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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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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Oct 18, 4:26 PM
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    I believe Alfie said that she might pop her head in tonight, so I will pop a cork or two in preparation .....



    Originally posted by Sleazy


    Bottoms Up Sleazy!


    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Oct 18, 5:09 PM
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    Wheeeeeeee!



    Alfie's back!

    Missed you, Alfie!

    Did you have a good time? Not too much rain, I hope?


    Do have a go on my Blue Peter thread quiz, to see which Blue Peter presenter you are!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 16-10-2018 at 5:16 PM.
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Oct 18, 6:47 PM
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    Wheeeeeeee!



    Alfie's back!

    Missed you, Alfie!

    Did you have a good time? Not too much rain, I hope?


    Do have a go on my Blue Peter thread quiz, to see which Blue Peter presenter you are!
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    Hellooeeee Pyxis! Lovely to 'see' you again.


    The time just whizzed by & a truly magical time was had by
    all!


    We even managed to squeeze in a brilliant 'pottery painting'
    session on Saturday morning.


    The joint birthday party for the two little girls was a resounding
    success. A fun-filled time for all 24 little'uns (& the 'young
    at heart' ones too! ).


    Happy, happy days.


    I shall pop over to your Blue Peter thread quiz now - cannot
    wait to see which presenter I'll be!


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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Oct 18, 7:41 PM
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    You're most like... Diane–Louise Jordan!

    Diane always had a huge grin and was open to trying anything. In
    the six years she was on the show she travelled to India, the
    Caribbean, and South Africa.


    Piccy link:

    http://www.kateslaterillustration.com/blog?category=TV


    Used to love watching Blue Peter.






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    • colinw
    • By colinw 16th Oct 18, 7:56 PM
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    Welcome back Alfie
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Oct 18, 5:50 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well & raring to go on this thoughtful
    yet scrumptious kinda day!



    The National Fire Chiefs Council will be continuing its support for
    National Burn Awareness Day which this year takes place on 17th
    October. They day aims to raise awareness of the ongoing problem of
    burns and scalds injuries in children, which often occur in the home
    and are often preventable and can result in life changing injuries.

    The day will also highlight the importance of good first aid following
    a burn or scald. This can make a huge difference in recovery times
    and severity of scarring.



    NFCC are encouraging Fire and Rescue Services to continue to
    support this really important campaign to which we are committed
    to. Chair of the NFCC, Roy Wilsher is a trustee of the Children's
    Burn's Trust and commented:

    “In my role as Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and
    Trustee of the Children’s Burns Trust, I give my wholehearted
    support to National Burn Awareness Day 2018.

    The day has proven to be a highly important fixture in the burn
    awareness calendar, highlighting the main causes of burns and
    scalds and showing that the majority of accidents are avoidable.
    My colleagues across the Fire Service have always shown their
    support on this day, and I’m looking forward to seeing the different
    awareness events that will be taking place up and down the
    country again this year.”



    https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/National-Burn-Awareness-Day-2018




    Pledge £2 to help us support children and their families

    On National Burn Awareness Day 2018 we’re launching our ‘Pledge
    £2’ campaign. If everyone who visited this page donated just £2
    we could raise enough money for new Burns Ward equipment or
    run an extra Family Therapy Weekend.

    Click here to visit our JustGiving campaign and donate

    https://www.cbtrust.org.uk/national-burn-awareness-day/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the
    General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992,
    of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of
    Poverty. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to
    Action by Father Joseph Wresinski — which inspired the
    observance of October 17 as the World Day for Overcoming
    Extreme Poverty — and the recognition by the United Nations of
    the day as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

    2018 theme — Coming together with those furthest behind to build
    an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity

    This year marks the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the
    Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is important to recall the
    fundamental connection between extreme poverty and human
    rights, and that people living in poverty are disproportionately
    affected by many human rights violations. Read more about this
    year's theme. >>>

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

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    10 Things You Didn't Know About the 2018 Nottingham Beer and
    Cider Festival

    The biggest beer festival in the East Midlands is returning for
    another year, bringing your lot the best local ales and ciders abaht.
    As Nottingham Castle is closed for a couple of years, due to
    bagging a whopping £29.8 million Heritage Lottery grant, the
    festival organisers needed a new venue. But don’t fret, as the
    good folks over at CAMRA have compensated by making it bigger
    and better than ever, making good use of the bigger space at this
    year’s venue: Motorpoint Area. Here’s a list of ten things you may
    not have known about this year’s event... >>>

    Nottingham Beer and Cider Festival takes place at Motorpoint
    Arena on Wednesday 17 - Saturday 20 October. Tickets are still
    available.




    https://www.leftlion.co.uk/read/2018/october/nottingham-beer-cider-festival-2018-things-didnt-know/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Smooth Radio's Kate Garraway has completed her busiest day ever
    by taking on 24 jobs in just 24 hours, all to raise money for our
    charity, Global’s Make Some Noise.

    Powered by endurance and sheer determination, Kate job-hopped
    from window cleaner, personal trainer and train platform
    announcer to barista, shoe-shiner and barber during her 24-hour
    marathon.

