Latest posts by Clarington

Bird flu

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 16:01


The best way that we can help is to ensure that any bird feeders we use are regularly disinfected (which is good practice at the best of times) and that any unwell / dead birds we discover are reported so that the government officials can track and monitor the diseases spread.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 15:34

Well the wind has been proving damaging: and not just to my compost bin that has relocated itself.

Waited an hour for my school to arrive (its not uncommon for them to be quite late when the weather is bad) to then call the school to see if they could let me know of their whereabouts.. oh they're safely tucked up in the classroom. Seems they cancelled and the message didn't get to me. Still for the best it really wasn't safe to be out in a big vehicle today.

Felt very sore and achy this morning. I thought it a mix of my spinal injury flaring due to the weather with a splash of ones lady bits so very clearly announcing that YOU'RE MOST DEFINITELY NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT PREGNANT. Made it til midday before calling quits and deciding to come and work from home as my head felt like it was in a vice. It is now rapidly turning into epic snot fest. I have 120 more children visiting this week, over 300 next week. There is no back up plan if I can't teach them.

Lemsip, many blankets, hot water bottle. Rest rest rest!

Slight damage to greenhouse..

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 15:23

Everything is repairable with enough duct tape (or money).

Unfortunately cost effective doesn't come in the equation. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 15:22

I hope you're all keeping safe out there. I arrived at work to find the building across from us was being unpeeled (corrugated metalwork covering what was once it seems a beautiful Victorian building) like an orange. 

Then at lunch time our rendering started to come loose and fall on the fire engines. Its probably been loose for years but the wind must have been getting underneath it enough to give it that final push.

Makes the neighbours trampoline going walk about (I'm also missing a compost bin) seem quite calm in comparison.

Beautifully sunny though!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 07:31

II don't think I've ever experienced 39. That sounds like I'd boil alive!

Many trees down here; be alert if you need to leave the house today. I feel for the 60 children booked to come to the museum by bus today. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 22:23

DD; well done on your business meeting!

As for this bad smell of yours. Well I may not be a boy, don't have a fancy certificate in castration, 

But I've watched a lot of CSI and am handy with a shovel.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 07:08


90 small children visiting the museum today. I hope they remember to wrap up warmly.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 23:06

DD: please please look after yourself. I was on anti depressants for a while. They took the edge off things just enough to get stuff done. They gave me the clarity to think andnot rush in to things.

They're no different to taking anti biotics for a stubborn infection.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 15:46

Topbird: surprisingly (considering how delicate my stomach is now it is a host to medical problems) sprouts don't affect me that way. Which is a shame because we are surrounded with wind farms and it would be nice to be able to barter with British Gas about getting my bills reduced if I "helped out" 

Joyce: I am hoping that by having something else I will be able to keep my working life to a sensible balance rather than spending my evenings and weekends doing things for work. Before I had my partner I was out most evenings / weekends with Saint John Ambulance and volunteering to work the steam engine, yet somehow found the time to have a lovely little garden, bake my own breads, stay a size 8, grow my own vegetables, work a full time job, and shockingly socialise regularly. Now I seem to achieve nothing of an evening. I can't even claim to be one of those people with immaculately tidy houses so that I could pretend my time was spent carefully polishing the dogs muddy foot prints off the silver.

I don't even know how he gets his paw prints that high up. Does he balance off the stairs and leap?

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 15:08

Afternoon all. Suffering a post 60 small children, trying to do too many roles in this museum, generally still tired from camp, slump. I have 90 small children in tomorrow so I wont be pushing myself too hard this afternoon at work.

The fish pie has already been made (I will text his lordship when to put it in the oven in a bid to continue our spell of health and frugal eating and not stop at the fish and chip shop on my way home) but I really must perk myself up as it is my first meeting with a local scout group that are crying out for help. I said I would go and do what I could (if I am suitable). It will be nice to escape the house for something other than work! I did look at my local horticultural group, WI, and historical society, but I fear my witty humour that went over the tops of them and fact that I brought the average age down to 93 made me thinks that perhaps, just perhaps, I am not quite ready to be a grown up yet.

Besides with scouts you get to play with knives and fire (and canal boats, and night hikes, and generally all the fun stuff).

As an aside: I have rather a lot of brussel sprouts in the fridge: can anyone suggest something to do with them?

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