Latest posts by Clarington

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 21:54

Evening all. It's been a busy weekend including OH choosing his new car (30th birthday treat) ...

... we'll be lving off tap water and baked beans for a long time but he's genuinely excited by the one he's chosen.

I'm looking to find a second job to boost my savings (after all it would be nice to get married eventually; my engagement ring has actually worn out!!) Something that won't place too much of a demand on my brain as my new shiny job is certainly getting it's money worth from my brain cells. 

Part time pillow tester would be nice.

For those of you who struggle to sleep; due to the chronic pain that made every movement an intense struggle / brain injury related depression / and tendency to have insomnia BEFORE the other factors were thrown at me I started to listen to the same programme on the radio (recorded to ensure it was always to hand and is usually The News Quiz from Radio 4) or talking book (Simon Sharmas history of Britain was a hit for years).

IF I didn't fall asleep I had company (even aced a few pub quizzes with my knowledge of the dissolution of the monestries)

IF I did fall asleep because it was talking the gentle rhyme didn't seem to wake me

IF I did wake up (which always happens due to the nature of rolling over in bed + pain) it would still be playing and there for me to concentrate on 

I have a speaker under my pillow so it doesn't disturb my partner and it has helped me immensely.

Of course it won't help everyone. But it's worth a shot.

The Paint Job on the Tea-House

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 21:22

I think I could happily live in that.

DO you need a hermit?

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 07:45

Morning all! 

Holiday distress

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 22:55

For future reference; I sink 2 litre cola bottles into the pots having cut off the base and removed the lid. They are pushed top first to the middle of the pot and are then filled with rain water.

This allows a steady release of water and is of course quite cheap to install. Seems to save my plants on those long romantic weekends away.

Holiday distress

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 22:52

There really isn't much you can do. If a plant is dead it's dead. If not your actions already instigated MIGHT be enough to allow them to claw back. There is no magic cure.

Have patience, don't expect too much, and examine what space you have to plant afresh for a late harvest.

Oh; and don't go reading too much in to everyone's posts if you instantly think a throw away comment has such a deep attack on you. We're, mostly, not that kind of group and really you'll find us much more fun when you smile with us.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 22:46

Sweet dreams everyone.

Am I right?

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 22:44

Unfortunately I don't seem to be able to load the images. Please don't think we're ignoring you if we don't respond straight away; I think the forum is struggling in the heat.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 19:42

Joyce; just the floors and furnishings to go now!

DD; amazing how banks think they have the right to keep hold of your cash.

learning ideas

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 17:22

Hi Ashley; like you I have have a head injury which affects my ability to do many things.

I THINK you are wanting a quite basic gardeners guide to help teach you about a border range of plants; am I right?

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 17:14

Today did not go as planned.

Which means at least I didn't have to go clothes shopping.

But does mean my work load just had a whole pile of to dos dropped on it.

OH well; it's the weekend!

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