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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    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".
    Das ist der beste tag meines lebens
    Cheap Coffee Lover

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Mar 17, 6:31 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,
    fun-filled and scrumdiddlyumptious Tuesday!


    International Ask A Question Day



    In honour of International Ask A Question Day on Mar 14, staff at
    Dogs Trust Merseyside will be hosting a Facebook Live Q&A
    session!



    The broadcast will begin at 12 noon and you will have the
    opportunity to ask us anything you like. There’ll be a few members
    of staff present including a manager, receptionist, Home From
    Home Co-ordinator, Volunteer Co-ordinator as well as Canine
    Carers and anyone else who may be passing!

    Find out about how you can help dogs in need, make a donation,
    volunteer or work for Dogs Trust. Maybe you’ve always wondered
    what our rehoming process involves, or how a microchip works?

    Now’s your chance to ask any burning questions you may have, or
    get some advice on neutering and microchipping.

    Join us at 12 noon on Tuesday!

    https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/our-centres/merseyside/centre-updates/blog/international-ask-a-question-day

    ^^^ Please click on link for further information



    About us

    Our mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a
    happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.


    Staff & spokespeople >>>>


    Fundraising promise >>>>


    Publications >>>>


    Customer care >>>>



    Our history

    Today Dogs Trust (formerly the NCDL) is the UK’s largest dog
    welfare charity and cares for over 17,000 dogs each year through
    its network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK - and one in Dublin.
    We have been involved in every piece of legislation affecting dogs
    over the past 125 years, but where did it all begin?... 1891 >>>

    https://www.dogstrust.org.uk/about-us/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information





    It's also ....

    National 'Pi'e Day



    Apple 'pi'e .... scrumptious!





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

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Mar 17, 6:55 AM
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    Thanks Alfie, but baked scallops day, it should always be something nice -like this
    Originally posted by Chieveley
    Ooh no! I disagree!

    I'd much, much rather have baked scallops than chocolate cake!
    I love baked scallops!


    Interestingly, when you posted that post on Sunday, I would have been passing Chieveley, on the A34. I saw the sign for it and thought of you!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 14th Mar 17, 7:46 AM
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    Good morning all

    I love a good Pi. I really did enjoy maths when I was younger...

    I agree with Chieveley .. scallops, no, chocolate cake, yes.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Mar 17, 8:01 AM
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    Pyxis
    Good morning all

    I love a good Pi. I really did enjoy maths when I was younger...

    .
    Originally posted by indesisiv

    You might enjoy this, then, that I got from another thread......


    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/13/can-you-solve-it-pi-day-puzzles-that-will-leave-you-pie-eyed?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Mar 17, 7:04 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this
    thoughtful yet scrumdiddlyumptious Wednesday!





    As part of our work to get consumer issues noticed across the
    world, each year we co-ordinate World Consumer Rights Day on
    15 March.

    World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) is an opportunity to promote
    the basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are
    respected and protected, and a chance to protest against the
    market abuses and social injustices which undermine those rights.

    Our theme for World Consumer Rights Day 2017 is ‘Building a
    Digital World Consumers can Trust’
    . We are working with partners
    and organisations across the world to campaign better online
    consumer rights. Find out more about the campaign. >>>>

    Read about our campaign calling for the United Nations to
    recognise World Consumer Rights Day as an official UN
    International Day. >>>>

    http://www.consumersinternational.org/our-work/wcrd/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information



    This year we are campaigning to build a #BetterDigitalWorld. Our
    interactive map shows our members’ World Consumer Rights Day
    activities. Click on a tweet or pin to find out what members
    globally are doing for WCRD. >>>>

    http://www.consumersinternational.org/our-work/wcrd/wcrd-2017/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information









    Join us on a March for Men - and help beat prostate cancer.

    Prostate Cancer UK’s March for Men is a series of walking events
    raising money to help stop prostate cancer being a killer.

