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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
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 7th Jul 18, 8:59 PM
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    TouchÉ! .
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 8th Jul 18, 5:36 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys
    I hope you're all well on this traditional & scrumptious day!




    HELPING SEAFARERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

    Sailors’ Society is an international Christian charity working in
    ports across the world. Our chaplains help seafarers and their
    families, from all faiths and none, with welfare and practical
    support.

    We visit ships in ports and talk with seafarers away from home for
    up to a year at a time; we help them get in touch with much
    missed loved ones and access medical treatment; we liaise with
    frightened families when seafarers are kidnapped by terrorists or
    imprisoned, mostly through no fault of their own; and we build
    homes and schools and provide grants to bring hope and security
    to seafaring communities.

    We cannot do this without your help. Why should you care? Almost
    everything we own or use comes by sea – our cars, our
    computers, our phones. We all rely on seafarers. Seafarers rely on
    us >>>



    https://www.sailors-society.org/

    https://www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk/sea-sunday

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    Join the district in celebrating Pontefract’s unique historic links with
    liquorice during a day of sweet-themed fun and activities for all the
    family across the town centre - and at Pontefract Castle!

    Browse the colourful stalls of our festival market in the historic
    town centre, selling a wide variety of produce – many with a
    liquorice twist!



    Enjoy delicious food and drink, live entertainment and fun
    children’s activities throughout the day, kindly sponsored by
    Tangerine Confectionery.



    This year’s festival has extended to include more sweet-inspired
    fun at Pontefract Castle including showings of ‘Willy Wonka & The
    Chocolate Factory’ (1971) on a huge cinema screen.

    What’s more, you can travel between the town centre and the
    castle using the free Park and Ride service – or you can hitch a
    ride on the free Liquorice Land Train, featuring guest conductor
    Lucy Liquorice!

    https://www.experiencewakefield.co.uk/events/pontefractliquoricefestival.aspx



    http://pontefractliquoricefestival.co.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info





    Buxton Well Dressing Festival



    Where: Buxton, Derbyshire at well locations around town; Blessing
    the Wells at St Annes Church on Bath Road, Crowning at St John's
    Church, Carnival starting at Palace Road

    When: Early July for a week with Blessing the Wells & Crowning on
    1st Sunday, Carnival on 2nd Saturday of Festival

    Time: Blessing the Wells at 1.45, Crowning 3pm (both on Sunday)
    & Carnival from 2pm (Saturday following)

    Well dressing is an ancient Christian custom with its origins lost in
    the mists of time; what is certain is that it is a thanksgiving for a
    supply of clean water and that it is most prevalent in the Peak
    District and surrounding area.

    The dressings themselves are beautifully crafted pictures made
    from flower petals and other natural materials pressed into clay on
    frames; they take many hours to make and in some places visitors
    can watch them being crafted.



    When the Dressings are finished they are set up at wells and
    springs to decorate them and in some cases there will be events
    through the short display season. There are too many well
    dressing customs to list all of them on this website so I selected a
    few of the best known and longest established to illustrate what
    happens each year.

    In Buxton the Festival has been running for over 150 years and
    includes a fair, a Carnival procession and a Well Dressing Queen.

    The wells are dressed over a 3-day period leading up to Blessing
    the Wells on the first weekend of the festival; visitors may watch
    the construction of the dressings at St John’s Church from 9am on
    the Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


    Buxton Well dressing festival - Royal visit

    The Carnival Procession takes place on the Saturday of the second
    weekend of the festival and winds around the town (see website
    link for full route details) before further entertainments in the
    Pavilion Gardens. The dressings stay in place until the Monday
    after the Carnival Procession.

    Helpful Hints

    In 2018 the Festival runs from Sunday July 8th to Monday July
    16th with the Blessing of the Wells and Crowning on Sunday 8th
    starting at St Annes Church and the Carnival Procession on
    Saturday 14th.



    Click here for the event website:
    http://www.buxtonwelldressing.co.uk/

    Click here for welldressing at other locations:
    http://welldressing.com/calendar.php



    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/buxton-well-dressing-festival/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info





    Have a brilliant and safe day all whatever you have planned. I will
    catch up later.

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
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    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 6:02 AM
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    Good Morning Alfie now and to all Betty's passing through later!

    From memory Alfie, our Pyxis has a 'thing' about liquorice. Do you remember the liquorice laces? We used to have red ones and black ones ... probably a half penny each, can't remember. Never was really keen on Bassett's Allsorts though, But they were ok I suppose .....
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jul 18, 6:54 AM
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    You are right! Liquorice!

