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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
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 3rd Mar 18, 8:59 PM
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    Make sure that it's responsibly sourced!
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Urgh! It would have to be vegetarian spam!

    No, any food would do, just as long as I don't have to go and make it!




    Not really. I am hungry, but I am finished for the evening.
    It's times like this that I would have reached for the Vienneses, or the cheese, or the caramel panna cottas.

    But they all have dairy in them.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 3rd Mar 18, 9:02 PM
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    Urgh! It would have to be vegetarian spam!

    No, any food would do, just as long as I don't have to go and make it!




    Not really. I am hungry, but I am finished for the evening.
    It's times like this that I would have reached for the Vienneses, or the cheese, or the caramel panna cottas.

    But they all have dairy in them.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Following my quorn pie, potato, mushrooms and peas I succumbed to a cheese sandwich about 15 minutes ago .... I love cheese! And bread (a nice seeded granary loaf) .....
    Sleazy
    In Vino Veritas, In Aqua Sanitas
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 4th Mar 18, 12:17 AM
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    March 4th

    Its been 31 days since my last bag of crisps

    17 days since I last had a biscuit

    And 60 alcohol free days

    Im fading fast
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Mar 18, 6:44 AM
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    March 4th

    Its been 31 days since my last bag of crisps

    17 days since I last had a biscuit

    And 60 alcohol free days

    Im fading fast
    Originally posted by suki1964
    No no no........I expect you are blooming!

    Just think how well your body is doing, (even if your mind is fed up! )

    Plus you made a pledge and you have stuck to it! That's quite an achievement in itself!

    Now you know you can do it!

    I've got butterless toast and jam to look forward to this morning!

    I do have some dairy-free olive spread coming on Thursday. I might have to get some more before then, though.

    I know! I could try brushing the toast with some of my good olive oil before I put the jam on!
    I shan't buy any more jam after this jar, though. It's too sweet. This locally made stuff is good, though, because it is made with local fruit and doesn't have any added chemical things in it.

    The trouble with jam being too sweet is that if you reduce the sugar, it won't set, unless you were to start adding God knows what to it.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Mar 18, 6:48 AM
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    Suki, just a though, but if you return to eating crisps, try the Walker's salt-free ones first.

    You might find that your palate has been weaned off the salty taste, and that you like them!

    I actually prefer them, because over the years since stopping adding salt to things, I find normal crisps and peanuts far too salty, as well as it being very bad for you.

    I know they only do plain ones in the Salt'n'Shake, but again, I find the flavoured ones are too 'artificial'-tasting, as well as too salty.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 4th Mar 18, 8:46 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys
    I hope you're all well on this glorious day!




    4 March 1824


    From collection tins to contactless: 8 RNLI fundraising
    innovations



    The oldest surviving lifeboat, the Zetland, at Redcar in 1802

    Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, lifesavers have depended on
    donations to keep our seas safe.

    In 2016, we became the first major UK-based charity to ask
    supporters to give their permission to get in touch, rather than
    assuming people want to hear from us unless they explicitly 'opt
    out'.

    It's a bold move, but it's not our first bold move.

    With fundraisers across the UK and Ireland testing new ideas for
    over 100 years, here’s what we’ve learned along the way.


    1. Take to the streets – 1891



    Until the late 1880s, the RNLI mostly relied on wealthy
    philanthropists for financial support. It was the horrific Mexico
    disaster of 1886 that revealed just how strongly the wider public
    felt for our cause. On a mission that rescued all 12 of the Mexico’s
    crew in a violent gale, 27 lifeboat volunteers drowned, leaving 16
    widows and 50 fatherless children.



    What followed 125 years ago on 10 October 1891 was the first
    charity street collection in history. Around 30,000 people turned
    out in Manchester to watch the parade of bands, floats and two
    horse-drawn lifeboats. One day brought in £5,000 (worth almost
    £250,000 now). There was no shirking from the first floors either –
    crew members carried sacks held aloft on oars to reach those
    watching from windows and the tops of buses and trams >>>

    ‘The first Lifeboat Saturday was hugely influential and changed
    charity fundraising forever,’ says Hayley Whiting, from our Heritage
    eam. ‘Ordinary people were being asked to help, and were clearly
    happy to do so.’

    2. Partner up – 1900

    A 1978 advert in the Lifeboat.The frozen foods company gave the
    lifeboat Birds Eye to New Quay RNLI in 1970. You can still see her
    at the Seawatch Centre in Moelfre, Anglesey >>>

    Teaming up with like-minded businesses can benefit charity and
    brand alike. From squeaky-clean soap to brandy, cigarettes and
    frozen fish, the image of the lifeboat volunteer has come to
    represent tradition and security.

