Latest posts by Clarington

ripening strawberrys

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 16:11

I think all you can do is sit impatiently and wait for them to ripen at their own pace.


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 15:17

Thanks Yviestevie. He's on a gluten / egg / dairy / etc. free diet already and has special sensitive food but even eating the finest chicken breast and rice (the go to meal for vets it seems) doesn't seem to make a difference.

He's spent most of today asleep so hopefully he'll be feeling better later: he's not realised he's not being fed tonight yet!

Cut power cable repair?

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 10:18

If you know a competent electrician  they can very quickly and easily repair this for you. It might be worth asking who you know! 

Buying things in the bargain section of the garden centre...

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 10:17

Sanjy: I wish you luck. My garden (which they all know is very much work in progress and that I am VERY picky about what I want as befitting my control freak tendencies) is being filled with plants I despise (not just dislike: these plants are not going to do well in my garden!) and ornaments that are ... carefully placed.

I know full well that I'm the only one with hearing issues: its the bit between the brain and the ears that seems to be at fault with my families choices for me!


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 10:13

One amazingly well behaved doggy is currently residing on my favourite chair after his trip to the vet. What a difference having a male vet made (he doesn't like ladies at the best of times - especially larger ladies: would love to know what's trapped in his memories). A big injection, an even bigger thermometer up his *cough*, some medication, and 24 hours observation (thank goodness I can work from home today) and no food!

They're still not sure what it is, possibly IBS, if the medication doesn't work its blood tests and x-rays time.

Right. I'd best get on with jazzing up my teachers resource pack: its going to be the shiniest pack around!

Strange growth on allium

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 07:28

How / when do you harvest the seeds?


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 07:24

Runnybeak - the vets don't seem overly concerned and think that he might have ibs but I'm pushing for more tests to make sure as nothing seems to settle things down. Well he slept through the night comfortably I just need to start warming up to lift him through the vets door.

Dippy eggs! Haven't had those in a while!


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 20:14

So we've been knocked back on one funding bid (boss submitted it.... a month too late), the dog has once again exploded ALL OVER the hallway (how you get it behind the radiator I've no idea) and a magnetic sign off the van fell off today somewhere in Sheffield.

Vets called: take him in tomorrow, partner has helped clean up by hanging a car freshener in the hallway (cheers for that sweetie: I'll just do the rest shall I) and appeal on twitter just in case someone finds the magnet (would be nice for something to go right tonight).

The weeds are taking over the garden. I may resort to death by flame thrower.


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 21:08

Please excuse the smell. His Lordship safely returned from his bike ride and hasn't showered and the dog has exploded in the hallway. I am so very tempted to rip the carpet up and dispose of it via the black bin...


... shame he's also managed to hit the wallpaper, my sewing machine, and the tent.

Are you eating your home grown fruit and veg yet?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 16:52

The rhubarb is wonderful but my strawberries are a long way off being near ready to consume! Mind you I'm still wearing a vest so many the weather is a little chillier up here.

We have the herbs but are now running out of last years garlic. I'm not looking hopeful at a good harvest and someone's paws crushed every onion so that might be a wash out too.

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