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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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    • colinw
    • By colinw 11th Jan 18, 12:02 PM
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    Good morning Colin! Sugar-Free February is fast
    approaching!



    Originally posted by AlfieBlue



    Must eat all biscuits
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Jan 18, 12:14 PM
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    Good morning Colin! Sugar-Free February is fast
    approaching!






    Big congrats on resisting the Banana Bread beer temptation!






    10 stars awarded






    21 to go



    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue




    Wouldn't it be good if we could have pictures that moved, like in the Harry Potter films?

    Then I could photocopy all your lovely animated emoticons and put them on my wall!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Chieveley
    • By Chieveley 11th Jan 18, 3:39 PM
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    Must eat all biscuits
    Originally posted by colinw
    Well in hand tummy here, I found a box of emergency xmas biscuits (in case I had a visitor bearing gifts) very nice chocolatey Waitrose offerings. Really need to get a grip as have no outer coats that fit! Have a good weekend everyone.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Jan 18, 5:20 PM
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    Wouldn't it be good if we could have pictures that moved, like in the Harry Potter films?

    Then I could photocopy all your lovely animated emoticons and put them on my wall!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Ooooh yes! Although it's your lovely 'blog' posts every
    morning that give me so much inspiration! They are brilliant!






    Must eat all biscuits
    Originally posted by colinw

    Well in hand tummy here, I found a box of emergency xmas biscuits (in case I had a visitor bearing gifts) very nice chocolatey Waitrose offerings. Really need to get a grip as have no outer coats that fit! Have a good weekend everyone.
    Originally posted by Chieveley

    I'm just as bad ..... got to munch my way through one of these
    yet!






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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Jan 18, 7:50 PM
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    Has anyone tried that marmite chocolate?


    I know it sounds horrible, but I just wondered, as perhaps it isn't?

    I mean, when chilli chocolate first came out, I thought that would be weird, but it wasn't too bad.

    Also, the current craze for salted caramel, and salted other sweet things. Mind you, I object to them putting salt in caramel. We're supposed to be eating less salt, for heaven's sake!





    Edit. Riding on the crest of the wave that was the relief at finishing my 2016/17 accounts and delivering them yesterday, you'll never guess what I did today, but I started sorting and compiling my 2017/18 accounts!

    Obviously I won't get a lot of the documents until after April 5th, but what I have got was sorted and logged, and photocopies made of relevent docs.

    With any luck, they might get done by July this year!
    If so, my accountant will keel over with shock!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 11-01-2018 at 8:44 PM.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jan 18, 5:52 AM
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    PYXIS's DRY JANUARY!

    DAY 11: Thursday Jan 11th


    11 down, 20 to go.




    I found this on the App yesterday, and thought it was quite usefull......


    "When it comes to overcoming old habits, the secret is in the planning.
    We get into a routine and think that it’s always been that way and always will, but there are lots of things that Dry January teammates from years gone by tell us really help.

    Practice how you are going to respond if someone offers you a drink. That way, if you get surprise offer, you’ll have your answer ready and it will strengthen your resolve not to slip into “Oh, go on then, just one” mode."



    I thought that was a useful tip to apply to being offered a biscuit or a chocolate too. (Or a lettuce leaf!)

    Sometimes we can cope quite well on our own, but then someone out of the blue throws a spanner in the works by unexpectedly offering us
    the very thing we want to avoid!

    Especially if our automatic response has always being to just take one!

    That's where practising the new scenario in one's mind comes in useful.
    If you imagine little scenarios in your mind, and what you would say when offered, then it really does make it a lot easier in a real situation!

    I suspect the hardest situation might be at work, where chocs or biscuits might be being handed round, and you're trapped there, watching other people scoff.
    Or a hobby group, where there's always a break for tea and bikkies, etc.

    Of course, the more people you tell what you're doing, the better. Then they are more likely to reinforce your resolve.

    It really helps me, doing this bloggette, as I'm now in the mindset that if I were to succumb, I'd be letting everyone down!

    There's nothing like the regard/disappointment of peers to keep you going!

    So maybe in February, you should all report in here once a day, even just a short, quick post, to say how you've done that day
    ?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Jan 18, 6:57 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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




    http://www.strawbear.org.uk/index.html

    ^^ Unable to copy details from site - please click
    on above link for further info.


    Also brief(ish) outline of Festival below .....


    Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival



    Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival is a modern revival (from 1980) of
    the ancient fenland custom of making a straw bear for Plough
    Monday – a man totally covered with a straw costume and led
    through town (the costume weighs about 5 stone!).



    The weekend starts with a concert on the Friday night and the
    main events are the procession and dancing on the Saturday and
    the Burning on the Sunday.

