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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 9th Nov 18, 2:46 AM
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    Sleazy
    Good Morning Alphabetty's.
    Busy day didn't happen because of other stuff.

    I let off some steam yesterday.
    Today, I just might blow ...

    There's a limit to what a skeleton can take, you know ...



    But I did catch 'The' slug. The one that's evaded capture for ages, but being up early I saw it, and was therefore obliged to place it where unless it can unscrew jars from the inside, will stay with my discarded fat until I place it in the bin later.

    I feel better already, talking to you two. Bit like Scrooge talking to the ghost of Christmas Past I suppose.

    Now what mischief can I get up to before I take Mme. her tea at 0515 ......?
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Nov 18, 5:44 AM
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    What has made you want to blow?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Nov 18, 7:31 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys
    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this thoughtful
    & glorious day!






    Wear Blue Day 2018

    Wear blue and help #stopbullying

    Wear Blue Day is on 9 November 2018 and we are asking schools,
    colleges, universities, individuals, organisations and businesses to
    wear blue and donate to Bullying UK.

    Wear blue day

    We all know someone who has experienced bullying in some
    aspect of their life. We recognise that the impact of bullying can be
    a very difficult process to overcome.

    "Keeps being horrible to me about everything. He was my best
    friend. I can’t move away because I would have no one as a friend.
    All my other friends gang up with him against me and I’m always
    the butt of the joke."


    Our wear blue day is in recognition of all those who have suffered
    from bullying or are experiencing this to come together and stand
    up to bullying.

    'Just be you' and wear blue

    This brilliant video has been made by the amazing team at PQA
    Torbay to help support #wearblueday and anti-bullying.



    https://youtu.be/xHxCUpPWtmg

    Download our wear blue pack which is packed full of fun ideas,
    posters and more.

    We want to see you in blue on #wearblueday

    Please send us your great pics of wear blue day to us on Twitter or
    Facebook so we can celebrate and share your great pictures. If you
    would like to show your support on social media please use the
    hashtag #wearblueday. You can also email us at
    wearblue@familylives.org.uk your fantastic pictures wearing blue
    so we can share them on social media and our website.



    https://www.bullying.co.uk/wear-blue-day/wear-blue-day-2018/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Feeling Christmassy? Start your countdown to Christmas with a
    festive advent calendar!



    Advent Calendars

    Every hour, someone in the UK starts to lose their sight. By
    shopping at Dogalogue you’re helping raise money for Guide Dogs
    services.



    https://www.dogalogue.com/catalogue/christmas-advent-calendars

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Help us to make a difference by buying Bernard Bear from Smyths
    Toys! 🐻

    When you give Bernard a home, all of the proceeds go to the Great
    Ormond Street Hospital and Children's Charity 😊



    Meet Bernard Bear from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s
    Charity.

    Bernard Bear is brave and strong. Just like all of the children and
    young people that come to Great Ormond Street Hospital every
    day.

    When you take Bernard home, all profits go to support patients at
    GOSH. Great Ormond Street Hospital has always depended on
    charitable donations to give seriously ill children the chance of a
    better future. Your purchase helps us to support young people and
    their families. 100 per cent of the proceeds from all sales go
    towards the vital work of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s
    Charity.

    This soft and cuddly teddy bear has been lovingly hand made so
    you can hug him often. A better future for seriously ill children
    starts here. With Bernard Bear. With you.

    This beautiful soft toy was handmade using the finest materials.
    Bernard Bear shows his support for Great Ormond Street Hospital
    Children’s Charity with his trendy purple hoodie, stitched with the
    hospital’s logo.

    Your support means everything. Thank you.



    https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/fashion-and-dolls/soft-toys/bernard-bear-great-ormond-street-hospital/p/169487

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    Getting your friends together for a murder mystery evening is one
    of many ways you can raise money for dementia research! Get
    your free fundraising pack today – it’s packed with ideas on how to
    get started.



    Murder mystery night

    Gather round, one and all, for a night of sleuthing.

    Nothing beats a good whodunnit! Get your most creative friends
    together for an evening of deduction, slyness, and pointing fingers.
    You can also run a sweepstake to raise extra cash – the person to
    guess the culprit and the method wins a prize (and the glory)!

    A murder mystery night is an easy and fun way to fundraise – just
    pick a date, tell your friends, family and colleagues what you’ll be
    doing, and ask for donations!