    Take part in Jeff Stelling’s March for Men, our brand new events in
    London, Leeds and Glasgow or organise your own walk.



    He's back. And this time he's doing 15 marathons in 15 days

    JOIN JEFF'S MARCH >>>>



    Take part in one of our family-friendly events in London, Leeds or
    Glasgow

    REGISTER NOW >>>>



    Why not organise your own walk with friends, family or work
    colleagues?

    ORGANISE YOUR OWN >>>>

    http://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/march-for-men

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information









    20th-26th March 2017

    This spring we are going to ‘Paint Fleet Blue’ to raise funds
    towards FREE prostate cancer checks for the men of Fleet.

    Working alongside the Fleet Lions we are putting on a series of fun
    events to not only raise money but also raise awareness of the
    condition that 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with during their
    lifetime.

    Prostate cancer can be fatal but if caught early survival rates are
    very high which is why this week is so important to potentially
    save the lives of our mates, brothers, dads, uncles and granddads
    across Fleet and Church Crookham.

    So please join in, give generously, have fun and let’s say ‘Pants’ to
    prostate cancer!

    http://www.paintfleetblue.co.uk/


    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information

    What’s it all about?

    Prostate cancer is the biggest killer of men over 45 in the UK. One
    man dies every hour in the UK and early treatment saves lives.
    Fleet Lions provide FREE Prostate cancer PSA blood tests for the
    men of Fleet every year, we want to help them raise awareness of
    this service and also raise money to enable them to increase the
    number of men they can screen – each screening event costs
    £5,000.

    The PSA is a blood indicator test which flags up risk and any need
    for further testing.



    We would urge the men of Fleet to join us in taking advantage of
    this valuable service. The odds of beating prostate cancer with
    early treatment are excellent, so a few minutes out of your
    evening to ensure your future health are surely worth it right?

    How do I sign up? >>>>

    http://www.paintfleetblue.co.uk/whats-it-all-about/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information









    JUST WALK



    Plan your own sponsored walk in the great outdoors and raise
    money for life saving heart research.

    SIGN UP >>>>


    About



    Just Walk is a simple and easy way to raise funds for life saving
    heart research. All you need to do is sign up to Just Walk, decide
    when and where you want to walk, and then get fundraising.

    ORDER YOUR FREE PACK >>>>


    Organising your sponsored charity walk

    Once you've signed up, we’ll send you your free fundraising kit
    which is full of fantastic resources to help you organise your walk.
    We've also added a couple of little items just for you to use whilst
    you're out walking.


    Where to walk

    The beauty of Just Walk is you can do your walk anytime,
    anywhere. But if you are in need of some inspiration, we can help.
    We have lots of great ideas for your walk - everything from long
    distance walks, canal walks and woodland walks. Plus, we have
    plenty of ideas and resources available to get you walking and
    raising money to help fund our life saving research.




    Your fundraising pack

    Doing your own sponsored walking challenge is an easy way to
    raise money for our life saving research - and it's good for your
    health, too!

    GET YOUR JUST WALK PACK >>>>




    Reasons to walk

    Walking can help to give your heart the workout it needs to stay in
    good condition. Discover more reasons to walk and why it's great
    to walk for charity.

    Why walk? >>>>




    Walking ideas

    These are our 6 top ideas for a beautiful walking route perfect for
    your own sponsored charity walk.

    From woodland walks to long-distance hikes, choose a walk to
    challenge and delight you. >>>>




    The joys of a canal walk

    Looking for a great canal walk? Learn how it can help you get fit
    and benefit your heart health too. >>>>




    Railway walks to try

    Our guide to the best walks on former railway lines around the
    country. >>>>

    Long distance paths

    Whether you want a short walk or an epic challenge, long-distance
    paths have a lot to offer, and provide some of the best ways of
    exploring the stunning landscapes of the British Isles. Here's a
    guide to some of our favourites. >>>>




    Interactive: long distance paths

    View interactive as full screen in a new window >>>>


    9 surprising walking activities

    Walking is a great way to get active - it's fun, flexible and free.
    But if you're looking for something more unusual than a stroll in
    your local park, check out our list of nine surprising walking
    activities and find out how you can get involved. >>>>




    Find a woodland walk near you

    Here's a selection of our favourite walks around the UK, plus
    information on how to find other walks near you. >>>>



    https://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising/just-walk


    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information





    It's also ....

