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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





    Member: Wimps Anonymous
    Live simply so that others may simply live.
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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 5th Oct 17, 10:47 PM
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    Ok, so you are now enrolled in Wimps Anonymous and you are hereby entitled to put Member: Wimps Anonymous in your sig. if you so wish.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Done Thank you

    Member: Wimps Anonymous
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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 5th Oct 17, 11:06 PM
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    Goodnight

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 6th Oct 17, 6:57 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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




    Seafood Week is back again for 2017, kicking off with
    #FishPunDay on the 6th. Keep your eyes peeled for our daily
    species, recipes and inspiration getting you to try something new
    this year!

    Be inspired

    Discover which seafood we'll be tucking into during seafood and
    discover a recipe to try at home!

    READ MORE >>>

    Fish Pun Day

    Back, due to popular demand, Fish Pun Day is one of the funniest
    days of the year on social media - and it kicks off the start of
    Seafood Week!

    Bring your best fish puns and join in the fun on Twitter and
    Facebook with #fishpunday

    READ MORE >>>

    What's on in Seafood Week

    Seafood Week supporters and promotions are all over the UK! Take
    a look at our handy map to see what's happening in your area, and
    if you'd like to be featured on our map then get in touch!

    READ MORE >>>

    Foodie Fish Recipes

    To celebrate Seafood Week we asked a few of our favourite food
    bloggers to come up with recipes using prawns, tuna or cod using
    5 ingredients or less.

    READ MORE >>>

    Seafood Week

    Calling all seafood fans, we want YOU and YOUR BUSINESS to be
    part of the nation’s biggest seafood celebration – SEAFOOD WEEK
    2017!

    With previous Seafood Week partners including household brands
    such as Morrisons, The Co-op, Jamie’s Italian and Hilton to
    hundreds of independents businesses the length and breadth of
    the country, this year’s event is sure to be even bigger and better
    than ever.



    http://www.fishisthedish.co.uk/seafoodweek

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Red White and Blue Day - Friday 6th October 2017

    100 years of service

    In 2017 Red, White & Blue Day will be marking the centenaries of
    the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and the Women’s Army
    Auxiliary Corps, whilst uncovering key roles of women in the
    Services.



    From working on ships “alongside” in the First World War, flying in
    the skies during the Battle of Britain, to the frontlines of
    Afghanistan, women have played a pivotal role in the conflicts of
    the last 100 years.

    About Red White and Blue Day

    Red, White & Blue Day is being run jointly by ABF The Soldiers'
    Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal Navy and Royal
    Marines Charity. Each of these three charities is responsible for the
    welfare of soldiers, sailors and airmen and their families.

    The first ever Red, White & Blue Day was held in October 2011,
    with 54,000 children from 175 schools taking part. The event was
    part of the wider Ten for Ten project, which marked ten years of
    British Forces Involvement in Afghanistan.

    The idea itself belongs to Alix Hodge, whose husband Marcus was
    commissioned by 3 Rifles to go to Sangin in his role as an artist.
    Alix was so moved by the events there that she wanted to mark
    the efforts of those who are in Afghanistan. ABF The Soldiers'
    Charity worked with Alix to run Ten for Ten and as a result were
    approached to project manage Red White & Blue Day.

    Once again we are taking the Red, White & Blue Day to every
    school in the UK, as well as military schools based overseas. Pupils
    can simply donate £1 and dress up in Red, White and Blue, or hold
    cake sales, sponsored events, or they might have weird or
    wonderful fundraising ideas of their own!

    The money will be split between the three long-established
    charities which all have close ties with our Armed Forces. For more
    on how the money is spent click here. >>>



    http://www.redwhiteblueday.co.uk/aboutRWB.asp#about

    http://www.redwhiteblueday.co.uk/rwb2017.asp

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral
    palsy and their families, and the organisations that support them,
    in more than 60 countries. Our vision is to ensure that children
    and adults with cerebral palsy (CP) have the same rights, access
    and opportunities as anyone else in our society. It is only together,
    that we can make that happen.

    World Cerebral Palsy Day: Friday 6 October 2017

    World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day is Friday 6 October in 2017. More
    than just an awareness day, it is an opportunity to: 1. Celebrate
    and express pride in the lives and achievements of those with CP
    and the people and the organisations that support them 2. Create
    a powerful voice for those with CP to change their world 3.
    Connect organisations across the globe so they are better
    equipped to meet the needs of those with CP 4. Create new
    solutions to everyday problems 5. Act as a catalyst for social
    change and education campaigns that create solutions to universal
    challenges 6. Produce tangible, actions and outcomes that
    measurably improve the lives of those with CP 7. Raise awareness
    of CP and the issues that affect people with CP at a local, national
    and international level to create more inclusive societies. The
    project is coordinated by the World Cerebral Palsy Initiative, a
    group of non-profit cerebral palsy organisations with a global
    vision to create real change for people living with CP.

