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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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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Mar 18, 9:11 AM
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    Part 2 of 2


    National Singles Day UK



    Not quite Anti Valentine's, but close enough... 11th March

    Single? love it or loathe it!

    Being single might have the flavour of marmite - you either love
    it or loathe it. Whichever one it is, we are here to embrace that!



    National Singles Day on the 11th March brings attention to your
    single status. It is a day to reflect on your life, decide whether you
    are embracing singledom fully or taking stock and deciding
    whether you want to change your status.

    We encourage you on this day, to highlight all the great things
    there are to being single, and for those who would like to change
    their single status, to reflect over how and when to do this.

    I love my single status:



    Great! Keep doing what you love doing. Don’t be fazed by
    ‘everyone else’ who keeps asking you when you are going to settle
    down. There is nothing wrong with being single. If anything, you
    are very much in the drivers seat in terms of doing what you love
    without compromise. Cultivate your network and nurture ties with
    friends and family, you will be absolutely fine.

    Let the 11th March be the day you really go out and do something
    great for yourself! Let us know what you get up to and what
    makes being single great. Use twitter @UkSinglesDay and
    hashtags:

    #NationalSinglesDayUK

    #BeingSingleIn3Words

    I loathe my single status:



    Great! The loathing is an indication that you need to change
    something. If you are not happy being single, you are likely to be
    feeling lonely and yearn to be a part of something ‘bigger’, a
    coupled unit or family.

    You may have been single for what feels like a long time and many
    may feel there is no hope to find long term-love. If this is you,
    then you need to make a conscious decision to really want to - It’s
    similar to deciding to lose weight or quit smoking, it requires focus
    and effort, but you can do it!!

    The UK dating fair in London is perfect for this. Meet dating
    experts and get advice on how to find lasting love. There are 3
    key-note speakers, 20 seminars, 2 workshops, loads of stands,
    free photo-shoot, life coaching and more. Don't miss it!

    About 11th March

    The 11th March was picked for National Singles Day as the digits
    ’11’ represent singles, and if two singles get together, they would
    create a 3-dimensional unit ‘you, me & us’… giving us 1103 or
    11/03 or 11th March

    http://nationalsinglesday.co.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info









    Elizabeth Mallet was a British journalist and publisher from London
    around the turn of the 18th Century. In the late 17th Century, she
    printed large broadsides with stories from around the local area
    and sold them on the streets. However, it was not until 1702 when
    she established the first daily newspaper in Britain, The Daily
    Courant, from her printing premises at Fleet Bridge in London.

    First printed on 11 March 1702, the stamp mark for the publication
    read, ‘Sold by E. Mallet’. Elizabeth Mallet chose to publish The
    Daily Courant under a gender-neutral name, ‘E. Mallet’, because of
    the stigma attached to women working in ‘traditional male
    occupations’ at that time. It was believed that if it were to be
    revealed that a woman had in fact printed the newspapers or even
    written an article, that their work would be made a mockery of and
    censored.



    The newspaper consisted of a single sheet of paper which
    published articles on news and affairs from foreign countries.
    Elizabeth Mallet had stated that she would never add any editorial
    comments or personal bias to the articles believing, ‘People had
    sense enough to make reflections for themselves.’

    The first print of The Daily Courant contained an advertisement
    written by Elizabeth Mallet herself on her aims for the paper:


    It will be found from the Foreign Prints, which from time to
    time, as Occasion offers, will be mention’d in this Paper, that the
    Author has taken Care to be duly furnish’d with all that comes
    from Abroad in any Language. And for an Assurance that he will
    not, under Pretence of having Private Intelligence, impose any
    Additions of feign’d Circumstances to an Action, but give his
    Extracts fairly and Impartially; at the beginning of each Article he
    will quote the Foreign Paper from whence ’tis taken, that the
    Publick, seeing from what Country a piece of News comes with the
    Allowance of that Government, may be better able to Judge the
    Credibility and Fairness of the Relation: Nor will he take it upon
    himself to give any Comments or Conjectures of his own, but will
    relate only Matter of Fact; supposing other People to have Sense
    enough to make Reflections for themselves.



