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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 29th Oct 15, 1:22 PM
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    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread
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    • 29th Oct 15, 1:22 PM
    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread 29th Oct 15 at 1:22 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
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Oct 18, 6:15 PM
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    Just realised that today I've been to a mill and a mall.



    Shame I wasn't meeting a moll called Mel in order to have a mull.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
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    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Oct 18, 6:18 PM
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    What about Mal?
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Oct 18, 6:19 PM
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    Pyxis
    We could have mulled about the mall. Or the mill. Me and that moll Mel.











    (I'm in a bit of a silly mood! )


    .
    (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!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Oct 18, 6:20 PM
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    What about Mal?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    We were at the mall.
    (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 10th Oct 18, 6:59 PM
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    I was mulling something over earlier on the wine thread.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Oct 18, 7:09 PM
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    Pyxis
    I was mulling something over earlier on the wine thread.
    Originally posted by Sleazy


    (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 10th Oct 18, 7:14 PM
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    I really loved that song ... stirred my soul!
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Oct 18, 7:25 PM
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    I really loved that song ... stirred my soul!
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Was it stirred with a spurtle?
    (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 10th Oct 18, 7:33 PM
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    Was it stirred with a spurtle?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Whilst I ate my porridge in Norwich.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Oct 18, 7:34 PM
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    Whilst I ate my porridge in Norwich.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    You were a long way from home!

    Was it a porridge sandwich in Norwich?


    Or norridge porridge in Nantwich?
    Last edited by Pyxis; 10-10-2018 at 8:07 PM. Reason: Stupid automoron
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Oct 18, 7:38 PM
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    Better a porridge sandwich, than a knuckle sandwich, thank you very much!

    Heard today that 1 in 4 females experience domestic violence at some point, and 1 in 6 males, although males are less likely to report it.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Oct 18, 12:53 AM
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    Can't sleep as not well and both eyes are itching badly.
    Driving me mad. Will be difficult to drive like this.
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Oct 18, 7:19 AM
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    Part 1 of 3





    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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


    Just a note to say I shall be away for a few days enjoying a
    fun-filled long'ish weekend with my family. Have a
    wonderful weekend all & I'll catch up next Wednesday. xxx





    World Sight Day is the most important advocacy and
    communications event on the eye health calendar. It is a great
    time to engage with the world around us – a patient’s family, those
    who seldom get an eye exam, diabetics. We have the data and
    evidence. We also have projections into the future–and we know
    things can go bad, if we don’t act now.

    This year, let us draw attention to eye care issues so that
    everyone, everywhere has access to good eye health. What’s the
    first thing you can do? Plan for an eye examination. Look around in
    your family, especially for those who are vulnerable: young,
    school-going children, the elderly, those with diabetes. >>>



    https://www.iapb.org/advocacy/world-sight-day/world-sight-day-2018/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    This World Obesity Day, we are focusing on weight stigma. Weight
    stigma is one of the last socially accepted forms of discrimination.
    This year, we aim to change this and end obesity stigma once and
    for all. If you want to find out more about our previous campaigns
    in 2017 when we focused on the need for investment in obesity,
    and our successful 2016 World Obesity Day campaign on ending
    Childhood Obesity, click the links below!



    https://www.obesityday.worldobesity.org/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    On International Day of the Girl Child (11 October), themed “With
    Her: A Skilled Girl Force”, join UN Women as we stand with girls
    everywhere as they inspire, innovate and take charge of their own
    future.

    The 1.1 billion girls of today’s world are challenging the status quo.
    They’re redefining girlhood, and they’re doing so against the odds.

    Across the world, girls face adversities that hinder their education,
    training and entry into the workforce.They have less access to
    information, communication technology and resources, such as the
    internet where the global gender gap is growing.

    A quarter of young people, most of them girls, are neither
    employed nor getting an education or training.

    This year alone, 12 million girls under 18 will be married, and 21
    million girls aged 15 to 19 years will become pregnant in
    developing regions.

