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





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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 7th Oct 18, 5:59 PM
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    Just seen that 'Jack' has been busy starting new threads. I think 'prolific' is the word that I'm looking for!

    I had vegan butternut & spinach Tuscan balls, sweet pepper stir fry and a small baked (In the oven) potato to eat tonight.
    Weekly Distance Walked 19km / Total For Year 1290 km

    Quod scripsi, scripsi
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Oct 18, 6:04 PM
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    Just seen that 'Jack' has been busy starting new threads. I think 'prolific' is the word that I'm looking for!

    I had vegan butternut & spinach Tuscan balls, sweet pepper stir fry and a small baked (In the oven) potato to eat tonight.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    That sounds nice!


    You seemed to be in competition with JC at one point

    In fact, it crossed my mind that you might be he!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Oct 18, 3:25 AM
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    I categorically deny any connection with said poster! .

    Anyway, what kind of suggestion is that to wake up to on a Monday morning, even if you did post it on Sunday? Quite funny though, and I intend mentioning the idea elsewhere (I won't say who suggested the idea though)

    Not feeling good today physically. Supposed to be going away tomorrow and will check in when it opens, but health first etc. and I feel miserable at the moment. Cold, Sticky eyed, Sniffy, sums me up.

    If I'm not around much, you'll know why.
    Weekly Distance Walked 19km / Total For Year 1290 km

    Quod scripsi, scripsi
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Oct 18, 6:17 AM
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    I hope your journey goes well, Sleazy.

    By tomorrow, did you mean Tuesday? (Just realised your last post was in the early hours of Monday).
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 8th Oct 18, 6:22 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well & raring to go on this thoughtful,
    scrumptious and glorious day!





    National Braille Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of
    Braille and other alternative formats that open up the written
    world to people with visual impairments.

    National Braille Week is organised by the charity Royal Blind and
    runs in the second week of October, coinciding with World Sight
    Day.

    Get involved by organising your own event or activity - browse our
    website for free resources!

    National Braille Week takes place from 8 -14 October 2018.



    https://www.royalblind.org/national-braille-week

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    Hospice Care Week

    Hospice Care Week is an annual week of activity to raise the profile
    of hospice care across the UK. Each year we hold a week of
    celebration and action, which helps to change people’s perceptions
    of hospice care.

    Heart My Hospice: 8-14 October 2018

    Hospice Care Week gives us an excuse to go out and talk about
    the extraordinary work that hospices do at the heart of their
    communities. It is also an opportunity to inspire action – inviting
    supporters to get involved by volunteering, donating and showing
    they care on social media. This year's theme is 'Heart my hospice'.



    https://www.hospiceuk.org/support-us/campaigns/hospice-care-week

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    Back pain is one of the major disabling health conditions among
    older adults aged 60 years and older. Many causes of lower back
    pain are age-related with physical and psychosocial changes.
    There is a distinct lack of awareness, especially in older adults to
    the causes and effects of back pain and pain management.
    BackCare would like to provide information, latest updates, design
    new booklets and posters to shine a light on the subject during its
    BackCare Awareness week on the second week of October 2018.



    http://backcare.org.uk/?events=backcare-awareness-week-8th-to-12th-october-2018

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    My Family Week 2018

    #MyFamilyWeek

    Monday 8th to Sunday 14th October 2018

    My Family Week is the concept of international Early Years trainer,
    author and consultant, Laura Henry. Laura has worked with
    children and their families for three decades and has recently
    reflected on what we mean by family in the modern sense of the
    word.

    On a personal level, Laura’s parents divorced when she was young
    and she remembers the stigma attached to belonging to a single
    parent household. Fast forward 40 years, and although there is
    less of a stigma, certain types of ‘non-conventional’ families still
    find themselves less accepted by wider society.

    Every family is unique and this uniqueness should be celebrated.
    With this in mind, Laura has created My Family Week 2017, using
    the characters from her bestselling book, Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran.

    Traditionally, we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, which
    may trigger for some children a sense that they don’t belong. My
    Family Week aims to celebrate all families, irrespective of a child’s
    circumstances including children with same-sex parents, those
    who are fostered, disabled, have step families or half brothers and
    sisters, are bereaved, blended, those who are adopted or who live
    with grandparents and other family members.

