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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
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Oct 16, 1:31 PM
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    New character marks Winnie-the-Pooh's 90th anniversary

    Itsy bitsy clue .....


    Winnie-the-Pooh was first published on 14 October 1926,
    and went on to achieve worldwide popularity.




    Source: bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37633399





    Alfie xxx
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Oct 16, 2:04 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
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Hellooeee Tips ....

    Not at all - in fact it was big thanks to your post
    re 1916 history that I realised I had forgotten to include
    Red, White and Blue Day 2016! I should really know
    better considering my sig!

    So .....

    I love anything to do with history - I find it so very
    fascinating and sometimes I also cry.

    Must take my leave now because gardening awaits!

    Bye for now.

    Alfie xxx
    HELP for HEROES

    #findcorrie

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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Oct 16, 2:29 PM
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    Apart from my fascination about history. Here Is MY A B C
    A is for

    The only relatives I have left have this.

    B is for

    My brother in law has it, and we are next of kin.

    C is for

    I lost my younger brother aged just 38 yrs.
    I lost both my Mum and Dad last year.

    Not a lot of chances for me, eh?
    Tips x
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 14th Oct 16, 7:14 PM
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    Good evening alphabettys

    Remember Cholita the real life Paddington bear with no hair?

    She's now spend a year in her new home
    Cholita: A year in the jungle


    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

    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Oct 16, 7:03 AM
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    Hi all. Am away at an AmDram workshop weekend, which is why I'm quiet on the thread at the mo!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Oct 16, 8:14 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 scrumptious Saturday!


    Today it's ....

    Global Handwashing Day





    ABOUT Global Handwashing Day

    Global Handwashing Day is an annual global advocacy day
    dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the
    importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and
    affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.



    Celebrated annually on October 15, Global Handwashing Day
    was founded by the Global Public-Private Partnership for
    Handwashing, (globalhandwashing.org/)



    and is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative
    ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at
    critical times.



    Global Handwashing Day is designed to:

    Foster and support a global and local culture of handwashing
    with soap

    Shine a spotlight on the state of handwashing around the world

    Raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap



    The first Global Handwashing Day was held in 2008, when over
    120 million children around the world washed their hands with
    soap in more than 70 countries.



    Since 2008, community and national leaders have used Global
    Handwashing Day to spread the word about handwashing, build
    sinks and tippy taps, and demonstrate the simplicity and value
    of clean hands.



    Each year, over 200 million people are involved in celebrations
    in over 100 countries around the world. Global Handwashing Day
    is endorsed by a wide array of governments, international
    institutions, civil society organizations, NGOs, private companies,
    and individuals.

    The 2016 Global Handwashing Day theme is “Make Handwashing
    a Habit!”


    For handwashing to be effective it must be practiced consistently
    at key times, such as after using the toilet or before contact
    with food.



    While habits must be developed over time, this theme
    emphasizes the importance of handwashing as a ritual behavior
    for long-term sustainability.

    Habit formation is currently a hot topic in behavior change and
    the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector. This theme taps into
    that interest and is also a gateway to discussing what the
    sector knows about how habits are formed.



    No matter what your role, you can celebrate Global
    Handwashing Day. This website is the central repository for all
    the tools necessary to make your event a success!

    On this website you can find:

    Global Handwashing Day planner’s tools

    Handwashing information

    Responses to frequently asked questions; and

    An interactive map showcasing Global Handwashing
    Day events from around the world.

    These resources aim to help you learn more, find out how you
    can participate, and prepare to have a fantastic Global
    Handwashing Day, wherever you are in the world.

    Source: globalhandwashing.org/global-handwashing-day/about-ghd/


    ^^^ Please refer to site for more information


    .... and today also marks the start of the ....

    Family Learning Festival



    Find a Family Learning Festival event near you or try some fun
    activity ideas that will help your family learn together at home.

    Explore the great things you can do as a family and try
    something new – from crafts to discovering science.

    There’s activities happening around the country plus lots of
    great things you can do at home and in your community to get
    your learning journey rolling.

    Organise your own Family Learning Festival event with our free
    online planning guides, activity ideas, promotional materials
    and special offers.

    Explore this year's theme Wonderful World with
    our five strands and activity ideas.



    Edible Earth



    Creative Cosmos



    Science Sphere



    Natural Planet



    Digital Dome

    Source: familylearningfestival.com/2016theme


    ^^^ Please refer to site for more information


    ... and scrumptiously, not only is it ....

    National Mushroom Day



    Pumpkin And Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

    .... yippee ..... it's also another ....