    Our fundraising guide is full of information and ideas to help you
    get started – get yours today.



    https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/fundraising/murder-mystery-night/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info






    Lt-Col E. H. Richardson

    In 1917 the British War Dog School opened in Shoeburyness. Dogs
    were used as messengers, guard dogs and by the Red Cross. One
    particular Airedale, Jack, had a vital role in saving his whole
    battalion



    Remembering the War Dog school at Shoeburyness

    You’ve probably heard of 'War Horse' the famous West End play,
    but the military also used dogs in the Great War and a special
    school to train them was set up at the Shoeburyness ‘New Ranges’
    in 1917 by Lt-Col E. H. Richardson. This followed successful trial
    use of Airedale Terriers ‘Wolf’ and ‘Prince’.

    The Dogs were trained as messengers, sentries and for patrolling
    and up to 48 dogs and 16 handlers were based in kennels along
    the front lines.

    Dogs were initially sourced from Battersea Home for Lost Dogs but
    later the public were asked to ‘volunteer’ their pets with the
    promise they would be well fed.

    The ‘War Dog School’ used the existing gunnery ranges at
    Shoeburyness to accustom the dogs to trenches and the noise of
    war, and trained them with food to run towards rifle fire.

    They could cover 3 miles in 20 minutes and their nimbleness,
    speed and size meant that injuries during the bombardments were
    generally avoided, although many were injured or killed in action.

    The photo below shows training in progress ....



    Two further photo’s show dogs in service. The first shows how a
    pouch was used to carry the vital communications and the second
    shows a ‘dog barracks’. As can be seen a great variety of breeds
    were used.

    The use of dogs in war, and of course Policing, continues to this
    day, but now the roles are for search and rescue, explosives
    detection and guard duties. You may often see our British
    Transport Police colleagues out and about at stations with their
    dogs >>>

    https://www.c2c-online.co.uk/about-us/latest-news/war-dogs-shoeburyness/




    https://owlcation.com/humanities/War-Dogs-of-WWI-First-Great-European-War-World-War-One-1914-1918

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info





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

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Nov 18, 11:59 AM
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    AlfieBlue
    Good Morning Alphabetty's.
    Busy day didn't happen because of other stuff.

    I let off some steam yesterday.
    Today, I just might blow ...

    There's a limit to what a skeleton can take, you know ...



    But I did catch 'The' slug. The one that's evaded capture for ages, but being up early I saw it, and was therefore obliged to place it where unless it can unscrew jars from the inside, will stay with my discarded fat until I place it in the bin later.

    I feel better already, talking to you two. Bit like Scrooge talking to the ghost of Christmas Past I suppose.

    Now what mischief can I get up to before I take Mme. her tea at 0515 ......?
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Hellooee Pyxis & Sleazy the slug collector .....


    & back to you! .....





    I had a very emotional five minutes this morning, watching both
    the Military Wives Choir & Joey, the war horse on GMB. The horse
    is amazing, so realistic!




    https://youtu.be/FaX-vzsBwmk





    https://www.thewarhorsememorial.org/







    http://animalsinwar.org.uk/

    http://www.animalsinwar.org.uk/index.cfm?asset_id=1375


    The Forgotten Army of WWI: Tribute to Animals | War Archives -
    YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_L5tQerJwA




    Well, time's getting on ... must skedaddle! See you later.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Nov 18, 12:42 PM
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    Pyxis
    Sleazy, what with you being overrun with meeces and now sluglingtons, I think you are a job for Rentokil!



    (Other pest exterminators are available.).
    (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'
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Nov 18, 3:55 PM
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    Just a flying visit .....


    Watch the Iceland Christmas advert that has been banned from TV

    It's been blocked from TV screens for being too political




    https://youtu.be/JdpspllWI2o


    Supermarket Iceland has seen its Christmas advert blocked from
    TV screens for being too political.

    The commercial, voiced by actress Emma Thompson and originally
    produced by Greenpeace, features a cartoon orangutan and
    highlights the plight of the rainforest.

    Clearcast, the body which approves or rejects adverts for
    broadcast on television and video on demand, said it was
    "concerned'' that the commercial "doesn't comply'' with legislation
    on political advertising.

    It added that Greenpeace had "not yet been able to demonstrate
    compliance in this area''.

    Since Iceland posted the "banned'' video online it has since
    received thousands of shares on social media, which is not
    regulated in the same way.

