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Posted: 06/07/2016 at 07:07

There really is a "national week" for everything!

Still it's a welcome excuse for me to add a little colour to my cupboard with a window by putting an aloe Vera (for the warmer weather at least; we have no heating) to cheer up the a sorted boxes.


Posted: 06/07/2016 at 07:02

Morning all.

Nurses appointment this morning then I'll be ready to get my scrubbing on in the classroom. I'm hoping it's the good nurse who is obviously passionate and willing to kick the doctors arse with a helpful "have they tried" rather than there "you just need to do what the doctors say" (when its obviously not working because for starts the receptionist won't let me see said doctor and thus I've not had any tablets for a month now) nurse.

Chicky: enjoy having a much more relaxed Checkley! Has she grand plans for the holidays?

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 22:59

Thry are such beautiful creatures. Unfortunately I have found two squashed hedgehogs on the roads around us and a distinct lack of our two visitors :(1


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 18:33

Joyce; those poor scout leaders work so hard! Besides all the ones I've met have attention spans to match their beavers! 


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 17:42

Not all elbow grease Joyce. I'm considering painting the walls to freshen things up as my visitors have managed to damage the walls (how??) 

All of my handling exhibits get regular cleaning and maintenance but they will benefit from some more thorough care to preserve them. (For such small hands thry can be amazingly undelicate).

I'm not looking forward to scrubbing the 60 chairs though. Still it'll be welcome relief from the uniforms I need to hand wash. 


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.

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