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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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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jul 17, 11:48 AM
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    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    That should be compulsory viewing everywhere, especially in schools.

    The camera inside the car was harrowing.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jul 17, 5:49 PM
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    Happy Friday Everyone

    Looks like Bear might have some problems with the new wheels

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 14th Jul 17, 8:11 PM
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    I knew I shouldn't have bought the car from Dodgy Dave



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    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jul 17, 8:14 PM
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    I knew I shouldn't have bought the car from Dodgy Dave


    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jul 17, 8:19 PM
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    I'm off oop north tomorrow, and it will be a very long day, so will probably resurface sometime Sunday!

    That's if the dragons haven't got me!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jul 17, 8:20 PM
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    I'm off oop north tomorrow, and it will be a very long day, so will probably resurface sometime Sunday!

    That's if the dragons haven't got me!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Have a safe trip The Norf though......there them Dragons do snooze
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jul 17, 8:22 PM
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    Have a safe trip The Norf though......there them Dragons do snooze
    Originally posted by colinw
    As long as they don't hiccup!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 14th Jul 17, 8:23 PM
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    I'm off oop north tomorrow, and it will be a very long day, so will probably resurface sometime Sunday!

    That's if the dragons haven't got me!
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    Have a good trip



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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jul 17, 8:26 PM
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    Thanks!

    I'll tiptoe round them there dragons...........


    Off to bed now, as very early start!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jul 17, 8:27 PM
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    Thanks!

    I'll tiptoe round them there dragons...........


    Off to bed now, as very early start!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Sleep Well
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jul 17, 8:28 PM
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    Sleep Well
    Originally posted by colinw
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Jul 17, 7:10 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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




    'St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain
    For forty days it will remain
    St. Swithin's day if thou be fair
    For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.'




    There's an old saying when it rains on St. Swithin's Day, it is the
    Saint christening the apples.







    Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

    Good luck all!

    The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a world-famous walk, ideal for both
    individuals and groups. It’s a fantastic team-building exercise and
    hugely rewarding whether you manage to complete one, two or all
    three peaks.



    http://www.redcross.org.uk/en/Get-involved/Events/Challenge-and-social-events/Walks-and-treks/Yorkshire-3-Peaks-Challenge







    WorldSkills is proud to recognize World Youth Skills Day (WYSD)
    on 15 July 2017!

    Use #SkillsForAll and #WYSD to join WorldSkills, and the United
    Nations, to raise awareness about the importance of youth
    developing skills.

    #SkillsForAll supports our view that everyone should have the
    opportunity to discover and develop their talents. Through skills
    individuals, communities, and countries can create a more
    prosperous future.

    Visit our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for the latest
    World Youth Skills Day updates.



    https://www.worldskills.org/what/promoting-skills/world-youth-skills-day/2017/

    ^^^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Join us in Newcastle to celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2017

    We’re delighted to invite you to World Youth Skills Day, a free
    event for ICS volunteers to develop vital transferable skills.

    The day will be jam-packed with useful training to help develop
    employability skills, building on your overseas ICS experience.

    World Youth Skills Day will be celebrated by ICS volunteers around
    the world, making this a truly global day for our network.

    Where: Northumbria University, Newcastle

    When: Saturday 15th July 2017, 10.15am - 5pm

    https://www.volunteerics.org/skills-day

    ^^^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Good luck all!

    It's back and it's bigger than ever! This year two teams of sailors
    will compete against a group of cyclists. Who will win this unusual
    race from London to Brighton?

    Leaving Tower Bridge (London) on Saturday 15 July 2017, a group
    of cyclists and sailors on two boats, will set off for Brighton in this
    unusual charity race.

    BIKE vs BOAT is the ultimate London to Brighton race! Who will get
    to Brighton Marina first? The boats are fast, but rely on the
    mercies of wind, weather and currents....

    Bike 4 Cancer was set up by a group of keen cyclists who have all
    lost a close friend or relative to cancer.

    http://www.bike4cancer.org/bike-vs-boat-2017-event



    http://www.sail4cancer.org/

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    Happy counting all!


