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Sunday 26th November 2023 - New Topper, Great Result and High Tides with a Northerly

Black Shuck has been replaced by a nativity topper on the post box outside the village shop. What I wasn’t aware of, when I took the photo below, is the star lights at dusk. Many thanks to Tina, for providing the village with her creations. The comments on Overstrand Life’s Facebook page show how much they are appreciated.

A really great result from this year’s Poppy Appeal in the village with the total, so far, of £1468.31. I said ‘so far’, as Poppy Appeal Organisers won’t be informed of the amount donated through the QR codes, until next year. Fingers crossed, we can exceed £1500, an amount we have not achieved since Covid 19, which resulted in restrictions to collections.

Quite awful weather on Friday through into Saturday with feisty northerly winds and rain showers. As we walked past the car park on Saturday the gusts were strong enough to make me stagger and it was heads down to battle against the wind. The winds, coupled with high tides, almost five metres, resulted in some of the beach huts being jostled and repositioned. Fortunately, it doesn’t look as though there is much damage. Still cold today but calm and with more leaves to clear I was out in the garden with our new flat tined lawn rake. Both the walnut and Portugal Laurel leaves are not suitable for composting so another two large (around forty litres) trugs full went into the brown bin.


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