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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
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    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread
    • #1
    • 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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    Live simply so that others may simply live.
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 29th Nov 17, 5:11 PM
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    Hellooee Colin & Tarry


    Good Morning Alfie and anyone else passing by

    Originally posted by colinw
    Hello! I'm new here! My name is AnyoneElse PassingBy!

    Thank you for saying hello to me!
    Originally posted by Pyxis




    Hello AnyoneElse PassingBy - brilliant to 'see' you.


    We are a crazy bunch on this thread - please stick around - I think
    you'll fit in perfectly!



    Absolutely love this type of body art .....








    Ooooh look - here's one for B*C .......





    Although it's difficult to tell how many bodies are involved.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 29th Nov 17, 5:32 PM
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    I think there must be three plus the rider.

    I can see two heads on the bike, but the rear wheel is a pair of arms that can't belong to the two visible heads at the front of the bike.

    That bike looks just like the one I used to ride!
    Mine wasn't made of Humins, though, it was a Honda!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 29th Nov 17, 5:56 PM
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    Pyxis
    No exactly the opposite.
    Originally posted by Tarry
    Aw!

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

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 29th Nov 17, 6:19 PM
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    No exactly the opposite.
    Originally posted by Tarry
    Whoa, nice save Tarry

    Only joking Pyxis
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .


    Finito
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 29th Nov 17, 6:36 PM
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    Pyxis
    Whoa, nice save Tarry

    Only joking Pyxis
    Originally posted by joansgirl







    (Get you later, Gill!)



    And Coley, don't forget....... maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but sometime........ bruhahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 30th Nov 17, 6:27 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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


    Scottish superhero Captain Scotland set to make return
    for St Andrew’s Day




    Captain Scotland, who disappeared 30 years ago from the pages of
    the magazine Atomic, is back for a brand new story online.

    Written by Tom J. Fraser and illustrated by Valentian Mozzo,
    Captain Scotland: Back To The Future’s release also coincides with
    Scottish Book Week.

    “Captain Scotland was our first national Scottish hero, created in
    the mid 80’s,” explains writer Tom.

    “The story is a fabulous jumping on point for everyone, as all you
    thought you knew about the character is completely wrong.

    “The story explores what it’s like for a kid to lose thirty years of his
    life and return home in 2017. Captain Scotland’s alter ego ‘Scott
    Stewart’ meets his old friends who are now in their fifties.

    “In the short story Captain Scotland also gets to enjoy some of the
    sights and sounds of this great country and we throw in a mystery
    for the start of the Year of Young People 2018 too.”



    The new story, with the character’s look slightly tweaked with
    artwork by young artist Valentina, features contemporary humour
    for young and old.

    “The story is so current we have even had to change the plot ever
    so slightly as real news overtook our fiction. It’s a superhero soap
    opera after all!” adds Tom.

    The creative team reckon that Captain Scotland can be a great
    ambassador for the country, with plenty more stories to tell.

    He first appeared in the ‘Atomic’ comic, created by Anthony Foster,
    who also wrote the original Captain Scotland stories with art by
    Craig Conlan. The title lasted for thirteen issues, sold in speciality
    comic shops.

    The title helped launch the careers of several comic creators, and
    Captain Scotland was recently featured in the book ‘The British
    Superhero’ by Dr Chris Murray, at the University of Dundee.

    Captain Scotland:Back to the Future appears on ComicsFlix.org on
    30th November 2017 from 8am >>>



    https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/scottish-superhero-captain-scotland-set-make-return-st-andrews-day/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info








    Computer Security Day

    These days, electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and
    computers make up an important component of our everyday
    lives. While communication has become easier and more efficient
    than ever before, these technological advancements have brought
    with them new concerns about privacy and security. There’s even a
    holiday dedicated to keeping your online data safe and secure –
    it’s fittingly called Computer Security Day.



    History of Computer Security Day

    Computer Security Day began in 1988, around the time that
    computers were becoming commonplace, even if they were yet to
    become ubiquitous in homes. The 1980s saw not only increased
    usage of computers, especially in business and government, and
    the internet was in its early stages. While hacking and viruses
    have virtually been around since the early days of modern
    computing, evolving and increasingly sophisticated technologies
    began to see more applications, and therefore more security risks
    due to the simple fact that more data was at risk as computers
    found their way into banks, government offices, and businesses.

