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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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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Sep 17, 5:13 PM
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    That's where I was born Pyx, London W7. But now living in Berkshire and sort of south west of London. It's all a bit odd really as technically I'm classed as South East of England but I'm actually directly above the Isle of Wight on a map. It seems there is no such thing as "The South" anymore
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    That's what I meant...... Berkshire.

    Still confused, as I'd say Berkshire was west of London.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 15th Sep 17, 6:14 PM
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    You are all the South to me
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 15th Sep 17, 6:45 PM
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    That's what I meant...... Berkshire.

    Still confused, as I'd say Berkshire was west of London.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Yes, Windsor and Slough etc are west but I'm on the borders of Hampshire.
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .


    Finito
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Sep 17, 11:14 PM
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    That's what I meant...... Berkshire.

    Still confused, as I'd say Berkshire was west of London.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Fair enough!



    You are all the South to me
    Originally posted by colinw
    True.

    There are degrees of southness, though.

    You've got your generalised south, i.e. anything south of where you are at any given time.

    Then there is the south as in To the South, like the signs that start at John O' Groats.

    Then there is the generic south, i.e. anything south of Watford. (Note: some natives of the area immediately to the north of Watford would argue that they should be included in the generic south, but blame that on whoever coined the phrase "north of Watford". It cannot be undone. If you are north of Watford, you cannot, by definition, be in the south).

    Then there is the geographic south. This refers to lands south of London, and technically stretches from Kent to Cornwall.
    But what of East Anglia? The clue's in the name. They are in the EAST!

    Similarly, Kent is really the SOUTH-EAST!

    And Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset are the SOUTHWEST!

    So what, strictly speaking, is the South?

    It's what is left: Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex. They make up the Leftover South. The South that does not fit into any other classification. The left-over south. The poor south.The SouthPaw.







    I think my brain has now gone south.
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    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 16th Sep 17, 6:52 AM
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    morning

    chilly but, thankfully, dry today - loads to do today so will pop in on and off, hopefully.

    Have a good day whatever you're doing
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Sep 17, 7:56 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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




    The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the
    harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life
    on the planet.

    The phaseout of controlled uses of ozone depleting substances and
    the related reductions have not only helped protect the ozone layer
    for this and future generations, but have also contributed
    significantly to global efforts to address climate change;
    furthermore, it has protected human health and ecosystems by
    limiting the harmful ultraviolet radiation from reaching the earth.

    Caring for all life under the sun

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol. As
    part of the anniversary celebrations, the Ozone Secretariat will
    launch a communication campaign ahead of World Ozone Day to
    be marked on 16 September 2017.



    The #OzoneHeroes campaign to be launched on 14 September will
    seek to celebrate the major accomplishments of the Montreal
    Protocol in protecting the ozone layer and the climate, to increase
    public recognition of the success and impact of the Protocol, and to
    generate further support for the Protocol and its new mandate to
    phase down climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons under the Kigali
    Amendment, adopted in 2016.

    Campaign materials and further information on how everyone can
    participate in celebrating this important milestone will be available
    from 14 September at www.ozoneheroes.org.



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



    https://www.ozoneheroes.org/

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    ^^ I had a little go at the seven questions on the Ozone Heroes
    site and got this .....

    Your ozone superpower is Resilience! Just like Groot, you can
    regenerate when faced with difficult challenges. You see obstacles
    as opportunities for growth and change rather than impediments.

    At the core of any environmental success story is change, and the
    case of ozone depletion was no different. Humans had to phase
    out harmful technology, research innovative alternatives, and
    make personal choices in order to support a cause that extended
    beyond a single business, home, or even country.

    Take Action:

    Now that you are an ozone hero,

    See what Resilience looks like on you

    Follow a few easy steps to create your own custom Ozone Hero
    graphic for you to share with the planet!

    Step 1: Upload a photo or take a new photo
    Step 2: Enter your name
    Step 3: Share with the planet… and beyond!









    Share your eczema story with us in National Eczema Week 2017
    and help others by doing so; find out how in our Eczpress Yourself
    section below. Find out where this year's National Eczema Week
    events take place and how to book your place at our Dunfermline
    or Kidlington events by visiting the events page.



