Sunday, 28 August 2016

What we know about the Fundraising Preference Service... so far

Q Will all charities be blocked from sending fundraising communications to people on the FPS?
This is still undecided. George Kidd, chair of the working group deciding on the implementation of the FPS, indicated in February that he was not keen on having a model in which people could simply block communications from specific charities they disliked, saying he could not see how such a system would work. But at Third Sector's Fundraising Week conference in April, Stephen Dunmore, interim chief executive of the new Fundraising Regulator, said this was being considered. The regulator will be the body that manages the FPS, although Kidd has said the delivery will probably be taken care of by an external agency with expertise in data security.
Q What about existing supporters who sign up?read more

Large blue butterfly thriving after reintroduction

Large blue butterflyA rare butterfly once declared extinct in the UK is now being seen in record numbers after being reintroduced.
Conservationists said there was a population of more than 10,000 large blue butterflies on reserves in Gloucestershire and Somerset.
The last large blue butterfly colony was on Dartmoor in Devon and it was declared extinct in 1979.
The population in the UK is now believed to be largest concentration of the species anywhere in the world.
The butterfly, with a wingspan of more than two inches, was brought back from the dead with the reintroduction of stock from Sweden in 1984 and has thrived since then.
The key to the success of the programme was an understanding of the butterfly's bizarre life-cycle which is similar to that of the cuckoo.
The caterpillar tricks red ants into believing it is one of their own grubs and is carried underground.
It feeds on the larvae around it until it emerges 10 months later to live for just a few weeks as a butterfly.
Conservationists said the story of the large blue showed that the decline of globally threatened species could be reversed

european cave bear

Image result for european cave beara new research has found that the european cave bear became extinct due to vegan diet. wiki link

Smoking cannabis makes you lazy, study suggests

cannabis-3.jpgSmoking cannabis could make you lazy, according to a new study.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia gave the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main brain-affecting ingredient in cannabis, to laboratory rats.
They found this made them less willing to carry out a complex task for a large reward, with most opting for an easier one despite a smaller more

boars disorder in gloucestershire villages.

if you live linterford or yorkly village you may come across wild boars smashing into fences in search of food and ransacking wheelie bins .over a 1,000 wild boar roar the forest of dean in gloucestershire

Rare skeleton of a dodo is up for auction

A RARE skeleton of the extinct dodo is going under the hammer later this year.
It is the first to come up for auction for nearly 100 years and is already attracting widespread interest.
Summers Place Auctions in Stane Street, Billingshurst, believe the composite skeleton, which is 95 per cent complete, will be sold for a six figure sum.
It is rarer than the diplodocus dinosaur skeleton that was sold at the auction house earlier this year for £400,000.
Only one dodo skeleton exists that is made up from the bones of a single bird and the others, about a dozen, are composites made up from bones that belonged to several individuals.
Summers Place natural history curator Errol Fuller said: “Dodo skeletons are extremely rare.
“Most museums had acquired their dodos many years ago and no relatively complete skeleton has been put together since the early 20th century.
“This is an amazingly rare opportunity for the acquisition of one of the great icons of extinction.”

Bristol pirate Blackbeard's real name was NOT Edward Teach, American historian confirms

Blackbeard 240816He is the world's most famous pirate, Bristol's finest and still notorious after 300 years, but now a definitive history of Blackbeard has claimed that the city has got it wrong.
Blackbeard's real name was Edward Thatch, not Edward Teach.
And not only has Bristol got the name of its most famous sons wrong all this time, but the city has misjudged the man – far from being a brutal and violent pirate, research now claims there is no evidence he ever killed or hurt anyone – apart from in the final battle where he himself died.
One of the world's leading historians, writers and researchers on the golden age of piracy – the seven or so years from 1712 when the Caribbean was effectively ruled by anarchic pirate fleets – Colin Woodard has written books on the subject and been the historical advisor on many a TV series and film.

