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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    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





    Member: Wimps Anonymous
    Live simply so that others may simply live.
    Cheap Coffee Lover

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Jan 18, 11:51 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! )
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    Izzy, wizzy, let's get busy!






    Big congats - another day done and dusted!



    12 stars awarded








    19 to go



    Love the 'Food Cravings' chart. It's so handy. I'll make sure
    I have extra rations of nuts, seeds, veggies and fruits.





    Sooty!
    Aw!

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

    Originally posted by Pyxis


    Yes - naughty little Sweep!







    I used to love watching Sooty and Sweep and my kids grew
    up loving them too.

    I've kept an ancient Sweep puppet which belonged to my
    son when he was just a little'un and it still squeaks! Tried it
    out on my cat this morning - she was not best pleased!

    I've also kept a very old but much loved (and chewed/sucked)
    Fisher Price rag doll - also belonging to my son but it's rather
    fragile now - not like the one in the picture. Fond memories!






    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Jan 18, 12:27 PM
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    I dunno about 'naughty little Sweep' - I think he had psychopathic tendencies!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Biker*Chick
    • By Biker*Chick 13th Jan 18, 1:58 PM
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    I dunno about 'naughty little Sweep' - I think he had psychopathic tendencies!
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    Wait, he was my favourite!!!

    Soo annoyed me - she was far too sanctimonious! I liked the fact that Sweep had a bit of a dark side and was unpredictable

    I bet Col REALLY liked Soo (she kick-started his panda fetish didn't she? )
    Contessa Biker*Chick of the Alphabetty thread

    =^._.^= ∫
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Jan 18, 2:29 PM
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    I bet Col REALLY liked Soo (she kick-started his panda fetish didn't she? )
    Originally posted by Biker*Chick





    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    #findcorrie

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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 13th Jan 18, 8:08 PM
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    Tarry
    I remember Sooty and Sweep (and a Panda called Sue)
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

    -I just love finding bargains and saving money
    I love to travel as much as I can when I can
    Life has a way to test you, it's how you deal with this that matters
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jan 18, 4:48 AM
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    PYXIS's DRY JANUARY!

    DAY 13: Saturday Jan 13th


    13 down, 18 to go.


    I had some tonic water yesterday, and it reminded me of an experiment done some time ago, where one group at a party were given vodka and tonics, and another group at the same party were given just tonic water but with just a smear of vodka around the edge of the glass.

    Anyway, both groups got equally 'tipsy', because neither was told that some drinks didn't have any alcohol in them, and both groups reported that they enjoyed the evening equally.

    Just goes to show!






    Today I’m doing some AmDram practice with some of the others, and where I go takes me past a Waitrose, so I usually take the opportunity to pop in and stock up on some of their things that I like.

    I haven’t been to a Waitrose since I started Dry January, and the problem is that they stock my favouritest beer. It’s not sold anywhere else now, so I usually stock up on it when I go there. Other supermarkets stopped stocking it, and I’m always afraid that Waitrose will too, so I don’t miss a chance to buy some.

    I don’t dare do that this time, though. I don’t trust myself. If it’s not in the house, I don’t have to torment myself about whether I could or should have one.
    You know, saying things like, it’s only one beer. One beer won’t hurt.

    Well, it will hurt, because it’d set me off again!

    I’ll let you know how I get on! :eek
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jan 18, 6:48 AM
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    Just been hearing about rock painting on the TV.

    Apparently the idea is to paint a design on a pebble, and leave it in a public place for someone to find,

    They can then keep it or pass it on or share it on public media.

    More here........


    http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/29/move-over-fidget-spinners-the-latest-craze-is-painting-rocks-6886535/









    They don't have to be works of art, or have inspirational phrases in them. Lots of kids have done them!



    These are nice.......


    Last edited by Pyxis; 14-01-2018 at 8:17 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Jan 18, 6:51 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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




    Know Your STI Status

    About STiQ Day

    STIQ Day has been launched to get people thinking about their
    sexual health and encourage more people to get regular sexual
    health checks. No one likes to think they’ve caught a sexually
    transmitted infection (STI) but without a test you just can’t be
    sure.

