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Posted: 01/10/2015 at 08:21

Thanks Dove! I'm loving the mental imagery of a hedgehog closing a door behind him. We'll have to see what his lordship produces (I've told him I need his help on Sunday to prepare the garden for winter since he's so far failed to finish any garden projects and knows that my spine simply wont allow a lot of jobs so here's hoping he'll be inspired!)


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 07:59

Morning all. Balancing out Verduns warm with cold and a thick fog: think I could cut it with a knife when I was out earlier with the hound!

No school in today so I can deep clean the classroom again to ensure it is completely vomit free. I get a little bit carried away with how clean my classroom should be even though I've already scrubbed it. Small people seem to have so many many germs. I've lots of paperwork to catch up on too and lots of little projects ticking away than need some tlc. If you could send tea and cake and more hours in the day I'd be most grateful. 

I keep wondering whether I could find a plant that could live in the classroom to add a calming, cleaning the air, type colour to the room. It would need to survive very cold temperatures (no heating when its not in use and it can drop to outside temperatures) but come summer (and when you've 60 children in and the heating on) it is also very warm. It could have a plastic globe on it to help keep it warmer.

Does anyone think an aloe might survive this environment? After all it is BURN related so links in to the theme of the museum!



Posted: 30/09/2015 at 22:47

First vomiter of the school year!! Poor child, why do parents send them if they're not well??

Perhaps its a good job I didn't send them to Wonkys house.



Posted: 30/09/2015 at 22:30

We found out today that our hedgehog visitor is living in the garden (one noisy dog!) And my beloved partner choking on how much a hedgehog home costs to buy is now about to be harassed into building me one (after all he wont want to remove hedgehog anger from the dog).

Can anyone tell me the advantages of certain styles (some have a tunnel AND two chambers, others just the one chamber), and whether decking wood (I.e. pressure treated) is a suitable building material? 

Thanking in advance! 


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:01

Fairy- I hope you can walk because for various reasons I can't run. I'll also be pushing a stretcher so at least the downhill will be easier 

All for a good cause though we'll be raising enough money to put a defib on the outside of the building so anyone can use it if they need too. 

I hope Wonkys move goes well! I'd come and help but I've 60 children in today.


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 15:32

I forgot to add that I nipped to the local garden centre... aren't they so depressing this time of year? All the plants look in a very sorry state (surely its too early to be dormant) and the yellow label area was stripped bare. Even the packets of seeds were looking sorry for themselves.

In fact I was so disappointed by my pottering around I forgot to pick up the compost I' gone in there for!


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 15:29

Pat I hope you sleep well. We'll try and keep the noise down!

My efforts to tidy the house aren't going well. I went into the garden earlier: I think Sunday will involve hacking everything back down to basics its so over grown now. I'm loosing two flower beds to the lawn to make it more dog / partner friendly and somehow can't seem to convince partner to finish any of the projects he's offered to do. Its all a mess!

I have however (somehow) agreed to a half marathon run (well jiggle) and its not ended up involving my also pushing a stretcher with someone sat upon it doing CPR.

I can barely push a trolley around the supermarket!!



Posted: 29/09/2015 at 13:00

Punkdoc: despite the warm weather I'm very chilly! Mind you I'm meant to be doing the house work today so perhaps I ought get on with that to keep me warm.


Lilly: I've not had chance to look yet back (been a mad few days) but has your do split his pad? That's what happened to Reggie (who is STILL in recovery after ten plus weeks). I hope you get the hound sorted out without too many set backs.


*hugs* to all those that need them, I'm going to see if I can catch up on what has been happening.


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 08:01

Morning all. Working all weekend here teaching cpr and life saver skills at the museum: here's hoping people don't get put off by the marathon on Sunday going past our front door else I'll be so lonely!


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 07:50

Morning all! 

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