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Hello, and welcome to my PS. Help yourself to a coffee and a choc and anything else you can find - the more you eat the less there is for merofl .

applause 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 thepost
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/thepost" >http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/thepost />
I am usually up in arms about something so have decided to have my own SOAPBOX. Writing it down will stop me steam OR somersault, even if you don't bother to read itdevil

disco SOAPBOX disco

STRUGGLING to Survive wah :
Albatrosses, Orang Utans, Loggerhead Turtles, Chiru (Shahtoosh)

ENDANGERED but increasing magic :
Whooping Cranes, Pandas, Golden Lion Tamarins, Mountain Gorillas (just)

FOUND Ivory Billed Woodpecker in America last year. Believed extinct. Brilliant news.disco

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 steam OR whistle

mod handbag cuddledragon born, Well I think I wassomersault

Here's a bit about me, the dragon 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 panda, depending which part of the earth you inhabit! You can find WWFand its' sister organisations here:

http://www.wwf.org.uk/core/index.asp" >http://www.wwf.org.uk/core/index.asp />
"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 rofl), 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 !

bus Got my FREE bus pass and a nationwide one coming soon applause
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:

http://www.operationmigration.org/Field_Journal.html" >http://www.operationmigration.org/Field_Journal.html />

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.

tit tit

If you feel like doing a spot of birdwatching, for a good cause, take a look at these sites:

http://www.bto.org/" >http://www.bto.org/ />
http://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch" >http://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch />
http://www.birdforum.net" >http://www.birdforum.net />

If you are interested in wildlife and environment issues generally take a look at http://www.care2.com" >http://www.care2.com. I find it is a handy second email site too.

Now, if you have got this far applause and ta, 'cus I didn't write all this for my own amusement. Please read on if you have the time - there's morehuhblush, Oh, well, here goes:

Take nothing but photographs,
Leave nothing but footprints,
Kill nothing but time.

I do have other interests when I can fit them , and a husband football figures somewhere in the list, plus two sons cuddle and some great friends, some of them here on h2g2.

FAVOURITE book That' a tough one - need to think.

CURRENT book 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)

dragon 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)

ghost 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:

http://www.dassk.org/index.php" >http://www.dassk.org/index.php />
star 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 - goodluck

Ireland, politics and the Secret Services - can only be described as enlightening and worrying.

blush I also have a weakness for Catherine Cookson books - a modern day Dickens - though some would disagree.

MY KIND OF musicalnote

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" erm

Phew! I need a tea or two, and a lie down, so will see you later footprints run

If you managed to get this far, drop me a note - or did I do all that for nothing?

Websailor dragon

<2cents> "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
eat money". <2cents>

19th Century Cree Indian


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Thanks for sticking with me. Hope we meet up some time smiley


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