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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 8th May 18, 10:30 AM
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    Not sure that it counts, but om so ungry ay cud ate a scabby oss!
    I've had to settle for a couple of toasted and buttered crumpets though!

    Empathise with the fidgeting, but my calories still like me too much!
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 8th May 18, 12:28 PM
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    Scrambletters, there is a solution which has been used for centuries

    Well maybe not centuries but I've always known

    The grill

    Put it on whilst cooking omlette, when set flash it under the grill to set the top
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th May 18, 12:35 PM
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    Scrambletters, there is a solution which has been used for centuries

    Well maybe not centuries but I've always known

    The grill

    Put it on whilst cooking omlette, when set flash it under the grill to set the top
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Bain of my life!

    The grill in the oven (low-level) I never use, because you have to keep the door shut, and it takes ages and ages and then in a split second it burns.

    I got a microwave with a grill option because of that, and it takes for ever and ever and ever! Useless!

    Next time I do my kitchen, if there ever is a next time, it's a high-level gas grill for me!

    No worries, presentation isn't important when there's only me! And it gets scoffed in five seconds anyway!


    You might know........what's a whites-only omelette like? Have you ever had one?
    Thinking of the kcals on a fast day, you see.


    Mind you, then I'd be left with the yolks.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th May 18, 12:41 PM
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    Are you yolking? Where's yow protein in t'whites?

    Good Morning Suki ...
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th May 18, 12:52 PM
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    Are you yolking? Where's yow protein in t'whites?

    Good Morning Suki ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Actually, 'cos I just looked it up!, most of the protein is in the white, and most of the fat is in the yolk!


    QUOTE
    Most of the fat in a hard-boiled egg is contained in the yolk. The yolk provides about 55 calories worth of combined fat and protein. Egg whites, on the other hand, are packed with fat-free nutrition. You'll consume 4 to 5 grams of protein, just 17 calories, and virtually no fat in a single large egg white. Egg whites are also a good source of leucine, an amino acid that may help you lose weight.QUOTE



    Not sure about the leucine effect; I'll go and look that up.





    Edit.......the jury's out on the leucine effect. It appears to help weight loss in rats and mice, because it helps the body to retain muscle mass when dieting.

    However, it hasn't been directly proven to have that effect on humans.



    QUOTE
    For several years now, researchers have been studying the impact of leucine on weight loss. Some scientists believe that leucine can help your body hold on to muscle mass when you are dieting. Maintaining muscle mass is important for both initial weight loss and for weight maintenance because those muscles help your body burn more calories every day.

    So why isn't every dieter running to the store for leucine supplements?

    Because many of the studies about leucine supplements have been done on rats and mice. So if your rat needs to lose weight, then a leucine supplement may be in order. But research into supplements has been unable to show conclusive results that leucine will necessarily aid in weight loss or weight maintenance in humans.
    UNQUOTE


    I hope people with fat rats have taken note of this!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 08-05-2018 at 12:59 PM.
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 8th May 18, 1:58 PM
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    I haven!!!8217;t a clue about egg white omelette , I wouldn!!!8217;t inflict it on myself

    Actually I lie, I tried a mouthful when we had a houseguest who wanted it, minging. But then she liked weird and wonderful food stuffs like yourself so you may well like it.

    Life is too short. Enjoy the egg. It!!!8217;s good for you
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 8th May 18, 3:13 PM
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    Eeeeeeeeeeeeee! Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Donklings!

    Me likee donklings!
    Originally posted by Pyxis





    12 Dec 2017 - Uploaded by The Donkey Sanctuary

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg0cqaAm5Z0





    30 Jun 2014 - Uploaded by The Donkey Sanctuary

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVP2KV2fnyQ



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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th May 18, 3:15 PM
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    Aw! Dozens of donklings!

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th May 18, 3:54 PM
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    ...
    Life is too short. Enjoy the egg. It!!!8217;s good for you
    Originally posted by suki1964


    Did you know that eggs were rationed after WW2 until 1953?


    I'm going to carry on eating them:
    https://www.nhs.uk/news/food-and-diet/is-the-egg-myth-beaten/
    Last edited by Sleazy; 08-05-2018 at 4:22 PM. Reason: Added Link
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th May 18, 6:13 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys
    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this magical
    Wednesday!



    Europe Day



    In Brexit Britain, it might now be a case of closing the stable door
    after the horse has bolted, but for the 48 percent of people who
    want an excuse to fall out with family once again, Europe Day
    seems as good a time as any to do it.

