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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".
    Das ist der beste tag meines lebens
    Cheap Coffee Lover

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Mar 17, 3:23 PM
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    Pyxis
    OMG! Bear has ALSO turned into a flesh eating lover of blood
    and guts ZOMBIE!!!!!






    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Is that what moving to the seaside does for you?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Mar 17, 3:40 PM
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    Please take a look at this great poem by Lemontart......


    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5619307
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 18th Mar 17, 6:47 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful yet truly
    scrumptious Saturday!




    ON MARCH 18, WE WANT THE WORLD TO UNITE AGAINST CHILD
    SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.

    CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION (CSE) IS A FORM OF SEXUAL ABUSE
    THAT INVOLVES THE MANIPULATION AND/OR COERCION OF
    YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 INTO SEXUAL ACTIVITY.

    The National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day aims to
    highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone to
    think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance
    to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or
    children developing inappropriate relationships with other children.



    NWG are committed to the fight against CSE and supporting
    victims and their families who are subjected to child sexual
    exploitation. But they cannot succeed without the support of people
    like you.



    Together, we can work to inform, educate and prevent this form of
    child sexual abuse within the UK.

    JOIN THE THUNDERCLAP

    It’s easy to be a part of STOP CSE Thunderclap. Visit the
    Thunderclap website to register and at 12:00 on the 18 March,
    you’ll be a part of the biggest STOP CSE social shout 2017 has
    seen.

    https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/52080-cse-awareness-day-2017



    “Say Something if you See Something! Adopt a zero tolerance
    against sexual abuse through exploitation. #CSEDay17



    THERE ARE VARIOUS WAYS YOU CAN SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

    WRITE AND SHARE A PLEDGE

    Write a personal pledge on your hands to show support for our
    Helping Hands campaign. Post your photo on social media with the
    hashtag #HelpingHands and #CSEDay2017 to help us raise
    awareness of CSE.



    DISPLAY OUR CAMPAIGN

    … and help to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation by
    displaying our banners and posters – designed to encourage
    participation in the National CSE Awareness Day – together we can
    raise awareness and deter child sexual exploitation.

    Downloading copies of our campaign is simple, we have a variety
    of media available to help you raise awareness with us, from
    posters and banners to simply displaying our logo.



    YOU CAN HELP TO GIVE VICTIMS A VOICE.



    http://www.stop-cse.org/national-child-exploitation-awareness-day/



    http://www.nwgnetwork.org/


    ^^^^ Please refer to sites for further information




    It's also ....

    Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day



    Oatmeal Lace Cookies with Mascarpone Cream
    & Berries



    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
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 19th Mar 17, 5:55 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 scrumptious
    Sunday!




    The Great British Dog Walk is an annual event in aid of Hearing
    Dogs for Deaf People. We will have:

    20 dog walks across the UK

    Picturesque locations

    A free doggie bandana for every booking

    Working hearing dogs at the walks who you can meet

    Fun and educational activities for kids

    Stalls with gifts and refreshments

    And by simply joining us on the day, you will help us to train more
    adorable puppies to change the lives of deaf people.



    Apologies for lateness of post .... I think two of the walks have
    already taken place.



    Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
    19 Mar 2017


    Join us for a Great British Dog Walk at Holyrood Park

    ^^^ Online ticket sales for this event close on Saturday 18th March
    at 11am. But don't worry - tickets will be available to purchase on
    the day at the venue.




    Croome Court, Worcester
    25 Mar 2017




    Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
    2 Apr 2017




    Margam Park, West Glamorgan
    9 Apr 2017




    Gisburn Forest, Lancashire
    22 Apr 2017




    Hughenden Manor, Buckinghamshire
    22 Apr 2017




    Windsor Great Park
    29 Apr 2017




    Ickworth Park, Suffolk.
    7 May 2017




    Whitelees Windfarm, Glasgow
    7 May 2017




    Lyme Park, Cheshire
    13 May 2017




    Ightham Mote, Kent
    13 May 2017




    Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire
    14 May 2017




    Kedleston Hall, Derby
    20 May 2017




    Foxbury Common, New Forest
    21 May 2017




    Stowe, Buckinghamshire
    4 Jun 2017




    Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon
    10 Jun 2017




    Canonteign Falls, Exeter
    11 Jun 2017




    Belvoir Castle, Grantham
    18 Jun 2017


    Why join the Great British Dog Walk?