    She also cleaned the shark tank at the Sea Life London Aquarium,
    appeared on stage in the West End musical Mamma Mia!, mucked
    out the pig stable at Vauxhall City Farm, cleaned the dressing
    rooms at Good Morning Britain and warmed-up the Loose Women
    studio audience at ITV.



    Although her challenge has finished, you can still donate now!

    Donate Online Here >

    Global’s Make Some Noise funds projects and small projects across
    the UK which support disadvantaged children, young people and
    their families. Now in its fifth year, Global has united all its radio
    brands – Classic FM, Heart, Capital, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital
    XTRA and Gold – to help young people living with illness, disability
    or lack of opportunity.

    Kate Garraway said of her challenge: “I’m giving myself the
    busiest 24 hours of my life to highlight how easily small charities
    can get overlooked in our busy day-to-day lives - until we need
    them.

    "If you’re a parent and you’ve just found out that your child has an
    incurable illness, it doesn’t matter if you’re a lawyer, a TV
    presenter, a window cleaner or whatever, you need help - and fast.

    "The small charities supported by Global’s Make Some Noise give
    that vital help to thousands of people every day, often doing it in
    their own time, on top of their actual jobs. They are small charities
    that make a big impact and Global’s Make Some Noise gives them
    a chance to be heard and raises vital funds so they can continue
    their incredible work.”



    https://www.smoothradio.com/charity/kate-garraway-24-hour-job-hop/

    ^^ 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 17th Oct 18, 6:49 AM
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    Good morning folks!

    Beer & cider @ Nottingham?
    More like wine @ Casa Sleazy in my case ....

    Eggs scrambled have arrived, so eat now I must!
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Oct 18, 6:57 AM
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    I got the same Blue Peter Presenter as you, Alfie .... clearly reserved for the best!
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 17th Oct 18, 7:06 AM
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    Morning All I have work planned today! well some of the day
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Oct 18, 7:27 AM
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    Monsieur Colin, you speak ugly words.
    I can hardly spit the word 'work' from between my rotten teeth!

    For some raisin, I was all day yesterday talking with un accent Français, and now I am even thinking with an accent ......

    Maybe Madame Theresa will bring good news from Bruxelles and I will feel better, n'est pas?

    The accent thing is serious btw
    Funny, but a bit scary as I'vev had some speech issues previously that were connected with the part of the brain that controls speech. If I stop talking completely, my wife will be 'appy.
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 17th Oct 18, 7:31 AM
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    Monsieur Colin, you speak ugly words.
    I can hardly spit the word 'work' from between my rotten teeth!

    For some raisin, I was all day yesterday talking with un accent Français, and now I am even thinking with an accent ......

    Maybe Madame Theresa will bring good news from Bruxelles and I will feel better, n'est pas?

    The accent thing is serious btw
    Funny, but a bit scary as I'vev had some speech issues previously that were connected with the part of the brain that controls speech. If I stop talking completely, my wife will be 'appy.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I have heard of that happening with head injuries you will be speaking like that bloke off Allo Allo strange that is the second time I have referenced that program already today
    I don't think much good news will come from Bruxelles but lets not even go there....
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Oct 18, 9:57 AM
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    Don't worry if I'm not around much the next few days....... away on Friday for the weekend plus quite a lot to do before that.

    Good burns advice there, about the water treatment. The cold water really reduces the heat from a burn, and it's that heat that cause the pain and damage.

    So many people, even if they use water, only do it for a few seconds.

    If it's impossible to use running water, then applying clean, soaking wet cloths or tissues, replacing every couple of minutes with fresh, will help.

    I had a horrible oversleep this morning.
    I woke up at the usual time, watched a bit of TV, but then at about 06.45 I fell asleep again, had a weird dream and then awoke at 08.15. I hate that.

    Anyway, I've just had lunch.
    Spinach and ricotta quiche with an endive and tomato salad, and carrot/turmeric yogurt.


    I attended a very interesting talk yesterday. I'm a member of my local hospital's Trust, and the Governors lay on talks every now and then, given by consultants from the hospital, on different aspects of health and management.
    It was extremely well presented.

    As well as policemen and vicars, Consultants are now getting younger and younger.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 17th Oct 18, 10:04 AM
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    Don't worry if I'm not around much the next few days....... away on Friday for the weekend plus quite a lot to do before that.

    Good burns advice there, about the water treatment. The cold water really reduces the heat from a burn, and it's that heat that cause the pain and damage.

    So many people, even if they use water, only do it for a few seconds.

    If it's impossible to use running water, then applying clean, soaking wet cloths or tissues, replacing every couple of minutes with fresh, will help.

    I had a horrible oversleep this morning.
    I woke up at the usual time, watched a bit of TV, but then at about 06.45 I fell asleep again, had a weird dream and then awoke at 08.15. I hate that.

    Anyway, I've just had lunch.
    Spinach and ricotta quiche with an endive and tomato salad, and carrot/turmeric yogurt.


    I attended a very interesting talk yesterday. I'm a member of my local hospital's Trust, and the Governors lay on talks every now and then, given by consultants from the hospital, on different aspects of health and management.
    It was extremely well presented.

