Clarington


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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 07:01

Morning all. When I left work yesterday we still had no power. I've noticed that when the power is off our phone line can't do the "press 1 for..." so just rings.


So to give me confidence all will be well I just called it as I waited for my turn in the shower.


It just kept ringing.



I've just tweeted Northern Power in the hope they can respond quickly.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 15:07

Today is proving fun. We've lost all power to the museum (and phone lines) due to damage caused during building work across the road. I've had to cancel tonights scout group (though I'm still waiting for the leader to get back to me the less time they have to plan an alternative evening which really does worry me) and I'm crossing all my crossable bits that they will get things live like they've promised for my school visiting tomorrow.


This also is putting stresses on our time frame for our new exhibition on the Sheffield Blitz that opens next week as of course our electricians wont touch anything while the power is out in case when it goes live something goes pop.


Sometimes I think perhaps a job in a supermarket would be less stressful after all.


Dove: you're definitely right about PACK. I've met some brilliant youth groups through the museum but I think being a stranger helps keep them reserved and quieter than normal. This lot...we'll see what happens.

Getting in a gardener!

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 07:42

Good for you Penguin.


We never question getting a mechanic to service our car so it is silly to think that we have to do everything in the garden ourselves. I'm considering getting a gardener in to prune some big bushes; the idea of it being done in a day AND tidied up does appeal greatly!

growing carrots in containers

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 07:38

Ooh! I'd not thought of container carrots before! I was wondering how to grow some as my soil is rather manure laiden with my over enthusiastic efforts to feed the weeds.


Now to find a suitable tub... Well I have been meaning a trip ton the antiques quarter...


Please do let us know how you get on!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 07:34

Numbers and I don't get on. Which considering I used to do calculations for pressurised vessels is worrying. I just can't do numbers; the damn things jump around.


Yesterday the scouts were told to come up with ideas for fundraising; we have an awesome camp lined up for them but of course awesome means expensive. Unfortunately the scouts seemed feral and aside from the just go to the bank of mum and dad their ideas seemed to involve mainly inflicting main on the trouble maker of the group. Don't get me wrong I think there'd be quite the demand for throwing things at him... but I don't think it's quite in the best reflection of scouting.


I hope next week that they are calmer as I'm doing fire safety with them. I don't mind excited, hyperactive, but I will not stand for the rudeness we had last night; nor will I stand for the impromptu food fight. What a waste of biscuits.


It's all rather a shame that it is February and thus I can't just water board the lot of them lined up against a wall with the main branch on the fire engine. That might keep our trouble maker quiet for at least three minutes.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 07:38

Clever thinking Hosta. With spring creeping around those extra pennies will come in useful.


Wrap up warm though; my back door was frozen solid this morning 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 15:20

*disinfects the Internet*

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 12:46

Hosta; I'm told the restriction on icebergs is because restaurants and cafes are finding that in some cases the supermarket is cheaper than wholesale and so have been trying to empty shelves.


How true that is I don't know.


I managed some sleep last night, it's gloriously sunny and I so want to be in the garden BUT my back is so tight the things I want to do I can't. The daffodils are appearing and so are the weeds!


But good news everyone! I invited the plasterer to check things over this morning. In front of his lordship we booked a starting date... first weekend of March.


Anyone wanting to run a book on this?

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 01:08

Morning Pat!


Ive been woken up due to snoring dog / man issues. They're not even synchronised  What a racket!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 12:40

Ob: with the 16 (hours fasting) : 8 (hours you can eat) is it your normal calorie intake or is it restricted at all?

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