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Latest posts by Clarington

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 14:35

I keep a bottle of Avon Care "Glyverine hand and nail" at my desk. My future mother in law gave it to me as she didn't like it. For day to day use its very good (I apply three of four times a day - I have ecezema and to keep it at bay I have to near live in a bath of lotion) as it absorbs so quickly which is a major issue for me because no one wants to have to sit around waiting to smear it over their computer mouse.

I also make my own lotion using bees wax (if I can get it), coconut oil or shea butter or sometimes cocoa butter (the butters give a thicker texture) using lavender out the garden for a bit of luxury smell. Whether I take my time more enjoying the home made goodness so it has longer to sink in or not I'm not sure but it seems to be fantastic at help cuts / scratches / cracks heal and keeping my hands soft without huge price tags.

Everyone's going mad for chillies......

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 10:24
Diets don't work. Eating in moderation works. It has to be sustainable for the long run.

Therefore buy the chocolate just don't eat the whole packet in one go!


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 09:54
Morning all.
Back in the office.

Bosses have announced that non of our money saving suggestions will work and so that they will go ahead in making one of us redundant.

But they might not get round to telling us who for another two weeks (at full pay) as they are so very busy in day to day running to consider our future a priority.

Understandably my other web tab open is for the job website!!

Everyone's going mad for chillies......

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 09:50
I tried chilli chocolate for the first time a few weeks ago. Managed to some how eat the entire packet so it must have been good!!

Chilli Seed Swap

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 12:16
(OL I'm putting up a new greenhouse just for the chillies!)

I'm hoping my chilli willies will flower soon. Nothing extra special just amusing!


Posted: 07/07/2014 at 12:14
Half way through the jobs list including cakes delivered to his office. It has fortunately cooled down a little outside my truck was getting rather warm so I hate to think whats going on in the greenhouse!

Chilli Seed Swap

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 09:22
Dove I can't post at all in advance settings yet. Just waiting for the weekend gremlins to work through.


Posted: 07/07/2014 at 09:21
Does it really Dove? I can't eat anymore I'll be sick!

Mr. Clari. Is at work since he didn't book his birthday off while telling me too! One job down, I've got a quick trip into Sheffield to pick up parts then its back via his office to drop cake off. Then we'll see about ignoring the rest of his list (it goes onto a second sheet!) And enjoying some time in the garden or maybe a walk around Ulley Reservoir.

Just my luck

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 07:55
Mike. Contact the police - just in case this defective car was involved in other incidents and they need to build evidence against the other driver. The man who nearly killed me had been involved in a host of crashes and bumps before hitting me and was let off with a warning while I was being told my prospects for walking again as they'd not been reported to the police.

Chilli Seed Swap

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 07:51
Stacey - as soon as the forum lets me post photos again I'll show you

Waz - I'm up for joining in with this! They'll all be the same as Staceys as she gave me seeds to start this year

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