    This year STIQ Day takes place on 14th January, a date chosen
    because many common STIs such as Chlamydia can take two
    weeks to be detectable. If your festive season included
    unprotected sex then you should be thinking about getting tested
    now. Also with just one month to go before Valentine’s Day anyone
    hoping to enjoy the celebrations to the full should do so knowing
    that they are infection free and will not be putting someone else’s
    sexual health in danger.

    More and more people in the UK are catching STIs and each year
    the infection rate is rising. Regardless of how old you are, if you’re
    gay or straight, if you’ve had one partner or 100 – just one
    unprotected sexual encounter could have put you at risk of
    catching an STI.

    Even if you feel perfectly healthy you could still be carrying
    something. Often getting routinely tested is the only way that
    people can detect an infection – and the earlier they are tested
    and treated, the less chance there is of long-term damage being
    caused.

    Getting a sexual health check is easy and shouldn’t be
    embarrassing or shameful; sex is a normal part of adult life so
    sexual health checks should be to. It’s a quick, simple process that
    not only puts your mind at rest but could protect your fertility or
    even save your life – or that of your partner

    So use STIQ Day to get smart about your sexual health



    http://www.stiq.co.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info




    The London Winter Walk 2018



    14 January 2018

    Good luck all!

    About the event

    Setting out from Southwark we continue west across Tower Bridge
    and along the river towards the city, passing by St Pauls, the
    Millennium Bridge, Big Ben and Westminster. At halfway we reach
    our mid-point at the Vauxhall pleasure gardens where we restock
    on healthy snacks before heading back to Southwark via a whole
    new set of sights.

    This is a great opportunity to meet fellow challengers, get fitter
    and start the New Year as you mean to go on!

    What we do

    Our mission at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is
    to enhance Great Ormond Street Hospital’s (GOSH) ability to
    transform the health and wellbeing of children and young people,
    giving them the best chance to fulfil their potential.

    We provide funds to four key areas in order to support the
    hospital.

    We provide funds to help modernise and redevelop GOSH by
    replacing and expanding outdated clinical facilities and
    accommodation, enabling the hospital to treat more children in
    modern environments.

    We fund child, family and staff support projects to help improve
    the experience of patients and their families, enable clinical
    innovation and provide important support for the hospital’s
    dedicated staff.

    We provide funding for vital research to pioneer new and kinder
    treatments for rare and complex conditions. Over the next five
    years we will increase our investment, spending over £50 million.

    We ensure that the hospital can harness the latest technologies by
    investing in new equipment and related capital projects.

    Want to know more about how your support makes an impact?
    Explore where your money goes or discover our highlights from
    another extraordinary year at GOSH.



    http://www.gosh.org/what-we-do

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info




    Purple Plunge Skydive



    Are you free on Sunday 25 March? Do you want to do something
    daring while raising funds for charity? If your answers to the above
    are 'yes', why not skydive for Young Epilepsy!

    Our annual Purple Plunge is back and we want to make this the
    biggest yet. Be part of it, sign up here >>>



    Where: Go Skydive, Wiltshire

    When: 25 March 2018

    Join us for this annual to celebrate Purple Day, the international
    day of epilepsy awareness . In 2017 we had 40 amazing people
    jump from the main venue in Salisbury and at Dropzones around
    the country. Be a part of the experience and show your support
    and raise awareness. You will love it!

    Interested? Email us by clicking on the 'Sign Up' button below >>>



    http://www.youngepilepsy.org.uk/for-supporters/events/purple-day-skydive.html

    ^^ 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 14th Jan 18, 6:56 AM
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    Oooh! I might do that purple skydive!


    Although I have done several parachute jumps in the past, it was a very long time ago, before tandem jumps. As a novice, I wasn't allowed to jump from terribly high up, and the learner 'chutes weren't very manoeuvrable, so I never had the chance to experience freefall, and have always wanted to, so doing that skydive would be a chance to experience that!


    I shall look into it!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 14-01-2018 at 8:20 AM. Reason: Spelt manoeuvrable wrongly! Mixed up the American and English versions!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Jan 18, 7:31 AM
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    Snap! I watched 'pebble painting' on the Beeb too this
    morning. What a brilliant idea and the group of children filmed
    were loving it!






    PYXIS's DRY JANUARY!

    DAY 13: Saturday Jan 13th


    13 down, 18 to go.