    Not just any old liquorice, though, has to be the proper stuff, not the garbage made by Panda and Haribo etc, and certainly not the red stuff.

    Luckily, I have a traditional sweetie shop near me that still sells sweets in jars, and she sells proper liquorice cuttings, the harder chewy sort, not the soft pap, and liquorice sticks, and Pontefract cakes, as well as all other manner of sweeties.
    God knows what I'll do when she retires.


    You have to check the ingredients.......some liquorice has very little actual liquorice in it, relying on treacle and aniseed to give the flavour.


    I do actually want to go to Pontefract one year for the Liquorice Festival. I might pencil it in for next year.
    (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'
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 7:08 AM
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    See, Pyxis ... I remembered!
    When said lady retires, you could buy the shop!
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 8th Jul 18, 7:09 AM
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    Good Morning Alfie now and to all Betty's passing through later!

    From memory Alfie, our Pyxis has a 'thing' about liquorice. Do you remember the liquorice laces? We used to have red ones and black ones ... probably a half penny each, can't remember. Never was really keen on Bassett's Allsorts though, But they were ok I suppose .....
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Morning Sleazy!


    I do remember liquorice laces, all those years ago!

    I seem to recall Pyxis lurves liquorice but dislikes Bassett's
    Allsorts. I'm easy - don't really mind as long as liquorice is
    involved. Not sure I would like liquorice beer though!




    http://www.foodsofengland.co.uk/liquoriceallsorts.htm



    I see England are playing against Croatia next Wednesday,
    COME ON ENGLAND!



    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jul 18, 7:10 AM
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    See, Pyxis ... I remembered!
    When said lady retires, you could buy the shop!
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Ooh! No fear!

    That would mean having to ........... work!
    Wash your mouth out with soap!


    To be honest, I can't see it giving someone much of a living. I think it might be more her hobby, sort of thing.



    Edit......I don't mind the Allsorts, but I find some of them too sweet due to the candy bits.
    I used to peel the candy off the layered ones and just eat the liquorice!

    It's easier just to buy liquorice cuttings, though!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 08-07-2018 at 7:13 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    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 8th Jul 18, 7:14 AM
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    Young lady. Four letter words should ne'er be seen coming out of your mouth.
    I am shocking shocked!
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jul 18, 7:17 AM
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    Young lady. Four letter words should ne'er be seen coming out of your mouth.
    I am shocking shocked!
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Sowee!

    I'm surprised the censor didn't zap it!

    I should have put.....

    That would mean having to.............. w*@* !
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 7:24 AM
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    Having sat here for over an hour, I suppose that I should make a coffee.

    We have an air con thingy in the shed. I suppose I should get it out now, rather than wait for the cooler weather. I really am an idiot sometimes ....
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 8th Jul 18, 7:25 AM
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    AlfieBlue





    You are right! Liquorice!

    Not just any old liquorice, though, has to be the proper stuff, not the garbage made by Panda and Haribo etc, and certainly not the red stuff.

    Luckily, I have a traditional sweetie shop near me that still sells sweets in jars, and she sells proper liquorice cuttings, the harder chewy sort, not the soft pap, and liquorice sticks, and Pontefract cakes, as well as all other manner of sweeties.
    God knows what I'll do when she retires.


    You have to check the ingredients.......some liquorice has very little actual liquorice in it, relying on treacle and aniseed to give the flavour.


    I do actually want to go to Pontefract one year for the Liquorice Festival. I might pencil it in for next year.
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    I was faffing around so much re. my reply to Sleazy & you beat
    me to it.

    I can also recall you'd previously mentioned a liquorice dress
    (made of sheet liquorice?). I can remember it too but still unable
    to find anything about it now! I'm on a quest today to find the
    dress.

    Love the sound of your local sweetie shop, scrumptious!


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jul 18, 7:43 AM
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    I think the cat carving over the gateway was Canterbury cathedral, but I can't find a pic.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jul 18, 7:55 AM
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    Re. The liquorice dress...... I can't find it either. Found a couple in Germany, but it wasn't the right one.

    I know I posted it on one of the threads here, but it would have been 2or 3 years ago, I think, and God knows what thread it was on.






    Edit......I did find a post I made two years ago, but it didn't have the dress I'd seen before, which was made of sheets of liquorice, so I posted one which was just roundels of liquorice stuck onto fabric.....not the same thing.

    Oh well...you'll just have to take my word for it!
    Perhaps it melted?