    More important data stored on computers and servers meant more
    valuable information for hackers, and this meant higher profile
    cases of security breaches.

    As such, online security became an important concern by the end
    of the decade, and so Computer Security Day was created to raise
    awareness about computer security.

    https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/computer-security-day/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info









    Olaf's Magical Moments

    We are delighted to be working with Disney UK on a joint
    campaign to support seriously ill children across the country.
    Together we will be supporting seriously ill children and their
    families to help them make the most of every precious moment.

    Please see Video >>>



    You can use Olaf’s Magical Moments profile frame on your
    Facebook account today, just like our patron Simon Cowell!

    This is a special time of year for all families, and for those caring
    for seriously ill children it’s even more poignant. Together our
    partnership with Disney is raising funds to support the UK's 54
    children's hospice services who provide vital care to thousands of
    families in communities across the country.

    Show your support for the some of the country's most vulnerable
    children >>>

    Please see Video >>>



    http://www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/get_involved/olafs_magical_moments

    ^^ 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
    • colinw
    • By colinw 30th Nov 17, 12:12 PM
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    colinw







    (Get you later, Gill!)



    And Coley, don't forget....... maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but sometime........ bruhahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    You will never get me! my toast is buttered on the other side of the sly fox......
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 1st Dec 17, 5:47 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful and glorious
    December day!





    Join Decembeard 2017 and grow a beard to help beat bowel
    cancer

    It’s fun, it’s festive and it’s here! Grow a beard for the month of
    December and get sponsored – for growing, for shaving, for
    decorating your beard, it’s up to you. Someone dies from bowel
    cancer every half hour but it doesn’t have to be that way. Will you
    join us and raise funds to help beat bowel cancer?

    Sign up today >>>

    Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal for 2017

    We need to take on and beat bowel cancer and we need to support
    all those affected by the disease. By signing up and becoming a
    Decembeard champion today, you can help us do it.

    Did you know every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with bowel
    cancer? But it’s treatable and beatable in the early stages.

    Over the last five years you’ve grown beards in your thousands to
    support us. Raising vital funds so we can support increasing
    numbers of patients and families and spreading awareness
    wherever you sprout.

    But ‘Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal’ is to never give up until no one
    dies of bowel cancer and all those diagnosed get the support they
    need.

    So lend us your face fuzz and sign up for Decembeard today.

    SIGN UP >>>



    https://www.decembeard.org/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info




    https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/








    1-7 December 2017 is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week!

    Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are often viewed as ‘invisible
    illnesses’. This Awareness Week, we're #MakingTheInvisibleVisible,
    so whether you Go Purple or whether you Say it on Social Media,
    let's bring Crohn's and Colitis out of the fog this December.

    GO PURPLE ON PURPLE FRIDAY!

    Purple Friday (1 December) will see the nation Going Purple for
    Crohn’s and Colitis UK. We are asking our supporters to... >>>

    ADD OUR TWIBBON

    Support Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week by adding a Twibbon to
    your social media accounts now! >>>

    JOIN OUR FACEBOOK EVENT

    Are you on Facebook? Join our event and invite others to share. >>>

    WHAT ARE CROHN’S DISEASE & ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

    Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease and often described as 'invisible'
    illnesses. >>>

    MAKE A DONATION

    Text CCAW22 £3 (or any amount) to 70070, or donate online... >>>



    https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/get-involved/crohns-and-colitis-awareness-week

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info








    National Anger Awareness Week (1-7 December)

    As a society and as individuals we have a choice to either add fuel
    to the fire or to douse the flames of our anger. We are often
    hijacked by our feelings and emotions. This causes a tremendous
    amount of damage, which is reflected in an increase in incidents of
    domestic violence, youth crime, prison population, classroom
    disturbances, stress related illnesses, and rage manifestations
    such as road, queue, trolley, telephone and computer rage.