    The company tweeted: "You won't see our Christmas advert on TV
    this year, because it was banned. But we want to share Rang-tan's
    story with you... Will you help us share the story?''

    The advert focuses on the impact of palm oil on deforestation, and
    follows the supermarket's decision to remove the product from all
    its own-label food by the end of 2018.

    Greenpeace said the commercial was not originally intended for
    television, but neither they or Clearcast were able to immediately
    confirm whether it had been previously submitted for broadcast
    clearance.

    Iceland said it had spent £500,000 on putting its campaign
    together and insisted it had booked a number of prime-time TV
    slots with the full intention of having it cleared to air over
    Christmas.

    Richard Walker, managing director at Iceland, said: "Whilst our
    advert sadly never made it to TV screens, we are hopeful that
    consumers will take to social media to view the film, which raises
    awareness of an important global issue."

    https://planetradio.co.uk/borders/local/news/watch-the-iceland-christmas-advert-that-has-been-banned-from-tv/



    Also .....







    https://purplepoppycampaign.org/




    Alfie xxx
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    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Nov 18, 4:13 PM
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    I don't see that Iceland ad as being political, but I guess the involvement of Greenpeace trod on a few toes.

    Very sad, though. I thought it was a cracking ad.
    I had no idea what it was about until Rang-tan told his story.
    It was hard-hitting.
    (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'
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Nov 18, 5:54 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    I don't see that Iceland ad as being political, but I guess the involvement of Greenpeace trod on a few toes.

    Very sad, though. I thought it was a cracking ad.
    I had no idea what it was about until Rang-tan told his story.
    It was hard-hitting.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Quote from https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/

    The high-street supermarket elected to do something different
    with its advertising spend for Christmas and, rather than focus on
    tables groaning with festive food, committed to highlighting an
    important rainforest issue.

    Earlier this year, Iceland said it was going to remove palm oil from
    all its own label food by the end of 2018, in response to
    deforestation in South East Asia. It planned for a seasonal advert
    to raise awareness: #NoPalmOilForChristmas.....

    Iceland hoped that the advert would improve shoppers’
    understanding of rainforest destruction for palm oil
    production ....

    On Friday morning, however, it was being shared widely on social
    media following news that it had been banned.

    “This year we were keen to do something different with our much
    anticipated Christmas advert,” said Richard Walker, managing
    director at Iceland. “The culmination of our palm oil project is
    offering our customers the choice of an orangutan-friendly
    Christmas, and we wanted to reflect this in our advertising.”

    He added: “Our commitment to help protect the home of
    orangutans remains extremely close to our hearts.”



    Seems banning the ad has caused quite an outrage - thousands
    of shares now.


    Alfie xxx
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    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Nov 18, 6:15 PM
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    I thought it was a cracking and thought provoking ad too.
    Best I've seen for a while ...
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Nov 18, 6:52 PM
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    Pyxis
    Maybe banning it will draw more attention to it than if it had just run on 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!
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Nov 18, 7:18 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all in fine fettle on this thoughtful &
    traditional day!




    The Royal British Legion's annual Festival of Remembrance,
    presented by Huw Edwards, takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on
    Saturday 10 November 2018, the day before Remembrance
    Sunday. The Festival commemorates all those who have lost their
    lives in conflicts.

    100 years ago the First World War ended, and a new world began.
    The example and experience of those who lived through it shaped
    the world we live in today. At the Festival of Remembrance this
    year, in the presence of The Royal Family, The Royal British Legion
    is leading the nation in saying Thank You to all who served,
    sacrificed and changed our world. Sir Tom Jones, Sheridan Smith,
    Sir Bryn Terfel, Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones, Sheku Kanneh-
    Mason and the Kingdom Choir will perform alongside the Central
    Band of the Royal Air Force and the Band of HM Royal Marines.

    The Festival of Remembrance will also be broadcast on BBC One at
    20:30 on Saturday 10 November.



    https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/remembrance-events/festival-of-remembrance-2018/







    Welcome! For more than 800 years the newly elected Lord Mayor
    of London has been rowing, riding or marching off to the distant
    village of Westminster to swear loyalty to the Crown and begin his
    or her year in office.

    Over the centuries that journey became known as the Lord Mayor’s
    Show. It has been a mediaeval carnival, a renaissance spectacle
    and a military parade, and now it is the longest, oldest and most
    splendid civic procession in the world.

