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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 07:31

Can you small hold rocks Dove? 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 06:49

Morning all. Dark, cold, wet, when do the clocks go back? 

Still at least it's Friday. Only 90 children, some printer technicians, and an unknown amount of staff to get through.

His other half didn't manage much DIY yesterday unfortunately; the dog was too busy harassing him and generally being a pain apparently. We're also celebrating grandfather's birthday at the weekend so won't get any done then. Times like this when you realise how much of a pain it is not having family and good friends (you know the kind that would actually muck in in return for free food and drink) close by.

Still... too early to be mentally coming up with ideas for decorating?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 06:42
Dovefromabove says:

They're worth money Clari. There are collectors! 

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I don't think these ones will be Dove!


HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 19:54

Evening all.

Well today was not an easy start. The printer isn't printing, one school didn't turn up; two staff members are full of cold and so forcibly sent home, hail making the museum feel damp, and so many emails!

The cold and damp hit my joints hard today. I realised it's 12 years since The Big Accident. Time for a hit water bottle and rest for the evening.

Guess what we found between the floorboards of the bedroom? The old bakerlite light fittings! Well why would you throw them away?

I removed oxalis triangularis' sidebulb too early... help!

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 06:58

Did you take any pictures of it Rosana? 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 06:56

Gosh Pat; I thought they were kidneys when I first saw them!

Well that's my holiday over. I've realised that I have no idea where any of my work wear is due to the house workings rather causing chaos. 

His lordship has the rest of this week off; I'm hoping he can crack on with the simple tasks around the house while I'm trying not to drown in a sea of small children. That is if the hound isn't as demanding as he was last night. 

Keep warm and safe anyone. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 20:29

We still have the summer duvet, and window open, but I will confess we don't tend to take the thick dog blanket off the bed like we said we would.

I might treat us to a new winter quilt soon... well as soon as we stop covering everything in plaster dust.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 19:18

Oh Ob I am sorry to hear about puss cat. I hope you choose a suitably sunny spot.

One room deplastered... one more to go (but not tonight). We started trying to add up costs.... cripes!

Also we went to pick up the slate hearth this morning.

1. It was the wrong finish

2. with the wrong edging

3. and the wrong piece of slate

Other than that it looked lovely. Hopefully OUR slate piece will be done tomorrow!

Back to work tomorrow. Which fool booked 90 children in for her first day back? 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 07:23

Joyce; only two more rooms that have plaster in so at least eventually we'll have run out! Hopefully this will be the last skip load.

Enjoy your lunch out!

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 07:22

Oh Stevie if you don't have to work than definitely mulled cider. Helps promote a gentle sleep and everyone knows you feel better after a good snooze ;)

I've never found capsules work and I get ALOT of colds due to all the small snotty visitors at the museum. The only thing that makes a difference is lemsip but I'm sure that's more because of the warming element.

As for the house: by Christmas is something I dare not think about. I have a feeling by summer is a bit more realistic; we can only do the work as we save up the money so it's very start stop and unfortunately we seem to have very expensive tastes.

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