    “If you kick a stone in anger you’ll
    hurt your own foot”


    The aim of Anger Awareness Week is to identify anger as a
    disturbing social issue which needs to be brought out into the open
    and addressed effectively. Anger Awareness Week will help people
    befriend anger by using the right tools to calm themselves down
    and to deal effectively with this emotion, be it of their own or that
    of others.

    As part of Anger Awareness week we have created an innovative
    Keep Your Cool Over Yule Kit, which can be used by individuals,
    organisations, families, schools and other groups. It will consist of
    anger management activities, as well as tips on handling anger
    appropriately and calming strategies for defusing difficult
    situations. The kit helps people to think about how they handle
    their own anger and how they could improve their anger
    management skills.

    What benefits are derived from participation?

    Participating in National Anger Awareness week will encourage
    people to think about how anger impacts their lives and of creative
    ways to deal with this powerful emotion. Contrary to popular
    belief, if channelled correctly anger can in fact be a creative rather
    than a destructive force.

    https://www.angermanage.co.uk/national-anger-awareness-week/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info








    LET'S END IT

    End isolation
    End stigma
    End HIV transmission

    You’ve helped us fight HIV. Now, let’s end it. This World AIDS Day
    join the fight to end the negative impact of HIV.

    This year in the UK there have been the first significant reductions
    in HIV diagnoses for gay men in London, thanks to frequent
    testing, rapid treatment and PrEP. Let’s grow this success so that it
    includes everybody at risk, across the UK.

    But our fight is not just about the virus. For the more than
    100,000 people living with HIV in the UK, ignorance and
    discrimination can still limit opportunities, preventing them from
    living full and happy lives. HIV means you are more likely to live in
    poverty, and more likely to have poor mental health.

    This is an exciting turning point. But we need a new burst of
    energy to end stigma, end HIV transmission and end the isolation
    experienced by people living with HIV, for good.

    SHARE TO END IT

    Share these images on social media to show your support. If
    you're sharing on Twitter or Instagram, don't forget to use the
    hashtag #LetsEndIt

    CAMPAIGN TO END IT

    World AIDS Day is the perfect time to ask your MP to show
    leadership on HIV issues. Is your MP thinking of their constituents
    living with and affected by HIV? Will they or do they support the
    Let’s End It campaign? Learn more about the Let’s End It
    campaign.

    Send our email to your MP now.

    EDUCATE TO END IT

    Mark World AIDS Day in your school by using our free teaching
    resources. Your students will learn about what life is like with HIV,
    how to protect themselves and about HIV history with our
    assembly PowerPoint and illustrated timeline, which you can
    download here.

    FUNDRAISE TO END IT

    Fundraising for NAT (National AIDS Trust) on World AIDS Day is a
    great way to support a fantastic cause, helping to champion the
    rights of people living with HIV and raise HIV awareness. You can
    do a little or a lot, we have something to suit everyone!



    https://www.worldaidsday.org/campaign/lets-end-it

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info






    Prisoners for Peace Day



    Prisoners for Peace Day is held on 1st December. For over sixty
    years on this day we've been sharing stories and contacts details
    of those imprisoned for their work for peace, including
    conscientious objectors.

    Find a list here (this list may be updated again before 1st
    December).

    Action ideas

    Please set aside time on 1st December to write to those
    imprisoned for their peace work, and get your friends, peace
    group, student, faith or community group to organise a card-
    writing session;

    Get postcards made up, leaving space for individual messages of
    support, and set up a street stall around Prisoners for Peace day;

    Use #PfPday17 on social media to invite others to write to those in
    jail.

    For the most up to date Prisoners for Peace list go to
    wri-irg.org/inprison, our standing list of those in jail.



    https://www.wri-irg.org/en/event/2017-12/prisoners-peace-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

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    Another proud Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 1st Dec 17, 6:57 AM
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    Pyxis
    While I am fine with the sentiment for raising speculation cash for Bowel Cancer, I balk at anything which encourages more men to grow beards.

    I can't stand them!
    They 'offend' me on so many levels!

    And as for the slogan 'Real men grow beards' .....aaargh! Aargh! Aargh! Noooooooooooo!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • colinw
    • By colinw 1st Dec 17, 8:16 AM
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    colinw
    Good Morning Everyone Friday at last

    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 1st Dec 17, 8:23 AM
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    AlfieBlue
    While I am fine with the sentiment for raising speculation cash for Bowel Cancer, I balk at anything which encourages more men to grow beards.

