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Nettlemere

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Joined 7 years ago from Burnley, Lancashire, UK

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  • Bird Flying into a Window
    5

    Bird Flying into a Window

    2 years ago

    Find out what to do if a bird flies in to your window and how to prevent it happening again.

  • Scottish Dog Breeds
    4

    Scottish Dog Breeds

    2 years ago

    Dog breeds developed in Scotland include;smooth and bearded collies, cairn and Skye terriers, Gordon setters and the deerhound.

  • English Dog Breeds
    22

    English Dog Breeds

    3 years ago

    Discover which dog breeds were developed in England from all the different kennel club categories. Examples include the Lancashire heeler and the flat coated retriever.

  • Facts About the German Shorthaired Pointer Dog Breed
    4

    Facts About the German Shorthaired Pointer Dog Breed

    4 months ago

    Here is a brief history of the German Shorthaired Pointer and a look at their temperament, health issues, and where to go if you want to get one.

  • How to Breed Guinea Pigs
    19

    How to Breed Guinea Pigs

    3 years ago

    Find out how long the guinea pig heat cycle is and their gestation length. Learn how to successfully breed guinea pigs. See a just born baby guinea pig.

  • Things to Do in Blackpool
    9

    Things to Do in Blackpool

    2 years ago

    You can spend a lot of money at Blackpool in Lancashire, but you can also enjoy yourself with some free activities there. This article should help you choose some things to do should you decide to visit the town.

  • Long Haired Rabbit Care
    7

    Long Haired Rabbit Care

    6 years ago

    If you are thinking of getting a long haired rabbit, this is a useful guide into what you need to keep them happy and how to care for them. You can also learn how some baby rabbits lose their ears.

  • Lipomas in Dogs
    3

    Lipomas in Dogs

    6 years ago

    Find out what lipomas are and which dogs are most likely to get them. See the progression of healing from an operation to remove a lipoma on a labrador.

  • How to Convince Your Parents to Let You Have a Pet Lizard
    48

    How to Convince Your Parents to Let You Have a Pet Lizard

    2 years ago

    How to tackle common parental objections to keeping pet lizards such as we don't want crickets living in the house and who will look after it when we go on holiday.

  • A Guide to Keeping Ducks as Pets
    15

    A Guide to Keeping Ducks as Pets

    2 years ago

    Includes suggestions about which duck breeds are most suitable for different purposes. Covers housing, feeding, stocking density, wing clipping and health of pet ducks.

  • Syrian Hamster Care
    30

    Syrian Hamster Care

    4 months ago

    Details essential items which you need to care for your pet Syrian hamster. Includes Housing, feeding and hamster illnesses.

  • Suicide, Depression and Self Harm
    8

    Suicide, Depression and Self Harm

    6 years ago

    Examining the links between self-harm, suicide and depression. A starting point for people looking for support for themselves or a person they know who is self harming.

  • Do Tongue Piercings Hurt?
    32

    Do Tongue Piercings Hurt?

    4 months ago

    Compares the pain of tongue piercing to pain from tooth extraction and bee stings. Recommendations for faster healing from your tongue piercing.

  • English Butterflies
    14

    English Butterflies

    6 years ago

    English butterflies looks at some of the common species of butterfly in England including small tortoiseshell, large white, common blue, speckled wood and painted lady. The usual habitat of each butterfly is also described.

  • Days Out in Lancashire
    13

    Days Out in Lancashire

    2 years ago

    Days out in Lancashire includes Clitheroe, the Mary Townley Loop, Blackpool pleasure beach and Martin Mere. Some options are cheap or even free. All provide an enjoyable day out.

  • Facts about Rainbows
    23

    Facts about Rainbows

    6 years ago

    Facts about rainbows including red rainbows, double rainbows, a rainbow mnemonic and rainbows in mythology. It also considers rainbow effects which aren't true rainbows such as sun dogs and sky smiles.

  • How to Scan Slides
    12

    How to Scan Slides

    6 years ago

    Step by step instructions on how to scan 35mm slides with a flatbed scanner such as Canon's CanoScan 5600F.

  • Plants That Grow on Walls
    34

    Plants That Grow on Walls

    6 weeks ago

    Plants which grow on walls include stonecrop, valerian, campanula and Maidenhair spleenwort. Find out how to get plants to grow on walls and what makes a suitable plant for growing on a wall.

  • A Rabbit Health Check: What to Look out for in your Pet
    5

    A Rabbit Health Check: What to Look out for in your Pet

    6 years ago

    What to look for when you are checking the health of your pet rabbit, including: environment, behaviour and symptoms such as discharge and dandruff

  • Medicines Derived From Plants
    9

    Medicines Derived From Plants

    2 years ago

    Medications considered are aspirin, taxol, quinine, Vinca Alkaloides, digitalis and morphine.

