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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".

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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 17th Oct 16, 9:10 AM
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    Good morning lovely alphabetty people

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

    As it's International Day for the Eradication of Poverty have a look at the documentary on this thread.
    That was 1969 but for millions nothing much has changed here or elsewhere in the world





















    I'm hoping for Pyrex for Christmas
    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".

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Oct 16, 10:37 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 hoping for Pyrex for Christmas
    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear

    Bear


    Here you go ....





    with ....








    Alfie xxx
    HELP for HEROES

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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 17th Oct 16, 10:43 AM
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    Bear


    Here you go ....





    with ....








    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Alfie

    Thank you for my early Christmas present


    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".

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    • tommix
    • By tommix 17th Oct 16, 11:40 AM
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    Good morning..All these psycho Clowns wandering about the place are giving me a bad reputation..Boo hoo.



    Last edited by tommix; 17-10-2016 at 11:45 AM.
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 17th Oct 16, 12:04 PM
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    Good morning..All these psycho Clowns wandering about the place are giving me a bad reputation..Boo hoo.



    Originally posted by tommix
    Clowns scare me

    But I love cowboys


    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".

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Oct 16, 12:06 PM
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    Cowboys scare me.



    Clowns don't scare me.
    I do like the long tradition behind clowns. They go way back.

    I feel a google coming on..........



    Edit....
    QUOTE
    The "clown" character develops out of the zanni "rustic fool" characters of the early modern Commedia dell'arte, which were themselves directly based on the "rustic fool" characters of ancient Greek and Roman theatre. Rustic buffoon characters in Classical Greek theater were known as sklêro-paiktês (from paizein "to play (like a child)") or deikeliktas, besides other generic terms for "rustic" or "peasant". In Roman theater, a term for clown was fossor, literally "digger; labourer".

    The English word clown is first recorded c. 1560 (as clowne, cloyne) in the generic meaning "rustic, boor, peasant". The origin of the word is uncertain, perhaps from a Scandinavian word cognate with clumsy.[2] It is in this sense that "Clown" is used as the name of fool characters in Shakespeare's Othello and The Winter's Tale. The sense of clown as referring to a professional or habitual fool or jester develops soon after 1600, based on Elizabethan "rustic fool" characters such as Shakespeare's.

    The Harlequinade developed in England in the 17th century, inspired by the Commedia dell'arte. It was here that "Clown" came into use as the given name of a stock character. Originally a foil for Harlequin's slyness and adroit nature, Clown was a buffoon or bumpkin fool who resembled less a jester than a comical idiot. He was a lower class character dressed in tattered servants' garb.

    The now-classical features of the clown character were developed in the early 1800s by Joseph Grimaldi, who played Clown in Charles Dibdin's 1800 pantomime, Peter Wilkins: or Harlequin in the Flying World at Sadler's Wells Theatre, where Grimaldi built the character up into the central figure of the harlequinade.[3][4]UNQUOTE




    Different types of 'modern' clowns: (most of whom still have origins going back a long time)....,,,,

    Auguste
    Blackface
    Bouffon
    Buffoon
    Harlequin
    Jester
    Mime artist
    Pierrot
    Pirouette
    Pueblo
    Rodeo clown
    Sacred
    Tramp
    Whiteface
    Last edited by Pyxis; 17-10-2016 at 12:11 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • tommix
    • By tommix 17th Oct 16, 12:08 PM
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    Clowns scare me

    But I love cowboys
    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    Don't panic Bear..I'm still the handsome Cowboy..

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 17th Oct 16, 12:20 PM
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    Don't panic Bear..I'm still the handsome Cowboy..

    Originally posted by tommix
    Not sure whether to or


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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Oct 16, 1:16 PM
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    Don't panic Bear..I'm still the handsome Cowboy..

    Originally posted by tommix
    That scares me!

    Even without the make-up, that scares me!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
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    • Biker*Chick
    • By Biker*Chick 18th Oct 16, 12:03 AM
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    Greetings Alphabetties

    I know...I've been neglecting you all

    A big bowl of pasta is always guaranteed to cheer me up



    Give me a cowboy any day



    Clowns.....you can keep

    I'll try not to be so much of a stranger round these parts xx
    Contessa Biker*Chick of the Alphabetty thread

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 18th Oct 16, 6:22 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 truly scrumptious Tuesday!


    Today it's ....

    ANTI-SLAVERY DAY



    Anti-Slavery Day was created to raise awareness of modern
    slavery and to inspire government, business and individuals to
    eliminate it.


