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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





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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 2nd Sep 17, 12:08 PM
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    Morning Bettys



    I really wish this was happening now, it would leave me just 3 days to work
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .


    Finito
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 2nd Sep 17, 1:33 PM
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    Afternoon all

    It's a beautiful weather day here - been out gardening this
    morning and will be doing the same this afternoon. Love
    being outside pottering about.

    Need to make the most of the glorious weather cos
    apparently tomorrow there may be a little splash of wet
    stuff arriving here.


    I like vultures.

    I think they are much maligned.

    They serve a useful niche in the circle of life.
    Like woodlice.





    I am off to foreign climes again!
    I will have my iPad, though, so I expect I'll be able to post the odd thing, or even just hover and read!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Have a wonderful time Pyxis in foreign climes. Enjoy!

    I love vultures - I think they are rather handsome creatures.
    But as you say they're very much maligned.

    My daughter used to love playing with woodlice when she
    was a youngster!








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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 3rd Sep 17, 6:06 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!





    3-9 September 2017

    Each September we use this week to raise general awareness of
    migraine as a serious public health issue and to reduce stigma.

    Migraine is the third most common disease in the world, with an
    estimated global prevalence of one in seven people.

    Despite being recognised as one of the most disabling lifetime
    conditions, awareness and understanding is low.

    Migraine Awareness Week, beginning on the first Sunday in
    September, aims to raise awareness of the condition, highlight its
    impact and our vital work to support the millions of people
    affected.

    We need your help to raise awareness of migraine, so here are
    some ideas of how you can get involved >>>



    https://www.migrainetrust.org/support-us/raise-awareness/migraine-awareness-week/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day on 3rd September has honoured
    the brave men and women who kept our 'Island Nation' afloat
    during both World Wars, and celebrated our dependence on
    modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of
    the UK's imports, including much of the food we eat, most of the
    fuel we burn and virtually all the products and goods we take for
    granted!

    This year Seafarers UK is campaigning for the Red Ensign - the UK
    Merchant Navy's official flag - to be flown on Sunday 3rd
    September on civic buildings and landmark flagpoles across the
    UK. Parish, community, town, city, district and borough councils
    are all invited to take part, along with higher-tier local authorities
    and governments.

    There are many locations where the Red Ensign can be freely flown
    ashore - civic centres, town halls, public libraries, village greens,
    churches, sports venues, historic buildings, tourist attractions,
    ports, etc. All participating organisations will be added to a
    prestigious 'Roll of Honour' (see below) and promoted via social
    media.

    Last year hundreds of local flag-hoisting ceremonies were
    organised, involving VIPs, civic dignitaries, Merchant Navy
    veterans, naval cadets, etc. At some locations a message of
    support from HRH The Earl of Wessex was read out 'to remember
    the sacrifices, salute the courage and support the future of the
    often unsung personnel of our Merchant Navy.'



    https://www.merchantnavyfund.org/merchant-navy-day/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    ROMSEY FOOD FEST - HAMPSHIRE

    Romsey town centre will be bursting with local produce on Sunday
    3rd September 2017 with its annual Food Festival between 10am –
    4pm.

    This fantastic day out for all the family is a recipe of delight,
    Romsey will be bustling with over 60 local stalls full of Hampshire
    Fare.

    Take an abundance of local produce available at Hampshire
    Farmers’ Market in Alma Road and all over the town. Stir in family
    fun with Kidsrome Farm, & tractors, Jake’s Circus Act, face
    painting, and crafts, Sprinkle some light music from Retro Swing in
    the White Horse Courtyard, Outplay Jazz Combo on The Hundred
    and a Treasure hunt for the children and big kids among us and
    you have the perfect recipe for a great day out.



    http://www.romseyfoodfest.com/about.html

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    This sounds scrumptious! Good luck all!

    Sunday 3rd September 2017

    Our 5k route takes you off road around the beautiful Elmdon Park
    Nature Reserve. Runners will approach chocolate stations along
    the way offering a variety of branded chocolate treats and plenty
    of water to keep you hydrated. On finishing the course, runners
    will receive a commemorative medal and a gooey post-run
    chocolate pot which is sure to leave you feeling sweet.

    All runners will receive their very own exclusive Chocolate 5k™
    bag to keep!

    Runners can arrive for the event from 9.30am and start the chase
    for chocolate at 11.00am. As well as the fun run we will have lots
    of family fun games and activities available for you to take part in
    and additional refreshments will be available for you to purchase.



    https://www.birminghamhospice.org.uk/event/chocolate-5k-solihull





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

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 4th Sep 17, 6:42 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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





    Organ Donation Week 4-10 September 2017

    Between 4-10 September, NHS Blood and Transplant, hospitals,
    charities and supporters of organ donation will be encouraging
    people across the UK to talk about organ donation with their
    families.

