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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 17:11

This will explain how today went;

*on Tuesday*

Clarington: are you SURE they don't want any workshops?

School secretary: definately

Clarington; *magnificent sales pitch on how wonderful my workshops are* If you could ask your teacher to confirm they don't want a workshop

School secretary: NO I've checked she doesn't want anything

*school turn up*

Clarington: *amazeballs welcoming introduction to the museum covering all the important stuff while ensuring the children are now like coiled springs ready to explode with awe* ... and I hope you have an absolutely brilliant day exploring. Bye everyone!

School teacher: Where are the workshops?

Clarington: What workshops?

School teacher: (slightly angry) We booked workshops.

Clarington: ...

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 17:02
LesleyK says:

Sorry to hear of more people with the dreaded lurgy.  Yes Dove, get the catalogues and the knitting out but don't mistake the knitting for a hanky.   Lizzie I hope your stay in the cottage aids recouperation.

I am hankering after a slow cooker for soups, stews and pot roasts.  If anyone has one do they use it often or is it just another gadget that ends up taking up cupboard space?  

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 LesleyK; funny you write this I was starting to keep an eye out in the sales just in case one fell into my basket. His lordship wants us to save money on our food bill so I'm trying to use it as an excuse to be more interesting in the kitchen. I thought a slow cooker might be ideal for busy days.

Dove; drink plenty. You know my rule! Cider is 

a) full of apples (and everyone knows they're good for you)

b) an an inflammatory

c) eases sore muscles and joints

d) can be mulled for additional benefit on cold like today


Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 06:58

DD; you don't need to plaster on a smile for us! Rant, grump, vent, away as much as you need. Even if you only type it then delete it. Sometimes it helps to get it out loud.

Do please look after yourself x

First school group of the year arriving today.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 07:13

Morning all!

Seem to be struggling to sleep at the moment. Hopefully things will reset themselves soon. Not having a lounge to go and retreat too rather than staring at the bedroom ceiling is starting to wear a little thing.

Still the new electricity box was installed yesterday... along with the telephone cables. Small steps.

Hopefully today will be another productive day at work. Glad you enjoyed your first day Wonky!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 06:59

Fidget; that sounds like a garden with brilliant potential.

Back to work today; cold unheated building doesn't sound inspiring. Still as it only 6'C at home at least I'll be used to it. 

Didn't get any sleep due to his lordship snoring. I can't wait for the house to be done; that way I can steal the dogs bed and get some decent sleep when I need it most.


Posted: 02/01/2017 at 18:41

I have found daffodils cope with being forgotten about til your suddenly wonder why you only have half the display popping up that you planned and suddenly realise that the rest are still bagged up in the shed (February  ).

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 18:39

Lantana I've been educating myself! Did you know it was only last year that regulations changed so that they should be made of non combustible material? 

I have just painted the area that has been prepped for its arrival. So I can claim that today we started painting! 

As for the space now the tyres are gone. I keep drawing on the floor chalk outlines of potential tables. Just in case we see one in the sales I like the look of.

Aunty: keep a nice box under the coffee table. All the junk gets put in that and people are told to claim it (put it away) or loss it (bin). It keeps the top nice and clear and hides the little bits that always try to make their way there.

Wonky; enjoy your first day! I hope the office isn't too warm for your liking.

Wot no Snowdrops?

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 17:17

Being small bulbs they can be easily missed even when you think you know where you're looking. But you could have had visits from mice / squirrels / birds: did you notice any disturbance in the soil after planting?

Unfortunately the only real reliable way to find out if they're still there is to wait a few more weeks!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 15:52

My future wash room has been stripped bare for inspection, the car tyres are now relocated, and....

*drum roll*


He's looking at electrical type boxes!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 09:09
plant pauper says:

Good morning all. Good hard frost here and probably not the first as I didn't even bother to bother the 1st of January flower count. Nothing...and most of that is dead!


Now take a good long look at your interior decor, your spare tyres and your OH!!!!!! 

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 The spare tyres are alas useful; they're our summer tyres for the cars! I've dropped a couple of hints about that overly large shed (proper timber construction variety that you would choke if you knew how much he spent on it) of his. They might make it out there today.

They're certainly not going in my shed however. I know where that would lead; we'd turn around to find the whole room filled with his over flow. I claimed that room as my retreat when he claimed the shed as his. If I loose it where will I be able to hide things?

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