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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
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    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread
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    • 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread 29th Oct 15 at 2:22 PM
    Hello lovely alphabettys old and new and welcome to the new Alphabetty thread



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    Everyone is welcome whether or not you have previously posted
    We are very friendly so please say hello




    The Devil whispered in my ear "You are not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    Today I whispered in the Devil's ear "I am the storm".

    In Solidarity: Andy Woodward - Jeremy Corbyn
    Cheap Coffee & Sauce Lover

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Oct 16, 7:09 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful, fun-filled
    and extremely scrumptious Thursday!

    Today it's ....


    World Sight Day



    World Sight Day is an important advocacy and communications
    event on the eye health calendar. It is a great time to engage
    with a wider audience – a patient’s family, those who seldom
    get an eye exam, diabetics – and showcase why eye health
    needs everybody’s attention.

    World Sight Day 2016 will be on 13 October 2016. This year’s
    call to action:

    Stronger Together



    IAPB urges you to focus on all the stakeholders who are
    important for successful delivery eye care. Think of all the
    groups of people who engage with eye care: ophthalmologists,
    optometrists, ophthalmic nurses, donors, patients, carers, the
    wider family. Clearly, our successes are made possible by the
    fact that we work together, and so, what can be a better theme
    for our continued success? The more groups we bring together –
    the diabetic community, the irreparably blind, vulnerable
    groups, including those with other disabilities – the stronger we
    become.

    This World Sight Day, let’s celebrate our partnerships and
    friendships.



    Source: awarenessdays.co.uk/awareness-days-calendar/world-sight-day/

    Event Website: //www.iapb.org/wsd16








    It's also ....

    National No Bra Day



    Although the origins of National No Bra Day are unclear –
    this event has been running since at least 2011, with the
    message of raising awareness for the importance of breast
    cancer screening, recognising the symptoms of breast
    cancer and regular self-examinations in the fight against
    breast cancer, by encouraging women to leave their bras at
    home on October 13th.

    The whole of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month,
    with October 14th also being the “Big Pink” – an event
    encouraging people to organise events and wear pink to
    raise money and awareness for breast cancer care.



    Although a controversial event in the eyes of some, National
    No Bra Day
    further aims to raise awareness of breast cancer
    during October. Using the hashtag #nobraday on social media
    and encouraging women to go braless for a 24-hour period on
    the 13th October, National No Bra Day aims to raise awareness
    of the importance of knowing how to carry out breast self-
    examinations, being able to recognise the symptoms of breast
    cancer and encouraging women to partake in regular breast
    cancer screening.

    So on October 13th, remember to leave the lingerie at home,
    or take part on social media to help raise awareness for breast
    cancer research.

    If you would like to help raise awareness of this event, please
    use the hashtag #nobraday or to raise funds directly for Breast
    Cancer Care
    , you can donate through their website here.
    breastcancercare.org.uk/donate



    For more information on breast self-examination please visit
    this page: breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/have-i-
    got-breast-cancer/signs-symptoms-breast-cancer/checking-your-
    breasts


    For further information on breast cancer screening, please visit
    this page: cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/breast-
    cancer/about/screening/who-is-screened-for-breast-cancer


    The original, and somewhat controversial copy from the first
    No Bra Day can be found below.

    Boobies are Fantastic… We all think so. And what better way
    to express the way we feel than to support a full day of
    boobie freedom??

    Women are magnificent creatures, and so are their breasts.
    Let us spend the day unleashing boobies from their boobie
    zoos.

    Ladies, free your breasts for 24 hours by removing those
    dreadful (but at times oh-so-helpful) bras. Our perkiness
    should not be hidden. It is time that the world see what we
    were blessed with. Your breasts might be colossal, adorable,
    miniature, full, jiggly, fancy, sensitive, glistening, bouncy,
    smooth, tender, still blossoming, rosy, plump, fun, silky,
    Jello-like, fierce, jolly, nice, naughty, cuddly… But the most
    used word to describe your breasts on October 13th should
    be FREE!

    Gentlemen, you can participate too! Your job will be to support
    us ladies by rocking something purple. It can be a purple tie,
    purple boxers, purple socks, the NNBD button or t-shirt.. If it
    is purple or with the NNBD logo, it supports us. (Your support
    means quite a lot to us…)

    If wearing a bra on this day is absolutely necessary, you can
    definitely show your support by wearing something purple.

