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Posted: 14/12/2016 at 11:27

Thanks Pansy! (Sure I had replied before but I can't see it).

Talking of Sheffield Carols have you all seen our local lads fire safety Chip Pan On Fire video? South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and of course the Everly Pregnant Brothers are hoping for a Christmas Number 1


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So.....Re-booted Three

Posted: 14/12/2016 at 11:24

Lantana how exciting! What kind of dog is she? I'm afraid hand me a baby and I'll hand it back but give me a dog and you'll be chewing my fingers off to get me to let go.

I shall be keeping what things I can crossed in the hope that it all goes well.

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Posted: 13/12/2016 at 21:31

Oh DD! I struggle for space with just the one dog I can't imagine trying to share a bed with three! I hope they are at least obedient when they choose to listen (a terrible trait of huskies is their being highly trained... but choose to ignore you) 

I've watched a programme by Lucy Worsley on Henry VIII that I've been meaning to do all week, I think she may be my current favourite "historian". Not really found anything to watch that catches my eye.

Fidget get your pj's on and hit water bottle sorted! There are so many viruses going around right now you want to give your body a fighting chance!

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Posted: 13/12/2016 at 18:57
Dovefromabove says:

I remember when we were at art school invigilating in galleries etc, and having to count the visitors ... we counted dogs as visitors and babes in arms ........... at one stage when visits were very slow, we even counted pedestrians who slowed down and looked hrough the window, but we counted them as half a person each. 

See original post

 We've not gotten that bad yet but if I counted the amount that booked and either short minute cancelled or in the case of one school didn't show up... THREE times I'd be much closer to my target!

His lordship is out tonight, is it too early to climb into bed and either find a book to read or some nonsense on the iplayer?


I'm put the presents out in a bid to try and induce festive cheer. But since decided they'd be safer under a dust sheet of their own.

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Posted: 13/12/2016 at 17:25

Just the one. Unless I can convince them to go out and run around the block before coming back in?

New hearing aid installed. I arrived early (expected the traffic to be bad with the bomb scare) and this nice old gent started talking to me... we both failed our hearing tests there and then. His words too muffled mine not loud enough... what a farce it must have been for the receptionist to watch!

So.....Re-booted Three

Posted: 13/12/2016 at 17:22

Tetley the image won't work and with the conversation I'm scared to ask what the image might have been!

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Posted: 13/12/2016 at 13:54

My last group of the year have just cancelled so I've been jotting up my visitor numbers etc. I've had more students through the museum this year than we did in the combined total of 2011 - 2013 (i.e. THREE YEARS WORTH) 

No wonder I'm tired!

Didn't unfortunately hit the 4,000 mark (just). I'm aiming for five thousand next year (boss has promised our sponsors 8,000 a year but I just can't see that happening!)

Mind you one scout group sleeping in the museum are wanting to bring over 50 scouts... (agh! All in a confined space) So perhaps I should be more optimistic.


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Posted: 13/12/2016 at 06:49

Morning all!

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Posted: 12/12/2016 at 22:14

Night Dove.

I made more mince pies this evening; they're not exactly uniform size! Will try and get a picture in the morning.

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Posted: 12/12/2016 at 15:32

His lordships Christmas gift has arrived! Thank goodness. Unfortunately... I removed all the packaging (which go course wont go back on) to check it before realising that now its unwrapped I've either got to 

a) leave it here overnight and bring some wrapping paper to wrap it up before I bring it into the house so all he'll see is a pretty box

b) turn into an uber ninja and somehow sneak it into the house without his noticing before locking myself in the .... erm bathroom? to wrap it up.

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