    Held on May 9th every single year, Europe Day “celebrates peace
    and unity” across the continent in a non-sarcastic way – and
    national and international political buildings throw open their doors
    and hold events for the public.

    The date was chosen as it was when French foreign minister
    Robert Schuman made the so-called “Schuman declaration” – this
    speech in 1950 set out the idea that Europe usher in a whole new
    era of political cooperation in Europe, just five years after the end
    of the Second World War.

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



    https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/symbols/europe-day_en

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    National Bike to School Day



    On may, 9th 2012 the first National Bike to School Day was held in
    a joint effort with the reputable League of American Bicyclists. Kids
    are urged to securely bike or stroll to class on this day.

    The occasion expands on the prevalence of the well-known Walk to
    School Day, which is commended the nation over and all around
    the world in October. Numerous people group and schools have
    been holding bike and walk to class occasions for a considerable
    length of time. National Bike to School Day gives a chance to
    schools to consolidate and celebrate to work off of the energy of
    National Bike Month.



    National Bike to School Day was made to give a chance to schools
    the country over to combine to praise the vitality of National Bike
    Month.



    The most effective method to observe the World Bike Day:

    The ideal approach to commend this day is of course to bike to
    class! Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag
    #NationalBikeToSchoolDay when posting on their social media
    platform. It will help the day get more attention.



    In 2018 the Bike to School Day will be held on May 9 and is open
    to all. Get your helmets and join the vast number of understudies,
    families, group accomplices, and leaders all around the nation who
    have an interest in the 2018 Bike to School Day. Members
    commenced 2017’s ride in record-breaking numbers! A large
    number of students biked to class amid during that festivity. This
    day can be enjoyable especially if done in a group.

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/bike-school-day-2018/





    Lost Sock Awareness Day



    Lost Sock Awareness Day takes place on May 9th every year, to
    commemorate all those odd socks that started life as a shiny new
    pair.



    Celebrate World Lost Sock Day by attempting to reunite long lost
    pairs of socks.



    Failing that you could spend the day trying to start a trend of
    mismatched socks so that all the single socks out there can be
    saved.



    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/national-lost-sock-day-2018/







    History

    Discover more about the man who created Peter Pan, the children
    that inspired him and how Barrie's legacy lives on in Great Ormond
    Street Hospital.

    “Second to the right, and then straight on till morning”



    JM Barrie, Peter Pan and Great Ormond Street Hospital

    James Matthew Barrie was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland on 9 May
    1860. His father was a handloom weaver and James was the ninth
    of ten children. After graduating from Edinburgh University, he
    moved to London to seek his fortune in the world of literature and
    theatre. His first lodgings were in Grenville Street, behind Great
    Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). It was this house that became
    the inspiration for the Darlings’ family home. In 1894, he married
    the actress Mary Ansell.
    [Read more] >>>



    JM Barrie and GOSH

    In 1929, with the popularity of both the play and the novel firmly
    established, Barrie unexpectedly and generously gifted his
    copyright of Peter Pan to GOSH.

    Barrie had already supported GOSH over many years and in 1929
    he was approached to sit on a committee to help buy land, so that
    the Hospital could build a much-needed new wing. Barrie declined
    but said that he ‘hoped to find another way to help’. Two months
    later, the Hospital board was stunned to learn that Barrie had
    donated all his rights for Peter Pan to GOSH. At a Guildhall dinner
    later that year, Barrie explained the impetus for his gift: “At one
    time, Peter Pan was an invalid in the Hospital… and it was he who
    put me up to the little thing I did".



    Through this gift, Peter Pan’s magic made an unprecedented leap
    from the realm of fiction into reality and the hospital began to
    receive royalties every time a production of the play was on, as
    well as from the sale of Peter Pan books and other products. Barrie
    requested that the amount raised for the hospital from Peter Pan
    never be revealed, and GOSH has always honoured his wishes.

    In recognition of J M Barrie’s unprecedented generosity, and the
    exceptional work of the Hospital itself, the House of Lords
    sprinkled more fairy dust over GOSH in 1988, by voting
    overwhelmingly for a special clause in the UK’s Copyright Designs
    & Patents Act. This amendment gives the hospital the right to a
    royalty from Peter Pan in perpetuity.



