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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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    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 15th May 18, 7:13 PM
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    Just poured myself an itsy-bitsy glass of wine Sleazy.

    Bottoms up!

    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Why do I like 'bad' women?
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th May 18, 7:32 PM
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    Just poured myself an itsy-bitsy glass of wine Sleazy.


    Bottoms up!


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Why do I like 'bad' women?
    Originally posted by Sleazy




    Better the devil you know!



    Alfie xxx
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 15th May 18, 8:01 PM
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    Got some sort of 'bug'. Again.

    My immune system runs on 'low' because of an illness a few years ago and I seem to get everything that goes round! First thought was hayfever (?), but now have ear ache etc. so I think not ...

    I know what you mean about tempting fate . I got a 'permanent' ban for a few months last year - I asked for a reconsideration on the basis that I tried to get on with folks better and was allowed back. The 'stupid' thing is that I now seem to get on ok (most of the time!) with posters that I didn't before . Life's funny.

    TBH - Today I had bought Mrs S some Pear Cider. She has another stressful day tomorrow. The food I cooked was spicy(ish), and she fancied a glass of red wine afterwards. It didn't take much to convince me to open a bottle, but I wasn't that bothered. Still 'enjoyable' though . She was going to start cutting back from yesterday, but I suggested that she wait until her stressful appointments are all over (It's all work, not health related btw), hopefully ending tomorrow. Tonight I'm giving her 'silent support' by being in the next room if she wants to talk but leaving her in her 'own space' if she doesn't. Sounds worse than it really is

    Now I DO feel guilty about having wine today. Thank you for reminding me.

    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Sure life can be !!!! and stress full at times and times you just want a drink

    I wasn't giving off, just checking that you aren't slipping back into mindless drinking - looking out for my diet buddy

    Don't feel guilty about it, enjoy it x
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 16th May 18, 2:30 AM
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    Good Morning Alphabetty's

    Mrs S has the stressful situation, but it's me that can't sleep

    I'll try to sleep again in a while but don't want to spoil her sleep.
    We both need energy today, but it doesn't matter if I nod off over brekkie in Wetherspoons later .
    Her Ladyship is involved doing stuff at school for exams (SATS or something), so needs to be more alert.
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th May 18, 6:34 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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







    SPREAD YOUR WINGS – ANY NIGHT!

    Lates every night and the Museums at Night festival 16 to 19 May
    2018!

    Museums at Night is the UK-wide festival of Lates in museums and
    galleries, produced by Culture24, the Brighton-based arts charity
    dedicated to shining a light on Britain’s sparkling culture and
    heritage.

    Now Lates can be enjoyed any night: we’ve updated our website to
    include events in museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and
    archives anywhere in the UK on any night of the year.

    You can still browse through the hundreds of event listings on the
    evenings of Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 May 2018 which are
    part of the festival but why stop there? We have events to enjoy
    that start after 5pm in just about any kind of non-performing arts
    type venue, both ticketed and free!

    Highlights from the festival include: Light Night Liverpool on Friday
    18 May, Late Shows in Newcastle/Gateshead on Friday 18 and
    Saturday 19 May and 41 events over the four nights in London.

    Join the Museums at Night revolution: sign up to our free
    Newsletter for all the news, read the first ever reports into
    Museum Lates, produced by Culture24, and if your involved behind
    the Lates scenes come to our conference at the National Gallery in
    June.

    http://museumsatnight.org.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    Newbiggin Freeholders
    Beating the Bounds and Dunting the Freeholder




    Where: Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland starting at St
    Bartholomew's Church Cottage on Front Street and heading onto
    the Golf Course
    When: 3rd Wednesday in May
    Time: 9.30

    The Freeholders of Newbiggin hold their annual boundary marking
    walk on the third Wednesday in May each year, and if they have a
    new Freeholder present, that person gets “dunted” three times on
    the dunting stone situated on the golf course on the eighth fairway
    (it’s a bit like being given the bumps).



    A short ceremony takes place at the Dunting Stone and the
    boundaries are inspected on the course of the walk.

    Newbiggin was an important port in days gone by and the right to
    be a Freeholder was a much sought after honour ; the benefits
    included harbour tolls and land rentals as well as prestige.

    The Freeholders give out nuts during the walk, which lasts about 2
    hours and ends at 11.30 before their AGM.

