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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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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 10th Apr 18, 8:24 AM
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    In celebration of all those who have healed with Homeopathy
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue


    I've corrected that for you.

    In a celebration of all of those who have been healed by their own power of the mind!
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 10th Apr 18, 8:44 AM
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    Morning Bettys

    I must be getting better as I slept a whole 4 hours last night!

    I need to weigh myself as well as I've been eating like a horse
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Apr 18, 9:26 AM
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    Morning Bettys

    I must be getting better as I slept a whole 4 hours last night!

    I need to weigh myself as well as I've been eating like a horse
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    Good Morning Alphabetty's ....
    I'd settle for eating like a horse - the past 3 days I've been eating like a pig!
    Just too much and too many of what should have been 'treats'.
    It's done now and will continue to try - nutritionalist tomorrow so I guess that I will have to weigh myself in the morning ...

    Ultimus Romanorum
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 10th Apr 18, 9:46 AM
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    Oh I had to weigh myself for the first time in a long time yesterday as I needed my weight to work out my power calculation for cycling.

    Turns out I weigh a lot less than I thought
    I thought I was in the region of 13-14 stone ... But I am actually just under 12.5
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Apr 18, 9:50 AM
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    I've corrected that for you.

    In a celebration of all of those who have been healed by their own power of the mind!
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Now, I know that Homeopathy has been discredited in recent years, but look at it this way:

    If people could heal themselves with the power of their own mind alone, they would.
    Most people, though, need guided help, be it hypnotherapy, meditation, mindfulness, imagery, homeopathy or anything else. Even some proprietary medicines are thought to have only a placebo effect.

    My view is that if a method works for some people and helps them to feel better, then it works! The mechanism by which it works, whether chemical or placebo, is irrelevant! Something has to kickstart the mind into healing the body, and if someone can't do that on their own, then there's no harm in someone else helping them to do it, and getting paid for it, imo.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Apr 18, 10:16 AM
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    I do 'believe' in the healing power of the mind, but agree that sometimes a little help may be needed ...

    I keep imagining that I'm about 13 stone. I really want to be, I believe I can be, but when I get on the scales, reality hits home! I know it's not quite the same ...

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Apr 18, 10:23 AM
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    I do 'believe' in the healing power of the mind, but agree that sometimes a little help may be needed ...

    I keep imagining that I'm about 13 stone. I really want to be, I believe I can be, but when I get on the scales, reality hits home! I know it's not quite the same ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    But....really wanting to be is half the battle........

    Anyway, look at what you've achieved so far!


    Being unwell for the last four days has set me back...... only one fast day last week and less active, plus having got in a load of dairy-free stuff to try, my calorie intake has actually been higher!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Apr 18, 10:27 AM
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    That could be my excuse for the last three days!
    I was eating out of sympathy for you!
    Can I eat today as well please? I still have two blueberry muffins from Sainsbob's, they are gluten and wheat free ......

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Apr 18, 10:35 AM
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    That could be my excuse for the last three days!
    I was eating out of sympathy for you!
    Can I eat today as well please? I still have two blueberry muffins from Sainsbob's, they are gluten and wheat free ......
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    ...... and the sugar and fat content?


    When I first realised how calorific muffins were, I was amazed! And horrified! How come they have so many?

    Anyway, I haven't eaten one since.
    (They are too sweet for me, anyway!)



    I've developed an urge for making some bread. I chucked out some very old flour from my store cupboard the other day, and it made me think about bread-making. So I thought maybe I'd have a go while the heating is still on. (I don't have an airing cupboard, so will have to leave it to rise by a radiator).

    I haven't made any for well over 20years, so it should be interesting.

    I will order some flour and stuff from my veg people.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Apr 18, 10:42 AM
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    288 calories per muffin - shocking I know! What made me buy them?
    The pastries that my wife brought home from her parents . I dread to think about it ...

    I used to have a bread maker but never had much success. I also liked to bake banana cakes which admittedly were rather yummy, but haven't felt like baking for absolutely ages ....

    Ultimus Romanorum
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Apr 18, 10:56 AM
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    Pyxis
    288 calories per muffin - shocking I know! What made me buy them?
    The pastries that my wife brought home from her parents . I dread to think about it ...

    I used to have a bread maker but never had much success. I also liked to bake banana cakes which admittedly were rather yummy, but haven't felt like baking for absolutely ages ....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I'll have to dust the cobwebs off my baking tins!

    I stopped making cakes ages ago, as I ate them all!
    Once in a blue moon I get a scone-making urge, eat them all, and then that's that for a while.

    At least bread doesn't have sugar in it!
    I'll probably make one loaf, it'll take ages to make, will no doubt be soggy in the middle, and that will be that for a few more years!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Apr 18, 12:13 PM
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    Scones? Cheese scones?
    I have made those too ....
    Give me a scone and I'll do (almost) anything!

    Came home and 'helped' eat the last Apple pastry, so diet gone for today. Bought drinks for wife (cava and pear cider), but I still have my alcohol free delight in the fridge! Not sure now about the muffins, but I hate wasting food so will probably either eat them later or in the morning if they're still edible.

