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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
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    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread
    • #1
    • 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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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 8th Apr 18, 11:56 AM
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    joansgirl
    I don't do all this hugging stuff either. Back off bud, that's my personal space. There was a thing on FB about how to avoid a hug....



    As for falling off the diet wagon....mine has crashed and burned
    But I AM trying to regain my strength (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it )
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .


    Finito
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Apr 18, 1:00 PM
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    Not a good diet weekend for me either ...
    Today won't be good either (I've already decided)
    Tomorrow I'll get back on track ....

    In my defense, it would have been rude not to have eaten any of the cheese my in-laws sent, or drink any of the wine that I myself watched being made in the autumn ...

    On the subject of 'hugs' ... apparently when I was a baby, my Grandmother used to call me 'Ramrod' because of how I stiffened up when being picked up ... . Now, I suppose that I can be tactile, but depends who with and to what extent. There's an Italian guy I bump into sometimes (from Italy, not born here), and even if it's on the bus he insists on hugging and kissing me on both my cheeks. Just to clear up any misunderstandings, he's getting married this month in Italy and I do know his fiancee as well, although I don't think I've ever kissed her.

    Just thought of an Italian joke, but will post it on funny money rather than here ...

    Talking too much again today, didn't show my face yesterday ... that's how it is at the moment ....
    I (usually) do whatever the little voices in my wife's head tell me to
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Apr 18, 1:15 PM
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    Pyxis
    I don't do all this hugging stuff either. Back off bud, that's my personal space. There was a thing on FB about how to avoid a hug....



    As for falling off the diet wagon....mine has crashed and burned
    But I AM trying to regain my strength (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it )
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Well me too, inasmuch as I had intended to have a fast day yesterday, but I wasn't feeling well, so I didn't, and the same again today.... ( sore throats and just feeling ill).

    So I've only had one fast day this week,
    and
    missed an AmDram practice.
    Not a good diet weekend for me either ...
    Today won't be good either (I've already decided)
    Tomorrow I'll get back on track ....

    In my defense, it would have been rude not to have eaten any of the cheese my in-laws sent, or drink any of the wine that I myself watched being made in the autumn ...

    On the subject of 'hugs' ... apparently when I was a baby, my Grandmother used to call me 'Ramrod' because of how I stiffened up when being picked up ... . Now, I suppose that I can be tactile, but depends who with and to what extent. There's an Italian guy I bump into sometimes (from Italy, not born here), and even if it's on the bus he insists on hugging and kissing me on both my cheeks. Just to clear up any misunderstandings, he's getting married this month in Italy and I do know his fiancee as well, although I don't think I've ever kissed her.

    Just thought of an Italian joke, but will post it on funny money rather than here ...

    Talking too much again today, didn't show my face yesterday ... that's how it is at the moment ....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Oh, Italian men hug and kiss everyone and have done for generations. It's the custom.

    And you aren't talking too much. If anyone is, it's me. My posts seem to be really long at the moment... ramble ramble. Not just on this thread, either.



    Have been watching a repeat of Onedin line, and they mentioned sea-pie, which was served to James O. on board the Charlotte Rhodes.

    I'd never heard of sea-pie so I googled it.
    It was a pie of layered meats cooked for sailors.

    What is really, really interesting (for me, anyway!) is that it was a Quèbècois dish (Canadian French) called Cipaille, which meant 'six layers', referring to the six layers of different meats, and cipaille in French is pronounced................. sea pie!

    How cool is that!





    Last edited by Pyxis; 08-04-2018 at 1:21 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 8th Apr 18, 6:30 PM
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    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Apr 18, 6:58 PM
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    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    She's looking very dogeared!

    I'm soooo funny!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Apr 18, 7:01 PM
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    Please tell me, why, on these memes, is it that where there should be an apostrophe, they don't put one, and where there shouldn't be an apostrophe, they do put one?

    They have a 50% chance of getting it right, BUT THEY NEVER DO!
    Screeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmm!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Apr 18, 7:11 PM
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    She's looking very dogeared!

