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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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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Apr 18, 7:52 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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


    Bideford Sheep Grand National



    Where: The Big Sheep near Bideford, Devon
    When: Saturday in early April (usually Grand National Day)

    If you’re bored with the gee-gees you might consider watching the
    Sheep Grand National instead of the conventional horse race on
    the same day.



    It takes place each April at the Big Sheep visitor centre near
    Bideford and the field consists of half a dozen sheep with knitted
    jockeys who race over a 250 yard course with various themed
    obstacles. Expect a well-dressed crowd, real betting and much
    hilarity.

    Helpful Hints

    The Big Sheep is an ovine theme park with family friendly
    attractions (see website link below). There are daily sheep races at
    the park from March to October (see their website for details).

    In 2018 it will be held on Saturday April 14th (the same day as the
    horsy version at Aintree).

    Click here for the venue’s website: http://www.thebigsheep.co.uk/

    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/sheep-grand-national/






    BIG SHEEP GRAND NATIONAL (14TH APR )

    A highlight in our sheep race calendar. While many racers are
    competing in the British Grand National our favourite competiters;
    Red Ram, Wooly Jumper and Little Pullover to name a few will be
    battling out for the 2018 Practical Cup.



    The 6 sheep and their jockeys have been in secret training for
    almost six months and the Sheepstakes promises to have all the
    pace, excitment and adrenaline rush watching the Grand National
    live!



    We hold our normal sheep races every day at 3:50pm.



    http://www.thebigsheep.co.uk/events/details/big-sheep-grand-national-2

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info





    Culloden Memorial Service



    Where: Culloden Visitor Centre - at the Memorial Cairn
    When: Saturday nearest 16th April
    Time: 10.30am

    The Battle of Culloden was fought on 16th April 1746 between the
    forces of Jacobite Pretender or rightful King (depending on your
    perspective) Bonnie Prince Charlie and the British Army under King
    George II’s son the Duke of Cumberland.

    It was the final conflict in the Stuart campaign against the
    Hanoverian Royal House and was the last battle fought on British
    soil.

    The Jacobite army, with a high proportion of Highlanders, was
    crushingly defeated by the government forces; a repressive regime
    ensued and Scottish life would never be the same again.

    Every year a service is held at the Memorial Cairn on the
    Battlefield to remember the dead on both sides of the conflict.



    Helpful Hints

    If you haven’t visited before, it’s well worth seeing the Visitor
    Centre which gives a great deal of background information and
    interpretation of the battle, the build-up and the aftermath; there
    are many artefacts on show.



    In 2018 it will be on Saturday April 14th.

    Click here for the Visitor Centre (which has many links to
    individual Clan societies and their events) : http://www.nts.org.uk/Culloden/Home/

    Click here for the 1745 Association: http://www.1745association.org.uk

    Click here for the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619595945001419/

    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/culloden-memorial-service/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info





    St Andrews Kate Kennedy Procession



    Where: St Andrews, Fife from Market Street
    When: Saturday in mid-April
    Time: 2pm

    St Andrews University is the oldest academic institution in
    Scotland, and its Kate Kennedy Club stages a pageant each year
    celebrating the great characters and events from Scotland’s
    history.

    The parade is led by a male student dressed as Kate accompanied
    by her uncle Bishop Kennedy in a horse-drawn carriage – there is
    no historical evidence that Kate ever really lived but that doesn’t
    stop her appearing here! Also expect many other characters in
    fancy dress with set pieces of drama.



    In the old days it used to be a riotous event which local worthies
    repeatedly tried to ban and more recently there have been
    problems over the single-sex rules of the Club but still the
    Procesion marches on…

    Helpful Hints

    In 2018 it will be on Saturday April 14th. It lasts about an hour.