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Apr 18, 1:36 PM
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    Yay! You're all feeling a tad better!




    I'll have to dust the cobwebs off my baking tins!

    I stopped making cakes ages ago, as I ate them all!
    Once in a blue moon I get a scone-making urge, eat them all, and then that's that for a while.

    At least bread doesn't have sugar in it!
    I'll probably make one loaf, it'll take ages to make, will no doubt be soggy in the middle, and that will be that for a few more years!
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    You've reminded me of my children's Kindergarten days! The
    Head insisted on baking bread every term, to be shared out
    between the parents! It was inedible, as hard as a brick!

    We didn't dare tell her because she was such a sweet pea.


    On a different note .... I'm really looking forward to watching
    this programme next Monday:


    https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3029819/queens-green-planet-documentary-sees-queen-and-david-attenborough-discuss-climate-change


    And, as it's Bluebell season ....





    Bluebell Time - Enid Blyton

    Oh, bluebell time is here again
    And every little elf
    Has picked a tiny bell to make
    A bonnet for herself!

    And all the brownies pick them too
    To ring them as they go,
    Jingle-jingle, hear the tune,
    The prettiest one they know!

    I'd like to creep into the wood
    And see the bonnets blue,
    And hear the bluebells ringing loud,
    I wish I could - don't you?





    https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/things-to-do/walking/bluebell-woods/


    Toodle-oo

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Apr 18, 4:58 PM
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    Ooh yes! The Queens forest thing! Yes, I want to watch that too!

    She's got a devilish sense of humour, has our Queen!

    Did you see her when Attenborough mentioned the sundial in the shade? She had such a twinkle in her eye!

    Good old Queen!



    Oh Sleazy, just eat the last muffin! Then you can start being SensibleDiet Sleazy tomorrow.

    I think we've all gone off the rails a bit this last week!

    I'm hoping to do a fast day tomorrow, but am still not 100% so will have to see.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Apr 18, 6:22 PM
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    ... Oh Sleazy, just eat the last muffin! Then you can start being SensibleDiet Sleazy tomorrow.
    ...
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    You know what, I don't feel like it now

    Went out earlier and bought a berry pot so intend to snack on that later, and for dinner I intend to have a Glamorgan Vegetarian Sausage with a 1 egg omelette and a side salad of tomato and spring onion.

    Walked about 5000 steps so far today, so may go out later and walk more as it's brightened up ...

    Ultimus Romanorum
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Apr 18, 5:56 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!




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    Open Gardens

    An incredible £3,300 was raised in 2017 following our three
    summer open afternoons at our gardens in Beech Hill, Berkshire,
    making it one of the most successful years so far!

    This year we are doing it all over again and will be having FOUR
    open garden afternoons in 2018 all running between 2pm and 4pm
    with entrance by donation. They are on....

    Friday April 13

    Tuesday July 31

    Wednesday August 22

    Monday September 17

    You can be sure of a warm welcome from client gardeners, staff
    and volunteers and rest assured we will be serving tea and
    delicious home-made cakes!

    Some pictures from our open gardens last year:













    https://www.thrive.org.uk/trunkwell-berkshire.aspx




    Thrive Beech Hill



    Thrive's head office and gardens are in the village of Beech Hill,
    near Reading, Berkshire, also known as Trunkwell Gardens (we are
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    Client gardeners travel here from across Berkshire, North
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    1 and we are always delighted when gardeners move on to further
    study, to use their skills as a volunteer or to get a job in
    horticulture.



    Trunkwell is also home to our Garden Gallery - five small gardens
    designed around a specific disability showing how design and
    planting can meet those needs.

    We also run a number of programmes off site.

    Here's what we're doing at the moment:

    Pots and Petals - therapeutic gardening for young people with
    profound and multiple learning disabilities

    The Vyne - in close partnership with The National Trust we carry
    out conservation work and also maintain areas within the walled
    garden

    Sandham Memorial Chapel - we look after the garden of reflection
    at this Grade 1 listed chapel

    Life After Stroke - rehabilitation for stroke survivors

    Breathing Green Air - in association with the British Lung
    Foundation, for those with breathing difficulties. First programme
    completed in 2017, will run again in 2018

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    please get in touch on on 0118 988 4844 or email
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    ^^ Please refer to links for further info





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

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
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    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Apr 18, 8:29 AM
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    MSE is ver', ver' slow at the moment.....something they are doing, so am giving up for a while.



    Will try laters!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 11-04-2018 at 8:32 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Apr 18, 8:50 AM
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    Morning All.
    Something I saw on BBC website earlier. Parkinson's isn't just an old persons disease. This poor guy has had it since a child.

    www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-43717714

    Ultimus Romanorum
    Descendit Sed Ex
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Apr 18, 6:21 PM
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    Morning All.
    Something I saw on BBC website earlier. Parkinson's isn't just an old persons disease. This poor guy has had it since a child.

    www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-43717714
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Poor Alex, so young.


    http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/younger-people-parkinsons


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Apr 18, 6:30 PM
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    When I hear a story like that, makes me stop and think that my life isn't so bad after all. "Count your blessings" as the saying goes.

    Ultimus Romanorum
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