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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 5th Aug 18, 7:59 PM
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    I ate too much.
    Fried egg roll and 2 x quorn sausage rolls.
    I am a pig.

    Oink!

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Aug 18, 8:11 PM
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    I ate too much.
    Fried egg roll and 2 x quorn sausage rolls.
    I am a pig.

    Oink!
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Well at least you're not a privileged sow!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Aug 18, 8:14 PM
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    If it were a type of onion called finger slicing, it would be a finger-slicing onion, with a hyphen.
    I cut my finger-slicing onion.
    Similar to....
    I cut my Spanish-grown onion.

    However, given that I didn't mean that, should there be a comma there anyway?

    I'm not sure.

    The sentence implies a 'while' before 'slicing', and I'm not sure a comma would be necessary in that instance.

    Let's see....

    I cut my finger while slicing onions.
    I cut my finger, while slicing onions.

    I cut my finger slicing onions.
    I cut my finger, slicing onions.

    My personal feeling is that a comma isn't necessary, but I'm quite willing to be corrected!


    Edit. I dunno now!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    On the other hand, if you turn it round, a comma is necessary:-

    While slicing onions, I cut my finger.
    Slicing onions, I cut my finger.

    So maybe the comma is necessary in the form I wrote it as.

    Still not sure.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 5th Aug 18, 8:36 PM
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    I knows me oonions (sic).
    But you are to commas what Yoda is to The Force.

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Aug 18, 8:44 PM
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    I knows me oonions (sic).
    But you are to commas what Yoda is to The Force.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Hmm. Certainly not infallible.

    Plus, like everything to do with language that's in a constant state of flux, there can be a grey area between common (and becoming accepted) usage and historical 'correct' usage.

    Sometimes I even have arguments with myself over things!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 5th Aug 18, 8:56 PM
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    Watch it I did. Hmmmm.
    Finally, about the Dark Side, understanding I am.
    Like a missing link in the story it was ....

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 6th Aug 18, 5:48 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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




    Help cats get back on their paws - walk nine miles this September for
    cats in need.



    Cats Protection's Nine Mile Challenge

    Nine miles for nine lives


    01 September 2018 to 30 Sep 2018

    Nine miles. One month. Roam-free!



    This September help us give cats and kittens their lives back by
    walking nine miles to raise funds for Cats Protection. Whether it’s
    one big trek or a daily jaunt, your steps will help cats in need get
    back on their paws. Make like a cat and roam-free!

    We’ll give you plenty of help with planners, sponsorship forms and
    some beautiful walks around the country and you can also join our
    Facebook group so you can share ideas and inspiration with your
    fellow roamers.

    Fundraising treats

    Raise £50 or more and we’ll send you a certificate and an exclusive
    roamers badge and if you raise over £100 you’ll get an extra
    special badge.

    We understand the commitment, courage and thought that goes
    into participating in a challenge on behalf of Cats Protection and
    promise we will do our very best to give you all the help and
    support you need to have a successful challenge and raise lots of
    much-needed funds to help us care for cats and kittens.




    https://www.cats.org.uk/9miles#

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Are you ready to Ride the Night in London and raise funds to fight
    women's cancers?

    ride the night london 2019

    Gear up, ladies: Women V Cancer Ride the Night is back for 2019
    to kick off the start of summer with a bright pink boost for our
    three women’s cancer charities.

    Cycling 100 km through London at night, you’ll befriend thousands
    of other super inspiring women from all cycles of life that share
    your drive to get fit for an amazing cause. Starting and finishing at
    the beautiful Royal Windsor Racecourse, you’ll soak up the electric
    Ride The Night vibe with motivational music, speeches and warm-
    ups. By the time you saddle up at the start line, you’ll be revved
    up and raring to go.



    Our flagship Women V Cancer challenge takes you past many of
    London’s iconic landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar
    Square, Buckingham Palace and many more - and they look even
    more beautiful at night with bright and colourful lights.

    Over the last five years, thousands of women have cycled through
    London at night and raised over £6 million. Join this amazing team
    of women and help raise funds and awareness for the three
    invaluable charities, Breast Cancer Care, Ovarian Cancer Action
    and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.