    I can't stand them!
    They 'offend' me on so many levels!

    And as for the slogan 'Real men grow beards' .....aaargh! Aargh! Aargh! Noooooooooooo!
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    I totally agree!


    How's about this though ..... the spider beard .....





    or Christmas themed .....









    or this ....












    http://nextluxury.com/mens-style-and-fashion/50-beard-facts/


    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 1st Dec 17, 8:34 AM
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    AlfieBlue
    Good Morning Everyone Friday at last

    Originally posted by colinw

    Good morning Colin






    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 1st Dec 17, 9:08 AM
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    Pyxis
    I totally agree!


    How's about this though ..... the spider beard .....





    or Christmas themed .....









    or this ....












    http://nextluxury.com/mens-style-and-fashion/50-beard-facts/


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

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 1st Dec 17, 9:18 AM
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    Pyxis
    Three of those 50 beard facts.........


    "47.......... . 98% of the Forbes 100 list of the world’s richest men are clean-shaven."

    So get shaving and become RICH!


    "49............ The only king without a moustache in a deck of cards is the king of hearts."

    Aw!


    "50........... The average moustache will trap a pint and a half of beer ever single year."

    Eugh!!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 01-12-2017 at 10:59 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 2nd Dec 17, 6:29 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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





    Slavery is not merely a historical relic. According to the
    International Labour Organisation (ILO) more than 40 million
    people worldwide are victims of modern slavery. Although modern
    slavery is not defined in law, it is used as an umbrella term
    covering practices such as forced labour, debt bondage, forced
    marriage, and human trafficking. Essentially, it refers to situations
    of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of
    threats, violence, coercion, deception, and/or abuse of power.

    In addition, more than 150 million children are subject to child
    labour, accounting for almost one in ten children around the world.

    Facts and figures:

    An estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including
    24.9 in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage.

    There are 5.4 victims of modern slavery for every 1,000 people in
    the world.

    1 in 4 victims of modern slavery are children.

    Out of the 24.9 million people trapped in forced labour, 16 million
    people are exploited in the private sector such as domestic work,
    construction or agriculture; 4.8 million people in forced sexual
    exploitation, and 4 million people in forced labour imposed by
    state authorities.

    Women and girls are disproportionately affected by forced labour,
    accounting for 99% of victims in the commercial sex industry, and
    58% in other sectors.



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

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info








    Welcome to the National Poultry Show 2017 proudly sponsored
    by:



    Organisers of the 2017 National Championship Poultry & Egg
    Show, a highlight of the poultry calendar for many, are extremely
    proud to announce that W & H Marriage & Sons, is the headline
    sponsor for the event at the Telford International Centre on 2nd &
    3rd December 2017.



    W & H Marriage & Sons has been milling since 1824 with a proud
    tradition of quality and service. The Marriage’s poultry feed range
    includes feeds for show birds and layers as well as growers and
    breeders and they offer a choice of non-GM and organic rations in
    a wide range of bag sizes.

    Gemma Gale from Marriage’s said” We are delighted to be
    continuing our support of the National Poultry Show as headline
    sponsors for 2017. We look forward to seeing you all there.”



    Lee Grant, Poultry Club of Great Britain Trustee and spokesman
    said “It’s fantastic to have Marriage’s on board as headline sponsor
    again for this year’s show. Not only will Marriage’s be supporting
    the show, they have committed to an annual programme of
    support, enabling the club to further its charitable objects – we
    look forward to working with Gemma and the team at Marriage’s”.



    The National Show continues to grow year on year and again this
    year it will be held at The International Centre in TELFORD. The
    [2016] 2017 shows aims to be the best show yet. The highlight in
    any fancier’s calendar, here you will find nearly 7000 entries, 500
    sales pens and everything you need for your poultry from our
    many trade stands. We welcome visitors from all over the world
    including Australia, USA, India, as well as many European
    countries all enjoy the friendly and welcoming atmosphere.



    http://nationalshow.poultryclub.org/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info

    http://www.poultryclub.org/








    Christmas Fair for Bone Cancer Research Trust

    Dates and times: 2 Dec 2017 11am - 4pm

    Abbey Grange School
    Butcher Hill,
    Leeds,
    West Yorkshire,
    LS16 5EA

    The first ever Christmas Fair for Bone Cancer Research Trust!



