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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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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 16th Apr 17, 10:07 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabetty people

    Have a lovely day. Hope you all got lots of eggs












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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Apr 17, 12:12 PM
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    Anyone here remember Pookie, the rabbit with wings?






    This is the story of Pookie's creator, Ivy Wallace.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_Wallace


    The books are out of print, so if you have any, they would be very collectible, especially any earlier ones.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 16-04-2017 at 12:15 PM.
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 16th Apr 17, 5:45 PM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabetty people

    Have a lovely day. Hope you all got lots of eggs











    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear

    lol, I got 2 of these dark chocolate mint ones !!







    hope you got loads too





    great you're enjoying new home
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    A rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near,
    *fairysprinkles to all ¸¸..¸¸.*
    Duchess Tinkerbell fire**fly of the Alphabetty thread






    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 17th Apr 17, 11:40 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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

    Not quite like this here but no sign of the promised sun yet















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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 18th Apr 17, 6:59 AM
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    Eggspresso


    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this glorious
    and fittingly scrumptious Tuesday!


    World Heritage Day



    Welcome to the website for World Heritage UK, an organisation set
    up in 2015 to undertake networking, advocacy and promotion for
    the UK’s 30 outstanding World Heritage Sites, and the Tentative
    List Sites progressing towards WHS status.



    World Heritage UK has evolved out of LAWHF, the Local Authority
    World Heritage Forum, which was established as a LGA special
    interest group in 1995, and which did a great deal of positive
    action to support the UK’s Sites.



    World Heritage UK is the only organisation exclusively focused on
    World Heritage in the UK, and the only one that is led by the Sites
    themselves, reflecting a community-driven approach that has
    proven effective at many Sites and which is favoured by UNESCO.



    Our vision is that “the United Kingdom will have a coherent
    approach to World Heritage Sites, which will be better known and
    understood, and supported through sustainable funding so that
    their Outstanding Universal Values can provide inspiration, learning
    and enjoyment for society”.


    Our mission is to “raise the profile and secure the future of UK
    World Heritage Sites by advocating for support and resources,
    promoting the Sites values, and facilitating networking, training
    and sharing of good practice”.




    https://worldheritageuk.org/

    WORLD HERITAGE DAY 2017



    World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind. Protecting and
    preserving this valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the
    international community. The 18th April offers an opportunity to
    raise the public’s awareness about the diversity of cultural and
    natural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and
    conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability.

    Put simply, it is an opportunity to shout about how fantastic our
    World Heritage is!!

    A number of UK Sites are choosing to celebrate the day this year,
    with events from illuminations and hustings to Minecraft and
    yarnbombing! The information we have about there so far is here:

    https://worldheritageuk.org/whday17/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information






    World Amateur Radio Day



    Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in
    celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on that day in
    1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in
    Paris.



    Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the
    short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could
    support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter
    wavelengths, Amateur Radio was “in grave danger of being pushed
    aside,” the IARU’s history has noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met
    in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio
    worldwide.

    Just two years later, at the International Radiotelegraph
    Conference, Amateur Radio gained the allocations still recognized
    today — 160, 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters. Since its founding, the
    IARU has worked tirelessly to defend and expand the frequency
    allocations for Amateur Radio.



    Thanks to the support of enlightened administrations in every part
    of the globe, radio amateurs are now able to experiment and
    communicate in frequency bands strategically located throughout
    the radio spectrum.

    From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has
    grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions. IARU
    Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern
    Asia. Region 2 covers the Americas, and Region 3 is comprised of
    Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific island nations, and most of
    Asia. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has
    recognized the IARU as representing the interests of Amateur
    Radio.

    Today, Amateur Radio is more popular than ever, with over
    3,000,000 licensed operators!

    http://www.iaru.org/world-amateur-radio-day.html

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information






    Pet Owners Independence Day



    Pet Owners Independence Day is celebrated on April 18, 2017.

    It's a holiday for all of those who have pets. If you are a pet
    owner, be proud and celebrate yourself on this day!

    You should do this by taking off the day for work and send your
    pet(s) to work in your place.

    Enjoy the life by switching into a pet's perspective by sleeping
    and eating all day long.



    https://www.cute-calendar.com/event/pet-owners-independence-day/20635.html





    Saltaire Village - World Heritage Site

    Just had a look through the Saltaire Village Website and 'Jeanette's
    Cakery' caught my eye! Sounds absolutely scrumptious!



    A vintage style patisserie serving high quality homemade cakes,
    pastries, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and homemade
    milkshakes. Dine in or purchase individual items from the
    counter to take out.

    Afternoon tea available all day for adults and kids alike! Monthly
    Vintage evenings with live singing.
    https://www.jeanettescakery.co.uk/






    Saltaire Village is near Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. It is
    named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill, known as Salts
    Mill and this village on the River Aire. Designed by architects,
    Lockwood and Mawson, Salts Mill was opened on Sir Titus Salt's
    50th birthday, 20 September 1853. In December 2001, Saltaire
    was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

    Saltaire is a village where people live. Salts Mill is free to enter
    and is open every day except Christmas, Boxing day, and New
    Year's Day.



    http://www.saltairevillage.info/


    ^^^ Please refer to the site for further information - it's run
    with the help of volunteers and is full of fascinating facts and
    fun things to do for all!



