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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 07:25

Glamorous working in a museum isn't it!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 07:25

Morning all; Chicky I'm not looking forward to the school rush today. I'd quite enjoyed the gentler trips to work these past two weeks! Oh well not long till Summer holidays!

This weekend saw another scout camp at the museum. it involved me cleaning poo across the entire first floor  at silky o'clock when one poor beaver had an unfortunate accident. The leaders then tucked him back up to sleep not realising his sleeping bag was also caught in the cross fire. the poor boy! Cue lots more cleaning up without trying to draw attention to the state while everyone was waking up.

It also involved me getting no sleep from 05:30 Saturday til 23:00 Sunday. No sleep. Not even a cat nap.

Lots of ideas for how I want to revise camps for the future but if you see me struggling SEND MORE TEA!!

Today is a clean up the museum day for me ready for school groups tomorrow.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 08:24

Morning all. Woken up with yet another snot filled sniffle; well timed as I am hosting 40 beavers at the museum for an "overnight experience". I've still not managed to get an appointment with the GP regarding my fatigue issues so it'll be a few more days before I can try again now.

The electrician was meant to be coming this morning to sign off the electrics ready for the plasterer starting next weekend; he's coming tomorrow instead so at least we've more time to tidy around and do those last few jobs his lordship keeps finding. I really can't wait to wave these brick walls goodbye.

I need to nip to the shops shortly; I always try to avoid the shops on a Saturday but my wages have only just arrived in my bank (pay day is the 20th) and we're running desperately low on the essentials.

Keep safe everyone; if you hear screaming it'll be the ghosts at the museum protesting over the noise.

Cactus Display.

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 19:56

Joyce; I don't think it was the storm, we got off very lightly. But truth be told I don't know how it happened; the pot I struggled to move and it had sat there happily for months. Funny how things like this happen.

Aym; plants do have their ways of telling us things. I hope your seedlings didn't cause any damage to the laptop. 

Dove; I like the idea of lead against the plants. Perhaps slate might be a safer alternative?

Cactus Display.

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 07:08

In the middle of the night my heavy glass bowl with two cactus and an aloe vera decided for reasons we can't work out to leap from the windowsil and create a not entirely pleasing pattern across the carpet.

The bowl did not survive the fall. I'm hoping the plants did although one is looking very sorry for itself.

So now is my chance to create something a little more interesting in terms of a display.

Does anyone have any advice or suggestions?

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 07:01

Morning all.lots of trees down here along with fences, roof tiles and the usual debris. We're all safe though.

I was most surprised my nursery group walked to the museum yesterday; I did ask if they chained the smallest to each other so they didn't blow away.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 06:56

Morning all. Couldn't work out why my ring finger felt so odd; three massive blisters on it might explain things! Duck necks are hard work cutting up.

Today I'll be creating a nation of life savers. Or at least teaching CPR to anyone visiting the museum that wants to learn. 

Keep safe everyone; it's going to be breezy!

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 22:33

A storm seems to have hit Yorkshire. My bins are on the move! Fortunately tonight was dog food preparation night (due to Reggie being delicate in the stomach department just like myself I hand make all his meals and treats) so Reggie helped taste test and has eaten himself into a food coma and is completely unaware of anything around him.

Also; poor Verdun! He's come back just in time to celebrate his 100 years since the Germans picked on him.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 07:56

Morning all. Efforts to be organised have resulted in me spilling the bird food all over the lawn fortunately so they've quite the feast today! Funny to see the flock of hedge sparrows lined up to use the one feeder. What is wrong with the other two I've no idea.

They must be getting ready for spring; they've only recently started draining the feeders every day (twice if I get the chance to top it up). With the neighbours acquiring another two cats I don't think we'll have many fledglings dancing around the flower beds this year.

We've only two weeks til the plaster arrives. Everything is looking very unready and I'm away this weekend on a camp at the museum (brr).

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 20/02/2017 at 07:16

Morning all. Working every day this week, including camping overnight on Saturday night with beavers (= no sleep). I hope with the school holidays the traffic will at least be gentle with me.

If someone could keep an eye on the daffodils I'd be grateful: They're just poking through and I'm hoping won't get trampled too much.

I might see if I can book some holiday next week to recover and hope the warmer weather hangs around.

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