Latest posts by Clarington

A Gardener's Hands

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 07:34

I'd be no bloody good as a gardener if I had someone else's hands. Imagine trying to pot up my daffodils to find that actually these hands belong to my audiologist and the bulbs end up in everyone's ears.

Oh there'll be hell to pay come spring!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 07:26

Morning all. Off out later to for some dog socialising with a dog getting over behavioural issues; his lordship wants to come with me so there'll be nothing done on the house today but it'll be nice to spend time with him. I just hope Reggie doesn't decide to play up because daddy is there. He always seems a bit funny when we go for walks together. I think daddy might be a bit lax on training.

Then it's bath time for Reggie; got to smell nice for Santa!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 19:51

Very recently a friends wee lad received a gift from Hull fire service (a mobility scooter). It was on Look North but I missed it.

The powers of Facebook meant I got to see it just now. What struck me most was the picture of Joe as a baby, I'd never seen his baby photos before. Cute doesn't cut it he was adorable!! It did however make my do the proper crying and dribbly snot and full hand wavey nonsense (why do ladies wave their hands when they cry??) 

This is Joe:

Don't be taken in by that beautiful smile: he's no angel!

Fairy; are you sure these poles aren't for ball room dancing? They sound beautiful!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 19:08

Oh! It decided I'd written enough and posted for me.

I'm always careful to keep my pastry nice and thin. But there is too thin and we're bordering on structurally unsound.

I need to test a few to check...

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 19:07

Evening all.

For some reason all the mince pies have gone (I may be entirely guilty for this). So I'm trying a different receipe for the pastry (less buttery) and an icing sugar top instead of pastry. Hopefully they'll not be too sweet.


I think I may have done the pastry too thin (grandma does ones so thick you need a hammer to get through to the good mince inside so Im

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 14:41

Lily: I was 13 days late. It'll happen when it happens. Their weather always sounds scary to us but of course they're better prepared for it.

Wonky: NO sign of anything being done on the house today. He has however washed his car (his best mate needs to borrow it) and then washed mine (he needs to borrow it). Alas my little truck (what I'll be using) has been missed but better than nothing!

He's on about going back to the workshop (with said best mate) this afternoon; maybe I need to hide all his pants so he can't leave the house stuff will get done. I have however informed him that he'll be taxiing me tomorrow when I go bowling with people from the museum.

Mind you, can you imagine the moaning I'll have to put up with if he gets things trapped in zips?

Maybe I'll just hide his (or should that be my) keys.

Finished off tidying the strawberry plants today. Was surprised to see a wasp hanging around.

So.....Re-booted Three

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:34

I have always ironed my bed sheets (not easy with a king size bed); to me they feel just that little bit nicer!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:32

Oh Chicky thank goodness you've got some choices for your dad. And that he gets to spend Christmas with you!!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:30

Thanks Dove! Another three of those and I'll be sorted.

Flowers; I used to do messy play at work and would find glitter in my car and house for weeks afterwards. It's amazing how far it travels!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 08:33

A pint of tea would be nice Dove.

Clarice; he gets away with far too much already because of his looks! 

Right now he's still fast asleep on our bed; I think yesterday's walk broke him! We've another long walk tomorrow.

Lots of cleaning and trying to sort the remains of the house to do today. His lordship hasn't dropped hints as to what he'll be doing yet. Should I start writing him a list?

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