Clarington


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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 07:13

Congratulations DD! Here's hoping it all goes smoothly. I'd offer to come and help decorate but...



... my current track record isn't good!


Chicky; I've been struggling with sleep recently. I've been so tired in the evenings I've been trying to go to bed early. OH asks why I'm not sleeping but then gets grumpy when I suggest it's HIS SNORING. He then grumbles and bangs around the house when I go to bed... if he let me at least get a couple of hours sleep before he came to bed I'd be fine. 


Off to the family planning clinic this morning to keep this area a baby free zone. Am I the only one who starts to think how boring my life must sound when you fill in the questionnaire? I haven't visited any of the dangerous countries, drank anywhere near enough  to appear on the chart, and certainly haven't slept (or worse; stayed awake with) with any tall dark strangers from foreign climates.


Keep warm everyone!

Briggs and stratton classic engine

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 13:29

Elliesgramps: Most strange! 


Does it look like it should be there. Because there really shouldn't be anything striking proud of the cam shaft so I am wondering whether it has picked up a piece of metal that has come loose from elsewhere which is causing your problem. Is it attached to the black circlip holding the pin in place?

Pumpkin growing..........confused

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 13:26

They look wonderful Stuart!


Chris: yours did better than mine. Not a single fruit! I'm going to be trying Doves idea of nipping to stop them wandering off and get them to focus on the job in hand.


Like you I want to try vertical next year: do please share if you find some good ideas!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 13:23

FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


FOUND THE JOB I WANT


As in REALLY REALLY WANT.


Application form has been completed. They're accepting entries until the 16th December so I'm not expecting to hear anything before Christmas truth be told but that isn't going to be stopping me from hitting refresh on a regular basis. It does look really very good.


Here's hoping.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 06:53

Topbird; I hope it's killing off the bugs! It's getting tiresome finding flying things aiming at your face at night as they hang around the outside light like disrespectful teenagers.


Morning all.5'C in the house right now. I'm not sure what the day brings as I have no school in today. I fear it will be deep cleaning, scrubbing, and job hunting.

Briggs and stratton classic engine

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 06:45

Pop a photo up and I'll let you know.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 18:02

Lantana: the card read "To Clara and gang. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017". No kisses no name... no clue!


Wonky: you're making me think I might need to apply for your job too. I was looking at a school caretakers job yesterday thinking actually it sounded rather interesting.


I'd say with family during the refurbishments but a 200 mile journey a day for work is rather off putting. A tent in the greenhouse perhaps might work?


Fidget: how is OH? I hope everything is okay and a warm weekend with gentle exercise helps. I always used to have Volvo tanks before I got the truck; I've seen enough at scrap yards that were clearly the Victor in a fight to know they'd be my choice again in the future.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 07:04


I received my first Christmas card yesterday. Delivered to work and... unsigned! I have no idea who sent it (aside from them being in North & West Yorkshire). 


Went to bed early last night. I don't feel ill; but I feel as though someone has drained every ounce of energy for me. We're off this weekend to see family so I can't be ill. Hopefully a couple of days in their warm houses might help.


60 children booked in for today. My speciality area of Great Fire Of London.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 18:01

GWRS: the museum of RAF firefighting is 


1 . not owned by the RAF


2. not closing!


The collection started as one man's hobby but as you'll see if you look at photos... it got rather large! He was given permission (as a serving officer) to keep the exhibits in what were then empty and near abandoned buildings. His bunch of volunteers have done such brilliant things to transform it into a museum. 


Currently those volunteers are boxing it all up and there is a huge hunt for a new location. They have a lot of support behind them I know it will go well.


Unfortunately our museum is already full to bursting else we would gladly offer them space.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 17:14

Evening all. Don't worry about certificates and what not for the electrics. We have an electrician who will be  signing off the work.


Money however is the big issue: with my job looking uncertain hiring in more help isn't ideal.


Still: if anyone hears of a job going in the Sheffield area for a Makaton speaking generally enthusiastic museum worker let me know ;)

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