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

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 18th Apr 17, 7:10 AM
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    You should do this by taking off the day for work and send your pet(s) to work in your place
    In a lot of cases they might do a better job!

    Send some to the House of Commons!
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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 18th Apr 17, 10:23 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabetty people

    Quick visit, lots to do

    Have a fab day whatever you are doing

    I like the idea of sending your pets to work

    Maybe they don't have any pets














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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 18th Apr 17, 3:07 PM
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    We haven't even been on the beach yet Too busy in the garden


    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear








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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 18th Apr 17, 5:22 PM
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    Hello.
    It's Tea day on the 21st April - also my birthday
    How is everyone?
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 18th Apr 17, 9:29 PM
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    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Alfie

    ^^^

    I've seen plenty of dirt today. I've dug up about 300 dandelions. Only 700 or 800 to go

    Hello.
    It's Tea day on the 21st April - also my birthday
    How is everyone?
    Originally posted by Tarry
    Lady Tarry

    All good here thank you. Enjoying our new house and garden Apart from all the dandelions

    Hope you are well



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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 19th Apr 17, 7:47 AM
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    April 19 is traditionally Primrose Day, marking the death of
    Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

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



    about the Big Knit

    what’s with the little hats?


    The colder months can be tough for a lot of people.

    As many as 25,000 older people's lives are at risk because of the
    cold. And we wanted to help.

    Back in 2003 we had an idea. We asked some older people, and
    some younger people, to knit little woolly hats. We put those hats
    on our smoothies, and for each one sold we made a donation of
    25p to Age UK.

    The idea snowballed and so far the people of the UK have knitted
    an astonishing 6 million hats. Together we've raised over £1.9m,
    and raised awareness of the great work done by charities like Age
    UK.



    last year the Big Knit raised over £200,000 which could fund...



    20,000 calls answered to the Age UK Advice Line

    from an older person with nowhere to turn

    and

    10,000 emergency Winter Warmth packs

    provided for older people during a cold snap

    or

    40,000 calls answered to the Age UK Advice Line

    from an older person with nowhere to turn



    http://www.thebigknit.co.uk/about

    join in

    find out how to get involved with the Big Knit


    Fancy knitting some little hats and helping us raise money for Age
    UK? It's fun, it's easy and it's for a great cause. Every time we
    sell a little bottle wearing a hat, we donate 25p to Age UK to help
    keep older people warm and well over winter. The colder months
    can be tough for a lot of people – as many as 25,000 older
    people's lives are at risk because of the cold. But we can help.
    Thanks to knitters like you, we've raised over £1.9m so far.

    You can find knitting patterns here, some inspiring hats here and a
    handy 'how to' video just here...

    http://www.thebigknit.co.uk/join-in



    http://www.thebigknit.co.uk/


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    April 19 - Time to pay homage to those pungent cloves!
    So go ahead and crush one into your favorite savory dish....



    Native to central Asia, garlic has a lengthy history dating back
    6,000 years. Long a staple of Mediterranean diets, garlic was a
    commonly used seasoning in the cuisines of Africa, Asia and
    Europe. China is currently the world’s biggest producer of garlic
    followed by India, South Korea, Egypt and Russia.

    Regarded as a force of both good and evil, the Egyptians are said
    to have fed the herb to workers building the Great Pyramid of Giza
    because they believed it boosted their stamina.



    In the Middle Ages, plague-phobic Europeans ate whole cloves of
    garlic to fight off the scourge known as the Black Death.





    http://www.nationalgarlicday.com/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information





    It's also ....

    Banana Day







    Banana Split Cupcakes


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

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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 19th Apr 17, 9:23 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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

    I am ignoring the dandelions and going out for a wander

    Don't try this at home folks
























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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 19th Apr 17, 11:42 AM
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    It's Colin's birthday today!


    He's got a whole thread!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 19th Apr 17, 12:43 PM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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

    I am ignoring the dandelions and going out for a wander
    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear


    Talking of dandelions ...... look what I found ....








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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 20th Apr 17, 6:41 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!
    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful, joyful
    and scrumptious Thursday!


    Calling all puffin fans: Puffarazzi wanted!

    Visitors to puffin colonies across the UK and Ireland are being
    urged to become ‘Puffarazzi’ for the summer and take photographs
    of the birds carrying fish in their bills.




    Together with the help of citizen scientists and the latest
    technology, the RSPB wants to use puffin photographs taken by
    visitors to help them learn more about the dangers surrounding
    the conservation of puffins as well as finding out what puffins feed
    their chicks.