    About cerebral palsy

    There are 17 million people across the world living with cerebral
    palsy (CP). Another 350 million people are closely connected to a
    child or adult with CP. It is the most common physical disability in
    childhood. CP is a permanent disability that affects movement. Its
    impact can range from a weakness in one hand, to almost a
    complete lack of voluntary movement. It is a complex disability: 1
    in 4 children with CP cannot talk, 1 in 3 cannot walk, 1 in 2 have
    an intellectual disability, 1 in 4 have epilepsy. CP is a lifelong
    disability and there is no known cure.

    https://worldcpday.org/about-us/

    https://worldcpday.org/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    National Badger Day 2017



    The National Federation of Badger Groups was formed in January
    1986 and evolved into the Badger Trust in 2005.

    The Badger Trust exists to promote and enhance the welfare,
    conservation and protection of badgers, their setts, and their
    habitats for the public benefit. We are the leading voice for
    badgers and represent and support around 60 local voluntary
    badger groups and thousands of supporters and followers. The
    Badger Trust provides expert advice on all badger issues and
    works closely with the government, police, and other conservation
    organisations. We use all lawful means to campaign for the
    improved protection of badgers and are a member of Partnership
    for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) and Wildlife and
    Countryside Link.



    The biggest threats to modern badgers are road traffic accidents,
    government sanctioned culling, wildlife crimes, developments, and
    habitat loss. At the Badger Trust, we provide outreach and
    education opportunities to schools, training to police forces and
    local groups, government outreach, support to local groups, press
    coverage on local and national levels, and drive national level
    campaigns to educate the public on issues effecting badgers and
    their habitats.

    The Badger Trust relies almost entirely on the generous donations
    from groups, supporters, and members of the public. Getting
    involved with your local group and signing up for a monthly
    donation plan with the Badger Trust are two of the best ways you
    can help preserve this wonderful species for generations to come.



    https://www.badger.org.uk/donate

    https://www.badger.org.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info









    Byte Night is Action for Children's biggest annual fundraiser; a
    national ‘sleep-out’ event. Each year, hundreds of like minded
    people from the technology and business arena give up their beds
    for one night to help change the lives of vulnerable young people.
    It all began in 1998 when 30 individuals slept out in London and
    raised £35,000. Since then Byte Night has grown to 10 UK
    locations and over 1200 people slept out in 2016. Byte Night is
    one of the UK’s top 17 mass participation charity events and is the
    largest charity sleep-out having raised over £9.6 million since the
    first event.

    This year Byte Night is taking place on Friday 6th October, across
    10 locations within the UK.

    Why do we need you to sleep out?

    Action for Children does what’s right, what’s needed and what
    works for children in the UK by supporting more than 390,000
    children, young people and families each year. In particular, Byte
    Night works to support some of the 83,000 young people who are
    homeless in the UK every year through no fault of their own.
    Family breakdown, mental health issues and abuse in the home
    are just a few of the causes which lead to many young people
    becoming homeless. Action for Children has supported many
    young people to a safe and happy future. Unfortunately, so many
    more still need our help.



    https://www.bytenight.org.uk/what-is-byte-night/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Celebrate World Smile Day® Friday, October 6, 2017

    As is well known by now throughout the world Harvey Ball, a
    commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the
    smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most
    recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet.



    As the years passed Harvey Ball became concerned about the
    over-commercialization of his symbol, and how its original
    meaning and intent had become lost in the constant repetition of
    the marketplace. Out of that concern came his idea for World
    Smile Day®. He thought that we, all of us, should devote one day
    each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. The
    smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion.
    Harvey’s idea was that for at least one day each year, neither
    should we. He declared that the first Friday in October each year
    would henceforth be World Smile Day®. Ever since that first World
    Smile Day® held in 1999, it has continued every year in Smiley's
    hometown of Worcester, MA and around the world.



    After Harvey died in 2001, the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation
    was created to honor his name and memory. The Foundation
    continues as the official sponsor of World Smile Day® each year.

    This website was created to provide information about World Smile
    Day®, Harvey Ball and Smiley. Browse the archives to learn more
    about past World Smile Day® events, Smiley and his creator -
    Harvey Ball. And be sure to join the celebration this year on
    Friday, October 6th, and "Do an act of kindness. Help one person
    smile"!



    http://www.worldsmileday.com/index.php/article-index/item/373-about-world-smile-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
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Oct 17, 7:14 AM
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    Smiles, she said, so................................