    Most people support organ donation but a family’s support is
    needed too, so that organ donation can go ahead.

    So we’ll be reminding people that their family won’t know how
    they feel about organ donation, unless they tell them.

    Look out for our content on social media and please share it to
    help spread the word.

    If you’re planning activity in your local area, you can find some
    tips, guidance and assets for promoting organ donation on our
    Promoting Donation Hub.



    https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/news-and-campaigns/news/organ-donation-week-4-10-september-2017/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info








    Zero Waste Week International Campaign

    ABOUT

    There's no such place as 'AWAY'

    What happens when you throw something away? Away isn't some
    magical place; it's landfill, an incinerator, the bottom of the ocean,
    litter or the stomach of an animal. It's always somewhere else...

    Be part of the solution and join millions of people around the world
    by reducing waste through reuse, recycling and repurposing
    material for a longer life.


    What is Zero Waste Week?

    Zero Waste Week is a grassroots campaign raising awareness of
    the environmental impact of waste and empowering participants to
    reduce waste.

    Launched in 2008, the campaign is conducted almost exclusively
    online via this website, e-newsletters and social media.

    Whilst Zero Waste Week formally runs for one week in September,
    regular newsletters and fresh blog content is sent out throughout
    the year. Our friendly online community share practical
    experiences and suggestions about waste avoidance via social
    media to keep the discussion and learning process going.



    https://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk/about/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info









    Taking place on the 4-8 September, National Payroll Week (NPW)
    recognises and celebrates not only the impact of payroll on
    business, but also the contribution that payroll makes to the UK
    economy.

    Why celebrate National Payroll Week?

    Payroll contributes £418 million* to the UK economy through the
    collection of Tax and National Insurance

    Payroll is the largest expenditure in most UK organisations and
    therefore should be managed by qualified professionals

    Payroll can save employees money through salary sacrifice and
    other arrangements which improves employee motivation and
    morale.

    * based on income tax and national insurance contributions.



    https://www.cipp.org.uk/event/national-payroll-week-3.html

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info








    Every year we lose numerous species to the growth and expansion
    of human holdings, but through the effort of zoos, sanctuaries, and
    preservation organizations that rate is being slowed.

    These groups do amazing work, educating and bringing awareness
    to people everywhere, all while preserving these precious
    treasures from Mother Nature.

    Wildlife Day reminds us that there are creatures out there that
    cannot speak for themselves, so we have to stand up and be a
    voice for them. The animals will thank you for it, as will the
    generations to come who will still be able to enjoy them!

    History of Wildlife Day >>>



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

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info








    About #ReadForDementia

    We are an online social media campaign which is raising awareness
    and funds for DementiaUK and other Alzheimers charities.

    Our aim is to encourage the public to read a book from their
    past/childhood to keep the memory alive and speak about it using
    the hashtag #ReadForDementia

    Tagging us in their chosen book means we can reach a wider
    audience and spread awareness quickly about the condition.

    http://www.charityevents.uk/events/readfordementia

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    It's also ....

    Macadamia Nut Day





    ^^^^ ^^^^


    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
    Another proud Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Sep 17, 7:09 AM
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    Just to say, rotten internet here, so may have to give up for the duration. 😢
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • colinw
    • By colinw 4th Sep 17, 9:16 AM
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    colinw
    Good Morning Everyone





    Last edited by colinw; 04-09-2017 at 10:39 AM.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 4th Sep 17, 11:41 AM
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    Good Morning Everyone





    Originally posted by colinw




    Good morning!



    Just to say, rotten internet here, so may have to give up for the duration. 😢
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    No worries Pyxis - have a wonderful time in foreign climes
    - looking forward to 'seeing' you on your return.


    There are zillions of spiders in my garden at the mo & I'm
    actually quite fascinated by the eight legged critters now.

    I've recently been studying quite a large one who has made
    a beautiful humongous mansion web between two shrubs.



    The other day a small wasp got caught in the web and in
    a flash the spider sped out of his hiding place at the speed
    of light, wrapped the victim up and used a sort of long 'zip
    wire' thread thingy to take his dinner back to scoff later
    on!


    Very interesting link here ....

    http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13720222.9_spiders_you_re_probably_going_to_see_a_ lot_more_of_in_September






    Also ......