    Heads up, ladies - you'll have to be fast to sign up this year as
    there will only be one ride in London in 2019! This means spaces
    are limited and they're already going like hot doughnuts!



    https://www.dream-challenges.com/challenges/women-v-cancer/ride-the-night-london-2019/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info




    Plan your route, find your boots & head out on a walk to save the
    lives of people with blood cancer in September.



    WALKING TOGETHER. SAVING LIVES.

    This Blood Cancer Awareness Month, September 2018, head out
    on a walk that will save the lives of people with blood cancer.

    Join people across the country Walking Together with your own
    sponsored walk to raise lifesaving funds for Anthony Nolan.

    Every day, five people start searching for a stranger to save their
    life. Anthony Nolan is the charity that finds them matching stem
    cell donors, and gives them a second chance of life.

    By Walking Together, you will be Saving Lives. Get in touch now to
    order your free Walking Together pack, and we’ll be there to help
    every step of the way.



    https://www.anthonynolan.org/walking-together

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    We have stopped the majestic High Brown Fritillary from
    disappearing from Heddon Valley in Exmoor.

    Can you help us turn the tide in Morecambe Bay and other
    landscapes where this critically endangered species still needs our
    help?

    * In Heddon Valley in Exmoor butterfly numbers have increased by
    870% since 2002.



    The High Brown Fritillary is critically endangered. This majestic
    fast-flier was once found darting through woodland clearings
    across much of England and Wales but owing to the 96% decline in
    its distribution since the 1970s, it has become our fastest declining
    butterfly.

    In the UK the High Brown Fritillary now only remains in Exmoor,
    Dartmoor, Morecambe Bay Limestones and South Cumbria Low
    Fells and the Glamorgan Brackenlands.



    If you head into the woods and hills around Morecambe Bay, in
    Cumbria and Lancashire, you will find yourself in a staggeringly
    beautiful landscape. The ground is peppered with outcrops of rock
    rising from a sea of grass and Bracken. Ash and ancient Yew trees
    huddle together in woodland, forming islands of green amid the
    grey stone. These limestone pavements, created by glaciers in the
    ice age, have harboured our largest population of High Brown
    Fritillaries for many years.



    Through a long-standing programme of habitat management, we
    have created and maintained the very specific conditions this
    species needs to survive. It was a huge relief to see butterfly
    populations begin to stabilise in this stronghold as a result of our
    work. But something has changed. Despite conservation efforts
    leading to a brief reversal in the butterfly’s fortunes, its alarming
    decline has resumed – and we don’t know precisely why.



    Your donation will help discover why the High Brown Fritillary is
    struggling and enable us to halt and reverse the recent declines.
    We have kept the High Brown Fritillary safe for more than 25
    years. It would be truly devastating if we had to witness the
    demise of this beautiful butterfly.



    https://butterfly-conservation.org/how-you-can-help/donate/save-the-high-brown

    ^^ 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

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Aug 18, 6:18 AM
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    Lovely butterflies! Alfie!

    I think I have done a bit for butterfly conservation in recent days!

    Rescuing cattingpillars and buttingflies from my kitchen!

    Well, very unusually, my food waste bin is chockablock today! Having had my stock cupboard cull!

    Some other jars (of pasta sauce) are only just out of date...... July 2018...., so they will get eaten, but the others were well out, so taking no chances.
    One was a date in 2017..... I don't know how that had missed the last cull....perhaps I thought I'd risk eating it, and then didn't.

    Besides which, old petit pois might be ok to eat, but they did look pretty awful...the colour had gone!

    I don't think I'll bother restocking with tinned veg......it never gets eaten!

    (You watch..... we'll get Armageddon, now that I'm not restocking!)





    Oh dear, Naga Munchetty, that dark green top you are wearing does not suit you!
    Don't know what you'd call it, it's a very dark sort of ?teal?, with a black trim. Looks horrid against her dark skin.
    Or maybe battleship green?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 6th Aug 18, 6:34 AM
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    Who on earth is Naga Munchetty?

    Good morning all and a reminder that later this week is, I believe International Cats Day.

    I lost weight btw despite over-indulging yesterday.
    Down 2.5 kg, so about tin which is auto moron for 5lb.

    Bobby fed, thyroid hormone ingested a while back, DT rant posted, so shower beckons, I reckons!

