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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 13:06

ooooh I've found carrot cake!!

would you ???

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 13:06

Ditch the grass (unless you want the fake stuff) it'll constantly struggle leaving you frustrated.

Like others have said a good tree surgeon would be a great start to see what light you can get for the garden. After that get on the internet and look for shade loving plants that suit your own style. 


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 13:04

Welcome! You may find our conversations a little hard to follow at start: the wet weather does give us cabin fever some what.

(I'm a yellow label magnet too!)


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 13:01

Its just occurred to me that the daffodils I put in the green house to "force" for some much needed early colour are actually several inches smaller than the ones growing where ever they fancy in the garden.

Best laid plans and all that!


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 10:44

You know the distinct disadvantage of working from home... too close to the biscuit jar! Fortunately for some strange reason I haven't been shopping recently so it isn't that full.  Silver linings and all that!

I am very grateful that I was sensible enough to have savings. Now if only I could be sensible enough to STOP NIBBLING AT FOOD IN THE KITCHEN. I am going to have to put a lock on that door at this rate.



Posted: 08/02/2016 at 08:49

Dove: I've been given another cheque, which at the time he assured me would be pushed through as a priority by works bank and paid in 24 hours (my bank have told me its impossible to do this with a cheque). That went in on Wednesday so it *should* be in this Wednesday. Anyone care to place a bet?


DD your new job sounds rather fun: how do the French treat serving staff? Are they as rude as some of the English seem to think they can treat people? I hope it works for you! Is this as well as the B&B or instead of? I'm afraid I'm not firing on all cylinders right now!


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 07:57

Morning all! 

My gosh is it blustery here; the poor garden is becoming quite the collection of branches, twigs, other peoples recycling attempts. I hope you're all keeping safe. Please please don't risk it!

I shall be working from home today; if my period were as late as my wages I would be VERY CONCERNED by now! Still only 12 days til February's are due. Waiting for it to be too late for the boss to try and offer a lift before I call him to point out my car has no fuel. He hasn't seemed very bothered by this whole issue since I told him the first cheque bounced. 

I'm rather looking forward to having a nice warm office to work from!

Right; anyone for a mug of tea?


Posted: 05/02/2016 at 08:47

Morning all. 

Pay update: my car is hanging on for dear life before it needs to put that fuel warning light on. I swear has been doing better fuel economy this week than its done for a while. I think it knows when that tank goes its not getting any more.

Boss has assured me that the latest cheque would be fast tracked and paid into my account in 24 hours. Fast work for a cheque thought I. Of course also absolute bull poop as my account almost 48 hours later is unsurprisingly empty.

But in the efforts to think positive: its almost the weekend and thank goodness I have a day off school groups today. 222 children in one week feels more than enough.For starts because if I spend much longer talking about the Great Fire Of London I'll start questioning my own sanity.


Right. Time for a mug of tea and then to work out whether I'd rather be doing paperwork or shall I have a go at trying to clear the cupboard that is meant to be my work space but seems to have become a dumping ground for Christmas decorations. I swear to whoever if listening if one more bloody ball ball tries to dive bomb me when I'm digging my way to the filing cabinet the whole lot is going out the window. Its February!


Posted: 04/02/2016 at 07:23

Morning all! Only 16 days til February's wages are due. Place your bets now if I'll have January's in the bank before then. :/

Can someone order dry sunny weather for the weekend please. I need to get out and tidy te garden: all the winds are leaving quite the mess.

WATCH OUT...........

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 19:12

Oh the memories! In my partners student accommodation you used to find slugs in the lounge, on the sofa, sneaking up the wall behind you, waiting to trip you over in the kitchen ....

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