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Latest posts by Clarington

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:37

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 07:55

Pat - I rarely get notifications anymore!

Morning all. I have a day off!! An ENTIRE DAY OFF!

Annnd I'm spending it waiting for deliveries.


Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 07:50

For me it has to be " any plant that's not useful!" I have very specific requirements for plants in my garden (in this order)

  • Can I eat it
  • Do the bees like it
  • Will wildlife eat it / use it for bedding / shelter / generally make use of it

I don't have much space and it pains me to wander through my mothers garden to see all this space wasted with looking pretty when it could look pretty AND fill my belly!


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:02

Fairy, just over a week so no need to worry yet. But coughs are annoying! You enjoy the syrups?? I have to take them by the sink because I gag and want to throw up! They make me feel unwell just thinking about them. Ugggghhhhhh.

Wandered around the garden: oh dear the winds are not being gentle on it!


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 07:22

Gosh what an interesting conversation from a cough! I have unusually low blood sugars (its been monitored, and I used to test myself when I felt unwell but now tend to recognise what is happening so gave my kit to my then newly diabetic mother to help her learn her body) the gp wasn't sure why (didn't seem overly concerned once the initial interest wore off) but it does mean I tend to be careful when taking anything that can upset the balance. 

If I can make it to the supermarket before my meeting I'll try and get your cough cures though: this is making my ribs hurt!

Right; time to get t' kettle on.


Posted: 01/12/2015 at 22:08

Evening all. Well it appears I'm working tomorrow now. These holidays are hard work!  


Does anyone have a cure for a dry tickly cough? Its hanging on from a cold and refuses to shift: its getting most annoying! 


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 22:48

I'm 5ft 9 and starting to feel like a giant here!


Sweet dreams all. Brain alas very aware so baffling it with plans rather than let it sit and stew on certain thoughts.


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 17:34

Topbird. I did find an absolutely amazing job but it wasn't enough hours / pay so realistically I'm stuck here a little while longer. When the boss isn't interfering the job is really good: but he has no concept of management or respecting those that will be the ones backing him up should anything go wrong.


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 16:44

I can't believe we didn't get any haggis in! Is it too late to load the car and go and catch one?

Well unsurprisingly my holiday is going well... my boss is refusing to teach the school group HE booked in on a day HE knew I was away (he said he'd cover it: now with less than 24 hours to go is refusing knowing I'll have to do it), I've got two universities insistent they want to have workshops despite being told that no one was available (like I'm going to trust anyone after my bosses pathetic attitude), and I'm out on Wednesday to visit a project that I've been trying to get in to see for a year (purely by random met the lead in the local library where the organisation was invited for a "community day"... but no one told the community it was happening!) I would say I will go on my day off to it and loose a days holiday but if my boss is going to be an arse than I'm having every day off him! 

Good job I did look at the diary: he's got me booked in for fire warden training on my day off too. What an idiot.

Oh well: looks like I'm bumping up my time off for January!

Small is beautiful and can offer life to many creatures

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 09:37

I was able to open the link just fine: but then I was already logged into Pintrest. I think (like most things) it wants you to have an account before you go too much further.

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