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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 May 17, 4:44 PM
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    Oops!

    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    What is that thing?




    Why is it that so many elastic bands have a short life? I get an elastic band, start putting it around something and twang! it breaks! So does the next one. And the next.

    I love the ones the postmen use. I wish they'd drop more in my front garden!
    They're strong and often just the right size!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..

    X ~O
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 17th May 17, 4:51 PM
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    Oh, my I love that!
    Can we steal it for the Lolcats thread?
    Please.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th May 17, 5:06 PM
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    AlfieBlue

    Oh, my I love that!
    Can we steal it for the Lolcats thread?
    Please.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Hellooeee Tipsntreats

    Yes please - it will be purrfect for the thread.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th May 17, 5:22 PM
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    AlfieBlue


    Oops!

    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    What is that thing?




    Why is it that so many elastic bands have a short life? I get an elastic band, start putting it around something and twang! it breaks! So does the next one. And the next.

    I love the ones the postmen use. I wish they'd drop more in my front garden!
    They're strong and often just the right size!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Got no idea Pyxis - I was wondering the same!

    I agree with you re elastic bands - all pretty feeble apart
    from the ones the postmen use!

    I was just googling 'funny postmen' and came across this ....


    A rural postman delivers from a penny farthing bicycle
    in 1900



    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 18th May 17, 6:38 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 scrumdiddlyumptious Thursday!




    The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International
    Museum Day on and around 18 May 2017.

    The theme chosen for 2017 is "Museums and contested histories:
    Saying the unspeakable in museums".

    The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness
    of the fact that, ďMuseums are an important means of cultural
    exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual
    understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.Ē Organised
    on and around 18 May each year, the events and activities planned
    to celebrate International Museum Day can last a day, a weekend
    or a whole week.

    Participation in International Museum Day is growing among
    museums all over the world. In 2016, more than 35,000 museums
    participated in the event in some 145 countries.



    http://network.icom.museum/international-museum-day/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information




    This HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (May 18), we invite you to help
    us celebrate the promise and progress of HIV vaccine research
    and development (R&D). Researchers are working tirelessly to
    develop a preventive vaccine and to end AIDS once and for all.
    We absolutely must utilize current tools to avert every new
    infection and protect every life we can until there is a vaccine.
    However, definitively and sustainably ending the AIDS epidemic
    requires new innovations like a vaccine.

    Expanded global partnerships, sustained funding for R&D, political
    will, and continued community support are needed to get us to the
    finish line. Thatís why weíre asking you to join us in a social media
    campaign to recognize the incredible progress toward a vaccine
    and the amazing men and women around the globe who are
    leading it.....



    http://www.iavi.org/media-center/events/613-hiv-vaccine-awareness-day-2017

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information









    About Wear it. Beat it.

    Sign up to take part in Wear it. Beat it on the 9 June. Join in the
    fun by wearing red and hosting a red event with your friends,
    family or colleagues.

    Itís easy for your workplace, school or group of friends to take
    part, weíve got loads of tools to help get you started.

    When you sign up you will be sent your fundraising kit full of
    exciting ideas to hold a successful event and raise money towards
    life saving heart research.

    Heart Heroes

    Heart disease touches us all. The huge impact it has on those
    living with heart disease is often felt by their families and friends
    just as much......



    https://wearitbeatit.bhf.org.uk/about-wear-it-beat-it/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information





    No Dirty Dishes Day



    Piles of dirty dishes, endless scrubbing, and careful storing in
    cabinets: This is what we do every day. Washing up is the mother
    of all chores which we love to hate.



    No Dirty Dishes Day helps relieve the pain and resentment we all
    feel towards this daily obligation. It brings 24 dishwashing-free
    hours during which not a single dish or other eating utensil may be
    dirtied.

    Putting off the chore until tomorrow is not the point; eliminating it
    altogether and enjoying a sponge and detergent-free day is!

    https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/no-dirty-dishes-day/






    It's also ....

    National Cheese Souffle Day



    Cheese Souffle with Endive and Asian Pear
    Salad



    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 18th May 17, 9:12 AM
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    Morning Alfie Betties lovely sunny morning here

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 18th May 17, 9:26 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good morning lovely Alphabetty people

    How is everyone? Bright and sunny here
    Have a fab day
























    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 18th May 17, 10:15 AM
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    I'm so glad I've got a dishwasher!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..