    National Red Wine 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
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Oct 16, 9:04 AM
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    Hi all. Am away at an AmDram workshop weekend, which is why I'm quiet on the thread at the mo!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Hi Pyxis


    Good evening alphabettys

    Remember Cholita the real life Paddington bear with no hair?

    She's now spend a year in her new home
    Cholita: A year in the jungle


    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    Thank you so much for posting an update Bear.

    It's absolutely remarkable to see the change in Cholita
    in just one year ... from her previous life of neglect/cruelty
    to a new wonderful life of good health, freedom and
    contentment.

    Her saviours really are true 's.

    Alfie xxx
    Last edited by AlfieBlue; 15-10-2016 at 9:06 AM.
    HELP for HEROES

    #findcorrie

    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty Early(ish) Bird
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 15th Oct 16, 9:17 AM
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    Good evening alphabettys

    Remember Cholita the real life Paddington bear with no hair?

    She's now spend a year in her new home
    Cholita: A year in the jungle


    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear

    thank you Queenie
    big lump in my throat but tears of happiness for her xx
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    ━☆.* fairysprinkles ★¸¸.☆.¸¸.*¨‘*
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 15th Oct 16, 9:29 AM
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    fire**fly
    yummy Alfie thanks


    &


    the perfect combination
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    ━☆.* fairysprinkles ★¸¸.☆.¸¸.*¨‘*
    all
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 15th Oct 16, 10:59 AM
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    Good morning lovely alphabetty people

    Duchess
    Alfie - thanks for all the info and pics
    Have a lovely weekend Pyxis

    Have a fab Saturday whatever you are doing
    We're sorting out more stuff before we sell And spending way too much time looking at houses on Rightmove





    I love mushrooms




    It's been seen before but







    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 15th Oct 16, 4:42 PM
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    Now for something completely different.
    October 15, 1926 (Friday)
    12 police and 35 miners were injured at a mine near Port Talbot, Wales when 500 locked-out miners attacked a colliery that was operating under police protection.

    The International Congress of Expert Surveyors convened in Geneva to standardize surveying techniques around the world.

    Oh and in 1926 -
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Oct 16, 8:22 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

    I hope you're all well on this 'food for thought' Sunday!

    Today it's ....

    World Food Day



    Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.


    One of the biggest issues related to climate change is food
    security. The world’s poorest - many of whom are farmers,
    fishers and pastoralists - are being hit hardest by higher
    temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related
    disasters.



    At the same time, the global population is growing steadily and
    is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. To meet such a heavy
    demand, agriculture and food systems will need to adapt to the
    adverse effects of climate change and become more resilient,
    productive and sustainable. This is the only way that we can
    ensure the wellbeing of ecosystems and rural populations and
    reduce emissions.



    Growing food in a sustainable way means adopting practices
    that produce more with less in the same area of land and use
    natural resources wisely. It also means reducing food losses
    before the final product or retail stage through a number of
    initiatives including better harvesting, storage, packing,
    transport, infrastructure, market mechanisms, as well as
    institutional and legal frameworks.

    This is why our global message for World Food Day 2016 is

    Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.

    It resonates with the crucial time in which the day will be
    observed, just before the next UN Climate Change Conference,
    COP 22, from 7-18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco.

    FAO is calling on countries to address food and agriculture in
    their climate action plans and invest more in rural development.



    By strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers, we can
    guarantee food security for the planet’s increasingly hungry
    global population also reduce emissions.

    2016, a year for action

    At the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015,
    193 countries pledged to end hunger in the next 15 years. With
    unprecedented speed, the historic Paris Agreement on Climate
    Change is set to enter into force, just in time for the next
    climate change conference, COP22, from 7-18 November 2016
    in Marrakech, Morocco.



    The global goal for achieving Zero Hunger is 2030 – an ambitious
    goal and one that cannot be reached without addressing climate
    change.



    Our collective task is now to turn commitments into action on the
    ground.

    What can you do?

    Everyone has a role to play in mitigating the effects of climate
    change. Countries need to invest in smallholder farmers and
    sustainably increase food production, but there are also a
    number of actions that you can take to help.



    By being conscientious or ethical consumers and changing
    simple day-to-day decisions, for example, by wasting less food,
    or eating less meat and more nutritious pulses, we can reduce
    our environmental footprint and make a difference.





    Find out more about what you can do.
    fao.org/world-food-day/2016/climate-actions/en/



    fao.org/world-food-day/2016/theme/en/


    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information


    It's also ....

