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    • 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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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 1:41 PM
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    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.




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


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Actually, the roads and my shopping mall were busier than I thought they'd be last Saturday!
    M&S were busy due to their sales being on, and the car park was fuller than I thought it'd be. Sainsbury's was quiet, though.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Jul 18, 3:21 PM
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    Actually, the roads and my shopping mall were busier than I thought they'd be last Saturday!
    M&S were busy due to their sales being on, and the car park was fuller than I thought it'd be. Sainsbury's was quiet, though.
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    ..... the Gareth Southgate effect

    http://dispatchweekly.com/2018/07/ms-waistcoat-sales-get-a-35-boost-from-the-southgate-effect-as-world-cup-heats-up-for-england/



    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 4:29 PM
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    Nah! The men's department was empty! It was the women's sales that were busy!

    I must admit, I do like waistcoats without a jacket, especially with a pocket watch and chain!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Jul 18, 4:45 PM
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    Nah! The men's department was empty! It was the women's sales that were busy!

    I must admit, I do like waistcoats without a jacket, especially with a pocket watch and chain!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Even if the buttons won't do up?

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Jul 18, 5:08 PM
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    Nah! The men's department was empty! It was the women's sales that were busy!

    I must admit, I do like waistcoats without a jacket, especially with a pocket watch and chain!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Ooh, same here! Also used to love wearing waistcoats myself
    when I was a young wench.

    I was particularly fond of a little black number worn open,
    together with a white calico blouse & black loons. I loved my
    days as a hey hey hippy!


    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 5:15 PM
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    Ooh, same here! Also used to love wearing waistcoats myself
    when I was a young wench.

    I was particularly fond of a little black number worn open,
    together with a white calico blouse & black loons. I loved my
    days as a hey hey hippy!


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Be sure to wearrrrrrrrrr some flowers in your hairrrrrrrr!


    Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end........





    Remember the pale lips and black eye makeup? Long skirts and floppy hats? Beads, bells and blossoms?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Jul 18, 5:48 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this thoughtful
    & most glorious of days!






    10 JULY CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

    On 10 July, one hundred days after our official 100th birthday, join
    us in London for our centrepiece event, the RAF100 parade and
    flypast.

    Here's a look at all the aircraft and the order they will fly in as they
    soar over London >>>

    Over a thousand servicemen and women will take part in a parade
    on The Mall at 11:25am.

    Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, will
    present a new Queen's Colour to the Royal Air Force at a ceremony
    to mark its centenary, on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

    Then at 1:00pm The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of
    Cornwall, other Members of the Royal Family and members of the
    public will witness the historic flypast where up to 100 aircraft,
    representing the RAF's history, will fly over Buckingham Palace.

    It promises to be a spectacle never seen before and one that won't
    be seen again for a very long time.



    HOW YOU CAN TAKE PART

    Join us on the Mall and experience the celebrations in person.

    Watch live coverage on BBC One from 9:30am to 1:20pm or
    stream on BBC iPlayer to watch the events as they unfold live.
    Alternatively listen to BBC Radio 2 for further coverage.

    Share your photos, videos and comments using the hashtag
    #RAF100

    If you can't get to London but live in the surrounding area here's
    the route that the aircraft are taking in and out of London. So keep
    an eye (or two) on the skies so you don't miss out >>>



    https://www.raf.mod.uk/raf100/news/10-july-centenary-celebrations/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Creating a Buzz for Don't Step on a Bee Day 2018

    Don't Step on a Bee Day is the special day of the year when
    people get together to learn about the importance of protecting
    and caring for bees. In 2018 Don't Step on a Bee Day takes part to
    help bring people together and educate them on different ways
    that they can change their bee-haviour.



    Many people have an instinct when they see bees to try and shoo
    them away or even kill them. This habit is caused by fear, as when
    they feel threatened bees can cause a rather painful sting.
    However, this sting is the last resort of bees who feel that their life
    is endangered as stinging someone will actually cause the bee to die.



    A number of different types of events will be organised on Don't
    Step on a Bee Day 2018. The humble bee will play a starring role
    during these events and people will learn about the importance of
    the bee for products that they offer such as honey and beeswax
    and learn about how to take care of bees.



