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Posted: 13/10/2015 at 07:59

Thanks Pat: as long as its hot and well and keeps my hands occupied so I can't throttle anyone its good for me!

Topbird: I'm not keen on these dark mornings either. It was 4'C yesterday morning and I was very keen to go back to bed and hide! Only 7'C here this morning which means the museum will be freezy cold today. Oh heated buildings I remember you fondly...


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 07:41

Morning all! Back to work today, if anyone could keep a large supply of tea handy that'd be grand!


Posted: 12/10/2015 at 11:14

Morning all! Its gloriously sunny here, I'm just waiting for it to warm up a little before I go into the garden for some pottering. It was 4'C first thing so my wormery definitely needs moving somewhere warmer before the frosts kick in.

Spent the weekend with the family: Reggie didn't get any rest with all the extra noise and confusing people and the poor thing is now snoring away while I play around with some ideas for fundraising at work.

I've now got to find funding to get the education side covered so that we can a) pay my wages (harsh but true) b) get it so that schools don't have to pay to visit us (I HATE HATE that schools have to pay to visit a museum that teaches life safety) c) have funds to actually develop projects d) maintain our education vehicle.... oh and I need to raise £2,000 for an AED to be installed on the outside of the building. Anyone know any business owners wanting to offset their tax with a donation to us? 


Have a great day everyone. I'll be out in the garden soon tidying it up for winter.


Posted: 09/10/2015 at 16:33

The sun has gone in and the temperature has plummeted.

Fairygirl: I don't mind the tidying, its good to have a excuse to have a sort out! We seem to end up keeping all kinds of rubbish that there really is no good reason not to recycle. I mean who really needs 26 little glass jars? (Don't worry I still kept 8!)


Fidgetbones - Hen party

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 16:20

KEF I thought the red bull was to be had with the full english in the morning!


Posted: 09/10/2015 at 15:19

Fairy: not selling. Just sorting out the mortgage. 

Jobs all sorted even got my hair cut (first time this year!) And washing now drying outside: what a nice treat! A few days ago I thought the fair weather was over.


Fidgetbones - Hen party

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 15:07

Has anyone seen the vodka jelly shots I was making? I've not seen since the neighbours wee lad came round to borrow some.


Oh dear.


Posted: 09/10/2015 at 09:22

Wedding cake and pork pie. That's my kind of day!


Hope you have a great time


Posted: 09/10/2015 at 09:21

Morning all. 

GUESS WHO HAS A FOUR DAY WEEKEND! Yes admittedly I've not got a single day off in November but to be able to even think about a day off for the past few months has been a joke. So I've cleaned the house and am now.... waiting for the mortgage valuer to show up sometime between 09:00 - 12:00. I'm glad in this modern world we still expect people to loose their morning waiting for a person to show up. What happened to half hour text messages to let you get home? Oh well: it gives me chance to pack the dogs bag ready for visiting the family. I am not sure how one little dog needs so much stuff. No wonder they talk about when you have children needing to get a bigger car! The dog at least doesn't need entertaining on the car journey!

Any suggestions for a nice diabetic gluten free celebration type cake for coffee and nibbles that I could make to take with me? 

Strawberry plants

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 09:17

Mine (in South Yorkshire) have just finished their second crop (very tasty) and I've started to snip off the remaining flowers to give them chance to conserve energy for the winter.

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