    Yay for boobies!

    P.S. Ladies…. Wearing a white t-shirt on this day is not only
    acceptable, but encouraged!

    **Breast Cancer is something you should take seriously and be
    checked for.**


    Source: awarenessdays.co.uk/awareness-days-calendar/national-no-bra-day/






    and it's ....

    International Skeptics Day





    Non-believers, conspiracy theorists and Doubting Thomas’s will
    get a kick out of today’s holiday.



    Then again, maybe they won’t. But believe it or not, October 13
    is International Skeptics Day. Or is it?

    While there is not enough concrete evidence about how or
    when this annual “holiday” began, International Skeptics Day is
    also celebrated on January 13th and/or the first Friday in
    January.

    Source: awarenessdays.co.uk/awareness-days-calendar/international-skeptics-day/






    .... and for a truly scrumptious finale it's ....

    National M&M Day







    M&M Cupcakes with White Chocolate Pudding
    Buttercream




    M&M Brownies...quite possibly the greatest
    brownie recipe in the world



    Have a brilliant day all whatever you have planned - I will
    catch up later.

    Alfie xxx
    HELP for HEROES

    #findcorrie

    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty Early(ish) Bird
    • Chieveley
    • By Chieveley 13th Oct 16, 8:56 AM
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    [QUOTE=AlfieBlue;71445358]


    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

    Good morning Alfie, excellent post as ever
    Loving the pooh sign, here sits a skeptic with no bra (find a crop top more comfortable) off to the opticans tomorrow, so best buy some M&M's later.
    Enjoy your day everyone.
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 13th Oct 16, 9:19 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good morning lovely alphabetty people

    Hope you are all well. Have a lovely day whatever you are doing
    I'm off a wandering later. I need to get some winter slippers








    The Devil whispered in my ear "You are not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    Today I whispered in the Devil's ear "I am the storm".

    In Solidarity: Andy Woodward - Jeremy Corbyn
    Cheap Coffee & Sauce Lover

    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 13th Oct 16, 9:27 AM
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    indesisiv
    Good morning lovely alphabetty people

    Hope you are all well. Have a lovely day whatever you are doing
    I'm off a wandering later. I need to get some winter slippers
    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    Whats a winter slipper? Do you have to store them in the freezer to keep them cool during summer?

    Or are they something like this?

    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Oct 16, 9:30 AM
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    [QUOTE=Chieveley;71445681]



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

    Good morning Alfie, excellent post as ever
    Loving the pooh sign, here sits a skeptic with no bra (find a crop top more comfortable) off to the opticans tomorrow, so best buy some M&M's later.
    Enjoy your day everyone.
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue



    Hope your optician appointment goes well tomorrow.

    Which reminds me .... I've also got to make an appointment
    to see mine - it's been a year since I last had my eyesight
    checked.

    Alfie xxx
    HELP for HEROES

    #findcorrie

    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty Early(ish) Bird
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Oct 16, 9:47 AM
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    Good morning lovely alphabetty people

    Hope you are all well. Have a lovely day whatever you are doing
    I'm off a wandering later. I need to get some winter slippers
    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear





    Hope you find a lovely snuggly pair of slippers Bear.


    Whats a winter slipper? Do you have to store them in the freezer to keep them cool during summer?

    Or are they something like this?

    Originally posted by indesisiv


    Alfie xxx
    HELP for HEROES

    #findcorrie

    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty Early(ish) Bird
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 13th Oct 16, 9:53 AM
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    Whats a winter slipper? Do you have to store them in the freezer to keep them cool during summer?

    Or are they something like this?

    Originally posted by indesisiv
    It's a slipper warmer than summer ones

    Something like this maybe. As you've posted a pic can you see this one?



    Or?


    The Devil whispered in my ear "You are not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    Today I whispered in the Devil's ear "I am the storm".

