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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:31

Dove; we're still at the stage where I can sit on either the bed, the stairs, or in the dogs bed (which has at least just been washed).

His lordship has messaged to let me know to proceed with dinner. He doesn't realise that tonight I'm testing him on a new creation; rhubarb and crumble ice cream. Might be awesome, might be awful! I need to find more inventive ways to use it up before it just goes straight in the freezer!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 19:14

Evening all. Had a scout camp at the museum this weekend; I'm absolutely knackered as my usual volunteer wasn't able to help so I had two others who... I'm sure they mean well.

The lamb joint is roasting in the oven til his lordship gets home which is driving the poor dog crackers! His pacing feet are at least keeping me awake.

Unfortunately I've stripped the bed so can't just have a quick nap; mind you all my camp equipment is in the kitchen so if I get desperate!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 07:16
Dovefromabove says:

 Clari   for years and years  my little gardening granny was a voluntary Centre Organiser for what was then the WVS (and later the WRVS).  

From its beginning at the outbreak of WW2, to her retirement in the early 1980s when she was in her 80s she organised  homes for evacuees, prams and baby clothes for unmarried mums who had little support, loans of medical equipment, hospital visits for those without transport, meals on wheels and holidays for the elderly (many of whom were younger than she was) and loads of other stuff,and was awarded the BEM by the Queen.  Brilliant organisation.  I know it's changed hugely since my granny's day, but I hope the job gives you as much fulfillment as she found with the organisation 

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 Your gardening granny sounds an absolute angel! What a lovely woman to have dedicated all those years to helping others.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 07:14
Hostafan1 says:

Odd one out as usual. Did we really need to know " there's no Nigel today.My son has taken him for a long walk" ?

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 Can you imagine the tweets asking if Nigel was ill or worse had died? I think N & N have more fans than Monty!

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 17:14

Afternoon all: cripes you've all been so busy!

You'll be pleased to know that next Friday will be my last day (unfortunately I am working the weekend with a scout camp) at the museum as a paid employee (I will still be doing voluntary work) as I am moving to the Royal Voluntary Service! Quite exciting.

It's a lot less money but I'm really excited to start. I now need to get the garden to start earning it's keep to help with my reduced food allowance and possibly keep my eye open for other jobs to top up my wages.

Unfortunately my efforts with growing from seed without the luxury of a heated house mean that even with the greenhouse everything is very small and not keen on growing into big strong plants. :/ I am loathe to visit a garden centre!

Now; just what the chuff am I going to do with my children's reward stickers?! I brought in bulk to see this year out but I don't think my new team will appreciate "good job" and "brave girl" stickers as rewards!! 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 07:10

Morning all!

Apologies for my absence; I hope you didn't miss me too much.

A few good news stories for you

1. we have paint on all the right walls! This weekend we will start tidying up for the radiators to be fitted and might even be venturing to Ikea for furnishings. His lordship wants to look at things like rugs, lampshades... we'll soon have a home again.

2. today I am marching up my boss and (with the flourish you'd expect from me) handing my resignation letter. 

So; what have I missed from you lot? :)

I have inca berries!

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 14:39

Can I post you a few things to pop on your magic windowsill? :) I hope they continue to thrive!

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 17:22

Afternoon all!

Drowning in a sea of paint but loving how the house is slowly becoming a home.

I may well be AWOL rather a lot for a while. My pain levels have rocketed and this makes for a not terribly comprehensive Clarington.

Keep safe and I'll see you all on the other side x

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 15:58

Wonky; I hadn't thought of looking on gum tree for jobs. I'll give it a look see! I've applied for a job part time with the fire service; I'm just hoping I get an interview! (They take place on 25th April so easy enough to know if I have gotten through the first stage or not).

It keeps threatening to rain (desperately needed). I have tripped nipping to the shops without a coat, cutting the lawn, and eating lunch out doors but it just refuses to let go of that much needed water!

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 08:34
WonkyWomble says:

Teehee Dove  afternoon folks, evening Pat,

Dove is right, I do have news.  brief recap, had bad luck in the job market and was in the process of going self employed as a gardener which is lovely but not a stable income through he winter months. This was worrying me as you can imagine! Answered an ad for a gardener full time, and went along to first interview, very interesting work on a family estate of 70 acres, walled gardens, rose gardens, kitchen gardens, citrus gardens, lakes, woodlands, herbaceous boarders, cutting gardens...just my sort of thing! Just been to the second interview and start near the end of the month!  just a little bit excited!  hold me down...I'm floating! 

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