    Not much is known of what happened to Elizabeth Mallet in the
    years that followed The Daily Courant’s launch. The paper was
    bought over by Samuel Buckley that same year, however it cannot
    be confirmed whether she sold it to Buckley or whether she passed
    away and he bought the paper from her estate.

    http://www.tyci.org.uk/wordpress/womens-history-elizabeth-mallet/










    Looking for a special Mother's Day gift?

    Last minute Mother's Day treat!

    Sponsor a puppy as a Mother's Day gift, and we’ll send you a paw-
    some gift certificate by email. Print it to give on Mother's Day and
    there’s still the welcome pack to look forward to!





    The paw-fect Mother's Day present

    When you sponsor a puppy for your mum, she will follow a puppy's
    journey through our puppy training scheme. She will receive a fab
    welcome pack, get regular updates about her pup and access to
    the online Puppy Pen.



    What your mum will get with her sponsorship:

    A fab welcome pack with information on your mum's chosen puppy
    and lots of goodies

    Regular updates throughout her puppy's training (usually takes
    18-24 months)

    Access to our online Puppy Pen where she can read regular
    updates from all our puppies

    Get to know the pups you can sponsor for your mum ...



    Meet Marnie >>>

    Cockapoo Marnie is real pocket rocket, boldly going where no pup
    has been before - and we love her for it.



    Meet Otto >>>

    'Labradorable' Otto is the brightest, softest, squidgiest puppy you
    could imagine.



    Meet Libby >>>

    Lovely Libby is a Cocker Spaniel, a headstrong little girl with a big
    appetite for fun and food!

    Sponsor a puppy for your mum today

    How your gift will make a difference ....

    This Mother's Day gift will not only help train a puppy, it will
    completely transform the life of a deaf person - just like mum of
    two Jo...



    https://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/support/sponsor-gift-mothers-day/

    ^^ 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
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Mar 18, 10:39 AM
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    Had a good practice today.

    Early night tonight as competition day tomorrow and it's a long way away and all day!
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    You can do it Pyxis!





    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
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    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Mar 18, 6:43 PM
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    Phew what a day!

    Very early start, and with a potentially disastrous occurrence (but ended up ok in the end).


    There was some extremely keen competition, and one group in particular were very good and kept stealing the wins, even though we got very, very close a couple of times, and got some great comments from the judges, but then finally we won one!

    Hurray!


    (Then a hairy drive home on a torrential motorway, but luckily everyone behaved themselves!), and am now in duvet mode with the last of the fast days calories being munched!)
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Mar 18, 6:46 PM
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    Well done .... you deserve a few extra calories ....
    I've lost the plot a bit this weekend I'm afraid, but still no alcohol or sugary things at least!
    Sleazy
    In Vino Veritas, In Aqua Sanitas
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Mar 18, 7:23 AM
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    Part 1 of 2





    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this thoughtful,
    fun-filled and scrumptious day!





    BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR THE UK
    AND IRELAND

    Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a global campaign, founded by
    The Dana Foundation, to engage and educate the public on the
    advances and advantages of brain research in a worldwide
    celebration of the brain!



    This UK and Ireland events calendar will be continuously updated
    with new events - please check back for updates.

    Although the official BAW dates are 12th-18th March there are lots
    of events before and after the week itself, so we have extended
    the calendar to make sure we don't miss anything out. We've also
    included brain-related events which aren't specifically being held
    for BAW, but we think are excellent opportunities to find out about
    neuroscience.

    Enjoy BAW at a venue near you!



    https://www.bna.org.uk/meetings/baw2018/

    http://www.dana.org/BAW/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info









    About us

    Oxford Sparks is the place to explore and discover science
    research from the University of Oxford.

