Latest posts by Clarington

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 06:51

Morning all. Only a slight frost this morning but gosh wasn't it cold last night. 

Today's school have cancelled (for the fourth time) so I'm not sure what I'll be up too today. Maybe the boss will respond to the emails I sent... two weeks ago.

Tomorrow the plumbers arrive and I have the day off. I think I will be spending the day ensuring the green house out.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 21:50
fidgetbones says:

Just make sure the cup is the right sort. I read about a man who had been using his girlfriends "mooncup" for his mouthwash because his usual tumbler was missing. OOps.

See original post

 I've used mine as an emergency eye bath before now! 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 06:51


HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 21:31

Your stories don't surprise me. The attitude of some parents on a trip make me wonder who is meant to be looking after who. But I'll not recount the worst of my experiences; the grinding of my teeth upsets the dog.

The Problems of Disability and Jobs

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 21:27

On a brighter note; at the museum we have autistic volunteers who are supported by the autistic centre who perform vital roles in the museum. They are mostly all on the less functional side of the spectrum but clean the building, exhibits, even restore exhibits in some instances, restock leaflet stands, and gain a routine as well as employment experience. Some have even been able to get "proper" jobs through showing their commitment to this role. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 18:16

Ob: the teacher, support staff, the whole lot were still there thankfully. Good job too; they'd never have all fitted in the cells for the night.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 16:43

Being a local school the bus company dropped off the school in two loads (the bus driver making two trips so in his mind = two groups) of one and a half classes each. 

On the return the teacher asks if two groups could get on the bus at the same time.

Yes replies the bus driver. That'll save me making another trip. The teacher does not correct him.

Teacher loads on two classes and they all wave the museum good bye.

The bus driver safely deposits the two classes and drives back to the depo to wash his big white shiny buss happy at an early finish.

In the mean time class number three are finished in the toilet and reassured by the school who phoned them to let them know the bus left and so should be ten minutes wait patiently in the museum.

And wait.

Credit to the very young children they were amazingly patient!

Last edited: 01 November 2016 16:44:38

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 15:37

Just nipping in to refresh my brain before I start the onslaught of emails.

For anyone having a bad day. Have you ever wondered what the worst thing a school has left behind on a trip to a museum? Is it the soiled underpants in a plastic bag of a poor unfortunate child? The vomit bucket (full)? Festering lunchboxes or hand prints ON EVERYTHING I SPENT YESTERDAY CLEANING...

... Today a school surpassed themselves by leaving *drum roll*


HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 06:58

I'm not ready for it. Was it Stevie who mentioned a trip to meadow hell for Christ.... nope can't bring myself to say it. I'm not prepared to be thinking of festive events yet. 

More tea required.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 06:48

How is it November already?

Link to November's thread:

Discussions started by Clarington

Hello Forkers - March Thread

A friendly place for frolics and chat for all members to come together to socialise. 
Replies: 1837    Views: 46048
Last Post: 01/04/2017 at 05:55

Cactus Display.

Any ideas and inspiration? 
Replies: 6    Views: 400
Last Post: 28/02/2017 at 19:20


Can I use it for anything? 
Replies: 4    Views: 550
Last Post: 07/12/2016 at 08:30

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Replies: 1376    Views: 41008
Last Post: 01/12/2016 at 06:19

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Replies: 1350    Views: 41233
Last Post: 01/11/2016 at 06:48

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Replies: 1321    Views: 41000
Last Post: 01/10/2016 at 07:30

Plant Swap

Replies: 3    Views: 375
Last Post: 24/07/2016 at 22:43

Does putting slate on your pots help keep the soil moist?

Replies: 8    Views: 798
Last Post: 18/07/2016 at 00:28


Replies: 1788    Views: 56352
Last Post: 01/08/2016 at 06:38

Ideas for a small shady corner

(of the vegetable garden) 
Replies: 12    Views: 973
Last Post: 30/06/2016 at 18:03

Tiny Plants

For tiny pots. 
Replies: 21    Views: 1289
Last Post: 18/06/2016 at 05:07


A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
Replies: 1610    Views: 59655
Last Post: 01/07/2016 at 06:53

Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

Replies: 17    Views: 992
Last Post: 15/06/2016 at 11:46

Hawthorn Hedge: at the end of its life?

Replies: 3    Views: 564
Last Post: 24/04/2016 at 11:10

Child friendly / neglect friendly / plant for classroom

Replies: 4    Views: 554
Last Post: 01/04/2016 at 15:55
1 to 15 of 58 threads