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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 Jul 18, 7:57 PM
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    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!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Tattoo Parlour in Edinburgh apparently

    http://denofiniquitytattooparlour.tumblr.com/

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jul 18, 8:06 PM
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    And pretty please, I need nagging again.

    I succumbed in Sainsbury's yesterday, although in my defence it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

    Panna cottas.

    Plus I had a lot of bananas on the turn, so I thought I'd use them up by making some ice cream, with just bananas and clotted cream.

    And a gin and tonic in a can.

    Plus I've slipped from the 5:2 again.

    Help!


    On the bright side, I did get my ancient food processor out of its cobweb-covered cupboard, gave it all a good wash, and it still works! That's how I made the ice cream.

    The bad news is that the spiraliser competition prize thing doesn't fit the old processor, despite it also being a Moulinex. So I shall sell that too. Shame, though.
    However, now that the processor is out and usable, I might use it to chop and slice my veg. It means keeping it on the worktop, though, and there is very little space.
    I was half hoping it wouldn't work, and then I'd have the excuse of keeping the new one!

    You know what'll happen, though, don't you? A week after I sell the new one, the old one will go belly-up.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 8:17 PM
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    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 8:25 PM
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    One for the road .....


    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jul 18, 8:41 PM
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    One for the road .....

    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Keep it up, keep it up, daily.

    I've got to get back into that mindset I had earlier in the year.

    (It was the AmDram debacles wot did fer me, I reckon. )
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jul 18, 8:43 PM
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    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I used to dance to this when I did English Folk Dancing!



    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 9:04 PM
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    I need reminding too. At least after this week I won't have the World Cup to blame ... of course I'm going to have a drink while watching the remaining matches!

    Then, when school breaks up, Mme. visits her parents for three weeks, so my diet is down to me (and Bobby) alone ... Mrs. Sleazy wants to trim a bit before the end of term, so hopefully the next month won't be too bad for me.

    This vitamin D defficiency of mine - I wonder if that's why I've been craving eggs so much? Five today - 3 scrambled for breakfast and 2 hard boiled tonight. Aparently the yolks have a lot of vitamin D ... I was out in the sun for at least an hour today as well, NHS say 15 minutes without sunscreen should be enough, so I really don't know what's going on ...

    I feel like a right moaner now ....

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jul 18, 9:14 PM
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    I need reminding too. At least after this week I won't have the World Cup to blame ... of course I'm going to have a drink while watching the remaining matches!

    Then, when school breaks up, Mme. visits her parents for three weeks, so my diet is down to me (and Bobby) alone ... Mrs. Sleazy wants to trim a bit before the end of term, so hopefully the next month won't be too bad for me.

    This vitamin D defficiency of mine - I wonder if that's why I've been craving eggs so much? Five today - 3 scrambled for breakfast and 2 hard boiled tonight. Aparently the yolks have a lot of vitamin D ... I was out in the sun for at least an hour today as well, NHS say 15 minutes without sunscreen should be enough, so I really don't know what's going on ...

    I feel like a right moaner now ....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Perhaps it's how your body absorbs/uses it that's the problem, rather than it being a deficiency as such.

    Might be worth looking into, as Vit D is fat soluble, so is stored in the body and overdosing is easy.


    Maybe that's why my egg mood went on for longer than usual? Because I've been indoors so much over the last couple of years, I took a Vit D spray daily through the winters, then stopped in Spring, but I've just started using it again. Am not going out much due to jungle and heat.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 9:23 PM
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    Just noticed my typo in spelling deficiency

    I used to take a vitamin D spray too, and might start again. I'll wait for the GP's 8 week course first - I expect she may want me to have another blood test afterwards,

    Reading NHS stuff, Vitamin D deficiency can be responsible for a host of other things including obesity, so at least I can blame something else now!

    Can be responsible for Auto-Immune issues too, which was why I initially had extended sick leave from work (the other issues followed on afterwards).

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jul 18, 9:35 PM
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    'Ere, Sleazy! Wot's wiv the dragon-slaying, then?