    Last edited by Pyxis; 08-07-2018 at 8:00 AM.
    (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'
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 8:03 AM
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    Re. The liquorice dress...... I can't find it either. Found a couple in Germany, but it wasn't the right one.

    I know I posted it on one of the threads here, but it would have been 2or 3 years ago, I think, and God knows what thread it was on.


    Edit......I did find a post I made two years ago, but it didn't have the dress I'd seen before, which was made of sheets of liquorice, so I posted one which was just roundels of liquorice stuck onto fabric.....not the same thing.

    Oh well...you'll just have to take my word for it!
    Perhaps it melted?


    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Or was EATEN!
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jul 18, 8:09 AM
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    Or was EATEN!
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    That must have been at a different festival, Sleazy!





    One that I wouldn't know anything about!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    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 8th Jul 18, 10:40 AM
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    Re. The liquorice dress...... I can't find it either. Found a couple in Germany, but it wasn't the right one.

    I know I posted it on one of the threads here, but it would have been 2or 3 years ago, I think, and God knows what thread it was on.

    Edit......I did find a post I made two years ago, but it didn't have the dress I'd seen before, which was made of sheets of liquorice, so I posted one which was just roundels of liquorice stuck onto fabric.....not the same thing.

    Oh well...you'll just have to take my word for it!
    Perhaps it melted?


    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Or was EATEN!
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    That must have been at a different festival, Sleazy!





    One that I wouldn't know anything about!
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    Hahahahahahahaha


    Well, I guess we'll never really know what our Sleazy gets up
    to in his spare time!



    Alfie xxx
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    WASPI

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jul 18, 11:07 AM
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    Hahahahahahahaha


    Well, I guess we'll never really know what our Sleazy gets up
    to in his spare time!



    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Maybe "Weatherspoons" is a euphemism?
    Maybe "scrambled eggs on toast" is code for.......... something?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 12:56 PM
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    Maybe "Weatherspoons" is a euphemism?
    Maybe "scrambled eggs on toast" is code for.......... something?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    So Wetherspoons has become 'Weatherspoons' huh? Why not 'Whetherspoons' ...

    Please do not ask if I put sauce on my veggie sausage toastie!

    I haven't been propositioned again (phew)! Although one elderly chap that I chat to and overheard last week, asked me today whether or not I'd had another offer! His female companion (don't think that they're "together"), asked me if I had told Mme. Of course I did ....hmmmph! Invited me to "go upstairs with her" or something along those lines she did. And touched my bottom ..... I reckon that's quite enough information.

    Another experience from Wetherspoons ...
    I went there with Mme. and left her alone at the table while I went to order food and collect drinks. Anyway, I returned with the drinks to find a rather sleazy (If you'll excuse the pun) male, circling round and round her table in ever decreasing circles, sniffing the air like some primordial beast. I have previously warned her about her pheromones perfumes.

    Another time I'll tell you another true story ...
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 7:02 PM
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    Good evening all.

    Bit quiet on the forum today, suspect it may be the oppressive heat and humidity.
    I have no energy for anything and am looking forward to a cool shower later and the coolness of the morning ....

    Bobby caught a mouse this morning whilst I was out and Mme. blocked him from bringing it inside, whereupon he devoured it outside...nothing left. My own view is "better inside him than inside the house". I quite like the idea that he catches stuff - indicates to me that he is behaving as expected for a predator and isn't too stressed apart from the heat.
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jul 18, 7:51 PM
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    So Wetherspoons has become 'Weatherspoons' huh? Why not 'Whetherspoons' ...

    Please do not ask if I put sauce on my veggie sausage toastie!

    I haven't been propositioned again (phew)! Although one elderly chap that I chat to and overheard last week, asked me today whether or not I'd had another offer! His female companion (don't think that they're "together"), asked me if I had told Mme. Of course I did ....hmmmph! Invited me to "go upstairs with her" or something along those lines she did. And touched my bottom ..... I reckon that's quite enough information.

    Another experience from Wetherspoons ...
    I went there with Mme. and left her alone at the table while I went to order food and collect drinks. Anyway, I returned with the drinks to find a rather sleazy (If you'll excuse the pun) male, circling round and round her table in ever decreasing circles, sniffing the air like some primordial beast. I have previously warned her about her pheromones perfumes.

    Another time I'll tell you another true story ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Hmmm.

    Whether it be Weather- or Wether-spoons or Leatherrunes, or Tethertoons or Heathergoons is neither hither nor thither............. it's now quite apparently transparent that said establishment is a den of iniquity!


    Alfie! I want my mummy again!
    (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!
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