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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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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th May 18, 1:00 PM
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    Sleazy


    My lights are on, but I'm not really at home.

    Hope everybob's ok

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

    Earl Of The Alphabetty
    Pearls Of Wisdom Dispensed Freely
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th May 18, 2:50 PM
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    Howdie dood-dee, 'Betties!

    Am away at t'moment, and internet went awol last night after I logged in, so I couldn't even log out again!

    So sorry if anyone thought I was here but not replying!

    Doing lots of lovely singing!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Happy days! Have a brilliant time Pyxis!




    My lights are on, but I'm not really at home.


    Hope everybob's ok
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Hellooeee Sleazy


    Hope your poorly burnt finger is ok today.


    Still, could have been worse!




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjrfuEWK9Vo





    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th May 18, 4:09 PM
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    Pyxis
    A quick in and out!



    We sang in a lovely garden today!
    And we're going to be singing with a professional gospel choir this evening........songs we heard for the first time yesterday!
    (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 12th May 18, 4:19 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    A quick in and out!



    We sang in a lovely garden today!
    And we're going to be singing with a professional gospel choir this evening........songs we heard for the first time yesterday!
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    Ooh! I love gospel choir singing! Lucky you! Sing your heart
    out Pyxis!



    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th May 18, 4:21 PM
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    Ooh, but the way, I got a bit damp yesterday, , alcohol-wise, because they had my favourites drink ever, wot I haven't had for over a year, because few places have it, so I had one!

    Only one, though!
    Didn't have any wine with dinner because I never drink wine.

    Not bad for 4.5 months sans alcohol, though!
    It reminded me that I don't like the way it makes me feel.......it's only the taste of this particular drink I like!

    And had another omelette, as didn't want the meat or fish options. That's three in two weeks!

    I think I might be all egged out now, though!

    Byeeeee!
    (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 12th May 18, 6:05 PM
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    Those 'cooking fails' made me laugh Alfie. I didn't watch the whole clip but hope to do so when I do my habitual ritual of taking my (non oral) tablet to bed a few minutes before sleeping.

    Poorly finger not as poorly as I thought (feels ok) , but had a lot of muscular pain in the legs today, almost fell over a couple of times . This week I haven't walked a lot either ... weather?

    Despite good intentions I was thinking about red wine tonight to 'help' ... my diet today has been somewhat nasty anyway as I cooked so much food yesterday . Lots of 'party' and 'snacky' things which I shall eat again tonight (and did for lunch).

    Will have a hot drink and then decide about the wine. Bobby really does enjoy a little red wine too! Just a few fingertips (not the same finger!) dipped into the wine which he then licks with gusto!



    Sing your heart out if that's what you enjoy, Pyxis.
    I sing to Bobby sometimes. He often likes to sit with me listening to music with me too (while we enjoy wine together)

    Not sure if the quote above is 'stretchy' - if so, let me know and I'll delete it.

    While typing this have decided 'yes' to my rhetorical question about wine, which I suppose makes it non-rhetorical, but at least I didn't debate about it much, although the 'inner me' does feel a little 'guilty' ... will raise a glass to you guys later ...

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

    Earl Of The Alphabetty
    Pearls Of Wisdom Dispensed Freely
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th May 18, 7:41 PM
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    In case you're interested Pyxis (not sure whether you're vegetarian too Alfie?), I found this in the reduced section of Sainsbury's earlier. Looks nice, even if rather calorific. I intend to eat it tomorrow with boiled potatoes and some veg.

    I got it reduced from £3.70 to £0.94


    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

    Earl Of The Alphabetty
    Pearls Of Wisdom Dispensed Freely
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th May 18, 8:41 PM
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    NOW the biting makes sense!

    Apparently it's Eurovision tonight .... and Pyxis is singing ... Coincidence?

    I managed to get a preview of her performing ... you have to guess which one is her though



    Much more preferable to Eurovision IMHO

    Hope that we are still friends Pyxis ...

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

    Earl Of The Alphabetty
    Pearls Of Wisdom Dispensed Freely
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th May 18, 10:18 PM
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    Thanks for the kitchen disasters Alfie, and you're correct - I'm not quite that bad!