    And yet, they persist, they succeed. They are innovating
    technology to solve global challenges, they are standing up for the
    environment, they are raising their voices against violence and
    they are preparing to run for office.



    http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/girl-child

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    National coming out day is celebrated on October 11th on a yearly
    basis. It grows and becomes more well known every single year.
    National coming out day is a time for those in the LGBT community
    to finally be open about who they are to their friends, family and
    the world!

    This day was actually founded way back in 1988 and since then it
    has hit the world by storm. Being out and proud as a lesbian
    person, a bisexual person, a gay person or a trans person is such a
    liberation and is sure to completely transform your life for the
    better.

    There is no question that homophobia and ignorance builds on
    silence so it is time to end that silence. Being proud of who you
    are and who you live will make you happier within yourself.
    Research has shown that if somebody KNOWS somebody who is
    part of the LGBT community, they are much less likely to be
    homophobic.

    ‘Coming out’ basically means expressing your sexuality to the
    world in order to end the stigma and this is exactly what NCOD is
    about. Get out of that closest and do it proudly on this special day
    of the year.

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/national-coming-out-day-2018/



    NCOD logo designed by Keith Haring

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coming_Out_Day

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    What is World Egg Day?

    World Egg Day was established at the IEC Vienna 1996 conference
    when it was decided to celebrate World Egg Day on the second
    Friday in October each year.

    For centuries, eggs have played a major role in feeding families
    around the globe. They are an unbeatable package when it comes
    to versatility and top-quality protein at a very affordable price. And
    they are also an excellent source of choline, essential in memory
    and brain development. When you factor in convenience and
    terrific taste, there is just no competition.

    Eggs are one of nature’s highest quality sources of protein, and
    indeed contain many of the key ingredients for life. The proteins
    contained within eggs are highly important in the development of
    the brain and muscles, have a key role to play in disease
    prevention and contribute to general well being.



    https://www.internationalegg.com/representing-the-industry/egg-industry/wed-world-egg-day/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Have a Big Pink party on 12 October

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Gather your friends,
    family or colleagues for a Big Pink party and raise money to help
    us support anyone affected by breast cancer.

    Whether you have a pink clothes day at work or a pink night in,
    your Big Pink can help us make a difference. Sign up now to hold
    your Big Pink party.

    Due to popular demand for this years Big Pink we have run out of
    fundraising packs but we have everything you need for your Big
    Pink party available to download online.



    https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/get-involved/do-your-own-fundraising/big-pink

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) is the
    organisation which represents the people with
    arthritis/rheumatism, health professionals (HPR) and scientific
    societies of rheumatology of all the European nations.



    The aims of EULAR are to reduce the burden of rheumatic diseases
    on the individual and society and to improve the treatment,
    prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases.

    To this end, EULAR fosters excellence in education and research in
    the field of rheumatology. It promotes the translation of research
    advances into daily care and fights for the recognition of the needs
    of people with musculoskeletal diseases by the governing bodies in
    Europe.


    https://www.eular.org/eular_campaign.cfm

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    We need you to support ARMA in Bone and Joint Week 2018

    12-20 October 2018

    12-20 October is a time of important collective campaign activity
    for ARMA members, with Bone and Joint Week. The theme of
    campaign is: “Musculoskeletal conditions: The elephant in the
    room?”

    It’s highlighting that musculoskeletal conditions of the bones,
    joints and muscles are a big problem in the UK; with over 17
    million people living with a musculoskeletal condition, more people
    suffer with disability from musculoskeletal conditions than anything
    else.

    The aim of the campaign is to encourage policy and decision
    makers to shift mindset and take action to champion good
    musculoskeletal health of the bones, joints and muscles
    throughout life.

    For Bone and Joint Week, we’re releasing a series of infographics
    with key messages throughout the period that the ARMA policy
    and communications professionals crafted. Please retweet them
    from our account on @WeAreARMA. Look out for Vlogs during the
    event too. NHS England and Public Health England are supporting
    the event as well.