    The elves have been busy organising the Fair and it is looking to
    be an amazing event getting you into the Christmas Spirit! We
    have crafters a plenty, refreshments, entertainment and games,
    ensuring fun to be had by all as well as a special surprise!



    Stalls include: your local Avon Rep, Fused and Stained Glass,
    Photography, Watercolours, Body Shop Rep, Personalised Gifts,
    Cards and Prints, Pastel Slimes, Children’s Handmade Clothes,
    Hampers, Glasses, Framed Gifts, Jewellery, Knitted Goods,
    Stationary, Accessories, Sweets and Cupcakes all supplied from
    local crafters and business owners.

    Entry to the Christmas Fair is by donation.

    Parking is available on the school site.

    Any donations on the door are much appreciated!

    http://www.leedsinspired.co.uk/events/christmas-fair-bone-cancer-research-trust

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Our Heritage

    In 2004, a group of families who had lost children and young
    people to primary bone cancer came together.

    They wanted to tackle head-on the fact that there was virtually no
    accessible bone cancer information, and practically no funding for
    research into this disease.

    Determined not to accept the status quo, the families pooled funds
    they had already raised, and together with guidance from
    Professor Ian Lewis (Consultant Paediatrician and Adolescent
    Oncologist at St James's University Hospital Leeds) the Bone
    Cancer Research Trust was registered in 2006.

    The first research grants were awarded in autumn 2006. The
    charity's original logo was designed to show that two of the most
    common forms of primary bone cancer - osteosarcoma and Ewing
    sarcoma - tend to affect children and young people, and tend to
    start in the long bones of the arms and legs.

    Today, the Bone Cancer Research trust aims to fund research into
    the many different forms of primary bone cancer, and ensure that
    information and support are available to patients of all ages.



    ^^ Our original logo

    http://www.bcrt.org.uk/

    ^^ 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
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 3rd Dec 17, 6:27 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful, fun-filled
    and glorious Advent Sunday!





    Theme for IDPD 2017: Transformation towards sustainable and
    resilient society for all

    The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled
    Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General
    Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to
    promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support
    for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It
    also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the
    integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political,
    social, economic and cultural life.

    The main programme of the observance of the International Day of
    Persons with Disabilities at the UN Headquarters in New York will
    include the Opening, panel discussions and cultural events.
    Member States, civil society organizations and the private sector
    are welcome to organize their own events to celebrate the
    International Day to raise awareness and promote the rights and
    perspectives of persons with disabilities around the world.



    https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-3-december.html

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    Tree Dressing Day



    Tree dressing, in the first week of December, is based on many old
    customs from all over the world and at different times of the year.

    Tree Dressing Day falls on the first weekend of December. It was
    initiated by Common Ground in 1990 and has grown to become
    much more than an expression of a love for trees. It is a chance
    for the whole community to gather and celebrate the leafy friends
    we all have in common. It’s also a chance for communities to
    reflect on the social and cultural history of their local area, and the
    role trees have played in shaping this story.



    Trees have long been celebrated for their spiritual significance. The
    simplicity of tying strips of cloth or yarn to a tree is universal and
    timeless. The old Celtic custom of tying cloth dipped in water from
    a holy well to a ‘clootie tree’ echoes the practice in Japan of
    decorating trees with strips of white paper, or tanzaku, bearing
    wishes and poems. The twenty-first century trend of ‘yarn
    bombing’ in Europe and North America transforms the local
    landscape with bright fabrics and yarns, like the Buddhist tradition
    of tying ribbons around the trunk of the Bodhi tree in homage to
    Buddha, or the annual Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan when
    coloured strings are tied onto trees and plants to call upon the
    power of nature to protect loved ones.



    These deep and diverse cultural associations provide a rich basis
    for tree festivities across the world. The act of dressing a tree
    binds us to it and celebrates the unique role that trees have in our
    local neighbourhoods.