    The procession is led by the Straw Bear and his keepers and a
    Plough team pulling the plough, followed by numerous dance
    groups including morris men and molly, clog and sword dancers,
    who perform throughout the day at several locations all around the
    town. Poetry readings and story telling sessions take place indoors
    and there is a ceilidh in the evening.



    On Sunday there are further performances and finally the Bear is
    ceremonially burnt (hopefully without the man inside…).

    This is a very well organised festival indeed and the only criticism I
    heard at all was that there weren’t enough collecting buckets for
    donations!



    Highlights for us included Pig Dyke Molly who were particularly
    good at involving children with their Zebra/Hobby Horse and
    dancing puppet dog, the slightly sinister Old Glory Molly Dancers
    and the dextrous sword-dancing trio from PRATS (whose
    performance sadly isn’t on our video!).

    It’s a fun event with a great atmosphere…be prepared to be
    haunted for days by the Straw Bear tune like us.



    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/whittlesea-straw-bear-festival/





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

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jan 18, 7:14 AM
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    Talking of bears................
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jan 18, 8:32 AM
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    Straw-bear-ries..............











    Last edited by Pyxis; 12-01-2018 at 8:35 AM.
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    • Chieveley
    • By Chieveley 12th Jan 18, 10:09 AM
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    Hi Pyxis
    Thanks for your post this morning, I see you are another early bird like Alfie. Ref. food in offices, I used to call it the rustle factor. You could hear one kit kat or crisps being opened, then the next, then someone would put the kettle on and you'd all be in the biscuit tin and it was only 9.15! I challenged my last colleagues as to why so early & they sighted stress. I think it was a habit. Biscuits all gone here, just need to eat up the cheese then I will have to eat the grapes and bananas. Have a good day
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jan 18, 11:08 AM
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    Hi Pyxis
    Thanks for your post this morning, I see you are another early bird like Alfie. Ref. food in offices, I used to call it the rustle factor. You could hear one kit kat or crisps being opened, then the next, then someone would put the kettle on and you'd all be in the biscuit tin and it was only 9.15! I challenged my last colleagues as to why so early & they sighted stress. I think it was a habit. Biscuits all gone here, just need to eat up the cheese then I will have to eat the grapes and bananas. Have a good day
    Originally posted by Chieveley
    That's the thing! It does just become a habit!

    The distraction thing really works. If I'm busy, I don't even think of food or drink!



    And yes, I am an early bird! Some days I'm even earlier than the birds!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 12th Jan 18, 11:11 AM
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    Morning Bettys

    My sugar free sweeties arrived this morning, they seem ok.

    I am going to try to substitute some of the tons of throat sweets I suck with them and see how I go. If I can cut back the sugary ones now it won't come as such a shock when I give them up in February.

    Am I the only person on here who never buys cakes, biscuits, chocolates and other sweet stuff? I never buy them coz if I do, I eat them

    I suppose it gives me an advantage if it's only the throat sweets I'm giving up

    I did a big shop on Wednesday, first one for a month. I have put a lot of weight on recently so I have made a huge sacrifice and given up buying/eating cheese I've also started substituting butter on toast for Benecol and Marmite Hopefully I'll get some weight off now
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .


    Finito
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Jan 18, 11:44 AM
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    Has anyone tried that marmite chocolate?


    I know it sounds horrible, but I just wondered, as perhaps it isn't?
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Well .... as a mega lover of Marmite and enjoying it on a daily
    basis ..... I would say that it is scrumptious!

    The Marmite flavoured chocolate is certainly not overpowering
    but still tastes fairly sweet. (So maybe not to your liking
    Pyxis?).

    I think it would be a definite no no for anyone who hates the
    taste of Marmite. Shame they don't go down the dark choccie
    route though - wonder why?

    I was given the choccie Marmite gift as a stocking filler pressie
    for Xmas.


    PYXIS's DRY JANUARY!

    DAY 11: Thursday Jan 11th


    11 down, 20 to go.




    I found this on the App yesterday, and thought it was quite usefull......


    "When it comes to overcoming old habits, the secret is in the planning.
    We get into a routine and think that it’s always been that way and always will, but there are lots of things that Dry January teammates from years gone by tell us really help.

    Practice how you are going to respond if someone offers you a drink. That way, if you get surprise offer, you’ll have your answer ready and it will strengthen your resolve not to slip into “Oh, go on then, just one” mode."



    I thought that was a useful tip to apply to being offered a biscuit or a chocolate too. (Or a lettuce leaf!)
    Originally posted by Pyxis





    Mega well done you!