    X ~O
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 18th May 17, 1:50 PM
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    Morning Alfie Betties lovely sunny morning here
    Originally posted by colinw
    Good morning lovely Alphabetty people

    How is everyone? Bright and sunny here
    Have a fab day
    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear

    Hellooeee! Yay! Snap! It's a gorgeous weather day here
    too.


    I'm so glad I've got a dishwasher!
    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 18th May 17, 1:55 PM
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    Pyxis
    It's a bit like Fruitcake's laundry basket fairy!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..

    X ~O
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 18th May 17, 2:13 PM
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    It's a bit like Fruitcake's laundry basket fairy!
    Originally posted by Pyxis






    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • colinw
    • By colinw 18th May 17, 4:30 PM
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    colinw
    it is always a good time for a video of Fiona and a box!

    https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/videos/10155129998830479/

    and a picture of our favourite Hippo!



    and her friend Raisin the two toed sloth! from Atlanta Zoo....

    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 18th May 17, 4:34 PM
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    Pyxis
    Every kid loves a box!

    Even a boxopotamus!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..

    X ~O
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 18th May 17, 4:59 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    it is always a good time for a video of Fiona and a box!

    https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/videos/10155129998830479/

    and a picture of our favourite Hippo!



    and her friend Raisin the two toed sloth! from Atlanta Zoo....

    Originally posted by colinw


    Absolutely adorable!


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 19th May 17, 6:48 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 Friday!




    Have fun and raise money for the SIA

    The Great British Fish and Chip Supper is all about getting together
    and having fun. You can host a supper in your own home, in your
    workplace or even in your local community centre.

    About SIA

    The Great British Fish and Chip Supper is the Spinal Injuries
    Associationís (SIA) national community fundraising campaign and
    joining in will assist us in achieving our overall vision that spinal
    cord injury is not the end, but a new beginning.

    Itís a frightening fact that every day 3 people will sustain a spinal
    cord injury. Spinal cord injury is life-changing. It can happen to
    anyone, at any time, often causing paralysis and affecting many
    other aspects of a personís health. As the leading national user-led
    charity for spinal cord injured people, SIA understands how spinal
    cord injury affects individuals and families, and we are here to
    support them with life-long services as they rebuild their lives.

    Take part in The Great British Fish and Chip Supper to help spread
    the word about SIA and how we can support spinal cord injured
    people. Make the Batter Matter!

    Last year we had 129 suppers take part raising £19200 and so this
    has helped us provide:

    500 hours of peer support per month
    Support via 2307 Advice Line calls
    Information to 8000 website visitors

    Read here for more information about how SIA supports spinal
    cord injured people, and other ways that you can get involved in
    our work.....



    http://www.siafishandchips.co.uk/about-sia/

    http://www.siafishandchips.co.uk/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information




    Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Day



    Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Day is an annual event which will
    take place on 19 May this year.

    We use this day to work together with other spinal cord injury
    charities to increase understanding and raise the profile, of spinal
    cord injury.

    Visit our website again for more details and keep updated through
    our Facebook and Twitter.



    https://www.spinal.co.uk/spinal-cord-injuries-awareness-day-2017/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information











    WWF is committed to saving endangered species. Learn more
    about the species we are working to protecting from becoming
    endangered or extinct.



    https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information




    It's also ....

    Devilís Food Cake Day



    Devil's Food 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
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 19th May 17, 9:30 PM
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    Good evening lovely Alphabettys

    Hope you've all had a good day
    I've been out and about a wandering investigating new charity shops
    Enjoy the rest of your evening


    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 20th May 17, 7:08 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,
    wondrous and scrumptious Saturday!






    On this day, itís time to celebrate the music of one of the worldís
    most favorite string instruments, the violin. Or the fiddle, as it is
    sometimes affectionately known.

    World Fiddle Day happens once a year and is meant to celebrate
    everything that everyone loves about the chirpy, fun and feisty art
    of fiddle music. Youíll see it being celebrated on the third Saturday
    of each May.

    Around the world, this day is celebrated with dancing, music, and
    of course plenty of fiddle playing!

    The History of World Fiddle Day

    This day was founded in 2012 by one Caoimhin Mac Aoidh, a
    professional fiddler from Donegal in Ireland. The day was birthed
    from a deep respect for one of the most expert and revered violin
    makers in history.

    This month was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the
    death of the Italian violin craftsman Antonio Stradivariís way back
    in 1737.

    Stradivari is today considered the most significant creator of
    violins in history, with his surviving instruments today seen as the
    most prized and finest ever created. Although he also made the
    larger string instruments cellos and violas, itís the violins which he
    lovingly crafted that he is most well-known and remembered for.