    It is important that every child, wherever they are in the world, is
    able to tell their own story, in their own voice about their family,
    irrespective of whether this is their blood family or not.

    Laura will share a range of open-ended activities, experiences and
    provocations that Early Years settings, schools and parents can use
    to support children to tell their personalised story. We will also
    share stories and connect with each other via social media.

    Please register for the My Family Week to be kept updated on this
    inspiring and innovative event.

    http://www.laurahenryconsultancy.com/my-family-week/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    This year British Egg Week takes place between 8 and 14 October
    and British Lion eggs has created a toolkit to help retailers, food
    manufacturers and caterers make the most of the week.

    The toolkit shows some of the activity that is taking place during
    the week, which is themed ‘Don’t get hangry, get cracking’,
    including assets for use on social platforms. With research showing
    being hangry (anger due to hunger) affects 79% of Brits, protein-
    packed eggs can help provide a solution by helping people to feel
    fuller for longer.

    A hangry emoji has been submitted to Google, Android and iOS
    and, along with animated gifs, will be available to download from
    www.eggrecipes.co.uk and the Egg Recipes app.

    The toolkit also includes ideas for how to get involved, including
    key messages and hangry-busting egg recipes that can be shared
    with customers to encourage them to celebrate British Egg Week
    with you.


    https://www.egginfo.co.uk/news/get-cracking-british-egg-week-2018

    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/40361/get-cracking-for-british-egg-week-2018/

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    Wool Week

    08.10.2018 - 21.10.2018

    This October, The Campaign for Wool’s annual Wool Week will mark
    its ninth year with an extended programme of events and
    interactive consumer moments from the 8th – 21st October. The
    week will celebrate retailer collaborations and educate consumers
    around the Careability of wool, dispelling the myths, through stain
    removal, washing, drying and general care, highlighting that the
    purchase of wool products is an investment that will stand the test
    of time and looks as good as the day it was bought.



    During Wool Week 2018 Wool Care, an interactive pop-up will be
    live in Covent Garden, London, on 11th and 12th October. The
    installation will consist of two 20ft long and 8ft wide containers,
    decked with wool-covered furniture, carpets and garments, and
    fitted with AEG washing machines showcasing how easy wool is to
    care for in a captivating way. The containers will highlight the
    versatility and innovative ways in which wool is used across
    different industries and applications.

    Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with retailers and
    industry experts through a Meet the Wool Gurus series, a line-up
    of activities, demonstrations and initiatives designed to inspire and
    educate on the best ways to care for wool, with guests given wool
    overalls to wear and encouraged to partake in live art experiences,
    tackling common stains found in the home from coffee to red wine.

    http://www.campaignforwool.org/2018/08/07/wool-care-in-covent-garden-2/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Welcome

    Libraries Week takes place between the 8–13 October to celebrate
    the nation’s much-loved libraries.

    This year, with a focus on wellbeing, libraries across the country
    will showcase how they bring communities together, combat
    loneliness, provide a space for reading and creativity and support
    people with their mental health.



    It’s not just public libraries – libraries of all kinds in schools,
    workplaces and universities have amazing services that improve
    our wellbeing.

    Library staff and supporters can register to take part and we will
    keep you up to date as more details, posters and resources
    become available.

    So start planning your Libraries Week events and activities and
    let’s make it a celebration to remember.

    http://www.librariesweek.org.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info








    In the UK, we generally no longer have a dedicated National Fire
    Safety Week. Years ago, it was used to highlight issues of fire
    safety and awareness of the dangers. Generally, it used to occur in
    late September or early October, and aimed to show the true costs
    of fire, both in personal and monetary terms.

    However, in more recent years, this initiative has been dropped in
    the UK, and is often confused with the American phenomenon with
    Sparky the Dog as its mascot. Back on this side of the Atlantic, it’s
    instead been replaced with awareness days and weeks dedicated
    to specific issues in homes and businesses.

    These include Boat Safety Week, Chimney Fire Safety Week,
    Candle Fire Safety Week, Fire Door Safety Week, Electrical Safety
    Week, Student Fire Safety Week, and a lot else besides. These are
    organised by the Government as the National Fire Chiefs Council
    (NFCC). Click here to find out more about their campaigns >>>

    https://www.fireprotectiononline.co.uk/info/what-is-national-fire-safety-week-and-how-can-it-help-to-raise-fire-safety-awareness/

    ^^ 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
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Oct 18, 6:39 AM
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    Hangry..that's a good word!

