London (change)
Today 9°C / 7°C
Tomorrow 9°C / 4°C

Clarington


Latest posts by Clarington

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 08:31

Morning all! 

Well I'm rather amazed that we weren't swept away with all the rain last night. It was awful! Today looks bright and full of potential so here's hoping it's a good day for us all.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 18:57

Silent ph Hazel.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 18:23

KEF: unless your family are apple users and more importantly are beautiful so you want to see their face when you talk to them by phone there is no advantage to having an over priced Apple.

I've a Samsung (S6) :  have had Samsungs for years as they seem to cope well with my clumsiness and have a battery life of an entire day (Apples are prone to lasting 8 hours). 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 18:11

Evening all. If anyone needs feeding there's five lasagnes, six portions of chilli con carne, and a tray of hot sausage rolls...

I got a little carried away cooking dinner this evening. Still at least it means the freezer will be full for lazy evenings when cooking is rather too much hassle. (The sausage rolls might not see the night through). 

Unfortunately I haven't the space to make the doughnuts I originally went into the kitchen to make!

Partner has gone out so the hound and I are cuddling up with a film (and some sausage rolls).

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 09:19

Morning all!  I'm glad you're having a good time Hosta.

Cold and snowy weather expected here next week so I'll be making those winter preparations in the garden today. At last!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 07:44

Morning Pat. I hope you can see this post!

I'm off to a specialist school today to take firefighters uniforms for them to try on during their celebration (like an assembly?) I love doing little trips out like this so don't mind that it's another days holiday I'm not using on holiday stuff.

It's turning much colder now, the gritters are set to go out tonight in Sheffield so they must be expecting something other than rain. I'm hoping for dry! It can be as cold as it likes but please can we have dry!

Right,  I must get his lordships lunchbox made. Yesterday my plans to reduce his calories failed as he was sent out for sandwiches for visitors and was told to "get something extra for yourself". Oh well, he'll realise he needs to loose a few pounds in his own time.

Have a great day everyone! 

When do bay trees grow?

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 12:08

Emily,

If they haven't grown any green leafs or new shoots for near a year now (if they've been outside since last February) it isn't going to be easy getting them to grow if they're still alive.

Can you take a few branches and cut them off with a sharp knife and see if they are "green" underneath ? With this mild weather the tree shouldn't have gone into full hibernation so I imagine you'd be able to see the fresh green wood underneath quite easily.

If you have the fresh moist green that the tree should be still alive and you could try re potting them into a larger pot with fresh compost full of nutrients to give it a boost when spring kicks in.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 11:57

Wonky, we need to set up a non-yummy-mummy club. All my friends are wandering off and having babies (seriously don't they know what causes that?) while I'm over here thinking "you know what would be awesome to do? Quad biking, or paint balling, or lets go to a coffee shop and see just how much cake we can eat until they roll us out the door..." 

Are upstairs having family visit on holiday or do they seem to have dug roots and show no sign of moving? It all depends on the LandLord really.

You HAVE spoken to them about it right? Just as a "I'm a little concerned that there is a lot of people living upstairs and am finding it very unpleasant to live here".

A (decent) landlord will translate this as "I'm looking at moving out and you're going to have to go through all that work and effort of listing the property, paperwork, deposits etc. to get a new person..."

They might at least monitor it especially if they have a tenancy agreement that mentions number of occupants and expected wear and tear on a property.

 

Unsurprisingly it is raining. Again. The pond is now over flowing and Reggie (who didn't sleep well due to nightmares) is refusing point blank to go outside.

I'm trying to think of something inspirational to make for dinner tonight (anything to stop me writing emails and documents for work; I'm MEANT TO BE ON HOLIDAY). So far I've got as far as ....

chicken breast.

 

Hope they don't take too much off Dove; you'll need your insulation if this frosty weather arrives!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 09:13

Well plans today have gone all squiffy. I got a phone call from work to tell me that someone found my wallet in the park! Thank goodness for business cards. It must have slipped out while retrieving poop bags last night in the dark; I hadn't even realised I'd taken it with me! (Never normally do).

So no going and doing the weekly shop or nipping to a few places today in a bid not to go to work on another of my days off!  (Taking his lordship with me to collect it tonight). 

Oh well. The dishwasher and washing machine are going, his lordship has been packed off to work with a lunchbox and packet of porridge (I can't tell him he's putting on weight but I can suggest he save money by not stopping for a bacon butty and a unhealthy selection for lunch from the shop on his way to work... does mean I end up having to pack his lunch though  ), Reggie is fast asleep and I suppose I could do the dusting...

 

... Or not

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 07:46

Ooh Pat that looks amazing!

 

Feeling very tired here. Our efforts for an early night failed as his lordship got up twice for things he'd forgotten to do then the wind and rain kicked in...

Then Reggie had a nightmare had 04.00 And wanted cuddles. 

I'll keep the kettle on the stove for many cups of tea today!

Punkdoc: leaving puddles in the lawn, our garden is near a no go zone at the moment. I was rather hoping to be inspired as it feels a shame that no one has offered any gardening help for people affected in the North like we did those in the south. What ever happened to that? I do hope people got lovely flowers to cheer them up.

 

I'm rambling.  More tea required!

Discussions started by Clarington

Iris Pseudacorus

Seed germination?  
Replies: 9    Views: 432
Last Post: 14/09/2015 at 21:58

Frog Spawn count

Replies: 3    Views: 355
Last Post: 21/04/2015 at 11:14

Mystery plant - possibly Orchid?

Replies: 7    Views: 377
Last Post: 19/04/2015 at 17:04

bulk purchase of terricota pots

Replies: 5    Views: 507
Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 07:42

Sarracenia Carnivorous Plant

Replies: 10    Views: 547
Last Post: 18/06/2015 at 21:03

Tete-a-Tete Dwarf Daffodil

Can you create a indoor display with already flowering bulbs? 
Replies: 6    Views: 545
Last Post: 30/01/2015 at 09:11

long handled tree loppers

Replies: 6    Views: 649
Last Post: 10/01/2015 at 07:31

Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

Replies: 18    Views: 1258
Last Post: 13/01/2015 at 13:31

Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

Replies: 14    Views: 841
Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 08:27

Ginger

When is it ready to harvest? 
Replies: 10    Views: 564
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 20:42

Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

Replies: 4    Views: 662
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 14:23

loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
Replies: 36    Views: 1500
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 18:54

Dig For Victory

Museum Event - support needed 
Replies: 33    Views: 1142
Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 14:21

KEF & her juicy bits

Replies: 21    Views: 853
Last Post: 19/07/2014 at 16:45

Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
Replies: 55    Views: 2938
Last Post: 03/11/2014 at 09:38
1 to 15 of 41 threads