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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 15th Apr 18, 6:44 AM
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    Thank you on Mrs Sleazy's behalf Alfie!

    Apparently she shares her birthday with the founder of the DPRK, Kim Il Sung, and it's North Korea's most important holiday that they call " The Day Of The Sun".

    I think that she'd probably rather forget her age, which I shan't divulge. I shall admit however that she's both younger and better looking than me!

    No Dock pudding for her today, she'll have to settle for Shroom Dogs!

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Apr 18, 10:34 AM
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    Fritillaries are lovely!



    And never heard of Dock Pudding! It sounds nice, as I like spinach and things with a touch of bitterness.
    What a shame it had to be cancelled due to no docks.


    I wonder how you tell the difference between ordinary docks and the edible docks?

    Will have to google.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Apr 18, 10:39 AM
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    The Polygonum Bistorta officinalis, commonly known as European Bistort.


    Quite a pretty flower, but I expect it would run riot in gardens if planted out!






    The common dock referred to could be one of several plants, which, while all in the same family Polygonum, belong to a different genus, Rumex.

    However, they seem to be edible too, though I suppose they might be more bitter.


    Interesting that you can eat (young) nettle leaves, and also the dock leaves which are supposed to ease the sting!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 15-04-2018 at 10:44 AM.
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 15th Apr 18, 11:47 AM
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    Only the very best people are born on April 15th

    Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Claudia Cardinale (remember her?) Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched) and someone you won't have heard of, Danny Pino, who is a Universal Studios stable actor.

    And Mrs Sleazy.

    And me (This is NOT a hint for a thread!!!!! I really don't want one!)
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Apr 18, 12:26 PM
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GILL!!!







    Time for a toon.........




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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Apr 18, 2:27 PM
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    Only the very best people are born on April 15th

    Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Claudia Cardinale (remember her?) Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched) and someone you won't have heard of, Danny Pino, who is a Universal Studios stable actor.

    And Mrs Sleazy.

    And me (This is NOT a hint for a thread!!!!! I really don't want one!)
    Originally posted by joansgirl

    Happy Birthday Gill!




    Alfie xxx
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 15th Apr 18, 2:28 PM
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    A very happy birthday Gill

    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Apr 18, 3:16 PM
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    Fritillaries are lovely!



    And never heard of Dock Pudding! It sounds nice, as I like spinach and things with a touch of bitterness.
    What a shame it had to be cancelled due to no docks.


    I wonder how you tell the difference between ordinary docks and the edible docks?

    Will have to google.
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Calendar Customs posted the following from the organisers
    of the Dock Pudding Competition (5th April):

    Massive apologies but, due to the never ending cold spell, there
    are no docks so we are having to cancel the championship for
    2018. The organisers are all gutted as this is a fantastic local event
    but, unfortunately, the weather is against us. We’d like to thank all
    the stall holders for their interest and apologies again. Team Dock


    Such as shame - let's hope Mother Nature is kinder to them
    next year.



    I think Fritillaries are beautiful. Wonderful background history
    in the following links:


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


    http://www.ducklingtonchurch.org.uk/fritillary/the-background-to-fritillary-sunday/


    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Apr 18, 4:57 PM
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    My bread-make no experiment, while not a disaster, wasn't really a success either.

    Maybe I shouldn't have gone for stoneground wholemeal, but tried a crusty white loaf instead.
    Maybe next time.

    Plus all the kneading hurt my poorly wrists.




    But........ I have sorted another file, although it was a small one this time!




    And........I'm sure I'm a bit thinner! My Zumba trousers weren't so tight around my legs!
    Mind you, as I'm trying dairy again, I got that packet of Vienneses out of the freezer,and scoffed them! They've been there two months!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 15-04-2018 at 5:01 PM.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Apr 18, 5:42 PM
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    Shroom Dog Update ...

    Grilled 2 Shroomdogs each and made some oven chips, green beans and red peppers. also a 'sauce' that Mrs. Sleazy made from mushroom mince and various other things (I didn't dare ask). And mustard

    Anyway, we both found the Shroomdogs ok ... , which was a result. Two left in the packet which I'll cook for Her Ladyship to take to work tomorrow along with some other stuff ...

    Btw - probably wouldn't buy them again unless they were massively reduced - prefer Quorn.

    If we have Rigor Mortis tomorrow, will let you know

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Apr 18, 7:31 PM
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    Shroom Dog Update ...