    Today I’m doing some AmDram practice with some of the others, and where I go takes me past a Waitrose, so I usually take the opportunity to pop in and stock up on some of their things that I like.

    I haven’t been to a Waitrose since I started Dry January, and the problem is that they stock my favouritest beer. It’s not sold anywhere else now, so I usually stock up on it when I go there. Other supermarkets stopped stocking it, and I’m always afraid that Waitrose will too, so I don’t miss a chance to buy some.

    I don’t dare do that this time, though. I don’t trust myself. If it’s not in the house, I don’t have to torment myself about whether I could or should have one.
    You know, saying things like, it’s only one beer. One beer won’t hurt.

    Well, it will hurt, because it’d set me off again!

    I’ll let you know how I get on! :eek
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    Huge congrats - you is really on a roll now!



    13 stars awarded









    18 to go


    Have a brilliant day and remember ..... no stopping at
    Waitrose!



    Alfie xxx
    Last edited by AlfieBlue; 14-01-2018 at 7:34 AM.
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Jan 18, 7:43 AM
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    Oooh! I might do that purple skydive!


    Although I have done several parachute jumps in the past, it was a very long time ago, before tandem jumps. As a novice, I wasn't allowed to jump from terribly high up, and the learner 'chutes weren't very manoeverable, so I never had the chance to experience freefall, and have always wanted to, so doing that skydive would be a chance to experience that!


    I shall look into it!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    My daughter did a skydive for a local charity a couple of years
    ago. Said it was the best experience ever!


    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 14th Jan 18, 8:23 AM
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    Pyxis
    Snap! I watched 'pebble painting' on the Beeb too this
    morning. What a brilliant idea and the group of children filmed
    were loving it!




    Huge congrats - you is really on a roll now!



    13 stars awarded









    18 to go


    Have a brilliant day and remember ..... no stopping at
    Waitrose!



    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Well, I do have to go to Waitrose, because I need a couple of things that only they do.

    However, my resolve is strong!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jan 18, 7:32 PM
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    Pyxis
    Well, I do have to go to Waitrose, because I need a couple of things that only they do.

    However, my resolve is strong!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Just to say I survived Waitrose!

    I didn't go down the alcohol aisles at all, even though I was curious to see if they had my favourite beer!

    I stocked up with soft drinks instead. They'll see me through to the end of the month. It won't be hard to give those up! They make my teeth feel furry!
    The AmDram practice went well....... a couple of my suggestions were liked and accepted, so it all felt very satisfactory!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Biker*Chick
    • By Biker*Chick 14th Jan 18, 11:58 PM
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    Biker*Chick
    Just to say I survived Waitrose!

    I didn't go down the alcohol aisles at all, even though I was curious to see if they had my favourite beer!

    I stocked up with soft drinks instead. They'll see me through to the end of the month. It won't be hard to give those up! They make my teeth feel furry!
    The AmDram practice went well....... a couple of my suggestions were liked and accepted, so it all felt very satisfactory!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Well done Pyx!! You're doing brilliantly!!!

    Good to hear your AmDram went well too

    I loved the painted stones too! Those animal ones were gorgeous!
    Contessa Biker*Chick of the Alphabetty thread

    =^._.^= ∫
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Jan 18, 5:30 AM
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    PYXIS's DRY JANUARY!

    DAY 14: Sunday Jan 14th


    14 down, 17 to go.



    Returning to the subject of not needing alcohol to enjoy yourself........


    A few years ago I went on holiday to Italy with a friend, on an all-inclusive thing.

    As usual, because the included drinks were wine, I didn't have any.

    Anyway, one evening, there was a band playing and singing in the hotel, during dinner. I was really enjoying it, and started singing along with the band and making song requests, and generally being very jolly!

    I suppose I was a bit hyper, , but it was fun! Anyway, I suppose I looked like I was a bit tipsy, and even my friend said that the others in the group would think I'd been drinking, but I hadn't had a single drop!

    You really don't need alcohol to enjoy yourself, and you certainly don't need it to be silly!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Jan 18, 6:42 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this
    thoughtful Blue Monday!





    The third Monday of January has been awarded the gloomy title
    due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and
    the arrival of unpaid credit card bills.