    Join us on 10th November 2018 any time from 11am and
    anywhere between Bank, St Pauls and the Royal Courts, to
    celebrate 803 years of modern London in a unique spectacle of
    pageantry and pomp.




    https://youtu.be/qe7kgBSCvq0




    https://lordmayorsshow.london/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Rye Fawkes and Burning Boat

    Where: Rye, Sussex starting at Mason Road on Tilling Green Estate
    When: Saturday in mid November
    Time: 7.50 with Fireworks at 9pm

    Rye Bonfire Society host their celebrations the weekend after most
    people have burned their guy and let off the fireworks, and their
    bonfire is unique as it features a procession beforehand with
    participants in fancy dress and a fire-breathing dragon, and a
    bonfire with a burning boat.



    It’s a family orientated festival with a welcome for all; members of
    several other Sussex bonfire societies take part.

    The origins of the event may be even earlier than the Gunpowder
    Plot as residents were setting fires to celebrate victory over the
    French back in the fourteenth century – it is thought that the
    burning boat commemorates this triumph. The boat is part of the
    structure of the bonfire so doesn’t tour the town, but Rye Fawkes
    is part of the parade, “chaired down” to the fire site in a special
    equipage carried aloft by sturdy bearers – Rye Fawkes being the
    name given to the individual who has the honour of setting the
    bonfire alight.

    It goes ahead even in inclement weather – and the heat from the
    bonfire will certainly keep you warm!

    A firework specular takes place at around 9pm once the bonfire
    has burned down a little – though it burns for a long time into the
    night, with bangers added to keep it interesting!

    Helpful Hints

    Money raised is used for charitable works and to ensure the future
    survival of the event - there will be street collections so give
    generously if you can.

    Parking is available at the local Rugby Club on New Road (£5 in
    2016) which we recommend as it’s tricky to get a space in town on
    the night – take your boots as it can be muddy underfoot. Food &
    drink are readily available at the Rugby Club and from stalls at the
    carpark (no parking on Bonfire night!) on Fishmarket Road
    adjacent to the bonfire site.

    In 2018 it will be on Saturday November 10th.

    Click here for the event Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/RyeBonfireSociety/

    and website: http://www.ryebonfire.co.uk



    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/rye-burning-boat/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    Wrap Up London is back

    For the 8th year running, we are collecting your old, unwanted
    coats and giving them to charities that support the homeless,
    refugees, children living in poverty and people fleeing domestic
    violence (to name a few).

    Help us keep vulnerable people warm this winter by donating a
    coat this November!

    How to donate your coat >>>



    https://wrapuplondon.org.uk/

    ^^ 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
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Nov 18, 6:36 PM
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    Pyxis
    Copied from the Smile Thread.......


    I've just watched "6-5 Special"!

    I was too young to watch it when it was on TV, (Top of the Pops was my thang), so this was actually the first time I've watched an episode.

    It was an interesting mixture of great music, cringe music and boring music, but it was so of its time that it was very interesting to watch.


    Acts as diverse as Lonnie Donegan, Pet Clarke, Dickie Valentine, Jim Dale, the King Brothers, and several people I'd never heard of, or only very vaguely.
    Plus a real steam train, circular skirts and lots of hand jiving!
    (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 Nov 18, 7:36 PM
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    ...
    I was too young to watch it when it was on TV, (Top of the Pops was my thang), so this was actually the first time I've watched an episode.
    ...
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    'Interesting' word ....
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Nov 18, 7:46 PM
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    'Interesting' word ....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    From Wiki.......

    thang

    noun
    noun: thang; plural noun: thangs
    non-standard spelling of thing representing Southern US pronunciation, typically used to denote a feeling or tendency.
    "yet another dimension of this Canadian groove thang"
    (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 Nov 18, 7:52 PM
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    Sleazy
    From Wiki.......

    thang

    noun
    noun: thang; plural noun: thangs
    non-standard spelling of thing representing Southern US pronunciation, typically used to denote a feeling or tendency.
    "yet another dimension of this Canadian groove thang"
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Thangs for that ....
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Nov 18, 5:52 AM
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    AlfieBlue





    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Nov 18, 5:53 AM
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    Good Morning All on this thought provoking day.

    One Hundred Years since the guns finally fell silent after what was supposed to be "The war to end war".

