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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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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Jul 17, 8:21 PM
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    What colour cat I wonder?
    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    I really can't think!


    I love that warbly blackbird gif thingy!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    I found me - in glorious technicolour!





    Hellooeee Colin! ..... You've made the thread all stretchy
    again. It goes for miles >>>>>> with a bloomin' ginormous cup
    of posh coffee!


    Alfie xxx
    Last edited by AlfieBlue; 09-07-2017 at 8:25 PM.
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 17, 8:25 PM
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    Pyxis
    I found me - in glorious technicolour!





    Hellooeee Colin! ..... You've made the thread all stretchy
    again. It goes for miles >>>>>> with a bloomin' ginormous cup
    of posh coffee!


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    A rainbow cat!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • colinw
    • By colinw 9th Jul 17, 8:27 PM
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    colinw
    I found me - in glorious technicolour!





    Hellooeee Colin! ..... You've made the thread all stretchy
    again. It goes for miles >>>>>> with a bloomin' ginormous cup
    of posh coffee!


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Hi Alfie, I knew I should not have went for the large I will fix it
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 9th Jul 17, 8:40 PM
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    Rainbow cat


    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 9th Jul 17, 8:57 PM
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    AlfieBlue

    Hellooeee Colin! ..... You've made the thread all stretchy
    again. It goes for miles >>>>>> with a bloomin' ginormous cup
    of posh coffee!


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Hi Alfie, I knew I should not have went for the large I will fix it
    Originally posted by colinw
    Thank you very muchly Colin.

    Rainbow cat


    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear

    Love being a Rainbow cat!


    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 17, 9:05 PM
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    That cat looks like it doesn't agree!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 9th Jul 17, 9:17 PM
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    That cat looks like it doesn't agree!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    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 9th Jul 17, 9:18 PM
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    Pyxis
    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    He's on the spectrum!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 17, 7:16 AM
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    Oops! I didn't realise the image hadn't come out! Here it is again!




    Having said I'm not too keen on inspirational quotes as a general rule,
    I found this quote as someone's signature on the gardening board, and liked it so much, I searched out a picture to make a meme out of it!






    I thought it was very appropriate, given all the stick that the over-50s got after the referendum, for supposedly 'ruining' the futures of the younger generations.




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    Last edited by Pyxis; 10-07-2017 at 9:44 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Jul 17, 7:33 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful and especially
    scrumptious Monday!






    Don’t step on a bee day is all about raising awareness of taking
    care of our fuzzy, buzzy friends. It’s also a great opportunity to
    remind each other about the importance of the bees in our
    ecosystem as well as sharing a few ways we can all help the bees
    as we go about our daily lives.



    What’s the buzz about the bees for?

    There are a number of reasons why bee populations are falling
    globally. In America Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), where entire
    hives of bees suddenly disappear, is causing numbers to plummet.

    Varroa (if you’re a keen beekeeper you will have heard about this)
    is a mite which shortens bees lifespans, this is becoming a real
    issue in the wild and in captivity.

    In the UK the demand for more food means agricultural practices
    are wiping out wild flowers which are one of the bee’s main food
    sources. Pesticides, habitat destruction, air pollution and global
    warming are also factors contributing towards the decline.

    Steps you can take to save the bees.


    Bee-Hotel

    Unfortunately global warming and air pollution aren’t things you
    can single-handedly stop today. That’s not new news; there are a
    lot of factors negatively impacting the environment which are out
    of our control. Luckily there are small changes we can make which
    all amount to a step in the right direction for our ecosystems.

    Below you’ll find a list of steps, some small, some a little larger
    which can all positively impact the bee populations in your local
    area and in turn, globally.

    Don’t step on a bee (of course!)

    Be aware and educate others >>>

    Support local beekeepers >>>

    Plant bee friendly plants >>>

    Go a bit wild >>>

    Watch your seeds and soil >>>

    Create a bee hotel >>>

    Become a beekeeper, it’s easier than you think! >>>

    Save a tired bee >>>

    We’re passionate about the abundance of wildlife living in and
    around our campsites. Find out more about our brand new
    initiative, the UK’s first ever Bee Kind Week.

    We hope this post makes you mindful of the choices you make
    regarding the bees and how small changes can have positive
    impacts.



    https://www.campingintheforest.co.uk/england/forest-of-dean/things-to-do/articles/blog/dont-step-on-a-bee-day-2017

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further info








    Teddy Bear Picnic Day

    It’s a wonderful day for a stroll in the woods! Grab your favourite
    stuffed toy, a hamper of goodies, and set off for Teddy Bear Picnic
    Day! Why not arrange an outing with friends and family, and to
    enjoy the summer sun, fun and games, and creativity with your
    favourite toys?

    https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/teddy-bear-picnic-day/







    Teddy Bears' Picnic Day - 10th July 2017

    Now is a good time to make a marmalade sandwich and raise it to
    Michael Bond, the father of Paddington Bear, who has recently
    passed away. His book publishing span was a grand 59 years, and
    his lovingly created and iconic character Paddington has taken to
    the screen in film and on television.

    Teddy bears all over the world, we are calling on you and your
    owners to celebrate Teddy Bears' Picnic Day on Monday 10th July
    2017. With the sun shining and your hampers packed, head down
    to one of Ipswich’s parks, roll out your favourite rug and enjoy a
    delicious Teddy Bears' Picnic.



    https://ipswich-waterfront.co.uk/blog/teddy-bears-picnic-day-10th-july-2017-2821







    Teddy Bears' Picnic - 26 August 2017

    Date: Saturday 26th August

    Timings: 1.30pm to 4.30pm

    Location: On Bostall Heath, Bostall Hill, Abbey Wood, London, SE2 0GB

    Tickets: *£3 per child (includes a yummy picnic lunch), 50p per adult

    * Limited Tickets - 400 children tickets available (These sold out
    quickly last year don’t miss out, buy yours today!)

