Latest posts by Clarington

Gardening newbie, any ideas for garden design?

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 09:54

Advised admin on above poster due to lack of any other posts (but weird to come on the forum and straight up start posting links).


Show us ya Baubles!

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 08:43
Dovefromabove says:

Clari that looks so good. What a lovely room 

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 Bit different from last year's decorations of bare brick and no electricity / heating / floor!

Planting garlic

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 08:41

Bencurto; you want fertile (well fed with compost / manure) and well draining. This means the water doesn't sit in the soil for days on end as garlic seem to  rot easily. I found building a trench by my garlic to aid drainage helps if the soil is very wet.

Show us ya Baubles!

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 08:34

We went to a local Christmas tree farm and got our tree yesterday...

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 08:30
Busy-Lizzie says:

Morning all.

Slept badly, changed the 4 tog duvet for a 10.5 tog one. Thought it was because I was too hot, but now Dove has mentioned the moon it must be that. I always sleep badly in France when there is a full moon.

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 Hmm.. now you've got me thinking. I had a very unsettled night; feeling absolutely shattered now and think today will be a right off.

I assumed it was because I had dared to eat after 21:00.

The hound and I have waved his lordship off, sorted the laundry, and climbed back in to bed with a strong mug of tea.

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 02/12/2017 at 17:22

Evening all!

I've been at a Christmas fayre for work - didn't sell a single card / calendar / raffle ticket unfortunately so our fundraising pot is now £10 down rather than up. But at least our name is getting out there.

For some reason a stall holder next to me (lady in her 70s and borderline ecentric) wanted to tell me all about 1960s birth control and why young woman now shouldn't have children. 

You'll be pleased to know I smiled and nodded and resisted the temptation to tell her I was a lesbian / mother at 15 / a firmer believer that birth control is a sin.

I can be well behaved sometimes!

Curled up on the sofa with my loving yet very needy dog trying to decide what to make for supper.

experience with grow box?

Posted: 02/12/2017 at 17:12

They don't even try these days do they...

Hello Forkers in December

Posted: 01/12/2017 at 07:44

Morning all!

There's some very disappointed school children this morning! The snow hasn't settled here. Just bitterly cold!

You'll all be pleased to know that as I'm on leave I only glance my emails for emergencies (which I shouldn't need to do) and so haven't seen the bosses one.

Which is such a shame.

Right; time for a shower and breakfast. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 30/11/2017 at 21:59
LG the L says:

Hope that hound is keeping you warm Clari. Dare I ask... how's work?

Spent the evening making a mince pie Advent Calendar with younger daughter, for OH who loves mince pies. I think one a day might be a bit much so I'm sure he'll share them (with the kids. I can't stand them).

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Only one a day? Oh my now I feel greedy!   I can graze on them all day.

The dog has tucked himself up in the blanket with me; I'm not sure who is keeping who warm! For a dog that's part husky he certainly likes his warm bed. He would happily be on the hot water bottle too if he could.

As for work; well let's us say my latest boss sent me an email an hour after she knew I had left the office and was on annual leave for a week to ask if she could call me that evening to discuss things. I'm trying very hard to stick to only doing the hours they pay me but I can see my CV being tidied up soon.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 30/11/2017 at 21:36

Tucked up on bed with the hound as it's getting chilly and with OH out bed was a preferable option to cranking up the heating. Ive left him a hot water bottle by the kettle for when hw gets home from the workshop.

We have snow; plenty of flurries but not much is settling. The roads will be hell in the morning though.

Garden looks tidy however!!

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