    I'm soooo funny!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Are you now?
    (Actually, you are sometimes)
    I (usually) do whatever the little voices in my wife's head tell me to
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Apr 18, 5:57 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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




    The tenth Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week will take place from
    the 9-15 April 2018. This important annual campaign is an
    opportunity to raise awareness of male specific cancers – prostate,
    testicular and penile cancer – and to provide practical advice,
    support and information on the detection, diagnosis and treatment
    of these diseases. Throughout Orchid Male Cancer Awareness
    Week a range of activities will be taking place.

    https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/news/male-cancer-awareness-week-2018/

    Campaigns

    Throughout Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week a range of
    activities will be taking place including:

    · Prostate Cancer Report. Prostate cancer is the most common
    cancer in men in the UK. It is predicated to become the most
    common cancer in the UK by 2030. The Week will see the launch
    of a new report “Prostate Cancer Britain’s Growing Problem” with a
    call for urgent action to be taken to address the challenges we
    face.

    · Survey. Over 50,000 men in the UK will be diagnosed with a
    male specific cancer in the next 12 months. Despite advances in
    treatment and increased awareness, there are still many
    misconceptions about these diseases. An independent survey has
    been commissioned to gain insight into general awareness of male
    specific cancers. The results of the survey will be launched at the
    start of the Week.

    · Roadshows and health information events. Our popular
    community Roadshows and health information events will be
    taking place across the UK.

    · Raising Awareness. A new Male Cancer Awareness Week
    poster and resource pack has been designed for use in companies,
    health centres, schools, colleges, libraries, sports centres and
    shopping centres.



    Orchid River Run. The annual Orchid River Run takes place on the
    evening of Wednesday, 11 April. Join runners for a beautiful run
    along the River Thames. Starting and finishing at Paternoster
    Square outside St Paul’s. Sign up and join the fun.

    Help raise awareness of male specific cancers

    There are many ways you can support Orchid Male Cancer
    Awareness Week. We can provide you with free leaflets,
    Factsheets, resource packs, newsletters and display materials or
    help you organise a health information event. Visit our website for
    more information or contact us on 0203 745 7310.

    https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/about-us/press-office/campaigns/

    https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/penile-cancer/

    https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/testicular-cancer/

    https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/prostate-cancer/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    Need an epic bank holiday challenge to suggest to friends? We've
    got that covered. It’s the London 2 Brighton Challenge, where you
    get to walk, jog, or run 100km from London to, you guessed it,
    Brighton.

    26/27 May 2018

    The route covers various terrains and takes you through the heart
    of Surrey and Sussex and over the South Downs. There are pace
    walkers, physios and medics dotted along the way to help out if
    need be. And you’ll be well looked after with drinks and energy
    snacks provided every 12.5km, plus food stops every 25km. After
    you’ve walked, jogged or sprinted across the finish line, take a
    well-earned break and refuel with a delicious Brighton brunch.

    Walk it at a pace that suits you

    Choose your distance - it's your challenge!

    Free hot meals, free drinks & snacks en-route

    Pace walkers, marshals, medics, massage

    Corporate packages available; round up your colleagues!

    Finishers medal, T shirt, glass of bubbly!

    Relay option available (except for Isle of Wight Challenge)

    SIGN UP FOR LONDON 2 BRIGHTON >>>



    https://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/find-a-fundraising-event/london-2-brighton-challenge

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info








    Donate. Save Britain's bees. Get your Bee Saver Kit today.




    What you get in the kit:

    Wildflower seeds – grow bee food so your neighbourhood bees
    don't go hungry.

    A garden planner – to help you create a bee-friendly garden all
    year round.

    A bee spotter guide – so you can identify your new garden visitors.

    Step by step guide - full of useful hints and tips for saving bees.

    Bee postcards - to send to your loved ones



    Why we need to help bees

    Bees pollinate flowers, plants and crops that support other species
    (including humans). Without bees, our economy and the future
    wellbeing of our children and grandchildren would be at risk.

    That's why it's so worrying that 13 bee species have become
    extinct in the UK since 1900 and a further 35 are on the
    threatened species list.

    Three reasons Britain's bees need your help today:

    The loss of habitat is the most pressing problem facing British
    bees: 97% of our vital grasslands have been lost in the past 60
    years.