    11 stars awarded







    20 to go




    I suspect the hardest situation might be at work, where chocs or biscuits might be being handed round, and you're trapped there, watching other people scoff.
    Or a hobby group, where there's always a break for tea and bikkies, etc.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Hi Pyxis
    Thanks for your post this morning, I see you are another early bird like Alfie. Ref. food in offices, I used to call it the rustle factor. You could hear one kit kat or crisps being opened, then the next, then someone would put the kettle on and you'd all be in the biscuit tin and it was only 9.15! I challenged my last colleagues as to why so early & they sighted stress. I think it was a habit. Biscuits all gone here, just need to eat up the cheese then I will have to eat the grapes and bananas. Have a good day
    Originally posted by Chieveley

    I'm with both of you on this - I can also recall having to buy
    cakes for everyone else when it was my birthday!

    Back in the day I also used to take a packed lunch with me to
    work & by 10.00am I had eaten the lot! Come lunchtime I took
    myself off for a walk via the sweetie shop!



    Of course, the more people you tell what you're doing, the better. Then they are more likely to reinforce your resolve.

    It really helps me, doing this bloggette, as I'm now in the mindset that if I were to succumb, I'd be letting everyone down!

    There's nothing like the regard/disappointment of peers to keep you going!

    So maybe in February, you should all report in here once a day, even just a short, quick post, to say how you've done that day
    ?
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    ^^ Like the sound of this and will definitely give it a go, although
    no way will mine be as interesting as your wonderful blogs. So
    entertaining!



    Alfie xxx
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    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

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    Another proud Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Jan 18, 12:11 PM
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    Morning Bettys

    My sugar free sweeties arrived this morning, they seem ok.

    I am going to try to substitute some of the tons of throat sweets I suck with them and see how I go. If I can cut back the sugary ones now it won't come as such a shock when I give them up in February.

    Am I the only person on here who never buys cakes, biscuits, chocolates and other sweet stuff? I never buy them coz if I do, I eat them

    I suppose it gives me an advantage if it's only the throat sweets I'm giving up

    I did a big shop on Wednesday, first one for a month. I have put a lot of weight on recently so I have made a huge sacrifice and given up buying/eating cheese I've also started substituting butter on toast for Benecol and Marmite Hopefully I'll get some weight off now
    Originally posted by joansgirl

    I buy cakes, biscuits, choccies etc etc and yes ..... I will
    happily scoff the lot.


    Have never tried Benecol but can definitely recommend
    Marmite. Love the stuff!




    ^^ This will be my treat come Easter.



    Alfie xxx
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    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    Another proud Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Jan 18, 3:37 PM
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    Talking of bears................
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Hay Bale Bears


















    This Panda (2007) had been constructed using straws. Hopefully
    not the dreaded plastic variety!





    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 12th Jan 18, 7:05 PM
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    They are talking about Dry January on the One Show at the moment.



    They did some experiments with people giving up for a month, and they did blood tests before and afterwards.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 12-01-2018 at 7:07 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jan 18, 7:20 PM
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    Here are some things the programme said.......

    The immediate effect of stopping alcohol is a reduction in blood pressure, which puts less strain on the heart.

    Eyes..will be less dry, and look brighter. (Less dehydration). Less weakening of the eye muscles, so potentially better vision.

    Brain.....fewer mood problems in the short term, and in the long term, better memory.
    Over time, with alcohol, the hippocampus shrinks, less or no alcohol prevents that effect.

    Digestion....... alcohol irritates the stomach lining, and interferes with digestion, so there might be less heartburn and flatulence, and a better 'output' iyswim!
    Threat of liver disease is reduced.

    (I must admit, alcohol plays havoc with my digestive tract. I won't go into details, in case you're eating your dinner!

    When I was a wine drinker, the effect was even more horrendous).


    (The other thing is that it interferes dreadfully with sleep patterns, so that you wake in the middle of the night more.
    That was very apparent with me, too.)
    Last edited by Pyxis; 12-01-2018 at 7:21 PM. Reason: No
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Jan 18, 5:28 AM
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    PYXIS's DRY JANUARY!

    DAY 12: Friday Jan 12th


    12 down, 19 to go.



    Talking of cravings, I found this the other day..............





    It may be a bit simplistic; however, there's no harm in keeping a stock of the 'alternatives' to pop in your mouth when desperation sets in, as apart from anything, it's a distraction for your mouth and brain!

    We hear a lot about the need for vitamins, but we don't often hear about the trace minerals, but they are just as important.

    (It always amuses me to think that we are more like rocks than we know! .......some more than others, of course! )







    I sorted another pile of papers yesterday. That's three down, 1427 approx. to go!
    (Don't worry; I shan't start a pile of papers blog! )

    It's nice seeing my dining room table surface! About twenty years ago I had the old dark brown varnish stripped off, then spent a while sanding it and clear-varnishing it, (three coats of silk with sanding in between), and it was transformed, so it's nice to reclaim it from the dross!

