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Posted: 19/12/2015 at 09:25

Incidentally is anyone else wondering how this weather is affecting the garden centres and growers? I wonder what deals there will be had by things flowering too early.


Posted: 19/12/2015 at 09:23

Of course I've been a good girl Lesley! I've been too busy working for anything else.

Enjoy your walk Chicky: I can't believe it is so warm. Last night I was walking the dog with nothing but a t shirt to cover my shoulders: insane!

Alliums Bulbs

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 08:23

With this very warm weather everything is appearing earlier than normal. Nature will sort itself out!


Posted: 19/12/2015 at 08:22

Hostafan the NFU Insurance are a joke. They wont cover land rovers off road: so how the chuff are farmers meant to actually farm? Use a Vauxhall Corsa to get across the fields??


Well the museum is having its Christmas event this weekend,  santa is visiting, the mince pies are ready, we've even mulled wine!


Posted: 18/12/2015 at 08:27

Morning all! Well I survivec the bowling last night: even won a game! Unheard of for me I'm the one that skirts the gutters.

The volunteer of the year went down well and he seemed genuinely pleased by it all. I let the boss present it: after all it is more his job than mine. I'm sure knowing the way gossip works people will eventually realise who actually organised it. I'm just glad he "chose" the volunteer I was nominating very loudly 

Off to work later to make sure things are organised for the last weekend before we close for Christmas. We must be one of the only museums that close for two weeks over Christmas! Still it means I'll have chance to enjoy my holiday and get the rest of the wallpaper stripped. You know, inbwtween emails and lesson planning.

Beautiful sunrise this morning but to my horrors... my clematis is flowering!



Posted: 17/12/2015 at 16:43

Lily. You might not be sore right now but please please make sure that as you settle down tonight that things don't start to struggle. Just keep wiggling around as best you are able to keep things from seizing up. 

Grandparents have visited and seem most impressed at my destruction of the hallway. I have to confess that aside from responding to work emails I really don't seem to have achieved much today (you'll be pleased to know that at a steamer is on its way for the rest of the wall paper!!) I'm meant to be going out tonight (works Christmas bowling) but think I might just make a small appearance and leave early. I rather have to go as I have the Volunteer Of The Year award on my kitchen table! (Didn't trust the boss to actually organise anything so I did it all myself: thank goodness for Moon Pig!)



Posted: 17/12/2015 at 09:05

Bushman: didn't hear you sneak in  there. I'm glad that the shadow is treatable, keep rattling it proves at least you're still moving. I hope all the sore bits heal quickly.


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 09:03

Winter song I wondered where all the blankets had gone.

Feeling unwell has turned into vomiting, but at least that seems to have eased my headache. The dog was most concerned! Think he was worried I was drinking out of his big white water bowl.

Lilly: do keep safe on the roads, I hope your visit helps.

Jo: I am unfortunately not surprised the agents are so awful at getting stuff done, they never seem to care once they have your money. Perhaps you need to suggest with holding rent to cover the cost of getting someone in to get it repaired? Helpful offerings like that do tend to perk their ears up.

KEF: Good luck with the shopping, I went yesterday. Regretting not having a spare freezer that I could have stocked up in October to keep us fed til February. Online shopping gets more and more tempting! 


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 07:47

Morning all. 

Thanks for all the advice re my stripping career Woke up with an epic headache, stiff neck, and generally not feeling at all well at all so might spend the morning under a blanket until things settle. 


Posted: 16/12/2015 at 17:13

Thanks Fidget I'll see if I can get hold of one. (I want to strip the bedroom too so anything to make things a little easier as there's over three layers of paper in that room!)

Having cuddles with a very tired little (ha!) German Shepherd I think he's saving himself up until his lordship gets home so it looks like I've not been pauing him any attention all day.

Lilly: my trouble is that I get the brand name of a known paint company muddled up a certain birth control manufacturer. I never trust myself to say it out loud!


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