    The funniest one for me is the poached egg 'thing' near the beginning!

    On that happy note, I'll say goodnight and TTFN

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

    Earl Of The Alphabetty
    Pearls Of Wisdom Dispensed Freely
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th May 18, 6:56 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful, traditional
    and glorious Sunday!




    Together we’re stronger than the storms

    Christian Aid Week 13-19 May 2018

    Hurricane season is approaching. Will you #StandTogether with us
    to help build secure homes for people like Jocelyne?



    For over 70 years, along with our amazing supporters, Christian Aid
    has been helping change the lives of people of all faiths and none in
    the poorest communities around the world.

    This Christian Aid Week (13-19 May 2018), we’re asking everyone to
    #StandTogether and help families like those of Jocelyne, Marcelin and
    Vilia to weather future storms.



    https://www.christianaid.org.uk/christian-aid-week

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info




    Raising Awareness of Food Allergies – Food Allergy Awareness Week

    Food Allergy Awareness Week is an initiative created by FARE
    (Food Allergy Research and Education). The aim of this week is to
    raise awareness of different food allergies and improve public
    understanding of what can sometimes be a life-threatening
    condition.

    What is FARE?

    FARE is one of the world’s largest not for profit organisations that
    specialises in raising awareness of food allergies, educating,
    researching and providing relevant information. It was founded in
    1991, by a mother whose daughter had recently been diagnosed
    with a milk and egg allergy. It began its Food Allergy Awareness
    Week in 1998.

    The Purpose of Food Allergy Awareness Week

    It calls on people to take action and make an impact, on behalf of
    the millions of people around the world that suffer with food
    allergies.

    Events Take Place Throughout May

    If you visit FARE’s website you’ll find a calendar of events and
    things you can do to highlight this initiative. The week itself is from
    May 13 to May 19. But there are events taking place throughout
    the month. For example, there is a Food Allergy Heroes Walk on
    May 23 and you can always buy from FARE’s online store. Teal is
    the colour chosen to represent the initiative, and there are
    countless items available for purchase.


    For the third year in a row, the iconic Empire State Building
    will be lit in teal Sunday night, May 13 to kick off Food Allergy
    Awareness Week!


    It’s possible to shed light on the subject of allergies in a number of
    other ways. Why not contact a media outlet and tell your own
    personal story? Ask officials to officially recognise Food Allergy
    Awareness Week. Take the issue of allergies into your child’s
    classroom and give a presentation. There are plenty of resources
    available online.

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/food-allergy-awareness-week-2018/



    https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/food-allergy-awareness-week

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    This year's NCDUK will be held on Sunday 13th May

    Whether you're having a family day, hosting a community get-
    together, participating in an event or using the day to raise
    awareness about the things you care about - NCDUK is a time to
    celebrate the rights and freedoms of childhood. You can use the
    day to raise funds for local good causes or to support us in growing
    the day and developing our other projects.



    National Children's Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy
    childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of
    children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy
    adults.

    You can run any big or small activity or event that you want for the
    week up to and including the day - but don't forget to let us know
    what you are up to!

    From small family get-togethers to local community events and
    talks - it's a great opportunity to raise awareness about projects
    you are running or things you care about.



    http://www.nationalchildrensdayuk.com/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    International Hummus Day – May 13

    Get ready for your favorite day of the year!



    How to Participate

    Eat hummus on May 13th for breakfast, lunch or dinner

    Organize or join an event during Hummus Day

    Tweet/Instagram using the hashtag #hummusday

    Follow our Facebook page

    Join our Facebook Group

    Add your hummus place to the Hummus Map

    @hummusday Instagram

    Join millions around the world celebrating their love for delicious
    hummus.

    http://hummusday.com/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    London The Tudor Pull



    Where: London - River Thames from Hampton Court to Tower of
    London
    When: A Sunday in April or May
    Time: 2018: From 9 am approx at Hampton Court to approx 4.15
    at the Tower

    The Tudor Pull is a rowing event with much pageantry on the River
    Thames in which an elaborately decorated Royal Barge delivers a
    stela (a piece of wooden water pipe in a special glass case) to the
    Governor of the Tower of London.