    Bees pollinate 75% of our main food crops worldwide, including
    some of our favourite produce like apples, strawberries and
    tomatoes.

    Scientists estimate that it would cost over £1.8 billion every single
    year to pollinate UK crops by hand.

    Our bees need YOU - GET YOUR BEE SAVER KIT >>>



    How Friends of the Earth helps bees with your donation



    Awareness

    We raise public awareness about bee decline, and educate people
    on why it’s so important to save our bees.



    Pesticides

    We work with bee-friendly farmers to show the government and
    other farmers that our crops can grow without bee-harming
    pesticides.



    Government

    We put bees on the political agenda and continue to influence our
    government to commit to protecting bees.



    Habitat

    We send out thousands of packets of wildflower seeds each year,
    encouraging the public to provide more habitat for bees.

    https://friendsoftheearth.uk/bees/donate-save-britains-bees-get-your-bee-saver-kit-today

    ^^ 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 9th Apr 18, 8:17 AM
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    Pyxis
    Still not feeling very well, so prob won't post much today.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Apr 18, 8:32 AM
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    Good Morning Alphabettys.
    I'll try to remember to "Be brave, be bold", but probably not up to many challenges today . Physically ok, but emotionally labile.
    Sorry to hear that you're still not well Pyxis and wish you a speedy recovery!
    I (usually) do whatever the little voices in my wife's head tell me to
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Apr 18, 8:42 AM
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    Back to the hugging thingy - my sister is over visiting the UK for a week and staying at my mum's for a couple of nights before she returns to Bulgaria. I popped in to see her on the way to breakfast at Wetherspoons and of course she wanted a hug . But at least there wasn't any "mwah mwah", so it was ok - only see her once or twice a year anyway.
    I (usually) do whatever the little voices in my wife's head tell me to
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Apr 18, 2:37 PM
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    Wife carrying?
    I'd quite like to give that a go - sounds fun.
    On the basis however that Mrs Sleazy would never, ever, agree to such a humiliation, and the probability being that I would drop her anyway .... is there a volunteer anywhere that I could team up with for next time?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Well, there's the potential for hanging upside down and being dropped on one's head and/or dropped on one's head into mud and/or hosed down with hosepipe jets, ..........

    Crumbs! What's not to like?
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    Guess what I've been watching today on the 'This Morning'
    programme, ITV!




    The 11th UK Wife Carrying Race


    Eva & Nik Speakman had entered - Eva felt sick as soon as
    the race had started, and vowed never to do it again!
    I think they came 29th'ish!

    https://www.speakman.tv/


    However ......

    Woman injured during wife-carrying race after being dropped on her head.

    A woman was injured after she was dropped on her head in front
    of shocked onlookers during an annual wife-carrying race.
    Christopher Burke slipped in muddy conditions during the 11th UK
    Wife Carrying Race and fell onto his wife Kate who was being
    carried upside down on his back.

    She was treated by medics at the scene in Dorking, Surrey before
    being stretchered away on a spinal board with her neck in a brace.

    According to Christopher, Kate damaged her ligaments in
    yesterday’s fall and is said to be recovering. He wrote online: ‘Kate
    sustained ligament damage and bruising, but she will be okay once
    she’s rested.’

    Robert McCaffrey, race organiser, said: ‘I was running in the race
    myself, and found it very hard going, with some slippery areas
    after this morning’s rain. ‘They were very unlucky to slip and even
    unluckier to sustain an injury. ‘All partners being carried are
    required under the race rules to wear a crash helmet, and all
    competitors are warned that wife carrying – although supposed to
    be fun – is a potentially dangerous activity.’

    Runners from around the world took part in the race yesterday,
    which was won by British pair Chris Hepworth and Tanisha Price
    from West Drayton, London.

    The pair set a course record of 1.37 and said they will take part in
    the World Wife Carrying Championships in Finland, in July. Second
    place was won by Chris and Rebecca Lamb, in third was Vytautas
    Kirkliauskas and Neringa Kirkliauskiene from Lithuania and in
    fourth was multiple North American Wife Carrying champion John
    Lund and Paris Deesing. Race organisers described the course,
    which is run over a distance of 380 metres and includes a 15
    metre descent, as ‘very tough’.

