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The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread

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    edited 16 October 2018 at 5:16PM
    Wheeeeeeee! IMG-1488.gif :j :j :j

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    Alfie's back!

    Missed you, Alfie!

    Did you have a good time? Not too much rain, I hope?


    Do have a go on my Blue Peter thread quiz, to see which Blue Peter presenter you are!
    (I just lurve spiders!)
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    Pyxis wrote: »
    Wheeeeeeee! IMG-1488.gif :j :j :j

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    Alfie's back!

    Missed you, Alfie!

    Did you have a good time? Not too much rain, I hope?


    Do have a go on my Blue Peter thread quiz, to see which Blue Peter presenter you are!



    Hellooeeee Pyxis! balloons-smiley.gif?1292867552 Lovely to 'see' you again. :j:j:j


    The time just whizzed by & a truly magical time was had by
    all! multi-stars-smiley.gif?1292867640


    We even managed to squeeze in a brilliant 'pottery painting'
    session on Saturday morning. :T


    The joint birthday party for the two little girls was a resounding
    success. A fun-filled time for all 24 little'uns :eek: (& the 'young
    at heart' ones too! ;)). :grinheart _party_


    Happy, happy days. :T


    I shall pop over to your Blue Peter thread quiz now - cannot
    wait to see which presenter I'll be! :p


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    You're most like... Diane–Louise Jordan!

    Diane always had a huge grin and was open to trying anything. In
    the six years she was on the show she travelled to India, the
    Caribbean, and South Africa.
    :D

    Piccy link:

    http://www.kateslaterillustration.com/blog?category=TV


    Used to love watching Blue Peter. :heartsmil


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    Welcome back Alfie :) :beer:
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    :hello: Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well & raring to go on this thoughtful :think:
    yet scrumptious kinda day! :beer:

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    The National Fire Chiefs Council will be continuing its support for
    National Burn Awareness Day which this year takes place on 17th
    October. They day aims to raise awareness of the ongoing problem of
    burns and scalds injuries in children, which often occur in the home
    and are often preventable and can result in life changing injuries.

    The day will also highlight the importance of good first aid following
    a burn or scald. This can make a huge difference in recovery times
    and severity of scarring.

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    NFCC are encouraging Fire and Rescue Services to continue to
    support this really important campaign to which we are committed
    to. Chair of the NFCC, Roy Wilsher is a trustee of the Children's
    Burn's Trust and commented:

    “In my role as Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and
    Trustee of the Children’s Burns Trust, I give my wholehearted
    support to National Burn Awareness Day 2018.

    The day has proven to be a highly important fixture in the burn
    awareness calendar, highlighting the main causes of burns and
    scalds and showing that the majority of accidents are avoidable.
    My colleagues across the Fire Service have always shown their
    support on this day, and I’m looking forward to seeing the different
    awareness events that will be taking place up and down the
    country again this year.”

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    https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/National-Burn-Awareness-Day-2018


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    Pledge £2 to help us support children and their families

    On National Burn Awareness Day 2018 we’re launching our ‘Pledge
    £2’ campaign. If everyone who visited this page donated just £2
    we could raise enough money for new Burns Ward equipment or
    run an extra Family Therapy Weekend.

    Click here to visit our JustGiving campaign and donate

    https://www.cbtrust.org.uk/national-burn-awareness-day/

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    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the
    General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992,
    of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of
    Poverty. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to
    Action by Father Joseph Wresinski — which inspired the
    observance of October 17 as the World Day for Overcoming
    Extreme Poverty — and the recognition by the United Nations of
    the day as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

    2018 theme — Coming together with those furthest behind to build
    an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity

    This year marks the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is important to recall the
    fundamental connection between extreme poverty and human
    rights, and that people living in poverty are disproportionately
    affected by many human rights violations. Read more about this
    year's theme. >>>

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

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info

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    10 Things You Didn't Know About the 2018 Nottingham Beer and
    Cider Festival

    The biggest beer festival in the East Midlands is returning for
    another year, bringing your lot the best local ales and ciders abaht.
    As Nottingham Castle is closed for a couple of years, due to
    bagging a whopping £29.8 million Heritage Lottery grant, the
    festival organisers needed a new venue. But don’t fret, as the
    good folks over at CAMRA have compensated by making it bigger
    and better than ever, making good use of the bigger space at this
    year’s venue: Motorpoint Area. Here’s a list of ten things you may
    not have known about this year’s event... >>>

    Nottingham Beer and Cider Festival takes place at Motorpoint
    Arena on Wednesday 17 - Saturday 20 October. Tickets are still
    available.


