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Posted: 05/07/2016 at 16:58

Happy birthday to your daughter Pat!

Well that was my last school visiting the museum for the school year. Tomorrow I shall be deep cleaning everything!


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 06:56

Morning all!

I might have a school visiting today but with so many striking I'm not sure.... and the school haven't been answering their phone. Still with the room laid out at least I can deep clean the chairs and tables for next term. I can't believe the school year is nearly over!!


Posted: 04/07/2016 at 21:34

Lily I can't see the police being too impressed at him if he calls to complain that you drove carefully behind him rather than pushing him into the kerb and helpfully suggested he use the designated cycle path for his own safety in future (seeing as how when I cycled drivers used to bonk their wing mirrors on my handle bar regularly as they squeezed by in traffic) at which point he decided to verbally attack you. If anything he is now more at fault in their eyes than you'd ever be.

Enjoy your bath!

Managed to oil most of the garden furniture... it then rained of course.

Punk doc if voyeurism is the only problem I have a lilly white arse that has enough "reserves" for a very harsh winter and an ill fitting bikini which always reminds me of playdough that'll soon put them off. ;) If only it were that easy.


Posted: 04/07/2016 at 15:31

When I fall over Joyce!

I can't find my welding gloves to try and tidy up the "holly tree" that I want to see if we can turn it into more of a ball on a stick than hideous molten mess.


Posted: 04/07/2016 at 15:16

Afternoon all. Done a few chores and have plans that as soon as my back will allow I will oil the garden furniture. To keep them clean they live under a black cover; I don't think it does them any good in the summer heat. Hopefully the teak oil will work some magic.

I also need to pot up my bargain bin sea hollies: I didn't expect them ALL to take and I've not a final place ready for them yet.

Dead trolley bargain hunt

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 15:08

If anyone wants a trip outside and lives in Worksop area your B&Q have some fine plants and vegetables on the reduced shelves.

And greenhouses reduced too.

not grown

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 07:15

By planted do you mean seeds or plants?

Was the soil well draining over winter and spring? Some plants can rot if the soil stays too wet.


Posted: 04/07/2016 at 07:12

Morning all. 

Feeling very stiff and sore this morning as we are complete softies so as our darling little puppy (2year old 30kg German Shepherd) was being a completely needy cuddle monster because I'd been at work all weekend we let him stay on the bed. In our defence we thought he'd get too hot and go and lay on the floor.

Turns out he had decided he was staying as close to me as he could ALL night. I ended up curled up in a small ball trying to hug my pillow so I didn't fall off the bed.

Hopefully the sun will shine through and ease my joints. Thank goodness I have today off! 

Happy birthday to the birthday girls and boys. 


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 22:02

Fairy; I never recovered from breaking my back in five places so I profess the cider more for that than my nerves! (I keep 1kg of haribo available for staff at all times for nervous energy to help us keep up with scouts especially beavers).

Lesley; fear not my mobility us as awful as always! I can't drink beer or wine and alcohol pops are... well awful. But a good glass of cider does wonders!

*wwaves to Wonky*


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 21:34

Lily; if I plan to rest six jobs appear! I haven't gotten the hang of relaxing yet.

Fairy; I can confirm cider is a much better pain killer than anything over the counter. Relaxes ALL your muscles thus preventing you from tensing up in fear it will hurt (because of course it will if you tense!) and let's your brain stop worrying.

Brilliant stuff! They did after all say an apple a day keeps the doctor away!

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