    To be a part of this unique project simply record (audio or video)
    your eczema story and send it to info@eczema.org

    More >>>

    National Eczema Week Events

    Information and support for everyone affected by eczema. Our
    National Eczema Week programme of events

    More >>>



    http://www.eczema.org/NES-Week-2017

    http://www.eczema.org

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Join us for International Red Panda Day (IRPD) 2017 as an
    expected 100,000 visitors at more than 60 zoos worldwide help us
    create as many Red Panda Rangers as possible in a single day.

    What is a Red Panda Ranger? A Red Panda Ranger is a special title
    given to children who help spread the word about red pandas.
    Look in our activity guide to see what activities you can do for
    International Red Panda Day to become a red panda ranger.



    Contributions received from #IRPD2017 will go to expanding our
    Forest Guardian program to Western Nepal. Forest Guardians are
    our red panda stewards who empower local people to protect their
    forests. We have identified five districts in Nepal’s western region
    that are critical to the survival of this species. Funds will go to
    hiring and training local people to monitor and protect red panda
    habitat and nearly doubling our national Forest Guardian team!

    This initiative will include the recruitment of local women as Forest
    Guardians. Historically in Nepal, women have been
    underrepresented in red panda conservation and we want to see
    this change. Please check out our article The Changing Role of
    Women in Red Panda Conservation for more information.





    https://redpandanetwork.org/get-involved/international-red-panda-day/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2017: making shared mobility
    clean and intelligent

    Today the European Commission launched the 16th
    EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, a flagship campaign for Mobility and
    Transport, taking place from 16 to 22 September 2017. More than
    2,000 towns from Europe and beyond have organised events to
    encourage residents to try out alternatives to traditional means of
    transport.

    Commissioner Bulc said: “Shared mobility is a smart and
    innovative emerging model of transportation, with the potential to
    reduce the number of vehicles on the roads: for example, for each
    shared car, 15 private cars are off the road. But it's not only about
    cars; we are witnessing a real spurt of shared bike systems in
    cities and towns across the EU. We need to ensure that the future
    of urban mobility is both shared and sustainable."

    The theme of the 2017 campaign is ‘Clean, shared and intelligent
    mobility’, with the call-to-action ‘Sharing gets you further’.

    This year’s EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK encourages people to use
    shared forms of transportation such as bicycle and car sharing.
    Europe is the leader in shared mobility solutions and the value of
    transactions in shared mobility in Europe was estimated at EUR 5.1
    billion in 2015. It is expected to exceed EUR 100 billion in 2025.
    Sharing transportation not only helps people save money, but also
    support the EU's goals of achieving a low-emission economy.



    http://www.mobilityweek.eu/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    International Eat An Apple Day



    A BRIEF HISTORY OF APPLES IN UK

    Research in the early part of the 21st century indicated that all
    sweet apples arose originally in a small area of Tian Shan on
    Kazakhstan's border with China. It is likely that they gradually
    spread into Europe through the Middle East and several
    manuscripts from ancient Greece, including Homer's Odyssey,
    refer to apples and describe apple orchards. There is evidence that
    apples grew wild in Britain in the Neolithic period but it was the
    Romans who first introduced varieties with sweeter and greater
    taste. The earliest known mention of apples in England was by
    King Alfred in about 885 AD in his English translation of "Gregory's
    Pastoral Care".

    After the Roman occupation of Britain, many orchards were
    abandoned due to invasions by Jutes, Saxons and Danes. However,
    following the Norman Conquest improved varieties were introduced
    from France, which included the Costard. Orchards were developed
    within the grounds of monasteries and the raising of new varieties
    was undertaken by cross-pollination. The orchards of the
    monastery at Ely were particularly famous. Gradually, more
    orchards were cultivated and by the 13th century the Costard
    variety was being grown in many parts of England. Sellers of this
    apple were known as "costardmongers" and hence the word
    "costermonger".



    http://www.englishapplesandpears.co.uk/history_of_apples_in_uk.php

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Good luck Wing Walkers!

    Wing Walk - Saturday 16 September 2017

    Take part in our first wing walk event on Saturday 16 September
    at Wickenby Aerodrome in Lincolnshire.

    After a comprehensive ground and safety briefing, you'll be
    strapped into a secure five point harness before taking to the sky
    for a ten minute exhilarating experience, full of zooms and climbs
    at speeds of up to 130mph!



    https://www.stlukeshospice.org.uk/support/events/Detail/wing-walk

    https://www.stlukeshospice.org.uk/







    http://www.newburyshowground.co.uk/featured-attractions











    ^^ Couldn't resist posting this again!



