Latest posts by Clarington

If you were to buy yourself 3 plants for Christmas...

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 08:34

I would get myself a fig tree, some asparagus crowns, and a pitcher plant.

My garden is currently an awful mess as the house renovations has put paid to us having anything pretty this year so I won't be asking for plants or seeds this year.But it's nice to dream!

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 07:56

Well Dove! You must have better circulation than the rest of us my toes are freezing. 🙄

My Land Rover has departed off on its day out with his lordship and his friends. I've packed them a lunch box because shows charge rediculous prices for food.

Hope he at least fills the fuel tank when he gets back.

I've not been to a car show for a year now, used to go all the time but it seems that his excuse of not wanting to invite me is that the dog needs looking after. Shame his friend asked if the dog was coming as it's a dog friendly event! 😁

Everywhere I hope out for the day as a special trip out is dog friendly. It's seen as a big deal if I leave the chaps home alone. I think his lordship better start realising how much his brownie points are in deficit!

Maybe I ought tell him to start planning for a back breaking spring preparing the garden. It might give him the hurry up to get on with the DIY in the house!

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 20:39

How many bottles Dove?

Wonky; love is a terrible thing (and we moved in together in August when it was at the back of a cupboard so I wasn't thinking carefully). OH has to suffer my hot water bottle in June (scalding hot is the best way to sooth my nerve pain) so I'll not complain too much ;)

Earlier today I checked all the fluid levels in my truck, filled the fuel tank (ouch!) packed a lunchbox, and generally got her ready to go to a show tomorrow... I hope HE enjoys taking his friends to the show in MY truck! I'm wondering what embarrassing item I can leave in there just to make it perfectly clear that I own her! (Alas no boxes of tampons handy! 😅 )

Remember to top up on water Dove!

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 18:18

Joyce you're showing off!

Stood in the dark manning the fuse board. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 14:33

Wonky; no electric blanket here. I gave mine to my father when I moved in with his lordship as he wouldn't tolerate the idea of one. I did have two hot water bottles on the go at one point!

Picked his lordship and his friend up around midnight so at least we weren't out too late. I'm not one for crowds and there were more than enough people out on the street of Sheffield for my liking at midnight so Christ knows how rammed those streets will be today.

Punkdoc; I am enjoying THE Missing but with my brain / memory issues I have to have a post it note to remind me of the time jumps else you can imagine it is quite the confusing experience.

I've just finished the first stint of ironing (bed sheets), I might leave the shirts til tomorrow.

Trehane Nursery

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 14:25

Good to know! I've been thinking about fruit bushes for a gift for someone.

Bulb questions

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 14:24

Pots all the way!

Your worst Christmas present!

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 23:21

Oh my...

Was it the Clara The Cow stuffed toy from my aunt? (The only thing I'd ever been given with my name on and thus made me think people thought all Claras were horrid people)

Or the science kit that my father took off me before I'd even got the instructions out and for years it sat on his office shelves as I was "too young" (it's probably still there)

Or the hundreds of plastic bits of tat people have brought me over the years as a joke gift because they get pleasure in giving you lots of presents rather than the one book (how restrained of me) and chocolate orange you actually wanted.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 23:03

Poor dog has taking to hugging the only form of heating we have right now!

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 23:03

954 students so far this month by the way. I'm a bit disappointed we'll not hit one thousand!

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