    National Liqueur Day







    Baileys Sundae Fundae cocktail

    ^^^^ ^^^^


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

    Alfie xxx
    HELP for HEROES

    #findcorrie

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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 16th Oct 16, 9:34 AM
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    Good morning lovely alphabettys

    If I go out today I think I'll need a boat it's so wet



    Hope you are all well and staying dry







    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

    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 16th Oct 16, 10:41 AM
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    fire**fly



    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear

    lol same here Queenie


    x
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    ━☆.* fairysprinkles ★¸¸.☆.¸¸.*¨‘*
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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 16th Oct 16, 11:02 AM
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    lol same here Queenie


    x
    Originally posted by fire**fly
    Duchess, hello
    Thought I'd send you this





    Or you might need these if it's really wet


    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

    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 16th Oct 16, 1:01 PM
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    hello they are gorgeous thank you Queenie


    I found one for you too


    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    ━☆.* fairysprinkles ★¸¸.☆.¸¸.*¨‘*
    all
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 16th Oct 16, 1:43 PM
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    hello they are gorgeous thank you Queenie


    I found one for you too


    Originally posted by fire**fly
    Thank you - I need it today


    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

    • Chieveley
    • By Chieveley 17th Oct 16, 8:16 AM
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    Chieveley


    Morning all, Looking for my Alfie info fix -will cheak back later. Have a good week.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Oct 16, 8:41 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this thoughtful
    yet fun-filled n' scrumptious Monday!


    Today it's the ....

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty



    "Poverty is not simply measured by inadequate income. It
    is manifested in restricted access to health, education and
    other essential services and, too often, by the denial or abuse
    of other fundamental human rights [...] Let us listen to and
    heed the voices of people living in poverty. Let us commit to
    respect and defend the human rights of all people and end
    the humiliation and social exclusion that people living in
    poverty face every day by promoting their involvement in
    global efforts to end extreme poverty once and for all." —
    UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon


    2016 Theme:

    Moving from humiliation and exclusion to
    participation: Ending poverty in all its forms




    The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to “end
    poverty in all its forms everywhere” explicitly recognizes that
    poverty results not from the lack of just one thing but from
    many different interrelated factors that affect the lives of
    people living in poverty.



    This means we must go beyond seeing poverty merely as the
    lack of income or what is necessary for material well-being —
    such as food, housing, land, and other assets – in order to fully
    understand poverty in its multiple dimensions.



    The theme this year – selected in consultation with activists,
    civil society and non-governmental organizations – highlights
    how important it is to recognize and address the humiliation
    and exclusion endured by many people living in poverty.



    Source: un.org/en/events/povertyday/


    ^^^ Please visit the site for further information


    Today also marks the start of ....

    National Adoption Week



    Show the world that you #SupportAdoption

    About National Adoption Week

    National Adoption Week 2016 will take place from the 17th
    to 23rd October and the theme is embodied by the hashtag
    #SupportAdoption.

    As in previous years, the need to find families for some of our
    most vulnerable children remains at the heart of this year’s
    event.

    However, it is clear that a National Adoption Week that did not
    also address the difficult realities of adoption today would be
    doing a disservice to those children and the agencies working
    on their behalf.

    National Adoption Week 2016 will aim to encompass all
    aspects of adoption, to demystify and clarify the adoption
    process, reflect the challenges of adoptive parenting, share
    individual stories, showcase and signpost to best practice and
    invite anyone whose life or heart is touched by it to
    #SupportAdoption.

    Source: first4adoption.org.uk/


    ^^^ Please visit the site for further information


    It's also ....

    National Baking Week







    17th - 23rd October 2016





    Trusted since 1915, Pyrex’s heat resistant glass has become
    a kitchen essential.







    Today, more than 75% of British kitchens are home to a piece
    of Pyrex and there is now a vast choice of products in all
    materials to cover every cookware requirement.



    Pyrex founded National Baking Week back in 2007 with like-
    minded baking brands.



    The aim of the campaign is to encourage people to bake at
    home – if you are a beginner or an expert, anyone can get
    involved!





    Source: nationalbakingweek.co.uk/revolutionaires/pyrex


    ^^^ Please visit the site for further information


    .... and scrumptiously it's ....

    National Pasta 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
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Oct 16, 8:48 AM
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    AlfieBlue


    Morning all, Looking for my Alfie info fix -will cheak back later. Have a good week.
    Originally posted by Chieveley


    Chieveley

    Here I am - hope your week is good too.

    Alfie xxx
    HELP for HEROES

    #findcorrie

    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty Early(ish) Bird
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