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Leon Roskilly

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  1. My grandsons (aged 3 & 4) use a Middy 4 metre carp whip (you can start them off on just a couple of sections). Cheap as chips and great fun hooking rudd and pasties at the local carp puddle. I wish they were around when I was a little one (I used to get so frustrated with the line tangling every few minutes or so). I expect that they'll be using them with buzzers and a bung at the local trout pool soon, catching their own dinner
  2. Yay! A replacement licence has finally arrived
  3. Can see this idea spreading! http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/30/madrid-smart-parking-metres-polluting-cars?CMP=twt_fd
  4. Does hooking the goldfish out of the pond in the backyard whilst Dad was at work count?
  5. STILL my licence hasn't arrived. emailed them again a couple of days ago. They have replied: Waiting........
  6. Keep a look-out. You might get visited by the new ivy bees http://www.gcer.co.uk/ivybeenews.html
  7. http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/static/documents/Business/Consultation_feedback_summary_-_coarse_fish_removal.pdf
  8. I've had the app for a while now. You can point your phone into the sky and it will identify the aircraft you are watching. Also you can sit in the cockpit and get a simulated view (I've been through some interesting landings!) (Flightradar also has a twitter feed that contains more details of flights and problems with flights) Also worth looking at the AIS apps for ship movements (I can see where the trawlers are targeting sole down in the estuary). The other app I like is one for identifying stars and planets and satellites moving overhead, just point the phone and it tells you what you are seeing (bit annoying that the constellations have American names though).
  9. Same here. Ordered mine online on 3rd, Post Office confirmation recieved, still no licence. emailed them today.
  10. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=616344018434108 Enjoy (Best watched with the sound off!)
  11. No sign of winter here phone. Wet and windy at times but quite mild really. Oh! And looking good for some real spring weather later in the week as high pressure moves in.
  12. Living wild down in Devon http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/27/wild-beavers-england-devon-river?CMP=twt_fd
  13. http://usvsth3m.com/post/76962295913/these-daily-mail-free-zone-stickers-would-improve
  14. Maybe already established in Cornwall! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/9226153/Mystery-beavers-may-be-breeding-in-Britain.html
  15. Fishing and camping in much of California has been outlawed http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/us/severe-drought-has-us-west-fearing-worst.html?hp&_r=0
  16. Lessons learned? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/02/flooding-winter-defences-environment-climate-change?CMP=twt_fd
  17. Good piece by George Monbiot http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/30/dredging-rivers-floods-somerset-levels-david-cameron-farmers
  18. 'Somerset' is derived from a land that could only be occupied in the Summer, and abandoned to the flooding in the Winter ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerset ) With changling weather patterns It may once again have to be abandoned when the rains start. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/30/flooding-experts-uk-adapt-climate-change?CMP=twt_fd
  19. Tuesday evening out in the estuary fishing for flounders, getting soaked by torrential showers and horizontal rain. (At least my flotation-suit had a sorely needed soaking. It doesn't smell quite so bad now!) Wednesday, and the company coming to install a new canopy porch called to say that they couldn't send their fitters out to work in the cold and gusting rain. Today it's raining. More rain and further flooding over the weekend apparently. http://metcheck.com/UK/warnings.asp Records are being broken! http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jan/30/england-wettest-january-records-began?CMP=twt_fd
  20. Quite a bit of damage done locally: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/freak-storms-led-to-a-11860/ I see on Facebook that Lyn Hurst had a lucky escape when her car was smashed by a tree that came down on her bonnet as she was driving
  21. Leading edge of the hail and rain just hit our windows, driven by fierce and gusting wind. (It was just a bit windy when I let one of the cats out 10 minutes ago!)
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