    I used to get hangry, from time to time, many years ago, but never do now! Even when doing the 5:2.


    Maybe it's not so much due to being hungry, as due to the ups and downs of sugar intake, so that people who eat a more slow-release diet might not experience hangriness?




    Sleazy, did I upset you with my comment about JC?
    Last edited by Pyxis; 08-10-2018 at 6:42 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Oct 18, 9:50 AM
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    Pyxis, of course not!
    I thought it was funny
    Weekly Distance Walked 19km / Total For Year 1290 km

    Quod scripsi, scripsi
    • Exile_geordie
    • By Exile_geordie 8th Oct 18, 9:59 AM
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    Im hangry now so a packet of crisps is in order
    Dont rock the boat
    Dont rock the boat ,baby
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Oct 18, 10:01 AM
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    I get hangry when it's noisy and I want to sleep.
    Weekly Distance Walked 19km / Total For Year 1290 km

    Quod scripsi, scripsi
    • Exile_geordie
    • By Exile_geordie 8th Oct 18, 10:07 AM
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    Wouldnt that be slangry?
    Dont rock the boat
    Dont rock the boat ,baby
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Oct 18, 1:51 PM
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    I caught a nice little programme when I got back earlier....... Armchair Britain, BBC1 11.45, everyday.

    I had set my recorder to record it.

    Miriam Margolyes narrates about a different place in Britain each day, using archive footage from different decades.

    This morning's one was Cornwall, and some of the footage was quite funny. There was a starched pin-stripe saying that the Council were asking local businesses not to serve beatniks, because they smelled and looked unshevelled and they didn't want them cluttering the place up (or words to that effect!).

    Then when you saw the beatniks, they just looked ordinary! (By today's standards, anyway! )

    I wonder what that old so-and-so thought about hippies a few years later then! I expect he'd have had apoplexy!

    It's a nice gentle programme, and quite interesting to see how things have changed as well as showcasing Britain's places.

    They aren't going round the country in any particular order though.


    I thought you might like it, Alfie.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Oct 18, 1:52 PM
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    Wouldnt that be slangry?
    Originally posted by Exile_geordie





    I get iPangry when my iPad plays up.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Oct 18, 4:25 PM
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    Don't know what the rules are but when I'm ill, I need a Sangrya.

    What does sangria taste like btw? Never tried it.
    Weekly Distance Walked 19km / Total For Year 1290 km

    Quod scripsi, scripsi
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Oct 18, 5:56 PM
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    Don't know what the rules are but when I'm ill, I need a Sangrya.

    What does sangria taste like btw? Never tried it.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Isn't it wine with orange juice or something?
    A bit like a wine punch?

    I've never had it.




    Edit..
    Yes.......

    "Sangria is an alcoholic beverage of Spanish origin. A punch, the sangria traditionally consists of red wine and chopped fruit, often with other ingredients such as orange juice or brandy."
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Oct 18, 6:37 PM
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    I have red wine now, courtesy of Mme.
    Outlaws advised not to expect me tomorrow.
    I suspect that I'll be in and out of here depending on my bug and pirate's eye.
    Weekly Distance Walked 19km / Total For Year 1290 km

    Quod scripsi, scripsi
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Oct 18, 6:45 PM
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    I have red wine now, courtesy of Mme.
    Outlaws advised not to expect me tomorrow.
    I suspect that I'll be in and out of here depending on my bug and pirate's eye.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Oh what a shame.

    Now, look here........ no alcohol, as that messes with your immune system, and off to bed with you for a sleep. Then you might be ok.

    Nurse Pyxis, she hath spoke.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Oct 18, 7:23 PM
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    The pharmacist had a medication review with me today as well.
    He'd noticed the large dose Vitamin D that I've been prescribed (this is a second 8 week course that I've been prescribed). He'd taken the same medication himself and was explaining the benefits - he also mentioned that if my Vitamin D levels were so low, could explain a lot with my immune system.

