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Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:59

Didn't manage to get my afternoon nap in. But am now full of roast dinner and waiting impatiently for permission to go to bed.

Still no sign of my garlic wanting to wake up and show a few little shoots just to give me courage. I'm hoping they've not all been crushed by a certain persons big feet and decided its best to hide away.

Watching the 70 stone man. It scares me to think that it is humanly possible to consume 20,000 calories a day without something in your brain stopping you. Brains are very complicated!


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 12:35

Kettle is on if anyone wants anything.

Wonderful walk (its really not too cold outside) into the nearest town to get some very boring and grown up bank stuff done. Unwittingly my shoes took me past a very small pet store home to a lovely and so friendly border collie so I was out much longer than expected (and ended up buying more toys for the dog we don't yet have!) Unfortunately the small garden centre seemed to have very mouldy bulbs and thick layers of dust on faded labels so I don't think we'll be getting any bargains from there.(Good job too: I've spent far too much on dog toys and bits recently!)

The house is feeling very grey now all the lights and twinkly bits have gone. I'm definitely going to have some spring flowers in pots ready to rock in the greenhouse that we can bring inside after the decorations get put away.

I wonder if an afternoon nap would be acceptable?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 12:20

I hope the doctor is able to keep your mother comfortable Verdun xxx


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 07:10

Morning all. Monday (unless I have a school visit) is my day off. So can someone please explain why I'm the one that has to get up, turn off the alarm, and get out of bed to make a certain person a cup of tea, as he's going into the office early? 

4'C outside so at least all those workers wont be having to defrost their cars! I'll have to check the weather man and see how North Doves storms are hitting.

Good luck with the electrician. 


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 22:44

Sweet dreams all!

Frozen pomds

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 16:42
Oh wow. I never would have thought of people doing that. Surely there is a food safe alternative out there to keep ponds flowing and everyone happy. (Aside from the asshats who will insist on ruining things just to spite others).


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 16:39
Just watched the big allotment challenge. Aside from the lack of gardening.... what an odd bunch of people (and i meet some really odd people!)

I'll stick to just gardening for fun!


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 13:00

Beautifully sunny here today. The ground is very crispy and unfortunately there's very little I can do outside so I've topped up the birds with enough food they'll burst, nearly broken a toe kicking some leaves that had frozen into a lump, and put some washing outside to air as I've just cleaned all the windows and left them all open to blow through the house and I'll be blowed if I'm having them steam up straight away with all this washing!

Now sat having a cup of tea (and a thick coat on) working out my "projects list" for the year. One of my resolutions was to not start a new project until I complete one. I'm up to 13 projects so far (excluding the decorating) that need my attention what with my half finished quilts, chicken coops to build, herb planters being ignored... so for goodness sake no one inspire me with amazing ideas for the next few months!!


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 08:20

Oh my!


Morning all.  Late night with friends so I'm tucked up in bed while his lordship snores away. I wish I could sleep in but once brain hits 07:30 it refuses to settle. Haven't opened the curtains yet to see what's going on but it was -1.5'C when we got in so I'm not expecting the tropics!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 08:25

Steve its all about thrust! You'll get there. 

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