Latest posts by Clarington

Sheds are in fashion, here is mine :)

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 13:52

Your sheds are more comfortable than my house! I don't have space in the garden for a shed that isn't purely a toolshed. His lordship has his man shed and my lady cave (the outhouse: currently full of tools, junk, more junk, and oh my god why wont he throw this junk away) is being converted (eventually) into a room for doing the laundry. :(

Growing Garlic Questions

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 13:49

I always buy my garlic from a nursery (rather than Tescos): you get much more variety and as Ob says: virus free which is of great importance in the long term.

With regards to how long they last: I'm still eating garlic that I harvested LAST summer! (You can also preserve garlic cloves in vinegar or oil but I tend to batch cut up a load and pop it in ice cube trays with a splash of oil and keep frozen til needed.)

Good luck and I hope you have a really COLD winter (good for splitting the garlic).

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 08:57

I've been at work since 07:30 deep cleaning ready for our special visitor.

Why didn't I wear gloves?? The disinfectant has ruined my delicate (ha) fingers.

Just having a break then we'll carry on scrubbing.

Still picking raspberrys

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 06:28

I'm still having to cut the flowers off the strawberry plants. They are meant to be earliest but are insistent that they really want to be year rounds!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 06:25


*raises Yorkshire flag, dofs flat cap and salutes a painting of a whippet stood on top of a slap heap of Yorkshire puddings*

Moving house conundrum

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 06:23

Firstly with plants ensure your house sale clearly states which plants are staying and leaving. We've heard tales of people getting into hot water when lifting plants after a sale as legally they are property of the house.

Secondly: seriously consider whether the plants you have a suitable for the new climate. My family (Northamptonshire) grow plants that do not thrive in Yorkshire so the leap to Scotland will make a huge difference.

Personally I'd try to sell everything in terms of equipment that I could and buy afresh when you're settled. You might not make what you brought them for BUT you don't need to pay out for transport and storage.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 22:27

I don't blame them Pat!

Duck was a delightful treat. Now in bed with a mug of tea. 

I'm trying to decide what it says about a town near to me that the family planning clinic opening times are during office hours with just two hours a week (17:00 - 19:00) for those that work (nearby one presumes). 

I suppose everyone around here must work so hard they're too tired for nookie so don't need to worry about such precautions. 

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 18:58

Thanks for resting my mind Ob! Now if only his lordship would hurry home!

What is on your Christmas list?

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 18:36
B3 says:

We had a deal last year whereby nobody could spend more than a tenner, you had to get as many presents as possible and kudos awarded for naffness.

Strangely, many of the presents turned out to be more useful than the usual expensive tat. e g the bit of plastic for opening jars, the keyring light - handy for looking in a dark handbag  . Some less useful - like the cork with a light stuck on it so that you could change your empty wine bottle into an 'attractive' lamp.

It was fun buying and receiving them and totally stress-free. I'm looking forward to doing it again this year.

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 B3 : we do a secret santa in my family. You get allocated a name and can spend no more than £50. The person organising it gets to add silly things to the list along with suggestions that the original person hadn't requested.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 18:29

Wonky; there is plenty of duck since his lordship has shown no hint of when he'll be home! I'm still undecided about the blackcurrants as a sauce compot. But it does need a fruity kick of something.

Managed to get the hound to eat for the first time in several days (complicated animal) and before the fireworks started. I'm so pleased I could make Dove look miserable! ;)

Tomorrow I will be going to work super early to disinfect as much of the three floors and almost 50 vehicles as I can because I have a VIP coming to the museum; a young boy who has leukemia so can't visit anywhere normally. It'll just be his family as the museum is normally closed. I just hope he's well enough to come!

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