    Grilled 2 Shroomdogs each and made some oven chips, green beans and red peppers. also a 'sauce' that Mrs. Sleazy made from mushroom mince and various other things (I didn't dare ask). And mustard

    Anyway, we both found the Shroomdogs ok ... , which was a result. Two left in the packet which I'll cook for Her Ladyship to take to work tomorrow along with some other stuff ...

    Btw - probably wouldn't buy them again unless they were massively reduced - prefer Quorn.

    If we have Rigor Mortis tomorrow, will let you know
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    How will you be able to let us know if you're both a
    tad stiff!?


    Alfie xxx
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    WASPI

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Apr 18, 7:38 PM
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    How will you be able to let us know if you're both a
    tad stiff!?


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Hmmm ... good point!
    If you don't hear from me, assume the worst!

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Apr 18, 8:16 PM
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    Shroom Dog Update ...



    If we have Rigor Mortis tomorrow, will let you know
    Originally posted by Sleazy


    How will you be able to let us know if you're both a
    tad stiff!?


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    More to the point, how can you tell if a skelington has rigor mortis anyway?










    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
    Autocarrot just turned rigor mortis into rigorous Morris!
    Deffo not a learnèd autocarrot! The other day it turned ipso facto into iPhone factory!

    But Rigorous Morris would make a good username!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 15-04-2018 at 8:40 PM.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Apr 18, 8:51 PM
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    By the way, I've not seen any posts from Tommix anywhere for a while.

    Any ideas?
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Apr 18, 6:10 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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




    SMILE, IT'S UK COFFEE WEEK!

    16-22 April 2018

    A nationwide celebration of coffee that raises funds for coffee
    growing communities.

    What is UK Coffee Week?

    UK Coffee Week is a nationwide celebration of coffee that unites
    the industry with its customers to raise valuable funds for the
    communities that grow our coffee.

    All funds raised during this week go directly to Project Waterfall,
    an initiative established to bring clean water and sanitation to
    coffee growing communities around the world.



    Find out more >

    Project Waterfall



    UK Coffee Week is a fundraising campaign with Project Waterfall at
    its heart, raising money to bring clean water and sanitation to
    coffee growing communities.



    Since 2011, Project Waterfall has raised £800,000, changing over
    27,000 lives in Nicaragua, Tanzania, Rwanda, Vietnam, Uganda,
    Kenya and Ethiopia.

    Find out more >

    THIS YEAR'S PROJECT

    UK Coffee Week 2018 is raising funds for a new project in the rural
    Jabi Tehnan district of Ethiopia.

    Ethiopia is considered the biological and cultural home of coffee,
    and 38% of the people living in Jabi Tehnan rely on coffee for their
    livelihood.

    Ethiopia is also one of the countries that struggles most with the
    water crisis. 75% of the population lack access to clean water and
    95% lack access to sanitation.

    This project, in partnership with WaterAid, will bring clean drinking
    water and sanitation to 7,000 people over the next 4 years.

    Read More >



    http://www.ukcoffeeweek.com/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    WVD (World Voice Day) is a global annual event held on 16 April
    dedicated to the phenomenon of voice celebration. The aim is to
    show the enormous value of the voice in the people’s daily lives.
    Voice is an important aspect of healthy and effective
    communication. The WVD brings worldwide awareness of the
    necessity of preventing voice issues, training the artistic voice,
    rehabilitating the sick or deviant voice as well as researching the
    application and function of the voice.



    The World Voice Day goal is to encourage people using their voice
    for pleasure or business to learn how they can take care of their
    voice plus know how they can seek help as well as training and
    also support research that is carried on the voice. The production
    of voice is normally studied and applied in lots of disciplines like
    biology, art, phonetics, psychology, physics, music, speech-
    language pathology and medicine.

    The idea to dedicate a special day, annually on 16 April to the
    voice was first launched in the year 1999 by the Society of
    Laryngology & Voice in Brazil. In 2002, Professor Mario Andre, the
    Portuguese laryngologist, then the European Laryngological
    Society president, suggested that people all over the world should
    celebrate World Voice Day.

    That idea was developed further and adopted in different nations.
    In 2012, Dr Filipa Lã from Portugal, Prof. Tecumseh Fitch from
    Austria and Prof. Johan Sundberg from Sweden, who were all voice
    researchers, invited voice experts from several nations to form a
    global group for the World Voice Day celebration. Currently, the
    group has 66 members; these members initiate, as well as help,
    coordinate the World Voice Day events in their respective nations.



