Latest posts by Clarington

App for garden design

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 14:21

I'm afraid Eleleanor I find pencil and paper the best having looked at several apps and websites!


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 11:40

PunkDoc: stay in the warm and rest. Don't expect any of us to feel sorry for you but seriously unless you've been out in your all-together in the garden I really can't see how its self imposed. 

(And if you have... you fool! In this weather? Frost bite can damage certain areas you know!!)

I've a group of VIP children attending the museum tomorrow afternoon for a special treat. So most of today is being spent trying to work out what *else* I can do to make the day extra special. It doesn't help that they are completely out of my normal age range and thus are total mystery to me. Are balloons appropriate for 8 - 12 year olds? I hope so because I just want any excuse to fill the classroom with balloons! 


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 07:29

Oh my this having money is such fun!! I have already splashed out on £80 of fuel, a lemon AND some ice cream.

Only trouble was... I had to ask my partner for my pin number its been so long since I used it  

Jimmy my garden is most confused with the weather. I'm a little concerned that all the bulbs on the left of my pots are coming up... but not the right sides. They're not even big pots!


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 07:09

Morning all.  Too dark to see any damage outside but...





20 days late but yay money!

Now place your bets on February being paid in time (11 days away).


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 19:07

Too early to be thinking about sex Topbird: I'm about to make supper (Chinese of course).


I just want a vague "average" to use as examples when showing people the uniforms as 27kg really doesn't mean a lot to people but if you said "weighs more than the average six year old" I think people will get a much better understand of trying to carry it around all day! Otherwise I'm going to buy a big bag of cement and tell people that it weighs less than my uniform but that will only end up making a mess all over my classroom.


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 17:27

Completely off topic for the gardening world but can anyone tell me how much the average 5 / 6 year old should way? I'm trying google but its getting me so very lost.


Only my fire fighting kit weighs 27kg and I'm quietly convinced that a 6 year old surely can't be much more than that. 


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 16:27

Oh Christ. Guess who found the bounties.

BUT I am now one session plan typed up.

Still raining hard here: even the hound wont go outside! (We've had him a year now!!)


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 14:21

OOoooooh that sounds like an excuse for more cake DD. 


Yay cake cake cakey cake.


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 13:57

Archie: I am being very good and there is still half a carrot cake in the fridge if you'd like some. Otherwise I recommend the ginger biscuits and there is still three quarters of a terrys chocolate orange.


Mind you I've got three new session plans to design so don't count on the chocolate orange... 

chilli seed

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 13:52

Staff: I've been told to soak my chilli seeds in cold black tea overnight before planting them (seems to help with germination rates) so get them planted: what have you got to loose? I am using seeds of plants of seeds of plants for three generations back.

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