Latest posts by Clarington

Watermelons in NE Scotland!

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 21:38

This is awesome!

Garden Wars

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 21:30

Are you wanting suggestions on what to do or say to the other tenants? Or just wanted to share your tale?

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 21:25

His lordship is now full blown cold and sniffles. Along with the dog having a poorly belly (common place; he has IBS like his "mummy") .

I foresee a long night ahead!

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 15:25

Bob: no one should live without tea.

I've actually seen a computer programme that shows live time the supply and demand for electricity; it's really very fascinating watching stations come online to cope with demand.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 14:00

Glad you're sorted Bob; I have to say I was so grateful for the gas hob when we had no electricity for days at a time.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 13:58
Hostafan1 says:

WORZLE IS HOME.  and it didn't even cost me a fortune.

Am I the only person who fears the worst when vehicles have to go to the garage ( especially when they've been gone for a week) ?

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 Having been the other side of the inspection pit the only thing I fear is that I could do it better (and cheaper).

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 13:55
Liriodendron says:

Good morning all.  Hi Pat - keep warm and get well soon!

Never underestimate the placebo effect, Clari...  my mum swore by some evil cough mixture or other, which I'm positive only worked because you HAD to get better or she'd give you some more of it.  

It's raining.  Hope the forecasters are right today though, because we have a U3A gardeners' group outing to Ripley Castle gardens near Ripon.  It should be dryish while we're there.  And there's a cafe...  

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 Liri! My grandparents had some evil thick black syrup that they'd give you if you coughed. Oh it was nasty. I used to hide my head under a pillow if I had to cough in case they heard me and had to give me more of it. Granddad would give you a fruit boiled sweet to "take the taste away" but I think it just made the glup linger.

We certainly got "better" quickly!

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 08:13

Pat; I hope you escape the worst of it. You've just reminded me I need to take my vitamins before I brush my teeth. Dove recommended them to help keep colds away. I'm not sure if they help as my immune system is so pathetic but it's worth a shot for the psychological positive impact alone.

I'm providing emergency cover for a volunteer today so one of our service users doesn't miss out; it's only a shopping trip but I'm rather looking forward to get the chance to do what I "expect" everyone else to do! It means at least I can prove I'm willing to get my hands dirty and of course I'll get a much better idea of what it's like. I wonder how many of the other managers in this organisation would be so willing to give their day off up. 

(Also it's raining so I won't be able to do much in the garden anyway).


Posted: 14/08/2017 at 07:07

I water daily and feed weekly (if I remember!)

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 06:55

Morning Dove! I was awake early. Well my eyes were open at least. Tea consumed. More required.

I had the strangest dream that I was leading a group of people to an abandoned village in Ireland. You could take cash, dried tea, fruit cake, vegetable seeds, equipment for gardening / survival. Very Bear Grylls (but with tea not pee).

We planned on getting chickens etc. when we got closer to the area as they don't travel too well. Which I thought was a nice logical touch for a dream!

Feel most out of sorts now however. Maybe I should be googling abandoned villages in Ireland... just in case.

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