    Dragons is good creechers!

    We'll have no dragon-slaying here, tha norrs!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 9:39 PM
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    Thought it sounded good ... street cred and all that ...

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Jul 18, 9:48 PM
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    Thought it sounded good ... street cred and all that ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Not good for the dragons, though. .
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Jul 18, 6:19 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this thoughtful
    & ins-pea-rational day!





    GREAT BRITISH PEA WEEK: 9TH - 15TH JULY 2018

    What is Great British Pea Week?

    Great British Pea Week, running from 9th to 15th July 2018, is an
    annual celebration of peas that aims to increase awareness and
    understanding of the provenance and heritage of peas, giving
    British consumers a reason to celebrate the little green nutritional
    wonders during harvesting time.



    Launched by Yes Peas! campaign and the British pea vining
    industry, the celebration is now in its third year and there are big
    plans for peas in 2018. For the first time, Britain’s pea growers will
    be bringing a taste of the harvest into the city with an ins-pea-
    rational event in London.



    Want to get involved?

    There are lots of ways that you can get involved and spread the
    love of peas! We’ve put together some suggestions for you:

    Cook with peas – our campaign ambassador and chef, Rachel
    Green, has produced hundreds of delicious recipes available here.

    Visit us at the UK's first pop-up pea cafe - The Pea Place - on
    Thursday 12th July at the Canvas Cafe, London, E1 5JL

    Why not encourage your family to cook a reci-pea a day for all 7
    days of Great British Pea Week.

    Take to social media channels to fly the flag for the Great British
    Pea! peas – check out our Facts and Figures page for lots of
    interesting facts!

    Share your love for peas with us on Twitter and Facebook

    Forget tea parties, what about a pea party!?

    https://greatbritishpeaweek.co.uk/how-can-you-get-involved%3F



    The pop-up Pea Cafe, named The Pea Place, will set up shop in
    London for just one day – Thursday 12th July – bringing a taste of
    the country into the heart of the City....

    Organised by the Yes Peas! campaign, the The Pea Place will be
    transformed into a pea paradise adorned with real pea plants and
    pea green-themed interiors. Visitors to the pop up cafe can eat
    peas to their hearts content and witness first-hand the magic of
    the nation’s pea harvest live streaming on a big screen from field
    to city.....

    Two billion portions of peas will be harvested this summer – that’s
    approximately 337 billion peas - by around 700 British pea
    growers. The UK is the largest producer and consumer of frozen
    peas in Europe, and the annual pea harvest season lasts just six to
    eight-weeks.....

    https://greatbritishpeaweek.co.uk/the-pea-place



    https://greatbritishpeaweek.co.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info





    World Saola Day



    The saola was discovered in May 1992 during a joint survey carried
    out by the Ministry of Forestry of Vietnam and WWF in north-
    central Vietnam. The team found a skull with unusual long,
    straight horns in a hunter's home and knew it was something
    extraordinary. The find proved to be the first large mammal new to
    science in more than 50 years and one of the most spectacular
    zoological discoveries of the 20th century.

    Saola (pronounced: sow-la) are recognized by two parallel horns
    with sharp ends, which can reach 20 inches in length and are
    found on both males and females. Meaning “spindle horns” in
    Vietnamese, they are a cousin of cattle but resemble an antelope.
    Saola have striking white markings on the face and large maxillary
    glands on the muzzle, which could be used to mark territory or
    attract mates. They are found only in the Annamite Mountains of
    Vietnam and Laos.



    STATUS
    Critically Endangered

    POPULATION
    Unknown

    SCIENTIFIC NAME
    Pseudoryx nghetinhensis

    HEIGHT
    Average 33 inches at the shoulder

    WEIGHT
    176-220 lbs

    HABITATS
    Evergreen forests with little or no dry season

    Living among the trees: Five animals that depend on forests:

    Forests are very important to us, and to many different species.
    WWF is working to address the threats to forests, and protect the
    species that call them home. Check out some of the animals who
    hang out in forests >>>



    WHY THEY MATTER

    The actual size of the remaining population is unknown. Its rarity,
    distinctiveness and vulnerability make it one of the greatest
    priorities for conservation in the region. The current population is
    thought to be a few hundred at a maximum and possibly only a
    few dozen at a minimum.

