Latest posts by Clarington

Just seen a hedgehog in the garden!

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 06:48

It's exciting isn't it! I love seeing our hedgehogs pottering around.

Welcome to the forum.


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 11:01

Oh Hosta you've put me right off getting in the bath now! I'd love a swimming pool; no where for one to go. I used to swim every day at a pool on my way to work. Bliss at 05:30 with only three of you around. Around here they don't seem to offer the same "adult only"   swim sessions.

The hound has been walked and I've just come upstairs to change the bedsheets. Slight flaw in the plan I'm now laying on them reading this site. Oops!

Gardening on the cheap

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 10:54

I'm on the green plant swap site Wonky. Unfortunately not had any joy yet but maybe when I get the vegetable beds sorted we'll find people to take the over enthusiastic sewing issues I suffer. 

I'm also wanting to join a local gardening group that no doubt will be able to help with local knowledge and maybe even letting me take cuttings but they're like secret ninjas.

Gardening on the cheap

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 07:53

Depends on the plant I think. But yes it is possible.

I'm sure when the rest wake up they'll help you with propagation tips. With lavender I just cut into this year's growth dunk it in root gel and plonk it in soil which works but others with advise with more care and precision.


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 07:50

Oooh yes please Chicky! My plum tree I think needs some tlc it doesn't want to do fruit.


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 06:42
Dovefromabove says:

Clari, what about a week or two doing research and development in East Anglia? We've got a few famous lifeboat museums virtually on the beach - you can't get a more 'emergency vehicle' than a lifeboat !

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 I work well with the RNLI education team, I'm sure if they booked me into a meeting the boss would have to let me go! Lifeboats are awesome, the people that crew them even more so.

Are we having the hottest day of the year today?


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 06:38
Pat E says:

Clari, whatever are you talking about? Skin thingies ?? I must have missed something earlier.

morning all for later.

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 They look like skin tags or something similar. Lots of marks on my otherwise flawless beauty. I've hundreds appear! :/


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 20:47

I want a day at the seaside. Why is it every holiday is in the winter and every day off is dedicated to washing?

Might need to sneak off for the day and hope no one notices.

Ghost orchid

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Posted: 15/08/2016 at 18:34

Well done Steve! I started it but found that the app I use wasn't any good as my normal pace walk was seen as running so when I did get a jiggle on it kept telling me to slow down. :/ Fell over and that stopped me. I want to try again though.

I've just noticed that the mass of skin tag mark things I have only  one side of my neck... now reach the other side and go down my back. Horrid looking things! I hope the Internet might have a cure for me. 

Meant to be going to Meadowhell with his lordship for new work shirts etc. but he's stuck at work so I've come in for a lay down and rest.

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