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

    Alfie xxx
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    HELP for HEROES
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Sep 17, 8:14 AM
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    I tried to do wingwalking for a full year...... my booking kept getting cancelled due to strong winds or engine trouble. In the end I gave up.
    And lost my deposit.





    I love this song! Beware! It will earworm you!


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

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    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 16th Sep 17, 8:24 AM
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    Don't talk to me about the ruddy Berkshire Show

    Not only does it make any kind of travel plans pointless as it snarls up the roads here but today they have started flying hot air balloons. And one of them landed behind my house, I assume in the school grounds. I was out with the dog at the time, just getting home, and the burners on it spooked her big time and turned what should have been a pleasant walk into a nightmare

    There it is, just hovering over my house, blumming thing



    Anyway, hello Bettys

    Hope you all have a good weekend!
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .


    Finito
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 16th Sep 17, 8:40 AM
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    Clip of Fiona with Henry. Henry is still not 100% but is now allowed outside with the rest of the family.

    https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/videos/10155524478735479/
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .


    Finito
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Sep 17, 4:32 PM
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    I tried to do wingwalking for a full year...... my booking kept getting cancelled due to strong winds or engine trouble. In the end I gave up.
    And lost my deposit.





    I love this song! Beware! It will earworm you!


    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Oh! That's a shame about your wing walking experience.
    I had the same with a hot air balloon experience - they kept
    cancelling due to weather conditions being unsuitable - this went
    on for well over a year - never did get to have a go.


    Yup .... I've been well and truly earwormed!




    ^^ Love this



    Don't talk to me about the ruddy Berkshire Show

    Not only does it make any kind of travel plans pointless as it snarls up the roads here but today they have started flying hot air balloons. And one of them landed behind my house, I assume in the school grounds. I was out with the dog at the time, just getting home, and the burners on it spooked her big time and turned what should have been a pleasant walk into a nightmare

    There it is, just hovering over my house, blumming thing



    Anyway, hello Bettys

    Hope you all have a good weekend!
    Originally posted by joansgirl

    Oh no! Poor doglet and poor you! I wonder why on earth
    they landed where they did. See above post to Pyxis re my non-
    experience with hot air ballooning - not good.



    Clip of Fiona with Henry. Henry is still not 100% but is now allowed outside with the rest of the family.

    https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/videos/10155524478735479/
    Originally posted by joansgirl


    Aww - such a sweet video of Henry and Fiona having 'me'
    time! Wonder what's been ailing him.



    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Sep 17, 4:39 PM
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    Many years ago I did manage to do a hot air balloon ride, but I was extremely lucky.

    The days before had been awful...... rain and strong winds.
    On the morning, it had calmed right down and was perfect weather for the flight.

    Later on that day, the weather turned again and was bad.

    I was soooooooo lucky!

    Shame the wingwalk wasn't

    I'll have to have another try sometime.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Sep 17, 7:26 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys
    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful, fun-filled
    and glorious Sunday!


    The 50th Horseman's Sunday

    A cavalcade of horses and riders from Hyde Park and beyond
    gather outside St John’s, Hyde Park Crescent. The vicar appears
    before the congregation on a horse for the traditional blessing of
    the horses.



    Sunday, September 17, 2017
    10:00am 1:00pm

    This festive occasion gathers the horses that use Hyde Park,
    including horseguards, the police and carriages, as well as other
    horses from across the South East of England, for a traditional
    blessing. Surrounding all the horsing around is a traditional village
    fete including refreshments, jazz music, cake stall and many
    children’s activities. A great day for the whole family it is not to be
    missed. A festival eucharist starts at 10am followed by village fete,
    blessing and cavalcade of horses.

    Horseman's was established by Ross Nye in 1967 acts as a
    celebration of Horse Riding in central London.

    Music will include:

    Gloria RV 589 – A. Vivaldi
    Dixit dominus RV595 – A. Vivaldi
    Concerto per 2 Flauti RV 533 – A. Vivaldi

    https://www.stjohns-hydepark.com/whats-on/horsemans50








    17-23 Sept 2017 is Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week. Help
    the Lily Foundation stamp out Mitochondrial Disease by sending us
    your mito messages...feet first!