    "It was lovely to see so many local people with their dogs
    supporting such a wonderful charity. Hearing Dogs make such a
    difference to the lives of deaf people, and the Great British Dog
    Walk is a great opportunity for more people to learn about the
    work they do." - Rachel Riley, TV presenter


    A great day out for all the family!



    Free doggie bandanas



    Beautiful countryside walk



    So much fun!

    How do hearing dogs help deaf people?

    Imagine you are deaf. You can’t hear your alarm clock. You can’t
    hear your text messages. You miss out on social interactions.
    That’s what life is like for deaf people, and it can be very isolating.
    A hearing dog can make a big difference. Watch Anne and Tegan's
    story to see how hearing dogs change lives. >>>>



    https://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/helping-deaf-people/

    https://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/support/great-british-dog-walk/

    https://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/




    ^^^ Please refer to this wonderful site for further information




    York Balloon Walk





    Good luck everyone!

    WHEN: Sunday, 19 March, 2017 - 10:30
    WHERE: Bedern Hall, York


    This March sees the first ever Bloodwise Balloon Walk in the
    stunning, historic city of York.

    Setting off from Bedern Hall, a hidden treasure close to famous
    York Minster, you'll take on a guided circular 5km walk through the
    narrow streets of historic York before turning onto the tranquil
    banks of the river Ouse, carrying one of our brightly coloured
    balloons.

    Along the way you'll have the chance to share experiences and
    memories with many other Bloodwise supporters before making
    your way back to Bedern Hall for some well deserved
    refreshments.



    About Us

    All proceeds from the walk will go to Bloodwise, the new name for
    Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. We're the UK’s specialist blood
    cancer charity and we've been working to beat blood cancer since
    1960. We fund world-class research; provide practical and
    emotional support to patients and their loved ones; and raise
    awareness of blood cancer. We stop people dying from blood
    cancer, we make patients’ lives better, and we look for ways to
    stop blood cancer happening in the first place. By taking part in
    this event you’ll be helping us to fund our ground-breaking
    research. For more information about us please click here. >>>



    https://bloodwise.org.uk/yorkballoonwalk

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information










    Good luck everyone!

    19th MARCH 2017

    The 2016 Vitality Reading Half Marathon was a great race with
    good weather, fabulous crowds and so many determined runners it
    truly was one of our best events yet.

    Once again for 2017 you will be setting off around the stunning
    parkland of Green Park and taking you round to the highlights of
    the town centre of Reading where you will experience huge crowd
    support whilst also passing through the beautiful grounds of the
    University campus. The final straight takes you into the
    magnificent Madejski Stadium where you'll experience a finish like
    no other.

    This really is a race for the experienced athlete looking for a new
    PB through to the complete beginner looking for a friendly safe
    and fun environment to run in.



    http://www.readinghalfmarathon.com/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information




    It's also ....

    Chocolate Caramel Day



    Chocolate Turtle Cake

    ^^^^ ^^^^


    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
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 20th Mar 17, 7:32 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 truly scrumptious Monday!



    Bake a Smile



    Whether it’s elevenses, afternoon tea or because it’s Wednesday;
    a yummy cake, delicious brownie or scrummy biscuit is always a
    welcome treat! After all, we are a nation of great bakers - cakes,
    biscuits, scones and so much more!



    Every 3 minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or palate.

    Help us provide surgery for these children and Bake a Smile!

    Donate to our Bake a Smile Fundraiser

    How to Bake a Smile

    When?

    Choose a time and date for your cake sale between the 20th
    March – 27th March*

    Set Yourself a Target

    A new smile can take as little as 45 minutes and cost just £150 –
    so why not make that your target?

    Location, Location, Location

    Where is a good place to hold your cake sale? Anywhere – your
    school, local shopping centre, village hall, an office or your own
    home or garden

    Tell the World

    Promote your cake sale – put up posters to tell all your family,
    friends, neighbours & colleagues. Write to your local paper to
    publicise your cake sale, put up posters in your local supermarket
    and shops, office, school or place of worship.