    Helpful Hints

    The original Dunting Stone was vandalised many years ago and its
    site is marked by a white concrete pillar.

    The walk takes place every year, usually but not invariably on the
    3rd Wednesday in May, but dunting only happens if a new
    freeholder is present – in 2013 there were two new Freeholders.

    It starts on Front Street not far west of the Post Office and it’s
    recommended that you meet the group at the beginning, as
    finding the Dunting Stone will otherwise be a challenge. It’s a
    relatively easy walk with a stile and a couple of slopes – beware
    of golf balls! The crowd is small but very welcoming.

    In 2018 it takes place on Wednesday May 16th .



    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/newbiggin-freeholders/

    ^^ 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
    • colinw
    • By colinw 16th May 18, 8:13 AM
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    Good Morning Alfie and all others who pass though here
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 16th May 18, 8:54 AM
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    ..........
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 16th May 18, 8:58 AM
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    Good Morning people of the Alphabet thread
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th May 18, 4:40 PM
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    Good afternoon all!






    I'm sooo looking forward to the wedding this Saturday.




    Can you tell?



    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 16th May 18, 6:42 PM
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    Good afternoon all!

    I'm sooo looking forward to the wedding this Saturday.



    Can you tell?

    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Wedding? Saturday?
    Anybody we know?
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th May 18, 8:20 PM
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    I'm sooo looking forward to the wedding this Saturday.




    Can you tell?



    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Wedding? Saturday?
    Anybody we know?
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Sleeaazzyy! Surely everyone knows! Here's a weeny hint .........














    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 16th May 18, 8:49 PM
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    Call me sad if you want
    But I've gone to bed at 8-45 as I'm very tired.
    See you tomorrow

    TTFN
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th May 18, 6:31 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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




    The World Hypertension League (WHL) is excited to celebrate World
    Hypertension Day (WHD) 2018 on May 17, 2018. The theme for
    World Hypertension Day is Know Your Numbers with a goal of
    increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations
    around the world. You can download the 2018 Data Reporting Sheet
    by clicking here.

    In 2018, WHL in conjunction with the International Society of
    Hypertension (ISH) will also promote May Measurement Month
    (MMM). For information on how to participate, please go to the
    May Measurement Month link by clicking here

    THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING WITH US!



    http://www.whleague.org/index.php/features/world-hypertension-day





    http://maymeasure.com/

    http://ish-world.com/index.htm

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    Worldwide LGBT organisations elect “Alliances for Solidarity” as
    2018 global theme

    Every year the global community of sexual and gender minorities
    identifies one specific focus issue for the celebrations around May
    17th.

    This focus issue is of course only a suggestion and it is left for
    everyone to see how this is relevant for their strategies



    This year, the proposal is to focus attention on ALLIANCES for
    SOLIDARITY

    Indeed, no battle can be won in isolation. We all need to keep
    strengthening alliances, especially when we need to ensure safety,
    fight violence, lobby for legal change, and/or campaign to change
    hearts and minds.

    Putting the focus of the Day on Solidarity and Alliances can create
    a valuable opportunity for all of us to reach out to our current
    partners to reinforce our bond, to reach out to new partners to
    raise awareness of our commonalities, and to engage in collective
    action around the Day.

    This focus should also be a welcome reminder of the need for
    solidarity within the communities of sexual and gender minorities,
    as the rights of one specific group cannot be solidly secured if the
    rights of other groups are left unchallenged.

    The focus on alliances should also highlight the necessity for
    sexual and gender minorities to be allies to other vulnerable
    groups (e.g. migrants, people living in poverty, vulnerable
    children, etc.).

    We wish everyone a fantastic IDAHOTB



    http://dayagainsthomophobia.org/worldwide-lgbt-organisations-elect-alliances-for-solidarity-as-2018-global-theme/

    https://dayagainsthomophobia.org/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Join us on Thursday, May 17 2018 and mark the seventh Global
    Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to
    get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web,
    software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different
    disabilities.

    The target audience of GAAD is the design, development, usability,
    and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence
    technology and its use. While people may be interested in the topic
    of making technology accessible and usable by persons with
    disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where
    to start. Awareness comes first. Read the blog post by Joe Devon
    that inspired GAAD.

    Learn more about:

    How this all got started

    Public events that you are invited to attend

    Other activities taking place to mark the day

    Whether you participate in an organized activity with others or not,
    join us and take an hour out of your day to experience digital
    accessibility first-hand.

