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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 26/01/2015 at 07:29


Why did I agree to do a teacher a favour and book a class of 50 in on my day off? Since starting this new job I've earnt more days off than I have used!


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:02

Good luck Beaus Mum!

Another working weekend followed by working tomorrow on my day off. I'm trying to dream up some ideas for a low pollen houseplant that will cope with freezing cold and the heat - I want to soften the classroom up a little for younger visitors. I'm also thinking of a fish tank but that may have to wait a while. Gardening gets everywhere!


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 18:41

Glad the birds got my note and map to yours Dove!


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 07:49

Dove - I shall nip out once I've got some socks on and inform them that they're to form an orderly queue for my clipboard; that ought convince them to scuttle off! 

As for muddy floors; my partner has size 13 feet with a tendency to fall off the nice wide path into my flower beds or trample the grass: I am well used to mud throughout the house & at least the dog is easier to wash!

Plant sales for school fundraising

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 07:25

The whole home made food stuff "rules" is silly. I have issues with food allergies and don't even trust my own mother not to try and poison me so guess what... I just don't buy the homemade food regardless of what label they might put with it. Do I think that they should stop homemade foods being sold at events?! Good lord no! 

Regarding your plant sales when is it being hosted? Are you allowed to get the children to make crafts? I.e. plant labels, little signposts telling slugs to go away, decorated pots...


Good luck! 


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 07:13

Morning all. Another full weekend working and with parties in both days its guaranteed to be busy! I'm going to be calling the dog rescue place tonight to see if we've any more information: they've told us we've been approved but its gone quiet when it actually comes to getting information on certain doggies! (We picked four we especially liked- two went to new homes yesterday).

Wont be doing the garden birdwatch this year which means my garden will be FULL of the wee things! Every year I have gone it the garden goes scarily quiet like they know something is happening 

anyone started growing their chili peppers yet?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 22:06

Stacey advised me last year to sow in mid February so I'm twiddling my thumbs til then!


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 17:21
Funny I stroll by as we're discussibg freezers. I've just had to clear mine out and repack it as I went a little overboard at the reduced section in Tesco as they had several (16 chocolate brownies, 8 pains au chocolat, 2 loafs of bread) gluten free treats I'll only ever buy when reduced as they're just too expensive otherwise.
It just fits... although we've now a joint of pork defrosting for an evening meal and I have no idea where anything is anymore!


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 08:39

Could be Bekkie! If you want interior design talk to my brother but new injectors and a full service I'm your lass! 


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 08:38

Thanks! It gives me a much more realistic time frame to completely redevelop the education centre and boy am I aiming big! £50k sees the education centre fully funded and free to all schools and youth groups, £25k gets us a much needed lift, £3k sees the educational riot van fully repaired and able to visit schools across the UK... last year our income was around £4k. It's achievable right? 

Right I really must get my socks pulled up and go and sit in traffic. Sitting in the kitchen trying to answer emails wont help rush hour!


Keep safe everyone!

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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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KEF & her juicy bits

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Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
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