    Click here for the University website : http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/

    and here for the event facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/thekatekennedyprocession

    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/kate-kennedy-procession/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info





    Cuckoo Day



    An old English saying says: “The cuckoo sings from St Tiburtius’s
    Day to St John’s day [June 24]”. Hence today is sometimes
    celebrated as Cuckoo Day in England Although strongly identified
    with St Tiburtius’s Day, Cuckoo Day may better be described as a
    moveable feast dependent upon the variability of Nature. The
    common cuckoo, Cuculus canorus, overwinters in Africa and
    returns to the UK in Spring, but the arrival date varies. Several
    communities in England, notably Marsden in Yorkshire, have
    cuckoo fairs in April to welcome spring. Marsden Cuckoo Festival
    takes place each year on a designated Saturday in April near to 14
    April.
    **

    Legend has it that the people of Marsden were aware that when
    the cuckoo arrived, so did the Spring and sunshine. They tried to
    keep Spring forever, by building a tower around the cuckoo.
    Unfortunately, as the last stones were about to be laid, the cuckoo
    flew away. As the legend says, it “were nobbut just wun course too low.”

    http://www.bookofdaystales.com/cuckoo-day/


    Marsden Cuckoo Festival




    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/marsden-cuckoo-festival/

    ** In 2018 it will be on Saturday April 21st.





    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 14th Apr 18, 9:46 AM
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    Pyxis
    Thursday 19th April, ITV, 19:30 'Processed Food: What are we Eating'.
    'How much do we really know about what we are eating?'


    Could be interesting?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Apr 18, 10:18 AM
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    Sleazy
    Thursday 19th April, ITV, 19:30 'Processed Food: What are we Eating'.
    'How much do we really know about what we are eating?'


    Could be interesting?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Thanks - will probably watch it.
    And be shocked forever!

    Shocked today btw - been walking lots and except for when I went out yesterday not been eating too bad, and I have put weight on
    Rather demoralizing, but I shall continue ...

    'Stuff' in Stafford now finished and I'm in Wetherspoons would you believe for my scrambled eggs on toast ....

    Spoke to wife about my Shroom Dog idea for tomorrow, and she's all for it!
    I did warn her that I had heard an unflattering review from Pyxis! Will update you once we've tasted them .....
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Apr 18, 10:33 AM
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    Pyxis
    Thanks - will probably watch it.
    And be shocked forever!

    Shocked today btw - been walking lots and except for when I went out yesterday not been eating too bad, and I have put weight on
    Rather demoralizing, but I shall continue ...

    'Stuff' in Stafford now finished and I'm in Wetherspoons would you believe for my scrambled eggs on toast ....

    Spoke to wife about my Shroom Dog idea for tomorrow, and she's all for it!
    I did warn her that I had heard an unflattering review from Pyxis! Will update you once we've tasted them .....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Stop weighing yourself!

    Those minor fluctuations mean nothing. Your leg muscles could be muscling up from all your walking.



    Good luck with the shroomdogs.


    What are shrooms, anyway?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    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!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Apr 18, 10:36 AM
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    Pyxis
    Thanks - will probably watch it.
    And be shocked forever!

    Shocked today btw - been walking lots and except for when I went out yesterday not been eating too bad, and I have put weight on
    Rather demoralizing, but I shall continue ...

    'Stuff' in Stafford now finished and I'm in Wetherspoons would you believe for my scrambled eggs on toast ....

    Spoke to wife about my Shroom Dog idea for tomorrow, and she's all for it!
    I did warn her that I had heard an unflattering review from Pyxis! Will update you once we've tasted them .....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Stop weighing yourself!

    Those minor fluctuations mean nothing. Your leg muscles could be muscling up from all your walking.



    Good luck with the shroomdogs.


    What are shrooms, anyway?




    Edit....

    Urban Dic says

    "Hallucinogenic mushrooms contain psilcybin, psilocin, and baeocystin. Shrooms are incredible and nearly non-toxic too. By incredible I mean it can be the best experience of your life or the worst ..."



    Can't say they did anything for me!


    I guess they are made from mushroom protein?
    Didn't taste of mushrooms, though.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    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!
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Apr 18, 11:47 AM
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    AlfieBlue
    Thursday 19th April, ITV, 19:30 'Processed Food: What are we Eating'.
    'How much do we really know about what we are eating?'


    Could be interesting?
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Love this programme - watch it every week.


    Thanks - will probably watch it.
    And be shocked forever!

    Shocked today btw - been walking lots and except for when I went out yesterday not been eating too bad, and I have put weight on
    Rather demoralizing, but I shall continue ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Stop weighing yourself!

