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Posted: 28/09/2014 at 16:58

YvieStevie & Chicky - its going to be as is with a few more stickers to ensure everyone can tell that it is an educational vehicle and not still a riot van and then it is going to be used as part of our outreach programme to get to schools that can't come to us all across the UK (watch out Scotland!) and teach people fire safety (including practical demonstrations of how to get out of a smoke filled building) as well as the history of emergency services, basic first aid, why drugs are awful things and you need to say no, and hopefully in the future bringing in a retired police dog (need to research this further as it'll be coming home with me every day) to show students how animals help the emergency services.

You might have guessed - I'm a little excited by it! It's an amazing donation from the police service (its unfit for duty as we're having to repair it mechanically) and going to make a huge difference in how we can help younger people.


I can see the garden out the window, aside from getting the washing in and out that's all I'll be doing in the garden today. Its my day off so I'm sat on the computer writing up tour guides - its taking a lot longer than I thought!



Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:41

Still can't remember the garlic I wanted. Can anyone recommend a variety that will thrive in South Yorkshire? 


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:40

Remember when I said I'd gotten a new company car? It's even got a meat wagon cage in the back!



Posted: 27/09/2014 at 20:25

Evening! Just nipping by. I've been sat looking at garlic to plant this autumn and I can distinctly remember thinking "oh I must try those!"

Blasted if I can remember what those are though! 




Posted: 23/09/2014 at 08:23

Morning all.  Hope your father had a quiet night Dove!

Another glorious sunny day - but its autumn equinox! 8'C last night and my the house is chilly this morning. That heating isn't coming on til October though - that's the rules!

Best get the greenhouse tidied up so I can start moving things back in. Plans to dismantle this one and rebuild it next to a second greenhouse appear to have slipped down his to do list somewhat. Still - he is doing work on my new company car for me so I shouldn't complain too much. I'll try and get you a photo of my new car - I think it'll give any of you who gave had to travel through rush hour in Sheffield quite the giggle!


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 13:23

Lesley don't worry they leap out the way - just don't let your grass get rudely long like I've done and you shouldn't have any problems seeing them!


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 13:07

Afternoon all! Got the day off so have snuck on here while I recover from mowing the lawn - I decided OH must have given it up being his chore judging by its length! Still at least I didn't run the lavenders down too much this time even with the emergency stops for pheasants and frogs.

I've got to go and top up my supply of chopped chilli in a bit - I'll wear gloves this time! Found out my beloved rather than picking from the 1kg of fresh chillies on the worktop has been reaching for the jars of pre cut stuff in white wine vinegar. Didn't cotton on you're only meant to use that when all the fresh stuff had gone apparently  does he think I'll chop all the fresh ones up for fun?! Maybe the chilli willy ones in front of him at his current rate of common sense thinking.

Keep safe everyone - hoping I'll be on here a little more often soon!

Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 12:59

Lyn do you still want Roma tomatoes? I saved more than enough from mine this year (mine being seeds sent from KEF) and will happily send you some out. Just drop me a PM as I'm not on here much at the moment. 


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:11

Since its my day off I'm waiting for rush hour to be over before I trek into the big city. Trouble is its so foggy outside I can't see the greenhouse much less the vege plot that needs digging.

Chilli peppers

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:09

I can confirm WEAR GLOVES when handling your chillies. On Sunday I cut up jalapeños to keep in white wine vinegar ready for using... its Tuesday and my lord can you tell when I accidentally touch my eyes / nose / lips. 

I've also got some threaded on a needle and thread hanging in the sunny windowsill to see if I can dry them this way. We'll see!

I'm just waiting for a few more purple riots to ripen - they'll be going in the freezer I think.

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