    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Oct 17, 7:20 AM
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    Pyxis











    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Oct 17, 7:21 AM
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    Pyxis



    Last edited by Pyxis; 07-10-2017 at 8:01 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Oct 17, 7:33 AM
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    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 7th Oct 17, 6:12 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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




    Guide Dogs Week - 7th-15th October

    This Guide Dogs Week people all over the UK are Moving it for
    Money to help ensure Guide Dogs can help as many blind and
    partially sighted people as possible.



    More people than ever need a guide dog and there’s still time to
    for you to Move it for Money and raise vital funds. Whether you
    dance, run or bake, raising just £35 can keep a guide dog
    partnership moving for a week – partnerships like that of Steve
    Bowles and his Guide Dog Flynn.

    Steve led an ordinary life, until one night the lights went out. He’d
    lived with glaucoma for many years, but after an operation he
    woke up and his world was totally black.

    Watch his video to find out how becoming a guide dog owner
    helped get the old Steve back.

    Download a fundraising pack full of Move it for Money ideas and
    get a FREE pair of wearable dog ears.

    Get your pack. Get your ears. Get moving...



    https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/guidedogsweek#

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info









    King Harold Day 2017 has unfortunately been cancelled.

    However all is not lost .....



    We have already announced that we have had to cancel King
    Harold Day this year.

    I had been toying with the idea that we should continue to mark
    King Harold’s death even though King Harold Day will not be taking
    place. The Music for Lunch recital in the Abbey Church will in any
    event be held, and a most appropriate programme has been
    arranged, including music by Thomas Tallis, who was Director of
    Music at the Abbey up until its dissolution. I decided that at least
    I would put flowers on the King Harold Memorial.



    Since then a number of people have suggested that we should
    hold a ceremony, including Waltham Abbey Historical Society who
    wished to place their normal floral tribute, and the Rector, The
    Rev’d Peter Smith, has offered to be with us and to participate.
    So, with the help of various people a programme has been put
    together.

    The ceremony at the King Harold Memorial will take place on
    Saturday 7th October at 11.00am. Please note this is an earlier
    time than usual. I am pleased to report that our Junior King
    Harold will be with us again. The programme will include a
    performance by Sue Macmillan and Hannah McDowall, the
    presenters of Eleanor Longshanks, who will tell the story of
    medieval kingship and queenship, and an Arthurian legend.

    Those attending are invited to go into the Abbey Church
    afterwards where refreshments will be available from 12 noon,
    with the Recital beginning at 12.30pm.

    The Historical Society will be staging an exhibition in the Church,
    and a new booklet by Grenville Weltch, edited by Lawrence
    Greenall, about the King Harold Memorial will be published on the
    day and be on sale. Grenville has also kindly agreed to arrange
    for a tour of the Abbey Church after the Recital.

    We are delighted that the Chairman of Epping Forest District
    Council, Cllr Dave Stallan, and the Mayor of Waltham Abbey, Cllr
    Mick Fitch, will be able to join us despite the short notice.

    I should emphasize that there will be no procession through the
    town centre and nobody will be in medieval costume.

    Not as big an event as usual but still it looks like it will be an
    excellent occasion. Do please come along and join us at the King
    Harold Memorial in the Abbey Churchyard, and spread the word as
    much as you can for us so that we have a really good attendance.
    Let us still commemorate King Harold on this day.



    http://kingharoldday.co.uk/commemoration-of-king-harold-2017/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info

    http://kingharoldday.co.uk/

    ^^ Apology here







    The Venue: HILTON HOTEL METROPOLE, KING'S RD, BRIGHTON
    BN1 2FU

    The Time: SAT 7 - SUN 8 OCTOBER 2017 | 11:00 TO 17:00

    Tickets: ONLY £5

    Brighton Viva! Vegan Festival is returning to Brighton for a huge
    celebration on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017 at the
    Hilton Hotel from 11am - 5pm across both days.

    The festival will feature 100 vegan stalls including 10 caterers, free
    samples, clothing, gifts, accessories, charity memorabilia and
    much more.

    There will also be all day live cookery demos and talks and
    workshops offering free nutritional advice and highlighting the very
    best aspects about living without animal products.



    ^^^ ^^^

    Entry is just £5 and under 16s are free entry.

    SO IF YOU'VE EVER GIVEN THE IDEA OF GOING VEGAN A GO
    - OR WANT TO START IN THAT DIRECTION - BUT NEED A HELPING
    HAND, COME ALONG, AND FIND OUT HOW!

    https://www.viva.org.uk/festivals/brighton-2017

    ^^ 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
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Oct 17, 7:59 AM
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    Where did my pics go?

