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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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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Apr 18, 6:52 AM
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    I like bats.





    I've only ever seen one in the wild close up, and that was years ago when one fell off a friend's house and hurt itself.

    It was a pipistrelle.
    I can't remember what happened to it.

    It was beautiful.


    Who'd have thunk it........ a mammal wot flies!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Apr 18, 7:46 AM
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    Erm............ here is the evidence!

    Guilty as charged!

    You is Sleazy's crips and vinejuice pimp!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Oops! Totally forgot about the 'evidence'.





    Sworry Sleazy.



    I like bats.





    I've only ever seen one in the wild close up, and that was years ago when one fell off a friend's house and hurt itself.

    It was a pipistrelle.
    I can't remember what happened to it.

    It was beautiful.


    Who'd have thunk it........ a mammal wot flies!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    I have a bat house. We've lots here flitting about come dusk,
    they're really tiny though. Blink and you'd miss them!

    Think they're gorgeous.





    Thought the Queen’s Green Planet yesterday was wonderful!




    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2018/04/16/queens-green-planet-review-joy-eavesdrop-queen-david-attenborough/


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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Apr 18, 7:54 AM
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    Oops! Totally forgot about the 'evidence'.

    Sworry Sleazy.

    ...
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    I suppose you could say that by falling out of bed, I got my 'Just Desserts'.

    I still have crisps for later though .... Walkers Sensations Thai Sweet Chilli (A large 150g bag as instructed) ... na na na na na

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 17th Apr 18, 8:03 AM
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    I like bats.

    I've only ever seen one in the wild close up, and that was years ago when one fell off a friend's house and hurt itself.

    It was a pipistrelle.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I have a picture of one somewhere, it was on a gate post asleep. I was staying in Ennerdale at the time (so remote enough to not be on mains water)
    You don't realise how small they are until you see them close up.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Apr 18, 8:47 AM
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    Some bats are quite large, though! Fruit bats, for example, can be huge! ('Flying foxes').

    https://www.batworlds.com/fruit-bat/

    "For example some Fruits Bats are no more than two inches long. Others though are more than 16 inches in length. Some of them only weigh an ounce or two and others weigh in at a couple of pounds. The overall wing length of the Fruit Bat can be more than five feet.








    Sleazy, I quite like those sweet chilli ones, too. I used to eat loads of them, but like everything else I get fixated on, food-wise, eventually I got tired of them. I do still like the occasional pack, though.

    Ones I do let myself have from time to time are the unsalted ones. I do get a bit worried about eating salted crisps.

    It's the same with peanuts. I found that Waitrose do unsalted peanuts, so I sometimes buy those and if they are too bland, I can add just a smidgen of salt, but nothing like the amount they put in the salted packets.
    There's nothing like a good old crunch, is there!




    Anyway, talking of flying mammals, of course, how could I have forgotten POOKIE, and DUMBO?

    Silly old me!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 17th Apr 18, 8:52 AM
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    Anyway, talking of flying mammals, of course, how could I have forgotten POOKIE, and DUMBO?

    Silly old me!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    But we don't have big bats in this country do we??

    Dumbo was an elephant I seem to recall but what is a POOKIE?
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Apr 18, 8:52 AM
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    The bat picture reminds me of a creature in a horror movie ... annoyed because I can't remember the name! There was a sequel too

    *Thinking*

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Apr 18, 8:53 AM
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    Pookie.............


    For the uninitiated, Pookie was a flying rabbit.
    Storybooks written by Ivy Wallace.

    I liked Pookie!


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_Wallace













    (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 17th Apr 18, 8:58 AM
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    The bat picture reminds me of a creature in a horror movie ... annoyed because I can't remember the name! There was a sequel too

    *Thinking*
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I've thunk - It was called Jeepers Creepers

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

    Earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 17th Apr 18, 9:09 AM
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    Pookie.............


    For the uninitiated, Pookie was a flying rabbit.
    Storybooks written by Ivy Wallace.

    I liked Pookie!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Well I can honestly say I have never come across these at all!
    Although all of the books were from well before my time.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Apr 18, 9:10 AM
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    The bat picture reminds me of a creature in a horror movie ... annoyed because I can't remember the name! There was a sequel too

    *Thinking*
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I've thunk - It was called Jeepers Creepers
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I thought I heard a loud clunk!


    Not seen Jeepers Creepers.

    Bats have had such a bad press in the past.
    So unfair, especially as there are so few vampire bats anyway!

    I'm not sure, but I think I might have been bitten by a vampire bat, a few years ago when on holiday in Italy. I was in bed, with the window open, and I woke up to feel something small on my nose which I brushed off, half asleep.
    Then I woke up fully, and wondered what it was and looked on the floor and saw something weird crawling away under the bed, but by the time I got out of bed and turned the light on etc, it had gone.

    Then I noticed the edge of my nose was bleeding, and it wouldn't stop.
    It went a bit funny too.
    I had to put medicated cream on it, etc, and eventually it healed, but took ages. Days and days.

    I read up on it, and apparently vampire bats can go for the nose.

    I'm really not sure, though, but it deffo wasn't a mosquito or fly, and the way I glimpsed it crawling reminded me of a bat.