    They say the event originated in the UK more than 12 centuries
    ago when Viking raiders ‘rampaged into Lindisfarne’, destroyed the
    monastery and ‘carrying off unwilling local wenches.’ The event
    was re-introduced into the UK by the UK Wife Carrying Race in
    2008.

    Another competitor dislocated his shoulder but still finished the
    race, organisers added.


    http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/09/woman-injured-wife-carrying-race-dropped-head-7451740/

    ^^ A few fairly decent photos here ^^

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5591281/Woman-injured-partner-drops-HEAD-UK-Wife-Carrying-championships.html

    ^^ & here ^^

    https://www.rexfeatures.com/livefeed/2018/04/08/uk_wife_carrying_race,_dorking?


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Apr 18, 2:39 PM
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    Still not feeling very well, so prob won't post much today.
    Originally posted by Pyxis




    Good Morning Alphabettys.
    I'll try to remember to "Be brave, be bold", but probably not up to many challenges today . Physically ok, but emotionally labile.
    Sorry to hear that you're still not well Pyxis and wish you a speedy recovery!
    Originally posted by Sleazy




    Take care both.



    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Apr 18, 4:30 PM
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    Oops ..... almost forgot ......


    Happy National Unicorn Day



    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/scotland-now/celebrate-national-unicorn-day-spotting-10189967

    http://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/travel-and-adventure/2018/01/why-unicorn-alive-well-and-scotland



    http://www.frigateunicorn.org/





    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Apr 18, 7:58 PM
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    Well ... confession time mes amis!

    Just had a glass of cava (well I couldn't let wife drink the whole bottle on her own as she normally would, could I ). Plus I bought a bottle of supposedly alcohol free cabernet sauvignon from Sainsbob's earlier - reading the label, "less than 0.5% alcohol", so near enough.

    As I'm feeling rather sorry for myself today. I'll probably drink the bottle I reckon. Also bought 4 x Belgian chocolate eclairs for wife, but forced myself to eat one

    Saw Colin had posted on the music thread a couple of days ago, so he is still around (somewhere)! Hope that he's ok.
    I (usually) do whatever the little voices in my wife's head tell me to
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 9th Apr 18, 8:12 PM
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    Saw Colin had posted on the music thread a couple of days ago, so he is still around (somewhere)! Hope that he's ok.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    He's on his holibobs Sleazy.
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .


    Finito
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Apr 18, 8:15 PM
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    Sleazy
    Oh, and I've just cut and diced myself a big chunk of smoked cheese too.
    The 'wine' is hardly drinkable though - won't be buying it again.
    Last edited by Sleazy; 09-04-2018 at 8:18 PM. Reason: removed image as too big
    I (usually) do whatever the little voices in my wife's head tell me to
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Apr 18, 8:20 PM
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    Sleazy
    He's on his holibobs Sleazy.
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Thanks Joan, hopefully somewhere warmer and drier than here (I felt cold today although it wasn't) ...
    I (usually) do whatever the little voices in my wife's head tell me to
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 10th Apr 18, 7:58 AM
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    Thanks Joan, hopefully somewhere warmer and drier than here (I felt cold today although it wasn't) ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    A swimming pool would be drier than here today!
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Apr 18, 8:05 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful
    and traditional Tuesday!


    Parkinson's Awareness Week



    Parkinson's Awareness Week is our annual opportunity to come
    together and raise awareness of Parkinson's across the UK.

    In previous years we have used Parkinson's Awareness Week as an
    opportunity to:

    - reach more people affected by the condition

    - raise funds for vital research into better treatments

    - change public attitudes towards Parkinson's

    - raise awareness of the services and support available to anyone
    affected by the condition

    WORLD PARKINSON'S DAY

    In 2018 we will be focusing our efforts on World Parkinson's Day
    on Wednesday 11 April, to raise awareness of the condition.



    https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/get-involved/parkinsons-awareness-week




    Millions of people across the world are living with Parkinson’s right
    now. But does the rest of the world know what it is?

    On 11 April 2018, people affected by the condition around the
    world are coming together on a bigger scale than ever.