    In Solidarity: Andy Woodward - Jeremy Corbyn
    Cheap Coffee & Sauce Lover

    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 13th Oct 16, 9:55 AM
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    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    I'd go with these ones .. more grip in the ice / snow

    I can see some pictures, its just that others are firewalled.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 13th Oct 16, 10:10 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    I'd go with these ones .. more grip in the ice / snow
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    My thinking exactly


    I can see some pictures, its just that others are firewalled.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    I'll try not to post any pictures that will be firewalled
    The Devil whispered in my ear "You are not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    Today I whispered in the Devil's ear "I am the storm".

    In Solidarity: Andy Woodward - Jeremy Corbyn
    Cheap Coffee & Sauce Lover

    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 13th Oct 16, 10:15 AM
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    indesisiv
    @UB you could go with something like these ...

    https://www.firebox.com/Narwhal-Heated-Slippers/p6750?mkt=en
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 13th Oct 16, 10:15 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    MSE is being weird for me with timeout messages



    The Devil whispered in my ear "You are not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    Today I whispered in the Devil's ear "I am the storm".

    In Solidarity: Andy Woodward - Jeremy Corbyn
    Cheap Coffee & Sauce Lover

    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 13th Oct 16, 10:22 AM
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    indesisiv
    MSE is being weird for me with timeout messages



    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    That's good that its not just me ... although the rest of my computer is having slight issues too!
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 13th Oct 16, 10:30 AM
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    @UB you could go with something like these ...

    https://www.firebox.com/Narwhal-Heated-Slippers/p6750?mkt=en
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    They are fab
    The Devil whispered in my ear "You are not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    Today I whispered in the Devil's ear "I am the storm".

    In Solidarity: Andy Woodward - Jeremy Corbyn
    Cheap Coffee & Sauce Lover

    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 13th Oct 16, 6:52 PM
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    Now for something completely different.
    Oct 13 1916] Rich Canadian relative leaves small fortune of $180,000 (US$ 3,910,000 in 2016) for his long lost niece
    [October 13th, 1916] Britain experiences its worst air raids by Zeppelin airships.
    October 13th, 1916] David Lloyd George promises to reduce the number of exemptions from conscription (Daily Telegraph).
    [October 12th, 1916] Boston Red Sox top Brooklyn Dodgers, four games to one, in World Series; Babe Ruth hurls six-hit win.
    What happened a hundred years ago, and we think we have problems
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Oct 16, 7:08 AM
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    Battle of Hastings - 14th October 1066


    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this thoughtful,
    fun-filled and scrumptious Friday!

    Today it's ....


    The Big Pink





    Be pink and fabulous with your friends on 14 October and hold
    a Big Pink for Breast Cancer Care.

    It doesn't matter if it's a dress down day at work, a local raffle
    or just a cosy night in – so long as it's pink, anything goes.

    And whatever you do, every penny you raise will help us be
    there for anyone with breast cancer from day one.

    The right Big Pink for you

    It couldn't be easier to play your part. Just make it pink, so
    everyone knows!

    Do it at WORK



    Whether you work in an office, shop or hospital, there's a Big
    Pink
    for you and your colleagues. You could have a bake sale,
    a dress down day or an all out shape-throwing dance-off – if
    it's pink, anything goes!

    Do it in the COMMUNITY



    A bring-and-buy sale, Zumba dance-athon or karaoke night –
    it's easier than you think. Bring your community together for
    an event that keeps on giving!

    Do it at HOME with loved ones



    Get your friends round for a pink brunch, a classy lunch or cosy
    night in. Think chick flicks, pink ladies, games and more fun
    than you can shake a pink-a-colada at!

    Why your Big Pink matters

    We offer care, support and information to thousands of families
    every year. But we couldn’t do it without a bit of help.

    By holding a Big Pink event this October you're helping us to
    always be there to support anyone affected by breast cancer.
    No matter how much you raise, every penny will make a huge
    difference to people facing breast cancer today.

    Pink not your colour?

    If partying in pink isn't for you or you're just not available
    this October, you can support Breast Cancer Care in other
    ways. By making a donation today, you can still be part of The
    Big Pink
    in your own special way.


    breastcancercare.org.uk/the-big-pink

    ^^^ Please see site for further information


    It's also ....





    World Egg Day is a unique opportunity to help raise awareness
    of the benefits of eggs and is celebrated in countries all around
    the world.



    World Egg Day was established at the IEC Vienna 1996
    conference when it was decided to celebrate World Egg Day on
    the second Friday in October each year.