    Alliance members are using #BoneJointWeek during the period and
    we encourage you to tweet with it!

    During this annually occurring event there are dedicated days to
    highlight major rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions.

    12-20 October – Bone and Joint Week:

    12 October: World Arthritis Day
    16 October: World Spine Day
    19 October: World Paediatric Bone & Joint Day
    20 October: World Osteoporosis Day

    Bone and Joint Week 2018 is part of an international campaign to
    improve musculoskeletal health.



    http://arma.uk.net/support-bone-and-joint-week-2018/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    On Friday 12th October we’ll say a big thank to all of our foster
    carers as we celebrate International Foster Carer Appreciation Day.
    Our carers do an incredible job looking after the children and
    young people in their care, and we want to show them just how
    much they’re appreciated.

    Events will be held across the whole of the UK, including afternoon
    tea and carer lunches, to say thank you to all of our carers. We’ll
    also be recognising the birth children of carers who play such an
    important role within the fostering family.



    https://www.thefca.co.uk/why-choose-fca/international-foster-carer-appreciation-day/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    Cont'd ...
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Oct 18, 7:26 AM
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    Pyxis
    World Egg Day?..........



    Alfie, you missed this classic........


    "For centuries, eggs have played a major role in feeding families
    around the globe. They are an unbeatable package when it comes
    to versatility and top-quality protein at a very affordable price. "


    Not much good for scrambled eggs or omelettes, then.
    (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 11th Oct 18, 7:27 AM
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    Sleazy
    I reckon you customised this for me, Alfie!

    Eyes
    Weight
    Eggs (Yep, eaten them again today).

    I probably sound brighter than I feel. Apart from my eyes, this bug is not getting better. I was warned to expect immune system problems, hence my recent and continuing large doses of vitamin D.
    Weekly Distance Walked 19 km / Total For Year 676 km
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Oct 18, 7:31 AM
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    AlfieBlue
    Part 2 of 3





    Secondary. Not Second Rate.

    Ask your MP to take action

    13 October is Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day. While we
    offer unique services for women with secondary breast cancer, we
    know that most women are still not receiving the ongoing,
    specialised support they need when they are diagnosed with this
    disease.

    Invite your MP to our event so they can find out how they can
    ensure that people living with secondary breast cancer access the
    vital support they need.

    Invite your MP to our event

    We want everyone with secondary breast cancer to have access to
    a Secondary Support Package from the point of diagnosis to help
    them to live well with breast cancer. Invite your MP to our event so
    they can find out how to take action.



    https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/get-involved/campaign-us/secondary

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Celebrate the work of our hospices on World Hospice and
    Palliative Care Day

    On 13 October 2018 it will be World Hospice and Palliative Care
    Day. Each year the day is organised by the World Hospice and
    Palliative Care Alliance and the aim is to support and celebrate
    hospice and palliative care across the globe.

    The theme for this year’s event is ‘Palliative Care – because I
    matter’. There are lots of materials and resources available for
    you to download at the official website. This will ensure that you
    can get planning for your local event to raise awareness and well
    needed funds to support hospice and palliative care.

    The aim of hospice and palliative is to focus on the needs of both
    the patients and their carers and families, and if like me you have
    ever known someone with a long-term illness, you will understand
    how important their care can be.

    At the World Hospice and Palliative Care website, you can find out
    all about the day and how you can get involved to help make a
    difference.

    http://www.national-awareness-days.com/world-hospice-and-palliative-care-day/

    http://www.thewhpca.org/world-hospice-and-palliative-care-day

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info





    SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER

    THE KING HAROLD DAY SOCIETY PRESENTS A DAY OF
    COMMEMORATION OF KING HAROLD II

    THE LAST ANGLO SAXON KING OF ENGLAND

    IN AND AROUND THE ABBEY CHURCHYARD WALTHAM ABBEY
    EN9 1DJ

    10.45AM – 3.30PM

    ADMISSION THIS YEAR IS FREE

    BUT DONATIONS MADE ON THE DAY TOWARDS ITS EXPENSES
    WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED

    This year’s event will include two performances at 11am and 2pm
    of a specially written play, “The Falcoln’s Flight” about King
    Harold’s daughter Princess Gytha. There will be scenes in a
    number of places around the Abbey Churchyard, Cloisters and
    elsewhere, You the audience will move from scene to scene with
    the professional actors.

