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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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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Apr 18, 7:19 PM
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    Well, didn't exaactly crash & burn today, but hyper-drive winding down and I feel rather tired. On 8600 steps today, target 9000 so will walk to the end of the road and back which should do it.

    Tonight I fried some mushroom mince with onion that I added and had it with carrot & swede mash - all from Sainsbob's. Wasn't too bad at all and still have half the mince to fry another time ... bought a berry pot that was reduced too (I wouldn't pay £2, but 50p ... ), which I'll have when I come back home, with fizzy water.

    Edit: total for today 9600 ...
    Last edited by Sleazy; 12-04-2018 at 7:35 PM. Reason: Step Update
    Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.

    Harvey Mackay
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Apr 18, 7:20 PM
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    What's mushroom mince?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Apr 18, 7:22 PM
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    Blimey - never heard of any of this stuff.


    https://www.tendonitisexpert.com/eccentric-heel-drops.html



    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Nor had I.

    What do you dip your heels into?

    The river Styx?





    Or is it a strange dip for nachos?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Apr 18, 7:30 PM
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    Hello Bettys

    Just going to extol the virtues of my local NHS

    Last night I didn't sleep much as the pain caused by the dog pulling me over was much worse. This morning I tried to ring the surgery to get an appointment to see a Doctor to get checked over. 2 hours I tried for and they didn't answer the phone

    So, having checked NHS Direct website it directed me to the Minor Injuries Unit at the local hospital, no appointment necessary, just turn up.

    So, off I trots, waited 5 minutes, saw a lovely doctor who told me the reason it's all hurting more is because it's seized up

    He's told me exactly how many painkillers I can take and also some other tips to help deal with the pain as well as a thorough examination of my ribs. His conclusion is that it's just soft tissue injuries that will take time to heal, he doesn't even think my ribs are cracked

    Basically, I'm a wuss

    But...brilliant service from the over-stretched NHS
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    That's fantastic! What a relief!


    Oh and having just read the posts in here I have realised my Plantar Fasciitis has gone! I think it was being caused by my old trainers
    Originally posted by joansgirl

    Hmmm, don't be fooled. It might just be that the pain from the 'ribs' is acting like a Tens machine and blocking the pain signals from the foot, coupled with the enforced resting.

    When my SI joint went rogue recently, and was very, very painful, the same thing happened with my p. Fasciitis....... I thought it had gone.

    Then when the SI pain went, the foot pain came back. Barsteward.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Apr 18, 7:40 PM
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    What's mushroom mince?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I'd never heard of it before - was in the fruit & veg section at Sainsbob's. seemed to be just very finely chopped mushroom and the 'traffic lights' were all green too! . Nutritional info said that half a pack was 11 calories ... obviously a few more for the oil that I fried it in, but still pretty good. I found it perfectly edible anyway ...

    Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.

    Harvey Mackay
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Apr 18, 7:48 PM
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    I'd never heard of it before - was in the fruit & veg section at Sainsbob's. seemed to be just very finely chopped mushroom and the 'traffic lights' were all green too! . Nutritional info said that half a pack was 11 calories ... obviously a few more for the oil that I fried it in, but still pretty good. I found it perfectly edible anyway ...

    Originally posted by Sleazy
    If it's only mushroom, I could try just chopping up my own mushrooms. Might be cheaper.

    Or is there another ingredient?
    Last edited by Pyxis; 12-04-2018 at 7:51 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Apr 18, 7:57 PM
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    Just done a quick recce...



    Chestnut mushrooms in Sainsy are £1 fo 250g.
    Organic chestnut mushrooms are £1.10 for 250g.
    The mince type is £1.50 for 250g.

    So it probably would be cheaper to mince it yourself, unless the type of mushrooms they use are more expensive.

    I'll need to check the price of shiitake ones.


    I have quite a few mushrooms at the mo, so I could experiment with using my multichop on them.






    Edit...... yes, shiitake are about twice the price of chestnut ones, but I would have thought the minced ones would have specified the type if they were shiitake.



    Anyway, I'll try that tomorrow as I've had a load of veg delivered today.



    I didn't make the bread.....I wasn't in a kneading mood!
    Possibly tomorrow!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 12-04-2018 at 8:00 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Apr 18, 8:08 PM
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    I bought it 'reduced' . 44p
    Just had a look at the packet and can't see ingredients listed, so presumably just mushroom.

    My berry pot was also reduced from £2 to 50p from Tesco .
    I'm easy to please, and cheap to run ...
    Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.

    Harvey Mackay
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Apr 18, 8:11 PM
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    Pyxis
    I bought it 'reduced' . 44p
    Just had a look at the packet and can't see ingredients listed, so presumably just mushroom.

    My berry pot was also reduced from £2 to 50p from Tesco .
    I'm easy to please, and cheap to run ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    44p was a good price then! Cheaper than DIY!

    I'll look out for it, in case they reduce it in mine!