    Here at the University of Oxford there is a huge amount of
    fascinating and important research going on. Oxford Sparks aims
    to share our amazing science with everyone, support teachers to
    enrich their science lessons and support our researchers to get
    their stories out there.

    Engaging science from across the University

    Oxford Sparks brings together resources and information from
    across the University so you can explore and discover our
    research. We have over 400 examples of ways you can access and
    get involved with our research, which have been specifically
    designed to be accessible and engaging. You can also find events
    taking place across Oxfordshire and find out about what
    researchers do in the 'Meet the Scientists' section.

    And if you're interested in specific topics, you can browse all the
    resources we have by choosing topics found in the 'Discover'
    section, and at the bottom of media items.




    Facebook LIVE events >>>

    Each day throughout 12-16th March we will be doing a Facebook
    LIVE at 3..30pm with a different researcher for you to engage
    with...



    Twitter Takeovers >>>

    Find out who is taking over the @OxfordSparks Twitter account on
    which day. Don't forget to ask them your questions #AskSparks...



    Meet the scientist >>>

    From the person who uses bubbles to help cure cancer, to
    someone who studies why females fight! We have them all in our
    'Meet the scientist' section.

    Animations all about the brain... >>>

    Articles on brain research... >>>

    Podcasts and audio on brain research... >>>

    Watch videos on brain research here... >>>



    https://www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk/brain-discovery-week

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Many people have preconceived ideas about what caring for the
    elderly is all about.



    We’re holding the FIRST ever #youcancare week March 12th –
    16th, to raise awareness of what it’s really like to work as a
    CAREGiver for older people and the HUGE rewards that come with
    it.



    Caring goes beyond bed baths and assisting with toileting, it’s
    about making a connection with a person and being their
    companion. At Home Instead, it doesn’t matter what type of work
    you’ve been in previously or what training or qualifications you
    have as full training is provided. Instead, it’s about the right
    personality and attitude.

    Throughout the week, follow the #youcancareweek and
    #youcancare hashtags to find out more about a career in caring.
    We’ll be posting videos, quotes and advice around caring for older
    people and you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

    Themes throughout the week:

    Monday 12th: Monday Motivation – new career? Consider care.

    Tuesday 13th: Qualities of a CAREGiver – do you have what it
    takes?

    Wednesday 14th: CAREGiver Inspiration

    Thursday 15th: What I LOVE about caring...

    Friday 16th: Over to you...ask any questions!

    Get involved! Use the hashtags and share your inspirational stories
    about caring for an older person or ask us any questions you may
    have about working in care.



    For more information, contact Claire Ephgrave
    claire.ephgrave@homeinstead.co.uk

    Interested in a job as a CAREGiver? Visit our jobs website



    https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/622.do/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Salt Awareness Week 2018

    Our 19th National Salt Awareness Week will take place Monday
    12th - Sunday 18th March 2018 and this time we will be focusing
    on families!

    Many people are aware that eating too much salt is bad for their
    health, but think that it’s only a cause for concern in our later
    years. This isn’t true, as eating too much salt during childhood
    increases blood pressure which then tracks into adulthood and
    later life, increasing the risk of strokes and heart attacks. That’s
    why it’s so important to reduce salt intake across all ages. By
    doing so we can reduce our risk of heart disease and avoid the
    unnecessary and extortionate healthcare costs associated with
    treatment.

    Over the course of the week we will be reminding people about the
    harmful effects of eating too much salt and highlighting how the
    salt present in everyday foods can really add up. In the UK we
    currently eat more salt than is recommended, and a big part of
    that is due to the high amounts hidden in the food we buy.



    That’s why we are calling for more action from the food industry
    and out of home sector to reduce the amount they add, and to
    provide us with healthier choices lower in salt. We also encourage
    the public to play their part and make simple changes to their
    eating and purchasing habits. Through this collaborative effort we
    are sure to improve the nation’s diet, and in doing so save many
    more lives and millions of pounds in health care costs. >>>



    http://www.actiononsalt.org.uk/awareness/Salt%20Awareness%20Week%202018/index.html

    http://www.worldactiononsalt.com/awarenessweek/#


    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    Nutrition and Hydration Week 2018 – 12th – 18th March

    Our mission is to create a global movement that will reinforce,
    focus, energise, create activity and engagement for nutrition and
    hydration as a fundamental element to maintaining the health and
    well-being for our global community.

    Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to highlight, promote and
    celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration
    locally, nationally and globally.



    Originally focussing on improvements in nutrition and hydration
    across health and social care we are now spreading our wings …….

    Over recent years we have been so delighted that so many other
    organisations and sectors have got involved in Nutrition and
    Hydration Week that we now welcome and encourage everyone to
    take part in highlighting and promoting nutrition and hydration
    throughout the week.

    Nutrition and Hydration Week has become a truly global event.

    Please download your FREE Nutrition and Hydration Week
    resources to promote your brilliant work >>>

    If you would like to receive a regular copy of our newsletter you
    can sign up here – http://eepurl.com/coN2BL

    If you would like to contact us –
    info@nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk



    https://nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk/

    https://www.nutrition2me.com/news/industry-news/item/1328-the-sixth-nutrition-and-hydration-week-12th-18th-march-2018






    CELEBRATING NUTRITION & HYDRATION WEEK

    The Wicked Cake Company is celebrating Nutrition & Hydration
    Week from 12th – 18th March 2018!

    Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to improve the quality of
    nutrition and hydration across the health and social care sector
    and in recent years has seen this challenge grow globally.

    The Wicked Cake Company seeks to help enhance nutrition across
    the Health & Education sectors through our Portion Control Cake
    range which was specifically developed for NHS Patient feeding
    where calorie and protein balance is important. Portion Control is
    our Cake of the Month for March 2018.



    You can find more information about Nutrition & Hydration Week
    here https://nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk/

    More information on Our Cake of the Month, Portion Control Cake
    range, can be found here:
    https://wickedcake.co.uk/menu/portion_controlled_cakes/



    https://wickedcake.co.uk/2018/03/05/celebrating-nutrition-hydration-week/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info




    Cont'd ....
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Mar 18, 7:25 AM
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    Part 2 of 2




    12th-18th March

    HOME IMPROVEMENT

    There are few things in life as satisfying as improving your home.
    Home Improvement Week aims to get everyone to try building
    something from scratch and to develop new skills.



    Any home improvement project involves a list of questions before
    you can move forward. What exactly do you want to do? What kind
    of budget do you have? What colour scheme do you want? While
    all of these are important questions, one of the key choices you
    need to make is whether your project is a do-it-yourself job or if
    you need someone to do it for you. To help you decide, here are
    some other questions you should ask yourself to make that
    decision easier.



    Do you have the skills?



    Is it dangerous?



    How long will it take?



    How much will it cost?

    Which of the following would you be confident doing? >>>

    http://www.homeimprovementweek.co.uk/improvement-basics.html

    http://www.homeimprovementweek.co.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info










    National Butchers’ Week 2018 – 12th to 18th March

    One of the most popular events in the butchery calendar, National
    Butchers’ Week is a great opportunity to engage with your
    customers by hosting an event, developing a new product or
    simply reminding your customers about the great quality meat
    available at your shop.

    This will be the 11th year of National Butchers’ Week and it is
    presented by William Reed Business Media, the company behind
    the acclaimed World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, The
    International Wine Challenge and the World Steak Challenge.

    Over the course of the week, we’ll be making an extra effort to
    highlight the great work being done by butchers from around the
    UK that sets them apart from the competition.

    This year’s National Butchers’ Week will focus on the fantastic
    innovation that takes place within butchers’ shops across the land.
    As part of this focus, we are running an innovation competition via
    social media so if you’ve created a new product recently, enter it
    by emailing a picture and brief description to us!

