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Posted: 10/09/2015 at 21:32

Dove funny you mention stocks: I've got some in the museum we can put back in action if we can catch KEFs undesirables. Sure people would have been subject to all kinds of abuse in them not to mention physical and verbal assult but that all adds to the experience when we explain where they went wrong (getting caught for starts).


Posted: 10/09/2015 at 08:04

Dove: my hose pipe puts out 400 gallons in under 4 minutes and can knock over an adult with ease. Purple dye and bruises would be a good indicator they'd been up to no good.

Must have been getting cold last night his lordship was grumping that he might need to put the heating on. He did not seem impressed when I suggested a jumper. 

Fidget: I am unfortunately not surprised at your parents response. Some things you hear about parents trying to blame everything but their own way of bringing up their child are... disturbing.


Have a lovely day everyone!


Posted: 09/09/2015 at 20:06

His lordship is away so I'm sat here with honey on toast with a glass of water (because I can't see the point of boiling the kettle for a cup of tea for one person) having just fed the dog freshly prepared beef mince mixed with lambs heart and turkey meat...

Not that he's spoilt or anything. 

Its Bake Off O'Clock!


Posted: 09/09/2015 at 19:06

Seriously KEF? If you haven't got a shot gun do let me know. I'm sure between the vehicles and exhibits at work we can make an offence weapon of sorts...

...I mean an over sized extremely high pressure garden sprinkler and any injury was purely unintentional Mr. Policeman. 


I've had a lovely meeting with an education team, given me the confidence to know that I'm not going in the wrong direction. Then my regulation service skirt and my non regulation overly long legs (or at least low knees making the dress look very not regulation), nail polish and generally very much unlike me smart appearance pottered off to a garage where we were able to convince a rather large discount on planned works for my museum project vehicle. Hurrah! I am still two thousand pounds missing from my budget but inch by inch I am clawing every penny to make this work.

Plants I don't like (for no particular reason)

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 18:54

I have a not so much hatred as near obsessive disgust for fuchsias and geraniums. I don't know why its not like they bit me when I was a small child or used to steal my pocket money. I just want to rip their little horrid flowers off and pour salt on their roots. Its probably something the psychologist would love to discuss further but my do they already have such a long list to wade through.


Posted: 09/09/2015 at 07:26

Morning all. As far as I'm aware my friends car is still awol and typing this I've realised just how filthy my nails are having spent yesterday cleaning horse tack for a new display at the museum... best get scrubbing before a very important meeting! 

Have a lovely day everyone. 


Dove: how about I just invite you and Wonky instead?


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 20:35

Today I used an entire pot of boot polish cleaning horse tack for the museums new display. Wasn't what I was expecting when I went to work this morning...

Sat down on the computer to find (while waddling through the first day at school photographs and general nonsense that normally fills the internet) my friends car has been stolen. Worse: he had all of his first responder medical kit in the car which means he is no longer going to be able attend medical incidents in those vital minutes before an ambulance can attend. It makes me very very.... beyond angry.

Yesterday I cried myself to sleep because a "friend" was careless with his wording and made it sound that he couldn't be bothered to eat meal out of his comfort zone for the sake of celebrating my birthday / engagement / new house / a general big party to make up for all those other big parties that I haven't had to have because my friends were too busy to come over. (Allergies making it very difficult for me to find a restaurant that wont try to kill me or at least make me feel very ill for several days so to find one, one that serves damn fine food is rather exciting so for him to call the food "inedible" because he didn't like any of it....).

Today I feel sad because I know my friend is sat at home and only a few streets away someone could be dying because he can't get there. Can't use the equipment he always carries.

People are giant ass hats

Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 07:46

That's a shame Jo. I'm lucky to have "urban farms" and places that could use free bulbs as a workshop with their disadvantaged clients but 200 bulbs is a lot to have to get rid of!


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 07:43

Dove my lawn is springing up with mushrooms: very strange as it's never done before but I swear you turn around having cleared them all away (don't trust the dog) to find six more pop up and wave at you.

Very autumnal this morning: cold, that kind of moist that soaks you before you realise its wet out, and generally just not nice. I'm hoping the sun might burn through if only so I don't need to have all the lights on all day. 


Have you heard that our lawns are turning frogs?! 

Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 19:21

Jo: All of my crocus bulbs were mouldy when they arrived (didn't get a response to my email regarding quality control either but since most of them grew I wasn't too bothered).

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