It works perfectly - I bumped the pager up 5px and looks fine.
What would look better I guess would be for the Card header (or top section or div) to fix to the top of the slide and the card footer (ie third section or div) to fix to the bottom of the slide (then the pager is inside this footer) - and then for the body (ie the text) of the slide to do the scrolling. I don’t understand ion-content enough obviously to even give this a go - would it be possible?
Also it looks like you can have many ion-contents on a page - do they need to be siblings or can they be childs as well.
thanks you again - I really appreciate you guys and this forum is by far the most proactive and informative of any I use.
oh and I think we should start an Ionic Team Rocks club