    Those minor fluctuations mean nothing. Your leg muscles could be muscling up from all your walking.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Try not to feel demoralized Sleazy. I'm with Pyxis on this (re all
    your walking/exercising). You're doing brilliantly!

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Apr 18, 12:22 PM
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    Spoke to wife about my Shroom Dog idea for tomorrow, and she's all for it!
    I did warn her that I had heard an unflattering review from Pyxis! Will update you once we've tasted them .....
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Good luck with the shroomdogs.


    What are shrooms, anyway?
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Edit....

    Urban Dic says

    "Hallucinogenic mushrooms contain psilcybin, psilocin, and baeocystin. Shrooms are incredible and nearly non-toxic too. By incredible I mean it can be the best experience of your life or the worst ..."
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Poor Mrs Sleazy!

    Have to say .... this springs to mind!



    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Apr 18, 12:45 PM
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    Poor Mrs Sleazy!


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Oh I don't know! Might be the best birthday she's ever had!


    Mind you, I never had Sainsbobs down as a drugs den!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    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 14th Apr 18, 2:11 PM
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    Sleazy
    Kicked off train, no replacement buses .... person hit by train in front
    Going for another coffee. Number 5 today so likely will be firing on all cylinders soon
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Apr 18, 2:25 PM
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    Pyxis
    Kicked off train, no replacement buses .... person hit by train in front
    Going for another coffee. Number 5 today so likely will be firing on all cylinders soon
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    OMG! How dreadful, Sleazy!
    Perhaps you should have a calming camomile tea instead?


    I feel so sorry for the train driver. What a dreadful thing to happen.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    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 14th Apr 18, 3:05 PM
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    Sleazy
    OMG! How dreadful, Sleazy!
    Perhaps you should have a calming camomile tea instead?


    I feel so sorry for the train driver. What a dreadful thing to happen.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Too late, but a good idea

    I was thinking about the person that was hit too. If it was deliberate, they must have been really desperate. As you mentioned, poor train driver too!

    Trains running again now so onwards again.

    Got a lot of walking in today - up to 13000 and should do another couple by the time I get home.

    Hope to catch folks later.

    TTFN
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Apr 18, 4:51 PM
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    OMG! How dreadful, Sleazy!
    Perhaps you should have a calming camomile tea instead?


    I feel so sorry for the train driver. What a dreadful thing to happen.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Too late, but a good idea

    I was thinking about the person that was hit too. If it was deliberate, they must have been really desperate. As you mentioned, poor train driver too!

    Trains running again now so onwards again.

    Got a lot of walking in today - up to 13000 and should do another couple by the time I get home.

    Hope to catch folks later.

    TTFN
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Oh no! What a dreadful time you've had.


    I can recall years ago of being involved in a similar train
    incident which happened en route to London.
    If I remember rightly, I was travelling with my son to our first
    destination (Waterloo). We then had to catch a connecting
    train to take us North of the country.


    Just before Basingstoke our train suddenly screeched to a halt.
    A poor soul had jumped off the end of the platform in front of
    our equally poor driver. Such a sad situation for
    all.


    We had to remain on the train while various inspections were
    being carried out. After approx 3 hours the train eventually
    crawled into Basingstoke where a connecting train was
    waiting to take us up to Waterloo. Needless to say, we were
    too late to get on the pre-arranged train and waited for
    another. It was not a problem for us, we were more worried
    for the people directly involved in the sad incident.

    I'd already booked our seats (on the original train) and the
    train we eventually got on was heaving with people!

    My son managed to find us spaces - both had a 'reserved'
    notice but were empty! So we plonked ourselves down,
    ignoring the ignorant stares from various passengers. If
    only they knew! Selfish barstewards. To be honest we
    were too exhausted & shaken up by the tragic event to
    give any sort of explanation, not that I think it was
    needed anyway.

    What drives people over the brink that they feel suicide is
    the only escape? I don't think they're being selfish
    at all - just in desperate need of help.

    I know that the driver's are given time to recover and to
    receive counselling. Personally I don't think I could ever get
    over that sort of thing.

    Sadly it's a regular occurrence on the London lines.