    Anti-Slavery Day was created in 2010 by a Private Members Bill
    introduced by Anthony Steen CBE, then MP for Totnes. Since then
    it has grown significantly and each year more and more charities,
    individuals, local authorities and police forces take action to mark
    Anti-Slavery Day.



    The Guardian Global Development Professionals Network is a
    supporter of UK Anti Slavery Day. The Guardian, in partnership
    with Humanity United, has launched a new global forum called
    Modern-day slavery in focus. Modern-day slavery is a crime
    that reaches into every community in the world: from the
    products we buy to the people with whom we share our towns
    and cities.

    Source: antislaveryday.com/






    .... and here's just one of many ....


    PURPLE TEARDROP CAMPAIGN

    STOP THE TRAFFICKING, STOP THE TEARS




    About Us

    ‘Stop the Trafficking, Stop the Tears, Free Them
    from their Tormented Years’
    are the poignant words
    written by a member of Soroptimist International at the outset
    of our campaign against human trafficking in 2008, and which
    are repeated in part alongside our purple teardrop icon now.


    The teardrop represents the suffering of those women and
    children who are trafficked, exploited and abused throughout
    the world, including in our local communities. Why purple? The
    Purple Teardrop Campaign is a Soroptimist International initiative
    and follows the work against human trafficking done by European
    and Northern England Soroptimists whose campaign colours and
    ribbons are purple.

    One of the cornerstones of Soroptimist International’s work is
    the objective to ‘end human trafficking and all forms of violence
    against women and girls’.




    Help Me! Stickers



    We developed Purple Teardrop Campaign Help Me! stickers as a
    lifeline to trafficked victims. The stickers are postcard sized and
    give trafficked victims phone numbers to call for help.

    Soroptimists in various parts of the country have worked with
    their local authorities to get the stickers into public toilets.

    So for this year’s Anti Slavery Day we’re calling on Soroptimists
    throughout the country to get Help Me! stickers in public toilets
    in towns, hospitals, shops, service stations and trains. Download
    our guidelines on how to work with your local authority and order
    your A6 Help Me! cubicle stickers. We make a small charge for
    the stickers to cover production costs and postage.


    Request Pin Badges



    Wear a Purple Teardrop pin to show you care.

    Follow us on Twitter and Facebook..

    //twitter.com/TeardropPurple

    facebook.com/Purple-Teardrop-Campaign-177875895558774/


    Source: purpleteardrop.org.uk/what-you-can-do/anti-slavery-day-18-october/


    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information


    .... and scrumdiddlyumptious - it's also ....

    Chocolate Cupcake 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 18th Oct 16, 10:30 AM
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    Good morning lovely alphabetty people

    Contessa - hello
    Thanks for the info and pics as always Alfie

    Have a lovely day whatever you are doing




    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".

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    • Biker*Chick
    • By Biker*Chick 18th Oct 16, 11:17 PM
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    Evening all

    I like the idea of procrastibaking - thanks Alfie!



    Is it really only Tuesday?

    Contessa Biker*Chick of the Alphabetty thread

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    • tommix
    • By tommix 18th Oct 16, 11:36 PM
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    Greetings Biker and all the Alphabet chicks!x
    • Biker*Chick
    • By Biker*Chick 19th Oct 16, 12:18 AM
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    Greetings Biker and all the Alphabet chicks!x
    Originally posted by tommix
    Greetings cowboy



    Glad to see you round these parts

    Alas I must depart for now...sweet dreams
    Contessa Biker*Chick of the Alphabetty thread

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 19th Oct 16, 6:56 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 wondrous n'
    wacky Wednesday!

    Today it's ....

    International Gin & Tonic Day



    Note: Gin and Tonic seems to get TWO days a year — April 9
    & October 19





    SIX GIN AND TONICS A DAY - SECRET TO LONG LIFE



    A centenarian who drinks 52 bottles of gin in a year has
    credited her love of the tipple as the key to her long life.




    Mabel Jackson, who lives in a nursing home in Suffolk,
    drinks six gin and tonics a day, stocking up with a fresh bottle
    every week, and only gave up smoking three years ago
    on doctors’ advice.





    “I have two at lunchtime, one at tea time with a biscuit and
    then three more during the evening while I do my knitting,”

    she said speaking to the Suffolk Gazette. “I swear the gin
    keeps me young!”

    Far from muddling her mind, Mabel knows exactly how much
    gin she has drunk over the past 82 years.