    “Bake a Smile”

    Get on your apron and get baking

    Follow us on twitter at @OpSmileUK and tweet about your bakes
    so we can support your efforts and retweet your message to all
    our followers! Share your fundraising on Twitter and ask your
    followers to retweet your message. You can also share your bakes
    with us on Facebook.

    Send us your donation

    Don’t forget to sit back and enjoy a cake yourself!

    * If you can’t “bake a smile” during these dates, just choose a
    date that suits you!



    http://www.operationsmile.org.uk/index.php/get-involved/events/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information






    World Salt Awareness Week



    The theme for this year's World Salt Awareness Week is 'Salt: The
    Forgotten Killer'.

    World Salt Awareness Week will run from March 20-26 2017

    Over the week we will be reminding people that salt raises blood
    pressure, leading to strokes and heart attacks, and that by simply
    eating less we can lower our chances of dying prematurely.



    We will be emphasising the need for further work if we are to
    reach the World Health Organisation 5g per day salt target. Many
    foods still have salt added to them, even foods that don't
    necessarily taste salty.



    Through continued collaboration with the government and food
    industry, and increased awareness and education to the public, we
    are aiming to improve the nation’s diet, and in doing so save many
    more lives and millions of pounds in health care costs.

    How to get involved >>>>

    http://www.worldactiononsalt.com/awarenessweek/World%20Salt%20Awareness%20Week%202017/191643.html

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information







    The Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and
    scootering challenge. It inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose
    two wheels for their journey to school.

    In 2017 The Big Pedal will return on the 20 March and run for two
    weeks until the 31 March. Registration will open in the Winter.

    On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can
    record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or
    scootering to school. Schools log their journeys on the Big Pedal
    website and are given a daily score to help mark their progress.

    https://www.awarenessdays.co.uk/awareness-days-calendar/big-pedal-2017/



    http://bigpedal.org.uk/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information






    20 March 2017 - 26 March 2017

    The Giant Wiggle is a sponsored walk for children under and
    around the age of 5 years old. Anyone can hold their own Giant
    Wiggle event; nurseries, children's centres, playgroups,
    childminders, families and friends.



    The Giant Wiggle is a fun-filled walk for children raising valuable
    funds for disadvantaged children. It takes its inspiration from the
    UK’s most read and much loved storybook, The Very Hungry
    Caterpillar.



    Since 2014, an incredible 110,500 children have taken part in more
    than 2,400 Giant Wiggle events and 2017 is set to be another
    spectacular year ..... For more information, visit our dedicated
    Giant Wiggle pages.

    https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/in-your-area/events/community/the-giant-wiggle/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information





    World Oral Health Day



    Good oral hygiene habits, avoiding risk factors and having a
    regular dental check-up from early in life can help maintain
    optimal oral health into old age.

    There are many ways you can Live MOUTH SMART and make sure
    you have set yourself up for a healthy future.

    There are many ways you can Live MOUTH SMART and make sure
    you have set yourself up for a healthy future. Make smart
    decisions when you:



    Adopt good oral hygiene habits from early in life and have regular
    dental check-ups. This helps you maintain optimal oral health into
    old age and ensures you live not only a longer life, but also one
    free from the physical pain and often emotional suffering caused
    by oral disease.



    Safeguard your oral health, which has a positive impact on your
    general health and well-being, helping you live a better quality of
    life into old age.



    Avoid risk factors such as tobacco, harmful use of alcohol and
    unhealthy diets – especially those rich in sugar – which helps
    protect your oral health and prevent other conditions such as
    heart disease and stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases
    and diabetes.



    Understand good oral health is much more than a nice smile
    and oral disease can impact every aspect of your life – including
    your ability to perform basic functions.



    Get involved with World Oral Health Day activities on 20 March,
    and demonstrate your commitment to protect your own and your
    family’s oral health.

    http://worldoralhealthday.com/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information





    What is the International Day of Happiness? It’s a day to be happy,
    of course!



    Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International
    Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of
    happiness in the lives of people around the world.

    In 2015 the UN launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals that
    seek to end poverty, reduce inequality, and protect our planet –
    three key aspects that lead to well-being and happiness.