    As well as policemen and vicars, Consultants are now getting younger and younger.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I am a member of my local hospital trust as well and get the odd letter inviting me to some strange medical talks, some porter got me to sign a form when I was on the way for a ultrasound scan when I was in hospital for a couple of weeks about 6 years ago.

    I hate over sleeping like that it leaves you feeling really groggy
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Oct 18, 10:16 AM
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    Coffee break time ....
    Shopping done, lightbulbs changed around as ordered by Mme. She didn't order wine & crisps, but I bought some anyway ...

    Financial admin stuff done, food prepared and for a change I'm doing a lamb stew thing for The Boss in the slow cooker. That's bubbling away nicely now.

    Next and hopefully last planned job today is a toilet seat change after my coffee break .... not sure if I have a spanner to fit the nut though ...
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 17th Oct 18, 10:17 AM
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    Coffee break time ....
    Shopping done, lightbulbs changed around as ordered by Mme. She didn't order wine & crisps, but I bought some anyway ...

    Financial admin stuff done, food prepared and for a change I'm doing a lamb stew thing for The Boss in the slow cooker. That's bubbling away nicely now.

    Next and hopefully last planned job today is a toilet seat change after my coffee break .... not sure if I have a spanner to fit the nut though ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    That sounds like an impressive list
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Oct 18, 2:25 PM
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    Welcome back Alfie
    Originally posted by colinw

    Why, thank you kind sir! I'm just easing gently back in!


    In fact next week (half term), the family are coming to stay with
    me. While they're down here, they'll also be visiting other
    relatives/friends etc and having a good catch up with everyone.

    So I'll be here for some of the week, and not here for some of
    the week ...... iyswim! I'm easily confused!



    I got the same Blue Peter Presenter as you, Alfie .... clearly reserved for the best!
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Brilliant news Sleazy! You n' me is special!


    Coffee break time ....
    Shopping done, lightbulbs changed around as ordered by Mme. She didn't order wine & crisps, but I bought some anyway ...

    Financial admin stuff done, food prepared and for a change I'm doing a lamb stew thing for The Boss in the slow cooker. That's bubbling away nicely now.

    Next and hopefully last planned job today is a toilet seat change after my coffee break .... not sure if I have a spanner to fit the nut though ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Blimey, you've been a busy boy! I'll join you for a snifter
    later.


    I've been quite a busy bee this morning. Took myself off to
    B&Q and came home with ........ a duvet, pillows, Mulberry
    scented tea lights. Xmas tree lights and ......... a Christmas
    tree!


    I sent my old tree to the tip in January. He'd served me well
    for 20+ years but had finally given up the ghost.


    The tree I bought today was very similar to my old one,
    6' high, very green & at a bargain price of £17!!!
    They were flying off the shelves, so thought it best to buy
    one asap, before they were all snatched up.


    I put it together as soon as I got home & he looks lovely.
    He's been packed away for now, until early December. Can
    you tell how much I love Christmas?!


    Alfie xxx


    Ps - I'll be back in a mo - found a couple more items to
    post today.
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Oct 18, 2:59 PM
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    Today in 1814...The London Beer Flood. A bizarre industrial accident
    led to the deaths of 8 people as a beer tsunami swept through the
    streets of St Giles Rookery...



    The London Beer Flood of 1814

    by Ben Johnson

    On Monday 17th October 1814, a terrible disaster claimed the lives
    of at least 8 people in St Giles, London. A bizarre industrial
    accident resulted in the release of a beer tsunami onto the streets
    around Tottenham Court Road.

    The Horse Shoe Brewery stood at the corner of Great Russell
    Street and Tottenham Court Road. In 1810 the brewery, Meux and
    Company, had had a 22 foot high wooden fermentation tank
    installed on the premises. Held together with massive iron rings,
    this huge vat held the equivalent of over 3,500 barrels of brown
    porter ale, a beer not unlike stout.

    On the afternoon of October 17th 1814 one of the iron rings
    around the tank snapped. About an hour later the whole tank
    ruptured, releasing the hot fermenting ale with such force that the
    back wall of the brewery collapsed. The force also blasted open
    several more vats, adding their contents to the flood which now
    burst forth onto the street. More than 320,000 gallons of beer
    were released into the area. This was St Giles Rookery, a densely
    populated London slum of cheap housing and tenements inhabited
    by the poor, the destitute, prostitutes and criminals >>> [Cont'd]

    https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/The-London-Beer-Flood-of-1814/



    Alfie xxx


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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Oct 18, 3:03 PM
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    At least they died happy!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Oct 18, 3:28 PM
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    The winning images from Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 have
    been announced!



    https://www.discoverwildlife.com/photo-galleries/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2018-winners/


    ^^^Absolutely stunning



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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Oct 18, 3:38 PM
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    The winning images from Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 have
    been announced!



    https://www.discoverwildlife.com/photo-galleries/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2018-winners/


    ^^^Absolutely stunning



    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    I loved the Pipe Owls, and also the Bed of Seals. The latter was strange....... at first glance it looked like a load of fish! The I enlarged it and saw what it was.


    As you say......all stunning.

    I don't know how people can choose a winner. And some of the contestants were so young!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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