    There will be stalls around the area with exhibitions, craft work,
    and lots of other great things to buy.

    The English Companions will be with us again and will recite the
    Saxon Old English to us.

    There will be a music recital in the Abbey Church 12.30pm,
    refreshments will be served from 12.00noon

    AT 12NOON THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL CEREMONY AT THE KING
    HAROLD MEMORIAL IN THE CHURCHYARD WHEN FLOWERS WILL
    BE PLACED IN MEMORY OF KING HAROLD.



    http://www.walthamabbey-tc.gov.uk/events/king-harold-day-2018

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018

    National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018 will take place from
    13th – 20th October 2018. So we need you all to start thinking
    about what you will do to support the week this year!



    You can check out the Stop Hate UK site and also visit the National
    Hate Crime Awareness Week website for more details for ideas on
    getting involved. Also, be sure to look out for and use the hashtag
    #NHCAW on Twitter.



    This year Stop Hate UK are spreading the message of:

    #SpreadLoveNotHate, you can read our blog from early 2018 as to
    why we feel this is an important vision for us all to share.

    We will be sharing this message throughout National Hate Crime
    Awareness Week 2018, so please help us by including the hashtag
    #SpreadLoveNotHate in your National Hate Crime Awareness Week
    Social Media posts.

    https://www.stophateuk.org/hate-crime-awareness-week/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    International Day for Disaster Reduction

    The International Day for Disaster Reduction was started in 1989,
    after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to
    promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.
    Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and
    communities around the world are reducing their exposure to
    disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in
    the risks that they face.

    Reducing Disaster Economic Losses

    The 2018 theme continues as part of the "Sendai Seven"
    campaign, centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework.
    This year focuses on Target C of the Sendai Framework, reducing
    disaster economic losses in relation to global GDP by 2030.

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

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    With thousands of educational events in countries around the
    world, WTD and its partners place a global spotlight on thrombosis
    as an urgent and growing health problem.

    Join the WTD campaign today >>>

    WTD takes place every year on 13 October, the birthday of Rudolf
    Virchow who was a pioneer in the pathophysiology of thrombosis.



    https://www.thrombosisuk.org/findevent/post.php?s=2018-05-21-world-thrombosis-day

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Although the origins of National No Bra Day are unclear – this
    event has been running since at least 2011, with the message of
    raising awareness for the importance of breast cancer screening,
    recognising the symptoms of breast cancer and regular self-
    examinations in the fight against breast cancer, by encouraging
    women to leave their bras at home on October 13th.

    Although a controversial event in the eyes of some, National No
    Bra Day further aims to raise awareness of breast cancer during
    October. Using the hashtag #nobraday on social media and
    encouraging women to go braless for a 24-hour period on the 13th
    October, National No Bra Day aims to raise awareness of the
    importance of knowing how to carry out breast self-examinations,
    being able to recognise the symptoms of breast cancer and
    encouraging women to partake in regular breast cancer screening.

    So on October 13th, remember to leave the lingerie at home, or
    take part on social media to help raise awareness for breast cancer
    research,

    If you would like to help raise awareness of this event, please use
    the hashtag #nobraday.