    We are excited to announce that the Smurfs have rallied behind
    the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for this
    year's International Day of Happiness!

    The United Nations invites each person of any age, plus every
    classroom, business and government to celebrate the International
    Day of Happiness using hashtag #SmallSmurfsBigGoals.



    http://www.un.org/en/events/happinessday/

    http://www.smallsmurfsbiggoals.com/

    ^^^ Please refer to sites for further information









    2017 Theme - 'Transformation'

    Welcome!

    World Storytelling Day (March 20th) is a global celebration of the
    art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the spring
    equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn
    equinox in the southern.



    On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and
    listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as
    possible, during the same day and night. Participants tell each
    other about their events in order to share stories and inspiration,
    to learn from each other and create international contacts.



    Getting ready for World Storytelling Day 2017? Tweet us what you
    are doing using the hashtag #WorldStory17.

    http://www.freewebs.com/worldstorytellingday/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information





    and .... for Bake a Smile







    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 20th Mar 17, 8:03 AM
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    Chieveley


    Thank you Alfie, borrowed this one for my facebook page.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 20th Mar 17, 8:33 AM
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    indesisiv
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    I love that cake, it would be even better to do a 2nd one with the smiles as sad faces and cut out a small slice
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 21st Mar 17, 6:50 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,
    fun-filled and truly scrumptious Tuesday!






    Tuesday 21 March 2017 is the 12th anniversary of World Down
    Syndrome Day!

    Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who
    live and work with them, grows louder.

    Down Syndrome International encourages our friends all over the
    world to choose your own activities and events to help raise
    awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have
    Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital
    role in our lives and communities



    We want to get people talking about WDSD on 21 March!

    We can do this if we all wear #LOTS OF SOCKS.

    BUT NOT JUST ANY SOCKS…wear our Official LOTS OF SOCKS
    socks, other brightly coloured socks, long socks, printed socks, 1
    sock… even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes. If you do not normally
    wear socks, then wear them. AND WHY STOP AT SOCKS? Wear our
    LOTS OF SOCKS t-shirts, WDSD t-shirts or other brightly coloured
    clothing.

    The choice is yours, but we ask you to join us wearing something
    which people will ask you about so that you can tell them all about
    WDSD. It is easy to do, so whether you are at home, nursery,
    school, college, university, work, play, travel, holiday or
    anywhere, join in!

    On 21 March, wear #LOTSOFSOCKS and invite all your friends,
    family and colleagues to do the same.



    Go ahead and use the hashtag #LOTSOFSOCKS across Facebook,
    Twitter and Instagram, so we can create an online community.....



    https://worlddownsyndromeday.org/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information








    The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the
    International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012.

    The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all
    types of forests.

    On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to
    undertake local, national and international efforts to organize
    activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting
    campaigns. The theme for each International Day of Forests is
    chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests.

    2017 Theme: Forests & Energy

    How will you mark the day?



    ^^^^ Watch and share the International Day of Forests video

    Follow FAO's Special Event via live webcast in English, French and
    Spanish on 21 March 2017 (11.30-13.00 CET)

    Organize or join events celebrating forests – tree plantings,
    symposiums, art exhibitions, or a photo competition.



    Get out into your local forest and take part in the #LoveForests
    video campaign



    Share the logo, banner and posters - available in 13 languages

    Join the conversation on social media using the #IntlForestDay
    hashtag: pass on some of this year's key messages, or take a
    photo of your favourite forest and share it with your friends



    ^^^^ Take this year’s forest quiz and share your results on
    social media.



    http://www.fao.org/international-day-of-forests/en/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information






    Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of
    humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic
    expression and identity. Practiced throughout history – in every
    culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common
    humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of
    poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace.

    UNESCO first adopted 21 March as World Poetry Day during its
    30th General Conference in Paris in 1999, with the aim of
    supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and
    increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard.

    World Poetry Day is the occasion to honour poets, revive oral
    traditions of poetry recitals, promote the reading, writing and
    teaching of poetry, foster the convergence between poetry and
    other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and raise
    the visibility of poetry in the media. As poetry continues to bring
    people together across continents, all are invited to join in.



