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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
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 5th Jan 18, 1:58 PM
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    Hello Col

    You're safe - just 28 days as usual! I'll take it you're in then?





    Soooooo, I calculate that gives me 26 more days to clear my house of ALL biscuits by eating them

    Nothing to see here folks

    Originally posted by Biker*Chick

    Saw you - saw you


    And that means I have exactly the same time to scoff off my
    mega ginormous stash of choccies!





    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Jan 18, 2:06 PM
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    Saw you - saw you


    And that means I have exactly the same time to scoff off my
    mega ginormous stash of choccies!





    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    And this will be Colin.................


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

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 5th Jan 18, 2:12 PM
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    "I see a little silhouetto of a can...."



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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Jan 18, 2:14 PM
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    "I see a little silhouetto of a can...."



    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    I love those faces in things!


    I think there was a whole thread of them on here a while back. I'll go and have a look.........
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • colinw
    • By colinw 5th Jan 18, 2:15 PM
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    And this will be Colin.................


    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Oh yum yum
    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 5th Jan 18, 2:24 PM
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    Go Pyx!

    And Colin - well done on giving up lettuce - it's well documented how evil it is :-)

    I am back on the silly diet - basically 3 bars a day......I won't deny, it's hard! But I have a lot to lose and I wan't to do it quickly!

    I'm so bored at the moment! I have loads to do but a technical glitch means I can't run my December sales reports at the moment - can't do a damn thing without them.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Jan 18, 2:39 PM
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    I love those faces in things!


    I think there was a whole thread of them on here a while back. I'll go and have a look.........
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Jeez! Why is the Forum search facility so dire!
    Found it by accident in the end.

    Here it is...... the last page, anyway. It started in 2010!


    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2593739&highlight=pareidolia&page =12


    Seeing faces in things is called pareidolia.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 05-01-2018 at 2:44 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 5th Jan 18, 2:41 PM
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    However, I was getting worried about it, plus I need to shift the weight I've put on through being inactive for months due to illnesses and injuries etc., so I reckoned that stopping the alcohol would reduce my calorie intake considerably without me having to be hungry.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I lost about 3 stone by mostly giving up drinking
    Ok so maybe some of it was also down to running 40 miles a week too but I do eat an awful lot!!
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Jan 18, 2:44 PM
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    I lost about 3 stone by mostly giving up drinking
    Ok so maybe some of it was also down to running 40 miles a week too but I do eat an awful lot!!
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Conundrum of the day.........

    Do you eat a lot because you need the energy to run, or do you run to burn off the calories from eating a lot?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 5th Jan 18, 2:46 PM
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    Go Pyx!

    And Colin - well done on giving up lettuce - it's well documented how evil it is :-)
    Originally posted by Flick216




    Aww - poor weeny lettuces






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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 5th Jan 18, 2:56 PM
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    Conundrum of the day.........

    Do you eat a lot because you need the energy to run, or do you run to burn off the calories from eating a lot?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    A bit of both really. I do eat a lot normally, but I also do need to eat a lot now too.
    Runger is real folks!
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 5th Jan 18, 3:09 PM
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    Jeez! Why is the Forum search facility so dire!
    Found it by accident in the end.

    Here it is...... the last page, anyway. It started in 2010!


    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2593739&highlight=pareidolia&page =12


    Seeing faces in things is called pareidolia.
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Brilliant thread Pyxis - many thanks for finding it.


    Love this one ....

    Originally posted by Bazey



    Wonder what ever happened to 'Quote'.


    Alfie xxx
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    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

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    • colinw
    • By colinw 5th Jan 18, 3:48 PM
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    OK then peer pressure no biscuits in February
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Jan 18, 3:58 PM
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    Aww - poor weeny lettuces






    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Those types of memes really shouldn't upset me, but they do!
    What am I like?
    Too soft for me own good!

    There's one with boiled eggs getting cracked, and one with a banana, and......there are lots!

    Me is daft apeth!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Jan 18, 4:06 PM
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    OK then peer pressure no biscuits in February
    Originally posted by colinw
    Attaboy!


    So, let's see.

    What is the roll call for February.........

    Biker*Chick, Gill, Colin....... no biscuits. Is that right? Oh and no lettuce .

    Alfie, no chocolate.