    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/world-voice-day-2018/

    http://world-voice-day.org/

    https://www.britishvoiceassociation.org.uk/world-voice-day.htm

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    Join us on 16th April for Pyjamas for PanCan day!

    Wear your Pyjamas to work or school on the 16th April and help us
    say goodnight to pancreatic cancer; the cancer that has been kept
    in the dark for too long.

    Nearly 10,000 people are diagnosed each year with pancreatic
    cancer and shockingly, the low survival rate has barely changed in
    over 50 years.

    With your help in raising funds and awareness we can make sure
    that more patients are diagnosed at an early stage so that they
    have the best chance of survival.

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/pyjamas-for-pancan-day-2018/



    https://pancreaticcanceraction.org/support-us/fundraise/fundraising-community/pyjamas-pancan-16-april-2018/

    ^^ 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
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 16th Apr 18, 6:25 AM
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    Good Moaning Alphabetty's

    It's (Not Very) Rigorous Morris here, and I agree would make a good AE
    My autocarrot tried to tell me that it should be Righteous Morris which I also like.

    Currently warm and semi upright, but need to get myself moving. Been up an hour - Fed the cat, watered the wife, drowned my body weevils in the shower and now being lazy with a hot drink (NOT a Toddy)

    Hopefully be rattling around later .....

    TTFN

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Apr 18, 7:26 AM
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    I read the Pyjamas thing as Pyjamas for CanCan!

    Not a very sexy version!

    The forward hour is still playing havoc with my waking up time, though it is getting better.

    Got a busy day today.................. in fact the whole week is busy! it's like being at work!
    Don't mention the W word!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 16th Apr 18, 8:20 AM
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    Only the very best people are born on April 15th
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    I would just go with all the best people are born in April...
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Apr 18, 12:49 PM
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    I would just go with all the best people are born in April...
    Originally posted by indesisiv





    The two zodiac signs associated with the month of April are Aries
    and Taurus. People born from April 1st to April 19th are members
    of the Aries sign. The Aries can be identified by their innate
    determination and passion.

    For those born from April 20th to April 30th, they are born under
    the Taurus sign. The earthly Taurus is recognized by realistic,
    pragmatic and practical nature.


    Aries or Taurus?



    Alfie xxx
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Apr 18, 2:01 PM
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    Good Moaning Alphabetty's

    It's (Not Very) Rigorous Morris here, and I agree would make a good AE
    My autocarrot tried to tell me that it should be Righteous Morris which I also like.

    Currently warm and semi upright, but need to get myself moving. Been up an hour - Fed the cat, watered the wife, drowned my body weevils in the shower and now being lazy with a hot drink (NOT a Toddy)

    Hopefully be rattling around later .....

    TTFN
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Hi Sleazy (aka Rigorous Morris)! Lovely to see that you &
    Mrs S survived the dreaded Shroomdogs!


    Got a busy day today.................. in fact the whole week is busy! it's like being at work!
    Don't mention the W word!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    I've got a fairly busy week too.

    Just completed two trips to my local recycling centre
    this morning.

    To be honest, a few years ago the place was such a dump!
    However nowadays it's pristine and a joy to take rubbish/
    unwanted items etc to them. They're incredibly organised.


    I was out and about yesterday - I drove over to Lymington
    to pick up a kitchen ceiling light & also outside security lamps
    to replace my ancient models.

    I've got security lights at the front of my house and at
    the back - very handy for me (in the dark evenings) and also
    as a deterrent, they flick on in an instant! Found an image
    of one .....



    ^^ Much prefer this design rather than some of the other
    horrendous looking security lights on offer.

    Actually used 'click & collect' to buy them - getting very with
    it, never used it before! In fact the store was the cheapest by
    far - but still excellent quality.

    Anyhow, the drive over to Lymington was lovely, lots of
    horses, donkeys, cattle etc doing their own thing and this:

    https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-new-forest-spring-sportive/



    I'd totally forgotten that they had this event every year!
    However it was lovely to see all the cyclists - they had a
    fairly tricky route though, quite a few steep hills/sharp
    bends & fairly narrow roads to contend with. Perfect weather
    though. So, my trip took longer than expected, but was
    still enjoyable & I even managed to stop off at my favourite
    garden centre at Beaulieu for a cuppa & slice of scrumptious
    cake too!

    Think it's wonderful that UK Cycling Events official charity
    partner is https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/support-us/fundraise/events/?filter=ukce


    Alfie xxx
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    WASPI

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