    They were all there yesterday.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 7th Oct 17, 12:31 PM
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    Where did my pics go?

    They were all there yesterday.
    Originally posted by Pyxis












    The aforementioned pictures were indeed all present and
    correct yesterday - I detect three thanks per post and must
    therefore assume that a skilful level of skulduggery (under
    the cover of darkness) has been used to remove the said
    items.



    Never fear - I'm on the case.



    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 7th Oct 17, 11:54 PM
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    Pyxis









    The aforementioned pictures were indeed all present and
    correct yesterday - I detect three thanks per post and must
    therefore assume that a skilful level of skulduggery (under
    the cover of darkness) has been used to remove the said
    items.



    Never fear - I'm on the case.



    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    How did you get them back?


    You're WonderWoman!


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

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 8th Oct 17, 7:05 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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


    Dogs Unite Berkshire



    Your dog has the power to change someone’s life.

    A walk in support of Guide Dogs

    Join us at Snelsmore Common, Newbury, for a tail-wagging day of
    fun for all the family – especially those four-legged members!

    Date: 8 October 2017

    Time: 10:00 – 16:00

    Location: Snelsmore Common Country Park, Wantage Rd,
    Newbury, RG14 3BQ.

    Admission: £10 for 2 adults and up for four dogs. (Under 16’s go free)

    It’s a jam-packed day featuring our sponsored dog walk*, dog
    demonstrations, an exciting array of stalls to browse and fun dog
    shows to see. You may even have the chance to meet some
    lovable guide dog puppies. You’d be barking mad to miss out!

    *You can choose between approximately a 1km walk with a
    treasure hunt and quiz or a 5km mire trail - or you can just come
    along for the fun!



    http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/dogs-unite/news/2017/dogs-unite-berkshire/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info









    **PRE REGISTRATION FOR W.A.L.K IS NOW CLOSED. YOU CAN
    STILL REGISTER AT HAMPSTEAD HEATH ON THE DAY FROM
    10.30AM**

    Choose between a leisurely 3km dog walk past Highgate Ponds
    and through the woodlands or a more challenging 5km walk up
    steeper hills and passed the iconic Kenwood House. Whether you
    take part with friends, family or just you and your pooch, this is
    the perfect autumnal walk to support Mayhew!



    3km or 5km walk- Free Mayhew Bandana for each dog!

    Get sponsored and raise money for Mayhew or just enjoy a stroll
    raising awareness for the cause!

    Prize for our top sponsorship fundraiser

    Scavenger Hunt and prizes

    Pet Pride Photography on hand to capture the best shots of your
    dog

    Treats from our event sponsors Edgard and Cooper

    £10 for the first dog, £5 for any additional dogs. No more than 3
    dogs per person.



    https://www.themayhew.org/events/sponsored-dog-walk/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    Royal Parks Half Marathon



    8th October 2017

    Good luck all!

    We'd love you to join our 2018 Royal Parks Half Team...

    Registrations for a Barnardo's charity place in this event will open
    soon. Please register your interest in the meantime and we'll be in
    touch as soon as places become available.

    More than 16,000 people take part each year in this unique half
    marathon in the beautiful capital, enjoying the benefits of
    thousands of enthusiastic well-wishers gathering along the route to
    cheer them on.

    Why join #TeamBarnardos?

    A dedicated events team to support you every step of the way

    Fundraising advice & materials to help you smash your target

    Support and inspiration from celebrities, sport therapists and
    experts in nutrition

    Exclusive access to the Barnardo's Training Zone

    Recieve a high performance Barnardo's running vest

    Meet and great the team pre-run

    Post-race celebrations in the Charity Village

    Cheering points along the route to help you cross that finish line

    We would love you to join #TeamBarnardos for what is set to be a
    memorable year at the Royal Parks Half.

    Register your interest >>>



    https://www.barnardos.org.uk/challengeevents/runs_and_walks_detail.htm?ref=54315

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info









    JOIN US FOR THE MSH ANNIVERSARY WALK!

    *ONLINE ENTRY HAS NOW CLOSED*. If you would like to walk
    with us on Sunday, please come along on the day & sign up from
    8.15am. Entry is £15 per adult, £5 per child. £25 Family of 4. The
    walk will set off at 9.00am. Walker packs can be collected on the
    day from the Registration Area.

    Starts and ends at Michael Sobell Hospice, Gate 3, Mount Vernon
    Hospital, Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, HA6 2RN.