    For centuries, eggs have played a major role in feeding families
    around the globe. They are an unbeatable package when it
    comes to versatility and top-quality protein at a very affordable
    price. And they are also an excellent source of choline, essential
    in memory and brain development.

    When you factor in convenience and terrific taste, there is just
    no competition.



    Eggs are one of nature's highest quality sources of protein, and
    indeed contain many of the key ingredients for life.



    The proteins contained within eggs are highly important in the
    development of the brain and muscles, have a key role to play
    in disease prevention and contribute to well being in latter life,
    particularly in relation to eyesight (avoiding macular degeneration).

    People across the globe celebrate this day by making variety
    of egg dishes and recipes.



    Strawberry Souffle Pancakes

    Source: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Egg_Day



    and scrumdiddlyumptious - it's ....

    National Dessert Day










    Have a brilliant day all whatever you have planned - I will
    catch up later.

    Alfie xxx
    HELP for HEROES

    #findcorrie

    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty Early(ish) Bird
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 14th Oct 16, 9:41 AM
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    Good morning lovely alphabetty people



    Hope you are all well. Have a lovely day whatever you are doing

    Eggs and dessert




















    The Devil whispered in my ear "You are not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    Today I whispered in the Devil's ear "I am the storm".

    In Solidarity: Andy Woodward - Jeremy Corbyn
    Cheap Coffee & Sauce Lover

    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Oct 16, 10:45 AM
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    Good morning lovely alphabetty people



    Hope you are all well. Have a lovely day whatever you are doing

    Eggs and dessert





    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear














    Alfie xxx
    HELP for HEROES

    #findcorrie

    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty Early(ish) Bird
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Oct 16, 11:35 AM
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    I'll be doing my pink day.
    Tips x
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Oct 16, 11:56 AM
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    Remembering the summer of 1916 for Red,
    White and Blue Day 2016

    Friday 14th October






    The Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest battles of
    World War One, with 20,000 British soldiers losing their lives
    on the first day of the battle. In all, the campaign cost nearly
    1,300,000 dead and wounded soldiers on both sides.

    Fighting began on the 1st July, and continued up until late
    November that year. It was the largest battle on the Western
    Front of the war, and there was little to show for all the lives
    lost on both side, only a few miles gained by the Allies.

    Held on Friday 14th October, Red, White and Blue Day 2016 will
    be joining the rest of the UK and remembering the momentous
    events of 1916 - on land, and at sea – which had a huge impact
    on the outcome of the war.







    About Red, white & Blue Day

    Red, White & Blue Day is being run jointly by ABF The Soldiers'
    Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal Navy and Royal
    Marines Charity. Each of these three charities is responsible for
    the welfare of soldiers, sailors and airmen and their families.

    The first ever Red, White & Blue Day was held in October 2011,
    with 54,000 children from 175 schools taking part. The event was
    part of the wider Ten for Ten project, which marked ten years of
    British Forces Involvement in Afghanistan.

    The idea itself belongs to Alix Hodge, whose husband Marcus
    was commissioned by 3 Rifles to go to Sangin in his role as an
    artist. Alix was so moved by the events there that she wanted to
    mark the efforts of those who are in Afghanistan. ABF The
    Soldiers' Charity worked with Alix to run Ten for Ten and as a
    result were approached to project manage Red White & Blue
    Day.

    Once again we are taking the Red, White & Blue Day to every
    school in the UK, as well as military schools based overseas.
    Pupils can simply donate £1 and dress up in Red, White and
    Blue, or hold cake sales, sponsored events, or they might have
    weird or wonderful fundraising ideas of their own!

    The money will be split between the three long-established
    charities which all have close ties with our Armed Forces. For
    more on how the money is spent click here.
    redwhiteblueday.co.uk/what-we-do-with-the-money.asp

    redwhiteblueday.co.uk/


    ^^^ Please see site for further information

    Alfie xxx
    HELP for HEROES

    #findcorrie

    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty Early(ish) Bird
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Oct 16, 1:01 PM
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    AlfieBlue What a lovely surprise. I thought I was out of order bringing up history. But it does make us realize how lucky we are. I watched Victorian slums last night - my family history comes from the East End. I cried - What a baby I am.
    Tips x
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
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