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Hello, and welcome to my PS. Help yourself to a and a and anything else you can find - the more you eat the less there is for me .
AT LAST! 5+3+6+(7x4) -0 =42 Well, it took about three years and was solved in 2 mins. thanks to friends and PHM!!
Find me here in Websailor's Wacky Wildlife World in
I am usually up in arms about something so have decided to have my own SOAPBOX. Writing it down will stop me OR , even if you don't bother to read it
STRUGGLING to Survive :
Albatrosses, Orang Utans, Loggerhead Turtles, Chiru (Shahtoosh)
ENDANGERED but increasing :
Whooping Cranes, Pandas, Golden Lion Tamarins, Mountain Gorillas (just)
FOUND Ivory Billed Woodpecker in America last year. Believed extinct. Brilliant news.
I haven't quite decided what to put here yet, but those are some hints. It will be my current "campaign", pet hate or interest etc. that makes me OR
born, Well I think I was
Here's a bit about me, the and some of my interests, which perhaps you might like to share. I was christened C 0f E, but over my lifetime I think my beliefs have become encapsulated in this verse I came across recently:
"Mine is a way that is little trod
I am bound by no sect or creed;
I say my prayers to Nature's God
In the field where the lapwings breed.
I hear the wind preach and its
psalms are sung
In praise of the infinite free:
And ne'er a sermon from human tongue
Is half so divine unto me."
© Ammon Wrigley, Saddleworth
For over 19 years I have been a member of, and volunteer with WWF-UK, which you may recognise as The World Wide Fund for Nature, or the World Wildlife Fund , depending which part of the you inhabit! You can find WWFand its' sister organisations here:
"We shan't save all we should like to, but we shall save a great deal more than if we had never tried."
- Sir Peter Scott (1909-89), WWF founder 1961
Working with them has brought me new interests, new friends, and truth to tell, I probably wouldn't be using a computer at all, (however, incompetently ), if the voluntary work and campaigning was not so much easier online. Actually I take that back, I am not too bad for an old 'un !
Got my FREE bus pass and a nationwide one coming soon
I don't travel much for various reasons, so I have also gained great pleasure from online journeys made by others, hence my nickname.
One of these is Operation Migration. This is the microlight led migration of captive bred (highly endangered) Whooping Cranes, to establish a new flock of wild birds, migrating from Wisconsin to Florida for the first time for 100 years.
You can find them here:
You may remember the film "Fly Away Home" about a family training Canada Geese to fly with microlights - well these are the same people.
"The world? Moonlit water drops from the crane's bill."
- Zen Master Dogen, thirteenth century Japan
When I am not glued to my computer, I watch the birds in my garden as part of the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) Garden Birdwatch project. The number and species of birds are recorded throughout the week and entered on to their Database. All this information is collated, to give them a clear picture of which birds are around, in what sort of numbers and when.
If you feel like doing a spot of birdwatching, for a good cause, take a look at these sites:
If you are interested in wildlife and environment issues generally take a look at http://www.care2.com. I find it is a handy second email site too.
Now, if you have got this far and , 'cus I didn't write all this for my own amusement. Please read on if you have the time - there's more , Oh, well, here goes:
Take nothing but photographs,
Leave nothing but ,
Kill nothing but time.
I do have other interests when I can fit them , and a husband figures somewhere in the list, plus two sons and some great friends, some of them here on h2g2.
FAVOURITE That' a tough one - need to think.
CURRENT Real Life too busy at present, even finding time to read a newpaper is difficult.
Death's Acre by Bill Bass & (mut check that out!)
The true story of how the "Body Farm" came into existence in the US and why it evolved. Written by the founder, with an insight in to his own life, and his quirky sense of humour. Not for the squeamish, but a really fascinating read.
If you are even remotely interested in Forensic Science or Anthropology this will be a good read. Fans of Patricia Cornwell will like this one. It was she who christened it the Body Farm with her book.
Wild Swans by Jung Chang (China)
The history of China - told through the lives and experiences of three generations of Chinese women up to the present day.
****Recommended Read in view of the current upriing in Burma
From the Land of Green Ghosts by Pascal Khoo Thwe
( A Burmese Odyssey)
A very moving account of the life of a young Burmese man, from his tribal beginnings, through the uprisings in Burma, to life at Cambridge University.
For Background to that book take a look here:
The last two books give a vivid insight into life under an unwelcome dictatorship. Something all those of us who live in a democracy should read before we dare to sit in judgment.
Rogue Element by Terence Strong -
Ireland, politics and the Secret Services - can only be described as enlightening and worrying.
I also have a weakness for Catherine Cookson books - a modern day Dickens - though some would disagree.
MY KIND OF
Pan Pipes: New Orleans Funeral Music: Johnie Cash: Elvis: light classical: Viennese music - in fact anything from any genre, so long as it is melodic, has a beat, or touches me in some way. I also like "quirky stuff" with a sense of humour that usually comes under the title "worst record ever made"
Phew! I need a or two, and a lie down, so will see you later
If you managed to get this far, drop me a note - or did I do all that for nothing?
"Only when the last tree has died
and the last river been poisoned
and the last fish been caught
will we realise that we cannot
19th Century Cree Indian
Loyal Zoological Society A4661930.
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HooToo Jargon A754490
HooTooers Birthdays A293195
Organic Farm Volunteers WWOOF A437546
Woodpigeon's Tribute to his Dad
who passed on 21.01.05. A2816859
Ask the h2g2 Community A148907
Romance & on HooToo A827237
Mac Users A690653
Card from the Queen (UK) A676893
Thanks for sticking with me. Hope we meet up some time
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I Must Share This
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If you are in need of cheering up take a look at this, it left me grinning from ear to ear.
Oct 19, 2011
Thank you everyone, I am here at last and so happy. I have been extremely busy but have still missed h2g2, even more than I thought I would. I have made some good friends here.
Thank you to everyone who has done such stalwart work to get this up and running for us, and good luck for future months as we move on.
Please know how grateful us ordinary mortals are for your dedication.
HAPPY EASTER LESSON
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Here in the UK the weather is glorious and trees and flowers are blossoming all around in spite of the doom and gloom of recession etc. Nigel sent me this and I just had to share:
It only takes a minute but it really makes you think.
PHM says Farewell
Dec 14, 2010
I haven't been on h2g2 much of late. As many of you already know, PHM, my other half has been very ill, and finally on Saturday 11th December he went to a better place.
He has been instructed to look out for our absent friends from h2g2 and say Hi.
Thanks, to those of you who know, for the kind words, for those who don't this is the quickest way I have of telling those of you I have missed.
Great British Waste Menu
Aug 28, 2010
Are you in the UK? Do you hate wasting food? So do I. I have just finished watching 'Great British Waste Menu' on BBC1 iPlayer. It is available till 9:59pm Wednesday 1st September 2010. The BBC really should extend the time it is available.
It is a real eye opening and takes you behind the scenes at our food producers, wholesalers and supermarkets, not to mention what we waste as individuals. I am sure this goes on in many other countries too but I am ashamed of the UK.
It is truly CRIMINAL! The programme is entertaining, not a rant or a lecture so please watch if you can.
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