    Meanwhile, down comes the multichopper!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Apr 18, 8:17 PM
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    I've been trying some weird desserts...........

    Non-dairy yogurt made from rice, au naturel, and some flavoured with basil!

    The natural one was a bit runny, really, but it was quite passable. I had it on some tinned blackcurrants.

    The basil one was very interesting. The basil flavour was only faint, and I had it with some chopped kiwi fruit. It would be a bit of an acquired taste, but I'd probably have it again.

    And the third one was a chocolate pot made from avocado and, iirc, coconut oil. No dairy.
    The texture was a little grainy, but it was ok, apart from the chocolate. Would have preferred it if it were caramel.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Apr 18, 8:22 PM
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    I've given up being cheese free this month as I ate smoked cheese at the weekend and thought "what the hell".
    I bought some half fat Greek style Philadelphia from Sainsbob's earlier today - one of the things that was suggested to me by my NHS Lifestyle person. Not that keen on soft cheese, but will probably spread it on Ryvita.
    Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.

    Harvey Mackay
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Apr 18, 5:45 AM
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    Good morning Alphabetty's!
    I've used up all my morning chat on the Good Moaning (sic) thread, so will just say hope that all are ok, and hope to see you as I pop in and out today.

    I'll shuffle off to feed Bob now ... TTFN
    Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.

    Harvey Mackay
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Apr 18, 6:18 AM
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    AlfieBlue



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    Have a brilliant and safe day all whatever you have planned. I will
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    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Apr 18, 6:29 AM
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    What will we be watching the bluebells do?

    A little bluebell dance?
    Bluebell acrobats?
    Bluebell synchronised head nodding?




    True native British bluebells are much nicer than those horrid Spanish things, though!

    Trouble is, the hussies are mating with the Spaniards and producing hybrids.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Apr 18, 6:33 AM
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    Native bluebell: Hyacinthoides non-scripta .....................

    Distinctive 'droop' like the top of a shepherd's crook
    Sweet, cool perfume
    Narrow bell-shaped flowers with rolled back tips
    Creamy white pollen



    Spanish bluebell : Hyacinthoides hispanica .......................

    Upright stems
    No scent
    Conical bell-shaped flowers with open tips
    Blue pollen



    Spanish one is on the left, British one is on the right..........






    The problem is that the hybridisation of the two can make it difficult to tell.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 13-04-2018 at 6:38 AM.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Apr 18, 6:46 AM
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    Pyxis
    Cicely Mary Barker's Bluebell Fairy.........





    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 13th Apr 18, 9:21 AM
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    Trouble is, the hussies are mating with the Spaniards and producing hybrids.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I am not sure its just in this country ... if you go over to spain you see lots of our drunken natives trying to mate with anything that moves
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Apr 18, 11:49 AM
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    Cicely Mary Barker's Bluebell Fairy.........

    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Gorgeous!



    True native British bluebells are much nicer than those horrid Spanish things, though!

    Trouble is, the hussies are mating with the Spaniards and producing hybrids.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I am not sure its just in this country ... if you go over to spain you see lots of our drunken natives trying to mate with anything that moves
    Originally posted by indesisiv




    I love our native bluebell flowers, sadly they're slowly diminishing
    for various reasons. I can remember a beautiful bluebell
    wood near to where my parents used to live. It's long gone
    now.



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    Well, wish me luck! Need to put my plumber's hat on now
    & try to fix the downstairs loo!






    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Apr 18, 12:32 PM
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    Pyxis





    If you're not back here in a couple of hours, we'll send down the bathysphere!



    I've got a few trees in my gardenjungle, but all but three are in pots, because my garden is too small to support full grown trees.

    I have a silver birch which I bought years ago as a stick, and kept it in a pot for a few years than planted it out and then it shot up! I have to keep pollarding it, though.

    I have a beech, which I keep to about 6 -7 ft tall. The leaves are lovely in winter. I have a medlar, which is in a pot but it broke out, and planted itself. I keep that very small, too.
    There's also a honey locust, but they don't grow too huge.

    Still in pots are a sweet chestnut, a mulberry, a hazel, a corkscrew hazel and one I've forgotten the name of! Oh come on brain!

    There is an apple which is trained as an espalier on the fence.


    My pride and joy, though, are three oak trees which I grew from acorns nearly 30 years ago! Two are in pots, and one is planted in a restricted place out front. They are kept very small indeed......... not bonsai, but no bigger than about 4ft.
    Those three are my 'pets'! You can see from the bark that they aren't baby trees, despite their diminutive size!






    There was a thing on the news yesterday about RAF ConiNgsby. (Ok, Sleazy? )
    A nice ground view of the front of a Lancaster.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 13-04-2018 at 3:38 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Apr 18, 3:38 PM
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    Pyxis



    No sign of Alfie!




    Launch the Bathysphere!








    Bathysphere launched!







    The Pyxonaut to the rescue!
    For Finding Alfiemo!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 13-04-2018 at 3:42 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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