    This 1900 advert for Lifebuoy soap is one of the earliest examples
    of such canny marketing, though it’s not known if a sponsorship
    deal was in place >>>

    3. Burst into song … and grab a bucket – 1926

    Was this the RNLI’s earliest flash mob? Cast your imagination to
    1920s Fleetwood. For several Summer evenings, a merry group of
    holidaymakers from Bolton gathered on the promenade and
    spontaneously ‘sang hymns, patriotic choruses, etc.’ according to
    the Life-boat Journal.

    It continues: ‘Fleetwood folk … were so impressed that they
    gathered round and joined in. Then someone had the happy idea
    of taking a collection for the local Life-boat funds.’ This scratch
    choir was so successful that they planned to repeat the venture in
    the September holidays >>>

    http://magazine.rnli.org/Article/From-collection-tins-to-contactless-8-RNLI-126


    ^^ Please refer to site for further fascinating info & photos



    https://rnli.org/

    http://www.redcarlifeboat.org.uk/index.php/history-the-early-years/





    Newark-on-Trent, a Historic Market Town and Home to
    England's National Civil War Museum



    The Crossroads to the North

    Newark-on-Trent has been strategically important since the
    Romans invaded Britain and built roads to move their legions
    throughout the land. At Newark the old Roman Fosse Way, which
    ran from the Devon coast to Lincoln, linked with the Great North
    Road, which ran from London to Scotland, and with the road to the
    east coast.

    By the 16th-century, Newark-on-Trent had become a busy and
    bustling staging post for horse-drawn coaches, which clattered
    through the town gates and across the cobbled market square
    frequently throughout the day—every twenty minutes or so. One
    imagines that the town at that time would have been a noisy,
    bustling, dirty, and foul-smelling place.

    Inns and taverns were built within the walled town to
    accommodate travellers. Newark Castle was partially demolished
    on the orders of Oliver Cromwell at the end of the English Civil
    War, and over time many of the ancient buildings have been lost.
    But some 16th-century treasures and a wealth of Georgian
    buildings remain for us to admire.


    Newark Penny Loaf Day and Bombshell Sermon



    Hercules Clay

    “ Hercules Clay, some time Mayor of Newark, resided in a house at
    the corner of the market-place [...] For three nights in succession
    he dreamt that the besiegers had set his place on fire,[he and his
    family quitted their abode}.They had no sooner done so than a
    bomb, fired from Beacon Hill, occupied by the Parliamentary
    forces, and believed to have been aimed at the Governor’s house,
    fell on the roof of Clay's dwelling, and, passing through every floor,
    set the whole building in flames."


    The quotation is from Cornelius Brown's "A History of
    Nottinghamshire" (1891).

    To commemorate the family's escape Hercules Clay left a sum of
    money to be distributed in charity. To this day a service is held
    annually at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene to honour his
    wishes.



    A Bible representing Hercules Clay's Bible is brought to the altar by
    a surviving relative and small loaves of bread are symbolically
    handed out to the Church Choir to represent Hercules Clay's
    bequest of £100 to the poor people of Newark.

    https://wanderwisdom.com/travel-destinations/Historic-Newark-on-Trent

    ^^ Please refer to site for further fascinating info & photos





    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
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 4th Mar 18, 10:08 AM
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    March 4th

    Its been 31 days since my last bag of crisps

    17 days since I last had a biscuit

    And 60 alcohol free days

    Im fading fast
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Keep going .....
    My target is 60 alcohol free days which will be March 31st, wish I was where you are! I'm still on fizzy water .... but I have eaten crisps occasionally.
    Sleazy
    In Vino Veritas, In Aqua Sanitas
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 4th Mar 18, 12:18 PM
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    All this talk of spam and I'm hungry again!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Talking of ...... I'll be covering this event tomorrow ....

    http://www.spam-uk.com/





    Suki, just a though, but if you return to eating crisps, try the Walker's salt-free ones first.

    You might find that your palate has been weaned off the salty taste, and that you like them!

    I actually prefer them, because over the years since stopping adding salt to things, I find normal crisps and peanuts far too salty, as well as it being very bad for you.

    I know they only do plain ones in the Salt'n'Shake, but again, I find the flavoured ones are too 'artificial'-tasting, as well as too salty.
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    I used to love these crisps - just as they were but without
    using the salt.





    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_%27n%27_Shake

    ^^ Interesting link explaining why Frank Smith had to introduce
    the little bags of salt all those years ago.


    I'll be buying a few packets when my March no-no to crisps
    is done and dusted.






    Alfie xxx
    Last edited by AlfieBlue; 04-03-2018 at 12:29 PM.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Mar 18, 12:25 PM
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    The original salt was in a little dark blue twist of paper, not the little packets you get now.

    It was fun searching for the twists!

    I always wonder if I should keep the salt packets I never use, but it would take forever to,collect enough for say slugs, and there'd never be enough for ice,on the step!


    Edit...can't find a pic of the twist, but apparently they made badges like them..........






    If a man offered me a spam dinner as a treat, he'd end up with a mouth stuffed with spam! Still in the tin!

    Reminds me of that ad where the family is happy because they eat Lard!