But after visiting Bristol himself to research Blackbeard for a book called Republic of Pirates, he has broken the news that all the guidebooks, plaques, posters, notices on pubs and history books have been getting his name wrong all this time.
Blackbeard was from Bristol but was called Edward Thatch, and Mr Woodard said he found the first time a newspaper report - published in the Boston News-Letter - about the antics of the pirate got his name wrong, but it stuck.
"Of his life before, we still know very little," admitted Mr Woodard. "He went by Edward Thatch – not 'Teach' as many historians have said, apparently repeating an error made by the Boston more

Holdstone Down-devon

Exmoor has the highest coastline on the British mainland, Holdstone Down peaks at 1150ft making it the highest on the North Devon coast path, and offers unbridled views of the coastline from Lundy Island in the west to Dunkery Beacon in the East. The high vantage point also allows views of the shadowy Dartmoor Tors to the South, and the industrious South Wales coast to the North.
Walking is short and easy through a high-level wilderness with ancient settlements and a history of spaceships and extra-terrestrial forces. UFO-spotters regularly gather on the summit of this ‘holy mountain’ and children will love the mysterious pebble arrows often left around the cairn by ‘alien’ visitors. An atmospheric walk in autumn, when the rust-coloured bracken is interspersed with banks of purple heather and the last of the butterflies browse among the brambles.also read

Spiderman is in North Devon - have you seen him?

SUPERHERO fans have an unusual reason to visit a small North Devon village as a famous web-slinging visitor has taken up residence there.
Mike and Julie Palmer, of Prixford, near Ilfracombe, have a life size model of Spiderman sitting outside the front of their cottage – and it has been attracting a lot of attention from passers byIt seems the resident hero has been doing good just by sitting on the spot, as Mike and Julie's two daughters, aged 7 and 9, have started charging 50p for visitors to have a photo taken with him.
They plan to donate all money raised to global children's charity Unicef at the end of the summer holidays.And the family said this was not the only positive effect of having the popular figure sitting outside the house.
They said they have also noticed a reduction in the speed of the traffic passing the house, as people slow down to get a good look at "Spidey"!

Badger culls to be extended to North Devon

It is believed shooting will start at the beginning of September.BADGER culls will soon be taking place in North Devon according to the BBC.
It is believed shooting will start at the beginning of September.
North Devon is among five regions believed to have been chosen for new culls including South Devon, North Cornwall, West Dorset and South Herefordshire.
The Government has a 25-year-strategy in place to eradicate bovine TB, culling is one element of that strategy.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has neither confirmed or denied these areas will be the next to see culls but told the BBC it was looking at applications for new badger control licences.
However the BBC has reported culling companies have already been chosen and marksmen have been trained for new areas.
The precise locations of where culls will take place have in the past not been revealed because of the controversy surrounding the policy and the potential for attempts to be made by protesters to thwart any shooting.Responding to reports a decision has been made to extend the badger culls in areas like North Devon the CEO of the Badger Trust, Dominic Dyer, said: "After four years of badger culling no one can now doubt that the policy has been a disastrous failure on scientific, cost and humaneness grounds.
"For the new Defra Secretary Andrea Leadsom to ignore the facts and extend this policy into five new areas of the country defies belief.
"The badger cull is built on three pillars of sand, incompetence, negligence and deceit, and will ultimately collapse because it fails to address the key cause of bovine TB, which is cattle to cattle infection.
"We could kill every badger in England but bovine TB would continue to spread in cattle herds, due to inaccurate TB testing, excessive numbers of cattle movements and poor bio-security controls."
The chairman of the Badger Trust, Peter Martin, said: "The badger is being used as a scapegoat for failures in the modern intensive livestock industry that have led to a significant increase in bovine TB in cattle herds.
"Recent changes to the cull licencing regime have made it clear this policy is now just a numbers game based on indiscriminate and untargeted killing of this protected wildlife species.
"They have abandoned any pretence of science or control.
"We now have conclusive scientific evidence proving beyond doubt that badgers actively avoid cattle in pasture and farm yards, and that cattle avoid feeding on grass where badgers urinate or defecate.
"This effectively means that the likelihood of badgers passing TB to cattle within the farming environment is so low that it is impossible to distinguish it from any other potential environmental vector, including cattle themselves."
He added: "By extending the badger culls to five new areas of the country the taxpayer is now facing a bill in the region of £100 million by 2020 on a policy which will fail to deliver any significant reduction in bovine TB for livestock farmers."save the innocent badger