    Michael Sobell Hospice invites you to get walking for 40 years of
    local hospice care on Sunday 8th October in celebration of our
    special milestone anniversary year.

    Choose to take on a 3-mile walk or more challenging, 12-mile
    route, across the beautiful countryside of Hillingdon, Harefield,
    Hertfordshire, plus along the Great Union Canal.

    So, if you already enjoy walking with friends, family and the dog
    on a Sunday morning, why not put your best foot forward in
    support of a wonderful local cause, that provides vital care and
    support to local people in their time of need.

    We look forward to welcoming you!



    https://www.michaelsobellhospice.co.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Good luck all!

    The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon – Sunday 8th October 2017



    The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon has quickly established itself as
    one of the highlights of the UK's sporting year. This popular and
    picturesque run, with fantastic PB potential, takes participants past
    some of York's most historic sights and along scenic country lanes,
    making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities.

    Achieve a coveted personal best or simply be spurred on by great
    support and entertainment around the route - the Plusnet
    Yorkshire Marathon has all the ingredients to make this an
    unforgettable experience.



    http://www.theyorkshiremarathon.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

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    Another proud Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 8th Oct 17, 1:06 PM
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    Oohh, I could have gone to that Snelsmore thing, it's only up the road a bit. However I'm sure it would have only meant Bails rolling in or eating something disgusting

    Plus not keen on the idea of adders
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .


    Finito
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Oct 17, 3:09 PM
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    I've only ever seen an adder once. It was curled up asleep. I was able to get close enough to see its markings.

    Otherwise, apart from zoos etc., the only other snake I've seen was a medium long one in Sri Lanka, when it slithered across the path ahead of us in a big park. Don't know what sort it was, but that was exciting.


    Seen a slow-worm, but that's a lizard, not a snake.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 09-10-2017 at 7:51 AM.
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    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Oct 17, 7:48 AM
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    Part 1 of 2






    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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



    Dyspraxia Awareness Week - Fundraising Friday!



    Dyspraxia Awareness Week takes place on 8th-14th October, why
    not prepare for Fundraising Friday today.



    Taking place on Friday 13th October we want you to get involved,
    share awareness of Dyspraxia/DCD and get creative with your
    fundraising. Don’t delay and order your free fundraising pack today!!

    Get Social! Use #Dyspraxia17 on Twitter & Facebook to get
    involved and interactive with Dyspraxia Awareness Week!

    Dyspraxia at a glance…

    What is Dyspraxia?

    Movement Matters, an umbrella organization representing major
    national groups in the UK that represent people with coordination
    difficulties offers the following definition:

    Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as
    dyspraxia, is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor
    coordination in children and adults. DCD is formally recognised by
    international organisations including the World Health
    Organisation. DCD is distinct from other motor disorders such as
    cerebral palsy and stroke, and occurs across the range of
    intellectual abilities. Individuals may vary in how their difficulties
    present: these may change over time depending on environmental
    demands and life experiences, and will persist into adulthood.

    An individual’s coordination difficulties may affect participation and
    functioning of everyday life skills in education, work and
    employment. Children may present with difficulties with self-care,
    writing, typing, riding a bike and play as well as other educational
    and recreational activities.....



    https://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/about-dyspraxia/dyspraxia-glance/

    https://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/awareness-weeks/awarenessweek17/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Welcome to the home of Baby Loss Awareness Week in the UK

    Each year 9-15 October is Baby Loss Awareness Week. Throughout
    the week bereaved parents, their families and friends, unite with
    each other and others across the world to commemorate their
    babies’ lives.

    Baby Loss Awareness Week also provides a chance to raise
    awareness about the issues surrounding pregnancy and baby loss
    in the UK. This year we are calling for improved bereavement
    support for families affected by baby and pregnancy loss.

    In the UK, Baby Loss Awareness Week is a collaboration between
    more than 40 charities.



    GLOBAL WAVE OF LIGHT

    Join us October 15 2017

    Everyone is invited to take part in this global event to remember
    all the babies that have died during pregnancy, at, during or after
    birth.

    Learn more >>>



    https://babyloss-awareness.org/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    National Braille Week



    National Braille Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of
    Braille and other alternative formats that open up the written
    world to people with visual impairments.

    National Braille Week is organised by the charity Royal Blind and
    runs in the second week of October, coinciding with World Sight
    Day.

    Get involved by organising your own event or activity - browse our
    website for free resources!

    National Braille Week takes place from 9 -15 October 2017.



    https://www.royalblind.org/national-braille-week

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Welcome to Libraries Week: the annual showcase of all the
    creative, innovative and diverse activities that UK libraries have to
    offer.

