London (change)
Today 20°C / 14°C
Tomorrow 19°C / 14°C


Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:50

Congratulations Busy! I'll assume with less than 12 hours involved it wasn't their first! I hope they're all napping happily and you'll be visiting soon.


Dove - no chance of a sleep in I'm afraid. Puppy is being quite insistent I pay him attention despite the fact that I could happily sleep the day away.


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 07:44

Morning all. Worked HARD 04:30 - 21:00 yesterday and Reggie had me up several times last night so consider me completely knackered today.

Day off today though - really need to do the house w#ork


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 20:29

Evening all. Had a great day in Doncaster supporting a "Young Leaders in South Yorkshire" celebrations. It rained and was very quiet unfortunately.


Tomorrow I'm at Harewood House father's day celebrations.... I'll be the one in the full fire fighters kit spending the longest day of the year in a completely dark smoke filled maze. I must be mad.


Strawberries nearly ready for picking.... yay!


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 20:22

Have a great day Fidget!!


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 21:12

Evening all.

Been a very busy day here today: I have at least manage to water the greenhouse occupants. Looks like the strawberries wont be long in ripening. Hurrah!

Reggie is booking in for blood tests on Monday: his trip to the vets today (check up) was marked by his peeing on the vets table, the reception desk, the door, and he almost got a small dog. I've told the vets enough of treating the symptoms lets see what's actually wrong: he seemed surprised as his is the most expensive route. If I was worried about money I wouldn't be dragging him back like a spoilt single child the moment he so much as sneezed out of place.

Working all weekend so I hope you all don't mind if I leave my weeding for you!


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 16:40

Afternoon all!

Well my class went well and seemed to enjoy themselves, Reggie kept everything on the inside so its so far a good day. Raining now which I'm sure my potp will appreciate.

Trying to decide what to have for super: something I can take as leftovers for my makaton course that starts tomorrow would be good! 


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 09:08

Wintersong - wooden floors will be making an appearance in this house too. Unfortunately for his lordship rather sooner than his decorating plans intended... so its not all bad!


Reggie is now sulking in the garden: all his toys are in the pond, the chives have been ripped up and the compost bin is not his friend either...


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 07:45

Oh Dove! I'm so glad you weren't trapped in the loo before your door decided to shut!

Well it was an VERY busy day at the museum yesterday: pretty much every vehicle on the lower floor was taken / pulled out and repositioned to move some inside that needed better protection and reposition others so you could see them better. Apologies to the people of Sheffield if we got in the way! Fortunately my Land Rover did most of the hard work so I'm not too shattered today. Very grateful I brought her!

Unfortunately Reggie turned ill again and upon my return it was quickly decided  that I'd be ripping the carpet up after we got home from the vets: vet doesn't seem too concerned and we've some more syrup to try to settle his stomach. Time for some more internet research I think!

Lilly - backs are funny things: a real flaw from an engineering point of view and no way near strong enough to support our demands. Seeing a specialist is the best thing you can do; no letting a gp tinker away with all the shiny gadgets available to them.

Right... anyone for tea?


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 08:11

Hostafan - I dress up all day at work: today I will be in my mechanics overalls, tomorrow I'll be a WPC, Friday is a paramedic day, over the weekend it'll be a Firefighter...

Unfortunately non of my large selection of uniforms are quite suitable for weddings. When it comes to everyday I just want to put on clothes and non have to think about it!

Right. I'd best go and fire up my LandRover - the boss wants to have a huge move around of the vehicles in the museum so we can better display them. Unfortunately several are pending restoration so need assistance to move: good job I didn't buy a Volvo as my personal car because I'm not strong enough to push this lot!

An invasion of you forum lot's privacy...

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 08:01

I don't seem to be able to change my profile picture from my tablet so until I fre up the laptop here's a sneak preview for you Steve. 

Any better?


Discussions started by Clarington

Frog Spawn count

Replies: 3    Views: 232
Last Post: 21/04/2015 at 11:14

Mystery plant - possibly Orchid?

Replies: 7    Views: 313
Last Post: 19/04/2015 at 17:04

bulk purchase of terricota pots

Replies: 5    Views: 400
Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 07:42

Sarracenia Carnivorous Plant

Replies: 10    Views: 425
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: 394
Last Post: 30/01/2015 at 09:11

long handled tree loppers

Replies: 6    Views: 503
Last Post: 10/01/2015 at 07:31

Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

Replies: 18    Views: 1130
Last Post: 13/01/2015 at 13:31

Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

Replies: 14    Views: 708
Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 08:27


When is it ready to harvest? 
Replies: 10    Views: 466
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 20:42

Spring tulips and daffodils in my strawberry beds?

Replies: 4    Views: 561
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 14:23

loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
Replies: 36    Views: 1302
Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 18:54

Dig For Victory

Museum Event - support needed 
Replies: 33    Views: 1011
Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 14:21

KEF & her juicy bits

Replies: 21    Views: 740
Last Post: 19/07/2014 at 16:45

Stacey & her chilli bits

How is everyone else getting on? 
Replies: 55    Views: 2662
Last Post: 03/11/2014 at 09:38

Can anyone identify these roots / bulbs?

Replies: 5    Views: 671
Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 07:21
1 to 15 of 40 threads