    Be sure to follow National Butchers’ Week on Facebook and Twitter
    using #NationalButchersWeek to keep on top of what’s happening
    in the run-up to the week and perhaps spark some creativity.

    https://www.nationalbutchersweek.co.uk/

    https://meatinfo.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/22051/Butchers__Week_is_back_for_2018.html

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info








    Commonwealth Day 2018

    On 12 March people in Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia,
    the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe will observe
    Commonwealth Day. Faith and civic gatherings, debates, school
    assemblies, flag raising ceremonies, street parties and fashion
    shows are just some of the events they will use to celebrate the
    vast diversity, strong unity and uplifting values that define the
    Commonwealth.

    In London, Head of the Commonwealth Queen Elizabeth II will
    attend a multicultural, multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey
    with a mixture of testimonies, performances and readings from
    throughout the Commonwealth. The event will be broadcast live on
    BBC One from 2.45pm (GMT) and will feature a procession of
    Commonwealth flags, with a young flag bearer representing each
    of the 53 nations of the Commonwealth.

    Attendees will be treated to musical performances from Ghanaian
    drum collective One-Drum, Ngati Ranana London Maori Club,
    Portsmouth Gospel Choir, and British musician Liam Payne. Spoken
    reflections will be given by award-winning spoken word artist
    Jaspreet Kaur, and Dr Andrew Bastawrous, Co-Founder and CEO of
    Peek Vision.

    There will also be online statements from Secretary-General
    Patricia Scotland as well as leading global figures about the
    importance of the family of nations which links the governments,
    people and institutions of the 53 member countries.



    http://thecommonwealth.org/commonwealthday

    ^^ 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 12th Mar 18, 7:34 AM
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    Pyxis
    This week is set to be the busiest week I will have had for many months, so apologies if I am very quiet.

    Am away on a three-day course from today, then a day of appointments, than a one-day course, then the weekend is more AmDram comps, though not quite as intensive as yesterday, and more local!

    Just writing all that has made my head spin!

    Is there a head-spinning emoticon?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Chieveley
    • By Chieveley 12th Mar 18, 7:54 AM
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    Chieveley


    Good luck with the busy week Pyxis. I shall sit and wait for the phone to ring as I got bumped by the hospital on Thursday so no procedure. I've got something on every afternoon until the weekend so partly busy.
    Thanks for still doing the daily list Alfie, muchly appreciated.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 12th Mar 18, 8:08 AM
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    indesisiv
    Nutrition and Hydration Week .... well I've just made a good start on the hydration bit by flooding the kitchen at work. Does that count?
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Mar 18, 8:29 AM
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    Pyxis


    Good luck with the busy week Pyxis. I shall sit and wait for the phone to ring as I got bumped by the hospital on Thursday so no procedure. I've got something on every afternoon until the weekend so partly busy.
    Thanks for still doing the daily list Alfie, muchly appreciated.
    Originally posted by Chieveley
    That's more dazed than head spinning, I would say!

    I'm a fussy beggar!

    I was hoping to find a head with, like, a whirlwind around it! Couldn't find one!
    Or a head spinning round, or something!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Mar 18, 9:48 AM
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    I was hoping to find a head with, like, a whirlwind around it! Couldn't find one!
    Or a head spinning round, or something!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Here's a spinning head - just off to find a whirlwind one!





    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Mar 18, 10:01 AM
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    AlfieBlue

    Good luck with the busy week Pyxis. I shall sit and wait for the phone to ring as I got bumped by the hospital on Thursday so no procedure. I've got something on every afternoon until the weekend so partly busy.
    Thanks for still doing the daily list Alfie, muchly appreciated.
    Originally posted by Chieveley

    It's my pleasure Chieveley - seems this week is
    incredibly busy event wise!


    Sorry to hear that the hospital had bumped you last
    Thursday - hopefully they'll ring soon with another slot.


    I've got to stay in today because I'm expecting a delivery
    but not sure when it'll be arriving. Hope it's soon because
    I really need to get some shopping in after the weekend!
    The cupboards are starting to look bare!