    The boat is accompanied by a flotilla of Thames Watermen’s
    Cutters which are rigged with flags and canopies and propelled by
    rowers in full ceremonial livery; they set off from the Royal Palace
    at Hampton Court with a procession to the water.

    The distance covered is around 25 miles and the party create a
    visual spectacle rarely seen on the modern river; after the delivery
    the stela is kept at the Tower until it’s sent back to Hampton Court
    for the following year.

    It’s organised by the Thames Traditional Rowing Association whose
    aim is to promote rowing and sculling on the Thames in
    Waterman’s Cutters (and it’s a great excuse to get dressed-up!)
    though some say its origins lie in the commemoration of the
    sinking of Queen Eleanor’s barge by London Bridge in 1256.

    Helpful Hints

    Check the event Facebook page for the timetable as it varies from
    year to year. In 2018 it will be on Sunday 13th May.

    Click here for the event website : http://www.traditionalrowing.com

    and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TTRALondon/

    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/london-the-tudor-pull/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info





    Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival



    Where: London, at Covent Garden Piazza and St Paul's Church
    When: 2nd Sunday in May
    Time: Procession 11am, Church service noon, performances
    12.30 onwards

    In 1662 on 9th May Samuel Pepys recorded in his diary a
    reference to a performance held at Covent Garden, which has gone
    down in history as the first ever written record of a Punch and
    Judy Show.



    The festival has been held every May for 40 years to mark Mr
    Punch’s birthday and begins with a procession led by a brass band.

    After a toast to the birthday boy himself, a special service takes
    place in St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden during which Mr Punch
    usually makes an appearance in the pulpit. During the afternoon
    the Professors (for such is the title given to practitioners of this
    branch of the puppeteers’ art) take turns to perform in their
    colourful booths around the piazza. Expect slapstick, mayhem and
    boisterous humour!

    Helpful Hints

    In 2018 it will be on Sunday May 13th.

    Click here for the Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/778718382293346/

    Click here for the venue website:
    https://www.coventgarden.london

    Click her for the event website:
    http://www.punchandjudy.com/home.htm#menutop

    and here for more: http://www.thepjf.com/index.html

    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/covent-garden-may-fayre-and-puppet-festival/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    Superhero Run



    Sunday 13 May, Regents Park, London


    Good luck all!

    Are you up for an adventure? Thinking about taking on a challenge
    or charity?

    Do something amazing for missing people and their families. Your
    challenge awaits!

    Whether you enjoy running, cycling or pushing yourself through a
    mud-covered obstacle course, we have the challenge for you. Feel
    fantastic as you cross the finish line, and raise vital funds to
    support a great cause.

    There are loads of ways to get involved, so sign up today.

    Give time

    Use the Search Directory to find out who is missing in your area or
    volunteer for Missing People.

    Give socially

    Join the Search by following us on Facebook or Twitter. The more
    people who share our missing people appeals with friends online,
    the more chance we have of finding them.

    Give anything

    Let us know how you are supporting Missing People! Call us on
    0800 MISSING (647 7464) or email
    supporters@missingpeople.org.uk and tell us how you can help.



    http://www.missingpeople.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise/45-challenge/952-superhero-run-2018.html

    ^^ 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
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th May 18, 3:15 PM
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    In case you're interested Pyxis (not sure whether you're vegetarian too Alfie?), I found this in the reduced section of Sainsbury's earlier. Looks nice, even if rather calorific. I intend to eat it tomorrow with boiled potatoes and some veg.

    I got it reduced from £3.70 to £0.94

    Originally posted by Sleazy

    I'm most definitely a veggie Sleazy.

    I've purchased the Higgidy ratty pie on several occasions
    & very scrumptious it is too! You got a brilliant deal with
    yours! I don't think you can go wrong with Higgidy -
    they produce a brilliant selection of dishes, even though
    they're all a tad high in calories.

    I really love their cauli cheese & broccoli quiche. In fact,
    I'm usually game to try anything as long as it doesn't
    contain meat. Can't abide all the quorn stuff though
    and barely eat any fish these days either. Do love a good
    old fashioned roast dinner though, but without the 'roast'
    iyswim.


