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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 14th May 17, 10:20 AM
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    I had it on until all the songs were sung, then switched channels.

    Funnily enough, the Portuguese one was the one I liked best, because it was so different. Very unusual to be in 3/4 time (waltz).

    Most were boring songs, really.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 14th May 17, 3:06 PM
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    Good afternoon you lovely people

    Hope you're all having a good Sunday

    No, I didn't watch it. The only thing we watch on the TV is the dust Think I need to get a duster out








    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

    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th May 17, 4:15 PM
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    Pyxis





    I've been out at an AmDram practice and then the supermarket!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th May 17, 5:56 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 thoughtful,
    fun-filled and scrumdiddlyumptious Monday!




    2017 Theme: “Families, education and well-being”

    The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May
    every year.This year’s observance focuses on the role of families
    and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall
    well-being of their members. In particular, the Day is to raise
    awareness of the role of families in promoting early childhood
    education and lifelong learning opportunities for children and
    youth.

    The Day highlights the importance of all caregivers in families, be
    it parents, grandparents or siblings and the importance of parental
    education for the welfare of children. It focuses on good practices
    for work-family balance to assist parents in their educational and
    caregiving roles. Good practices from the private sector in support
    of working parents, as well as youth and older persons in the
    workplace are also highlighted.....



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

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    National Smile Month



    May 15 - June 15, 2017

    ABOUT NATIONAL SMILE MONTH

    National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running oral
    health campaign. It promotes three key messages, all of which go
    a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN >>>

    GET SMILING

    There are so many ways you can get involved in National Smile
    Month but the first port-of-call is to get your hands on some of our
    Smileys.

    By purchasing your educational resources from the National Smile
    Month shop you are helping us to raise valuable income to fund
    our charitable work. Thank you!

    PURCHASE OUR SMILEYS >>>



    http://www.nationalsmilemonth.org/

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    8th - 21st May

    ^^^^ Apologies for lateness in posting

    Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness
    raising campaign, delivered by leading fostering charity, The
    Fostering Network. Established for almost 20 years, the campaign
    showcases the commitment, passion and dedication of foster
    carers. It also supports fostering services to highlight the ne​ed for
    more foster carers. Thousands of new foster families are needed
    every year to care for children, with the greatest need being for
    foster carers for older children, sibling groups, disabled children
    and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

    There a range of ways you can get involved with Foster Care
    Fortnight. Find out more here.

    Foster Care Fortnight receives around 1,000 pieces of media
    coverage each year, and The Fostering Network is delighted to
    receive the backing of celebrities and politicians from across the
    UK who lend their support to our campaign.



    https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/get-involved/foster-care-fortnight

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    What is Learning at Work Week?

    Learning at Work Week is an annual event in May organised by the
    Campaign for Learning since 1999. It aims to to put a spotlight on
    the importance and benefits of learning and development at work.

    Learning at Work Week 2017 takes place from 15th-21st May on
    the theme 'Curious & Creative'......



    http://www.campaign-for-learning.org.uk/cfl/LearningatWorkWeek/essential_facts.asp

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    Join thousands of children across the country celebrating the
    benefits walking brings.

    We know that walking to school makes children feel healthier and
    happier, while reducing congestion and pollution outside the school
    gates. Yet less than half of primary school children currently walk
    to school.

    We want to reverse this decline and see every child that can, walk
    to school.



    https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/what-we-do/projects/walk-to-school-week

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    EAT VEGGIE FOOD FOR NATIONAL VEGETARIAN WEEK!

    National Vegetarian Week 2017 runs from 15-21 May, and it’s all
    about eating veggie for the week and enjoying delicious, exciting
    food. Everyone is welcome to join in and we’ve got loads of
    mouth‑watering recipes, tips and resource packs to help you make
    the most of it.

    Ready to get stuck in? Sign up now!



    The Hairy Bikers are getting stuck in… are you?



    http://www.nationalvegetarianweek.org/

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    15 – 21 May 2017

    ‘A Celebration’

    Deaf Awareness Week is a unique campaign in that so many
    different organisations participate, each able to promote their own
    work within the broad spectrum of deafness.

    It is a fine example of so many organisations collaborating and
    working together in a joint campaign.

    A Celebration’ is our theme for the week, and a new range of
    posters are now available on our publicity page to download. This
    follows on from last year’s theme on Common Purpose,
    celebrating collaborations on Awareness, Education, Employment,
    Information, Services and Prevention.



    http://deafcouncil.org.uk/deaf-awareness-week/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information




    It's also .....

