antidote to TOWIE

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daffy2
daffy2 Member Posts: 1,636
edited 3. Mar 2013, 17:52 in Community Chit-chat archive
Did anyone else see the lovely programme this evening on BBC4 about the natural(as opposed to the surgically enhanced!) beauty of Essex? It was a wonderful escapist, feelgood hour as far as I was concerned - just what I needed to distract from the effects of a cold.Highlights were the water vole, the Billericay bluebell woods and the weird field of dead oaks.

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  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Sorry Daffy didn't see it, hope your cold gets better soon xx
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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,618
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Daffy2

    I am sorry to say l missed it :? but I do know how lovely a lot of Essex is....having lived there as a child....and then again in my 20's :D

    I hope you feel better soon

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Daffy2

    sorry I didn't see it either :(

    I hope your cold is better soon too

    Love juliepf x
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I always miss the good programs...I sit here thinking there is nothing on the TV... :roll: mind you I never get hold of the remote... :x
    Love
    Barbara
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I haven't seen either programme but the field of dead oaks sounds interesting. Do we know why and how?
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  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,636
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Apparently Sticky it's the remnants of a wooded area which has suffered from salt infiltration of the water table(it's right on the coast) and drought which gradually killed the trees, but they have been left standing. As the presenter said the trunks look very elephant like with the grey gnarled bark.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I love Essex (well, the prettier bits, you can keep your Romfords, Brentwoods and Chelmsfords!) We go to Mersea Island on a regular basis and other favourtie places include Wivenhoe, Walton-on-the-Naze, the area around Thorpe-le-Soken (I think Margery Allingham came from round there? Or llived there?) and the oddity which is Jaywick is both quirky and unsettling. There are some lovely backwater areas which very few know about and long may that last. We have yet, however, to find the quayside at Maldon - that is a truly hidden gem! DD
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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    daffy2 wrote:
    Apparently Sticky it's the remnants of a wooded area which has suffered from salt infiltration of the water table(it's right on the coast) and drought which gradually killed the trees, but they have been left standing. As the presenter said the trunks look very elephant like with the grey gnarled bark.

    How interesting! A field full of Essex elephants! I love it.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright