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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
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    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread
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    • 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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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Nov 18, 6:21 PM
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    Sounds like this could be 'us three' then as we seem to be here the most:



    Now who would you like to be Alfie & Pyxis? Ladies first, I'll settle for whoever's left!
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Nov 18, 7:17 PM
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    Sounds like this could be 'us three' then as we seem to be here the most:



    Now who would you like to be Alfie & Pyxis? Ladies first, I'll settle for whoever's left!
    Originally posted by Sleazy


    Ooh! Decisions, decisions Sleazy!


    Shall we have drinkies while I choose? ......


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Nov 18, 7:35 PM
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    I've had one already and saving another for TV at 2130 (with quorn savoury eggs) .

    Funny how you, me and Pyxis are all thinking about spending a bit less time here! Maybe something in the air ....
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Nov 18, 8:27 PM
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Nov 18, 11:10 PM
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    Interesting documentary indeed ...

    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Nov 18, 6:17 AM
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    Hello to anybody who's passing ... just to let you know that this thread is still alive and kicking (as am I). Well, more alive than kicking I suppose!
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Nov 18, 7:10 PM
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    Hello to anybody who's passing ... just to let you know that this thread is still alive and kicking (as am I). Well, more alive than kicking I suppose!
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Hellooeee young Sleazy! Long time no see.


    Tomorrow I shall be attempting to dismantle my ballcock thingy
    to check its innards. My overflow pipe has been dripping
    for the past couple of days & I'd like to repair it myself if possible,
    that's if I can hack my way through the layer of hard water
    deposits, to actually see what is going on! Would it be ok to use
    a hammer & chisel?





    Wish me luck Sleazy, could be a long job. I'm hoping that it'll
    just be the washer or seating thingy that needs replacing.


    The worst-case scenario (for me) would be to break it .... then
    it'll be a call to the local plumber. It's at times like this
    that I'm very thankful that I have another lav!


    On another note - today it's ....





    World's Biggest Liar is an annual competition for telling lies, held in
    Cumbria, England. Competitors from around the world have five
    minutes to tell the biggest and most convincing lie they can.
    Competition rules bar the use of props or scripts. Politicians and
    lawyers are not allowed to enter the competition, because "they
    are judged to be too skilled at telling porkies".

    The World's Biggest Liar competition is held every November at the
    Bridge Inn, Santon Bridge, in memory of Will Ritson (1808–1890),
    a pub landlord from Wasdale, who was well known for his "tall
    tales". One of Ritson's most famous fibs was that turnips grew so
    large in the Lake District that people carved them out to make cow
    sheds.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_Biggest_Liar

    http://www.santonbridgeinn.com/the-worlds-bigest-liar


    Bottoms up!


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Nov 18, 8:00 PM
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    Best wishes for tomorrow Alfie ...

    Our toilet is 'running' a bit too, but not a simple ballcock arrangement inside. I've 'fiddled' but it's still doing it. Might need innards changing ..

    Also had the Water Board round today due to a blockage somewhere. We have a manhole in our driveway, plus another in our garden that I knew about, plus another one (apparently buried) that they said they'll need to send a repair team round to sort out within two days (so sounds fairly urgent) to sort out ...

    Plus really not well - this 'cold' or whatever getting progressively worse over the last six weeks. Felt really unwell today - Mme. came home lunchtime from school yesterday and still isn't ok either. We're on wine and hot toddy's ....
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 19th Nov 18, 11:54 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    I hope you're all in fine fettle today.


    Best wishes for tomorrow Alfie ...

    Our toilet is 'running' a bit too, but not a simple ballcock arrangement inside. I've 'fiddled' but it's still doing it. Might need innards changing ..

    Also had the Water Board round today due to a blockage somewhere. We have a manhole in our driveway, plus another in our garden that I knew about, plus another one (apparently buried) that they said they'll need to send a repair team round to sort out within two days (so sounds fairly urgent) to sort out ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    I hope it wasn't too bad in the end Sleazy, & they managed to
    sort out your drainage problem.


