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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 06:41

Congratulations BL!

Morning all. Today is an official day off before my new job starts tomorrow. Unfortunately it starts with the plumbers arriving and ends with a large chore list so no chances of adventure of mini holiday.

I'm really hoping it rains soon; we're meant to be getting a lot of it. Even the dandelions are starting to dry out.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 09:32

Morning all!

Chick I hope you father is okay.

Managed to avoid the Eurovision last night; it's just something that I've never gotten "in" too.

But for anyone needing a little cheer...

You all know Friday was my last day, you all know that his lordship offered to take me out for a meal but then pointed out he was out on Friday night, doesn't like eating out on a weekend and that in actual fact the celebratory meal probably wouldn't happen til June.

Yesterday afternoon I spent 5 hours in the kitchen preparing my dogs meals for the month. 5 hours handling raw meat.

So when his lordship came in and suggested that rather than toil away in the kitchen a moment longer we get fish and chips tonight I jumped at the chance...

... I wasn't expecting him ask if I had any spare cash and  to go and get them whenever I was ready! 😂

It's the thought that counts!

Pat; you scared with me mentioning of Mothers Day. I always forget that the world doesn't just have the ONE day for celebrating mum's. 

Shallow dishes of Water

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 19:28

I've just had to top the pond up when I realised it had dropped so low the blackbird couldn't reach the water. There is a rock type pebble corner that is usually shallow enough for the birds and animals to access the water with small pools for them to bath in but with this lack of rain it bone dry.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 19:25
WonkyWomble says:

Hello everybody!  I made it to the weekend!  yes Lilyp, tgif!!!! does it feel!?! 

Welcome home Pdoc, sorry bout ya bum!

Hope everyone has a great weekend and gets the weather they want! 

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 Enjoy your weekend WW! I see Dove has essential rations ready to bring up to you.

What we need here is some decent rain. It keeps messing around with barely moist dribbles: just enough to make it humid but not enough even to knock down the dust bath the birds have created under the apple tree.

What we REALLY need is an EPIC THUNDERSTORM the type that has the kind of rain that not only gets you wet, but gets even the bits of you that can survive a shower barely moistened properly soaking wet. That's it guys: we need the kind of rain storm that bounces off the floor and comes up to your arm pits (what were you thinking off? Tsk really Dove!)

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 19:22
Joyce21 says:

The sun is out then it's not. . . . can't make up it's mind.  It's quite muggy so won't be surprised if we get some thunder later.

Clari, treat yourself to a meal  (that you haven't had to cook) and a glass of something to celebrate 

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 Joyce: I've just scrubbed the oven with some seriously good cleaner. But it has to be left to work for at least four hours (preferably overnight) so when it comes to not cooking by means of celebration...

I'm microwaving myself beans on toast!

His lordship says we can go out for a meal if I like. But what with him being busy tonight, disliking going out for meals at a weekend, my going to scouts on a Monday night and then him flying abroad for work ... I think the offer might have expired by the time he gets back.

Still. Its the thought that counts!

Who had bets on what it would be like leaving a job I had put so much in too? A job that saw me instrumental in teaching over 6,000 people life saving skills? A job I was so dedicated too I cancelled holidays, family weekends, and spent thousands of unpaid overtime away from my home to keep the money flowing into the museum.

Who thought I'd be getting flowers? Nope!

A card and box of chocolates? Nope!

A thank for your all your efforts? Nope!

A good bye? Nope!

The bare minimal recognition of me even leaving the building.... WE HAVE A WINNER!

Like any of you would have been stupid enough to bet on chocolates! 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 10:10

5 hours 49 minutes

Not that I'm counting.

I don't have to: thanks to the internet I have a huge count down timer on my laptop!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 17:06

Afternoon all. The school have gone; some blood (he was very brave), a few suspiciously sticky liquid spillages in the classroom, but otherwise entirely chunder free. That's my last school gone! Tomorrow is a day of paperwork and the boss deciding what he wants from me (it's all on my personal laptop of course).

Joyce: I get the weekend (chores list is looking depressingly long) and Monday off before i start my new job; the plumbers are coming on Monday so unfortunately there will be no generous days out or pampering sessions. I was going to go to a special event on Saturday but it looks like I've got to be sensible and stay at home as I can't risk spending the money on fuel knowing my current boss is bloody useless and so goodness knows when my final wage cheque will appear.

Still. New job have even asked for in case of emergency contact details do I am a little more confident that while my wages will be much less; at least they'll not bounce sky high.

Please send some rain here. I mean for goodness sake it's Yorkshire! I can't remember the last time I moistened my flat cap!!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 07:25
WonkyWomble says:

Morning Clari!  have a wonderful last school group!

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 If we can just make it through without a small child exploding or a teacher slamming a child's hand in the toilet door I'll be happy.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 07:05

Morning all! 


Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 07:17

Morning all.

Hosta; I love our smart meter. Not least because we jumped on the bandwagon and got one early so have a deal where we get free electricity on a Saturday. 

It helped us keep track of things; for instance we learnt our outdoor lights kept coming on all night! They weren't exactly cheap to run either. 

Lights upgraded and sensors adjusted and no more surprise spikes at night.

Last but one school group today. I hope they're well behaved.

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