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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 10/12/2016 at 07:50

Morning all. Is it going to get light today?

I've packed his lordship and his friend a lunch box as they're off out for the day now. Even before my food issues I loathed paying service station prices for food and drink; I also don't expect either of them to actually think about stopping to get something to take with them in case of delays (or breakdowns). 

Don't I make a cracking mother / wife / maid to them both 

Reggie has had his breakfast (more tripe; BLEUGH!!) so today will be a full windows open type of day as I tidy the house. 

Pat; have you any space for my washing? I'll wash it but I've no where to dry it! Looks like rain today so garden plans may be little and often. Or at least hopefully often.

Anyone need any ironing doing? I've the shirts and bed sheets to do so just sling it all on the pile and I'll get round to it shortly.

How to bring frogs into my garden

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 21:10

I have a huge pond, so many frogs you can't walk on the path at night come mating season and...

some of the biggest healthiest slugs you'll have seen!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 21:05

Good lord Dove  no wonder it smarts a little!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 20:27

Evening all.

It's only 20:00 and I'm already in bed. It's the most comfortable place in the house!

I've cooked the hound his dinner which he has mostly eaten (why there is tripe on the stairs I have no idea), I have steak but don't fancy cooking it with the smell of tripe lingering so instead have an orange juice... Rock and roll that sugary goodness!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 07:00

Safe travels Chicky!

Today is going to be a very difficult day work wise. Topped with being home alone in the evening as his lordship is having an evening out with his friend (he's also out all day Saturday).

I forsee a trip to Tesco for sugar filled junk food on the horizon!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 08/12/2016 at 13:09

Afternoon all.

I'm not sure its going to bother getting light here, everywhere I look seems.. grey and meh. Never mind: at least it is warmer!

Desperately spending my lunch time on the hunt for ideas for Christmas gifts. I've decided that next year I'm going to visit everyone homes and break a few things so they'll need new!! 

Home alone on Saturday so I have made plans to prune the p'apple tree (when we moved in the previous owners harked about what a wonderful apple tree this was and what brilliant fruit it gave... trouble is every year since it has only given us pears! We've always referred to it as the p'apple tree) and possibly the wisteria (neighbours young boy doesn't seem to climb on the outbuilding now its wet and slippery so I feel a bit more confident about removing the worse of the bushing that cushions his leaning over the edge). I just hope the weather is nice its been ages since I've been able to potter in the garden what with all the house demolition going on. Maybe I'll finally decide where the greenhouses are to go! 

Putting up Christmas Decorations and Tree

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 12:16

I leave him to it. He doesn't really understand team work!

Then when he's out the room I rearrange everything to suit. ;)

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 11:31

It is officially warmer outside (10'C) than it is in the cupboard I call an office (almost hitting 8'C).

Still: this means that I will be getting my steps count in as I keep finding excuses to wander around to warm back up.

I think I've decided where the chickens are going! You know... when the house is finished and we are allowed to start on the garden (so... May?) I've had to phone up the carpet fitter, stove fitter, central heating plumber, and plasterer to let them know not to even think about us being ready before Christmas.

Not sure about the Green houses though. 

But there is a plan. His lordship has two weeks off for Christmas. Although we spend it with family I need to get back up here for work: so surely he wouldn't stay down there with them? (Not if I can guilt trip him or more importantly his mother he chuffing wont). This means instead he'll be sat in a cold dark shell of a house while I sit in a... erm cold dark shell of a museum.. if this doesn't motivate him into action than its a good job he'll be working off site in January so I can get another man in to do the job quick before he gets back!

I have an aloe vera on my desk. Its looking rather sorry for itself. I think I need to find some clear plastic to build it a mini greenhouse if it is to survive the winter in here.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 07:08

Morning all!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 17:53

Poor things. Is there a way you can report the rescue charity to the likes of the rspca? It makes me wonder what else they're doing.

The hound is currently sulking as his lordship is late home. Which at least means my craft box can come our without all the felt being pinched.

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