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Posted: 23/03/2015 at 14:56
Matty - Reggie is 24kg and growing. I may have "more than ample thighs" but he's not exactly gentle on the bladder when he tries to squash himself on.

Burnt my arm on the oven getting some bread out. After cooling it I put aloe vera guts on the wound. Is there anything I should now put on the wound of the aloe vera to help the plant heal?


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 13:44
Looks good Frit!
Now playing the dark threatening cloud verses the four loads of washing on the line While puppy insists on cuddles for nap time. He's a bit too big for a lap dog!


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 10:52
Morning all. Monday and once again my day off. Hurrah! It's just clouded over but I really hope it wont rain: I'm on my fourth load of washing already and desperately fed up of having to dry things in the house.

Plans for the vegetable garden are changing again: it must now include a washing line as the vegetable garden will be dog proof and someone pays too much attention to my bed sheets

Should have been paid on Friday but wasn't (not really surprised) so plans to pootle around a garden centre for some herb seeds to start off my planter (aka above dog pee range) are on hold. Still if I drove to the garden centre and used my fuel money on plants (they are after all to eat and thus essentials to my very existence) i couldn't go to work By the fault of work itself so they can't blame me. Hmm.... not a bad idea!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 10:42
Lyn you did an amazing job and I'm so glad your mother is now at peace. Look after yourself xx

bulk purchase of terricota pots

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 19:24
I'm looking to buy at least 50 small terricota pots for wedding decorations for my wedding next year. Can anyone suggest somewhere that might sell in bulk for a discount?


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:21

Safe to say things are about to change!!

but til then... weekend! !


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:15

When I was I the motor racing world everyone got their name, blood group, and any allergies tattoo'd on their wrist. It's the only tattoo I'd ever considered.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:23

Great photos!


The boss is ignoring the email I sent him. I knew he would. He has a fantastic talent of shutting himself away in his little office and pretending its not happened. I know he'll carry on hiding away until its time to leave and then "want a word". But I'm off out tonight so wont be staying back it'll have to wait until Tuesday!

I've had my second group contact me regarding tours and special activities that I knew nothing about. They "spoke to someone". Possibly a well meaning volunteer trying to help but if they don't tell me I can't do anything. They were expecting a guided tour, hands on activities, special fire engine rides, all wouldn't be a problem but because I didn't know they were coming I'm away and am not cancelling a big family event with less than 24 hours notice! Refuse to be the bad guy here because of the piss poor communication going on in this place. 

I shall start looking for a new job just in case. I KNOW I can make this worse, I know I will be awesome at it. BUT I need the museum to back me. I also need a budget as you can't do awesome with stolen pens and nothing else! Too many false promises not enough actually physical support.

Right. Time to find out if we can anonymously make a hygiene report to the council because ignoring things wont always make them go away.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:15

Very cloudy so couldn't even tell if it got any darker


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 07:43

Have a lovely day everyone. Got told off yesterday for "telling" a volunteer who was on front desk duty to leave his sandwich to quickly check the door as the bell had gone while I was trying to take five minutes to have a very quick lunch in between classes (I'd already answered the phone twice and served a customer stood waiting while five of our staff / volunteers sat three yards away eating). I had a choice between eat drink OR pee in that five minutes (and run back upstairs).

Awake to an email from the boss complaining the toilets are filthy and it is now also my duty to clean the toilets after a school visit (even though when I checked the upstairs ones I couldn't clean them as TWO volunteers were in there and rather expected them to mop out when they'd finished) as well as generally cleaning the entire museum. So while I scrubbed down my classroom and set everything up for the next group, knowing I'd be working til 20:30 at home catching up with all of the paperwork I have to do for classes and general museum administration... the boss sits in his warm office, one volunteer empties the bins, two stand in a filthy toilet but don't raise a hand to help and everyone else leave because as soon as that museum door closes they know if they stay they'll have to do stuff.

At what point am I allowed to point out that they are beyond taking the piddle? I shall try to have a word with him to day but I know that because I'm paid (barely) he thinks he can push everything on me and let volunteers do what they want.

Oh well. Decided I'm going into work late so I can find a good vantage point to feel (couldn't find any glasses) the eclipse (after all its not all bad if he sacks me) its wonderfully sunny here so here's hoping the Sheffield smog doesnt appear over the horizon. 

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