Discovery of potentially Earth-like planet Proxima b raises hopes for life

The search for life outside our solar system has been brought to our cosmic doorstep with the discovery of an apparently rocky planet orbiting the nearest star to our sun.
Thought to be at least 1.3 times the mass of the Earth, the planet lies within the so-called “habitable zone” of the star Proxima Centauri, meaning that liquid water could potentially exist on the newly discovered world.
Named Proxima b, the new planet has sparked a flurry of excitement among astrophysicists, with the tantalising possibility that it might be similar in crucial respects to Earth.
“There is a reasonable expectation that this planet might be able to host life, yes,” said Guillem Anglada-Escudé, co-author of the research from Queen Mary, University of London.-read more
Pregnant seahorseMarine biologist Chris Brown, who works at the Sea Life Adventure Park in Weymouth, spotted the heavily-pregnant male Spiny Seahorse last weekend.
The Spiny Seahorse, which is also known by the scientific name Hippocampus guttulatus, is the largest of the two native species to the British Isles.
It is listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red more

food banks

its a sad sign of the times that people need to go too food banks due to lack of cash or other hardships .yet to my surprise and disbelief people rather starve due to the stigma or too proud to ask both stupid reasons in my book,as if you need food to keep going and the reasons mentioned don't put food on your make a leap of faith and find out who too contact in your local area and get a voucher and go ,one is in holsworthy and yes i have needed it myself.

i can book you i am a librarian.

a strange headline you may think but thetford council are going to use a 6 month trial to use library staff to help people fill in online forms to report offences directly to norfolk police force ,these trails start in thetford and gorleston next month .

Bagpipe lung can kill you, scientists warn

Edinburgh-military-tattoo-Christopher-Furlong-Getty.jpgWind instrument players are being warned by doctors over possible lung damage after a bagpipe player is believed to have died from a reaction to mouldy pipes.
Doctors writing in the journal Thorax have said instruments should be cleaned regularly to avoid "bagpipe lung".
Dr Jenny King, a member of the team at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester that treated the piper, told the BBC that if caught early, similar problems could be treated with a good prognosis.
The 61-year-old patient described in the journal practised every day and had been ill for a number of years.
Doctors realised the bagpipes might have been the cause of the problems when he travelled abroad for a few months without his instrument and his condition improved.-read more

pigtails to be tested

these are the pigtails believed to have belonged to the mutineers on hms bounty and are going to gett tested for d.n.a in london.

repeat .

like television do you find like me you are repeating yourself .this may be just me but all fashions come back ,music of your ear always tries to make comebacks and i may even repeat myself in posts.

please ,thank you.

the above words seem to be odd to use as most people expect rudeness as the norm these grandad told me when i was a youngster to always to say pease,thank you ,be polite to others and you will go far and i have carried this on as much as possible in my life .i even try not to swear as to easy to get in this mode ,no dear reader not forcing my views on you just my opinion.

head fuck.

i have finally realised i am my own worst enemy when things said or done get inside my head.i become more o.c.d and paranoid and in turn tend to do more stupid stuff then become more guilt ridden then become a vicious cycle .so i have made steps to change and let live carry on and be no matter what in manner .

olympics rio 2016

team g.b final table we finished second with 27 golds,23 silvers,17 bronze -67 in total,not bad for an island nation who once where lucky to get a medal on the table in years gone by .but thanks to investment from the national lottery and a chance of attitude of trying to win instead of just doing our best .this i believe wiil inspire others to carry on in this vain.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

no matter what

Is there a big cat roaming round Leeds?

A ZOOLOGY graduate has set up a webcam with a motion detector in a bid to verify a recent sighting of a big cat in Leeds. James Downs and his partner, Anna Lepianka, saw the animal stalking through a field near a disused railway line on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday afternoon. James, 37, said: “It was about the size of a Labrador, and dark coloured with a long tail. It was prowling at the bottom of the field and went up into the brambles. “I used to work in a zoo and was a zoologist by degree. It was no Collie – it was definitely a cat. Its front shoulder blades were popping like cats’ do. “Unfortunately we don’t have a photograph. It was about half a mile away.” They couple spotted the animal from their home in Stanks Drive, Swarcliffe, at about 2pm. “I walked up to the field about 20 minutes later to have a nosey,” James said. “It’s a deer path and if it’s a big cat it will follow the scent.” There were no footprints but James found two shredded pigeons, and hopes to catch the animal on film as hard proof.