    Maybe we is spam-psychic?
    Last edited by Pyxis; 04-03-2018 at 2:42 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 4th Mar 18, 12:49 PM
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    AlfieBlue



    If a man offered me a spam dinner as a treat, he'd end up with a mouth stuffed with spam! Still in the tin!

    Reminds of that admwhere the family is happy because they eat Lard!


    Maybe we is spam-psychic?
    Originally posted by Pyxis











    Alfie xxx
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 4th Mar 18, 1:53 PM
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    What I have been reaching for instead of the crisps are little olive oil brochettes. More the size of croutons really. They give me the carb and crunch I miss. Only a handful at a time. It's when I get in from work at around 2 or 3, too close to tea to eat but I'm hungry and I don't do fruit

    I have had another couple of gins yesterday. We were in the pub for ages and the coffee and Diet Coke were running through me so I had two gins which is a lot better then the 6 glasses of wine I would have had pre dry January. And I'm not having a drop during the week Even cooking without wine so I've no excuse to open a bottle

    Two pairs of jeans now hang clean off me and my belt has been altered and cut so much it needs binning My tightest jeans, the ones I had to lay down to get on and open the button if I wanted to eat, I can get on and off whilst zip and button are closed

    So yes I'm fed up, but I can see the positive which is why I'm being bloody minded and sticking with it

    I just wanted a moan last night lol
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Mar 18, 2:40 PM
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    What I have been reaching for instead of the crisps are little olive oil brochettes. More the size of croutons really. They give me the carb and crunch I miss. Only a handful at a time. It's when I get in from work at around 2 or 3, too close to tea to eat but I'm hungry and I don't do fruit

    I have had another couple of gins yesterday. We were in the pub for ages and the coffee and Diet Coke were running through me so I had two gins which is a lot better then the 6 glasses of wine I would have had pre dry January. And I'm not having a drop during the week Even cooking without wine so I've no excuse to open a bottle

    Two pairs of jeans now hang clean off me and my belt has been altered and cut so much it needs binning My tightest jeans, the ones I had to lay down to get on and open the button if I wanted to eat, I can get on and off whilst zip and button are closed

    So yes I'm fed up, but I can see the positive which is why I'm being bloody minded and sticking with it

    I just wanted a moan last night lol
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Yey! So much weight lost! That's terrific!

    A couple of gins is ok........ you're treating it as a treat, which is great!

    Keep that belt...... hang it on your wall as a reminder of what you've achieved!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Mar 18, 2:41 PM
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    Pyxis










    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    God, they are soooooo funny!

    Especially the in love one! That's hilarious!



    Maybe Lard could achieve world peace?

    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 4th Mar 18, 6:53 PM
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    Sleazy
    In Vino Veritas, In Aqua Sanitas
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Mar 18, 7:56 PM
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    Girls Aloud.........







    Girls Allard..........





    Last edited by Pyxis; 04-03-2018 at 8:35 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 4th Mar 18, 7:58 PM
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    Girls Allard..........



    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Errrr....... Thanks?

    Last edited by Sleazy; 04-03-2018 at 8:01 PM.
    Sleazy
    In Vino Veritas, In Aqua Sanitas
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 4th Mar 18, 8:19 PM
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    Been doing my sums ......
    1 x bottle of wine = approx 600 calories.
    30 x bottles of wine = approx 18000 calories
    3500 calories = approx 1 pound of fat.

    By my reckoning, I should therefore have lost about 5 pounds (2kg) from just cutting out the booze.

    I haven't.

    Grrrrrr
    Sleazy
    In Vino Veritas, In Aqua Sanitas
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Mar 18, 8:24 PM
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    Been doing my sums ......
    1 x bottle of wine = approx 600 calories.
    30 x bottles of wine = approx 18000 calories
    3500 calories = approx 1 pound of fat.

    By my reckoning, I should therefore have lost about 5 pounds (2kg) from just cutting out the booze.

    I haven't.

    Grrrrrr
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Depends whether you replaced the booze calories with other calories!

    Also, I found that alcohol depressed my appetite, (all those empty calories!), so that I was hungrier when I wasn't drinking it.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 4th Mar 18, 8:28 PM
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    That's the thing ... no sugary things, cut back on crisps, but still too many carbs and not enough fruit & veg I suppose.

    Anyway, I'm not giving up .... determined to keep going this month. I suspect that my being on the wagon may even continue longer

    Very stretchy thread (was it my cartoon? If so, I'll delete it)
    Sleazy
    In Vino Veritas, In Aqua Sanitas
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 4th Mar 18, 8:30 PM
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    That's the thing ... no sugary things, cut back on crisps, but still too many carbs and not enough fruit & veg I suppose.

    Anyway, I'm not giving up .... determined to keep going this month. I suspect that my being on the wagon may even continue longer

    Very stretchy thread (was it my cartoon? If so, I'll delete it)
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    No, it's my Girls Allowed,picture.......

    I'll go and find another one.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
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