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Scout project.

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 21:36

Where in the world are you Ricky? This will help give people an idea of last frosts and weather conditions that might affect you.


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 21:03

It's a rare treat Wintersong (although I have to confess a good 30% of my up chucks have been the adult helpers who are 500 times worse at not having breakfast / coming into work when they've a stomach bug / not washing their hands / for gods sake eat your breakfast)

Just stopped writing risk assessments to pack Reggies bag for a weekend away with family. Good lord how can one little dog need so much stuff?! I'm one step of purchasing a yummy mummy bag to try and keep an emergency away kit in 

My bag however contains fresh underwear and a toothbrush. Perhaps I might splash out and put another pair of trousers in there (if there is space in the truck).

Or I might go and climb into bed. Watched super vets. Really really shouldn't watch super vets. I can watch one born every minute and feel nothing except bored but THAT POOR PUPPY 


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 19:49

Beaus Mum I was the person who mentioned the antlers: Reggie has had his for several weeks now and is barely making a dent on it despite keeping him busy for hours! He does have a crate to sleep in and he uses one when we go to work but he prefers to sleep on the stairs when both myself and his lordship are here (when he's normally spark out all night: I have to wake both of them up in the morning!) So I don't want to start shutting him up at night when we're home alone as that'll upset him further. We'll be doing home alones for a few months so he'll get used to it!

52 children today and despite my wearing brand new smart trousers and high heels (not exactly practical for leaping around the classroom playing the fool and climbing in engines) NOT A SINGLE CHILD THREW UP ON ME! Normally the mere hint at something "special" causes a child to up chuck everywhere. I am celebrating by climbing into my pjs and keeping all fluids well away from my laptop while I write up invoices and risk assessments (and hunting the internet for toys I want to help bring our "stories" to life).



Posted: 19/03/2015 at 07:27

Mummy you're in / near Sheffield aren't you? If so try calling Taylor Made Gardens. We used them for some near industrial garden clearing at the museum (National Emergenc Services) last year after getting many many quotes and they were genuinely polite chaps: came out and quoted, took the time to explain all our options, and the lads he had with him really worked their guts off! I'd be more than happy to use him in my garden if I needed help and could afford it.


Hope that helps!


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 07:18

Morning all. Final school for this week - this means I'll have had 176 students through the door. We'll see if the immune system boosting supplements Dove suggested are working. The Museum is sans cleaner once again (left because he didn't like being expected to clean... erm?!) So at least I'm able to ensure not only my classroom but everything else I can find time to wipe down is thoroughly disinfected! 

Puppy had a reasonable night with only a small amount of barking and running up and down the stairs. I'm just hoping that today fellow dog walkers will at the very least stay in the same postcode as their free running dogs. It does make things more stressful for those of us working on training our excitable 23kg puppies! 

Daffodils in June?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 07:06

Try filling the fridge this year and see what happens? 

We're trialing many plants this year ready for next years wedding on 26th June. So many of them are going to be reliant on what kind of winter and spring we get And we're already looking at paper / silks just in case!


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 22:26

Currently snoring away OL; the long evening walk might have helped. I'm hoping he'll not decide to have his 04:00 mad session running up and down the stairs that we experienced this morning: its not a good way to wake up! He seems more settled tonight thank goodness: his lordship being away often throws a spanner in his routine. 

Sweet dreams everyone. Try to keep your hands to yourselves! 


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 22:14

Good lord I'll throw abucket of cold water over the lot of you!


Posted: 18/03/2015 at 17:13
Thank goodness I'm 29 and all such thoughts of lust have been replaced with wanting a mug of tea and new slippers!

Easter heatwave alert

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 20:02
It'll be glorious. I know this because I'll be at work all holiday :/

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