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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:29

How does this light at night work? Because I am up at least three times a night as we're in the guest room with thin curtains (will be changing that when we're done decorating!) Forever checking why the outside light has gone off or why the school lights are all on and the alarm is pathetically "mewing" for attention.

Surely this counts as extra exercise?!

I can't even see that the light wakes you up early so you start eating sooner as all this week I've not been waking up at my normal time (05:30 / 06:00) but more like 07:00 when the alarm goes and my partner is still dead to the world until his cup of tea arrives (although this morning he did roll over and discovering I was still happily slumbering away decided to give me a prod to wake me and tell me he wanted his cup of tea!)


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 09:25

 Look what greeted me this morning at my desk! I won a competition to get some bread mix samples and had them delivered to work as I was worried the postman might leave them out in the rain and leave me with a box of soggy.

Between this and my birthday haul I've now over 10 kg of flour to play with.

Who ever said that women are hard work to buy for??

Transplanting Grass

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 07:15

Mike its three - four foot higher than the rest of the garden (they just heaped the excess soil when they did the patio up into a mound and never got round to sorting it until it grew over) and means the hedge is very low in the chicken area which is not ideal as I want the hedge as a good wind break to keep exposure from the playing field behind us and to protect the coop from prying eyes and their footballs. It's my intention to bring it back down to the rest of the garden (I'm not going for bowling green tidy here) and use the soil on the vegetable garden.

Hopefully this'll give the chickens plenty of space and protection and stop them getting nosy watching the kiddies playing football! 

Cut flowers for wedding

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 07:04

I love the idea! (But all my friends are very practical so perhaps I'd not over think it like Bee) 


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 07:02
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Not chilly tonight Clari, but was very cold here last night.

Not understanding the different keyboards 

Star, I had to go and get a hot water bottle.  Perhaps my oh was stealing all the warmth!

A dvorak keyboard is laid out to increase your typing speed where as qwerty was laid out to slow you down so when yoj were using a type writer the keys didn't clash.


Posted: 30/05/2014 at 06:59

Not raining - yet!


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 22:59

MIKE!! You just behave yourself!!! Just pace and rest regularly, the fresh air will do you good x


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 22:56

Any one else found it chilly tonight? I hope I didn't miss summer, I was just getting ysed to not having perky coat hooks

Transplanting Grass

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 22:54

To be honest purely because I've got to dig one area up to level the land for the chickens and it seemed silly not to "quick fix" the lawn Verdun since the grass would just be stacked and left to rot down.

Steve - the grass is less than 10 foot from where I'm transplanting. In this case I don't think I need to worry about weeds- if we have it we have it!


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 22:47

But I'm using a dvorack keyboard!

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