    Thanks for the kitchen disasters Alfie, and you're correct - I'm not quite that bad!

    The funniest one for me is the poached egg 'thing' near the beginning!
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    I agree - the poached egg thingy was hilarious! Loppy eyes!
    And all the 'great expectations' burnt to smithereens!



    Sing your heart out if that's what you enjoy, Pyxis.
    I sing to Bobby sometimes. He often likes to sit with me listening to music with me too (while we enjoy wine together)

    While typing this have decided 'yes' to my rhetorical question about wine, which I suppose makes it non-rhetorical, but at least I didn't debate about it much, although the 'inner me' does feel a little 'guilty' ... will raise a glass to you guys later ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    I think young Pyxis is having a whale of a time! Yesterday
    she mentioned about singing with a pro gospel choir (love
    gospel singing) and I've just found the following on youtube:
    'The 100 Voices of Gospel go for gold! Week 2 Auditions,
    Britain's Got Talent 2016'.

    Think it's brilliant, especially around 2.09 when they really
    start strutting their stuff!



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK_FiuyVU2Y


    and here they are again in the semi final ....




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNTQ8W0DWyc


    and once more in the grand final ....




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7rCIr-fcr0







    I enjoyed my little tipple of wine yesterday evening and shall
    be imbibing again tonight! Cheers!



    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th May 18, 4:10 PM
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    Will have a listen later (probably in bed again)!

    All about taste - I like most of the quorn stuff! Not keen on Tofu though ...
    Like you, fish is still on the list, but very rarely eaten.
    Higgidy pie now has yesterday's date on it, but it's been in the fridge so should be ok.

    I too will imbibe again tonight as I've had a busy day (hence not here) ...
    Hope to be back later ....

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

    Earl Of The Alphabetty
    Pearls Of Wisdom Dispensed Freely
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th May 18, 4:49 PM
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    Pyxis
    So, I am a minion now, am I, Sleazy?
    Humph.

    (Memo to self....... remove Sleazy from Xmas card list!) hahahahahahahha! Not really!

    Cos I don't have a Xmas card list

    And yes, you were right, I was the third minion from the left.





    By the way, I'm having the most awful problem with internet connections here. Either I can't log on at all, or else I can, and then the connection goes, and won't come back, so I can't log off.
    So if I go quiet, but the light is green, that's why!


    The gospel concert was fabulous.......wonderful experience! Today we did some singing in a castle, and several people stopped to listen!
    Doing some more later. Not in the castle, 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!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th May 18, 5:05 PM
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    Sleazy
    Glad that you're ok, even if the internet is poorly

    That'll teach you to go gallivanting around the countryside singing!

    Don't you go worrying about either me or Alfie.
    We're still here enjoying our Higgidy pies and glasses of wine

    Edit - Alfie, you were correct. The pie was really delicious ... now having half a glass of wine .
    I don't think I'd pay almost £4 for one pie though ... so get reducing more of them Sainsbury's!
    Last edited by Sleazy; 13-05-2018 at 6:22 PM. Reason: Pie Verdict

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

    Earl Of The Alphabetty
    Pearls Of Wisdom Dispensed Freely
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th May 18, 6:54 PM
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    Sleazy
    ....

    By the way, I'm having the most awful problem with internet connections here. Either I can't log on at all, or else I can, and then the connection goes, and won't come back, so I can't log off.
    So if I go quiet, but the light is green, that's why!

    ...
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I'm probably 'training' somewhere tomorrow if the weather forecast is correct, usually have similar issues. I often 'log off' on my tablet to find that I haven't the next time I want to log on and don't have to.

    Does that sound jumbled?
    I know what I mean ....

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

    Earl Of The Alphabetty
    Pearls Of Wisdom Dispensed Freely
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 13th May 18, 8:35 PM
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    suki1964
    Just be more like me and never log off
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th May 18, 8:57 PM
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    Pyxis
    Oh God, now I can only get a signal from one part of my hotel room, but not from my bed, where I do all my surfing from.