  • The Prevalence of Diabetes
    8

    The Prevalence of Diabetes

    2 years ago

    Looking at the usefulness of diabetes statistics for example for showing business opportunities and giving statistics for prevalence of diabetes in the USA, UK and worldwide.

  • Bumble Bee Nest in my Shed
    10

    Bumble Bee Nest in my Shed

    6 years ago

    My experience of having a white tailed bumble bee nest in my shed. Bumble bee life cycle, reasons for bumble bee decline and how we can help bumble bees.

  • Poems about Bees
    24

    Poems about Bees

    7 years ago

    Poems about bees includes samples from English poets such as John Clare and Jean Ingelow and examples from American poets such as David Sullivan and Lee Ann Roripaugh. Overall, American poets tend to have been more interesting in their use of bees in poetry.

  • See Gorillas in England
    11

    See Gorillas in England

    2 years ago

    Where to see gorillas in England highlights five zoos or wildlife parks where there are particularly good exhibits and three others where gorillas can be seen. It also covers gorilla facts and the amazing incident when a gorilla fell into the gorilla enclosure in the island of Jersey.

  • English Poems about Birds and some Bird Proverbs
    11

    English Poems about Birds and some Bird Proverbs

    7 years ago

    English proverbs about birds such as a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush and English poems about birds from poets such as Wordsworth, Stevenson and Rossetti with birds species including owls, robins, yellowhammers and lapwings

  • Dwarf Rabbit Care: What Does a Dwarf Rabbit Need?
    20

    Dwarf Rabbit Care: What Does a Dwarf Rabbit Need?

    4 months ago

    Considering the care of dwarf rabbits, this article looks at what is a dwarf rabbit, how to house, feed and care for your rabbit and what health issues are potentially fatal to a dwarf rabbit

  • English Witches in Theatre
    3

    English Witches in Theatre

    7 years ago

    Looking at the portrayal of witches in theatre in the 17th century plays and by modern playwrights including the three Witches in Macbeth and the Pendle witches in Devilish Practices.

  • Amaryllis Care
    8

    Amaryllis Care

    7 years ago

    How to look after your amaryllis plant so that it flowers again another year. Find out what the difference is between Hippeastrum and Amaryllis species.

  • Adopting Older Dogs
    16

    Adopting Older Dogs

    3 years ago

    This article looks at why older dogs come into rescue centres - such as because their owners has died, or had to start working longer hours, or because they havn't adapted to the new baby. It considers the advantages and disadvantages of adopting an older dog, for example they are often accustomed...

  • Yorkshire Dialect
    13

    Yorkshire Dialect

    7 years ago

    Yorkshire dialect looks at some key aspects of the Yorkshire accent as well as some dialect words and phrases which are still in fairly common use such as frame thissen, parky, nowt and tyke. It also covers some regional foods including Yorkshire pudding and parkin.

  • Adventures with English Dialects – The Lancashire Dialect
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    Adventures with English Dialects – The Lancashire Dialect

    7 years ago

    This article looks at the dialect of Lancashire, especially that used around Burnley in east Lancashire. Including common words such as agate, clough, ginnel teacake and pants and less common words such as fetler, bog-eyed and degged

  • How to Recover Quickly After Having Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out
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    How to Recover Quickly After Having Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out

    2 years ago

    Are you having your wisdom teeth extracted? Based on my own experience with this procedure, I'll share how to prepare, what to expect, and tips for a quick recovery.

  • Which Breed of Dog Should I Chose?
    7

    Which Breed of Dog Should I Chose?

    3 years ago

    Which dog breed is best? Factors to consider: personality, exercise requirements, purpose, expense, your home,grooming requirements, house proudness. Characteristics of the different groups, hound group, utility group, gun dog group, working group, pastoral group, toy group and terrier group. Also...

  • How Can I Tell If My Dog Is Playing or Fighting?
    19

    How Can I Tell If My Dog Is Playing or Fighting?

    23 months ago

    Learn the signs to help you figure out whether your dog is playing or fighting.

  • Tips for Successfully Adopting and Re-Homing a Dog
    7

    Tips for Successfully Adopting and Re-Homing a Dog

    3 years ago

    Tips and advice for how to successfully bring a dog home with a smooth, happy transition.

  • Choosing a Dog Leash or Lead
    4

    Choosing a Dog Leash or Lead

    6 years ago

    Six factors to consider: Strength, Length, Comfort, Purpose, Chew resistance, Appearance. Check for wear and weakness in your leads regularly.

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