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Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 07:23
Lyn wrote (see)

Get it on the iplayer Verdun.

I have them all recorded and watched the Norfolk one today, mainly beacause I have family in Dersingham 

and have never been, its very flat!

Well, some of it is - but Norwich itself is quite up and downy - I hesitate to call it hilly as I know some of  us live in really hilly areas, but here we do have some steepish slopes - my OH's student digs were up a hill with a 20% incline and is the venue for a notorious cycle race, the Gas Hill Gasp!  And on the north-eastern fringe of Norwich is the wonderful nature reserve Mousehold Heath with it's amazing view over the city - a little reminiscent of the view from Fiesole over Florence, don't you think?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/64055.jpg?width=363&height=350&mode=max

http://www.norwich.gov.uk/Environment/ParksAndOpenSpaces/WoodlandsHeathsAndMarshes/pages/MouseholdHeath.aspx

We live to the southwest of the city on a range of low hills which are the remains of glacial terminal moraine - there's another ridge of terminal moraine along the northern coast of Norfolk, reaching it's peak at Beacon Hill, the highest point in Norfolk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beacon_Hill,_Norfolk

Yes, the Brecklands and Broadlands are flat, but in Norfolk we're proud of our hills too

 

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Posted: 27/11/2014 at 06:59

Verdun - glad the home is improving things

Lyn ((hugs))

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 06:44

Mike - what on earth ...???  One minute you're saying you're pleased with the response to this thread and now this!

Surely you've been around here long enough to know that introducing the subject of cats versus birds is likely to cause heated debate - those of us who like a nice friendly forum frequently raise an eyebrow whenever this controversial subject is introduced - but on the other hand it does get lots of posts on the thread, so if that's what you want ....

I think that what irks some is that you start a new thread and then disappear off the forum  for 24 hours - then when you return you're unhappy with the way the discussion has developed.  

I believe that if you felt able to contribute to the discussion, rather than simply make a statement in such a didactic fashion, you might find the whole experience of posting on the forum more rewarding.

Enough is enough.

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 06:25

Sorry Mike, but what on earth are you on about? You're making yourself look silly.  Stop it

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 06:23

Mike, I'm not sure if youi're aware of this site http://www.genewatch.org/sub-568547 but thought you may find the links to some of the reports etc interesting.

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 19:42

Topbird   I set it to record - hope it's followed my insructions. 

That was a lovely day wasn't it

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 19:39

Fishy   and he probably had a family to feed, just as your Dad had

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 18:26

Verdun!  Edd really doesn't need any encouragement

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 17:40

Very possible Gemma - it's also possible that the wonderfully mild and dry (until recently) weather that we've had in the east has allowed the farmers to get on with cultivating jobs on the land and other jobs have been left until the weather had made the fields too wet and sticky to work on.

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 16:23

Gemma, you may not have many dairy farmers in your area, but straw is transported a very long way to farmers who need it.  Here in the east we have mainly arable farms and and in the west of England there are far more dairy farms.  Earlier this year straw was being donated by Norfolk farmers and taken down to the West Country to the dairy farms there who had to use it for forage as well as bedding because their land was flooded.

Also, because of the recent high cost of grain-based feed for cattle, other forage systems are being introduced, including reverting to the old way of feeding chopped barley straw to dairy and beef cattle. 

We produce it over here and transport it to where it's needed.

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