    Too tired to sit at the desk to read posts, so will log off.





    I like to log off, so that people don't think I'm logged in when I'm not!



    I knew what you meant, earlier, Sleazy, and I hope what I just said made sense, too!
    (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 May 18, 1:45 AM
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    Sleazy
    No happy chatty at this hour.
    I'm not happy chappy as I can't sleep.

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

    Earl Of The Alphabetty
    Pearls Of Wisdom Dispensed Freely
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th May 18, 6:17 AM
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    AlfieBlue
    Part 1 of 2






    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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




    Mental Health Awareness Week





    Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year for Mental Health
    Awareness Week (14-20 May), we're focusing on stress. Research
    has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem
    in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this.

    By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health
    problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances,
    self-harm and suicide. We will look at how we can tackle stress and
    help improve our mental health.

    What can you do for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018?

    This year we're encouraging people to run a Curry & Chaat event
    for Mental Health Awareness Week.



    Curry & Chaat is our new fundraising campaign. The aim is simple:
    get together with friends, enjoy a delicious curry and raise money
    for the Mental Health Foundation and our vision of a world with
    good mental health for all.



    Get involved!

    Great ideas to help you get involved and raise awareness of mental
    health across Mental Health Awareness Week 14-20 May 2018.



    What are you doing for Mental Health Awareness Week?

    Find out about all the events near you and add your own event to
    our map.



    https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info








    Action For Brain Injury Week is a week-long awareness raising
    event that takes place between the 14th and 20th May 2018. Also
    known as ABI Week, the event is organised by Headway, a leading
    charity that is dedicated to promoting understanding of all aspects
    of brain injury.

    For 2018, the theme of ABI week is “You, Me, and Brain Injury”.
    This theme was chosen to highlight the effect that brain injury can
    have not only on the individual but also their relationships with
    friends, family and colleagues. A social media campaign with this
    theme will be taking place, allowing anyone affected by brain
    injury to share their story.

    A number of events will be taking place during the week including
    fundraising events, special stories in the media and the popular
    Hats For Headway Day on Friday 18th May. On this day
    participants can get involved to raise money, and awareness about
    brain injures by donating £1 to the charity, wearing a wacky hat
    and posting a picture on social media using the hashtag
    #HatsForHeadway. Everyone who takes part in Hats For Headway
    has the opportunity to win afternoon tea for two at the Dorchester
    Hotel in London.

    For more information about ABI week and Hats For Headway visit
    www.headway.org.uk.

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/action-for-brain-injury-awareness-week-2018/



    https://www.headway.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/you-me-and-brain-injury/

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    Happy Anniversary to our gluten free community!

    Coeliac UK Awareness Week is 14-20 May

    Help us celebrate by holding your own party and raising £50 for 50
    years throughout May or come along to one of our research talks
    to find out the latest developments.



    Research talks

    We're touring the country to tell you about developments in
    research on coeliac disease. Come along to find out how the £2
    million we've already invested in research has made a difference
    and what £5 million more could achieve for people who need to
    live without gluten. From Somerset to Stirling, we're bringing our
    talks somewhere near you.



    Order your party pack

    You know all about how much has changed since 1968, and we
    think that's worth celebrating! So raise £50 for our 50th
    Anniversary by throwing a gluten free party. Whether it's afternoon
    tea, a retro dinner party, or a lunchtime get together at work, our
    party pack has everything you need to make your event a success.
    Plus why not check out our 60s themed anniversary recipes for
    inspiration?

    Get involved in your local Anniversary celebration

    There are all sorts of events going on up and down the country
    thanks to our amazing local groups. From a tea dance to a
    children's fun day and everything in between (think super hero
    parties, afternoon teas, awareness raising stands and barbecues)
    there will be something going on near you. Check our events page
    to see what's on or contact your local group.



    https://www.coeliac.org.uk/get-involved/community/celebrating-50-years-of-helping-people-live-gluten-free/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    This year’s Deaf Awareness Week (DAW) is nearly here! From 14–
    20 May, we’re raising awareness and challenging perceptions of
    hearing loss and deafness across the UK.