    Though only a couple of hundred of his works still exist, they have
    been known to capture some huge prices at auction and are
    especially sought-after amongst professional violin players.

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


    http://worldfiddledayscartaglin.ie/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information









    A day of global whisky celebration

    World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate
    the water of life. Events are taking place all over the globe. If you
    canít find an event happening near you why not host your own
    World Whisky Day event? All you need is a bottle of
    whisky/whiskey to share with your friends.

    World Whisky day celebrates all types of whisky/whiskey and
    encourages everyone to enjoy whisky responsibly.

    World Whisky Day is all about making whisky fun and enjoyable.
    Itís not about being exclusive or prescriptive. You can drink it
    however you enjoy it (ice, water, mixer Ė whatever works for
    you). We want to be all inclusive and that means any kind of
    whisky/whiskey from anywhere in the world.

    Slainte,

    Blair Bowman
    Founder



    https://www.worldwhiskyday.com/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information




    Garden Amphibian and Reptile Hunt



    Take part in Hampshire Amphibian & Reptile Recording Network
    (HARRN) and Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trustís ĎGarden
    Amphibian and Reptile Huntí over the late May bank holiday (27-29
    May) and boost amphibian and reptile records across Hampshire
    and the Isle of Wight.

    How to join in:

    Choose one day of the bank holiday to explore either your garden
    or a site you visit regularly such as a local park (avoiding
    anywhere that has lots of disturbance).



    For reptiles, walk around slowly and as quietly as possible, looking
    for nice areas they could bask, such as sheltered, south-facing
    banks or log piles. Binoculars can be handy to see ahead. The
    earlier part of the morning (9-11am) and in the evening (5-7pm)
    can be good times of day for reptile spotting.



    For amphibians, try looking in bodies of water, such as ponds and
    lakes (donít get too close!) and under damp or rotting logs,
    although be careful when moving any items, make sure you put
    them back where you found them and limit how much you check to
    avoid too much disturbance. Visiting ponds as it gets dark is a
    great way to see newts.



    Although we want lots of records, we do ask not to damage habitat
    in your quest to find herpetofauna!

    Record all the reptiles and amphibians you see on a piece of paper,
    if you need help with ID, you can use the Trustís species explorer
    http://www.hiwwt.org.uk/wildlife/species-explorer/animal, or take
    a photo and send it to Sarah Jackson, Senior Ecologist, at
    Sarah.Jackson@hiwwt.org.uk

    When you have finished, submit all your sightings using this google
    form https://goo.gl/forms/BZzGTJOzOj67yvip2 (please submit all
    records by Friday 9th June). Even if you donít see or find anything,
    please let us know because even negative records are valuable.

    This data will also be shared with the Hampshire Biodiversity
    Information Centre and Isle of Wight Local Records Centre.

    By taking part you will be a citizen scientist, contributing to our
    knowledge and understanding of amphibian and reptile distribution
    across the two counties. A report, including your results, will be
    posted on the Trustís website following the Garden Amphibian and
    Reptile Hunt.



    http://www.hiwwt.org.uk/news/2017/05/02/garden-amphibian-and-reptile-hunt

    http://www.hiwwt.org.uk/hampshire-amphibian-reptile-group

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further information




    It's also ....

    National Quiche Lorraine Day



    Blue Cheese and Broccoli Quiche


    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 20th May 17, 7:25 AM
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    So far, I have seen an adder and a slow-worm in the wild. I haven't seen a grass snake yet.

    Mind you, I did see a very long snake slither across the path in front of us in a park in Sri Lanka last year! The guide didn't know what sort it was!
    He was rather perturbed that we all made a beeline to have a look at it!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..

    X ~O
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 20th May 17, 9:25 AM
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    AlfieBlue
    So far, I have seen an adder and a slow-worm in the wild. I haven't seen a grass snake yet.

    Mind you, I did see a very long snake slither across the path in front of us in a park in Sri Lanka last year! The guide didn't know what sort it was!
    He was rather perturbed that we all made a beeline to have a look at it!
    Originally posted by Pyxis







    I've seen various species down here including plenty of adders
    in the New Forest - usually only on a warm day though - they
    love to bask on the pathways .... soaking up the sun.

    They're fine if left alone to do their own thing.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 20th May 17, 9:31 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good morning lovely Alphabetty people

    I've seen a grass snake He was quite small

    Hope you are well. Have a fab 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

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