    9-14 October is a chance to discover the range of things you can
    do at your library, from play and learning for children, to managing
    your health, to accessing wifi and games, to finding a job, a hobby
    or starting a business.

    It’s not just public libraries – libraries of all kinds in schools,
    workplaces and universities have amazing services that will be on
    show during Libraries Week. Register to take part or to keep up
    with the latest news.



    http://www.librariesweek.org.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info








    This October, The Campaign for Wool’s annual Wool Week will mark
    its eighth year with an extended programme of events, exhibitions
    and interactive consumer moments with an exciting line-up of
    activities and initiatives designed to educate, inspire and promote
    the benefits of wool. This will run across sixteen days from the 7th
    – 22nd October.



    The Campaign for Wool is a global endeavour initiated by its
    patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, in order to raise
    awareness amongst consumers about the unique, natural,
    renewable and biodegradable benefits offered by the fibre.

    Encouraging collaboration between an international community of
    woolgrowers, major fashion designers, retailers, manufacturers,
    artisans and interior designers, the Campaign has been
    instrumental in educating consumers about the versatility of wool,
    and reconnecting them with its myriad uses; From luxurious fine
    merino knitwear and cloth through beautiful hardwearing interior
    products to fire-retardant insulation for the home.

    Since its launch in 2010, The Campaign for Wool has influenced a
    new demand for wool on an international scale, and its efforts
    have seen an outstanding threefold increase in the price farmers
    receive for their wool.

    The Campaign is supported by major trade textile organisations.
    See our ‘Supporters’ page for a list of these organisations.



    http://www.campaignforwool.org/the-campaign/

    http://www.campaignforwool.org/event-item/uk-wool-week-2/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October. The event
    was originally created by the 1969 Universal Postal Congress in
    Tokyo as a means of marking the anniversary of the Universal
    Postal Union's creation in 1874.

    Today, the main purpose of World Post Day is to raise awareness of
    the Post's role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as
    well as its contribution to global social and economic development.

    The UPU's member countries are encouraged to organize their own
    national activities to celebrate the event: everything from
    introducing or promoting new postal products and services, to
    holding open days at post offices, sorting centres or postal
    museums.

    It is important to constantly remind ourselves of the role that Posts
    play in our societies today, because some key trends are turning
    our world upside down. I see four main developments in this
    regard: Firstly, Internet pervasiveness is growing year on year,
    transforming the ways in which citizens interact, communicate and
    do business; Secondly, customers in all industries are becoming
    ever more demanding: in this age of digital and mobile technology,
    we want things right here and right now, and we want choice and
    control; Thirdly, e-commerce and light logistics are exploding,
    growing at double-digit rates in most regions; And fourthly, after
    years of sluggish growth, the world economy and international
    trade are finally getting back on track.....



    http://www.upu.int/en/the-upu/world-post-day/2017-message-from-the-dg.html

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info









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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Oct 17, 7:50 AM
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    Part 2 of 2





    British Egg Week breakfasts with a hotel style twist

    For British Egg Week 2017 (9– 15 October) British Lion eggs have
    teamed up with The Goring Hotel to share six of its famous
    breakfast recipes. The hotel’s Michelin-starred Executive Chef,
    Shay Cooper, is also providing tips and tricks on how to make the
    perfect luxurious hotel breakfast at home.



    Independent research has revealed that Brits are willing to spend
    30% longer preparing breakfast at the weekend than they are
    during the week. The survey also revealed that the Full English is
    the nation’s favourite breakfast, with 42% of people saying they
    always order it when eating out. Also ranking within the top three
    egg dishes to eat at restaurants were Eggs Benedict and
    scrambled eggs and smoked salmon.

    As well as sharing the six luxurious recipes from Shay Cooper,
    British Lion eggs are unscrambling Shay’s breakfast classics with
    simpler versions for busy weekday mornings. Bringing a little bit of
    luxury to breakfast every day and showing that one or two
    ingredients can make all the difference when it comes to making
    delicious breakfasts at home.



    Shay Cooper, says: “From our breakfast menu, the egg dishes are
    certainly the most popular, with the full English being a clear
    favourite. The Dining Room at The Goring celebrates the best in
    British food and the breakfast menu is no exception. Our guests
    expect the highest standards of cooking, but it is also possible to
    try and recreate these dishes at home to celebrate the most
    important meal of the day.”



    “What better time to celebrate the versatility of eggs than British
    Egg Week. The great British breakfast would be lost without eggs.”