    Apparently, a university professor managed to precisely calculate
    the most depressing day of the year, using the following formula:



    Where weather=W, debt=d, time since Christmas=T, time since
    failing our new year’s resolutions=Q, low motivational levels=M
    and the feeling of a need to take action=Na. ‘D’ is not defined in
    the release, nor are units.

    Supposedly the date was calculated by using many factors,
    including: weather conditions, debt level (the difference between
    debt accumulated and our ability to pay), time since Christmas,
    time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational
    levels and feeling of a need to take action.

    However, all may not be as it seems here, as it turns out this was
    in fact a PR stunt by Sky Travel.

    Read all about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Monday_(date)

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/blue-monday-2017-01-18/2018-01-15/








    What’s Blue for 2018

    Hey – We’re gearing up for another Blue Monday on 15 Jan. Let us
    know what you’ve got planned so we can share with the world.

    Last year has been tough for a lot of people so let’s make this Blue
    Monday one of positive action!



    About

    A simple idea that could go a long way

    A couple of years ago I had a thought. Wouldn’t it be good to start
    a new tradition that encouraged people to do nice things for each
    other?

    We thought we’d do a screening of It’s A Wonderful Life (the best
    film ever) around Christmas time. But several friends suggested
    we save it for when people really needed cheering up.

    So we went for the gloomy, post-Christmas, back-to-work-and-
    school month of January. And of course, it had to be a Monday.

    Warming up a cold world

    We decided to make this day a special day, for people to focus on
    doing good for each other. Not presents and cards this time, just
    little acts of kindness. (Or big ones, if you like.)

    So that’s what’s happened. With no budget, but plenty of
    enthusiasm and volunteers (plus a drink or two), we put on a
    whole range of activities – from films and DJ sets to treasure
    hunts, games, free chocolate hunts, live projects and storytelling
    in Canterbury, Lancaster and Newcastle.

    And it just keeps growing. In 2010 and 2011 all sorts of people,
    organisations, schools and statutory bodies did things to make life
    a bit better for others. From arts projects to cups of tea, baking a
    cake for work colleagues, and taking time to saying hello to
    neighbours.

    We’re thrilled that this simple idea could spread ever wider, and we
    hope you’ll join in to make Blue Monday an unseasonably happy
    day.

    Why?

    Well, partly, why not? But more practically, there are four main
    reasons: >>>

    http://www.bluemonday.org/

    http://www.bluemonday.org/?page_id=2

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info








    Help us bust myths around “Blue Monday”, fundraise and start
    positive conversations about mental health and wellbeing, in
    Bromley borough.

    In January, myths around the third Monday in the month being the
    most depressing day of the year start circulating.

    At Bromley & Lewisham Mind, we want to remind people that
    depression and other mental health problems can be serious
    conditions and are not one day events.

    January can be challenging for many people due to financial strains
    and weather but there is no credible evidence to say that one day
    in particular, such as the mythical “Blue Monday”, is the most
    depressing.

    Mental health problems affect people in different ways, from low to
    serious impact. We all have mental health and need to look after
    our wellbeing.

    This is why Bromley & Lewisham Mind is starting ‘Beyond Blue
    Monday’ Coffee Mornings.

    Volunteers will be running Coffee Mornings to start conversations
    about mental health, wellbeing, life, some general chatter and
    fundraise for Bromley & Lewisham Mind.

    Tips & Conversation Starters

    How to start a conversation about mental health (Time to Change)
    How to improve and maintain mental wellbeing (Mind )
    Blogs, videos and podcasts of people talking about mental health
    and wellbeing (Head Talks)
    Personal blogs (Mind)
    Personal stories (Time to Change)

    Your nearest Beyond Blue Monday 2018 Coffee Morning

    There will be tea, coffee, cakes, treats and conversation with like
    minded people.

    Donations for drinks and food are welcome on the day.