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Warning released after multiple sightings of a hyena in woods near Bristol

Is there a hyena in the Gordano Valley?Reports of multiple sightings of what people are describing as a hyena in woodland near Bristol have sparked a frenzy of speculation in Portishead and the surrounding area.
The initial sighting was reported by Stuart Price, who posted his experience on the town's community social media, and more people said they had either seen or heard a hyena-like creature.
Mr Price said when he contacted police, he was told by officers that his sighting was 'not the first', but police would not go looking for it until they have firm evidence.-read more

Crikey! I've got two crocodiles in my back garden

A reptile enthusiast in Scarborough is hoping he can play a part in saving a crocodile from extinction.
Jordan Woodhead has snapped at the opportunity to take care of an American alligator, a rare Siamese crocodile and a spectacled caiman, in his garden.
He was awarded the licence by Scarborough Borough Council after working with the RSPCA.
He told 5 live's Peter Allen about how he is trying to raise awareness and get local businesses to donate materials needed to extend his enclosure.
“I never thought you could keep them, when I found out you could, I set my sights on doing that.”read more and see video

first known sheepskin coat

The researchers looked at the mitochondrial genomes – DNA contained within mitochondria, the powerhouse of cells – of nine clothing fragments. Pictured from left to right: stone dagger, bows, leather quiver, tinder fungus, birch fungus and birch barkThe world's first known sheepskin coat was worn by Ötzi the 'Iceman' 5,300 years ago.
Scientists have studied the famous mummy's clothes for the first time and found they were made from a variety of five different animals.
These included brown bear for his hat, goat for his leather and sheep - for his coat.
It means Ötzi, found frozen in a glacier in the Alps a quarter of a century ago, was donning the garment more than 5,000 years before today's more

old man card

my sensei says i play the old man card -54 -when trying to do the physical aspects of gesar karate and to some point he is right as i constantly have to fight my nerve damage ,bad knees,hip playing up and when my brain is not playing ball with my body .i don't know if i am that old as stiil do weights,light cardio ,karate ,walk so i am going to try harder next time.

Killer shark off Cornwall?

In a scene reminiscent of the film Jaws, a fisherman out on the water has said he was nearly toppled from his wooden boat by the man eating shark.
The angler was out looking for mackerel a mile off the coast of St Ives, when suddenly his boat was rammed by the 7ft fish.
As it swam away – passing another boat – he identified it as an oceanic white tip, a shark famed for feeding frenzies around shipwrecks and plane crashes.
While the prospect of this killing machine swimming around our coast sounds terrifying, before any one flees the water, experts are already pouring cold water on the reports.
They claim the shark, normally found in tropical waters, has never been seen this far north – and even if it has entered our waters it will be virtually comatose by the cold.
Nevertheless the fisherman are adamant.-read more

pc madness .

oxford council in a possible act of pc overkill may ban the following titles from its documents -mr,ms,mrs as not too upset transgender people and also want to use a gender neutral option i am not anti transgender i just think it will make people more anti and pc is just going too far .

gale returns home.

gale is a rubber duck who was returned to his home in new york after a 5 year journey around the world ,during this time its owners received postcards from 20 countries.

army style baseball cap is nomore.

 i first acquired this cap in torrington pannier market some many moons ago as i liked the look and style of said cap.this  cap served me well protecting me from the rain ,sun and in my mind made me look cool -hard to believe dear reader.i finally had to say goodbye to this cap due ripped on top eyond helping my balding head from the solar rays of the sun ,a sad goodbye dear cap thanks for the memories.

are you born bad?

a part of the brain -the cerebral cortex -brains generosity centre is more active in kinder people who in turn have greater empathy with others. in a study by oxford university -31 man aged  19-32 had to play a game learning to associate symbols with money rewards and were given chances to win for themselves or another player.those who rewarded  themselves were faster at identifying the symbols that give themselves a reward so may explain why some people could be bad or less likely to help a fellow person-the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex is the specific part of the brain that is tuned into helping people.

cheetah love

not a toaster

if you like toast you can now get a toaster called tasteriod.this toaster connects to your smartphone to print images on bread ,very useful not.

cheetah cubs rescued contains some upsetting scenes

wild cats being helped back to health

what not an orb in devon?

