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The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread

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    Found 'The sad clown' very distressing. Poor monkey. :(


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    Sleazy wrote: »
    Well old toilet seat off FINALLY. :T

    In the end I used my 'Birmingham Screwdriver' approach (Brute force and ignorance) :mad: and managed to do it without cracking the porcelain. :)

    New seat to fit tomorrow ... bought in a Homebase store that's closing locally for £9 including the 25% reduction.

    Plus instructions to book a cruise with Mme. for next summer. Think that we'll likely be sailing from Newcastle, so Colin had best look out .... ;).

    I'll be the guy in a Hawaii shirt and sunglasses in a panama hat holding a glass and waving ... :rotfl:


    Well done that Sleazy! :T:T:T


    I knew I should have quoted the post above yours (by Pyxis), re
    my 'The sad clown' post.


    You must have wondered what on earth I was going on about! :p



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    Sleazy wrote: »
    Well old toilet seat off FINALLY. :T

    In the end I used my 'Birmingham Screwdriver' approach (Brute force and ignorance) :mad: and managed to do it without cracking the porcelain. :)

    New seat to fit tomorrow ... bought in a Homebase store that's closing locally for £9 including the 25% reduction.

    Plus instructions to book a cruise with Mme. for next summer. Think that we'll likely be sailing from Newcastle, so Colin had best look out .... ;).

    I'll be the guy in a Hawaii shirt and sunglasses in a panama hat holding a glass and waving ... :rotfl:
    Erm........ I don't think you can get to Hawaii by setting off in a boat from Newcastle, at least only if you go via the North Pole.


    :D


    AlfieBlue wrote: »
    Found 'The sad clown' very distressing. Poor monkey. :(


    Alfie xxx
    So did I. :( Very. :(:(
    However, the author did point out the dilemma; those people were earning money to send their children to school. :(:(

    Of course, as usual, I blame their government. :(
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    Am quite pleased.

    A long while ago I made an expensive purchase that turned out to be no good for me, and it's been in its box for ages cluttering up my hall.

    Anyway, I found, quite by chance, a local organisation that acts as a central point for people or businesses who have surplus equipment that they no longer need, and can give to local charities. The organisation publicises to the charities on their books what is being offered, and then it's first come first served.

    It's usually things like older computers, printers, office desks etc., but anything would be offered, so I offered my 'mistake' and a local charity contacted me today and said it's just what they need to use in their charity shop, which was just what I had in mind!

    So at least I can treat my expensive mistake as a donation to a very worthy and local cause.

    Am very pleased!

    And I can get it out of my hall!
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    Pyxis - excellent!
    Worthwhile and local, which makes it doubly worthwhile!
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    edited 18 October 2018 at 6:20AM
    I wonder if Colin will be going to those Sunderland lights?



    Talking of values.......

    Earlier on this year I came across a concept I'd never heard of before......British Values.
    Doing a set of classes,, you need to fill in evaluation forms, and one of the things you had to indicate was whether the class fulfilled British Values.

    I had to ask for an explanation as I'd never come across this concept before.

    I assumed it was a generation thing...... maybe 'British Values' are taught in schools, now, and it had slowly trickled into organisations and box-ticking exercises?

    I had trouble deciding whether British Values came into a tap-dancing class! :D

    Then I was cross that they were called British Values. Surely they were universal Values, not just British ones?

    Anyway, we no longer have to fill in those stupid evaluation forms now, thank goodness. They used to drive us all mad.




    The Ofsted definition of British Values is:

    Democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith
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    Apologies - missed this one this morning ......


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    Pyxis wrote: »
    I wonder if Colin will be going to those Sunderland lights?



    Talking of values.......

    Earlier on this year I came across a concept I'd never heard of before......British Values.
    Doing a set of classes,, you need to fill in evaluation forms, and one of the things you had to indicate was whether the class fulfilled British Values.

    I had to ask for an explanation as I'd never come across this concept before.

    I assumed it was a generation thing...... maybe 'British Values' are taught in schools, now, and it had slowly trickled into organisations and box-ticking exercises?

    I had trouble deciding whether British Values came into a tap-dancing class! :D

    Then I was cross that they were called British Values. Surely they were universal Values, not just British ones?

    Anyway, we no longer have to fill in those stupid evaluation forms now, thank goodness. They used to drive us all mad.




    The Ofsted definition of British Values is:

    Democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

    Morning All :)

    Actually having read that about the Sunderland Light Festival, that is different to what I have been to in the past, I think they where the Christmas Lights....

    Why do I still not know the difference between were and where? various people have told me ways of knowing which one to use and it just does not stick :cool::rotfl:
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    edited 18 October 2018 at 8:30AM
    colinw wrote: »
    Morning All :)

    Actually having read that about the Sunderland Light Festival, that is different to what I have been to in the past, I think they where the Christmas Lights....

    Why do I still not know the difference between were and where? various people have told me ways of knowing which one to use and it just does not stick :cool::rotfl:

    wHere are you? Here!

    Or, if you like....... wHERE

    Were....... think of we are....we were ....... no H.



    What's probably confusing you is that werewolf is pronounced as where-wolf. So, stop thinking of werewolves and you'll be ok! :D
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