    Feel free to turn up on the day at the following venues:

    Monday 15th January 2018

    Bromley & Lewisham Mind at Stepping Stones, 38 Mason’s Hill,
    Bromley, BR2 9JG (Map)
    10am to 1.30pm

    Bromley & Lewisham Mind, 20b Hayne Road, Beckenham,
    BR3 4HY (Map)
    11am to 12.30pm

    Bromley & Lewisham Mind, Anchor, House, 5 Station Road,
    Orpington, BR6 0RZ (Map)
    10am to 1.30pm

    Share on Social

    Share your photos, videos, soundbites on social media with us
    using #BeyondBlueMonday



    https://www.blmind.org.uk/news/2018/01/beyond-blue-monday-coffee-mornings-2018/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info








    We’ve all heard of the January blues



    We’re turning ‘the most difficult day of the year’ on its head by
    renaming the third Monday in January from 'Blue Monday' to ‘Brew
    Monday’ and celebrating that great tradition of simply getting
    together to talk over a cup of tea (or coffee!) We’ll send you a
    free fundraising pack with everything you need to host your own
    Brew Monday event at home, work or in your community.

    Can’t do 15 January 2018? Don’t worry! Any Monday can be a
    Brew Monday. It’s a great excuse to get people together for a
    cuppa, a chat and to banish the winter blues.



    Get your free Brew Monday fundraising pack

    We'll send you a FREE fundraising pack with everything you need
    to host your own Brew Monday event at home, work or in your
    community.



    Follow us on Social

    Check out the various events taking place for #BrewMonday on
    Twitter or Facebook.



    Donate

    Support Brew Monday today so that our volunteers can be there
    on one of the most difficult days of the year – and every day
    through 2018.



    What kind of brew are you?

    If you were a brew, what kind would you be? Perhaps a nurturing
    peppermint tea?

    Find out in our #BrewMonday quiz!



    Share your #BrewMonday snaps with us!

    Hosting a #BrewMonday event? Share your snaps with us!



    Edward Monkton ft. Barbara Windsor

    National treasure Barbara Windsor has brought the animations of
    cartoonist Edward Monkton to life for Brew Monday



    https://www.samaritans.org/media-centre/our-campaigns/brew-monday

    ^^ 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 15th Jan 18, 7:07 AM
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    I bet Col REALLY liked Soo (she kick-started his panda fetish didn't she? )
    Originally posted by Biker*Chick

    I loved the painted stones too! Those animal ones were gorgeous!
    Originally posted by Biker*Chick


    Panda pebbles






    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 15th Jan 18, 7:37 AM
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    AlfieBlue
    PYXIS's DRY JANUARY!

    DAY 14: Sunday Jan 14th


    14 down, 17 to go.



    Returning to the subject of not needing alcohol to enjoy yourself........


    A few years ago I went on holiday to Italy with a friend, on an all-inclusive thing.

    As usual, because the included drinks were wine, I didn't have any.

    Anyway, one evening, there was a band playing and singing in the hotel, during dinner. I was really enjoying it, and started singing along with the band and making song requests, and generally being very jolly!

    I suppose I was a bit hyper, , but it was fun! Anyway, I suppose I looked like I was a bit tipsy, and even my friend said that the others in the group would think I'd been drinking, but I hadn't had a single drop!

    You really don't need alcohol to enjoy yourself, and you certainly don't need it to be silly!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Hear! Hear!






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    • colinw
    • By colinw 15th Jan 18, 4:16 PM
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    colinw


    Wait, he was my favourite!!!

    Soo annoyed me - she was far too sanctimonious! I liked the fact that Sweep had a bit of a dark side and was unpredictable

    I bet Col REALLY liked Soo (she kick-started his panda fetish didn't she? )
    Originally posted by Biker*Chick
    Hmmm funny you should say that but I do remember watching Sooty and Sweep but not sure if that is where the panda interest came from
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Jan 18, 6:21 PM
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    Pyxis
    Brew Monday!

    I like that!


    Could I have tea instead of coffee, though?



    By the way, yesterday in Waitrose, I found two soft drinks that make quite a nice substitute drink.

    First was a blackcurrant cordial thing, which was just squeezed blackcurrants with some sugar, but as you dilute it, the sugar content wasn't too bad. I diluted it with tonic water, which had no sugar in it.

    And blackcurrants are my favourite fruit!
    And blackcurrants contain vitamin C!


    Then there was this small thing called a ginger shot, which was a tiny bottle of ginger concentrate with apple and pear juice. Again I turned it into a long drink with tonic water and it was very nice.

    Trouble is that the little bottle cost £1.50, and only serves one drink, like a shot, but then, I really enjoyed it, so it felt like a treat.

    Plus the ginger is very good for the digestion and for inflammation!
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