    "Poetry is a window onto the breath-taking diversity
    of humanity"

    Irina Bokova, Director General - Message on World Poetry
    Day 2017



    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/poetry-day

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information




    National Fragrance Day



    How are you supporting National Fragrance Day?

    The Fragrance Foundation is proud to lead the support for National
    Fragrance Day 2017.

    The 21st March is a day dedicated to our industry, and commences
    a week long celebration of fragrance.

    The Fragrance Foundation’s newest initiative is www.scentmemories.org

    This site is for anyone to share their most poignant scent stories
    and we would LOVE to hear yours!



    Facebook, Tweet, or Instagram us your scent using #scentmemories
    and join the conversation.

    https://scentmemories.org/national-fragrance-day/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information




    It's also ....

    French Bread Day



    Cheese, baguettes, fruit and wine


    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
    • colinw
    • By colinw 21st Mar 17, 9:18 AM
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    colinw
    Good Morning Everyone I hope you are all well

    This 30 minute Cincinnati Zoo 30 minute session with Fiona the Hippo will answer all the Hippo questions you were afraid to ask

    https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/videos/10154941423865479/

    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 21st Mar 17, 12:16 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    Good Morning Everyone I hope you are all well

    This 30 minute Cincinnati Zoo 30 minute session with Fiona the Hippo will answer all the Hippo questions you were afraid to ask

    https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/videos/10154941423865479/

    Originally posted by colinw

    Hellooeee Colin

    Many thanks - another brilliant update. Just love Cincinnati Zoo.

    Also scrolling down I see I missed World Frog Day yesterday!

    So here's a fine specimen they mentioned - the Amazon
    milk frog - named for the milky white, poisonous secretion it
    produces to deter predators.


    World Frog Day




    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 21st Mar 17, 12:31 PM
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    Pyxis
    I've just discovered the "spoiler alert" function!

    Indesisiv and Mandelbrot mentioned it on another thread!

    It's cool!



    Spoiler (highlight below to view):
    You can hide anything you want to, without giving the game away!




    .
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 21st Mar 17, 2:01 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    I've just discovered the "spoiler alert" function!

    Indesisiv and Mandelbrot mentioned it on another thread!

    It's cool!



    Spoiler (highlight below to view):
    You can hide anything you want to, without giving the game away!




    .
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Oh! A couple of posters over in the Comping Land threads use the
    same technique - I had forgotten all about it!

    Spoiler (highlight below to view):
    Hellooeee!




    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 22nd Mar 17, 6:31 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 thirst-quenchingly scrumptious Wednesday!



    World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of
    focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating
    for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.



    An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at
    the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and
    Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly
    responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water
    Day.

    Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of
    freshwater.....



    http://www.unwater.org/campaigns/world-water-day/en/





    2017 Theme - Wastewater



    World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to
    tackle the water crisis.

    Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water
    contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting
    cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.



    The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a
    target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030,
    making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme
    poverty.

    In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated
    March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by
    UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.

    Why wastewater?

    Globally, the vast majority of all the wastewater from our homes,
    cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being
    treated or reused – polluting the environment, and losing valuable
    nutrients and other recoverable materials.



    Instead of wasting wastewater, we need to reduce and reuse it. In
    our homes, we can reuse greywater on our gardens and plots. In
    our cities, we can treat and reuse wastewater for green spaces. In
    industry and agriculture, we can treat and recycle discharge for
    things like cooling systems and irrigation.


    Samples of different types of (waste)water, starting with
    raw sewage then plant effluent and finally reclaimed water
    (after several treatment steps)

    By exploiting this valuable resource, we will make the water cycle
    work better for every living thing. And we will help achieve the
    Sustainable Development Goal 6 target to halve the proportion of
    untreated wastewater and increase water recycling and safe reuse.



    Download the Factsheet and learn more >>>>



    http://www.worldwaterday.org/theme/


    ^^^ Please refer to sites for further information






    It's also .....

    National Water Day










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

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

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    • Chieveley
    • By Chieveley 22nd Mar 17, 8:10 AM
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    Chieveley
    Morning, unpleasant at the moment as it is raining! Quite apt for water save day.