    I see this place is up for sale .... if anyone's interested!


    http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/real-estate/g10403557/eb-white-house-maine/






    Alfie xxx
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    HELP for HEROES
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 4th Sep 17, 4:43 PM
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    Is this week one of the saddest weeks of the year with people going back to normal lifes now?
    Not met I break up this Friday.
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

    -I just love finding bargains and saving money
    I love to travel as much as I can when I can
    Life has a way to test you, it's how you deal with this that matters
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 4th Sep 17, 4:57 PM
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    Is this week one of the saddest weeks of the year with people going back to normal lifes now?
    Not met I break up this Friday.
    Originally posted by Tarry

    Hellooee


    That's lovely Tarry .... are you off on your hols?



    Alfie xxx
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    HELP for HEROES
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 4th Sep 17, 5:59 PM
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    Tarry
    I am indeed. Only Ireland.
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

    -I just love finding bargains and saving money
    I love to travel as much as I can when I can
    Life has a way to test you, it's how you deal with this that matters
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Sep 17, 10:06 PM
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    Pyxis



    Good morning!







    No worries Pyxis - have a wonderful time in foreign climes
    - looking forward to 'seeing' you on your return.


    There are zillions of spiders in my garden at the mo & I'm
    actually quite fascinated by the eight legged critters now.

    I've recently been studying quite a large one who has made
    a beautiful humongous mansion web between two shrubs.



    The other day a small wasp got caught in the web and in
    a flash the spider sped out of his hiding place at the speed
    of light, wrapped the victim up and used a sort of long 'zip
    wire' thread thingy to take his dinner back to scoff later
    on!


    Very interesting link here ....

    http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13720222.9_spiders_you_re_probably_going_to_see_a_ lot_more_of_in_September






    Also ......


    I see this place is up for sale .... if anyone's interested!


    http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/real-estate/g10403557/eb-white-house-maine/






    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue




    I only found out the other day there are several different types of spider web, even within the same web....


    Meeting the specification for all these ecological uses requires different types of silk suited to different broad properties, as either a fibre, a structure of fibres, or a silk-globule. These types include glues and fibres. Some types of fibres are used for structural support, others for constructing protective structures. Some can absorb energy effectively, whereas others transmit vibration efficiently. In a spider, these silk types are produced in different glands; so the silk from a particular gland can be linked to its use by the spider.


    Ampullate (major) - Dragline silk—used for the web's outer rim and spokes, also for the lifeline and for ballooning.

    Ampullate (minor) - Used for temporary scaffolding during web construction.

    Flagelliform - Capture-spiral silk—used for the capturing lines of the web.

    Tubuliform - Egg cocoon silk—used for protective egg sacs.

    Aciniform. - Used to wrap and secure freshly captured prey; used in the male sperm webs; used in stabilimenta.

    Aggregate - A silk glue of sticky globules.

    Piriform - Used to form bonds between separate threads for attachment points.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 5th Sep 17, 6:40 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 Tuesday!



    World Samosa Day

    5th September



    WORLD LARGEST SAMOSA | GUINNESS RECORD 2017



    Muslim Aid makes world’s largest samosa in London to feed local
    homeless.



    Humanitarian charity Muslim Aid has achieved the Guinness World
    Records title for the Largest samosa, weighing in at a whopping
    153.1 kg.



    The supersize replica of the traditional Asian snack was cooked by
    12 volunteers from the organisation, taking them 15 hours from
    start to finish to create the super-sized dish.

    The team had to source a custom-made deep fat fryer for the
    attempt as the massive pastry would have have been too heavy to
    fit in regular commercially available one.

    The attempt took place on Tuesday at a mosque in East London,
    UK, and official Guinness World Records adjudicator Pravin Patel
    was on hand to judge it.

    “It’s got to be triangular; contain flour, potatoes, onions and peas;
    be fried, and retain the shape when cooked,” he explained to the
    crowd.

    “It’s got to look and feel like a samosa. Plus, it all has to be eaten.
    No wastage!”

    Once Pravin had confirmed the attempt had been a mouth-
    watering triumph, the samosa was cut up into portions and given
    to the Salvation Army, who distributed it to local homeless people.

    What was the recipe for success? The samosa consisted of 100 kg
    potatoes, 25 kg onion, 15 kg peas, plus 44 kg flour and traditional
    Indian spices.

    The attempt by Muslim Aid broke a record previously set by
    Bradford College, UK, who cooked up a samosa weighing 110.8 kg
    (244 lb 4 oz) back in 2012.

    http://guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2017/8/video-muslim-aid-makes-worlds-largest-samosa-to-feed-the-homeless-489891

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    About Muslim Aid ....