    Shay Cooper’s six breakfast recipes are:

    1. The Goring’s full English breakfast
    2. Sunday smoked salmon and scrambled eggs
    3. Classic Eggs Benedict with homemade hollandaise
    4. Soft poached eggs, sweetcorn pancake and crispy pancetta
    5. Eggs cocotte with smoked haddock, leek and chives
    6. Fine herb omelette with sliced smoked salmon

    Or for a quicker, but just as delicious version, try:
    1. Half English breakfast
    2. Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs
    3. Eggs Benedict with cheat’s hollandaise
    4. Poached egg with crispy pancetta
    5. Dippy egg with cheesy soldiers
    6. Cheesy mushroom and herb omelette



    Andrew Joret, Chairman of the British Egg Industry Council, says:
    “We know that Britain loves eggs for breakfast with more than
    two-thirds of people saying they’d always choose eggs when eating
    out and egg sales recently topping six billion for the first time since
    records began. This British Egg Week, we are proud to be
    partnering with one of Britain’s most highly regarded hotels to
    show Brits that you can have a ‘hotel style’ breakfast all week
    long.”



    https://www.egginfo.co.uk/news/british-egg-week-breakfasts-hotel-style-twist

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info









    ABOUT NATIONAL CURRY WEEK

    As a renowned event in the social calendar, National Curry Week is
    widely celebrated across the UK in October each year. Its primary
    purpose continues to be rejoicing in all things curry and most
    importantly, to raise money for malnourishment and poverty
    focussed charities.

    With a variety of ways to get involved, from holding your own
    cracking curry night at home to eating out at one of the tip-top
    participating restaurants, be sure to join us as we make the 20th
    National Curry Week second-to-naan.



    PROUD SPONSORS OF NATIONAL CURRY WEEK

    http://www.nationalcurryweek.co.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info











    Celebrate the world of fine chocolate this October

    Chocolate Week, the nation’s favourite themed week, returns for a
    13th consecutive year, celebrating the world of fine chocolate from
    9th to 15th October, 2017. The week culminates with The London
    Chocolate Show at Olympia Hall from 13th to 15th October,
    bringing the best of the industry together all under one roof.



    Hundreds of events are expected this Chocolate Week around the
    UK, with the country’s top chocolatiers and chocolate companies,
    as well as hotels, bars and restaurants celebrating by hosting
    talks, tastings, demonstrations and sampling, as well as creating
    exclusive products, new launches, offers, chocolate meals,
    cocktails and recipes using some of the best chocolate brands from
    around the world.



    Chocolate Week aims to promote fine flavour chocolate, the
    independent artisan chocolatiers and the chocolate companies who
    work in direct partnership with cocoa farmers, encouraging
    consumers to pay a fairer price for their chocolate.

    Chocolate Week is organised by Sylvie Douce and François Jeantet,
    founders and organizers of the Salon du Chocolat around the world
    including The London Chocolate Show.

    For the fifth edition of the Chocolate Show London, 30,000
    chocolate fans are expected to flock to the show to see the best
    UK chocolate companies exhibiting alongside exciting international
    brands, plus demonstrations, talks and hands-on workshops from
    the UK’s top chocolatiers.



    Salon du Chocolat has enormous pedigree in the chocolate
    industry. Created in Paris, France back in 1995, the event
    progressively conquered the major French and international cities
    (New York, Tokyo, Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai, Cairo, Salvador da
    Bahia, Lima, Seoul, Bologna, Zurich, Brussels, Beirut, Cologne,
    London, Milan). Over 23 years, the Salon du Chocolat has
    organized 210 shows in 32 cities around the world, attracted 7.6
    million visitors and is very excited to be returning to London this
    October.



    https://www.chocolateweek.co.uk/about-chocolate-week/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Oct 17, 7:52 AM
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    Eggs, curry and chocolate....


    Is there a recipe combining all three?

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    • colinw
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    Good Morning

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Oct 17, 12:04 PM
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    Eggs, curry and chocolate....


    Is there a recipe combining all three?

    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Guess what ......


    http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/12575/chocolate-curry-cupcakes.aspx





    This recipe is for the adventurous at heart.

    There's something enticing about the combination of rich
    cocoa and curry spices, which leave your tongue dancing with the
    slightest bit of chilli tingle. I highly recommend topping these with
    a cream cheese frosting, topped with some grated Lindt Chilli
    Chocolate.






    Good Morning

    This the enigmatic "Fiona Lisa" smile

    Originally posted by colinw

    Hellooeee


    And very beautiful she looks too!



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    • By AlfieBlue 10th Oct 17, 5:52 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this thoughtful
    and scrumptious Tuesday!




