Latest posts by Clarington

What is on your Christmas list?

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 07:37

A new fork after his lordship snapped the other one. Needs to be a tall one which seems very hard to find.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 20:46

All bulbs are in mud! Not quite as tidy as I wanted but at least they are in the ground for spring.

Two doors have been waxed, three more to do! (After the plasterer has been) Unfortunately attempting to look pretty and put nail varnish on + waxing = yellow nails. 

His lordship called me earlier to tell me there were trick or treaters in the street. Imagine my face when I realised that IT WAS THE NEIGHBOURS CHILDREN AND THAT'S JUST WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE. No Samhain til Monday here.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 07:35

Morning / afternoon all. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 20:33

So duck turned into pork with a chilli marinade, cheesy cauliflower, roast potatoes and peas.

Not sure how that happened!

Still belly is now full so we're all happy.

Place your bets on the delivery from Wickes (meant to be last Saturday) actually turning up tomorrow.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 17:41

Right all inspired by these feasts I've pulled some duck breast from the freezer. Now to dust off the receipe books! 

Oh... and then dust off the kitchen.


Labrador rescues

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 12:41

Oh he's beautiful. I'm afraid I'd be sneaking him away in my jacket!

Grow for Great Britain

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 12:40

I've just thought. I love going to the local butchers, but there's no proper grocers nearby. The butcher closes at midday on Saturday and now I no longer have my Mondays off getting local fresh food is not as easy.

How many people who work 9 -5 Monday - Friday have fed this processed food because despite the cookery programmes and best intentions when you can't go local you go Tesco instead and find it cheaper to get the packet than the fresh.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 12:37

I wonder if I buy a purple dressing gown Dove will mistake me as her daughter and thus feed me til I pop like the cuckoo chick I am.

Grow for Great Britain

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 11:52

Scroggin oh I wish you were a neighbour I would be happy to absorb your excesses in my kitchen. When you walk around the supermarket it is so silly how many things are pre pealed pre prepared probably not at all fresh. But that's what society at the moment seems to need / want.

I do not have enough space to grow all the vegetables we eat. Even though there's only two of us we always seem to need more vegetables! But I don't grow for the convince (even if I do hate visiting the supermarket) or cost. I grow because I enjoy it.

That said: I wish I were organised enough to lay out my vegetable beds so that I could even come close to growing enough food that I could pass excess on to my neighbours. 

Name that poo!!

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 07:13

As someone who belongs to a Facebook group dedicated to raw feeding (which is mostly centred around CHECK OUT MY DOGS BEAUTIFUL POO) I'd be tempted to suggest that this is a meaty eater whose had a chicken / poultry rich meal.

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Watering tiny indoor plant pots: a solution!

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Any ideas and inspiration? 
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Does putting slate on your pots help keep the soil moist?

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Tiny Plants

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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

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