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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 19:54

Evening all.

Well today was not an easy start. The printer isn't printing, one school didn't turn up; two staff members are full of cold and so forcibly sent home, hail making the museum feel damp, and so many emails!

The cold and damp hit my joints hard today. I realised it's 12 years since The Big Accident. Time for a hit water bottle and rest for the evening.

Guess what we found between the floorboards of the bedroom? The old bakerlite light fittings! Well why would you throw them away?

I removed oxalis triangularis' sidebulb too early... help!

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 06:58

Did you take any pictures of it Rosana? 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 06:56

Gosh Pat; I thought they were kidneys when I first saw them!

Well that's my holiday over. I've realised that I have no idea where any of my work wear is due to the house workings rather causing chaos. 

His lordship has the rest of this week off; I'm hoping he can crack on with the simple tasks around the house while I'm trying not to drown in a sea of small children. That is if the hound isn't as demanding as he was last night. 

Keep warm and safe anyone. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 20:29

We still have the summer duvet, and window open, but I will confess we don't tend to take the thick dog blanket off the bed like we said we would.

I might treat us to a new winter quilt soon... well as soon as we stop covering everything in plaster dust.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 19:18

Oh Ob I am sorry to hear about puss cat. I hope you choose a suitably sunny spot.

One room deplastered... one more to go (but not tonight). We started trying to add up costs.... cripes!

Also we went to pick up the slate hearth this morning.

1. It was the wrong finish

2. with the wrong edging

3. and the wrong piece of slate

Other than that it looked lovely. Hopefully OUR slate piece will be done tomorrow!

Back to work tomorrow. Which fool booked 90 children in for her first day back? 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 07:23

Joyce; only two more rooms that have plaster in so at least eventually we'll have run out! Hopefully this will be the last skip load.

Enjoy your lunch out!

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 07:22

Oh Stevie if you don't have to work than definitely mulled cider. Helps promote a gentle sleep and everyone knows you feel better after a good snooze ;)

I've never found capsules work and I get ALOT of colds due to all the small snotty visitors at the museum. The only thing that makes a difference is lemsip but I'm sure that's more because of the warming element.

As for the house: by Christmas is something I dare not think about. I have a feeling by summer is a bit more realistic; we can only do the work as we save up the money so it's very start stop and unfortunately we seem to have very expensive tastes.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 07:09

Stevie; I hope you feel better soon. There is a brilliant spray that numbs your throat available at chemists I find it makes such a difference. Otherwise all I can suggest is mulled cider!

Mulled = warming to sooth aches

Cider = apples = packed full of vitamins 

Alcoholic = relaxes both muscles and mind

It really is a super cure all. ;)

Today is a day of hard grafting on the house; keep your fingers crossed it goes well!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 22:42

I hope you lot have been busy in the gardens while we looked after all the rain for you. My gosh moist is not the word! Still... better than a day knocking plaster off the walls (that's for tomorrow).

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 06:52

Monty just put on Twitter that he's filming his last GW programme of the year. Shame the producers think nothing happens in the cooler months it feels far too early in the season for me.

Today I am hoping to drag his lordship to the seaside. Because we WERE meant to be on holiday this week; something that is a bit of a rarity. So even though the house needs our attention a day involving eating fish and chips on a wind swept beach beckons!

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