Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 31/08/2016 at 07:11

Morning all! Back to work today. Let the chaos commence.

How are you at multi taskin'?

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 06:55

I often multi task with my brain planning several things completely separate to what my hands are up too.


Posted: 30/08/2016 at 22:02
Steve the Gardening Vet says:

Hope all is well Clarington.

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 Nothing a spot of WD40 in the right place can't sort I'm sure.

The meter is rather interesting to watch. All well in the summer but I can see us walking around with head torches and winter coats come winter.

Mind you the way our DIY efforts are going that might not be far from the truth.


Posted: 30/08/2016 at 21:47

My plums never make it to ripe. A day before they're perfect something else eats them. I'm starting to think they're just not people food!

Partner announced I've been slurring my words and getting more incorrect placements (I.e. saying spoon instead of vacuum cleaner) of late. I'll see tomorrow if the receptionist will let me even try to make an appointment with the GP. I hope you are all able to understand me!

Things I don't get

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 21:41

Anyone for a Yorkshire Fat Rasel?


Posted: 30/08/2016 at 17:01

Lilly; a dehydrator dries food to preserve it. Brilliant bit of kit I love mine now I handmake all my dogs food and treats.

I wish Reggie would even think about chewing a dentastix he just takes them in the garden to grow amongst the lawn weeds.

Planned supper, scrubbed kitchen... lordship texts to tell me he wants to make dinner tonight. I wonder if he'll at least acknowledge the concept of cleaning after you make a mess in there tonight. 

Feeling quite tired and headachy of a sudden. I wish I could nap in this heat!


Posted: 30/08/2016 at 13:03

I now have a shiny new smart meter fitted for our gas and electricity. I think his lordship will be fitted with a head torch from now on.


Posted: 30/08/2016 at 13:01

Pat; 70'C for about 8 hours based on slices that start off at 5mm thick. They snap easily when they're done. Chicken breast is easier to slice up when it's slightly frozen. Some people then blast them at 150'c in the oven for 3 minutes to make sure any germs are thoroughly killed off. 

Reggie goes through them ever so easily and Meg who is 13 and hates chewing due to teeth problems can manage them easily too. I vary the thickness of them to make it more difficult for Reggie so his teeth get a bit of a work out.

Bonus being chicken it doesn't cause stomach problems if they eat too many (Reggie will begin anyone in the kitchen for something from the treat jar and so when all the family are around he'll go through the entire jar!!)

Can exhaust fumes kill foliage?

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 12:51

I'd look at the hedge being scorched by the heat from the exhaust OR  have the contractors been using chemicals and splashing /pouring excess away near the hedge?


Posted: 30/08/2016 at 10:35

Dove; lemonade also goes down well on a hot day ;)

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