    E-mail us at globala11yawarenessday at gmail.com.

    Show support for this effort by Liking our Facebook page.

    Follow gbla11yday on Twitter and tweet using the #gaad hashtag.



    http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info




    The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society
    Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the
    use of the Internet and other information and communication
    technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as
    of ways to bridge the digital divide.

    17 May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first
    International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the
    International Telecommunication Union.

    2018 Theme: Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for
    All


    Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed interacts
    with a robot named Sophia ...

    In recent years there has been significant progress in AI
    technology, made possible by tremendous advances in contributing
    fields, such as Big Data, machine learning, computing power,
    storage capacity and cloud computing, among others. AI-based
    technologies are already emerging as a key component of
    proactive tools and applications being used to help people lead
    better lives by improving healthcare, education, finance,
    agriculture, transportation, and a wide range of other services.

    The 2018 theme will focus on the potential of Artificial Intelligence
    (AI) to accelerate the United Nations Sustainable Development
    Goals (SDGs).

    http://www.un.org/en/events/telecommunicationday/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Crunchy cookies, chewy brownies, decadent tortes, cute cupcakes,
    crusty baked bread…baking is an art this world would just not be
    the same without.



    Do you even know anyone who could honestly say they don’t have
    deep, unconditional love for at least one of the above? We thought
    not!

    This World Baking Day, it’s time to dig out that rolling pin and
    prepare something delicious! Surprise a friend, coworker,
    neighbour or relative with a delicious sweet or savoury treat to let
    them know how much you care, or just make something to enjoy
    in your own home.

    However you decide to celebrate this day, make it deliciously
    unforgettable!


    https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-baking-day/




    http://absnet.org.uk/support-us/get-involved/events/world-baking-day

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info





    Harwich Kichel Throwing



    Where: Harwich, Essex at the Guildhall on Church Street
    When: 3rd Thursday in May
    Time: Noon

    Kichels are small spiced fruit buns which are made at the local
    bakers shop in Harwich especially for the event.

    It’s a charity scramble – the kichels are tossed from the upstairs
    windows of the Guildhall by the newly elected Mayor, to the crowd
    of children (and a few adults!) outside.

    The Throwing follows a meeting in the Guildhall and a short service
    at the nearby church.

    The custom dates back a few hundred years (though during
    wartime rationing the Mayor had to give out apples instead of
    cakes!). The kichels are neatly wrapped so even if they drop to the
    ground they are edible.

    Helpful Hints

    In 2018 it will be on Thursday May 17th. (In 2015 it was on
    Thursday May 28th which is a week later than usual but this was a
    one-off occurrence).

    Click here for the council website:
    http://www.harwichtowncouncil.co.uk

    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/harwich-kichel-throwing/

    ^^ 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
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th May 18, 7:53 AM
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    Morning All!
    Slept ok and now fed & watered.
    Had avocado with scrambled eggs today, was ok but not special.

    Pyxis hasn't posted for a few days. I know she's away, but usually gives us a wave. Hope that she's ok.
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 17th May 18, 10:34 AM
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    Morning Bettys

    Just passing through
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 17th May 18, 10:35 AM
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    Good afternoon all!



    I'm sooo looking forward to the wedding this Saturday.




    Can you tell?



    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Nope nope nope nope nope..........Bah Humbug!
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 17th May 18, 10:42 AM
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    Good afternoon all!


    I'm sooo looking forward to the wedding this Saturday.


    Can you tell?

    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Erm not really no as the quote above is roughly what I see of your post... who's wedding is it and when on Sat?
    Its not going to get in the way and make the traffic busy when I go to Morrisons is it?
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • colinw
    • By colinw 17th May 18, 11:02 AM
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    Good afternoon all!






    I'm sooo looking forward to the wedding this Saturday.




    Can you tell?



    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    and don't forget the FA Cup Final!
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 17th May 18, 11:09 AM
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    and don't forget the FA Cup Final!
    Originally posted by colinw
    Who's playing? And is that going to interfere with me having to go shopping?
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • colinw
    • By colinw 17th May 18, 11:14 AM
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    Who's playing? And is that going to interfere with me having to go shopping?
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    What time do you shop? you might find it quieter as some people might stay in to watch the match... 5:15pm it is between Manchester United and Chelsea.
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