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Minifer

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    Norfolk
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    Broads and boats, birds (in particular an African Grey parrot named Phoebe who comes boating with us), nature, art and planes for some reason. If it flies I am interested.

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  1. Minifer

    Thorpe River Green

    Doesn't the article say the report has been amended to show ownership? ..."The authority said the report, which was by a professor at the University of East Anglia, had been changed to show the council owns the land and has the right to charge for moorings." Seems a bit daft to take it any further now.
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    Doctor Who

    Grrr this thread is depressing. Give her a chance. My favourite doctors were Tom Baker and David Tennant. But if the writing is good then I really don't care what flavour the doctor is, it is still a great show.
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    Any Grannys Here ?

    I'm exactly that (well maybe not the fat bit)! I could not have kids, but I am a Granny due to my lovely stepdaughter having children, and so as not to confuse with Nanna (who is my mother in law) or Mormor (who is the Danish granny, my stepdaughter's mum) I am Granny and I love it. The more grannies and nannas the better!
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    Real Boats!!

    I can't remember who owned her prior to Mike, but I'm pretty sure I can remember seeing her sailing on Barton Broad when she was dark green and more banana shaped - I think that would be late seventies or early eighties? But I may have the wrong boat in my memory there.
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    Real Boats!!

    Particularly like the shots of Madie JM - great photos
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    'what's The Point Of Wasps?'

    I like wasps. I am the official wasp remover in our house. I love hornets even more! Last night I took the rubbish out and there was a queen wasp headbutting our outside light like a moth so I watched her for a while. I looked through the window and saw my hubby staring at me like I was certifiably insane but I think they are amazing creatures.
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    Moblie Marine Engineer

    Before boat purchase, and then possibly to use for future work - although we have just been given a surveyor's name
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    Moblie Marine Engineer

    Can anyone recommend a mobile marine engineer in Norfolk to do a survey on a boat engine? The guy we've used before has retired, so I'm looking for recommendations.
  9. Minifer

    Boat cookware

    Yes to both, she is an African Grey and talks - easily a hundred words, some in context like "do you want to go to bed?" when she wants to go to her cage to sleep, but also a lot of babble of the things she hears us say. She has just told me she has a sore butt feather as she's moulting!
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    Boat cookware

    She still had two of them when I last checked, although she does get threatened with parrot satay when she tries to eat my door frames
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    Boat cookware

    Not always that easy ......
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    Boat cookware

    I've always wanted a Cobb stove, the reviews are excellent. I'm gutted that Looses have shut too, I'm still using Procook granite pans that I bought there last year and they are still non-stick with daily use - I think it is the same kind of technology as the copperstone pans. We can't use Teflon due to my pet parrot - the gasses being lethal to parrots at high temperatures (the PTFE, not the parrot!) so I swear by the granite pans, they are light and absolutely nothing sticks, I've now got rid of the cast iron and stainless pans I had.
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    Acle Visitor Centre Winner

    It did look like there would be quite a loss of mooring space on other pictures I've seen, but I hope that is something the BA would tweak. What gets built could still be substantially different seeing as they don't have the funding for it yet.
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    Acle Visitor Centre Winner

    http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/broads-visitor-centre-details-to-be-revealed-1-5624053 This was my favourite out of the options, it is just a vision at present, it will be interesting to see what goes to the planners in time.
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    Bread Is Not Harmful To Water Fowl!

    I used to teach waterside field trips for a living (for a not very popular charity on this forum so I won't mention it!) and the official advice we had to give was that feeding only bread to the ducks was like feeding us only chocolate. It gave a nice energy burst, but was not exactly nutritionally great. Bread has a lot of sugar and salt in it and a lot of processed wheat filler. Where we were teaching, the wildfowl were being fed by the public all day long. So we gave out chicken pellets (which was also the advice given to me from a nationally renowned wildfowl park) for the children to feed the ducks and geese with. I can see the swan rescue point of view, but in popular places bread can be pretty much what all the ducks etc are eating and that is not healthy. So I think the ban the bread campaign is no bad thing, as long as you are feeding a good alternative. They are still going to get a lot of bread because the majority of people are feeding that.
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