Latest posts by Clarington

"It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas"

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 20:14

My mother does card making like this.

I was allowed to help for all of five minutes before the glue and tiny scissors were removed from my reach!

Amazing talent and patience!!


Posted: 23/07/2016 at 19:08

95% sniffle free!

Attempting to vacuum the house with the car vacuum cleaner as the Dyson is still awaiting repairs. I am going to have bruises on my knees but I can't stand the mess anymore.

Just stopped to give puppy his dinner (we're home alone tonight) as he was giving me the hungry chunder faces then I'll try and vacuum the bedroom. 

What are all the cool kids doing on a Saturday night?


Posted: 23/07/2016 at 18:03

Oh Stevie! How awful to get chicken pox on holiday. My friends child is just recovering from it and this heat did not make it fun. Have you not had it yet? Keep up the vitamins and hope the sniffles retreat!

My big sister got engaged today! Haven't spoken to her yet as she's on a holiday. What a lovely way to cheer up a Saturday.

Is it just me?

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 07:30

Not quilty! I need my spare hand to steady myself or hold the watering can.

But I can say a good 90% of our staff do the tea pot pose behind front desk!


Posted: 23/07/2016 at 07:27

Morning all! I'm off to Penistone Fire Station to do fire engine rides at their open day today. It is so much more fun when "the office" gets to stretch it's legs and go outside.

I had what was once a close friend who suddenly stopped talking to me (we spoke every day), blocked me on social media, didn't respond to any messages asking if they were okay,  just as suddenly start chatting away like nothing happened. I don't know whether to ask if they're suffering depression or something, to carry on as normal, or what. People are weird. You don't get this problem with dogs!

Looking forward to getting in the garden tonight. If it rains and cools down I shall tip the compost bins.


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 07:04

Topbird; I checked the cash machine on the wall in case it did paying in but didn't seem too. We're non too advanced up here.

Haven't checked the news yet. Sometimes it's nicer not to know.

I have however just weighed myself. AGH! I'm at the heaviest I've been all year. So much for these senna laced detox teas meant to be used as slimming aids while flushing all the rubbish through your body.  

BUT I can at least claim to, on some occasions, be less fatigued. I was up so late last night I saw adverts on the television that his lordship was watching for... adult type pleasurable toys!  I can't remember when I last saw a more confusing advert like that. I mean what the devil are they doing with raw aubergines? Some poor devil spent ages growing that and they want to flash it all over the television with some double a batteries? It was most confusing.

Today I am teaching cpr in the museum. I just hope we have some visitors!


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 17:29

When was the beer festival maybe she's still there?? 

To be honest I feel more comfortable with a cheque because at least on pay day he can't claim to be suffering a computer update or out of the office. Cheques I can at least hokd before they bounce sky high. Since I started work he was going to change bank accounts to enable online banking (he can't with the current system because a trustee put their foot in where it wasn't required and messed things up... apparently).


Posted: 21/07/2016 at 17:09

My bank (Natwest) have changed their opening hours 10:00 - 16:00 Monday while Friday.

I now have a cheque (my wages) that it is impossible for me to pay in because apparently banks don't think people who work need to use them. I always used to go in at 09:00 and start work late (not ideal) or go on Saturday but now I'm stuck without a paddle.


So... what have I missed today?

Mint leaves

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 17:05

When fresh they go very well in pims!

My strawberries are dying

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 17:04

Did they say what type of strawberries they were? Those plants look nothing like my strawberry plants.

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