    All it takes is three simple steps:

    1. Write a mito message on your feet. It can be anything you like,
    get creative!

    2. Take a photo and post it on social media with the hashtag
    #MitoAware2017

    3. Get your friends, school or workplace to help. Can you set a
    record for the most feet in one photo?

    All photos posted with the hashtag are publicly viewable on our
    online gallery. You can also upload yours directly using the form
    below (it may take a few moments to upload).

    If you'd like to add a small £2 'toe-nation' to help make a
    difference on Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week please click
    here to donate online or simply text LILY17 £2 to 70070.

    Have fun and thanks for putting your best foot forward to beat
    mito!



    https://www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk/mitoaware2017/

    https://www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info




    & as it's International Country Music Day today .....




    Country music events 2018 UK:



    LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED AND TICKETS TO GO ON SALE
    OCTOBER 2017

    LONDON THE O2 DUBLIN 3 ARENA GLASGOW SSE HYDRO

    9 - 11 MAR 2018

    http://www.c2c-countrytocountry.com/

    ^^ 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

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    Another proud Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Sep 17, 8:47 AM
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    Just been hearing about the British Black Bee. Never heard of them before! Most of our honeybees are now hybrids with continental bees.

    The British black honeybee is hardier and calmer than the continental ones.

    This is an article I found:
    A rare 'black' honeybee which was thought to have been wiped out by a strain of Spanish flu in 1919 has been rediscovered in the rafters of a church in Northumberland.(2012)

    The rare 'British Black' is much darker than other bees, and developed in Britain after the last ice age.

    The bees that populate Britain today were mostly introduced from abroad - including the popular honeybee.

    The rare ‘apis mellifera mellifera’ or British Black honeybee are the only species of bee to have survived a strain of the Spanish flu which wiped out what was thought to be every single bee in the UK.

    Experts believed the creatures to be extinct, but a hive of the insects have been breeding for almost 100 years in the eves of a church in Northumberland.

    They were discovered in the roof of Whitfield’s Holy Trinity Church after the church warden found the 19th century church littered with bees.

    Conservation officer for the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders’ Association (Bibba) Dorian Pritchard, was called in to help.

    Slates were removed from the church by cutting into the roof with an electric saw, but the bees showed no signs of agitation - and no-one was stung.

    Dorian first recognised the insects’ unusual dark features.

    He said: ‘They are generally a lot darker than the European bee with pale thin strips across the abdomen. It takes a specialist bee keeper to recognise them.

    ‘These bees were the native bees in Britain after the Ice Age but in the 1830s we started to import foreign bees.

    ‘An epidemic wiped out 90 per cent of the population after the First World War.’

    The British Black bee is different from other bees as they developed in the UK after the last ice age.

    The only surviving bees are predominantly black, with a hint of yellow, but much darker than the common bee seen across the UK.

    They are ideally suited the British climate - particularly that in the North of England - and more so than the European Black bee.

    The Spanish flu came to the UK in the early 20th century.

    After the disaster, the country was repopulated with bees from abroad, which has led to more species of bee, including the popular honey bee.


    They are mostly black with just a hint of yellow.


    We'll have to ask Colin to keep a look out!

    On the TV this morning, they were talking about their re-introduction to Cornwall.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 17-09-2017 at 8:51 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 17th Sep 17, 1:37 PM
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    Hippo family pic time

    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .


    Finito
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Sep 17, 2:14 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    Just been hearing about the British Black Bee. Never heard of them before! Most of our honeybees are now hybrids with continental bees.

    The British black honeybee is hardier and calmer than the continental ones.




    They are mostly black with just a hint of yellow.


    We'll have to ask Colin to keep a look out!

    On the TV this morning, they were talking about their re-introduction to Cornwall.
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Same with me .... never heard of them.


    It's lovely to hear such wonderful news though about a true
    British bee!


    Also just found this article:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-40862595

    A species of bee once believed to be extinct in Britain is to be
    introduced to a nature reserve to help boost numbers.

    Three hives at Abberton Reservoir, in Essex, will initially be
    populated with black queen honey bees.

    It is hoped they will breed to help establish more colonies in the
    area.

    The site was chosen because it is far enough away from other
    hives to prevent inter-breeding and ensure the "purity" of the
    bees.

    The project is a partnership between Essex and Suffolk Water, the
    Essex Wildlife Trust and the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders
    Association (BIBBA).

    Chairman of BIBBA, Nick Bentham-Green, said it was a "significant
    step in the right direction" for the conservation of the bees.
    "Honeybees face an uphill struggle for survival, most notably from
    the thousands of bees that are imported every year and with them
    pests and diseases," he said.

