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1st-Apr-2010 12:13 pm - Choices.
Those of you that have known me for any length of time will know that, probably more than I realise, I've stated that the best advice I've ever been given is "you ALWAYS have a choice". It may not necessarily be a nice or sensible choice, but a choice still remains. So, given that line of thinking: Am I *choosing* not to get better? Or at least not to do the things I can that would help or improve my recovery, or at least the current situation?
22nd-Aug-2009 04:39 pm - Is it just mine...
Spike Milligan.
On my Gmail, my 'labels' drop down box isn't... dropping down, so I can't label anything, but I can 'move to'... and I'm not sure that's the same thing..

Also, I just tried signing in to Flickr, so of course I had to sign into yapoo.... but I had to change my password, which I couldn't do because on the Secret Questions bit my answers had to contain only letters or numbers.... which they did!! (except without the numbers).... so once again I'm not gonna be able to upload any new pics.....

Head hurts now...
13th-Jul-2009 02:03 pm - Breathing Places Newsie - July
Spike Milligan.
July 2009
Welcome to July's edition of the BBC Breathing Places newsletter - check out our top tastic wildlife tips for you this month?
***NEWSFLASH*** Green Balloon Club Week
Running from 25 July to 2 August, the Green Balloon Club Week is a brilliant way for children aged 3 to 7 to engage with wildlife and try out some fantastic nature-related activities. The week is supported by CBeebies and produced in collaboration with a range of Breathing Places partners. So why not join in the fun and find an event near you.
We'll be giving away lots of free goodies, including our fantastic new Nature's Tales booklets. If you can't get to an event, you can download them from the Breathing Places website from the 25th July. After the fun, why not upload a photo or two onto our Breathing Places Flickr group and show us what you got up to.
Breathing Places has a fantastic new Facebook page. Become a fan and invite all of your friends to join in too.
You'll get lots of ideas about things you can do for wildlife and nature and you can also join our discussion boards to get your views and questions answered.
Breathing Places on TV
CBeebies have got a great range of nature-related programmes lined up this summer. The Green Balloon Club Holiday specials will be on every Friday for five weeks starting 31 July at 7.30 am. Look out for the team's amazing trip to the Isle of Arran in Scotland.
We are also taking over the CBeebies Bedtime Stories every day for a week from Monday 20th July at 6.50pm.
Chris Packham will be doing special readings of our brand new Breathing Places Nature's Tales booklets. The stories can also be downloaded from the Breathing Places website or picked up FREE at a Green Balloon Club Week event happening near you.
Do one thing - Give a bird a drink
At this time of year, when things really start to hot up, it's important that our feathered friends are able to get their beaks on some clean, fresh water.
Providing water can make a big difference, and it's really easy to do. From bird baths to simple water feeders, there is something for everyone - no matter what level your DIY skills are pitched at.
So, why not check out our website for more information and tips And remember, other wildlife will also benefit from having access to fresh water.
Events Coming Up
Partner of the month - National Parks
This year National Parks is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Since its formation in 1949, the UK now has an amazing 14 National Parks, 49 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 294 National Nature Reserves and 2,900 miles of National Trails.
To celebrate the existence of this fantastic and beautiful range of green space, National Parks will be running hundreds of special events aross the UK as part of its upcoming National Parks' Week. Check out the anniversary website for more information.
Spike Milligan.
There was a time I'd be really excited to see her over the weekend. This time I'm... nervous is the wrong word. I'm not sure apprehensive's the right word either.
Good Quote Cartoon
Wanna bet?

Damned good track though, one I've not heard
11th-Mar-2009 11:58 pm - ???
Spike Milligan.
Did I accept things too easily? (not that I felt I had much choice). Should I have fought a little harder? Would it have made a difference? Did I just confirm the weakness(es) in me that she was already aware of by not fighting?
11th-Mar-2009 08:40 am - March Breathing Places Newsletter
Spike Milligan.
Welcome to the BBC Breathing Places March newsletter. This month we're buzzing with excitement. Read on to find out why...
Do One Thing
Let your garden go wild
This is a great time of year to set aside a little corner of your garden for wildlife. Be it the shady patch behind the shed or a sunny spot at the bottom of the garden, any area will do.
Remember that although you may not like nettles and brambles, your wild friends will love them. They're a great source of food and provide cover for all sorts of different creatures. So, let a little part of your patch run wild, and you could see butterflies, hedgehogs and many more new faces coming to visit. Take a look at our Do One Thing section for more ideas.

This month
Blue Peter are being good to bees
We've teamed up with Blue Peter for an amazing giveaway to help the UK's dwindling bee population. We are giving out FREE packets of bee-friendly seeds which will produce flowers that are a great source of food for our buzzy, fuzzy friends.
The initiative launched in a special programme on 3 March. Missed it? Take a look on BBC iPlayer. Check out the Blue Peter website to request your seeds and find out more about why bees are in trouble.

Last month
Millions go wild about gardens
Wild About Your Garden enjoyed more success last month, with the special 45-minute episodes pulling in a peak audience of over 4 million. Let's hope the show has inspired Britain's garden-owners with lots of ideas on how to create their own wildlife-friendly gardens over the coming months.

Creatures score high in the love stakes
We gave lovebirds across the UK a helping hand last month with our brand new Valentine's e-cards. Thousands of people visited the dedicated our Valentine section to send their special someone a card and find out how they could romance their local wildlife by Doing One Thing to help. You could say they went down a real tweet!

Partner of the month
Buglife is dedicated to the conservation of all invertebrates, from butterflies, beetles and bees to spiders, snails and slugs. It not only works to protect some of Britain's rarest species of bugs, it also helps people understand the vital role these tiny heroes have in keeping our planet going.
Did you know that roughly a third of our food wouldn't exist without some of these beautiful bugs? The Buglife website has loads more info as does our Love a Bug booklet.
20th-Feb-2009 12:14 pm - Arsenipple.
Spike Milligan.
I'm not entirelely sure how I should feel. Neither do I know what to do about it.
4th-Dec-2008 03:42 pm - Humph.
Spike Milligan.
Just because I spent most of Tuesday wandering around McArthur Glen, and then popped out to Asdas yesterday to buy a new (house) phone, does it really mean I have to feel like shit for the following 2 days?

And I haven't got around to doing the phone yet because, as most of you will know, I'm not very technologically minded (although I'm not sure I've always been this bad) and reading the destructions nothing 'goes in'. I might as well be reading another language.
3rd-Dec-2008 08:54 am - I doubt it'll catch on...
Spike Milligan.
Boobies For Bookcrossing!!!!!!!!


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