Saturday, 20 August 2016

DNA traces origins of Iceman's ragtag wardrobe

Iceman's clothesDNA analysis of Oetzi the Iceman's clothes has traced their origin to at least five different species of animal.
Among his kit were a hat of brown bear skin and a quiver made from roe deer.
Despite being well preserved and studied, the 5,300-year-old mummy's various leather items had not all been identified at the species level.
These findings, published in Scientific Reports, reveal a mix of wild-hunted animals with sheep, goat and cattle related to modern domestic breeds.
The researchers say this points to Copper Age people choosing carefully between different wild and domesticated animals when looking for materials to make their clothes.
But Oetzi's motley wardrobe, including a coat made from at least four separate goat and sheep hides, could also suggest a more haphazard and desperate approach - stitching together whatever scraps of skin were available.-read more

Sunday, 14 August 2016

British Comics: A Cultural History

The specifically British contribution to the history of comics and cartoons remains under-researched and underappreciated. While there is a growing critical literature on such high-profile figures as Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Grant Morrison, huge swathes of British cartooning history have been neglected by critics, historians, and fans. As James Chapman points out in his informative new study, the “work of Martin Barker and Roger Sabin represents the only sustained academic engagement with comics in Britain… the British comic has never achieved the cultural cachet of the bande dessinee, but nor has it found a popular mythology equivalent to the American superhero tradition.” While Chapman might also have pointed to Paul Gravett and Peter Stanbury’s 2006 book on Great British Comics: Ripping Yarns and Wizard Wheezes, his larger point is a valid one. Not only has “scholarly attention” been “thin on the ground,” fan culture in Britain often evinces a greater interest in second-tier Marvel characters than indigenous creators and titles. The so-called “British invasion” of the 1980s and 1990s is the conspicuous exception precisely because it left its mark on the American mainstream.
Both the scope and the scale of British cartooning are worth emphasizing. The medium’s early development was profoundly influenced by the work of satirical print artists such as William Hogarth (1697-1764), James Gillray (1757-1815), and George Cruikshank (1792-1878), as well as by various London-based illustrated magazines of the nineteenth century, such as Punch, the Illustrated London News, and-read more

Marvel Comics History and Marvel Comics Background

Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. Affectionately called the House of Ideas by the fan press, Marvel’s best-known comics titles include Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Daredevil, Thor, Captain America, and X-Men. Most of Marvel’s fictional characters reside in the Marvel Universe.
Since the 1960s, it has been one of the two largest American comics companies, along with DC Comics. Located in New York City, Marvel has been successively headquartered in the McGraw-Hill Building on West 42nd Street (where it originated as Timely Comics in 1939); in suite 1401 of the Empire State Building; at 635 Madison Avenue (the actual location, though the comic books’ indicia listed the parent publishing-company’s address of 625 Madison Ave.); 575 Madison Avenue; 387 Park Avenue South; 10 East 40th Street; and 417 Fifth Avenue.
Timely Comics
Marvel Comics 1Marvel Comics was founded by established pulp-magazine publisher Martin Goodman in 1939 as an eventual group of subsidiary companies under the umbrella name Timely Comics. Its first publication was Marvel Comics #1 (Oct. 1939), featuring the second appearance of Carl Burgos’ android superhero, the Human Torch, and the first generally available appearance of Bill Everett’s mutant anti-hero Namor the Sub-Mariner. The contents of that sales blockbuster were supplied by an outside packager, Funnies, Inc., but by the following year Timely had a staff in place.
The company’s first editor, the writer-artist Joe Simon, teamed with soon-to-be industry legend Jack Kirby to create one of the first patriotically themed superheroes, -read more

The History Of DC Comics

DC Comics is known as the king of all comic books. It has been the leader in the industry since its start many years ago. They paved their way with their styles and strategies and many other comics book industries in America followed them such as their rival Marvel Comics. The history of DC Comics has gone on to be a huge part of American culture.
DC Comics were able to survive and continue to thrive even when there were times when they had gone through declining periods when comics books were losing interest. However, today they proved to be one of the most successful stories in the comic book industry and are a subsidiary of the Warner Brothers Entertainment and are also part of Time Warner too.
The DC Comics made a name for themselves in 1939 as they were then founded by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson. During that time its company was known as National Allied Publications. The initials for the DC Comic books were from taken from the Detective Comic series.
With that series came the rise of Batman. There was another line of comic books, known as Action Comics, which featured a new super hero named Superman. Over the years these two super heroes became quite popular and to this day they are still two of the most popular characters to ever appear in comic books and went on to spark the way for many other super heroes.
There once was a time when this industry was under an attack during the 1950’s as they were not considered to be up to any American standards for any children and the younger generation too. This company did continue to keep its success during that time along with several other companies too, and covered some areas as westerns and romantic stories but it was their reemergence of the super heroes which would lead them to a huge recreation of what made them so successful in the comic book industry known as the Silver Age.
It was during 1965 when the industry introduced a new super hero by the name of Flash. This character was created many years before but was brought back and updated to be placed in more popular times. This time more emotional and personal compelling stories were used along with some better storyboards and artwork which helped to liven up the character. The company did the same with all the other characters too, which included batman and superman. -read more