    One great way that people can help preserve bees in the United
    Kingdom is to make sure that they only purchase locally produced
    honey rather than honey that is imported. People can plant special
    flowers in their gardens that are especially attractive to bees, while
    creating a bee hotel in your garden will help provide bees with a
    safe place to rest when they are away from their hives.

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/dont-step-bee-day-2018/



    https://beegood.co.uk/blogs/news/14795641-tuesday-the-10th-of-july-is-national-dont-step-on-a-bee-day

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    Recycle your textiles

    We raise over 400,000 every year from our recycling scheme.
    With the help of your donations we can continue to increase this
    figure.

    Recycling Banks Map

    You'll find our Fire Fighters Charity textile banks at fire stations,
    community sites and supermarkets across the UK. They're bright
    yellow with our Charity's logo on them so you can't miss them.



    Type in a postcode below to zoom to that point on the map. To find
    out more about what type of textiles can be donated and see other
    frequently asked questions click here >>>



    https://www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/get-involved/recycle-your-textiles/recycling-banks/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info






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

    Alfie xxx
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Jul 18, 6:22 AM
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    Good Morning Betty's ...

    Hope to go out soon with Mme. When I return after brekkie with wine for the footy later ( I did imbibe yesterday btw), I expect I might force myself to Watch the RAF Flypast, particularly as I'm not on the flight path.

    Also wondering how long the PM will hold on.
    I am disappointed that Brexit does not apparently mean Brexit any longer.

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 18, 7:43 AM
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    Good Morning Betty's ...

    Hope to go out soon with Mme. When I return after brekkie with wine for the footy later ( I did imbibe yesterday btw), I expect I might force myself to Watch the RAF Flypast, particularly as I'm not on the flight path.

    Also wondering how long the PM will hold on.
    I am disappointed that Brexit does not apparently mean Brexit any longer.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    This is where giving people a vote on a subject that it so incredibly complicated is foolhardy.
    Nobody really knew what they were voting for, how could they have? It's only all been coming out gradually over the last 2years.

    Anyway, I shall shut up about that and think of happy flying things, like bees and aeroplanes! .

    Just to,say, Alfie, that I posted my new thread about the RAF flypast before I saw your post today!
    I did pinch the bit about the TV coverage, though! Hadn't realised the coverage starts at 9.30, so I will be glued to that!

    One of the extremely rare (like hens' teeth) occasions when I wish I were in London.
    (I was there for the last Concord flights.......I was right under the flypast route! )


    Don't step on a bee.

    I'm always rescuing bumbly bees on pavements, etc.
    Mind you, they're probably on their last legs, but at least they won't get stepped on.

    I once picked up a very scuttly spidie from a hall floor, so that it wouldn't get trodden on, and it bit me! I still put it gently outside, though, while I was swearing at it!
    It hurt!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Jul 18, 7:57 AM
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    I like bees and spiders too. Where we used to live, I planted a lavender hedge and the bees loved it. Smelt gorgeous too! I rescue snails too.

    We'll probably see more of the Flypast on TV anyway - zoomed in shots etc. I am surprised that they didn't time Trump's visit to coincide because apparently he likes big parades and things. When I worked in London, we did see various Flypasts albeit from a distance. I guess that HM must currently be in residence at the palace.

    About Brexit, you're right I guess Pyxis. I'm actually non-aligned politically wise, wouldn't trust any of the politicians, despite some being more honest than others. From a fairness POV however, we live in a democracy, those who wanted to vote could, so let's just do it without all this scurry-mongering and back pedalling! I don't think that much will change for the hoi poloi anyway ...

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Jul 18, 8:14 AM
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    This is where giving people a vote on a subject that it so incredibly complicated is foolhardy.
    Nobody really knew what they were voting for, how could they have? It's only all been coming out gradually over the last 2years.

    Anyway, I shall shut up about that and think of happy flying things, like bees and aeroplanes! .

    Just to,say, Alfie, that I posted my new thread about the RAF flypast before I saw your post today!
    I did pinch the bit about the TV coverage, though! Hadn't realised the coverage starts at 9.30, so I will be glued to that!

    One of the extremely rare (like hens' teeth) occasions when I wish I were in London.
    (I was there for the last Concord flights.......I was right under the flypast route! )


    Don't step on a bee.