    Muslim Aid was established in the UK in 1985 by community
    leaders from 17 Islamic organisations in response to the drought in
    the Horn of Africa.

    As a leading and well established faith-based British humanitarian
    charity, Muslim Aid's work is governed by the teachings of Islam,
    such as compassion, empathy, generosity and helping others in
    need.

    This is implemented through emergency responses and eliminating
    poverty and its causes by developing innovative and sustainable
    solutions that enable individuals and their communities to live with
    dignity.



    https://www.muslimaid.org/

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    Charity contributes to the promotion of dialogue, solidarity and
    mutual understanding ‎among people.‎

    Poverty persists in all countries of the world, ‎regardless of their
    economic, social and cultural situation, particularly in developing
    countries.

    In recognition of the role of charity in alleviating humanitarian
    crises and human ‎suffering within and among nations, as well as of
    the efforts of charitable organizations ‎and individuals, including the
    work of Mother Teresa, the General Assembly of the ‎United Nations
    in its resolution A/RES/67/105PDF document designated the 5th of
    September, the ‎anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, as the
    International Day of Charity.‎

    On this International Day of Charity, the United Nations invites all
    Member States and all international and regional organizations, as
    well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and
    individuals, to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner, by
    encouraging charity, including through education and public
    awareness-raising activities.

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/international-day-charity-2017/



    http://www.un.org/en/events/charityday/background.shtml

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    St Austell Library Sight Loss Awareness Day

    September 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Free

    On Tuesday 5 September, members of the iSightCornwall team will
    be at St Austell to discuss the various services currently available
    to Cornwall’s visually impaired community. We will also be
    demonstrating the latest low vision aids, mobile phones, tablets
    and video magnifiers.

    If you are interested in learning more about online shopping, social
    media, online banking or event email, please speak to one of our
    friendly assistive technology officers on the day. If you are
    interested in a certain gadget or advance please let us know in
    advance by calling 01872 261110.

    Do not worry if you are unable to attend the event as we will be
    holding many similar events in the future.



    http://www.isightcornwall.org.uk/event/st-austell-library-sight-loss-awareness-day/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show

    Join us for the 25th Wisley Flower Show, supported by Bonne
    Maman, from 5 - 10 September 2017. Entry is FREE for RHS
    members.




    Enjoy our late summer show, featuring spectacular displays,
    outstanding shopping from quality nurseries and tradestands, the
    National Dahlia Society Show, NAFAS floral displays, expert advice
    and much more.

    This is our 25th show, and it promises to be the best. Don't forget,
    the show is FREE for RHS members and a guest.

    Raymond Blanc to open show



    Raymond Blanc OBE, restaurateur and passionate gardener, will
    officially open the show at 9am on 5 September. 'I am delighted
    that Raymond Blanc has agreed to open our flower show for us in
    its 25th year, as he is a passionate ambassador for how kitchen
    gardens contribute to the very highest standards of gastronomic
    achievement,' said Wisley Curator, Matthew Pottage.



    https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/RHS-Garden-Wisley-Flower-Show

    ^^ 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
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    Another proud Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 5th Sep 17, 8:32 AM
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    morning

    how interesting re the samosa - that they managed to source a fryer large enough to cook it!
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 5th Sep 17, 9:56 AM
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    AlfieBlue
    morning

    how interesting re the samosa - that they managed to source a fryer large enough to cook it!
    Originally posted by Chris25

    Hellooeee


    That's what I thought when posting about it! Fantastic
    achievement though.

    Well done to these wonderful people - loved it when they then
    cut the ginormous samosa into portions for the Salvation Army
    to distribute to local homeless people.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    Another proud Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 5th Sep 17, 10:03 AM
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    I am indeed. Only Ireland.
    Originally posted by Tarry

    Have a wonderful time - I have fond memories of Ireland -
    such a beautiful island.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    Another proud Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 5th Sep 17, 10:30 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    I only found out the other day there are several different types of spider web, even within the same web....


    Meeting the specification for all these ecological uses requires different types of silk suited to different broad properties, as either a fibre, a structure of fibres, or a silk-globule. These types include glues and fibres. Some types of fibres are used for structural support, others for constructing protective structures. Some can absorb energy effectively, whereas others transmit vibration efficiently. In a spider, these silk types are produced in different glands; so the silk from a particular gland can be linked to its use by the spider.


    Ampullate (major) - Dragline silk—used for the web's outer rim and spokes, also for the lifeline and for ballooning.