    Mental health in the workplace

    During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at
    work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors
    determining our overall wellbeing. Employers and managers who
    put in place workplace initiatives to promote mental health and to
    support employees who have mental disorders see gains not only
    in the health of their employees but also in their productivity at
    work. A negative working environment, on the other hand, may
    lead to physical and mental health problems, harmful use of
    substances or alcohol, absenteeism and lost productivity.



    Depression and anxiety disorders are common mental disorders
    that have an impact on our ability to work, and to work
    productively. Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from
    depression, the leading cause of disability. More than 260 million
    are living with anxiety disorders. Many of these people live with
    both. A recent WHO-led study estimates that depression and
    anxiety disorders cost the global economy US$ 1 trillion each year
    in lost productivity.

    Mental health in the workplace is the theme of World Mental Health
    Day 2017. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October
    every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of
    mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better
    mental health.



    http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/2017/en/



    https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/world-mental-health-day/

    ^^ Please refer to sites for further info







    World Homeless Day is an annual event on the 10th of October.

    History

    The concept of 'World Homeless Day' emerged from online
    discussions between people working to respond to homelessness
    from various parts of the world.

    The Inaugural World Homeless Day was marked on the 10th of
    October 2010.

    Since its founding, World Homeless Day has been observed on
    every continent except Antarctica, in several dozen countries.

    Use of the idea of 'World Homeless Day' is open for all to use...
    anywhere in the world.

    Purpose

    The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to
    homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the
    community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while
    taking advantage of the stage an ‘international day’ provides.

    How To Make a Difference

    - educate people about homeless issues

    - celebrate and support local good works

    - highlight local issues

    Collaborate & Double Your Impact

    Once you identify the local service provider for homeless people
    you want to rally support behind.... for example if they suggest
    clean socks; or canned food; or an item they need funds to buy....
    use your local networks to rally even greater support:

    - schools
    - churches
    - service clubs
    - local businesses
    - where you work
    - who else?

    World Homeless Day is something you can point to on the calendar
    each year and use to make a significant difference in your local
    community.

    http://www.worldhomelessday.org/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    Old Michaelmas Day



    In British folklore, Old Michaelmas Day, 10th October, is the last
    day that blackberries should be picked.

    It is said that on this day, when Lucifer was expelled from Heaven,
    he fell from the skies, straight onto a blackberry bush. He then
    cursed the fruit, scorched them with his fiery breath, spat and
    stamped on them and made them unfit for consumption! And so
    the Irish proverb goes:

    “On Michaelmas Day the devil puts his foot on blackberries”.



    http://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Michaelmas/







    World Porridge Day



    Tuesday 10th October 2017 (and 10/10 every year!)

    Join in this celebration of Scotland’s traditional national dish to
    help feed hungry children in some of the poorest countries across
    the globe.

    The small Scottish Highland village of Carrbridge – home of the
    annual World Porridge Making Championship – has teamed up with
    the Scottish-based charity, Mary’s Meals to establish an
    international World Porridge Day.



    We hope you will take part by joining porridge makers across the
    globe to help support the work of Mary’s Meals.

    “Like” the Mary’s Meals on Facebook for all the latest news, Click
    Here >>>

    Follow @MarysMeals on Twitter



    Mary’s Meals, which operates its international headquarters from a
    tin shed in the Argyll area of the Scottish Highlands, has one
    simple aim: To provide a daily meal in a place of education so
    chronically hungry children are encouraged into school, where they
    can gain a basic education that can provide an escape route from
    poverty.

    Mary’s Meals works in 14 countries, providing daily meals for more
    than 1.2 million hungry children every day they attend school.

    World Porridge Day aims to raise awareness of the role that
    porridge plays in Mary’s Meals’ largest school feeding proramme in
    Malawi, where a daily mug of maize-based porridge ‘likuni phala’
    enables children to attend class and learn. One year after the
    introduction of Mary’s Meals, 100% of teachers said children in
    their class found it easier to learn.

    It costs just £13.90 to feed a child with Mary’s Meals for a whole
    school year.



    You can help impoverished communities to build a better future by
    supporting Mary’s Meals on World Porridge Day. Get together with
    family, friends or workmates and cook up some good, hearty
    porridge – or maybe bake some oatmeal cookies or flapjacks – and
    ask everyone to make a donation to help support Mary’s Meals.



    Mary’s Meals can provide a mug of likuni phala porridge for just
    7p, so donations of any size will make a huge difference.......

    For information on Mary’s Meals, please visit
    www.marysmeals.org.uk and to find out how you can get involved
    in World Porridge Day, please visit www.worldporridgeday.com



    http://www.goldenspurtle.com

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    catch up later.

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