    We're weaving stories from around the world together to create a
    film that uncovers what living with Parkinson's truly is.

    This World Parkinson’s Day, let's #UniteForParkinsons.



    Will you join us?

    On 11 April, help us spread the message using the hashtag
    #UniteForParkinsons.

    Share our film on the story of Parkinson's launching on World
    Parkinson's Day.

    Share your own story. Take a look at our video guidelines for tips
    on making your own video to share on the day.

    Download our user guide to find more ways to join us.



    On World Parkinson's Day, get involved online.

    Check back for the launch of our film on the story of Parkinson's.

    Use the hashtag #UniteForParkinsons on Facebook, Twitter,
    Instagram or any social channel.

    Use the #UniteForParkinsons image or Twibbon on your social
    profiles.

    Encourage your friends and followers to get involved too.

    Share a message about why you're uniting for Parkinson's.



    Not on social media? There are lots of ways to get involved offline
    too!

    Use our key messages (available in our downloadable toolkit) to
    tell local and national press about the day and what you are doing
    to support it.

    Write your own blog posts or newsletters about what you are doing
    to mark World Parkinson's Day.

    Use our printable image on bags, badges, t-shirts, stickers and
    posters for your event. Download the print-friendly logo.



    https://uniteforparkinsons.org/#world-parkinsons-day

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    James Parkinson is most famous for publishing 'An Essay on the
    Shaking Palsy' in 1817, which established Parkinson's as a
    recognised medical condition.

    He was a pioneer not only in medicine but also in his scientific and
    political interests.

    The son of an apothecary and surgeon, he was born on 11 April
    1755. This is why we hold Parkinson's Awareness Week in April
    each year, and 11 April is now World Parkinson's Day.

    James Parkinson studied at the London Hospital Medical College,
    qualifying as a surgeon in 1784 when he was 29.

    After the death of his father in 1784, James Parkinson took over 1
    Hoxton Square in Shoreditch, London, where he lived most of his
    life and practised medicine.

    A commemorative blue plaque can be seen on the house that now
    stands on the site.

    https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/james-parkinson

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    World Homeopathy Awareness Week



    World Homeopathy Awareness Week is celebrated annually
    between April 10th and April 16th. Organised by the World
    Homeopathy Awareness Organisation, the week is a celebration of
    both homeopaths and those who have been healed with
    homeopathy. The date of 10th April was chosen to mark the start
    of this event as it is the birthday of Dr Samuel Hahnemann, the
    German physician who is credited with creating homeopathy.

    Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine that uses small,
    highly diluted doses of natural substances to trigger the bodies
    own healing abilities.

    During the week, there are free public events held across the
    world, such as lectures, media interviews and free and reduced-
    price clinics. Information and testimonials about the use of
    homeopathy will also be shared on social media platforms such as
    Facebook and Twitter as well as in the mainstream media.

    The primary goals of World Homeopathy Awareness Week are to
    raise public awareness of homoeopathy and improve accessibility
    to homeopathy.

    The World Homeopathy Awareness Organisation is a not for profit
    organisation, run by volunteers.

    If you are interested in learning more about Homeopathy and how
    to get involved in World Homeopathy Week, further information
    can be found at www.worldhomeopathy.org

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






    In celebration of all those who have healed with Homeopathy,
    homeopaths and supporters share education and accessibility of
    homeopathy around the world, beginning on Dr. Samuel
    Hahnemann's Birthday every year.

    During World Homeopathy Awareness Week (WHAW) free public
    events such as lectures, media interviews, volunteer first-aid at
    sports events, free & reduced clinics, written materials, pieces on
    Twitter and Facebook, publication articles and much more are
    shared in over 40 countries.

    Through more awareness and access to homeopathy resulting in
    profoundly improved health, the paradigm in the understanding of
    healing and healthcare can truly shift.

    Join us! April 10th – April 16th every year. This year April 2018 we
    are celebrating our 14th World Homeopathic Awareness Week.

    This year's theme is "Homeopathy for Pregnancy and Childbirth".