    Big Butterfly Count 2017

    Sir David Attenborough is calling on the public to help reverse
    butterfly declines by taking part in the world’s largest butterfly
    survey. The Big Butterfly Count encourages people to spot and
    record 18 species of common butterflies and two day-flying moths
    during three weeks of high summer.



    About the big butterfly count

    The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping us
    assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and
    has rapidly become the world's biggest survey of butterflies. Over
    36,000 people took part in 2016, counting almost 400,000
    individual butterflies and day-flying moths across the UK (see the
    2016 results). Big butterfly count 2017 will take place from Friday
    14 July to Sunday 6 August.



    Why count butterflies?

    Butterflies react very quickly to change in their environment which
    makes them excellent biodiversity indicators. Butterfly declines are
    an early warning for other wildlife losses.

    That’s why counting butterflies can be described as taking the
    pulse of nature.



    The count will also assist us in identifying trends in species that
    will help us plan how to protect butterflies from extinction, as well
    as understand the effect of climate change on wildlife.

    How to take part

    Simply count butterflies for 15 minutes during bright (preferably
    sunny) weather during the big butterfly count. We have chosen
    this time of year because most butterflies are at the adult stage of
    their lifecycle, so more likely to be seen. Records are welcome
    from anywhere: from parks, school grounds and gardens, to fields
    and forests......



    http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/about

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    About the Festival of Archaeology

    Co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology, the Festival
    offers hundreds of events nationwide, organised by museums,
    heritage organisations, national and country parks, universities,
    local societies, and community archaeologists.

    The 2017 Festival of Archaeology will take place between 15 - 30
    July and registration for events is now open!

    >> More about the Festival of Archaeology ....

    http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/

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

    Alfie xxx
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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 15th Jul 17, 11:13 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabetty people

    Hope you are all well. Have a fab Saturday


































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    • colinw
    • By colinw 15th Jul 17, 11:14 AM
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    Morning Alfie, bear (you sneaked in there ) and everyone else I hope you all have a good weekend

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 15th Jul 17, 11:26 AM
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    Morning Alfie, bear (you sneaked in there ) and everyone else I hope you all have a good weekend

    Originally posted by colinw
    I do not sneak




    Good morning

    Have a great weekend



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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Jul 17, 7:48 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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


    Disability Awareness Day ("DAD")


    Families enjoying the show in the sunshine

    Disability Awareness Day ("DAD") is the world's largest 'not for
    profit' voluntary-led disability exhibition, held annually in a huge
    tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens in
    Warrington.


    DAD is all about families!

    Visitors to the show will find over 250 exhibitors, equipment
    suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups
    and services. PLUS a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts
    Marqee and family entertainment. The show opens at 10am and
    finishes at 5pm, and entry is FREE with a FREE programme. You
    can also download a copy of the programme here >>>


    Event organiser Dave with the Gypsies

    The Aims of DAD

    Disability Awareness Day is a pan disability event which promotes
    a can do culture focussing on what disabled people can do
    throughout life and work. The show has three main aims:

    To highlight what statutory, private or voluntary services are
    available to enable disabled people to stay independent.

    To promote equipment and aids that could maintain or improve
    independence, not just what is offered by statutory service
    providers, we want everyone to see the best and/or latest designs

    To provide an opportunity to showcase what disabled people can
    do, in the field of Sport, Arts and Entertainment

    As well as fulfilling all these aims every year the show also gives
    everyone who comes a really good day out filled with interest, fun
    and entertainment!


    The lively Batala band are always popular

    Disability Awareness Day 2017 will take place on Sunday 16 July at
    Walton Hall and Gardens.



    https://www.disabilityawarenessday.org.uk/

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    Hounds on the Heath



    Hounds on the Heath returns!

    16th July, 2017 11am-4pm
    Hampstead Heath

    This summer we are bringing you a dog show with a difference!