    Have a lovely day - take care.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Mar 18, 10:49 AM
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    I was hoping to find a head with, like, a whirlwind around it! Couldn't find one!
    Or a head spinning round, or something!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    'Fraid this is the best gif I could find of a whirlwind ......






    Or .... how's about this? >>>


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Mar 18, 10:51 AM
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    I had a look too Alfie, your gif is better than the ones I found!
    In fact I REALLY like your gif ....
    Sleazy
    In Vino Veritas, In Aqua Sanitas
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Mar 18, 12:48 PM
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    Nutrition and Hydration Week .... well I've just made a good start on the hydration bit by flooding the kitchen at work. Does that count?
    Originally posted by indesisiv

    Hope the flooding wasn't too bad! Was there any damage?
    Not a good start to your week!


    Hmmm .. I don't really think it'll count though.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Mar 18, 1:03 PM
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    Pyxis



    Or .... how's about this? >>>


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    That conveys quite a good whirly brain idea!
    Sort of mild, confused panic!


    Just spent the entire morning on the phone sorting out a male hen up that a bank managed to do by not paying my credit card bill two weeks ago.

    The bank said they'd sent it, but the card people hadn't received it, and it was a very large amount of money, as I'd paid a holiday balance!

    It was complicated by the fact that my credit card has changed, (not by me) and now has a new number and sort code etc., but the original mistake was the bank's fault.

    Had to make 5 long-distance phone calls, backwards and forwards, going through security each time etc., while people tried to find where my money had gone.

    Luckily, the card people have rescinded the non-payment charge and the interest accrued.

    I only found out because I rang the card people on Saturday to ask something totally unrelated, and they mentioned in passing that I had 'missed' the last payment!

    Anyway, it's sort of sorted now, bank admitted their fault, and card people are happy with an interim small payment from me, pending complete resolution.

    Am exhausted, and am having a lie down before I travel to my residential course.

    I need a cool hand on my fevered brow.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 12-03-2018 at 1:09 PM.
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 12th Mar 18, 1:18 PM
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    indesisiv
    Hope the flooding wasn't too bad! Was there any damage?
    Not a good start to your week!
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Yeah it wasn't too bad, I realised fairly quickly.
    The problem is that where I was based the hot water boiler machine thingy had a built in drain. However, where I am based now it just has a wee tray under it.
    As the boiler has water sitting in it all weekend (and I am normally the first person in) I tend to just drain it off so that the water doesn't taste all metallic. So just set it off emptying until the tray filled up and it started putting water all over the side and floor!
    Doh!
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    • By AlfieBlue 12th Mar 18, 1:54 PM
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    I had a look too Alfie, your gif is better than the ones I found!
    In fact I REALLY like your gif ....
    Originally posted by Sleazy




    I quite like this owl one ....









    I've lost the plot a bit this weekend I'm afraid, but still no alcohol or sugary things at least!
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    I have an admission ......


    I posted this yesterday (in The Compers Inn) on Mother's
    Day ....


    I've received a huge bouquet of my favourite flowers and Mr.
    Fothergill's seed collections from my son. My daughter sent
    a gorgeous personalised painted wooden box (homemade -
    don't know where she finds the time!). Inside it was crammed
    full with scented candles, a Mum's notepad and 2 boxes of
    chocolates. The box will make a lovely keepsake. I'm
    so very proud of them both.


    The icing on the cake is that they're all planning to come &
    stay at mine in a couple of weeks for a fun-filled Easter family
    celebration.



    .... and this today .....


    I had a lovely evening yesterday .... scoffing the chocs,
    enjoying a couple of drinkies with scented candles
    on the go.






    One choc box down - one to go! Will be polishing that off
    tonight.


    So my big no-no to chocolate swiftly changed to a big YES-YES!


    And then there's the annual Easter Egg Hunt.









    Phew what a day!

    Very early start, and with a potentially disastrous occurrence (but ended up ok in the end).


