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Anyone following the cricket?

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 15:17

Pa loved the cricket - it was a sad day when he could no longer watch it on terrestrial tv.  Don't think Ma minded that much ... it meant he could give her his undivided attention 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 15:13

Definitely never going there. Someone else can have my share.

Roasted butternut squash soup made and ready for supper. 

Join the queue; bring your own bowl. 

Any geologists out there?

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 14:59

These stones aren't shaped Frank - they are black flint inside with an even layer of hard white stone a few millimetres thick surrounding it - they are naturally formed and as I've said are not uncommon in East Anglia where we have heavy clay and chalk with flint deposits.  The OP is in Essex - part of East Anglia 

You can't shape flint into spheres - it has to be knapped by striking off flakes 'along the grain' 

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Any geologists out there?

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 14:29

Nut - I think those very regular dressed flints are mainly flint pebbles from beaches, split in half.  

Any geologists out there?

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 14:25

Esspee   Have been around a while now and have always had 'satiable curtiosity coupled with a good memory ... so far!  

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Conservatory Water Butt overflowing

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 14:15

Yes, it's because the level of the butt has changed so the inlet it not at the right height compared with the diverter in the downpipe.   You'll have to empty the butt and reposition it, making sure you get the set up right - then it should be fine.  

Any geologists out there?

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 14:11

Watch the fish trying to play fin-ball with it 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 13:20

Sounds like your MIL and my late Ma were cut from the same cloth.  Ma once said to me 'you don't eat as much as you'd think, from looking at you'  

Any geologists out there?

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 13:15

It's a flint ball or nodule - not common but not that uncommon either.  During his life as a farmer in Suffolk Pa turned several up while cultivating fields etc.  We had a row of them on an oak beam in the farmhouse.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 12:21

A load of smalls (and not so smalls) to drape on horses here Hosta, while you're about it ... I'll roast some butternut squash to make some soup while you do that 

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