    HABITAT LOSS

    As forests disappear under the chainsaw to make way for
    agriculture, plantations and infrastructure, saola are being
    squeezed into smaller spaces. The added pressure from rapid and
    large-scale infrastructure in the region is also fragmenting saola
    habitat. Conservationists are concerned that this is allowing
    hunters easy access to the once untouched forest of the saola and
    may reduce genetic diversity in the future.


    The Saola, a critically endangered antelope-like bovid was
    spotted by camera traps set up by the WWF and the
    Vietnamese government in the Annamite Mountains in
    Vietnam.

    HUNTING

    Saola are often caught in snares set in the forest for wild boar,
    sambar or muntjac deer. Local villagers set some snares for
    subsistence use and crop protection. Recent increases in lowland
    people hunting to supply the illegal trade in wildlife has led to a
    massive increase in hunting, driven by traditional medicine
    demand in China and restaurant and food markets in Vietnam and
    Laos.

    “Only recently discovered, saola are already extremely threatened.
    At a time when species extinction on the planet has accelerated,
    we can work together to snatch this one back from the edge of
    extinction.”


    Dr. Barney Long, WWF Asian species expert




    WHAT WWF IS DOING

    WWF has been involved with the protection of the saola since its
    discovery. WWF's work to support the saola focuses on
    strengthening and establishing protected areas. We also work on
    research, community based forest management, capacity building
    and strengthening law enforcement >>>

    HOW YOU CAN HELP

    SUPPORT WWF >>>

    MAKE A MONTHLY GIFT >>>



    https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/saola

    ^^ 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
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 6:22 AM
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    Dragons have had a very bad press over the millennia.

    I mean, if you were slumbering peacefully beneath the hill, with just the occasional burst of flame from a snore, and some pesky Knight comes along and pokes you in the tail with a sharp sword, wouldn't you get mad?


    It's all Christianity's fault; they used dragons as a symbol of paganism, and so all the stories were about the evil 'pagan' dragon getting defeated by the good Christian Knight, and then ratified even more during the Crusades.

    I have a dragon (buried somewhere) in my jungle. He is sleeping with one eye open keeping guard over a tiny bird.
    When my jungle gets flame-thrown, he will take pride of place right in the centre, sitting on a large rock.



    Some good dragons:

    https://www.engadget.com/2007/09/27/know-your-lore-good-dragons/?guccounter=1

    And here as well......






    QUOTE
    Dragon Symbolism & Meaning. Among animal spirit guides Dragon is arguably the most ancient and imposing. ... In the art of Feng Shui, Dragon represents fortune, authority, growth, luck and development. In Europe these formidable Beings symbolize the ability to rise over circumstance and see things clearly.
    UNQUOTE

    QUOTE
    Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, hurricane, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it. With this, the Emperor of China usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power and strength.
    UNQUOTE
    Last edited by Pyxis; 09-07-2018 at 6:34 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Jul 18, 8:08 AM
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    I've always loved dragons - poor misunderstood creatures.







    I had a spooky moment yesterday evening - was ploughing
    through loads of saola pics & wowser ....... this glorious image
    suddenly appeared before my very eyes!





    ^^^ It had been misfiled under 'The 16 most endangered
    animals in the world'


    It's a sign I tell you, a sign ...... the glorious world cup is
    coming home.


    I'm so looking forward to waistcoat Wednesday!









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


    Yikes! Me thinks I've gone into fever pitch mode - I even
    watched the Russia vs Croatia match t'other evening to
    see which team England will be up against come
    Wednesday!


    COME ON ENGLAND!



    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 8:18 AM
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    So, Sleazy, when r u going to slay this one?











