Missing People – Weather – Charities –
– Art & Illustration – Reference –
Health & Weight Loss –
House & Home –
aims to encourage website owners to make use of the normally blank
space by displaying missing person picture and info. You can embed
their code onto your own 404 page or use
their 404 page.
Comprehensive set of
links to a huge number of weathercharts, ideal for professionals, hobbyists, students
and travel arrangements. Every
day I consult the simpler stuff at the UK Met Office:
Cloud Appreciation Society
http://cloudappreciationsociety.org Their website is a huge resource of cloud photos, articles and
information (including "Clouds that look like things").
Rain Later, Good –
Illustrating the Shipping Forecast, by Peter Collyer,
ISBN-0-901281-75-1 The author has produced exceedingly
beautiful pictures of the sea and coast, accompanied by description
of his sketching travels to the areas. A lot of skill and work has
gone into the paintings, they are not dashed off to fill a book to
sell. Although they are watercolours, they have the delicate and detailed
appearance that one gets with very sharp colour pencils. You can
confidently buy this book for a weatherbuff friend.
Check them out at
"Smile International is
a charity dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus Christ by helping
to relieve suffering and poverty through long-term development projects. Our aim is to
put a smile on people's faces as they see the love of God in
Smile International are getting the job done
exactly as described above – faith in action. There is emphasis on
providing opportunities for supporters and volunteers to travel out
to help on the projects around the world. Registered Charity No.
With A Mission www.twam.co.uk
TWAM collect and refurbish tools, sewing machines and equipment no
longer required, and send them out to developing countries to enable
people to earn a living and regain their independence. Based in
Ipswich, Suffolk, with volunteer collectors/sorters around the UK.
Their website gives a list of tools required. Registered Charity No.
Donkey Sanctuary founded by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE for
distressed and abused donkeys. Based in Sidmouth, Devon, UK. Their website has a live webcam in their barn
www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/mainbarnwebcam2 Registered Charity
www.thebrooke.org works to improve the conditions of
working animals of burden – horse, donkeys and mules – on which many of the world's poorest people rely
for their living, through veterinary services and animal
handling/welfare training. This helps both owner and animal to a better
and longer life.
Registered Charity No. 1085760.
Education on responsible reptile care through visiting schools, clubs and events
with their rescued snakes and lizards. Their care for the animals' welfare
is plainly evident on the public occasions where I have visited
their stand. Based in London, UK.
Nutty the Leopard Gecko visiting Petts Wood May Fayre
See Yellow Teddy's website for colouring pages of Nutty and some of his friends:
The Woodland Trust
works to conserve the UK's woodland and ancient forests. Their
work is to "acquire and restore ancient
woodland sites, fight to save woods under threat ... create new
woodland for wildlife and people to enjoy ... We own and care for
over 1,000 woods, covering 50,000 acres (20,000 hectares), virtually
all of which are open for all to visit."
Registered Charity No. 294344 (England & Wales) and No. SC038885
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Moore Life Ministries
Moore Life Ministries is run by Keith Moore, based in Missouri, USA, offering stable and
trustworthy teaching of Bible truths – "...speaking the truth
in love" (Ephesians 4:15). He has served many
years in healing ministry and is greatly experienced in providing
timely faith-building instruction, in a friendly manner. The
ministry's website offers all their teachings, sermons, songs, etc
as free downloads for your edification. I would count it a great
honour to be able to introduce you, via this link, to this man of
Online search facility of
over 100 versions of the Bible.
First used by Charles Haddon Spurgeon in a sermon delivered in 1866,
showing just three coloured pages – black, red and white. Green and
gold were added over time by others. The talk that goes with the
book can be found in more up-to-date language and shorter, but the
original is where to start.
Expression for Flowers in Watercolour
by Jean Martin, ISBN1-929834-22-5
Gouache, A Personal View
by Pamela Kay, ISBN 0-7153-1119-0
Both these books make me want to find some flowers and paint them
http://pamelakaypaintings.blogspot.co.uk The artist describes
and shows stages of her paintings as they progress.
The Artist's Guide to
Selecting Colours, by Michael Wilcox, ISBN 09587-891-8-5 All
about all the colours in the all the tubes. He has both artistic and
scientific background. Surprising information on your favourite
trusted paints. Composition of paints sold is changing all
the time but any age copy of the book will be informative.
