Latest posts by Clarington

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 19:40

Oh Nanny it does seem to be raining hard on your daughter. We had awful estate agents in our first house together but the landlady was quick to realise where the problem lay and ditched them when they tried to withhold three months of HER MONEY that she needed for the mortgage because of a fault we had complained about (and then fixed ourselves) that they

a) hadn't told her about

b) hadn't fixed even though they had a maintenance contract with her.

I hope grandson improves soon :(

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 17:27
Dachalover says:

Clarington ....does Reggie ....rub his ears into any carpet or fabric after his bath ....I can't imagine not being able to poke my finger in there to get any moisture out 

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 Dachalover; he has a good toweling down and he shakes himself down which I think is good for getting the moisture out! 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 15:15

That is beautiful Cheyngel!

Ob; how neat your patchworking is.

The hound and I are resting on the sofa: he's done his traditional post bath eat ALL THE THINGS and I'm just watching for his food to defrost a little more so I can prepare it all up for him.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 13:26

Looks beautiful Dove!

Unfortunately the farm shop wasn't good, in fact it was closed! But the pet shop side was open, they've a little way to go (some of the food I brought was best before April: oops!!) until they're up to standard but being a quarter of the distance I normally travel to get the food (spoilt dog) I'm willing to give them a go. Because I order so much I'll be sending an order in and they'll order it in special so at least it'll be fresh.

The sun is starting to appear now. Dare I risk putting washing on the line?

The uncertainty of gardening

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 13:18

Before I moved in the elderly couple and their family had lived in this house since it was brand new. It was built in the early 1950s and sometime during this the family planted a tree to take pride of place.

The garden was lovingly tended, it provided food for the family for years, and the couple were very proud of it.

In fact they spent more time showing us around the garden than the house. They told me how to prune the trees when the lawn was last fed. They seemed to know it all.

They could not tell me enough about the tree that stood pride of place in the garden, how it had grown with their family, how it made THE BEST APPLE pies. Thry even offered to leave receipes to help us use up the glut of APPLE'S that were always so bountiful.

To me as a basic new gardener I thought they knew it all.

So imagine my surprise when on the first year we got a wonderful harvest of...

Definitely not apples 

They do take good though!

Don't stress about not feeling like you know enough. Sometimes those you look up too trip up on the simplest of things.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 10:45

One most disgruntled dog washed; too wet to lay on the lawn so hes making his feelings known about the matter by huffing and puffing around the lounge.

I keep my work phone handy at all times: good job too as I've just sorted out an issue with a volunteer. Not impressed that my boss (who knows I don't work on a Monday and has access to my calender which shows the office as closed) has tried to set up a telephone meeting this afternoon. I think I worked enough hours over the weekend to be able to enjoy my day off!

Right; who needs what from the farm shop?

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 08:06
Dachalover says:

Cheers Clarington .....just thought it was a bit strange .....because if we wash our guy in the morning he is so pernickety that he won't go outside again 

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They are funny things! If Reggie gets bathed in the afternoon he tends to end up needing hair drying otherwise he's still damp when he tries to climb onto the bed for evening cuddles. Eww! I don't like hair drying him in case it dries his skin out and makes him itchy.

He also has panic poos when his bum gets wet but seeing as how it's breakfast time for most I'll not go into that!

More tea anyone?

The uncertainty of gardening

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 07:53

I over think everything. I always have done. That five year old that can describe sixteen ways you'll kill yourself if you climb the tree? That was me. 

The important bit is to climb it anyway and not be too harsh on yourself if things don't turn out the way you had hoped.

thompson and morgan

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 07:50

I'm afraid I wouldn't touch them with a rubber cheque after all the tales I've heard on here.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 07:48
Dachalover says: bathe your hound in the morning?.

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 Not every day! Yesterday my partner took Reggie to the "pit top" (old slag heap from the coal mines that is now a grassy nature reserve) and let him enjoy himself in the pond / sludgy stagnant horrid stinky murky water. He however failed to rinse him off properly so he smells... like a swamp monster.

If I wash Reggie in the morning after our walk he's more relaxed and will snooze on the lawn (if it's sunny) or on a mountain of old towels in the lounge til he's dry.

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