    The black honey bee, also known as Apis mellifera mellifera, is a
    native species to the UK but was thought to have been wiped out
    by the early 20th century

    It flies at lower temperatures than non-native bees, which makes
    them more successful at finding food and mating

    There are about 28 different sub-species of the western honey bee

    Other names for the black been include "Old English", "Irish Black"
    and "Brown Bee"


    and this:


    http://www.biobees.com/blackbees.php




    Happy days!


    On a slightly different note - where are the wasps this year?

    I've only seen a few!

    Interesting article here:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2747264/Buzz-know-answer-wasps-gone-Concern-garden-pest-eating-insects-vanished.html

    and here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41042948

    What's really the point of wasps?

    A new citizen science survey aims to shed light on that fixture of
    summertime in the outdoors: the wasp. Though much maligned,
    these fascinating creatures perform a vital ecological role, say
    scientists.






    I'm the first to admit that they can be very annoying especially
    when they're hungry and on the hunt for sugar!

    Nevertheless - I've fairly missed them this year.



    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Sep 17, 2:17 PM
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    Do you know, I don't think I've seen a wasp either!

    Mind you, I haven't been out much.


    I suppose if you have a fruit tree with windfalls, you might see some at this time of year.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Sep 17, 2:29 PM
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    Hippo family pic time

    Originally posted by joansgirl

    Aww - gorgeous family photo of three very happy hippos!


    Alfie xxx
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Sep 17, 3:01 PM
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    Do you know, I don't think I've seen a wasp either!

    Mind you, I haven't been out much.


    I suppose if you have a fruit tree with windfalls, you might see some at this time of year.
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    I think they've generally had a hard time of late due to
    changing climate etc - same as many other wildlife
    species.

    Interestingly enough I was watching a repeat of BBC's
    Countryfile a week or so back and they were promoting the
    Big Wasp Survey. Unfortunately I had missed it but am
    hopeful that it'll become an annual event.

    http://www.bigwaspsurvey.org/


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Sep 17, 4:03 PM
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    Pyxis
    There was a discussion about wasps a little while ago on a thread...... can't remember if it was this one.......... and wasps, though really annoying at picnics and BBQs, are actually really useful insects, for pollinating and eating other garden pests.

    They are also a food source for other creatures, too.

    Some types of wasps kill bees, though.



    I had a bad brain moment this morning.
    I spent quite a long time on a particular post, looking up details and a pic, and finally posted it. I was sure that I'd seen the posted post on the thread. Went off to another thread or two, then thought of something and went back to the one I'd posted, but it wasn't there..

    Strange.
    Thought it might be a glitch with t'internet, so I logged out and back in again, but it still wasn't there.
    So I posted about this strange thing, i.e. the posted post that disappeared, on that original thread.

    A short while later, someone on that thread posted to say that my post hadn't disappeared, as it was on the thread that had been discussing the thing I'd posted about........ a completely different thread on a completely different board!

    I did laugh! Tears in the eyes job!
    Serves me right for thread-hopping!

    What had also confused me a bit was that the person I had replied to by posting the post was a regular on the thread that I thought I'd posted it on.

    Well, that's my excuse, anyway, before I'm carted off by men in white jackets.


    Please don't anyone ask me who the reigning monarch is or what day of the week it is!






    Memo to self....... I have posted the post about the missing post on the Alphabetty thread, so don't go looking for it on any other thread, you silly Pyxis, you!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Chieveley
    • By Chieveley 17th Sep 17, 5:47 PM
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    Don't talk to me about the ruddy Berkshire Show

    Not only does it make any kind of travel plans pointless as it snarls up the roads here but today they have started flying hot air balloons. And one of them landed behind my house, I assume in the school grounds. I was out with the dog at the time, just getting home, and the burners on it spooked her big time and turned what should have been a pleasant walk into a nightmare

    There it is, just hovering over my house, blumming thing



    Anyway, hello Bettys

    Hope you all have a good weekend!
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Hello all, Did you go to the show Joansgirl? I had to come & look at your hot air balloon picture as Mum had a Tiger logo'd one over her bungalow in Thatcham yesterday morning. No noticeable traffic problem when I went to see her earlier (no I don't live in Chieveley but right in Newbury Town) Waves to Pyxis who can't be more than 15 minutes away either
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