    Thus, for over [80] years, the story of Peter Pan and his battle
    against arch-enemy Captain Hook has enchanted children and
    adults alike, and continues to benefit the seriously ill children who
    come to GOSH for life-saving treatment every day.



    https://www.gosh.org/about-us/peter-pan/history

    ^^ 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 9th May 18, 6:46 AM
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    Good Morning Alfie & other Betty's

    I do reuse single socks (why do socks only get holes in one foot)?
    Or why does one sock get lost in the wash?

    Anyway, I sometimes use a single sock as a phone case. I have bought proper, snazzy, coloured cases but I eventually lose them. Old socks I don't.

    Also, useful for putting coins in to save pockets getting holes in. Plus, a sock with a few coins in makes a formidable 'cosh' should you ever get accosted in the street, although I would almost never advocate violence . Much better to 'hug a hoodie' IMHO.

    Places to go and things to do today, so be back for a chat later we hopes!

    TTFN
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th May 18, 7:20 AM
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    Good Morning Alfie & other Betty's

    I do reuse single socks (why do socks only get holes in one foot)?
    Or why does one sock get lost in the wash?

    Anyway, I sometimes use a single sock as a phone case. I have bought proper, snazzy, coloured cases but I eventually lose them. Old socks I don't.

    Also, useful for putting coins in to save pockets getting holes in. Plus, a sock with a few coins in makes a formidable 'cosh' should you ever get accosted in the street, although I would almost never advocate violence . Much better to 'hug a hoodie' IMHO.

    Places to go and things to do today, so be back for a chat later we hopes!

    TTFN
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Socks are also good for:

    Keeping jewellery in, or taking it on holiday.



    Keeping any small items in, come to that.

    Transporting small china or glass knick-knacks and ornaments.



    Old or redundant socks are good for:-

    Dusting.. you can put your hand into the sock and then get into nooks and crannies. Can be slightly dampened first, for extra effect.

    Polishing....... silver, metals, shoes, mirrors!


    You can cut the toe off and use them as arm/sleeve protectors when doing messy work.



    Don't some people use them to protect golf clubs on the cheap?


    I
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th May 18, 7:31 AM
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    Of course, as every fule noes, socks going missing is simply the way socks get divorced.


    One of them runs off with a sock from next door.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th May 18, 7:39 AM
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    Nothing to do with socks, but I thought this was funny! .............




    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 9th May 18, 9:13 AM
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    Morning Everyone

    I think we should have a wave at Bear day today! I hope she is well if she does ever look in here!

    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th May 18, 9:17 AM
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    On a train, so is this a Training Day for moo? Auto carrot's translation of moi BTW .

    Also have used socks as bottle protectors coming back from holiday.
    And used to keep an odd pair in my rucksack when I worked "Just in case" my feet got wet. Odd socks is better than wet feet IMHO.
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 9th May 18, 10:11 AM
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    Socks are used for polishing shoes here

    I have a small laundry basket which is the odd sock holding bay

    When Im putting clothes away, odd socks go in there then every now and then I go through it an marry them off

    Some stay just a few weeks, others a year, but I usually manage to pair the majority of them off
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th May 18, 12:28 PM
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    The beauty of buying socks all the same is that when one gets a hole and gets discarded, you can just keep it until another one gets holed, and then you have the pair again.

    Mind you, if I ever buy coloured socks again, I'll wear different colours on each foot.

    If I could afford to, I'd do that with shoes too!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th May 18, 4:38 PM
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    The beauty of buying socks all the same is that when one gets a hole and gets discarded, you can just keep it until another one gets holed, and then you have the pair again.

    Mind you, if I ever buy coloured socks again, I'll wear different colours on each foot.

    If I could afford to, I'd do that with shoes too!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Bit morbid perhaps, but I've often thought that a monoped ought to be able to purchase just one shoe. Why are they sold in 'pairs'? Even Bipeds might have different size feet and have to buy two pairs!

    I have been known to wear odd socks, but then I'm an odd person, so can get away with it
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 9th May 18, 5:17 PM
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    Bit morbid perhaps, but I've often thought that a monoped ought to be able to purchase just one shoe. Why are they sold in 'pairs'? Even Bipeds might have different size feet and have to buy two pairs!

    I have been known to wear odd socks, but then I'm an odd person, so can get away with it
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    When I worked at a hospital that had a limb centre, we used to be donated shoes from the likes of M&S, Barkers, Next, etc, for the limb patients. The friends used to pair them up the best they could, so you might have got a size 4 and a size 4 and a half paired together and the excess were sold to staff for £2 a pair

    Very handy as most of us do have a foot one size bigger then the other
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
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