    I'll never really know.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 17th Apr 18, 9:19 AM
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    I'm not sure, but I think I might have been bitten by a vampire bat, a few years ago when on holiday in Italy.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    How are you with garlic? Or being out in the sun?
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 17th Apr 18, 9:33 AM
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    I must confess.
    I've had five packets (5 x 25g) of crisps, plus a bottle of red wine.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Thats you on the naughty step for at least a week

    One packet since January 31st is all I have had

    Im now claiming the title of Smuggy McSmugface
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 17th Apr 18, 9:38 AM
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    We have bats

    Well not on our property , but on the corner there was an old farm and outbuilding and one of the barns was full of bats

    The land got sold two years ago and a very swish ultra modern house was built, and the big old corrugated barn had to stay because of the bats

    So the owners have this lovely frontage to their house - and no garden

    Which actually Im proud of them for being honest about the bats. Most here about get rid of the bats before applying for planning
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Apr 18, 9:41 AM
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    Thats you on the naughty step for at least a week

    One packet since January 31st is all I have had

    Im now claiming the title of Smuggy McSmugface
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Started on my big packet for today already.
    I do feel a bit guilty, but if they are there, I eat!

    At least I might stay off the grape juice today. But only might.

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 17th Apr 18, 9:42 AM
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    At least I might stay off the grape juice today. But only might.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Grapes have got to be good for you when you are ill
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 17th Apr 18, 10:29 AM
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    Yuck, bats

    Nothing against them really but ....they fly.....I don't like fings wot fly, like butterflies and moths and bats
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Apr 18, 10:38 AM
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    Really loved watching the 'Bat Lady' on Sunday Brunch (C4)
    last year. She's such a sweet pea & has a lovely way
    about her ......






    Jenny Clark joined hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer on the
    Channel 4 morning programme to talk about her work with bats.

    A fan of the nocturnal creatures, viewers immediately took to the
    guest affectionately dubbing her "Bat Lady".

    Her quirky character and her soothing voice instantly won her
    praise from those watching at home and Simon and Tim beamed in
    adoration as they listed to her wealth of knowledge.

    Showing off her favourite friend Honey, Jenny told the show:
    "Eight years ago in her maiden flight, I think she hit a London bus.
    She was found on a pavement in Kensington and in real trouble.
    She was very emotional and missed her mummy."

    "She's called Honey because I always mend my wounds with
    honey," continued the guru.

    Jenny went on to explain that the little furry friend was "bat-
    illiterate" and unable to fly, and so she lives with her and takes an
    educational tour of schools.

    Sunday Brunch viewers took to social media to discuss the
    "amazing" guest and call for her to have her own show, maybe a
    children's one.

    Posting on their account, one said: "Some channel needs to give
    bat lady her own show. travel show, wildlife, anything. an amazing
    lady #SundayBrunch."


    https://www.ok.co.uk/tv/1156371/sunday-brunch-simon-rimmer-strictly-come-dancing-bat-lady-jenny-clark-watch-clip


    Some info on our largest bat:


    Noctule bat

    Nyctalus noctula



    The noctule bat is one of the largest British species and is usually
    the first bat to appear in the evening, sometimes even before
    sunset. Noctules have broad brown ears and a distinctive
    mushroom-shaped tragus.

    Vital statistics

    Head & body length: 37mm - 48mm
    Forearm length: 48mm - 58mm
    Wingspan: 320mm - 400mm
    Weight: 18g - 40g
    Colour: Adults sleek chocolate brown, juveniles and some females
    dull chocolate brown

    This bat has long narrow wings and flies in a straight line, very
    high and fast. It's our biggest bat, but it's still smaller than the
    palm of your hand!

    http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/uk_bats.html#Noctule


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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Apr 18, 10:50 AM
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    How are you with garlic? Or being out in the sun?
    Originally posted by indesisiv


    I did wonder what I might turn into!

    However, I don't like the taste of blood, won't eat rare meat or even pink meat, and I love garlic!
    Plus, although I am an atheist, I don't shrink at the sight of a cross, and am quite happy to pop into churches and cathedrals and stuff.

    I must admit, I don't like being in the full sun. I always wear a hat and Factor 50 and sit in the shade.
    I do like daylight, though, and I am sooooooo not a night person.

    So, on balance, I don't think it's turned me into a vampire. Mind you, it was only a very, very little bite, and maybe I brushed it off before it had a chance to really get going? .......... maybe that was enough to make me sit in the shade? But not enough for the full-blown effect?

    Bride of Dracula be I not! You can all rest easy on the thread!



    Thats you on the naughty step for at least a week

    One packet since January 31st is all I have had

    Im now claiming the title of Smuggy McSmugface
    Originally posted by suki1964
    'Ere! You can't do that! You gave that name to me!

    Hmmmmm. ............ Ok, you can be Smuggy McSmugface2.

    Yuck, bats

    Nothing against them really but ....they fly.....I don't like fings wot fly, like butterflies and moths and bats
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    How are you with pookies and dumbos and aeroplanes?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 17th Apr 18, 11:03 AM
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    How are you with pookies and dumbos and aeroplanes?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I think if any one of those was flying directly towards me I'd be rather worried!
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
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