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  1. The page - all pages have a x or a delete option there. Just a click and it's gone. We are creatures of habbits. We hate change. Then become a creature again f habbit... even if eventually a new one.
  2. Lots of moans and whinging eh! Oh, sorry! It's only to be expected, after all it is a Pigeon site. If only they put their' whining to good use and stand up and be counted in regards improving the very fundemental basis of our so call sport and put as much energy in trying to improve that! But then that never happens year after year, so it will stay the same. Why moan at the ones trying to bring together a decent site,and a way forward for a betterment via decent and honest fanciers eh Why not whinge and moan at the the Ruling bodies, whilst from club to national level they take the pee and our money! Strewth!
  3. Same here greenlands. regards Edit. Pleased to hear the op has been done. Now time to heal and mend. Best wishes mate. Then tried the three dots again as I wanted to see if it worked when on the page.. Three dots gave me edit. So that's good... Especially for me as I have to use 'Edit' often lol.
  4. Nice that we have a warning of what may come to be. Thanks.
  5. Why Andy? lol . Would It would only be used to see if their ears aren't listening, and seek others to take control and put forward good ideas - also to be forgotton lol. Best wait till the new race season has started ... then words of promise prevail, with no come back, or anything to be answerable to eh!
  6. Yes the racing has closed. Some preparing for the 'Shows'. But very few will even bother to think od a way to improve, or help the fancier over the nexts months. Yes! for sure will hear the moans and what should/could be done - and let's face it there are very, very many things that want sorting. Ideas put forwars and test. But then maybe I'd be better off selling 'Cushions' for bums to to sit their bums on while the twiddle their thumbs! Indeed charge just a £1 for every whinge or moan, and the fancy would be very well off! Especially if the whinger didn't follow through and had to pay another £1 for doing NOWT!
  7. A decent and cost effective start for any new comer. Or one improving what they have eh?!
  8. Ole I love them. Always have loved Reds and Grizzles. Red Grizzle too of course.
  9. Roland

    Pop ups

    Of course mate. All the best, every penny a prisoner, especially when Fifer is the payer.
  10. You know Del, I'd wager, give a late bred next season, or a yearling in O/b race and loft fit bird, first time in the basket, It will be your first bird home. Love of a safe and warm home, with its perch or box threathened, maybe, while it is away will be by far enough motivation. Take the bird off the top perch, or corner shelve away. Within seconds another - second in command lol, will commandeer it, do that as many times as you like and the birds will raise its 'Pecking Order! There can't be ANY motivation given to a bird that will compete with that! Simply put, if a bird cares not, or isn't too interested in getting back to it's perch or box, then you / no one can motivate it to zoom home!
  11. We had good money to start up a think tank. Other 'Pigeon' societies like Tumblers and tipplers (Worse hit) and very much more. The daggers aimed at us were from members. Some on here too. Which stuck in the back. Letter in Rags like were we antaginising the RSPB on purpose to no avail. We we in touch with DAFRA regards 'Eagle Owls. ... Which the RSPB illegal cull. Used media saying they would take dogs out walk, and even babies in prams ... and to think that some so called 'Pigeon Lovers' went along with it!
  12. I would agree, entirely, with Edinburgh's West's post. Adding East winds also. Not even letting them out. 'When wind is in east, it's no good got Man or Beast'! the good fancier of past would only send an expeirence pair to these races... Simple to stay in the 'Averages'! Mind I, like many other never trained... Only reason is to get them fit! You teach them NO good habbits... only sometimes bad ones. Like no urgency to get home. Can have a break in bad weather, or return when it suits, a few days later. Remember, 'First loss is the best loss'. Most from the loft top. Save wasting time, money, feed!
  13. Well most will know my view. Open loft if possible... obviously not all are able to enjoy. Now once the youngsters have finished 'Ranging' there is absolutely nothing they need to know. You cartainly cannot teach them a jot! So lazy around doing as they like and please. Let them build a 'Home' where they feel safe and contented with. Comfortable with you and your system! May be two - if you must - a light toss in good weather - Like today. then again, 1-3 races. Build a team bred in the 'Pink/Purple. Me! I would. in all honest set up that all birds were bred in Autumn- August/September. Let to lose themselves, or reamain, for 18 month. and then eneter into races. Yes these would be the main race team. But then a round or Mrch / April bred for the y/b season from proven older birds finishing racing ... . These yongster will fly the whole program. and win!
  14. Tried many times. Was a a time not long back when a Qorum was set up. Many ideas to raise money for the running and setting up a 'Think tank' But like the RPRA did, it was torn to shred by members oon here. Letter of protests written in the B.W. etc. Well a whole list drawn up against it. Wanted Committee members names put up for the RSPB to see. and much more. 2p a bird charges via feds and 3p per bird charged to help finaince it. Though a great idea, one needed and tried so many times, you will find Pigeon fancier will strangle it. Bilco was right 20 odd years ago. He gave up the ghost. Members love to moan. Won't get of the hands that they are sitting on. Not just Apathy either! But they will demand wealthy fanciers should do it for them. Indeed their office workers should spend time doing it....... I could write an essay on it. Sorry Delboy, and all... it will never get of the page, let alone the ground!
  15. Feel it is / will be good! Mind I don't use many topics, so have little problem. I'd wager too, nigh all will get together with it and appreciate the new set up and come to agree it is a good move.
  16. Good ... but how long will that last Fifer? As for the new layout, have no qualms. Will soon get upto date and able. Just a few visits needed I'd say.
  17. Roland