    I'm always rescuing bumbly bees on pavements, etc.
    Mind you, they're probably on their last legs, but at least they won't get stepped on.

    I once picked up a very scuttly spidie from a hall floor, so that it wouldn't get trodden on, and it bit me! I still put it gently outside, though, while I was swearing at it!
    It hurt!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    No worries Pyxis re. your post on RAF100! More posts the
    merrier!


    It's going to be a glorious event & like you (n' Sleazy), I'll
    be glued to the coverage on TV. Spitfires will hopefully be in
    the flypast too!


    I've got a few little bee revival stations dotted around my
    garden, I also try to rescue bees who are resting in the
    middle of pavements etc!


    Well done on saving the very scuttly spidie from hall floor,
    even though it did thank you with a bite!


    Anyhow, must fly - need to get a few provisions in before
    9.30 and the start of RAF100!


    Alfie xxx
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Jul 18, 8:18 AM
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    When you said 'must fly' Alfie, was that a deliberate pun?

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 18, 9:06 AM
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    .........nor did I see worldtraveller's thread on the same subject!


    I was posting the thread so early, and I took a while setting up the emoticons and gifs, before I actually posted the thread, so the other thread snuck in under the radar!


    Anyway, they've been merged now, so that's ok!
    The 'mods' were quick off the mark with that merger!



    Now I must fly and get my 'drinks' and 'popcorn' in before the off!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 18, 10:19 AM
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    I am seriously considering doing this..........

    https://www.redletterdays.co.uk/experience/ref/srmsp/fly-in-a-spitfire


    Crazy? Or crazy?

    (Don't tell Martin!
    Anyway, what the hell! You can't take it with you! )
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Jul 18, 11:17 AM
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    I am seriously considering doing this..........

    https://www.redletterdays.co.uk/experience/ref/srmsp/fly-in-a-spitfire


    Crazy? Or crazy?

    (Don't tell Martin!
    Anyway, what the hell! You can't take it with you! )
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Lots of money for a 20 minute flight ....
    But if it's one of your dreams ... and no you can't take it with you!

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 18, 12:55 PM
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    Lots of money for a 20 minute flight ....
    But if it's one of your dreams ... and no you can't take it with you!
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I know..... that's why I haven't booked it already!


    However, it's the price of a good holiday, and would be such an incredible experience.

    I used to draw spitfires and hurricanes all over my rough book cover when I was at school. (And NO, it wasn't during the war! )
    Plus I used to read Biggles books, and cycle out to the local aerodrome and ask if I could look round the aircraft.
    Have done a gliding course, lots of parachuting and some parascending, despite not being an air sign astrologically!

    I much prefer airy things to watery things. Maybe I really was a blackbird in a former life?



    Just a bit worried that if the weather is a bit misty, I might not get much of a view.

    Today would be wonderful!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Jul 18, 1:50 PM
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    RAF100 - absolutely glorious. So proud to be British!


    Loved every minute.



    I am seriously considering doing this..........

    https://www.redletterdays.co.uk/experience/ref/srmsp/fly-in-a-spitfire
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Go for it girl! It will be an experience of a lifetime!


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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 18, 2:10 PM
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    RAF100 - absolutely glorious. So proud to be British!


    Loved every minute.






    Go for it girl! It will be an experience of a lifetime!


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Even if only so I can say "Chocks away!" for real!

    Oh, and I'd just have to say, "Bandits at 10 o'clock, Red Leader!"


    ( Hopefully not for real! Don't want to see any Messerschmi**ts up my tail! )
    Last edited by Pyxis; 10-07-2018 at 2:27 PM. Reason: Censor thinks Messerschmi** is a rude word! Sigh!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Jul 18, 4:22 PM
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    ME 109 was the aircraft model and you could have put that. Doesn't account for the filter not liking the German ending of Messer though!

    Now that you call Oakdene, Aubergine (was a joke between Mme. and myself on our answering machine once), will have to think of a 'suitable ' nickname for yerself I think ...

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Jul 18, 4:30 PM
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    You could always give these a telephone call, and when they answer say "Chocs Away?". If you called at 0959, you could also say "Bandits at 10 'o' clock", whereupon Alfie and I could walk through the door dressed as Bonnie and Clyde ....



    Just a thought.

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