    Find out how to participate or support World Homeopathic
    Awareness Week (WHAW).



    http://www.worldhomeopathy.org/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Siblings day, usually held on the 10th of April is a holiday that
    celebrates siblings relationships. April 10th is fast approaching,
    and you should probably be calling your siblings to hatch up a plan
    on how to spend the day. Siblings are an incredible gift from God
    and anyone who has a brother or sister should not let the day just
    pass by without celebrating them.

    Unfortunately, siblings day is not recognized by federal
    governments and the day is therefore not necessarily a national
    holiday. That means you’ll have to wake up and get to work just
    like any other day. However, that is not a reason not to celebrate
    it. You can always take time off your busy schedule and get
    together with your siblings for some quality time.



    America has been proactive in trying to get the day recognized as
    a national holiday by federal governments. 49 states in the United
    States have been in the forefront pushing for this agenda. India
    and Australia have also made inroads in getting the day marked
    appropriately.

    The siblings day organization has also made tremendous efforts to
    get this important holiday recognized. The holiday is an invention
    of one Claudia Evart, who invented it in a bid to celebrate the lives
    of her sister and brother who had died while still young.It is not
    every day that we get to be with our siblings especially when we
    grow up. Get involved in the national siblings day and take time to
    appreciate your brother or sister. You can join the conversation
    about siblings day through the hashtag #NationalSiblingsDay

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

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





    Tatworth Candle Auction


    Ye Olde Poppe Inn

    There is a very old custom held at “The Poppe Inn” every year
    called Stowell Court, when during the burning of an inch of candle
    a field called Stowell Mead is let by auction for one year. The
    candle is placed on a wooden platter, dated 1832, lighted by the
    steward and the bidding begins ....

    STOWELL MEADOW & STOWELL COURT

    Between Forton and Tatworth, east of Forton Lane, lies a meadow
    watered by springs rising on its borders. This meadow is the last
    part of the vast 'common' land enclosed in 1819. In Stowell mead
    several nearby farmers had the right to pasture cattle, but in the
    1820's changes in land ownership allowed too many men with
    grazing rights and the meadow suffered from being over stocked.

    In 1832 the holders of 'rights' met and decided to have their
    properties valued fixing the proportions of their rights. They
    decided also thereafter to let the meadow for an annual rent, and
    that the rent when received was to be divided among the rights
    holders in proportions agreen in the valuation.

    So, in 1832 a tradition was born. The farmers met, entitling their
    meeting 'Stowell Court', had their auction of the meadow for one
    year and in the following year shared out the proceeds. They
    agreed that the auction should commence when a tallow candle,
    precisely one inch long, was lit and that the last bidder before the
    light failed would be the meadow tenant for the following year.

    The tradition was that on the first Tuesday after April 6th each
    year, the court assembles at seven, at the Poppe Inn, elects its
    chairman and clerk, carries on its business, has supper of bread
    and cheese, watercress from the meadow and sufficient beer. The
    clerk then lights the candle, bidding commences and court
    members are forbidden to rise from their seats (except on
    payment of a fine) until the candlewick finally collapses and is
    drowned in the hot tallow. The clerk records the last bidder and a
    member 'stands bond', for the new tenant to ensure that the rent
    is duly paid. New members to the court are termed 'colts' and
    have to pay a 'colting fee' on their first attendance.

    Before alterations at the pub, the court met in a closed room and
    the door was ceremoniously locked before business started and
    latecomers were fined. The locked doors started the legend that
    the court met in 'a secrete room' It was strongly rumoured that
    the court had a history of hundreds of years and that all records
    before 1832 had been burned by a clerk of the court who fell out
    with other members.



    What is true for the past number of years is that, although the
    auction is still carried out, supper is now more liberal, that very
    little of the rent remains for the payout after drinks have been
    consumed and that an adjournment to the skittle alley has ended
    the proceedings.



    Stowell Court is now managed as a Site of Special Scientific
    Interest under English Nature, as meadowland which is treated
    with no fertiliser, pesticide or herbicide, and so still contains many
    plants generally rare in the countryside.

    http://www.tatworthandfortonparishcouncil.org.uk/Tatworth-Forton-PC/parish_tales__and__stowell_court-18363.aspx

    http://www.tatworthandforton.co.uk/Businesses/109/Ye-Olde-Poppe-Inn.html

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





    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
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