    This elderly lady was born on armistice day, and was given a middle name of Armistice, which I've not heard before.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/10/remembrance-sunday-birthday-100-year-old-dilys-armistice/

    Excellent program reportedly BBC 2 @ 2130 today.
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Nov 18, 7:36 AM
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    Pyxis
    I may not be on here much in the near future, for a while.

    I have quite a lot of problems to sort out..... problems with health, problems with the house and garden, problems with family, other problems.

    I might hover and post the odd thing, but can't promise.
    (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'
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Nov 18, 7:52 AM
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    Sleazy
    I may not be on here much in the near future, for a while.

    I have quite a lot of problems to sort out..... problems with health, problems with the house and garden, problems with family, other problems.

    I might hover and post the odd thing, but can't promise.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Hope that everything works out Pyxis, and will think about you sometimes if you're not around. If you 'need to talk' or 'sound off', we're here - either on the thread or PM.

    I haven't been here so much lately - family issues again largely affecting my get up and go. Visited my mum already this morning - she's a very early riser and I couldn't sleep very well, also spoke to my sister living in Bulgaria whilst I was there. She hasn't been at all well either .

    I'm planning a fairly quiet and contemplative day today. I suppose it's personal things plus some concern for the UK and the 'fudge' in my opinion that our PM (who I've always liked btw) seems determined to pursue. How I wish Maggie was still PM, and that we could delete John Major!

    Take care Pyxis and remember (whatever it is) that worrying and stressing will not help!
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Nov 18, 5:46 PM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good evening


    ^^^ I so needed one of these DIY kits yesterday! I've
    never seen so much rain! The garden flooded & my road
    resembled a river. It was actually a mix of heavy downpours
    intermingled with sudden bursts of sunshine. Sadly
    no rainbows though.



    It's been a beautiful weather day today though, plenty of
    sunshine & incredibly mild. Thankfully, the
    early rain in London cleared up & the sun appeared just in
    time for the Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph.


    I thought the Festival of Remembrance yesterday evening,
    marking the centenary of the end of WW1, was outstanding
    from beginning to end. My daughter & son-in-law (RAF
    centenary) were in attendance. Must admit, I shed a few
    tears throughout the festival.


    Good Morning All on this thought provoking day.

    One Hundred Years since the guns finally fell silent after what was supposed to be "The war to end war".

    This elderly lady was born on armistice day, and was given a middle name of Armistice, which I've not heard before.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/10/remembrance-sunday-birthday-100-year-old-dilys-armistice/

    Excellent program reportedly BBC 2 @ 2130 today.
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Wonderful article Sleazy, many thanks for sharing. I shall
    definitely be watching 'They Shall Not Grow Old' tonight, looks/
    sounds incredible ......






    I may not be on here much in the near future, for a while.

    I have quite a lot of problems to sort out..... problems with health, problems with the house and garden, problems with family, other problems.

    I might hover and post the odd thing, but can't promise.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Hope that everything works out Pyxis, and will think about you sometimes if you're not around. If you 'need to talk' or 'sound off', we're here - either on the thread or PM.

    I haven't been here so much lately - family issues again largely affecting my get up and go. Visited my mum already this morning - she's a very early riser and I couldn't sleep very well, also spoke to my sister living in Bulgaria whilst I was there. She hasn't been at all well either .

    I'm planning a fairly quiet and contemplative day today. I suppose it's personal things plus some concern for the UK and the 'fudge' in my opinion that our PM (who I've always liked btw) seems determined to pursue. How I wish Maggie was still PM, and that we could delete John Major!

    Take care Pyxis and remember (whatever it is) that worrying and stressing will not help!
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    So sorry to hear about your problems Pyxis & Sleazy. But
    in all honestly I believe that 'real life' must come first. It's far
    more important (and precious) to my mind, than anything else.
    Especially so after everything seen/heard & witnessed this
    centenary weekend. How life can change in the blink of an
    eye.


    So sorry to hear that your sister has been poorly too
    Sleazy.


    As much as I enjoy posting every day, I think I may also
    take some leave. Life is starting to get quite busy with Xmas
    fast approaching etc etc., plus I've got loads of charity bits
    n' bobs to sort out/organise in the next couple of weeks, so
    time is against me at the mo. And not forgetting all the
    comps that I really should be entering!


    I shall still be around, hovering n' lurking & popping in and
    out ..... just to keep the thread alive and kicking! I'd end
    up suffering from withdrawal symptoms otherwise!





    Will catch up soon. Take care ......


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
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