    Ampullate (minor) - Used for temporary scaffolding during web construction.

    Flagelliform - Capture-spiral silk—used for the capturing lines of the web.

    Tubuliform - Egg cocoon silk—used for protective egg sacs.

    Aciniform. - Used to wrap and secure freshly captured prey; used in the male sperm webs; used in stabilimenta.

    Aggregate - A silk glue of sticky globules.

    Piriform - Used to form bonds between separate threads for attachment points.
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Many thanks for this info Pyxis - I had no idea! They are
    experts at web construction without a shadow of a doubt!


    Just been googling and found this ....

    Webs were used several hundred years ago as gauze pads to stop
    an injured person's bleeding. Their healing properties made them
    popular with the Ancient Greeks and Romans due to the many
    savage wars they waged against their enemies..... trial-and-error
    showed the miracle of spider web bandages in preventing common
    infections and reducing casualty rates on the battlefield.



    Still not keen on seeing them in my house though - I can
    often be seen with a glass tumbler and bit of card in my
    hands trying to catch the little blighters!



    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

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    Another proud Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 5th Sep 17, 3:27 PM
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    Have a wonderful time - I have fond memories of Ireland -
    such a beautiful island.


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Thank you.
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

    -I just love finding bargains and saving money
    I love to travel as much as I can when I can
    Life has a way to test you, it's how you deal with this that matters
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 6th Sep 17, 6:08 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this glorious
    day!




    Read a Book Day

    The first celebration of Read a Book Day was around the end of the
    first decade of the 2000’s and was almost certainly the idea of a
    librarian, probably one who was encouraging youngsters to read a
    book.



    On Read a Book Day, it’s not compulsory to read a whole book but
    the day serves as inspiration to people to read a section of a book
    they particularly enjoyed, to read with children, to donate a book
    to a children’s school library, or to host a book reading party.

    Although the day was probably thought of with print books in
    mind, e-books are equally suitable for celebrating Read a Book
    Day. The main goal is to encourage reading, as both fiction and
    non-fiction books open up huge unknown vistas to enquiring
    minds.



    Taking the opportunity to enjoy some time out of the day to relax
    and read is good for the soul and the mind.

    https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/read-a-book-day/







    Donate unwanted clothes to TK Maxx

    Bag up your old clothing, accessories and quality homeware and
    bring it to TK Maxx. Since 2004, you generous lot have helped us
    raise an incredible £30.3 million for Cancer Research UK’s work
    through stock and cash donations. Of this, over £26.3 million is
    supporting research into children's cancers specifically and £4
    million is supporting general cancer research.



    Your donations help Cancer Research UK

    Cancer Research UK carries out pioneering research to help beat
    children’s cancers sooner. In the UK, around 4,200 young people
    under 25 years old are diagnosed with cancer each year, that's 11
    young people every day. Survival for children's cancers has more
    than doubled in the UK in the last 40 years, and Cancer Research
    UK's work has been at the heart of that progress. TK Maxx is the
    biggest corporate supporter of research into children's cancers for
    Cancer Research UK. You can help beat children's cancers sooner
    by donating a bag of unwanted clothes, accessories and quality
    homeware to your nearest TK Maxx store and help us raise funds
    for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens.



    Help fund research for new, better and kinder treatments

    Cancer and its treatments can have a devastating impact on
    children and their families. Life-saving cancer treatments can leave
    children and young people with long-term side effects such as
    hearing and fertility problems. Cancer Research UK are working
    hard to develop new, better and kinder treatments. They're
    funding research to find the best treatment for children and young
    people with different types of cancer - work that could help save
    lives and reduce side effects for young patients. More children than
    ever are surviving cancer thanks to the work of Cancer Research
    UK. With your support, Cancer Research UK can continue their
    groundbreaking work to help even more children and young people
    survive cancer. So do bring in your old unwanted clothes to the
    nearest TK Maxx store.

    FIND A STORE >>>

    The Children’s Stories

    It’s not the stats that matter, it’s the real life stories that touch our
    hearts >>>



    https://www.tkmaxx.com/uk/en/give-up-clothes-for-good

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    It's also ....








    Coffee Ice Cream with Bourbon



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

    Alfie xxx
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 6th Sep 17, 9:13 AM
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    colinw
    Goooooooooood Morning Everyone

    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 6th Sep 17, 12:24 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    Goooooooooood Morning Everyone

    Originally posted by colinw

    Hahahahahaha


    Helloooee from me to thee.



    Alfie xxx
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    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

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    Another proud Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
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