    TTFN - Probably over brekkie

    Ultimus Romanorum
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Aug 18, 6:54 AM
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    You don't watch BBC Breakfast, then?

    She's one of the regular presenters. I like her; she's intelligent, feisty, with a wicked sense of humour, and the banter between her and her co-presenter is great!



    I seem to be getting a lot of glass in my recycling these days. Almost all of it comes from the water kefir bottles and my yogurt jars.
    There are a couple of beer bottles too, but it's mostly the other stuff.

    It's good, in that it means there's less plastic, but it's heavier to lug out to the bin, and it makes THE most alarming noise when tipped into the bin!
    I'm sure my neighbours must think I'm a right lush! It's not alcohol, honest, folks!

    In fact, I'm so scared of it all breaking as it goes in that I'm tending to put them in one by one. Don't want the bin-men getting showered by bits of glass.


    I didn't realise that microfibre towels were made from plastic!
    Apparently, every time you wash them, tiny fibres get washed into the water system.
    I switched to these a while back, because they shed less in the bathroom, but I'm not so sure now.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Aug 18, 6:58 AM
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    Just hearing more about those bears.

    Fist time they've walked on grass.
    Poor bears.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 6th Aug 18, 8:19 AM
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    We're not allowed to put glass in our recycling, so I take all the wine bottles and jars to the bottle bank at Sainsbury's or the Bus Station,

    If I'm with Mme. I get told off for embarrassing her and have to sit on my own.
    When I had a car, it wasn't a problem, my elderly parent has no option but to put her odd bits of glass in the normal bin.

    Ultimus Romanorum
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Aug 18, 8:21 AM
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    Pyxis
    We're not allowed to put glass in our recycling, so I take all the wine bottles and jars to the bottle bank at Sainsbury's or the Bus Station,

    If I'm with Mme. I get told off for embarrassing her and have to sit on my own.
    When I had a car, it wasn't a problem, my elderly parent has no option but to put her odd bits of glass in the normal bin.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    That's strange! I thought glass was easier to recycle than plastic!

    It's weird how it varies so much from district to district.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 6th Aug 18, 8:25 AM
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    Oh dear, Naga Munchetty, that dark green top you are wearing does not suit you!
    Don't know what you'd call it, it's a very dark sort of ?teal?, with a black trim. Looks horrid against her dark skin.
    Or maybe battleship green?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Who on earth is Naga Munchetty?

    Good morning all and a reminder that later this week is, I believe International Cats Day.

    I lost weight btw despite over-indulging yesterday.
    Down 2.5 kg, so about tin which is auto moron for 5lb.

    Bobby fed, thyroid hormone ingested a while back, DT rant posted, so shower beckons, I reckons!

    TTFN - Probably over brekkie
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    She's a BBC news reader Sleazy.





    I had been watching the beeb this morning, then switched
    channels to watch GMB. Extremely upsetting footage of
    the treatment of 'tourist' elephants, they couldn't show some
    of the images - far too distressing.


    It's called 'Elephant crushing', both in spirit & body. The
    beautiful elephants are squished into small wooden cages
    (with no room to even turn around), constantly mistreated,
    chained up - the list goes on & on. All done for 'tourists' to
    'enjoy' a holiday ride!


    I can recall (some time ago), signing a petition in the hope
    that travel agents will stop or be banned from advertising
    these rides in holiday brochures, online etc. Well, the petition is
    being presented today at no. 10. Hopefully something can
    be done to put a halt to this. Poor elephants.


    https://www.thailandelephants.org/the-ugly

    ^^^ 'This page is designed to give you an underlying knowledge
    of what training methods were traditionally like for captive
    elephants in Thailand, although the training practices of wild
    caught elephants still resemble the below, with todays shift in
    beliefs and tourism demands it is important to know that the
    majority of captive breed elephants do not endure the same
    brutal treatment.

    Sadly many captive elephants in other parts of Asia still
    endure similar barbaric treatment!
    '


    Apologies for rant - just had to get it off my chest.


    Swift change of subject to 'what's the weather like with
    you today'?!


    It's another sunny/hot/dry as a bone day here (temps
    reaching 31+) plus a muggy night to look forward to!


