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Posted: 23/09/2015 at 07:41

Morning all.  A much more gentle 30 students today in the museum. Yesterday was interesting: their booking form didn't arrive until the afternoon so there was no way I could know what tour they wanted until they arrived then it turned out they wanted two different types. Agh!

Oh well I am if not used to smiling through blind panic.

DD I hope you find that foster home soon: if I were closer he could come here.


Posted: 22/09/2015 at 07:47

DD I hope you're able to find Shadow a nice town house with plenty of country parks and only tennis balls to chase. I'm glad Charlie has such a pragmatic answer and wish you both the very best in wandering the empty house when he sets off on his new adventure. We've had Reggie since February and I couldn't be without him now.

I've booked a weeks holiday (first holiday of the year) to look after the inlaws dog in December. I have to say I'm looking forward to it (now I know the dogs get on more than happily) more than if you booked me in for an all included holiday in somewhere warm and sunny. Funny what keeps a person happy.  Yay holiday!

Verdun: I hope your neice is okay today, I know that you're the perfect person to make sure she gets any extra help she might need to cope with the asshats in the world.

First school group visiting the museum this term: 70 of them! Why didn't I start with a nice small easy group to break myself back in gently? Keep the mugs of tea on standby for me!


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 17:52


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 13:35

I'm refusing to put the heating on: but I am currently hugging a hot water bottle.

We attempted a walk but when my bra was soaked through despite my water resistant jacket we called it quits. I think Reggie was quite relieved! He's snoring away on his blanket quite happily now.


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 08:53

Bushman that sounds awful! I hope you're feeling better now.

It's feeling very autumnal here. Fortunately it was lovely weather yesterday as I travelled down south (fromYorkshire to Leicestershire and no one checked my passport) to support another museum with their emergency services day in Bradgate Park. Such a beautiful place to visit: the deer were so majestic walking around like we weren't there! I really must remember to go there again when I'm in the area.

I think first task on my to do list is sort the freezer out: the weather is putting me off playing in the garden and I am hankering for a slow cooked casserole. Unfortunately my partner HATES casserole so I'll have to try and see what compromise we can come up with.


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 07:41

What a weekend.  Another cup of tea required!


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 07:31

Morning all. Working all weekend so poor garden has another neglected week.


Posted: 17/09/2015 at 07:40

Morning all! 

So NOW  I know how to collect dog samples: oh how my jam jar wishes it knew this earlier!!

Who mentioned the rape in full bloom? Sounds like someone put in a second crop for two harvests this year. Does that not happen very often? It was often common place where I grew up.

(Ha like I'm grown up).

Well I'd best get out of bed and get to work: I can't keep up with my emails at the moment. 


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 08:08

Morning all! 

A day of meetings, paperwork,  and prepping today.

What lighting conditions does wild garlic like?

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 21:48

I walk through a dense woodand it was absolutely full of wild garlic this year.

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