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/national-no-bra-day-2018/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Join the global “Wave of Light”

    Baby Loss Awareness Week culminates with the global ‘Wave of
    Light’ on 15th October, which is also recognised as International
    Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

    We would like to invite you to join other families across the world
    by lighting a candle at 7pm local time and leaving it burning for
    at least one hour to remember all babies that have died too
    soon.



    https://babyloss-awareness.org/get-involved/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    October 15th is Global Handwashing Day! This year, the Global
    Handwashing Day theme focuses on the links between
    handwashing and food – including food hygiene and nutrition.

    Handwashing is an important part of keeping food safe, preventing
    diseases, and helping children grow strong. Our tagline, Clean
    hands – a recipe for health, reminds us to make handwashing a
    part of every meal.

    https://globalhandwashing.org/global-handwashing-day-2018-clean-hands-a-recipe-for-health/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    This year National Baking Week falls between the 15th and 21st
    October.

    Pyrex originally founded National Baking Week back in 2007 with
    other like-minded baking brands, with the aim of encouraging
    people of all abilities to bake at home.

    With Britain’s fascination with baking and cooking shows growing
    year on year, baking at home is as popular as ever, no matter what
    the level of ability.

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/national-baking-week-2018/



    https://www.nationalbakingweek.co.uk/

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    National Adoption Week 2018 will take place from the 15th to 21st
    October. As ever the campaign will aim to find homes for those
    children who so desperately need them. But the focus for 2018 will
    be on the adopter.

    Using real life stories we will highlight the qualities and attributes
    that make a great adopter and the joys and challenges they face.



    https://www.first4adoption.org.uk/nationaladoptionweek/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info




    Cont'd ...
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Oct 18, 7:34 AM
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    Part 3 of 3





    Chocolate Week 15 to 21 October, 2018

    So here it is fellow chocolate lovers, the one we’ve all been waiting
    for, Chocolate Week! If you’re anything like me I’m sure you’ve
    already got lots planned to celebrate Chocolate Week in style, but
    just to show an extra bit of appreciation to the stuff, here’s a few
    interesting facts you might not know about chocolate.

    Happy Chocolate Week!

    1. White Chocolate Is Not Chocolate. This is because it doesn’t
    contain cocoa solids or chocolate liquor, meaning it isn’t chocolate
    in the strict sense. But it does contain parts of the cacao bean—
    mainly cocoa butter.

    2. The Aztecs loved and valued the cacao bean so highly that they
    used it as currency during the height of their civilisation.

    3. A jewel thief made off with $28 million dollars of gems in 2007
    because he was able to gain the trust of the guards working the
    bank in Antwerp, Belgium, by repeatedly offering them chocolate.

    4. The blood in Psycho’s famous shower scene was actually
    chocolate syrup.

    5. The scientific name for the tree that chocolate comes from,
    Theobroma cacao, means “food of the gods.”

    6. It’s believed that people who are allergic to chocolate are
    actually allergic to cockroaches, as around eight insect parts are
    typically found in a bar of chocolate, according to the Food and
    Drug Administration.

    7. At one point the Nazis plotted to assassinate Winston Churchill
    with an exploding bar of chocolate.

    8. There is a rare fourth kind of chocolate in addition to the classic
    milk, dark, and white varieties: blond chocolate.

    9. The film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was financed by
    Quaker Oats to promote its new Wonka Bar candy. This is also why
    the film is called “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” instead
    of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” like the book it’s based on.

    10. The first chocolate bar was invented in 1847 by Joseph Fry.

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/chocolate-week-2018/



    https://www.chocolateweek.co.uk/about-chocolate-week/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    Restart a Heart is a designated yearly day of action with the aim to
    teach vital life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to
    as many people as possible.

    This year, Restart a Heart is going global! For the first time, it will
    be called World Restart a Heart under the oversight of ILCOR –
    with support from resuscitation councils covering America (North,
    Central and South), Canada, South Africa, Asia, Australia, New
    Zealand, as well as Europe. Once again, it will take place on 16
    October, although events will occur on and around that date.

