.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 11:51
Dovefromabove says:

Topbird says:

..........Cold & foggy here but the sun is making an effort to break through..........



 Harrumph!  Could try harder 


See original post

 Yesterday the fog here was awful. Proper pea soup and using the whirly orange light on the top of the truck to make sure when I was on the country lanes people had a damn good chance of spotting me.


Today it is just .... grey.


Well there I was sat at family planning when I heard a voice I recognised. A friend who died last year made a fire safety video and it was him in all his glory telling people to know their fire escape routes. It completely took me by surprise and I was so close to bursting into tears when fortunately the suffering of others cheered my mood no end.


Imagine this...


Teenager boy enters family planning clinic, looks like bambi and scuttles up to the reception


Boy: can I have some *mumble mumble mumble*


Receptionist: some what?


Boy: *mumble mumble mumble*


Receptionist: (rather more loudly than you'd think needed) Oh! You mean CONDOMS. Do you want a selection pack of CONDOMS or just the ordinary CONDOMS?


Boy: (goes bright purple in the face) *mumble mumble*


Receptionist: (hands over a carrier bag full: seriously she must really over estimate this poor boys stamina!)


Boy: (makes for fast escape)


Receptionist: HAVE A NICE AFTERNOON!


All patients in reception:burst into laughing


With that lot even if he's making balloon animals he's guaranteed of a good something ;)

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 07:13

Congratulations DD! Here's hoping it all goes smoothly. I'd offer to come and help decorate but...



... my current track record isn't good!


Chicky; I've been struggling with sleep recently. I've been so tired in the evenings I've been trying to go to bed early. OH asks why I'm not sleeping but then gets grumpy when I suggest it's HIS SNORING. He then grumbles and bangs around the house when I go to bed... if he let me at least get a couple of hours sleep before he came to bed I'd be fine. 


Off to the family planning clinic this morning to keep this area a baby free zone. Am I the only one who starts to think how boring my life must sound when you fill in the questionnaire? I haven't visited any of the dangerous countries, drank anywhere near enough  to appear on the chart, and certainly haven't slept (or worse; stayed awake with) with any tall dark strangers from foreign climates.


Keep warm everyone!

Briggs and stratton classic engine

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 13:29

Elliesgramps: Most strange! 


Does it look like it should be there. Because there really shouldn't be anything striking proud of the cam shaft so I am wondering whether it has picked up a piece of metal that has come loose from elsewhere which is causing your problem. Is it attached to the black circlip holding the pin in place?

Pumpkin growing..........confused

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 13:26

They look wonderful Stuart!


Chris: yours did better than mine. Not a single fruit! I'm going to be trying Doves idea of nipping to stop them wandering off and get them to focus on the job in hand.


Like you I want to try vertical next year: do please share if you find some good ideas!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 13:23

FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


As in REALLY REALLY WANT.


Application form has been completed. They're accepting entries until the 16th December so I'm not expecting to hear anything before Christmas truth be told but that isn't going to be stopping me from hitting refresh on a regular basis. It does look really very good.


Here's hoping.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 06:53

Topbird; I hope it's killing off the bugs! It's getting tiresome finding flying things aiming at your face at night as they hang around the outside light like disrespectful teenagers.


Morning all.5'C in the house right now. I'm not sure what the day brings as I have no school in today. I fear it will be deep cleaning, scrubbing, and job hunting.

Briggs and stratton classic engine

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 06:45

Pop a photo up and I'll let you know.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 18:02

Lantana: the card read "To Clara and gang. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017". No kisses no name... no clue!


Wonky: you're making me think I might need to apply for your job too. I was looking at a school caretakers job yesterday thinking actually it sounded rather interesting.


I'd say with family during the refurbishments but a 200 mile journey a day for work is rather off putting. A tent in the greenhouse perhaps might work?


Fidget: how is OH? I hope everything is okay and a warm weekend with gentle exercise helps. I always used to have Volvo tanks before I got the truck; I've seen enough at scrap yards that were clearly the Victor in a fight to know they'd be my choice again in the future.

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