    Peanut Lover's Day



    Spicy Salt-Roasted Peanuts


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

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 15th Mar 17, 8:11 AM
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    indesisiv
    There is a lot of walking to be done!!
    I don't really walk too much to be honest. Mostly in the winter when it is easier to take the right kit when walking.
    I do take my boots etc to the lake district but always seem to end up doing the walk as a run instead as I enjoy doing that more than walking the same route.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • colinw
    • By colinw 15th Mar 17, 9:06 AM
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    colinw
    Good Morning Everyone I come with a Hippo update ....

    Fiona meeting her reflection for the first time...

    https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/videos/10154932845670479/
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Mar 17, 11:35 AM
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    AlfieBlue
    There is a lot of walking to be done!!
    I don't really walk too much to be honest. Mostly in the winter when it is easier to take the right kit when walking.
    I do take my boots etc to the lake district but always seem to end up doing the walk as a run instead as I enjoy doing that more than walking the same route.
    Originally posted by indesisiv






    Must admit - I much prefer walking to running but always
    see 'runners' whizzing around the New Forest area.



    Good Morning Everyone I come with a Hippo update ....

    Fiona meeting her reflection for the first time...

    https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/videos/10154932845670479/
    Originally posted by colinw

    Colin of the Hippo updates .....

    Many thanks for all the wonderful updates of gorgeous Fiona

    She is such a cutie

    Watched the clip on my iPad cos little lappy struggles a bit -
    absolutely brilliant - love seeing how well she's progressing.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Mar 17, 11:47 AM
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    Pyxis
    Good Morning Everyone I come with a Hippo update ....

    Fiona meeting her reflection for the first time...

    https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/videos/10154932845670479/
    Originally posted by colinw
    At least she didn't go


    Seeing only humans all day, perhaps she thought she looked like them. If so, you'd get such a shock if you looked in a mirror and saw a hippo!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • colinw
    • By colinw 15th Mar 17, 3:34 PM
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    colinw
    At least she didn't go


    Seeing only humans all day, perhaps she thought she looked like them. If so, you'd get such a shock if you looked in a mirror and saw a hippo!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I suppose she might think she is human she is in for a shock then when she meets Mum and Dad Hippo......
    • tommix
    • By tommix 15th Mar 17, 4:02 PM
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    tommix
    Howdy happy chatty peeps!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Mar 17, 4:10 PM
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    Pyxis
    Howdy happy chatty peeps!
    Originally posted by tommix
    Have you finished washing those pots yet, Tommix?

    No dancing for you until you have!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • tommix
    • By tommix 15th Mar 17, 4:19 PM
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    tommix
    Have you finished washing those pots yet, Tommix?

    No dancing for you until you have!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    You're a hard task-master Pyx..

    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Mar 17, 4:52 PM
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    Pyxis
    You're a hard task-master Pyx..

    Originally posted by tommix
    It's 'cos I'm such a wimp in RL. It's only on here I can get to be fierce!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Mar 17, 5:43 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    Have you finished washing those pots yet, Tommix?

    No dancing for you until you have!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    You're a hard task-master Pyx..

    Originally posted by tommix
    It's 'cos I'm such a wimp in RL. It's only on here I can get to be fierce!
    Originally posted by Pyxis







    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Mar 17, 5:46 PM
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    Pyxis





    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    I like that!

    A dinosaur chick!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Mar 17, 7:20 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

    I hope you're all well and raring to go because it's
    pandamonium here!




    Panda ThursDay




    Why Pandas are Black and White



    Tim Caro, Professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and
    Conservation Biology, was the lead author of a study investigating
    the giant panda’s black and white coat color.