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    https://www.leftlion.co.uk/read/2018/october/nottingham-beer-cider-festival-2018-things-didnt-know/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info

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    Smooth Radio's Kate Garraway has completed her busiest day ever
    by taking on 24 jobs in just 24 hours, all to raise money for our
    charity, Global’s Make Some Noise.

    Powered by endurance and sheer determination, Kate job-hopped
    from window cleaner, personal trainer and train platform
    announcer to barista, shoe-shiner and barber during her 24-hour
    marathon.

    She also cleaned the shark tank at the Sea Life London Aquarium,
    appeared on stage in the West End musical Mamma Mia!, mucked
    out the pig stable at Vauxhall City Farm, cleaned the dressing
    rooms at Good Morning Britain and warmed-up the Loose Women
    studio audience at ITV.

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    Although her challenge has finished, you can still donate now!

    Donate Online Here >

    Global’s Make Some Noise funds projects and small projects across
    the UK which support disadvantaged children, young people and
    their families. Now in its fifth year, Global has united all its radio
    brands – Classic FM, Heart, Capital, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital
    XTRA and Gold – to help young people living with illness, disability
    or lack of opportunity.

    Kate Garraway said of her challenge: “I’m giving myself the
    busiest 24 hours of my life to highlight how easily small charities
    can get overlooked in our busy day-to-day lives - until we need
    them.

    "If you’re a parent and you’ve just found out that your child has an
    incurable illness, it doesn’t matter if you’re a lawyer, a TV
    presenter, a window cleaner or whatever, you need help - and fast.

    "The small charities supported by Global’s Make Some Noise give
    that vital help to thousands of people every day, often doing it in
    their own time, on top of their actual jobs. They are small charities
    that make a big impact and Global’s Make Some Noise gives them
    a chance to be heard and raises vital funds so they can continue
    their incredible work.”

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    https://www.smoothradio.com/charity/kate-garraway-24-hour-job-hop/

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

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    Good morning folks!

    Beer & cider @ Nottingham?
    More like wine @ Casa Sleazy in my case ....

    Eggs scrambled have arrived, so eat now I must!
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    I got the same Blue Peter Presenter as you, Alfie .... clearly reserved for the best! :D
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    Morning All :) I have work planned today! well some of the day :cool:
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    Monsieur Colin, you speak ugly words.
    I can hardly spit the word 'work' from between my rotten teeth! :rotfl:

    For some raisin, I was all day yesterday talking with un accent Français, and now I am even thinking with an accent ......

    Maybe Madame Theresa will bring good news from Bruxelles and I will feel better, n'est pas?

    The accent thing is serious btw :eek:
    Funny, but a bit scary as I'vev had some speech issues previously that were connected with the part of the brain that controls speech. If I stop talking completely, my wife will be 'appy.
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    Monsieur Colin, you speak ugly words.
    I can hardly spit the word 'work' from between my rotten teeth! :rotfl:

    For some raisin, I was all day yesterday talking with un accent Français, and now I am even thinking with an accent ......

    Maybe Madame Theresa will bring good news from Bruxelles and I will feel better, n'est pas?

    The accent thing is serious btw :eek:
    Funny, but a bit scary as I'vev had some speech issues previously that were connected with the part of the brain that controls speech. If I stop talking completely, my wife will be 'appy.

    I have heard of that happening with head injuries :eek: you will be speaking like that bloke off Allo Allo :rotfl: strange that is the second time I have referenced that program already today :think:
    I don't think much good news will come from Bruxelles but lets not even go there....
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