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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 07:02

Thanks everyone. The local press (not surprisingly since they seem to do their best to ignore us) don't seem to be picking up on the award but it probably doesn't help that there was no one answering the phone / emails yesterday. We didn't win: but second is a good start.

I hope it will help with funding: for starts we either need a new roof or more wet floor signs :( 

Had a text from the boss asking what teaching qualifications I have. I'm assuming that the lack of will be a good way for them to get rid of me as "it's a requirement of the new project" as he's still not mentioned when my contract will be renewed. I will happily take any courses as required but can't afford to pay for them myself and training doesn't seem to be forthcoming.

Lots of temporary jobs available at my local supermarket but not much else.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 16:38

We were very lucky with the weather, at home we were unaffected, at work... well let's just play a game called I spy with my little eye many many cones of slippery when wet.

PuPunk; sorry to hear about your garden :( If there is anything special you're looking for to replace the moist patches please please let us know!

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 16:30
punkdoc says:

Hi all.

I might be mistaken, but I think a friend of ours might have won an award for her museum in Sheffield. If so congratulations, if not you should have!

Force of the water when the stream flooded has ripped out a lot of plants, but easier to deal with than a flooded house. Water levels going down, but a lot of Sheffield is badly affected.

See original post


We didn't win, but we were at least recognised! :)

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 16:13

Oh Pat!

I've just sailed my car home. If you don't need to go out DON'T. Seriously it is not safe out there.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 07:14


HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 20:10

On Monday & Wednesday I was very late home due to work.

On Tuesday and tonight his lordship is late home ( still no sign of him).

Should we flip a coin to see who works late tomorrow? 

He sent me a message 1.5 hours ago to say he was nearly done so I put the dinner on.

Reggie & I are really enjoying this deliciously moist and tender chicken breast. Would it be wrong to suggest he gets himself a take away when he eventually comes home so we can scoff all this chicken?

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 17:05

Afternoon all.

Full of cold. It's come on quick so I hope it'll go quick too.

BL; there are so many old dogs that need homes. I couldn't live without a dog now. Even if he pins you to the bed and wakes you with the loudest woof two inches from your face at 01:00 (landline was ringing).

Met some beautiful police dogs today.  I could have snuck one home so easily!!

Keep safe all. Weather sounds grim!

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 07:06

Morning all.

Well I survived the school groups, had a great night with the brownies, all made better by taking time to leave the museum to go for a walk. I tried the Christmas market but poor doesn't cover it. So instead I wandered happily around the cathedral. I'm not overly religious but the architecture is amazing. For my sanity I've decided that when I need a break I'm going there; it's 5 minutes walk and so much nicer to be in than the museum.

Very tired today as my tracking alarm went off at 01:00. At night the alarm calls the landline and my mobile; naturally waking the dog, to alert me that the truck has moved our of its safe zone.

She definately hadn't the satellites must have jumped slightly but you can imagine trying to settle after that burst of adrenaline (& the dog on high alert mode). Today I only have the one class, some police dogs, so I'm hoping an early finish.

Keep safe everyone; lots of tea required today!

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 06:53

Awful nights sleep as the dog has an upset stomach. Now for reasons I don't understand (but I think it's because I hide myself under the blanket) Reggie always asks his lordship when he wants to go out...

... who in turn rolls over to wake me to do it.

Fun for all the family.

Today I've 90 students and brownies coming at night. I could have done with a good night's rest.

Maximum of 10'C here Pat (currently 11'C in the house).

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 22:12

Still no sign of his lordship. I've had a lemon curd sandwich (such a grown up). Now in bed sharing a hot water bottle with the hound.

BL; I have quite the fan girl about Lucy Worsley! Thank goodness for Kindle; my partner can't see just how many books of hers I've brought. 

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