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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 11:48

Hosta: I used to love watching my godfathers bee hives. They are such busy areas yet always seem so well organised. I hope your area is suitable, not least because it'll be interesting to see how the garden performs with added interest!

Stopped for lunch. Technically hiding in my cupboard with a full bladder and need for a piping hot tea. But I needed to peace and quiet. Daylight hours are foundation stage today and always tiring. Tomorrow at least I only have the one group and a cold to contend with.

I really need a bed in this cupboard. I mean aside from spending so much time here I may as well have somewhere decent to sleep but right now a nap sounds ideal!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 07:12

Have you heard that free range hens are now loosing their status? I do feel for the farmers. The government say some will be able to let the hens outside but would you want to risk it?

Very cold out there today and I'll be at the museum til late with a scout group visiting so it's a definate digging out of the thermals also kind of day. On Saturday my scout group are out on a trip; I think I'll be overdosed on scouts by then!!

Pancake Tuesday

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 07:04

We'll be eating ours as an evening meal with raspberries, honey and possibly a splash of ice cream. Shrove Tuesday is after all traditionally a feast for the calories!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 22:35
Hostafan1 says:

I once read something along the lines of :

" Having a religion is like having a p*n*s. It's fine to have one, it's fine to be proud of it, it's fine to believe it's better than everyone else's, But don't let it rule your head, don't make laws based on it, and don't let it lead you into a war"

See original post

 And don't force it in someone else's face uninvited? ;)

Evening all. Awful scouts night tonight. Made me realise how bad things are. Maybe I'm just overly tired.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 07:25

Glamorous working in a museum isn't it!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 07:25

Morning all; Chicky I'm not looking forward to the school rush today. I'd quite enjoyed the gentler trips to work these past two weeks! Oh well not long till Summer holidays!

This weekend saw another scout camp at the museum. it involved me cleaning poo across the entire first floor  at silky o'clock when one poor beaver had an unfortunate accident. The leaders then tucked him back up to sleep not realising his sleeping bag was also caught in the cross fire. the poor boy! Cue lots more cleaning up without trying to draw attention to the state while everyone was waking up.

It also involved me getting no sleep from 05:30 Saturday til 23:00 Sunday. No sleep. Not even a cat nap.

Lots of ideas for how I want to revise camps for the future but if you see me struggling SEND MORE TEA!!

Today is a clean up the museum day for me ready for school groups tomorrow.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 08:24

Morning all. Woken up with yet another snot filled sniffle; well timed as I am hosting 40 beavers at the museum for an "overnight experience". I've still not managed to get an appointment with the GP regarding my fatigue issues so it'll be a few more days before I can try again now.

The electrician was meant to be coming this morning to sign off the electrics ready for the plasterer starting next weekend; he's coming tomorrow instead so at least we've more time to tidy around and do those last few jobs his lordship keeps finding. I really can't wait to wave these brick walls goodbye.

I need to nip to the shops shortly; I always try to avoid the shops on a Saturday but my wages have only just arrived in my bank (pay day is the 20th) and we're running desperately low on the essentials.

Keep safe everyone; if you hear screaming it'll be the ghosts at the museum protesting over the noise.

Cactus Display.

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 19:56

Joyce; I don't think it was the storm, we got off very lightly. But truth be told I don't know how it happened; the pot I struggled to move and it had sat there happily for months. Funny how things like this happen.

Aym; plants do have their ways of telling us things. I hope your seedlings didn't cause any damage to the laptop. 

Dove; I like the idea of lead against the plants. Perhaps slate might be a safer alternative?

Cactus Display.

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 07:08

In the middle of the night my heavy glass bowl with two cactus and an aloe vera decided for reasons we can't work out to leap from the windowsil and create a not entirely pleasing pattern across the carpet.

The bowl did not survive the fall. I'm hoping the plants did although one is looking very sorry for itself.

So now is my chance to create something a little more interesting in terms of a display.

Does anyone have any advice or suggestions?

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 07:01

Morning all.lots of trees down here along with fences, roof tiles and the usual debris. We're all safe though.

I was most surprised my nursery group walked to the museum yesterday; I did ask if they chained the smallest to each other so they didn't blow away.

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