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Latest posts by Clarington

Bubbles on surface of pond?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 09:25

I've just found out that the site where I work has great crested newts (they've just had a survey pending a new workshop). I keep wondering if the bosses will think me mad if I ask if I can return in the evening to see if I can spot one or two!!


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 09:19

Morning all. Have I already said morning? I'm not sure. Brain is most scrambled today!

I'm getting lots of reports from the museum I volunteer at as last night they had to HALT their "PARANORMAL scare maze" as there was too many paranormal things happening! People being scratched, choked, throwing up, other people acting very aggressively when they're not normally like that, things moving on their own, people being "followed", shadows...

I'm afraid having been in the building late at night (very rarely do I actually see it in the day light) I don't know what to believe. It's always been said to be haunted - and since it was a police station (and a fire station) with the cells still present it's hardly going to be surprising that any ghosts found around the area are "aggressive". Volunteers have seen or heard things (I haven't - and feel entirely happy to be pootling around in the dark on my own). The entire scare maze with its actors is built around the "historical facts" of one of the ghosts although I'm sure its been embellished for extra dramatic effect. Perhaps its that ghost trying to correct them?!

I haven't yet decided if I "believe" in ghosts or not. Certainly I don't think even seeing one would be enough to convince me, I'm one of those annoying people who over evaluate everything.

As someone who grew up next to a Church yard and used to baby sit in some really old houses I know full well how shadows can look like something their not, how electrics only ever seem to go wrong at 2 a.m., how when one girl decides she's going to be ill her sister or friend having a sleep over is instantly drawn into also throwing up like a fountain...


Human irrigation system

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:57

Crossing all my toes for you that tomorrow goes quickly and smoothly x


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:12

The pressure has been up and down all day meaning I've been migraining all day too. Nothing seems to cut through a pressure headache now I can't have rum and coke!

I do love a good thunderstorm but really must insist either it comes or goes. Not keep nipping back like its not convinced it locked the door!

Another 'interesting' Daily Mail must be true!!

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:07

I have enough trouble convincing my partner to take an aspirin when he's a headache at least tomato plants wont want it crushing up in a jam sandwich. 


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 08:58

Pizza was a success KEF! I don't think you'd know it was gluten free unless you were told. Partner certainly put his away quickly enough! 

Managed to avoid all Eurovision this year, it just seems a waste of money for a sing song.

Lots of baby talk last night! It always amazes me you ever feel your OH grown up enough for children. I still feel like I'm on babysitting duty with him half the time! (How do you even get that much mud into the kitchen?!)


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:28
Dove my friend says she was relieved to get out the hospital as soon as was possible here as she had no privacy to bond and she was so scared the baby was going to catch something the ward was so dirty

Been a mixed day here, hurt myself digging the vegetable plot area so am now resting up before working out if I can balance myself in the kitchen to make some pizzas for super - found a new gluten free dough so am keen to try it.

what paint can I use outside - cheap and cheerful

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:21
Why not see if Homebase / B&Q / Wilkos do an exterior own brand wood paint to suit your budget? You might not get the exact colour you want but its a possibility.

How much Paint do you actually need? The smaller pots don't seem that expensive.

photo uploads from phone

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:39

I agree with uploading from the phone - I'm always out in the garden going " what the dickins is this?!" And "agh what's that doing on my flowers?!" But by the time I've come back in, been sent back out to remove my muddy wellies, found my notepad,  fired up,  bluetoothed the file, got distracted and gone and made a cup of tea while AVG performs another scan...

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:35

Not long now Mike, I'm glad you had a good nurse taking your blood - it always seems easier when they get you relaxed.

Are you getting these rain showers we are up North? My wellies are overflowing but I guess that teaches me for leaving them outside! I hope you are so your garden can fend for itself for a while and give you plenty of colours to raise the spirits. 

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