    Tree dressing is a powerful way of expressing our relationship with
    trees. Organising a Tree Dressing Day in your community is a
    wonderful way of saying ‘thank you’ to the trees where you live. It
    is also the ideal moment to share tree stories with friends,
    neighbours and colleagues. This year – and every year – join the
    many thousands of people across the UK who celebrate Tree
    Dressing Day and make sure your community’s voice is heard by
    saying thank you to the trees in your neighbourhood.

    https://www.commonground.org.uk/tree-dressing-day/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Kensington Town Hall, W8 7NX

    Animal Aid’s Christmas Fayre is like no other!

    Celebrating our 25th Fayre, this year, Animal Aid has a wonderful
    party planned. You can enjoy product making in the Lush zone,
    award-winning comedy, inspiring talks & cookery demos and
    maybe winning our prize draw or a goody-bag. Do come and join
    us on the 3rd December.



    The huge range of cruelty-free items on offer at the Fayre, means
    that you can do all your shopping in one place – from vegan beers,
    dairy-free cheeses, chocolate and cake heaven, to animal-friendly
    footwear, clothing, cruelty-free toiletries, jewellery, artwork and so
    much more. Alongside the ethical companies you can discover and
    support the vital work of many campaign groups and sanctuaries
    helping animals in the UK and abroad – apes, badgers, chickens,
    dogs, elephants, foxes…

    For the latest news, keep an eye on our Facebook event page.

    £3 entry, under-11s free.

    (Please note that no animals, except assistance dogs, are allowed
    in the Town Hall. This is Kensington Town Hall’s policy.)

    Here is the schedule for the Theatre >>>

    https://www.animalaid.org.uk/events/animal-aids-christmas-fayre/

    ^^ 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 3rd Dec 17, 3:42 PM
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    Pyxis
    Well, I did my good deed for the day.

    I was in a department store earlier, picking up a click and collect item, and was going towards the cafe to get a coffee when I saw a young boy who looked kind of lip-wobbly, so I asked him if he were lost, and he said yes.

    So I thought, sod anyone that thinks I have evil intent, I'm not just leaving him, so I took him to one of the assistants, and they put things in motion and found his mum.

    I thought it was a very sad endictment of our society that that thought even entered my head, even though I am a woman. How much worse it would be for a man, who just wanted to make sure the child were safe.

    And afterwards, I thought, should I even have put my arm round him, which I did, the whole time, to make him feel safe and not a nuisance, and I thought, sod that, a child in distress is a child in distress, and I will comfort a child in distress!

    The look of delighted relief when he saw his mum was great!

    The other thoughts were sad, though.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 3rd Dec 17, 4:14 PM
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    Pyxis
    And another thing.........


    It's less than three weeks to the shortest day, and then it's onwards and upwards to SPRING!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 3rd Dec 17, 6:25 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    Well, I did my good deed for the day.

    I was in a department store earlier, picking up a click and collect item, and was going towards the cafe to get a coffee when I saw a young boy who looked kind of lip-wobbly, so I asked him if he were lost, and he said yes.

    So I thought, sod anyone that thinks I have evil intent, I'm not just leaving him, so I took him to one of the assistants, and they put things in motion and found his mum.

    I thought it was a very sad endictment of our society that that thought even entered my head, even though I am a woman. How much worse it would be for a man, who just wanted to make sure the child were safe.

    And afterwards, I thought, should I even have put my arm round him, which I did, the whole time, to make him feel safe and not a nuisance, and I thought, sod that, a child in distress is a child in distress, and I will comfort a child in distress!

    The look of delighted relief when he saw his mum was great!

    The other thoughts were sad, though.
    Originally posted by Pyxis




    Poor little chap. It must have been lovely to see his look of
    delight when Mum was found and they were reunited.
    Happy days!

    I agree wholeheartedly with everything you say & I know
    exactly what you mean about 'sad thoughts'.


    And another thing.........


    It's less than three weeks to the shortest day, and then it's onwards and upwards to SPRING!
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    Yay! Spring is one of my favourite seasons .... bring it on!





    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 3rd Dec 17, 6:45 PM
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    Pyxis



    I just love love love that emoticon!

    It's so .....bonkers!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
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