    Alfie xxx
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    WASPI

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Apr 18, 5:01 PM
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    Sleazy
    I commuted to London for over 20 years and as you say - a fairly regular occurrence unfortunately. Often happened on a Monday morning from memory.

    Anyway, I'm home now - left home at 0515 and got back at 1630, so pretty tired ... had a bite to eat and now enjoying a glass of wine. I felt that I needed / deserved something . I'll have another one or two later with a Catalan bean casserole that I picked up on the way home.
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Apr 18, 5:25 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    I commuted to London for over 20 years and as you say - a fairly regular occurrence unfortunately. Often happened on a Monday morning from memory.

    Anyway, I'm home now - left home at 0515 and got back at 1630, so pretty tired ... had a bite to eat and now enjoying a glass of wine. I felt that I needed / deserved something . I'll have another one or two later with a Catalan bean casserole that I picked up on the way home.
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Did someone mention wine?


    Chin-chin!


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Apr 18, 8:05 PM
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    Sleazy
    Did someone mention wine?


    Chin-chin!


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    And enjoying it
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Apr 18, 8:26 PM
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    My feets are frizzed again.

    I spent about 4 hours sorting through three large box files of finance stuff and bank account, putting statements and slips into order and getting rid of dross, and shredding stuff.

    Didn't intend to spend so long, only meant to do one box file, but having finished one, I thought I may as well do a second one, and then I couldn't leave the third one in a mess.

    It stopped me thinking of food! On a fast day today, and have just had a bowl of spring green with some squash and lentil soup.

    I have loads and loads and loads of files to go through, some really important, others just part of my history and memoirs!

    Still, I have made a start.
    After two more document files have been sorted, I will have my dining table back, so will have a clear space for bringing one file at a time to it, for sorting.



    I saw Biker*Chick on the latest blood donor thread in the Arms, so she's well!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Apr 18, 8:31 PM
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    Sleazy
    My feets are frizzed again.

    I spent about 4 hours sorting through three large box files of finance stuff and bank account, putting statements and slips into order and getting rid of dross, and shredding stuff.

    Didn't intend to spend so long, only meant to do one box file, but having finished one, I thought I may as well do a second one, and then I couldn't leave the third one in a mess.

    It stopped me thinking of food! On a fast day today, and have just had a bowl of spring green with some squash and lentil soup.

    I have loads and loads and loads of files to go through, some really important, others just part of my history and memoirs!

    Still, I have made a start.
    After two more document files have been sorted, I will have my dining table back, so will have a clear space for bringing one file at a time to it, for sorting.



    I saw Biker*Chick on the latest blood donor thread in the Arms, so she's well!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    You're an inspiration sometimes
    I have SO many letters and documents to sort that they seem like a mountain, but I know I must .....

    About food, being out for so many hours I was pretty good. Scrambled eggs and 2 x satsumas all day. Then a glass of wine with my Catalan Bean Casserole has become several ... but I did do almost 15000 steps today! Exhausted to prove it.
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Apr 18, 8:55 PM
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    Pyxis
    You're an inspiration sometimes
    I have SO many letters and documents to sort that they seem like a mountain, but I know I must .....

    About food, being out for so many hours I was pretty good. Scrambled eggs and 2 x satsumas all day. Then a glass of wine with my Catalan Bean Casserole has become several ... but I did do almost 15000 steps today! Exhausted to prove it.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Oh never fear, mine don't seem like a mountain, they are a mountain!
    Piles and piles of files and papers in every room in the house, even the kitchen! Even my bedroom!

    Oh, there aren't any papers in the bathroom, I suppose, apart from loo paper!


    However, the AmDram ones I sorted the other day will go back to AmDram next week, so they'll be out of the way too.

    It is just a question of small bites; one file at a time.

    It was soooooo nice seeing those three box files all nice and tidy! Very rewarding, and spurs you on.

    Three tidy box files = a tiny bit of tidy space in my brain. Worth continuing.


    I must admit though, that I did feel like having a glass of something when I'd finished!
    Had some tonic water instead.
    I think you deserved yours, after the day you've had.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom and Official Brainbox
    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!
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Apr 18, 6:11 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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





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    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/international-microvolunteering-day-2018/



    http://www.microvolunteeringday.com/

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    https://www.mndassociation.org/about-mnd/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    Why World Art Day?

