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Posted: 18/01/2016 at 16:58

Fidget: most of them are children, in fact I bet a good 95% are children. I'll be good and not get ranty about that arse hole of a MP who jabbered away to stop them discussing teaching first aid to school children. It is incase that in modern society there are so many people that don't know how to do CPR.

One thing for sure if I hope that if he ever needs first aid its a rugby player doing the chest compressions. He'll live but my god will those ribs hurt for a few months.

This year I'm aiming to get my number up to two thousand knowing CPR: we don't charge to learn and I even pay all the costs of us going out to a local scout / guide group to keep it free for them.


Well I went out for a walk with Reggie. I'm convinced he dropped his favourite ball down that steep bank deliberately knowing that if he whimpered and cried and howled enough that eventually I'd slide down on my bum to retrieve it. I very nearly couldn't get back up and was contemplating following the river until I found a bank I could climb back up! Back now in my pjams while his lordship snoozes on the sofa besides me.

At least dinner tonight is easy: I've defrosted one of the meals that I made in bulk the other weekend!


Stay warm everyone: and don't do anything too foolish!

Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 16:51

Oh Tootles congratulations!!!


Posted: 18/01/2016 at 14:22

Don't drink all the wine at once GWRS. 

12:58 and I finally decided to stop work for long enough to have a shower. Its now 14:22 and I'm still sorting emails. I think its safe to say that my day off hasn't gone well. 

The Gingernut Cover-up ?

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 13:09

Well I didn't think Ashy de la Zouch was under water, I was wondering whether they had perhaps floated off.

Soggy biscuit crisis!!



Posted: 18/01/2016 at 11:34

I can accommodate (on my own providing someone brings me plenty of mugs of tea) over 1,100 students a month Dove and there are 20,000 eligible students that could visit us in the local(ish) area (we cover key stages 1 & 2). I'm working on plans to accommodate 2,000 students a month on my own (so long as I have my tea boy).

Once I run out of children in South Yorkshire (not likely; there are almost as many schools as pubs around here. Must be something in the water!) I'll take the museum on tour (or have a holiday.... probably a holiday... somewhere very quiet).


Posted: 18/01/2016 at 11:00

Second attempt at Good Morning! Its my day off today (I'm also meant to be on my last week of holiday and we were meant to be going somewhere but guess whose darling partner seems to have failed to book the time off?) So as you can tell I'm on the laptop working away. I have however learnt that

a. I hate Microsoft and its annoying updates!

b. In the first month of this year I will have taught more school children than we did in the entire year of 2011.

c. In the first two months of this year we are only 68 school children (so far) short of beating the entire amount of children we taught in 2012. Can you see where this challenge is going?

d. 723 people have learnt CPR through us since May. 


The snow has melted, or at least mostly melted, the garden does look sorry for itself! I have a new plan for the back garden after its been destroyed by the almighty garage plans. I'm thinking of getting a green house frame (since they are not worth much second hand once the glass has been damaged) and using it as my base for a chicken run: it can be stabilised with extra struts and wire mesh. It will then be tall enough to stand up in and of course will match the other two greenhouses. Now to try and work out how to position three greenhouses so that they don't rather over take the garden!


Posted: 18/01/2016 at 07:18

Morning all!

Office plant?

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 07:14

What about an orchid if you want something delicate? Mine I will confess gets very very love and attention and it seems to just get on with it.


Posted: 17/01/2016 at 08:35

Enjoy your sun Hostafan! Snow here (a few inches) which means at least the garden looks nice.


Posted: 16/01/2016 at 09:11

Morning all.  Properly frosty out here; the pond is freezing over and the skies are clear so this morning we will be walking the walk of many many layers!

Does anyone live in the non motorway routes between Halifax and Sheffield?  Keep off the roads on Tuesday; I'm driving a Green Goddess to a school!

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