    Me, no Viennese Sandwich (or any other biscuits), plus deffo the 5:2
    I don't like chocolate, so pointless me giving it up.

    Indesisiv, no (biscuits), no (lettuce). I think Inde, you have the best deal here! Giving up stuff you hardly ever eat!

    Flick........ not sure if you're in with this Give Up February? Jack Daniels, maybe? (Fingers in ears for screams).

    Have I left anyone out?

    Bear, if you're a-hovering, are you an innie or an outtie?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 5th Jan 18, 4:44 PM
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    AlfieBlue



    Aww - poor weeny lettuces






    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Those types of memes really shouldn't upset me, but they do!
    What am I like?
    Too soft for me own good!

    There's one with boiled eggs getting cracked, and one with a banana, and......there are lots!

    Me is daft apeth!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Likewise Pyxis - it's their little faces and little arms and leggies
    flailing about and ...... well you know what I mean.


    OK then peer pressure no biscuits in February
    Originally posted by colinw
    Attaboy!


    So, let's see.

    What is the roll call for February.........

    Biker*Chick, Gill, Colin....... no biscuits. Is that right? Oh and no lettuce .

    Alfie, no chocolate.

    Me, no Viennese Sandwich (or any other biscuits), plus deffo the 5:2
    I don't like chocolate, so pointless me giving it up.

    Indesisiv, no (biscuits), no (lettuce). I think Inde, you have the best deal here! Giving up stuff you hardly ever eat!

    Flick........ not sure if you're in with this Give Up February? Jack Daniels, maybe? (Fingers in ears for screams).

    Have I left anyone out?

    Bear, if you're a-hovering, are you an innie or an outtie?
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Brilliant! Really excited about February now. I'm always up
    for a challenge!


    Bring it on!








    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Jan 18, 4:47 PM
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    Likewise Pyxis - it's their little faces and little arms and leggies
    flailing about and ...... well you know what I mean.







    Brilliant! Really excited about February now. I'm always up
    for a challenge!


    Bring it on!








    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    You're obviously on the masochist side of the spectrum then!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Biker*Chick
    • By Biker*Chick 5th Jan 18, 8:32 PM
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    Brilliant thread Pyxis - many thanks for finding it.


    Love this one ....






    Wonder what ever happened to 'Quote'.


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Yes, that's a great thread!! I'm surprised how many posters have been PPRd!

    OK then peer pressure no biscuits in February
    Originally posted by colinw
    Wheeee!


    Attaboy!


    So, let's see.

    What is the roll call for February.........

    Biker*Chick, Gill, Colin....... no biscuits. Is that right? Oh and no lettuce .

    Alfie, no chocolate.

    Me, no Viennese Sandwich (or any other biscuits), plus deffo the 5:2
    I don't like chocolate, so pointless me giving it up.

    Indesisiv, no (biscuits), no (lettuce). I think Inde, you have the best deal here! Giving up stuff you hardly ever eat!

    Flick........ not sure if you're in with this Give Up February? Jack Daniels, maybe? (Fingers in ears for screams).

    Have I left anyone out?

    Bear, if you're a-hovering, are you an innie or an outtie?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Yes - I'll stop the biccies Lettuce I can take or leave

    If our occasional visitors (Fire**Fly, Chris, Chieveley, Tarry etc) want to join in they are very welcome to! Hopefully Queenie will pop by too, and give us some moral support even if she doesn't want to participate

    Contessa Biker*Chick of the Alphabetty thread

    =^._.^= ∫
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Jan 18, 5:09 AM
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    PYXIS's DRY JANUARY!

    DAY 5 : Friday Jan 5th



    Another day down!
    26 to go

    I know it's not all going to be this easy, though!
    Still, the longer it goes on, the harder it will be to 'give in' to any temptation!

    The App says that the health benefits start to kick in during the second week, so I shall be monitoring that come Monday.

    I took the following from the App.....it's quite interesting..........


    QUOTE


    A CHANCE TO RETHINK AND RESET

    Our Policy and Research Director, Dr James Nicholls, gives us his outlook on Dry January.......

    Over the years, I have often stopped drinking in January - with varying degrees of success. Once I lasted through until mid-February; in other years, I've caved in within days. Like millions of people, though, I'm planning to do it again this year.


