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Posted: 08/04/2015 at 07:29

Morning all! Last day at work before a much needed time off. It looks like my plans for education at the museum will be going national so I'd best buy a new note pad to get all these ideas down! All subject to that dreaded funding of course but I've high hopes.

Does mean the garden wont get much attention though for a while. I might be taking an aloe avera to work to sit on my desk in the hope of seeing "green". Low allergy and being a good burns cure at least slightly appropriate. 

So Verdun. What's Cornwall like? Will I need a passport?


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:38

*yawns* only two more long days til the holidays! 



Posted: 06/04/2015 at 07:52

Gloriously sunny here today, so I'm back off to work and ever hopeful we'll have plenty of people in for our final day of our special 1940s weekend. 

I hope the garden centres are full of bargains! 


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 17:58

(I know we're very late in pruning but it's taken since September for me to feel well enough to even consider it: we might go for a light maintaining prune now to prevent things from worsening and harsh prune next winter.)


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 17:54

Bekkie - let me know if you find such a service. I had to go with him to watch his lordship wire a few electrical bits in the caravan (well he was using my truck and my generator I suppose) now I'm sat in the bedroom waiting for his feet to come through the roof as he's making the loft space usable. 

I'm now trying to work out how hard back I can prune a pear tree that's in the garden. It's well established (the previous occupants informed us they had planted it 20 years ago, mind you they said they got a good crop of apples from it too) But in need of tidying up as the latest plan if to have the chicken run underneath it.

I hope you're all enjoying this glorious sunshine: I put a lightweight vest on this morning!  *gasp* 


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 08:17

That'll be Thursday KEF!


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 07:59

Morning all. On the 10:00 this morning - 01:00 tomorrow morning shift so just wanted to wish you all a happy Saturday! 

Ought for Nought.

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 07:51

Cheers Edd.


Posted: 03/04/2015 at 07:47

Morning all.  Just nipping in to wish you all a lovely day. I'll be working so please save some chocolate for me! 

I nearly took a photo of my truck last night for you: kegs for 200 pints of real beer, 50 pies, tins of mushy peas, cakes to feed half of Sheffield, cans of pop to fill a swimming pool... now to hope we can sell them all!


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 07:40

Morning all! 

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