old gold

the worlds oldest known  gold artifact -4mm metal bead -dated between 4,500 and 4,600 bc has been discovered whilst a remains of a house were being checked due it sat in a ancient urban settlement near pazardzhik ,bulgaria.

hope i see the shower

on friday 12-8-2016 -this post is being written today sunday 14.i hope to be among the stargazers as over 80 shooting stars an hour may get seen due to perseid shower hitting a 12 year peak ,aw pictures on tv wow what a free show universe.

virtual elvis

in a book the death and resurrection of elvis presley .author  ted harrison believes through virtual reality you could book the king to be at your birthday party or even be able to simulate contact .

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Does your DNA code prove you’re part alien?

Many MetroSpirituals feel different, but are not sure how or why. Some feel they don't really belong here. Perhaps it's because Earth has not always been their home planet.
It's not as farfetched as some may think!
The “Who are we?” and “Why are we here?” has mystified humans for centuries. History is peppered with tales about our genetic relationship to otherworldly beings. Today, some scientists have theorized that it's true.
As it turns out, it's all in our DNA!For years only 3% of our DNA was understood. Then came The Human Genome Project, which was completed in 2003 after 13 years. It was set up in order to discover more about our "human blueprint" — and some scientists believe human DNA is out of this world. Literally!
The researchers, scientists, computer programmers, chemists and mathematicians found that 97% of the non-coding sequences, aka “junk DNA,” couldn't be explained by evolution.
According to one researcher, "We have to come to grips with the unbelievable notion that every life on earth carries genetic code for his extraterrestrial cousin… Our hypothesis is that a higher extraterrestrial life form was engaged in creating new life and planting it on various planets. Earth is just one of them.”-read more

Thursday, 11 August 2016

My cafe experience

I frist heard about this voluntary work placement  when I decided to get back into voluntary work through the Bideford voluntary centre. I found it hard at frist to try to be part of a team again as although put a mask of a exovert really deep down shy and sensitive. I got to know and respect the fellow volunteers and enjoyed diong the gardening. Sometimes the politics of the place would rear its ugly head so i just sat on the fence to stay out of this situation. I had to leave due due to moving to Holsworthy for family reasons. I was able to get the chance of  doing a second stint due to fellow volunteer moving to Holsworthy. I have to say in my own opinion that the garden and surrounding areas were in a  terrible state of disarray and through my and over voluntary worker was able to ger back to a very good standard. The journey to and from place to home was a long trek so to past time got chatting to volunteer giving life about  usual every day stuff and at time i thought  i was founded a friendship. When  the place frist got its new young vulnerable adult i was considered not able to be own to work with him due to my own disabled which in some eyes made me a vulnerable adult as well which did upset me at time,this changed and i got on well with said adult who seemed to blossom in a lot  of ways,then hear comes the punch it all changed due a lack of information and my wife getting worse. The lack of information kead to my wife wandering why i was there a problem with me being picked up which in turn lead to a very shittty nasty response from  the  voluntary worker who give me a lift a rant about why did wife ring up ,something about Facebook, children being picked up late from school, and i treatment of  them as at my beck and call then my wife got very ill which when i read message  i got very pissed off and yes i did put comments on a site on Facebook which was  wrong but then i was accused of either picking on them or having  a problem which i did not reply to as i thought mistakenly that people knew i was not that kind of person so i decided to leave to not make tge situation get worse or ruin  my reputation, was 10 years a care worker in mental health and special needs and 10 years voluntary work on different projects and never had any complaints. Don't get the wrong impression i really enjoyed my time  at this place but when things start to make you uneasy its time  to  go.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016