Blue And Yellow Don't
Make Green (or how to mix the colour you want every time) by
Michael Wilcox, ISBN 0-9587891-9-3
Describes the process in
detail in a lucid and methodical manner.
The Painted Garden, A
Year in Words and Watercolors
by Mary Woodin, ISBN
This is a painted garden diary sketchbook
Making Needlecraft Landscapes, by
Mary Carroll, ISBN 0-7153-8797-9
I like this book just for the pictures. The embroideries were
submitted by the winners of a competition, and the landscapes and
sceneries are lovely. There is instruction in basic embroidery, plus
outline drawings to reproduce the scenes and step-by-step
instructions for each one. I read it from composition point of view,
as it is very helpful to see how they have simplified the views.
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Outsmarting the Female
Fat Cell, by Debra Waterhouse, ISBN 0-340-58813-6
I have read many cellulite books but this one has
given me that vital bit of information I need. It is exceedingly
easy to read and understand, and I strongly recommend it.
You Are What You Eat,
by Gillian McKeith, ISBN 0-718-14765-0
Comprehensive dietary information in a
Your Body's Many Cries
for Water, by Dr F Batmanghelidj, ISBN 0-95309021-6-X
Written by an Iranian-born doctor who discovered
these precepts while he was a political prisoner in a Tehran jail,
where water was the only thing he could give suffering inmates. Please persevere through
the technical descriptions and gain a valuable weapon in your health
Inch Loss Plan, by Rosemary
Conley, ISBN 0-09-974120-2
Her mature and
motivational encouragement is very helpful.
What Would Jesus Eat, by Don Colbert MD PA,
Very informative coverage of all the foods available in Biblical
times. Dr Colbert is based in Florida and his website gives all of
his other articles and books on nutrition and health. I have read
his "What You Don't Know May Be Killing You", "Toxic Relief",
"Stress Less", "Deadly Emotions" and "Walking in Divine Health" and
was glad I spent my money on these books.
Pure, White and Deadly,
by John Yudkin
Information on the dangers of consuming sugar, which is added to so
many of our foods. As often happens, the author incurred the
displeasure of those who benefit from selling sugar and I am
grateful he persevered. This book started me off on healthy eating,
cutting out all sugar and regaining well-being, my sense of taste
plus a much nicer waistline. It's never too late to dump the junk.
Is There Life After Housework?
and How To Win At Housework, by Don Aslett,
This author started the bottom in his college
days and built up a successful cleaning business. His logical and common sense approach to every aspect of cleaning
work, and reducing the amount necessary, is priceless. Plenty of
gentle humour and very likeable. He
has written many more since I bought the above.
The Life Laundry (How To
De-Junk Your Life), by Dawna Walter and Mark Franks
Concentrates on the emotional reasons why people cling to clutter
and rubbish, as well as providing practical tips on organising
routines to prevent a return of the dreaded stuff. She understands
that success is dependent on encouraging the person to deal with the
underlying issues. Gentle, kind, practical. Mark Franks' expertise
is in disposing of the saleable items. I bought a copy that
someone else had finished with, and now someone else has my copy!
Vinegar, Duct Tape, Milk
Jugs & More, by Earl Proulx, ISBN 0-89909-385-X
"1001 ingenious ways to use common household items to repair,
restore, revive or replace just about everything in your life"
A dip-in book that combats our costly throwaway mentality. Thick
chunky book chock full with the emphasis on "ingenious".
I have several websites devoted to Pitman's
New Era Shorthand:
www.long-live-pitmans-shorthand.org.uk - complete theory, advice on equipment and
learning, fully vocalised shorthand reading material with text key, downloadable PDFs, and JPGs for your Ipod. Everything is totally free.
www.long-live-pitmans-shorthand-reading.org.uk Extensive reading
practice material, all of which is also available as PDF and MP3
downloads. This reading site covers all the archive blog articles
since 2012, and the blogspots below contain only the most recent
http://long-live-pitmans-shorthand.blogspot.co.uk Blog written
in Pitman's New Era Shorthand, with text key and photo
http://pitmans-snippets.blogspot.co.uk Short snippets of quickly
written less-than-neat shorthand without key, to test your shorthand
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