    Our popular Teddy Bears’ Picnic returns to Bostall Heath for more
    fun, games and teddies!

    If you’re looking for a fun family day out this summer that includes
    traditional games (Spin the Wheel, Coconut Shy and Test Your
    Strength), traditional tombola stalls, including a Teddy Tombola
    and a Bottle tombola (for the adults) then the Teddy Bears’ Picnic
    is for you.



    Peppa Pig and the Hospice Owl, Owly will be coming by for a meet
    and greet. Entertainment will also be provided by Football
    Revolution and Karma Gym, who will get everyone involved with
    their fun activities and games.



    Throughout the afternoon, Hospice stalls will also be selling BBQ
    food (run by lovely staff from M&S Bexleyheath), homemade
    cakes, vintage jewellery, books, gifts and much more. Ashton
    Reeves estate agents will be supplying all the booze and bits for
    our popular Pimms tent and their friendly team will be running the
    stall.



    Your child will receive a lovely picnic lunch. Please note that there
    is a maximum of 400 children’s picnic lunchbox tickets available so
    book now to avoid disappointment!




    https://www.communityhospice.org.uk/fundraising-events/169-2017/10904-teddy-bears-picnic/

    ^^^ Please refer to sites for further info








    International Town Criers Day

    “Oyez, oyez, oyez!”

    This is the call or cry of the town crier, now usually only heard at
    ceremonials, fetes and local events. It would however have been a
    common cry on the streets of medieval England.



    Robert Lang Martin who was described as the only mounted Town
    Crier in the country



    ‘Oyez’ (pronounced ‘oh yay’) comes from the French ouïr (‘to
    listen’) and means “Hear ye”. The town crier would begin his cry
    with these words, accompanied by the ringing of a large hand bell
    to attract attention. It was the job of the crier or bellman to inform
    the townspeople of the latest news, proclamations, bylaws and any
    other important information, as at this time most folk were
    illiterate and could not read.



    Charles Irons, Luton's last Town Crier


    The cry would then end with the words, ‘God save the King’ or
    ‘God save the Queen’.



    Having read out his message, the town crier would then attach it
    to the door post of the local inn, so ‘posting a notice’, the reason
    why newspapers are often called ‘The Post’.



    Town crier William "Billy" Clark (1846-1909) blowing his horn.
    Clark would blow his horn from the tower of the Unitarian
    Church to announce approaching boats.



    Proclaiming the news was not however their only role: indeed,
    their original role was to patrol the streets after dark, acting as
    peace keepers, arresting miscreants and taking them to the stocks
    for punishment and posting their crimes to show why they were
    there. It was also his job to make sure fires were damped down for
    the night after the curfew bell.

    It was also the role of the town crier at public hangings to read out
    why the person was being hanged, and then to help cut him or her
    down.



    The key requirements of the role were the ability to read, a loud
    voice and an air of authority. Bellmen would be paid for each
    proclamation they made: in the 18th century the rate was between
    2d and 4d per cry......



    Llanidloes Town Crier

    http://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/The-Town-Crier/




    http://www.englishtowncrier.co.uk/history.html

    ^^^ Please refer to sites for further info





    It's also ....












    Have a brilliant and safe 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 10th Jul 17, 9:23 AM
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    Morning Everyone hope you are all well

    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 17, 9:45 AM
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    Pyxis
    I didn't realise the image hadn't uploaded so here it is..........










    Having said I'm not too keen on inspirational quotes as a general rule,
    I found this quote as someone's signature on the gardening board, and liked it so much, I searched out a picture to make a meme out of it!






    I thought it was very appropriate, given all the stick that the over-50s got after the referendum, for supposedly 'ruining' the futures of the younger generations.




    .
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 10th Jul 17, 11:06 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    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 10th Jul 17, 11:17 AM
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    Morning all! It's a beautiful and bright day here with a
    gorgeous breeze - just how I like it! Admittedly there's not been
    any rain yet but I remain ever hopeful!


    Oops! I didn't realise the image hadn't come out! Here it is again!




    Having said I'm not too keen on inspirational quotes as a general rule,
    I found this quote as someone's signature on the gardening board, and liked it so much, I searched out a picture to make a meme out of it!






    I thought it was very appropriate, given all the stick that the over-50s got after the referendum, for supposedly 'ruining' the futures of the younger generations.




    .
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Very well said Pyxis Loving the image, brilliant!

    It was showing for me first time round.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Jul 17, 11:36 AM
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    AlfieBlue
    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear

    But I am .....








    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 17, 11:54 AM
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    Pyxis



    Hahahahahaha! A Kitmas tree!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 17, 11:59 AM
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    Pyxis
    Whenever I've had bee habitats in my garden, I've never had any bees in them.

    I even bought a colony of bumblebees once, and a little bee Hotel for them, but they bu**ered off.

    Perhaps I've got Bee O.



    Anyway, they might like my garden now, as the weeds are knee high, and the bindweed is in full flower.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
    ¥ ¥ ¥
    X ~O
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 10th Jul 17, 12:17 PM
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    We get lots of visiting bees - our poppies seem particularly popular

    One of the reduced plants we got yesterday was a poppy. Will plant it out when it stops raining


    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

    • colinw
    • By colinw 10th Jul 17, 12:21 PM
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    colinw
    I seem to have a few frogs in my garden
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 10th Jul 17, 12:24 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    I seem to have a few frogs in my garden
    Originally posted by colinw
    Not seen any frogs here. Yet
    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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