    Waistcoat Wednesday! Hahahhahahahahahahhahahahahaha!

    As for watching matches....... if I watch, then they'll lose. I'm a jinx.
    Besides, I really can't stand the noise. If I put mute on, I won't have much of a clue as to what's going on.
    And then I probably wouldn't see much, due to my hand wandering to pick up my crossword and pencil.

    I expect I'll go to Waitrose for some more ginger shots.



    Are they televising the Highland Games? I wouldn't mind watching those!





    Edit.... PS. I do hope every time someone says '........ coming home' they touch some wood, otherwise........
    Last edited by Pyxis; 09-07-2018 at 8:21 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Jul 18, 8:31 AM
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    Good morning all Alphabetty's etc.

    Pyxis, I can see that you're a bit of a Dragonista, so I'd like to explain.
    There's Dragons wot live in mountains and garden jungles, and there's Dragons which habitate the orifices where malingerers go, usually from about 9 am until 5 pm. I think you might be getting the two mixed up, loike.

    The orifice where I used to malinger had a fearsome Dragon by the name of Miss Bergita. And she WAS a big eater I can tell you! Pork pies were her speciality . She had a rear end like a bus, horn rimmed spectacles complete with neck cord and cankles!
    Only the caretaker would argue with her, and he was a deaf-mute.

    She was a Dragon, but I did manage to tame her one Christmas Eve. After she'd had a tipple of the Irn Bru, I lured her onto a swivel chair using all me manly wiles. Once there, I tethered her using several bungee cords, and spun the chair around until she was dizzy and passed out.

    She never bothered me again, because I got fired. "Fired" by a Dragon - get it?

    Anyway, to save offending, and to help clarify matters, I shall consider changing my signature. The change will be subtle, so you may have to look twice before you notice it.

    Just for info, 'Dragan' is a fairly common name in the Balkans where part of me originates from. Just sayin'.

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Jul 18, 8:38 AM
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    Waistcoat Wednesday With Wine.

    Has a certain ring to it .....

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric

    Earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 8:41 AM
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    Pyxis
    Good morning all Alphabetty's etc.

    Pyxis, I can see that you're a bit of a Dragonista, so I'd like to explain.
    There's Dragons wot live in mountains and garden jungles, and there's Dragons which habitate the orifices where malingerers go, usually from about 9 am until 5 pm. I think you might be getting the two mixed up, loike.

    The orifice where I used to malinger had a fearsome Dragon by the name of Miss Bergita. And she WAS a big eater I can tell you! Pork pies were her speciality . She had a rear end like a bus, horn rimmed spectacles complete with neck cord and cankles!
    Only the caretaker would argue with her, and he was a deaf-mute.

    She was a Dragon, but I did manage to tame her one Christmas Eve. After she'd had a tipple of the Irn Bru, I lured her onto a swivel chair using all me manly wiles. Once there, I tethered her using several bungee cords, and spun the chair around until she was dizzy and passed out.

    She never bothered me again, because I got fired. "Fired" by a Dragon - get it?

    Anyway, to save offending, and to help clarify matters, I shall consider changing my signature. The change will be subtle, so you may have to look twice before you notice it.

    Just for info, 'Dragan' is a fairly common name in the Balkans where part of me originates from. Just sayin'.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Ah! Alles klar, doch!

    You slay hoomin dragons! That's ok! Slay away!

    Taming is good too!

    Does Dragan mean dragon in Serbiatiananian?




    Edit...... no, it means dear or beloved!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Jul 18, 12:17 PM
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    I expect I'll go to Waitrose for some more ginger shots.
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    I think you should be ok going when the footie is on. Apparently
    most of the country was eerily quiet last Saturday.





    I've just done a shop in my local Waitrose this morning &
    lingered for quite some time enjoying the air con - absolute
    bliss.

    Waistcoat Wednesday With Wine.

    Has a certain ring to it .....
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    ..... and I also treated myself to a cheeky bottle of wine
    to cheer our lads on! Bottoms up everyone!


    Alfie xxx
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