    S N R P C

    Fantastic. Build up a vigour. Replaces any losses. Brings new blood in. Personally I would race any till 18 months on. Just - if possible, aan opne loft. But certainly kept stres free and contented. then breed fron them - when proven 2 years down the line. Alway having a set bred every year. these are very often the best bred birds, Bred in the pink so to speak. J.M.O.
  18. JCN an apt poen by Donna. The past is the past for a reason. That is where it is supposed to stay, But some cannot let it go. In their heads it eats away Until all their focus becomes The person they used to be, The mistakes they made in their life. Oh, if only they could see That you cannot change what happened, No matter how hard you try, No matter how much you think about it, No matter how much you cry. What happens in your lifetime Happens for reasons unknown, So you have to let the cards unfold. Let your story be shown. Don't get wrapped up in the negative. Be happy with what you have been given. Live for today not tomorrow. Get up, get out, and start living, Because the past is the past for a reason. It's been, and now it is gone, So stop trying to think of ways to fix it. It's done, it's unchangeable; move on. Inbreeding has a lot to answer for .... but the damage is done. Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/changing-the-past
  19. Yes Peter and it was a certian well to do arristocrate that asked Paliment for 2 years grace and make it illegal to hunt,, shoot, poisen etc. BO.P. etc. Never recinded either.
  20. There was a time, when that scenario wouldn't even be a thought eh! Inbreds via inbreds... an out cross and then more imbreeding. Face facts. Advertised pigeon enhance galore the inbredm But then why would they lie? When it makes them a good living and profits. Yes agreed much falsehoods are spouted to entice. Gullibles buy etc. But the very fact that they advertise Inbreds speaks volumes eh!
  21. Well fact is 'Sitting on our hands' hasn't helped in the slightest. Been great ideas put forward to help ALL SHOT down by the very fanciers moaning at that!
  22. Well in a nut shell, too close breeding! as most choose to ignore. Muck nature about and it will come back and slap you in the mouth. Well known fact Openly hopes chosen to be different for you! Especially whn 'Sales' dictate Double grand children of the same birds... 'bred down via incest. P.s. dogs, ... well All results spemmed down from incess breeding - humans including have very weak and declinging faults. fact... So I know 'Lets breed these faults out by ... inbreeding'! Play with fire and you get your finger burnt. Incess - ONCE - for blood. Out crossed for racing is as far as one should tempt!
  23. PARADOX OF OUR TIME, A POEM BY BOB MOORHEAD Posted on September 4, 2015 by Martin Summer Hayes The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Free ways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things. We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete… Remember, to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent. Remember, to say, “I love you†to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person might not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.†I came across this the other day and it struck me so much, I thought I’d share it with you……..
  24. Roland

    Just Great

    I just loved her 'Bottle' and tanacity. Laura was there through thick and thin and ALWAY gave her all, her evry thing. Heart on sleeve for all to see. Yes she has worked hard for her success and I feel / hope that is the start of a lot more on the world stage.
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