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Spring shoots in December

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 08:46

STILL pulling flowers off my "early" strawberries. They wont get the message!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 08:45

KEF you're not alone in seeing people steal from charities. It happens more often in the museum gift shop and coffee shop than you'd imagine. I've even seen people putting pens (plain black biros from poundland) in their pockets from my messy play box and opening the cupboards in the classroom to poke around what is in there (workshop activity kits and a whole load of non of your business!)

Dave, people who sit on their backside watching tv have no idea how long things take in real life. Always remember you van have a good job OR a fast job. Not both! Sounds like you were best off getting out of there sooner than later. Imagine his fussing when the plants didn't flower on 1st March "like they should for spring".


Posted: 09/12/2015 at 08:34

Make you rest and recover properly Panda! We don't want you ill for Christmas. 

I'm in the Fidget group: awful oven that barely gets cleaned, I had to cook this weekends birthday cake for an extra 3/4hr because it refuses to get warm: whole truck smelt of cake as we drove down to the in laws as it was a literal straight out of the oven into the packed vehicle and cool down on the back seat!

Unsurprisingly we too have choosen the most expensive new units and fittings for our new kitchen (we obviously have good taste). When one sales person mentioned costings to me (scruffy jeans, scruffy shirt, hair that looks a mess no matter what you do to it, hands that look like they know their way around a lorry gearbox) I just laughed and retorted to my partner "I told you buying me a new boat for my birthday was terribly silly just before we redecorated the house. I suppose I'll just have to cut back on manicures for a few weeks if you're still wanting that Range Rover too".

As the mock argument ensued (partner was not given up his bespoke colour finish even if it did cost double the kitchen) the sales assistant suddenly became so helpful.

Incidentally my new speed boat is radio controlled and pootles around the pond with much amusement.  But it doesn't pay to judge a person by their muddy shoes.


Right. Best get the kettle on. Anyone for crumpets?

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 08:11

From a curious mind and child like experiments I like the idea of "growing" my own blue lilly. But what's the point in buying one? Surely the growing is the best bit! Do the people buying them even know how it is created?


Posted: 08/12/2015 at 18:52

Evening all.

Well I'm not even going to let you guess how well my holiday is going since I was at work again today. BUT I AM ON HOLIDAY TOMORROW. Because I need to get a new shirt for a funeral on Thursday. For some reason my standard white shirt has engine oil on it and it wont wash off. It might mean a trip to Meadowhell.This is an awful way to spend your day and can only be likened to pushing read hot pokers through your ear lobes and out of your nostrils.

Its not even close to any garden centres for me to recover in on my way home!!


Keep safe everyone. I'm off to have a read on all of your adventures...


Posted: 04/12/2015 at 20:16

What the cluster fudge Verdun?

How long were they at your establishment? To eat ALL the chocolate biscuits?? But it is standard procedure to only eat no more than two biscuits UNLESS you brought them with you (in which case scoff away!) I'm afraid if you tried that here I'd have taken the tin away.

We really need to start getting finishing school more widely accepted. Far too many people are letting standards slip.


GWRS: I know it sounds odd but... as much I am enjoying the concept of a ginger crunchy biscuit (gluten free of course) I don't actually much fancy the having to eat it. I shall sit here and stare at the packet for a while and see what happens.

I also now feel guilty and gloating my wealth of biscuits when poor Verdun has non.


Posted: 04/12/2015 at 19:40







(Today I launched the free CPR sessions for scouting / guiding groups within Sheffield: I'm refusing to leave me computer in the hope that if I stare at it enough someone will email us!)


Posted: 04/12/2015 at 19:23

Evening all.

Well I'm home alone with a VERY tired dog (he's slept through his normal dinner time!) having spent the day with the grandparents and their dog (trying to get the dogs used to each other before they're trapped in a noisy house for Christmas).

Wind is.... not fun. I went to move the car earlier and have firmly decided that I am NOT GOING ANYWHERE tonight. At least the day time was rather lovely! Sun, more sun, no rain... lovely! I hope the greenhouse is still upright in the morning. 

I've not seen an adder since spotting one swimming across the fish pond on our walk in the summer. Certainly made me jump!

Anyone for a mug of tea?


Posted: 04/12/2015 at 08:33

Morning KEF!

Chicky: just had to hunt back for your news, bet you can't wait to have him back home. Remember to look after yourself! 


Posted: 04/12/2015 at 08:30

I'm currently sat on the bed trying to decide whether to have a long luxurious bath (but means I have to hope we've enough hot water, and ignore the fact that you're sitting in a soup of your own skin cells) or a shower (which means having to stand up;  ugh!)

Makes you realise how lucky you are when these are your worst concerns of a morning! 

It's (currently) gloriously sunny here at the moment so lots of opportunity for exploring in the fresh air and hoping the post person will leave those parcels somewhere safe. We could do with a bit more frost though: pulled another flower off the strawberries first thing! They're earlies and quite confused!

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