    I did another very gentle Zumba class yesterday as well. My poorly paw did play up later, but tough! I need to get moving again.
    I'm going to try two classes next week, four days apart.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Jan 18, 8:03 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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


    Hen Galan - A true Welsh celebration



    In a small wooded valley near Fishguard, the inhabitants of Cwm
    Gwaun are getting ready for their annual New Year celebrations on
    the 13th January.

    No, they’re not two weeks late - they still run according to the old
    Julian Calendar. The Julian calendar was abolished controversially
    in 1752 and replaced with the Gregorian calendar, which was
    approved by Pope Gregory XIII nearly 200 years earlier. But the
    people of the Gwaun Valley resisted the change.

    In true Welsh tradition, the children go from door to door singing
    and are given ‘Calennig’ in return: sweets or money. The most
    frequently heard one in these parts in this little ditty:

    Blwyddyn Newydd dda i chi

    A happy new year to you


    Ac i bawb sydd yn y tŷ

    And to everyone in the house


    Dyma fy nymuniad i
    
This is my wish

    Blwyddyn Newydd dda i chi

    A happy new year to you



    In Bessie’s infamous front room pub (The Dyffryn Arms) which has
    been in the same family since 1840, revelers gather to share a
    tipple, and the locals cook a large meal for the family. Traditionally
    Hen Galan was a bigger celebration than Christmas, so turkey or
    goose was the regular table offering.

    If you like, you can also carry on the tradition of Mari Llwyd, where
    a horse’s head (a grey mare- hence the name) is paraded around
    on a pole, decorated with ribbons and greenery. In years gone by
    this used to be a real horses skull, but in the last few decades a
    wooden effigy has been preferred! Apparently when Mari Llwyd
    accompanies the singers, she brings good luck and fortune on the
    houses she visits.



    So if, like us, Christmas and New Year passed you by a little too
    quickly this year, or if you're here on a winter break, head on down
    to the Gwaun Valley to extend the festive period. We’ll let Bessie
    know you’re on your way…

    Heading into the Gwaun Valley is like stepping back in time and
    really worth exploring. It's a surperb area of Pembrokeshire,
    perfect if your spending 48 hours in Fishguard.

    Whether you’re a regular Hen Galan visitor, or if this year is your
    first, let us know via Twitter and Facebook

    http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/holidays-and-breaks/visit-in-winter/hen-galan-a-true-welsh-celebration/

    http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/explore-pembrokeshire/towns-and-villages/gwaun-valley/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info




    Goathland Plough Stots



    13th January 2018

    Many folks living on the North York Moors and along the Yorkshire
    Heritage Coast are of Viking descent. And so are lots of our local
    customs which make this area so destinctive.

    The traditional "Sword Dance" is one such custom that is perhaps
    derived from pagan fertility rituals brought here by the Norsemen.

    The dance is part of a performance involving a mummers play
    whose focus is on death and resurrection.

    Close-by Rosedale Abbey - and just a short drive away - is the
    local moorland village of Goathland which is home to the Plough
    Stots dancers.



    The Plough Stots been in existence for at least 150 years, making
    them one of the oldest Sword-dance groups in England.

    The first Sunday after Epiphany is known locally as "Plough
    Sunday" and on that day a plough is taken into Church to be
    blessed.

    The day of Epithany occurs 12-days after Christmas day, so Plough
    Sunday takes place in the first half of January.

    On the following Saturday the Plough Stots dancers and musicians
    assemble to dance from end to end of Goathland village and to the
    outlying farms and cottages in Beck Hole and Green End.

    This annual day of dance in early January is the most important
    date on the Goathland Plough Stot's calendar.

    In the traditional round dance, each dancer holds the tip of his
    neighbour's sword as they circle and weave through the intricate
    patterns of the dance figures.

    The Goathland dance has six figures each with its own
    accompanying tune, and culminating in the swords being raised in
    a Lock by the "King".



    This is often lowered over the head of one of the comic Characters
    who accompany the dancers....'Betty' in her old rags and shawl,
    harassing the dancers with her besom or 'T'Awd Man' with his odd
    stockings, bashed felt hat and crooked stick.

    Or sometimes even some innocent bystander - you have been
    warned!



    The dancers circle as they gradually tighten the lock before
    withdrawing the swords with a flourish.

    A visit to Goathland is well worth the effort for anyone lucky
    enough to be holidaying in Rosedale Abbey in early January of
    each year.

    https://www.holidayyorkshiremoors.co.uk/blog/goathland-plough-stots.html





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    Have a brilliant and safe day all whatever you have planned. I will
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Jan 18, 8:20 AM
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    It's interesting that there are still places in Britain that have these old Julian Calendar dates still!

    I knew that several countries did, but didn't realise it happened here too!




    Sooty!
    Aw!

    And Sweep had a bit of a nasty streak, didn't he?





    Bye bye everyone, bye bye!.....................


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