    There was some extremely keen competition, and one group in particular were very good and kept stealing the wins, even though we got very, very close a couple of times, and got some great comments from the judges, but then finally we won one!

    Hurray!


    (Then a hairy drive home on a torrential motorway, but luckily everyone behaved themselves!), and am now in duvet mode with the last of the fast days calories being munched!)
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    Brilliant! Very well done!!








    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Mar 18, 11:00 PM
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    It was funny this morning, because I read Chieveley's head spinning post, then as I phrased my reply, on the TV I heard "Chieveley"!

    They were talking about traffic I think!

    It was a spooky moment!
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Mar 18, 6:13 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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





    British Sign Language is Britain’s fourth indigenous language

    Let’s celebrate Sign Language Week!

    Share what makes you proud of British Sign Language!

    We want to know what makes you proud? It could be something
    involving the deaf community, or it could be to do with language
    and communication. It can be anything at all that makes you
    proud!

    You can film yourself on your mobile phone but remember to film it
    landscape view (horizontal) only. Also we’d prefer if you recorded
    it with both your hands free. So please prop your phone on
    something so we can clearly see both your hands in your message.

    We want to see your prideful statement in all its glory! You can
    create your own short video and upload here – tap on the “Upload
    your video” button now. Your video and contents will be added on
    the ‘Hall of Fame‘!



    Events & Activities

    Check and see all of the planned activities during the Sign
    Language Week including BSL Pride Day, ‘Power in Our Hands‘ film,
    information sessions and seminars, tours, workshops including a
    well-known deaf dancer Chris Fonseca, Audrey Cameron on
    scientific experiments, and number of inspiring deaf people –>>

    See Events & Activities page >>>



    What is BDA Sign Language Week?

    To coincide with the anniversary of BSL Recognition Day (18
    March) the British Deaf Association (BDA) holds a nationwide Sign
    Language Week, celebrating our beautiful and unique language,
    British Sign Language (BSL). Sign Language Week is designed to
    raise awareness of the United Kingdom’s Deaf community and
    provide a platform for Deaf people to proudly promote their
    language and culture.

    WHY NOT LEARN SOME BSL >>>



    http://signlanguageweek.org.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    Timber Hill Gardens

    A beautiful garden and woodland park



    Our next NGS Open Day is Saturday 17 March 2018, 11am-4pm

    Reduced Admission on the day only £5.00, children are free.

    About Timber Hill Garden Open Day

    Spring bulbs, especially daffodils and spectacular camellias in the
    woodland – a day out in Chobham, Surrey with wonderful views of
    Woking and the North Downs.

    Afternoon teas, coffee and homemade cakes and light
    refreshments in our cosy Surrey barn.

    Children’s nature trail.



    Proceeds from entrance fees on the day will go to the National
    Garden Scheme, and proceeds raised from teas and light
    refreshments will go to two local dementia charities - The Orchard
    Dementia Centre (supported by Eagle Radio), and Art in Mind
    programme at the Lightbox charities.

    Our story

    The Sealy family have lived at Timber Hill since 1951. The land has
    changed in this time beyond recognition from a simple small
    holding to a park with beautiful mature gardens. This has been the
    result of the huge interest and enthusiasm of the current
    occupants as well as a longstanding, committed and
    knowledgeable gardener. Many years were spent clearing
    enormous brambles and fallen trees. Vast areas of Rh Ponticum
    were chopped down but enough was left to create shelter-belts for
    younger shrubs and bulbs. Some 220 camellias have been planted
    and a few dozen rhododendrons besides, as well as thousands of
    bulbs.



    Several factors have really influenced the development of this land
    in most recent years. The increased use of machinery has made
    gardening activities more efficient. Our understanding of which
    plants grow really well on this ground has improved. The annual
    garden openings have provided a target to work towards and
    excitingly the garden seems to get better every year.



    https://www.timberhillgarden.com/open-days-2018

    https://www.ngs.org.uk/

    ^^ 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
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