    Gotta have some cake porn to keep the spirits up.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 22nd Mar 17, 8:17 AM
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    Pyxis
    One thing that really pi55e5 me off about the human race, is that the world is very wealthy overall, yet there are still people who have to drink muddy water.

    I despair, sometimes, I really do.

    WaterAid is one of my pet charities. It's such a fundamental need. One day, I'd love to be able to fund the digging of a well somewhere. Can't do it yet, though, if at all, but it would be great.

    If I had to pick one thing about our society that I'm really grateful for, it would be turning on a tap and receiving any amount I want of fresh, clean drinking water.
    When I look at the amount I pay for water and sewerage, it's probably the thing that gives me the best value for money ever.

    Well done, all you water engineers!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 22nd Mar 17, 3:14 PM
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    colinw
    Just one update on Fiona the Hippo who has hit 101 pounds! the weight of a normal born hippo....

    https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/videos/10154952579070479/

    Oh and Good Afternoon
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 23rd Mar 17, 6:50 AM
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    AlfieBlue


    United We Stand


    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful, wondrous
    and truly scrumptious Thursday!




    STOP Stroke

    After recent research found that nine out of 10 strokes could be
    prevented we’re launching a new campaign in March 2017 to STOP
    Stroke
    .

    Stroke is the 3rd largest cause of death in the UK and the largest
    cause of disability but six out of 10 strokes could be prevented by
    maintaining blood pressure to a healthy level.



    So we’re launching a campaign to increase awareness of the risks
    of high blood pressure and to encourage people to change their
    lifestyles to keep their blood pressure under control.



    http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/HelpingUs/CampaignsandAppeals/STOPStroke


    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information






    Understanding Clouds

    Understanding Clouds is the theme of World Meteorological Day
    2017 to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather
    climate and water. Clouds are central to weather observations
    and forecasts.

    Clouds are one of the key uncertainties in the study of climate
    change: we need to better understand how clouds affect the
    climate and how a changing climate will affect clouds.

    Clouds play a critical role in the water cycle and shaping the global
    distribution of water resources.

    On the lighter side, World Meteorological Day will provide an
    opportunity to celebrate the inherent beauty and aesthetic appeal
    of clouds, which has inspired artists, poets, musicians,
    photographers and countless other enthusiasts throughout history.

    World Meteorological Day marks the launch of a new edition of the
    International Cloud Atlas after the most thorough and far-reaching
    revision in its long and distinguished history.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5lYHwezUMU

    The new WMO Atlas is a treasure trove of hundreds of images of
    clouds, including a few newly classified cloud types. It also
    features other meteorological phenomena such as rainbows, halos,
    snow devils and hailstones. For the first time ever, the Atlas has
    been produced in a digital format and is accessible via both
    computers and mobile devices >>>>



    https://public.wmo.int/en/WorldMetDay2017

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information




    It's also ....

    Cloud Cake Day



    Rainbow Cupcakes with fluffy cloud-like
    vanilla frosting



    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 23rd Mar 17, 7:10 AM
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    Pyxis















    Well, maybe a bit afraid, but not going let the barstewards stop me living my life.

    I watched the whole thing on the BBC News Channel, almost from the very beginning until the evening, and I must say, I was very impressed with the way the police handled it, and also with the calm and factual way that the BBC reported it throughout, without any of the sensationalist reporting or graphic images shown by Sky.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
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    X ~O
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 23rd Mar 17, 7:50 AM
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    AlfieBlue















    Well, maybe a bit afraid, but not going let the barstewards stop me living my life.

    I watched the whole thing on the BBC News Channel, almost from the very beginning until the evening, and I must say, I was very impressed with the way the police handled it, and also with the calm and factual way that the BBC reported it throughout, without any of the sensationalist reporting or graphic images shown by Sky.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I also watched it Pyxis - absolutely horrific and I agree with
    you wholeheartedly .... well done to the BBC, the police, the
    emergency services, joe public and everyone involved.

    To the innocent people affected by these atrocious events - you
    are in our thoughts and prayers. xxx

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 23rd Mar 17, 7:54 AM
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    Pyxis
    I bet the poor parents of the kids on the school trips were going bonkers with worry.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
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