Dovefromabove


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Strictly is back!

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 13:53

Back in the 60s, 70s, 80s there were quite a few USAF air bases in East Anglia, and many of the servicemen, particularly the officers, preferred to live with their families out in the villages rather than 'on base' and their children attended local village schools.  


Prior to that there had been very little organised celebration of Hallowe'en in the area other than a few of us hollowing out mangolds and sugar beet for candle lamps, and running around in old sheets - it was very frowned on by the many Baptist churchgoers who lived in the area - however the American children enjoyed introducing the British children and their teachers to their own traditions from the US and the popularity of the event grew very quickly.  

Last edited: 03 November 2016 13:56:37

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 10:39

Trying very hard not to think about it Topbird - there's absolutely b all I can do about it and if I think about it it's terrifying 

Evergreen cliber for a planter

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 10:07

I agree Tetley - not one of the rampant ones, but there are several less vigorous types that, with a modicum of attention won't take over 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 09:14

 I think the retraining will involve some stern words and grounding for a while. He was flying very close to Norwich International Airport and I understand that failing to observe rules of any sort are very frowned on 

Evergreen cliber for a planter

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 09:05

 Very smart - but I imagine that climbers of any size in those will require a lot of attention to keep them happy. 

Last edited: 03 November 2016 09:08:25

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 08:53

The first chilly night and the garden is full of birds - lots of goldfinches queuing up on the sunflower heart feeders, robins and sparrows on the mixed seed feeders, the spilled bits being hoovered up by dunnocks 

Last edited: 03 November 2016 08:54:04

ANOTHER THREAT TO OUR NATIVE EARTHWORMS

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 08:17

T'was ever thus  But I agree - like so many things it's short-termist and stores up problems for the future. 

Moss or Grass

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 07:40

Lots of small birds gather moss for their nests. I love watching the bluetits gathering moss from our back garden. 

Mail Order Pond plants

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 07:36

Google Puddleplants. They're brilliant! 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 07:33

I think OH put the bins out with his eyes shut.  There is frost on the garage roof. None on the grass or plants that I can see. Lowest temp in the back garden 2.3C

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