    THIS IS GOOD NEWS!

    There are very many special days that we have the chance to
    celebrate throughout the year: Women’s Day, Peace Day, Mother’s
    Day, Father’s Day, Valentines’ Day, Worker’s Day, Theater Day and
    so on. But we did not have any “ONE” special art day that would
    unite the whole world.

    On April 5-6, 2011, the 17th General Assembly of AIAP / IAA
    World, holding its meeting in Guadalajara, (World Art Associations
    founded in 1954) has voted unanimously the proposal brought by
    Turkey and co-signed by several world delegate countries: the
    AIAP General Assembly accepted that the birthday of Leonardo da
    Vinci, April 15, becomes “World Art Day”. It goes without saying
    that the existence of such a united World Art Day will help
    tremendously the spreading of the “art awareness” throughout the
    globe.



    http://iaaworldartday.com/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    Ducklington Fritillary Sunday



    Where: Ducklington, Oxfordshire at St Bartholomew's Church and
    Fritillary Field

    When: A Sunday in late April

    Time: From 11.30 am with bellringing & dancing in the afternoon from 1.30pm

    The Snake’s Head Fritillary is a scarce wildflower which flourishes
    in a country meadow in Oxfordshire in the parish of Ducklington; it
    is believed that this is the only place where they now grow in
    quantity in the wild.

    Once a year the landowners allow access to the field in which the
    flowers grow and the day has turned into a fundraising event for
    the church with plenty of good food on offer and performances by
    Ducklington Morris Dancers and handbell ringers.



    The afternoon is rounded off with a special service at the church at
    5.30 pm.

    Helpful Hints

    While it’s usually around the same date in late April, the event is
    subject to the flowers being in bloom so can vary a little with the
    season and may be altered close to the date to reflect this.

    In 2018 it will be on Sunday 15th April.



    Click here for the event website:
    http://www.ducklingtonchurch.org.uk

    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/ducklington-fritillary-sunday/



    http://www.ducklingtonchurch.org.uk/fritillary/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info





    Mytholmroyd World Dock Pudding Competition



    Where: Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire at the Community Centre off
    Caldene Avenue

    When: 3rd Sunday in April (or near) NOT 2018

    Time: 1 pm

    In 2018 it was scheduled to be held on Sunday 15th April BUT IT'S
    BEEN CANCELLED THIS YEAR AS THERE ARE NO DOCKS
    GROWING
    due to the cold weather.




    The following is about previous events when the Docks have
    been plentiful ....




    Dock Pudding is a local delicacy little-known outside the Calder
    Valley area of Yorkshire and the Competition was founded in 1971
    to help preserve it.



    The Pudding is made from the leaves of Polygonum Bistorta (which
    is not the same as Common Dock, though they look alike) mixed
    with nettles, oatmeal, onions and seasoning, and served with
    bacon and eggs.

    Competitors cook a whole cooked breakfast including the Dock
    Pudding and the winner receives a cup; the judging takes place
    behind closed doors so that the competitors are unknown to the
    judges, while the audience can watch the cooking on stage in the
    hall. Expect traditional Yorkshire brass band accompaniment.

    Helpful Hints

    You can buy samples of Dock Pudding from a stall at the entrance
    to the event – it’s a bit like spinach (and reminded me also of the
    flavour of crispy seaweed) – and plenty of delicious cakes are also
    on offer. If you can’t make it to the competition, you can also buy
    Dock Pudding at the Midgley Spaw Sunday walk (see Calderdale
    Spaw Sunday article).
    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/calderdale-spaw-sunday/

    Click here to find out more :
    http://www.calderdale-online.org/community/life/life5.html

    and here for the event’s Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/wdpc2016/

    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/world-dock-pudding-competition/

    ^^ 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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    Wife's birthday on Sunday - maybe I'll make her Shroomdog's in Mash ... with plenty of mustard to disguise the taste
    Originally posted by Sleazy




    Happy Birthday Mrs Sleazy

    Have a wonderful day!







    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

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