    We have a range of DAW events lined up, including our very first
    comedy night headlined by Stewart Lee in London (sold out
    event!). We also have some eye-catching DAW materials for you to
    download and use if you’d like to run your own DAW event or raise
    awareness in your office, school or community. We’d love you to
    get involved!

    There’s so much support, information and new technology
    available to help with hearing loss and deafness. Not everyone
    realises this, so we're using DAW to spread the word. We’ll also be
    sharing the inspirational stories of people who’ve taken action and
    refused to let hearing loss or deafness hold them back – look out
    for our ‘I definitely can’ campaign on Facebook, Twitter and
    Instagram.

    If you – or your partner, parent or friend – have noticed the first
    signs of hearing loss or are struggling to take control, find out how
    we can help.

    Please revisit this page during DAW and follow us on social media
    for news and updates!

    https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/live-well/deaf-awareness-week/



    http://deafcouncil.org.uk/deaf-awareness-week/



    http://www.ndcs.org.uk/family_support/communication/deaf_awareness/deaf_awareness_info.html

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    Awareness Week

    Every year in May, Dying Matters and our coalition members host
    an Awareness Week, which gives us an unparalleled opportunity to
    place the importance of talking about dying, death and
    bereavement firmly on the national agenda. In 2018, the week will
    run from 14th to the 20th of May and we will be asking "What Can
    You Do... in your community?"


    We’re also pleased to announce that the theme will be same as
    2017: What Can You Do? We had such positive feedback from our
    supporters, the media and our partners, that we wanted to try
    something different and stick with the same theme for a few years
    in a row. The difference in 2018 is that we will be expanding it to
    ask "What Can You Do...in your community?"



    https://www.dyingmatters.org/AwarenessWeek

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info









    Learning at Work Week 2018 takes place from 14th - 20th May on
    the theme 'Networked for Learning'.

    Find out below how to run brilliant events and take part in the
    biggest festival of workplace learning.



    https://www.campaign-for-learning.org.uk/Pages/News/Category/learning-at-work-week

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





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    Foster Care Fortnight™ is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness
    raising campaign, delivered by leading fostering charity, The
    Fostering Network. Established for almost 20 years, the campaign
    showcases the commitment, passion and dedication of foster
    carers. It also supports fostering services to highlight the need for
    more foster carers. Thousands of new foster families are needed
    every year to care for children, with the greatest need being for
    foster carers for older children, sibling groups, disabled children
    and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

    There a range of ways you can get involved with Foster Care
    Fortnight 2018. Find out more here. >>>

    The Fostering Network provides resources for fostering services to
    engage with Foster Care Fortnight. Member services can find out
    more here.

    Foster Care Fortnight receives around 1,000 pieces of media
    coverage each year, and The Fostering Network is delighted to
    receive the backing of celebrities and politicians from across the
    UK who lend their support to our campaign.

    Foster Care Fortnight 2018 will take place from 14 to 27 May.



    https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/get-involved/foster-care-fortnight

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Sun Awareness Week 2018 (May 14th-20th)

    This year we will be launching the results of a survery of UK
    consultant dermatologists into behaviours around sun safety and
    tanning. This will be available in the media section of this website
    from Friday 11th May.

    Sun Awareness Week 2018 is also seeing the launch of the first
    ever 'Don't Bake' Bake, a campaign aimed at encouraging the
    public to bake tasty treats instead of their skin. For more details,
    visit www.thedontbakebake.com.



    http://www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public/sun-awareness-campaign/sun-awareness-week#

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    EAT VEGGIE FOOD DURING NATIONAL VEGETARIAN WEEK!

    National Vegetarian Week 2018 runs from 14-20 May and it’s all
    about eating delicious and exciting veggie food. Everyone is
    welcome to join in and we’ve got loads of mouth-watering recipes,
    tips and resource packs to help you make the most of it.



    Sign up for our newsletters which will be jam packed with fantastic
    recipes, helpful information and competitions throughout the
    week! If you have a couple of seconds you can also help NVW
    trend across social media.



    https://www.nationalvegetarianweek.org/

    ^^ 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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    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
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