    In collaboration with co-authors from CalState, Long Beach and
    undergraduate students from UC Davis, the team found that their
    coloration serves in both camouflage and communication.



    Comparing different areas of the body to other carnivores and
    bears, work that involved hundreds of hours of work, they found
    that the white face, neck, belly, and rump help a giant panda to
    hide in the snow,



    while the black arms and legs allow it to hide in
    the shade.



    The markings on the panda's head, however, are not used to hide
    from predators, but rather to communicate.





    Dark ears may help convey a sense of ferocity, a warning to
    predators.



    Their dark eye patches may help them recognize each other or
    signal aggression toward panda competitors.










    Why Pandas Are Black and White

    Scientists Who Answered Why Zebras Have Black-and-White
    Stripes Pose the Question to Pandas



    The scientists who uncovered why zebras have black-and-white
    stripes (to repel biting flies), took the coloration question to giant
    pandas in a study published this week in the journal Behavioral
    Ecology.

    The study, a collaboration between the University of California,
    Davis, and California State University, Long Beach, determined
    that the giant panda’s distinct black-and-white markings have two
    functions: camouflage and communication.

    Deconstructing a giant panda



    http://wfcb.ucdavis.edu/news-events/news-archive/why-pandas-are-black-and-white/

    https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/why-pandas-are-black-and-white


    ^^^ Please click on links for further information





    ^^^^ ^^^^



    It's also ....


    Artichoke Heart Day






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

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Chieveley
    • By Chieveley 16th Mar 17, 8:00 AM
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    Chieveley
    Morning Alfie, nothing planned here today other than voluntary good deeds. Loved all your panda pics, they raised a smile. But sorry no veg, lets have cakes!
    • colinw
    • By colinw 16th Mar 17, 9:08 AM
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    colinw
    I thought I was banned there as my avi was not showing up offline

    Good Morning Everyone on this Sunny Day here so far....

    Do Hippos like water? Fiona does!

    https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/videos/10154935154575479/
    • colinw
    • By colinw 16th Mar 17, 9:10 AM
    • 48,316 Posts
    • 132,268 Thanks
    colinw



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

    I hope you're all well and raring to go because it's
    pandamonium here!




    Panda ThursDay




    Why Pandas are Black and White



    Tim Caro, Professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and
    Conservation Biology, was the lead author of a study investigating
    the giant panda’s black and white coat color.

    In collaboration with co-authors from CalState, Long Beach and
    undergraduate students from UC Davis, the team found that their
    coloration serves in both camouflage and communication.



    Comparing different areas of the body to other carnivores and
    bears, work that involved hundreds of hours of work, they found
    that the white face, neck, belly, and rump help a giant panda to
    hide in the snow,



    while the black arms and legs allow it to hide in
    the shade.



    The markings on the panda's head, however, are not used to hide
    from predators, but rather to communicate.





    Dark ears may help convey a sense of ferocity, a warning to
    predators.



    Their dark eye patches may help them recognize each other or
    signal aggression toward panda competitors.










    Why Pandas Are Black and White

    Scientists Who Answered Why Zebras Have Black-and-White
    Stripes Pose the Question to Pandas



    The scientists who uncovered why zebras have black-and-white
    stripes (to repel biting flies), took the coloration question to giant
    pandas in a study published this week in the journal Behavioral
    Ecology.

    The study, a collaboration between the University of California,
    Davis, and California State University, Long Beach, determined
    that the giant panda’s distinct black-and-white markings have two
    functions: camouflage and communication.

    Deconstructing a giant panda



    http://wfcb.ucdavis.edu/news-events/news-archive/why-pandas-are-black-and-white/

    https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/why-pandas-are-black-and-white


    ^^^ Please click on links for further information





    ^^^^ ^^^^



    It's also ....


    Artichoke Heart Day






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

    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Ha Ha Panda Day

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