    Chocolate Chip Day




    Chocolate Chip Muffins

    ^^^^ ^^^^


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

    Alfie xxx
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    • Chieveley
    • By Chieveley 15th May 17, 8:11 AM
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    Morning all, is it wrong I skipped over National Smile week? Perhaps I eat to many of these.

    • colinw
    • By colinw 15th May 17, 8:48 AM
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    Good Morning all

    Monday how did that happen again!





    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 15th May 17, 10:02 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabetty people

    Hope you are all well. Have a fab Monday
    More cheap coffee needed




















    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

    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th May 17, 10:16 AM
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    Interestingly, I'm veering more and more towards vegetarianism.

    It's years since I last bought a supermarket chicken, and I no longer eat pork.
    Eat hardly any beef. Not all that keen on it.
    Lamb I do have sometimes.

    However, quite apart from ensuring that any meat I eat comes from animals who have had a good life, I am now equally concerned with how they are killed.
    It's actually quite difficult to get answers to that question from a lot of suppliers, even organic/free range/high welfare suppliers.

    IMO, not much good an animal having a good life if its last hours are spent in horrible cramped conditions and terrified, smelling death with every step.

    When I go abroad now, I choose vegetarian options on the 'dietary requirements', as as far as I am aware, high welfare isn't the priority in an awful lot of countries, even EU ones.


    Unless I do find a completely ethical local producer of lamb, whose animals are killed by an ethical abattoir, I can see it won't be long before I am completely vegetarian.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th May 17, 1:32 PM
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    Interestingly, I'm veering more and more towards vegetarianism.

    It's years since I last bought a supermarket chicken, and I no longer eat pork.
    Eat hardly any beef. Not all that keen on it.
    Lamb I do have sometimes.

    However, quite apart from ensuring that any meat I eat comes from animals who have had a good life, I am now equally concerned with how they are killed.
    It's actually quite difficult to get answers to that question from a lot of suppliers, even organic/free range/high welfare suppliers.

    IMO, not much good an animal having a good life if its last hours are spent in horrible cramped conditions and terrified, smelling death with every step.

    When I go abroad now, I choose vegetarian options on the 'dietary requirements', as as far as I am aware, high welfare isn't the priority in an awful lot of countries, even EU ones.


    Unless I do find a completely ethical local producer of lamb, whose animals are killed by an ethical abattoir, I can see it won't be long before I am completely vegetarian.
    Originally posted by Pyxis






    Good morning lovely Alphabetty people

    Hope you are all well. Have a fab Monday
    More cheap coffee needed



    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear

    Brilliant find Bear!


    Alfie xxx
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th May 17, 6:08 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 Tuesday!


    Biographers Day



    Biographies dominate the publishing industry’s bestseller lists.
    However biographical writing has not always enjoyed such
    popularity, and biographical conventions have evolved considerably
    over the centuries.

    The modern style of biography originated in the eighteenth-century
    and is most closely associated with James Boswell, who undertook
    an extraordinary biography of his charismatic companion Samuel
    Johnson – poet, journalist, critic, and writer of the first English
    dictionary.



    Samuel Johnson
    September 18, 1709 - December 13, 1784


    Warm, expansive, uncompromising, and exhaustively detailed,
    Boswell’s ‘Life of Samuel Johnson’ established a new way of
    writing biography and shaped the emergence of the biography
    format that is popular today.



    Biographers Day commemorates the first meeting of Boswell and
    Johnson in 1763 in a London bookshop and it’s a great day to
    celebrate the genre. Why not mark Biographers Day by reading a
    new biography, revisiting an old favourite, or perhaps even taking
    a look into Boswell’s ‘Life of Samuel Johnson’ itself.

    https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/biographers-day/








    You're invited!

    Host your own Paw-some Afternoon Tea and have a feline fun-
    filled afternoon in aid of Cats Protection.

    What better way to help cats and kittens in need?



    Join us for tea #pawsometea





    http://www.pawsometea.org/

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    Thames Path Mighty Hike



    Event details

    Date: 29/07/2017

    Start: Windsor and Maidenhead, The Home Park



    Join us

    Hike the beautiful Thames Path from Windsor to Henley along the
    banks of the greatest river in England.

    *please see Registration & Cancellation FAQs for details of group
    discounts.

    You’ll be fully supported on this amazing challenge. In return for
    raising £250 you’ll have a fabulous day with:

    free buffet lunch and hot food at the finish

    regular check points with free drinks and snacks

    clearly marked route

    medical assistance

    finisher's medal and bubbly

    Challenge yourself against the Thames Pathway and raise vital
    funds for Macmillan. Sign up today!



    http://www.macmillan.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-events/event-detail/1308/thamespathmightyhike

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information




    It's also ....

