Latest posts by Clarington


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:25

5'c here and after words at work on Friday (very nearly left) I'm enjoying four days off to properly recover from my recent illnesses. Loaded up with vitamins and what not. I have learnt not to take my peppermint capsules at the same time as a cod liver oil tablet: hiccups taste awful!



Posted: 23/10/2015 at 07:58

Thank you Dove. I'm feeling very bruised and knotted but I'm much better than yesterday and of course much better than some poor devils. I'm going into work today to clean *everything* in my classroom with a good dosing of bleach and disinfectant. Not even my pen pot will survive uncleaned. Hopefully we can nip any bugs before any other poor devil catches it! (Especially as today is messy play day for toddlers).

Fairy: WW must be very posh to shower in tea, I juat use water and soap.


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 07:43

Morning all. No we're here Dove: but its so dark out I think many of us are preferring to stay in bed.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 16:49

Hello Little Owl! Do go and join the Hello Forkers thread: it is rather hard to keep up but if you hang on long enough people come round with cups of tea and cake.

Mel: I used to have a blackbird that guarded the garden whose tail looked like he had been picked up and dipped in a paint pot. He would have been given a beautiful name... but he was an absolute arse hole and got "arsehole" as a name instead. 

I want to know. Since dogs have to sniff *everything* and pee on *anything* else: would they recognise a dog they'd never met through its pee stains?

Raised beds

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 15:53

Since you might be loath to enjoy that area of the garden: can you turn it into a wild life friendly area?


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 15:47

Oh bless her Dove! 


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 15:35

Oh Dove I am glad she's having a good day today. She sounds quite happy!


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 15:34

Liri: its certainly a struggle trying to work out what will grow or not here (not least because I grew up 100 miles further south and the difference in climate is noticeable: especially when my mother is telling me she's putting her tomatoes out and its too cold to even germinate seeds up here).


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 15:30

DD: my father would always munch anything that left unattended in the house. Do you have a dog? Next time to make some biscuits keep them nice simple shapes and if you catch him snacking while they cool down ask him why he is eating the dogs medicated biscuits.

Or just bake him biscuits and lace them with laxatives. I can assure you that even though I can confirm the wifi reaches the bathroom you do get bored of sitting in there after a while.


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 10:38

You cruel woman Dove! 

 I'm playing with fruits I want in the garden. I wish you could hunt sites by region! I'm trying very hard to get things that will be happy in Yorkshire. 

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Maggots in my strawberry plants.

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bulk purchase of terricota pots

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