    “I worked it out one night when I couldn’t get to sleep.

    Instead of counting sheep, I counted gins.

    You get around 35 measures in a bottle, so as I always have
    six a day it takes me around a week to get through a bottle.
    I know this because I buy one every Wednesday from the
    Co-Op. On that basis I buy 52 bottles a year, making 4,264
    bottles since I started. That’s quite an achievement!”

    Drinking at a rate of six gin and tonics a day, Mabel consumes
    around 6 units per day, 42 units per week. The recommended
    weekly guideline of alcohol intake for women set by the NHS is
    just 14 units per week.

    “Mum has always been a bit of a character,” said her daughter
    Mary Whiteside, 74. “She loves a tipple, and to be honest it
    seems to have preserved her, like a good pickle.”





    We’ll cheers to that.

    UPDATE: We have since learned that the Suffolk Gazette is in
    fact a spoof news site. We were fooled!
    A case of wishful thinking perhaps.

    If you know a real Mabel, and we are sure there are many,
    please get in touch!


    Source 1: thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/06/100-year-old-drinks-six-gin-and-tonics-a-day/

    Source 2: facebook.com/InternationalGinAndTonicDay/

    Main culprit: suffolkgazette.com/category/news/

    ©SUFFOLK GAZETTE. OUR LAWYERS ARE WATCHING
    (PROBABLY FROM THE PUB)





    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 19th Oct 16, 10:29 AM
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    Good morning lovely alphabetty people

    Hope you are all well on wacky Wednesday
    Have a lovely day whatever you are doing







    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".

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    • Biker*Chick
    • By Biker*Chick 20th Oct 16, 12:08 AM
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    A midnight "hello" from me again

    After reading Alfie's morning post, I found these which made me chuckle



    Contessa Biker*Chick of the Alphabetty thread

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 20th Oct 16, 6:57 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful yet thoroughly
    scrumptious Thursday!

    Today it's ....


    World Osteoporosis Day



    What is World Osteoporosis Day?

    World Osteoporosis Day takes place every year on October 20,
    launching a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global
    awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of
    osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Organized by the
    International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) (iofbonehealth.org/)
    every year,



    World Osteoporosis Day involves campaigns by national
    osteoporosis patient societies from around the world with
    activities in over 90 countries.



    History of World Osteoporosis Day

    The concept for World Osteoporosis Day started with a campaign
    launched by the United Kingdom's National Osteoporosis Society
    and supported by European Commission on October 20, 1996.
    Since 1997, the day has been organized by IOF. In 1998 and 1999,
    the World Health Organization (//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_
    Health_Organization) acted as co-sponsor of World Osteoporosis
    Day. Since 1999, World Osteoporosis Day campaigns have
    featured a specific theme.



    How to get involved

    Visit the Get Involved section of this website (worldosteoporosisday.
    org/get-involved) and find out more about what you can do on
    World Osteoporosis Day.

    Our Supporters

    The World Osteoporosis Day annual campaign is a global success
    due to the unrestricted grants our Official Partners offer to
    support our campaign resources and activities.

    Source: worldosteoporosisday.org/about


    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information


    It's also ....

    Brandied Fruit Day





    Brandied Fruit has been a favorite treat for those who enjoy
    the delicious bite of fruit with the full-bodied flavor
    of Brandy.

    Brandy is perhaps the ultimate distillation of fruit, as it starts
    its life as a bountiful wine with a delightful bouquet, which
    is then distilled down into the spirit that is Brandy.

    From there, the addition of sugar, heat, and a select number
    of herbs, spices, and occasionally additional fruit is added to
    create this wonderful treat with the rich bite.





    History of Brandied Fruit Day

    The history of Brandied Fruit Day is, unfortunately, lost to the
    mists of time. But the tradition of creating this wonderful
    midwinter treat is not.



    Brandied fruit wasn’t just a delicious treat for those with the
    money and resources to make it, but was essentially a high-
    class method of preservation.

    Besides being delicious on its own, it also provides a long
    lasting way of enhancing your Brandy, and preserving fruits
    that could otherwise be lost for the winter.



    Brandy infused with anise, vanilla, cinnamon and
    orange makes the perfect Winter Solstice Brew


    Source: daysoftheyear.com/days/brandied-fruit-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 20th Oct 16, 7:49 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    A very quick early hello from me as I am on my way out soon

    Have a lovely day whatever you are doing. I will catch up later



    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".

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