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Posted: 14/01/2017 at 12:07

A Nail Through the Heart?

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 12:00
Dovefromabove says:

 ... the problem with flooding caused by a storm surge is that the  farm land is covered with salt water ... and we all know what that does to the soil

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That's one reason why it's not always great to have nature reserves in areas prone to occasional sea flooding (see Obx suggestion above).

The problems arise when a normally fresh water environment is inundated with salt water. Destroys a lot of vegetation / habitat and the nests of ground nesting birds. I think there was a huge problem at the very special Minsmere RSPB site a few years ago - a lot of damage which takes a long time to recover.

I do, however, agree that almost anything is more desirable than yet another golf course...

Last edited: 14 January 2017 12:01:30

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Posted: 14/01/2017 at 10:37

Fidget - boing boing 

re flooding My family originate in Gt Yarmouth. Grandparents cottage was about 18" below road level (ie you went down steps to access the front door) and their house was flooded to ground floor ceiling level during the1953 floods. The houses there were demolished in the early 1960's but I can clearly remember being lifted up to see the water stains which were still evident 10 years after the event.

It was an incredibly traumatic time for my grandparents who were rescued by boat from the first floor windows. My grandmother never fully recovered from the event and was always very nervous when it was  high tide and windy.

It has made me so cross to see people accusing the emergency services of over reacting. Are they supposed to just sit there and toss a coin as to whether or not the sea defences will be breached? - or (as they did) ensure everything is in place for if they are?

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Posted: 13/01/2017 at 18:38

Fairy - Partridge is like the very best chicken you've ever had - a tad gamier - and absolutely delicious with bacon, bread sauce & all the trimmings. I am hungry now....

Last edited: 13 January 2017 18:38:46

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Posted: 13/01/2017 at 18:23

Thanks LB - still not getting them. Although there is a book called Voodoo Doll - but I don't suppose it's that.

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Posted: 13/01/2017 at 18:04

Mmmm - crab, partridge and pheasant - love all 3 BL - in that order of preference. Could supply a rather nice dry white....

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Posted: 13/01/2017 at 17:59

Sorry - I'm being thick here LB - are these books, films, TV shows, sayings or any of the above - not that it will help me really - my brain's cold

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 17:54

Afternoon / evening

Cold, dark and windy here - need to light the fire very soon.

Runny - I love both your photos but second one wins hands down. I'm not as polite as LB - I'll have 10 minutes please - will make me think of holidays in a warm place sat on the back of a boat - luvverly

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Posted: 13/01/2017 at 11:49

That makes a lovely picture in my head Dove

See Norwich airport is closed at the moment. Hope all family and friends in Yarmouth are ok although I don't think any of them are in particularly high risk areas for flooding (one lives near Gorleston cliffs!). Not nice for anybody being out and about today though.

Chap has arrived to fit new radio. He's very impressed that the camper heating is on. His first job involved kettles of hot water just to get in the car

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 10:23

More of a blizzard now..... 

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