    I have just one word re. my plumbing .... arghhh. In other
    words, it didn't quite go as planned!


    The innards of the cistern are just too old. I eventually found
    a part which I initially thought would be ok. Even managed to
    fit it after hours of tweeking & faffing around, but then
    the little shut off screw thingy (on the float arm) gave up the
    ghost too ..... then it all started to go very pear-shaped!


    By which time I'd had enough, although I certainly ended up
    getting loads of exercise, running up & down the stairs to
    keep turning the flipping stopcock on & off!! Now that's leaking
    too!


    I couldn't see the bathroom floor for the amount of tools lying
    around - at one point the loo retaliated & I ended up absolutely
    dripping in water from the cistern spout thingy (don't ask ).
    The cat came in, looked aghast, took one look at me, looked at
    the mess and legged it away! Very wise!


    Anyhow, I finally had to admit defeat and booked a plumber -
    he's coming (to bail me out ) first thing tomorrow morning.
    Still, at least I tried my best!


    While I'm here, I'd love to share the following with you all -
    just one of many ways to help this wonderful charity .....




    Don't let your used stamps go to waste this Christmas🎄🎅! Save
    them from your cards and parcels and we'll recycle them into
    funds to create a future where sight loss is no longer a barrier.



    Collect your used stamps for RNIB this Christmas and make a real
    difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people across
    the UK.

    For people who still like to send and receive letters and parcels
    through the post, there’s a way of supporting RNIB that won’t cost
    you a penny!

    Just collect used stamps from your cards and parcels and we will
    recycle them into much-needed funds. They will help even more
    people with sight loss access the information, support and advice
    they need.

    This is an easy way to help support us and maybe you could ask
    your friends, family or work colleagues to get involved as well?

    How stamps make a difference

    At RNIB we love and value all stamps - whether they’ve already
    been used, first or second class, foreign, first day covers,
    presentation packs or albums! We can use them all to raise funds
    for blind and partially sighted people across the UK. Stamps are
    sold by weight and we raise £20 per kilogram so it is one of the
    easiest ways to raise money!

    Step by step guide

    Step 1 – To get your pre-paid collection envelopes or boxes,
    complete the request form or call us on 0345 345 0054.

    Step 2 – Start collecting all those stamps as they come through
    your postbox. Stamps do not need to be thoroughly sorted, but it
    helps if you can separate them into British and Overseas (Channel
    Islands and Isle of Man count as foreign). Just be sure to leave a
    one centimetre of envelope or packaging around each stamp!

    Step 3 – Pack up your envelope or box and pop it in the post using
    our pre-paid address labels.

    Why donate?

    Every day 250 people will begin to lose their sight and many will
    face a future without any help or support. By supporting RNIB this
    Christmas, you can help change this and give people with sight
    loss the gift of a brighter future.

    https://www.rnib.org.uk/donations-and-fundraising/fundraising-your-community/stamps-appeal


    ^^^ Stamps can be collected all year round, not just over the
    Christmas period.


    Well must get on, got a bit of cleaning to do (bathroom wise )
    before the plumber arrives tomorrow. Have a lovely day all
    and please take care whatever your plans.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • colinw
    • By colinw 19th Nov 18, 12:15 PM
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    Afternoon Alfie I agree about the coffee! preferably with cake though I seem to be eating lots of cake today.....
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 19th Nov 18, 1:11 PM
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    Hello all ...

    About the drainage thing, not been contacted yet which shows how 'urgent' it really is! We'll see .....
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 19th Nov 18, 2:24 PM
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    Afternoon Alfie I agree about the coffee! preferably with cake though I seem to be eating lots of cake today.....
    Originally posted by colinw

    Cooee Colin .....



    ..... and here's a little something I blatantly copied baked
    earlier .... enjoy!




    Chocolate reindeer cupcakes - scrumptious


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • colinw
    • By colinw 19th Nov 18, 3:05 PM
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    Cooee Colin .....



    ..... and here's a little something I blatantly copied baked
    earlier .... enjoy!




    Chocolate reindeer cupcakes - scrumptious


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    I better just have the one then thanks
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