  1. 1.
    a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.
    "a call for volunteers to act as foster-parents"
    informalguinea pig
    "during the investigation, each volunteer was studied three times"
  2. 2.
    a person who works for an organization without being paid.
    "the railway is operated solely by volunteers"
  1. 1.
    freely offer to do something.
    "140 employees volunteered for redundancy"
  2. 2.
    work for an organization without being paid.
    "volunteering is an easy way to get involved in practical conservation"
    synonyms:offer one's services, present oneself, step forward, come forward, make oneself available

NYSTAGMUS by janice copp

Hi I just wanted to tell people a bit more about my eye conditions as people I know and I went to school with don't really understand it and I was badly bullied because of it.
One of my conditions is nystagmus this is where my eyes continually move in lots of different directions. So some times when I am talking to people they think that I am not looking at them when I am talking to them because my eyes were looking elsewhere. I have to tilt my head to the left hand side as it reduces my eyes wobbling.
My other condition is astigmatism this is where my eyes are shaped differently. Most people's eyes are shaped like footballs and my are shaped like rugby balls. This makes my vision fuzzy.
I wear glasses to help with the fuzziness.
These conditions mean that I have got reduced vision as my vision is 6/36 this means that what most people can see at 36 meters I can only see at 6metres or less.
And foe the people that say I can't work in a kitchen well you are very wrong as I do it as voluntary work in a kitchen and I really enjoy this. I am going to follow my dream and get a paid job in waitressing or in a kitchen. Z I hope that people will understand a bit more about my eye conditions. Xx Also if I don't say hi or wave to you in the street it is not because I am being rude and just ignoring you it is because I don't see you. I also can't see faces properly so I may say who are you please not because I am being rude it is because I don't recognise you
A lot of people think that I make up not being able to see but I really can't see very well. I hope that this will help people to understand my conditions if you want to know something please ask and I will do my best to answer you. Xx
If you know if anyone with these conditions please let me know as I would like to share our experiences xx
Sorry if I it is a long post and a lot to read but I hope you will read It and share it for me.
Thank you x

Sunday, 7 August 2016

cute lion cubs .

first trio of lion cubs to arrive at cotswold wildlife park ,bedford,oxfordshire in 46 years .parents rana and lioness kana are 5 years old and cubs are kali,sita,sonika.

Thousands of jellyfish wash up on North Devon beach... but are they dangerous?

Moon_jellyfish_at_Gota_SagherA woman was surprised find "thousands" of jellyfish washed up on a North Devon beach this week.
Helen Orpen took to social media to share her shock at the sheer number of the gelatinous critters that had been marooned on Woolacombe beach on Tuesday.
Helen wrote: "Did anyone see the jellies on Woolacombe beach today? Never seen so many."-read more

Wild dogs move into new homes at Exmoor Zoo

The painted dogs are settling in at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: John HammondRare endangered African wild dogs have set up home at Exmoor Zoo after three years of work to bring them to North Devon.
The painted or hunting dog is instantly recognized for its unique coat patterns, but it is also verging on extinction.
Danny Reynolds, one of the partners at the zoo near Bratton Fleming said: “This wild dog of Africa has got to be potentially one of the most likely species of dogs to become extinct in the wild in the near future.
“With less than 1,200 breeding adults alive and these animals scattered in segmented groups across sub-Sahara Africa in packs isolated from one another, time is beginning to run out for the hunting dogs.”
The Exmoor dogs are three sisters from Port Lympne Wildlife Park in Kent and are about one-and-half years old.
The zoo’s curator Derek Gibson added: “Today’s role of a zoo is not just to exhibit animals but the right animals, those that need the effort of all of us to be able to stay alive in the near future.
“This is why we have joined the European Association of Zoos & Aquaria (EAZA) as well as our British counterpart the British Association of zoos & Aquaria (BIAZA). By doing this and complying with their requirements as well as our -read more

Lion 'on the loose in Cornwall' sparks police hunt

An image of a lionT
he police force that spent weeks looking for a missing lynx are now searching for an even bigger cat after a lorry driver claimed he spotted - a lion.
Officers in Devon and Cornwall say they have carried out a search for a female lion after a trucker said one jumped out in front of his vehicle.
Police officers who went to look for the animal even found giant paw more

end of an era

Today I have had to stop doing the various blogs i have done due to a site i have used for years suddenly changed how to access information....