    In 2017 we brought young people together up and down the
    country to learn how to save lives. Restart a Heart Day 2017 saw
    us partner once again with the British Heart Foundation, British
    Red Cross, St John Ambulance and all of UK ambulance services to
    train a minimum of an incredible 195,000 young people in life
    saving CPR. We also encouraged private first aid training providers
    and Fire & Rescue to get involved and host events. See what we
    did in more detail.

    This year, we aim to train over 200,000 people!



    https://www.resus.org.uk/events/rsah/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    World Spine Day 2018 – “LOVE YOUR SPINE!”

    Following the global success of last year’s World Spine Day,
    #LoveYourSpine has been announced as the theme of this year’s
    global spinal health awareness campaign.



    Taking place on October 16 each year, World Spine Day has
    become a focus in raising awareness of back pain and other spinal
    issues. With health professionals, exercise and rehabilitation
    experts, public health advocates, schoolchildren and patients all
    taking part, #LoveYourSpine will be celebrated on every continent.

    http://www.worldspineday.org/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Watch the Promo Video

    Share the #WFD2018 video on social media to inspire action for
    #ZeroHunger!



    https://youtu.be/UTUG-WPkJX0

    World Food Day Events

    Find out about all the events and promotional activities happening
    worldwide for World Food Day >>>

    Whether you're a business, farmer, government representative or
    simply someone that's willing to make a change, you can take
    action for #ZeroHunger!



    http://www.fao.org/world-food-day

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Memorial To Blind Veterans To Be Unveiled In Manchester

    A permanent memorial to mark the centenary of the end of the
    First World War will go on display in Manchester later this year.

    Commissioned by military charity Blind Veterans UK, the statue
    depicts seven blind solders marching with a hand on the shoulder
    of a comrade in front.

    Blind Veterans UK was founded more than 100 years ago to
    support those blinded in the First World War and now the charity
    supports veterans regardless of when they served or how they lost
    their sight.

    The bronze statue will be permanently placed outside Manchester
    Piccadilly station and will be unveiled at a ceremony on October
    16.

    Chief executive of Blind Veterans UK, retired Major General Nick
    Caplin, said: "Helping blind veterans achieve victory over blindness
    is the cornerstone of everything we do, and have always done, at
    Blind Veterans UK.

    https://www.forces.net/news/memorial-blind-veterans-be-unveiled-manchester

    ^^ 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
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Oct 18, 7:44 AM
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    Sleazy
    National no bra day on Saturday?
    Ok, I promise not to wear one ....

    (Probably not a good day for a wet t-shirt competition)
    Weekly Distance Walked 19 km / Total For Year 676 km
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Oct 18, 8:48 AM
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    I've just been eating these.........they came with my organic box.....

    Kiwi berries.....





    They are related to kiwi fruit, but much smaller, and without the furry skin. The ones in the picture are larger than the ones I've had, which were more the size of a grape.

    They are the size and texture of a grape, really, and have a very subtle flavour, a bit like a kiwi with a slight hint of cucumber.

    You eat the whole thing, like a grape.

    I shall try some more later with raspberries and cream.





    No bra day?

    Having said that, I have a problem with bras at the moment. When I previously lost weight, I gave away all my 'bigger' bras, and bought a load of new ones in a smaller size. Over the last year, as you know, due to being ill a lot, the weight's gone on, but I refuse to buy bigger bras yet again, when I've got millions of smaller ones that are perfectly good, especially as this weight is going to go!

    The trouble is, if I have one on all day, it really digs in and is uncomfortable, so if I'm not going out, I don't put one on.

    There's no way I'd face the world, though, without me reinforcements!





    World Spine Day!

    Is that a day for porcupines?

    Or for Australians in the Iberian peninsular?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Oct 18, 3:38 PM
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    Pyxis
    It's quite funny! Yesterday and today, in two programmes, I have seen two of my standard lamps.

    One was from Ikea, about 20 years ago, and the other was from BHS about 25 years ago. I have never seen either anywhere else! Now in two days, I have seen both on the TV!
    (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!
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