    National BBQ Day



    Hot Off the Grill Cupcakes!




    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 16th May 17, 9:04 AM
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    Morning Everyone

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 16th May 17, 9:15 AM
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    Morning Everyone

    Originally posted by colinw
    Good morning Colin of the Pandas and Hippos





    I can't stop yawning now
    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

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 16th May 17, 9:31 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabetty people

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

    I've just been watching Daddy Sparrow feed one of his babies
    It's fab having a garden full of birds





    Not really BBQ weather at the moment as it's chucking it down




















    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

    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th May 17, 7:14 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 Wednesday!




    THE UK’S ‘LATES’ FESTIVAL FOR THE CULTURALLY CURIOUS.

    Museums at Night next explodes into life from Wednesday 17
    through to Saturday 20 May 2017.

    Twice a year, not-for-profit cultural publisher Culture24 invites all
    UK museums, galleries and heritage sites to throw open their
    doors after hours to showcase their treasures in unexpected ways.

    Museums at Night is an opportunity for museums and galleries to
    come together around a single, simple campaign that is attractive
    to venues, audiences and the media. It’s a social experience,
    where visitors can get involved, delve deeper into fascinating
    subjects and perhaps enjoy a cocktail or two with friends.

    To everyone involved in the festival, venues and visitors, we hope
    you have a wonderful time!



    http://museumsatnight.org.uk/about-the-festival/



    http://www.weareculture24.org.uk/


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    The World Hypertension League (WHL) in partnership with the
    International Society of Hypertension (ISH) is excited to celebrate
    World Hypertension Day (WHD) 2017!

    World Hypertension Day will be celebrated on May 17, 2017.



    The theme for World Hypertension Day is Know Your Numbers with
    a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all
    populations around the world. To report your numbers, please go
    to the May Measurement Month link by clicking here >>>

    Help Us Get 25 Million Blood Pressure Screenings!!!!!



    http://www.whleague.org/index.php/features/world-hypertension-day


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    World Baking Day



    Crunchy cookies, chewy brownies, decadent tortes, cute cupcakes,
    crusty baked bread…baking is an art this world would just not be
    the same without.

    Do you even know anyone who could honestly say they don’t have
    deep, unconditional love for at least one of the above? We thought
    not!



    This World Baking Day, it’s time to dig out that rolling pin and
    prepare something delicious!

    Surprise a friend, coworker, neighbour or relative with a delicious
    sweet or savoury treat to let them know how much you care, or
    just make something to enjoy in your own home. However you
    decide to celebrate this day, make it deliciously unforgettable!



    https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-baking-day/







    About the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day:

    The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society
    Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that
    the use of the Internet and other information and communication
    technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as
    of ways to bridge the digital divide.

    17 May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first
    International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the
    International Telecommunication Union.

    Theme 2017: Big Data for Big Impact

    The theme for WTISD-17, "Big Data for Big Impact," focuses on
    the power of Big Data for development and aims to explore how to
    turn imperfect, complex, often unstructured data into actionable
    information in a development context. The insight brought on by
    advanced analysis can strongly complement the evidence-based
    nature of decision-making that can be leveraged at national,
    regional and international levels to drive success towards attaining
    all 17 of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals
    (SDGs) for 2030.



    http://www.itu.int/en/wtisd/2017/Pages/default.aspx

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    It's also ....

    Cherry Cobbler Day






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

    Alfie xxx
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 17th May 17, 9:38 AM
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    Morning All

    I have just been tripping out to Bear's choices on the music thread

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 17th May 17, 9:45 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabetty people

    Hope you are all well. 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".
    Das ist der beste tag meines lebens
    Cheap Coffee Lover

    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th May 17, 9:57 AM
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    After our chats on here re Robots combined with chatting over
    in The Compers Inn re dislike of ironing - thought I
    would 'borrow' this posted by our lovely Duchess Tinkerbell
    yesterday.

    I wish they would invent a robot for
    everyone to do ironing & it was free
    Originally posted by fire**fly

    I would love this ^^^


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 17th May 17, 10:09 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    After our chats on here re Robots combined with chatting over
    in The Compers Inn re dislike of ironing - thought I
    would 'borrow' this posted by our lovely Duchess Tinkerbell
    yesterday.




    I would love this ^^^


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Alfie


    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

    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th May 17, 10:49 AM
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    Pyxis
    .



    Twang!












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

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th May 17, 1:55 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    .



    Twang!





    .
    Originally posted by Pyxis



    Oops!

    Alfie xxx
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