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The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • AlfieBlueAlfieBlue Forumite
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    Chieveley wrote: »
    Morning Alfie
    Doubt I'll find any roscon in Sainsbury so will celebrate Epiphany with some shortbread. Have a great day everyone. :wave:

    Chieveley :wave:

    I've been celebrating Epiphany with shortbread too - got quite
    a bit in larder that needs eating up :drool: :whistle: so I'm on the
    case! :D

    Hope you've had a brilliant day - just been doing comp catch
    up ecrire-ordi.gif with rubbish TV film playing in background. :p

    Have a lovely evening, it's pouring with rain here now so
    very thankful I'm staying in tonight!

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  • AlfieBlueAlfieBlue Forumite
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    Good evening lovely alphabetty people :hello:

    Apologies for absence - I have been a Busy Bear today :)

    Hope you are all well and have had a good day :):)

    Think I'll have some whipped cream. Can you just have a bowl of it? :think::D

    I've added a cherry ;)
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    Is good! One of your five a a day! :D
    If I have 5 does that count as my 5 a day? :D
    Pyxis wrote: »
    Of course! :D


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  • Upsidedown_BearUpsidedown_Bear Forumite
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    All Christmas decorations, cards etc have been put away by my OH.
    And I got some daffodils :T


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  • AlfieBlueAlfieBlue Forumite
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    Good morning lovely alphabetty people :j:hello:

    How did you find a picture of me Alfie? :rotfl:


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    :T :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

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    ^^^ Look what I just found! A bear mirror for a lovely
    Alphabetty 'Bear' :D


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    AlfieBlue wrote: »

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    ^^^ Look what I just found! A bear mirror for a lovely
    Alphabetty 'Bear' :D


    Alfie xxx :p

    That's lovely - I want one :T:D
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    Maybe I'll just hum :cool:

    Goodnight :wave:
  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    That's lovely - I want one :T:D

    So do I! It's lovely!





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    That's great!


    I wonder if it would work? :D
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    :wave: Good morning lovely Alphabettys in Happy Chatty Land!

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this thoughtful, :think:
    fun-filled n' scrumptious Saturday! :grin: :drool: :dance:

    Today it's ....

    :staradmin Distaff Day :staradmin

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    Distaff Day, also called Roc Day, is 7 January, the day after the
    feast of the Epiphany. It is also known as Saint Distaff's Day, one
    of the many unofficial holidays in Catholic nations.

    Many St. Distaff's Day gatherings are held, large and small,
    throughout local fiber community. The distaff, or rock, used in
    spinning was the medieval symbol of women's work.

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    In many European cultural traditions, women resumed their
    household work after the twelve days of Christmas.

    Women of all classes would spend their evenings spinning on the
    wheel.

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    During the day, they would carry a drop spindle with them.
    Spinning was the only means of turning raw wool, cotton or flax
    into thread, which could then be woven into cloth.

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    Men have their own way of celebrating this occasion; this is done
    through Plough Monday. It is the first Monday after Epiphany
    where men are supposed to get back to work.

    Every few years, Distaff Day and Plough Monday falls on the same
    day. Often the men and women would play pranks on each other
    during this celebration, as was written by Robert Herrick
    in his poem "Saint Distaffs day, or the Morrow After Twelfth Day"
    which appears in his Hesperides.

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    Some modern craft groups have taken up the celebration of Distaff
    day as part of their new year celebrations. _party_

    Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distaff_Day

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    'Saint Distaff's Day Or, The Morrow After Twelfth Day'


    By Robert Herrick

    Partly work and partly play
    Ye must, on St. Distaff's day;
    From the plough soon free your team,
    Then come home and fodder them;
    If the maids a spinning go,
    Burn the flax and fire the tow.
    Bring in pails of water then,
    Let the maids bewash the men.
    Give St. Distaff all the right,
    Then bid Christmas sport good night,
    And next morrow every one
    To his own vocation

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    Source: William Henry Husk, Songs of the Nativity (London: John
    Camden Hotten, 1868)

    [Husk's Note:

    It is scarcely necessary to observe that the name of St. Distaff will
    not be found in the calendar. The name was applied to this day as
    being that on which, as the first after the Christmas holidays, the
    women resumed the distaff and recommenced their usual
    employment. As, after a cessation from work, people are
    sometimes reluctant either to resume it themselves, or to allow
    others to do so, so it appears to have been customary on this day
    for the indolent amongst the men to set fire to the flax and tow
    of the more industrious of the fair sex, in retaliation for which the
    damsels brought pails of water and threw over the men.]

    Source: hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Poetry/Herrick-
    Now_Now_The_Mirth_Comes.pdf


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    It's also ....

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    Shrimp Tempura Roll _pale_

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    :heart:Fritos Vegetable Tempura with Chile
    Verde Honey Dipping Sauce
    :heart: :drool:


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    :T :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:


    Have a brilliant day all whatever you have planned - I will
    catch up later. :p

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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    That was interesting about Distaffs

    When I was a child, my granny took me to Italy for a holiday, and we saw some women dressed in long black dresses, as they did, sitting on their front steps using distaffs and spindles. the distaffs were made of some sort of cane.

    I was intrigued, and they got me sitting there having a go at it. It was quite difficult, not the actual spinning, but getting the yarn spun to an even tension and thickness. Mine was all lumpy!

    My granny bought me a small distaff and spindle, they were dead cheap, and I had it for years, but it eventually fell apart.

    Nice memory resurrected! :)
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