    I like that every few months, the pharmacist does a review - asks about side effects and explains when I should take the medication etc. He had a chat about my eye as well today, gave me the same advice as the GP.
    Weekly Distance Walked 19km / Total For Year 1290 km

    Quod scripsi, scripsi
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Oct 18, 9:38 PM
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    Off to bed now ....
    Happier than before, but still not well.

    In fact, I am so 'appy to be with Mme. Sleazoir these next days, if I ham 'onest.
    Bein' ill 'as its benetifs....

    Maybe she will message me back with a medicinal compound if I am lucky ...
    Last edited by Sleazy; 08-10-2018 at 9:41 PM.
    Weekly Distance Walked 19km / Total For Year 1290 km

    Quod scripsi, scripsi
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Oct 18, 6:38 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well & raring to go on this thoughtful,
    traditional and glorious day!






    The death of a baby is not a rare event. It can happen to anyone.

    Every year, thousands of people in the UK are affected by the
    death of a baby or experience pregnancy loss.

    A collaboration between more than 60 charities across the UK,
    Baby Loss Awareness Week is held from 9 to 15 October to raise
    awareness about the key issues affecting those who have
    experienced pregnancy loss or baby death in the UK.

    Throughout the week bereaved parents, their families and friends,
    unite with each other and others across the world to
    commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or
    soon after birth and in infancy.

    Now in its 16th year, Baby Loss Awareness Week calls for tangible
    improvements in research, care and policy around bereavement
    support and highlights bereavement support and services available
    for anyone affected by the death of a baby at any stage >>>





    https://babyloss-awareness.org/

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    Red-letter day for Posts

    World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October. The event
    was declared by the 1969 Universal Postal Congress in Tokyo as a
    means to mark the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union’s
    (UPU) creation in 1874.

    The purpose of World Post Day is to bring awareness to the Post’s
    role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its
    contribution to global social and economic development.

    As a result, the UPU’s member countries are encouraged to
    organize their own national activities to celebrate the event,
    including everything from the introduction or promotion of new
    postal products and services, to the organization of open days at
    post offices, mail centres and postal museums. For countries
    participating in the UPU International Letter-Writing Competition,
    national winners are often honoured on 9 October.

    UPU participation

    The UPU helps facilitate awareness with its World Post Day by
    designing and distributing posters for display across the globe. In
    2016, the UPU launched a new poster for the 2016 – 2018 period.



    Although World Post Day is not guided by a particular theme, the
    UPU’s latest poster design embodies the UPU’s three strategic
    pillars: innovation, integration and inclusion.



    http://news.upu.int/outreach/world-post-day/

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    Battersea cats need knitters help this Wool Week!



    To mark the start of Wool Week 2018, the feline residents of
    Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are appealing to knitting enthusiasts
    to create woollen toys for them to play with. The cats at Battersea
    have always enjoyed playing with knitted mice and other items
    kindly donated by members of the public, and as the winter
    evenings draw in the charity hopes cat-loving crafters will get their
    needles out for a great cause.

    Battersea provides each of their cats with toys to keep them
    engaged and entertained during their stay and once they are ready
    to go to their new homes, each cat takes their favourite playthings
    to help them settle in to their new surroundings.

    Rob Young, head of catteries at Battersea, said: “On any given day
    we have approximately two hundred cats across our three sites in
    London, Brands Hatch and Windsor, so demand for toys is always
    high. Knitted mice are a particular favourite for a lot of our cats
    but they do also enjoy playing with a range of other toys. We
    really appreciate the time and effort people put in to create toys
    for our feline friends and cannot thank them enough.”



    https://www.yourcat.co.uk/the-your-cat-blog/battersea-cats-need-knitters-help-this-wool-week

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    Sign up to get your free pack and do your own spooky bake sale.
    Bake. Fundraise. Save lives.




    https://frightforgood.org.uk/

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

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Oct 18, 8:09 AM
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    Good morning all and thanks Alfie.
    Eye still very red and sore, not much energy. Dropped the boss off at school and it was as much as I could do to walk to Wetherforks for my egg, toast, vegan sausage & coffee.

    I need to go to the pharmacy when it opens, then home to recuperate methinks.
    Currently glad that I'm not going away, will wave to the plane about 3-30 this afternoon.
    Weekly Distance Walked 19km / Total For Year 1290 km

    Quod scripsi, scripsi
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