Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 16:47

Oh Fidget, that is absolutely fabulous - is it scented too! 

Any geologists out there?

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 16:44

I forgot to say that some of the lumps of flint have quartz crystals in the centre, showing how they were formed from bubbles of gasses and magma millennia ago.  

Any geologists out there?

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 16:40

Wow!  Jet - that's another thing entirely - jet jewellery is gorgeous - we don't get that this way but occasionally we do get lumps of amber revealed after what the fishermen call 'a scouring tide'.  Some of the best pieces have been found here 


http://www.visit-aldeburgh.co.uk/articles/the-amber-coast 


https://ukfossils.co.uk/2003/01/24/dunwich/ 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 16:32

Joyce 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 16:28

Which direction are you running to Fidget?  It's very nice over here   Weather's a bit warmer and much less wet than where you are.  Sky's bigger too 

Goldcrest (Regulus regulus0

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 15:23

I've had goldcrests in a previous garden but not seen them here ......... yet!  Last time I saw one I was in a café at a motorway services - I always try to sit by the window - we were upstairs and there was a Scot's Pine by the window - we had a much longer lunch break than we had planned as I sat transfixed watching a pair of goldcrests 

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


 http://www.archaeologyuk.org/ba/ba72/feat2.shtml 


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


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM_Zg4dC-vU 


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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.  

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