    Although puffins are one of Britain's best loved seabirds, in recent
    years their numbers have declined across the UK and Europe.
    These beautiful birds with their colourful bills and eye markings
    have been declared vulnerable to global extinction. It is predicted
    by 2065 their decline will increase between 50-79%. It is believed
    the main contributor to their decline is climate change, causing sea
    temperatures to rise, affecting puffins' food sources.



    Dr Ellie Owen, RSPB Conservation Scientist and Puffarazzo-in-
    Chief, said: “Puffins are wonderful birds and one of the UK species
    we are most worried about. We are still uncertain why puffins are
    in decline but there is evidence that lack of food to raise chicks
    could be a key issue as we witness worryingly high breeding
    failures at some key colonies over recent years".

    “We need to find out more about what puffins feed to their chicks
    and we need people’s help for this project. We know that there is
    great affection for these birds and this project will give everyone
    the chance to be part of the work being done to save them".

    “Anyone can take part in the research following some easy steps.
    Of course we need to make sure the science is robust and that
    puffins aren’t disturbed, so there are few things people need to
    consider if they want to be Puffarazzi and help us in this project”.



    Four Easy Steps to photograph puffins: .....

    http://www.countryfile.com/article/calling-all-puffin-fans-puffarazzi-wanted


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    Science says it makes us all happier to have a close connection
    with flowers and so, in a world that gets more stressful by the
    minute, we invite you to take a moment to reconnect with nature
    and maybe make someone smile!

    Introduced by the North of England Horticultural Society (NEHS) to
    coincide with the launch of its new Harrogate Flower Show spring
    exhibition HortCouture, Wear A Flower Day will take place on
    Thursday 20 April 2017. It is not aimed at raising money, but
    simply an opportunity to choose a favourite flower and wear it for
    the day in celebration, in commemoration or just to make you feel
    good.


    Show director Nick Smith dons a coat of many flowers,
    to launch national Wear a Flower day.


    The connection between people and flowers is as old as time itself
    and has been scientifically proven make you feel happier. Your
    flower can be a firm favourite, petals to match your personality, a
    corsage to commemorate a loved one, something to match your
    outfit or whatever happens to be growing in the garden.

    http://www.flowershow.org.uk/show-highlights/hortcouture/wear-a-flower-day

    HortCouture



    NEHS Show Director Nick Smith said: “Wearing flowers is certainly
    nothing new, in fact it goes back thousands of years, but these
    days we tend only to wear them for special occasions.

    “Our theme for this year’s spring show is HortCouture, exploring
    the relationship between plants, flowers and style, which
    presented the perfect opportunity to launch a new celebration of
    flowers helping to rekindle a connection with nature that the
    pressures of modern life may have made many of us forget.”

    He added: “The therapeutic benefits of gardening and contact with
    nature are well documented, but rarely do we extend those
    benefits to actually wearing flowers to help us feel good. So, in a
    world that seems to get more stressful by the minute, we are
    inviting people to take a moment to pick or buy a flower, and wear
    it to help brighten their day and maybe make someone else smile
    too!”

    http://www.flowershow.org.uk/show-info/latest-news/a-flower-a-day-could-keep-the-blues-at-bay



    The Spring Show - 20-23 April 2017

    http://www.flowershow.org.uk/


    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information





    and last but by no means least ....




    Flower Pot Cupcake Bouquet

    ^^^^ ^^^^


    Have a brilliant day all whatever you have planned - I will
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    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 20th Apr 17, 7:48 AM
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    I believe that puffins' beaks only go that colour during the mating season.




    Talking of dandelions ...... look what I found ....








    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    That's one hell of a small mouse!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 20th Apr 17, 9:26 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabetty people

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

    I'm off hunting dandelions again


















    Extreme flower wearing for bears




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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 20th Apr 17, 5:29 PM
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    Talking of dandelions ...... look what I found ....








    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    I believe that puffins' beaks only go that colour during the mating season.





    That's one hell of a small mouse!
    by
    ;72427824

    Pyxis

    It's a weeny Harvest mouse (Micromys-minutus)

    'The tiny Harvest Mouse lives in long tussocky grassland, reedbeds,
    hedgerows and around woodland edges. They build a spherical
    nest of tightly woven grass, high up amongst the tall grasses. They
    are mainly vegetarian, eating seeds and fruits, but will also eat
    invertebrates.

    Statistics:

    Length: 5cm plus a tail of 6cm Weight: 7g Average lifespan: 1.5
    years

    Conservation status:

    Classified as a Priority Species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan'

    http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/harvest-mouse


    Yep - you're right re the bright beak of the Puffin ....

    'They shed the colourful outer parts of their bills after the
    breeding season, leaving a smaller and duller beak'


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffin

    Shame .... I love their brightly coloured beaks.


    Bear

    Love your Puffling image




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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 20th Apr 17, 5:41 PM
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    If I had a puffling, I'd call it Billy.





    If I had two, they could be Huffling and Puffling.
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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 20th Apr 17, 5:53 PM
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    The picture of the harvest mouse reminded me of this. It has to be one of the cutest, happiest pics ever
    I think I'd like to be a dormouse



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