    RESETTING OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH DRINK

    Dry January is popular partly because it feels like a detox: an opportunity to clean up after weeks of excess. One previous study has suggested there may be real health benefits in this. However, taking a month off isn't going to magically fix your system if you drink too much for the rest of the year.

    Often what people are really doing in Dry January is resetting their relationship with drink. It's partly about seeing how it feels to go without alcohol for an extended period: and plenty of people report better sleep, weight loss and better mood - not mention the money saved.

    However, it's also an opportunity to see what all those activities we might usually associate with drinking - going to friends for dinner, watching sport, plonking yourself in front of the telly after the kids go down - are like without it.

    For some people, it's a struggle; for others, it's quite a revelation. In most cases, it will probably be a bit of both.

    Increasingly, researchers are moving from a focus on how much we say we drink (which is always unreliable), to where and when we drink.
    So, while going to a friend's 40th birthday (as I did, mid-January last year) might be a challenge, breaking the routine of opening a bottle at 'wine o' clock' might turn out to be easy.
    Dry January really makes you notice which is which. That can be very revealing - and powerful, if you are trying to cut down.

    NOT A MORAL CRUSADE!

    Some people are put off by the idea that Dry January is a kind of moral crusade. It's not, and it shouldn't be. Doing Dry January doesn't make you a better person, I'm afraid. It's not about looking down on others but looking differently at yourself.

    Does Dry January 'work'? Well, that depends what you want from it. Published research suggests that suggests that many people who sign up experience benefits over the month, and that a large proportion still drink less, and feel more in control of their drinking, six months later.
    This year we'll be doing even more research into those effects.

    NOT A MAGIC BULLET... BUT AN OPPORTUNITY

    Dry January is not a magic bullet, nor is it right for dependent drinkers who need structured treatment; it's an opportunity to reset.
    The fact that it is now an established part of UK culture suggests a lot of people appreciate that opportunity - even if it is just while the Christmas hangover wears off.

    UNQUOTE
    Last edited by Pyxis; 06-01-2018 at 7:01 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 6th Jan 18, 6:39 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this thoughtful,
    scrumptious and most glorious of days!




    So the Christmas lights and decorations are all packed away again
    for another year, and January seems dull and dreary. What better
    way than to lift your spirits again than in celebrating Scotland’s
    National biscuit, and major export; sweet, buttery, delicious
    shortbread?

    Today is National Shortbread Day, so why not get the day off to
    a great start by dunking a bit into your morning coffee? Instant
    bliss.

    Shortbread started its story as a type of medieval biscuit, but
    thanks to the intervention of Mary Queen of Scots, who added
    sugar to the recipe, it evolved into the amazingly delicious treat
    that we know today.



    Once reserved for Christmas, New Year's Eve and weddings, it is
    the ideal accompaniment to a celebration. Try it with champagne
    or mulled wine (if you have any left over from Christmas), or just
    take our suggestion of dipping it into your coffee or a hot
    chocolate. Either way, our perfect sweet treat will definitely put a
    smile on your face.

    Happy National Shortbread Day from all of us at Walkers, makers
    of The World’s Finest Shortbread!



    To view our range of deliciously munchable, dunking ready treats,
    visit www.walkersshortbread.com



    https://www.walkersshortbread.com/blog/post/celebrate-national-shortbread-day/

    https://www.walkersshortbread.com/blog/post/national-shortbread-day-fun-facts/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Have a few hours to spare in 2018? We have #volunteer
    opportunities available. No matter how much spare time you have,
    we'll have a volunteer opportunity for you. Help make a difference,
    visit www.rainbows.co.uk/volunteer to find out more.



    Volunteers support everything we do at Rainbows. From gardening
    and housekeeping to fundraising and administration. Volunteers at
    the hospice work as part of the wider team and help to bring love,
    smiles and laughter to the children, young people and families we
    support.



    There are many ways to get involved:

    We have the following exciting volunteering opportunities at
    Rainbows:

    Care volunteers

    Rainbows Ambassador

    Fundraising Event Volunteer

    Friends Group Volunteer

    Community stall holder

    Bucket collector

    Collection Tin Organiser

    Office and admin support

    Retail shop volunteer

    Whether you can offer a regular commitment of a few hours a
    week or help on an occasional basis – there is something for
    everyone.



    https://www.rainbows.co.uk/ways-you-can-help/volunteer

    ^^ 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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