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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 07:33

Happy birthday Mr. Dove!

I'm not sure what today at work brings. I set my classroom up for activities on Wednesday ready for this week (get me being organised!) but left the lids on while the room was unsupervised. It'll be interesting to see

a) if staff left the door open

b) if parents ripped off said lids and proceeded to let all the mayhem break loose (normally what happens if you have ten really nice polite families use the activities and just as you start to relax a family come in that try to pull off all the display pieces that say don't touch, rearrange all the dressing up across the room (I have had to hunt the museum for items of clothing that they wandered off with before now), draw a solid line across every sheet of paper (so no other children will then use them), and try to break into the cupboard (disappointing for them there is never anything exciting in the cupboards), and charge their mobile phones (who brings a mobile phone charger with them to a museum??)

Still paint that smile on your face!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 14:57

Yay Lily!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 07:37

Dove: I've tried that. Plus applying feet to thigh and then pushing the dog do he has to fidget about and kick out. OH is still snoring away.

Hosta: enjoy your assessment. The amount of times you've said yes to extra hours already confirms you're good at your job! Drive safe.

A Gardener's Hands

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 07:34

I'd be no bloody good as a gardener if I had someone else's hands. Imagine trying to pot up my daffodils to find that actually these hands belong to my audiologist and the bulbs end up in everyone's ears.

Oh there'll be hell to pay come spring!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 07:26

Morning all. Off out later to for some dog socialising with a dog getting over behavioural issues; his lordship wants to come with me so there'll be nothing done on the house today but it'll be nice to spend time with him. I just hope Reggie doesn't decide to play up because daddy is there. He always seems a bit funny when we go for walks together. I think daddy might be a bit lax on training.

Then it's bath time for Reggie; got to smell nice for Santa!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 19:51

Very recently a friends wee lad received a gift from Hull fire service (a mobility scooter). It was on Look North but I missed it.

The powers of Facebook meant I got to see it just now. What struck me most was the picture of Joe as a baby, I'd never seen his baby photos before. Cute doesn't cut it he was adorable!! It did however make my do the proper crying and dribbly snot and full hand wavey nonsense (why do ladies wave their hands when they cry??) 

This is Joe:

Don't be taken in by that beautiful smile: he's no angel!

Fairy; are you sure these poles aren't for ball room dancing? They sound beautiful!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 19:08

Oh! It decided I'd written enough and posted for me.

I'm always careful to keep my pastry nice and thin. But there is too thin and we're bordering on structurally unsound.

I need to test a few to check...

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 19:07

Evening all.

For some reason all the mince pies have gone (I may be entirely guilty for this). So I'm trying a different receipe for the pastry (less buttery) and an icing sugar top instead of pastry. Hopefully they'll not be too sweet.


I think I may have done the pastry too thin (grandma does ones so thick you need a hammer to get through to the good mince inside so Im

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 14:41

Lily: I was 13 days late. It'll happen when it happens. Their weather always sounds scary to us but of course they're better prepared for it.

Wonky: NO sign of anything being done on the house today. He has however washed his car (his best mate needs to borrow it) and then washed mine (he needs to borrow it). Alas my little truck (what I'll be using) has been missed but better than nothing!

He's on about going back to the workshop (with said best mate) this afternoon; maybe I need to hide all his pants so he can't leave the house stuff will get done. I have however informed him that he'll be taxiing me tomorrow when I go bowling with people from the museum.

Mind you, can you imagine the moaning I'll have to put up with if he gets things trapped in zips?

Maybe I'll just hide his (or should that be my) keys.

Finished off tidying the strawberry plants today. Was surprised to see a wasp hanging around.

So.....Re-booted Three

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:34

I have always ironed my bed sheets (not easy with a king size bed); to me they feel just that little bit nicer!

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