    Not only is there an exciting mix of stalls, activities and
    entertainment, but all funds raised go towards helping cats and
    dogs in need. It is the perfect event for dog owners and dog lovers
    alike! This year, we are in partnership with Hampstead Heath’s
    Give It A Go festival so it is sure to be the biggest one yet!



    There will be fun for all the family including four legged members:

    The ever popular dog show with our VIP judges

    Temptation Alley

    Agility Course provided by Friendly Creatures

    Stalls for four legged and two legged visitors

    The chance to win some amazing prizes in our raffle

    Pre-registration for the dog show is now closed, but you can still
    register on the day from 10.00am.



    https://www.themayhew.org/events/houndsontheheath/

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    We first started domesticating the humble guinea pig as far back
    as 5000BC, when they were usually kept as livestock. In Europe,
    they became known as exotic pets when traders brought them to
    the UK in the 1500s, with even royalty being keen to keep them.

    Throughout the years, we have bred many different breeds of
    guinea pigs – from breeds with long lush coats that need trimming
    frequently, to piggies with no hair at all!





    No matter the breed, one thing they all have in common is their
    love of veggies – guinea pigs thrive off leafy veg and fruit, and
    since they are generally healthy animals they don’t usually need a
    large amount of veterinary care. Because their teeth grow
    continuously, however, they need hay in their diet so that they
    keep their chompers worn down.



    Guinea pigs are very social animals, and any piggie parent will tell
    you that they should always be kept in pairs or groups.



    https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/guinea-pig-appreciation-day/







    The snake is one of the oldest mythological characters and has
    been revered by civilizations the world over.

    There are about 3,458 species of snakes known so far, ranging
    from the semi-frozen tundra of northern Canada to the steamy
    jungles of the equator and most of the world’s oceans.


    Green Anaconda

    Snakes are highly effective predators and play a vital role in
    maintaining the balance of nature in each of these realms.

    Snakes are also fascinating in that they have a prehistoric lineage,
    thus giving us a glimpse back to a prehistoric time when the earth
    was ruled by reptiles—many people have no idea that modern
    reptiles are literally the living, breathing cousins of dinosaurs.


    Titanoboa

    The species that seem to fascinate people the most are the King
    Cobra, the largest venomous snake in the world most people have
    seen in movies being coaxed out of a basket by a snake charmer;
    the Rattlesnake, that has forced countless people to suck its
    poison out of the bite before it’s too late; and the Reticulated
    Python, the world’s longest snake that kills its prey by strangling
    it.


    Horned Viper

    World Snake Day was created to help people learn more about
    these animals and how much they contribute to the world as we
    know it.

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




    It's also ....


    National Cherry Day UK



    The Romans first brought cherries from Persia and introduced
    them here in Britain. Some even say that ancient roads can be
    traced from the spots where marching Romans spat out their
    seeds and caused a new tree to grow!

    But over the last fifty years we’ve seen a decline in our cherry
    orchards. Which means we now import around 95% of all cherries!

    So the main goal of National Cherry Day is to raise awareness
    about the need to maintain our traditional orchards! If everyone
    eats one home-grown cherry each, the future of British cherries
    will be looking up in no time!



    http://www.national-awareness-days.com/july/national-cherry-day/

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further info




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

    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Jul 17, 9:15 AM
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    Am back from the Mancunorf!

    AmDram workshop! Was good.

    Only saw two dragons: one was asleep and making little squeaking noises, and the other was a baby, and just wanted to play!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 16th Jul 17, 11:08 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    Hope you are all well. Have a fab day

    Pyxis - good to see you back. Glad the dragons were friendly
































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    • colinw
    • By colinw 16th Jul 17, 11:45 AM
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    Am back from the Mancunorf!

    AmDram workshop! Was good.

    Only saw two dragons: one was asleep and making little squeaking noises, and the other was a baby, and just wanted to play!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Pheeeew you survived

    Good Morning on National Geordie Day

    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Jul 17, 12:59 PM
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    Yum yum!

    I should have gone a bit further Norf!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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