    I should really do a bit more culling in my food cupboards
    too Pyxis, would hate to think of some of the out of date
    stuff still lurking at the back!


    Well done on your weight loss Sleazy. Yes, International
    Cat Day is 8th August!


    Be back later!


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
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    WASPI

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 6th Aug 18, 8:46 AM
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    Oh dear, Naga Munchetty, that dark green top you are wearing does not suit you!
    Don't know what you'd call it, it's a very dark sort of ?teal?, with a black trim. Looks horrid against her dark skin.
    Or maybe battleship green?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    After looking at the picture Alfie posted, I quite like her outfit!
    Not sure that it's a top either, looks more like a dress to me, black in the middle and teal skirty bit.

    See, opinions vary, but as Mme. tells me, I am generally not entitled to express mine, which almost invariably belong in the bin anyway.

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 6th Aug 18, 12:00 PM
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    After looking at the picture Alfie posted, I quite like her outfit!
    Not sure that it's a top either, looks more like a dress to me, black in the middle and teal skirty bit.

    See, opinions vary, but as Mme. tells me, I am generally not entitled to express mine, which almost invariably belong in the bin anyway.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Mystery solved Sleazy!

    I'd just randomly chosen a picture of Naga (via google) to
    show you who she was.

    Trouble was, it took me so long to compile the post
    that meanwhile speedy Pyxis beat me to it by yonks. I
    hadn't realised until my post had been submitted. If you
    see what I mean!

    So to sum it all up .... right person, wrong outfit! Sorry for
    misleading you. Am I forgiven?


    Re. recycling collections. We finally have a glass collection
    service here now (once a month). So much easier than lugging
    stuff to the local recycling bins.


    It's very noisy though! No wonder the collectors have to
    wear ear protectors!


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 6th Aug 18, 12:04 PM
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    If I remember, I'll have a spy on her tomorrow
    Just for research porpoises you understand, in case Mme. asks!

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 6th Aug 18, 2:46 PM
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    Just hearing more about those bears.

    Fist time they've walked on grass.
    Poor bears.
    Originally posted by Pyxis




    Thankfully my daughter messaged me this morning to say
    the bears were being shown on the Beeb so I managed to
    catch the update.


    My daughter & family regularly visit the wildlife park. I've also
    been there with them & my son on a couple of occasions. It's
    a wonderful place, caring, compassionate - so very pleased
    they've rehomed these beautiful creatures to give them a
    well-deserved forever home.

    Interesting link below of the journey from Japan to the
    wildlife park ....


    https://www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com/brownbearsarrive


    Happy, happy days.



    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 6th Aug 18, 3:14 PM
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    Thanks for the update, Alfie.
    Hopefully the bears will enjoy a few years in what for them will seem like paradise.

    Sleazy Towers update - Too hot to nap (I tried), so I had an ice cream instead.
    Quite looking forward to Wednesday when a temperature of low 20's is promised which is how I like it.

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Aug 18, 3:20 PM
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    After looking at the picture Alfie posted, I quite like her outfit!
    Not sure that it's a top either, looks more like a dress to me, black in the middle and teal skirty bit.

    See, opinions vary, but as Mme. tells me, I am generally not entitled to express mine, which almost invariably belong in the bin anyway.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Yes, as Alfie said, it was a coincidence that the top in the photo was a similar colour.

    The one she had on this morning was darker, and had a v-neck, and was worse than the one above. At least the one above has some blue in it.

    It just struck me, when I switched on, that it made her look very drab.


    I'm too hot.

    I was out this morning, meeting friend, and then did some shopping, then filled up with petrol to get my triple nectar points (voucher), then got home, had lunch, and feel like I've been drugged! Very sleepy, but not in a nice way.
    And no, I haven't been on the beer!

    Was pleased though, because I found a shop selling 2019 calendars, and got a humorous one.........I like the long, thin, month to view ones, with a jokey pic at the top ( like the Random Hedgehog) and they had one that fitted the bill. Also pleased because some years I find it very hard to find a suitable calender until very late.

    I've already started compiling stuff for 2019, so can put it all on the calendar now.

    Next thing to find is my usual week to view, cheap diary for my bag. The one I usually get is £1.99 or £2.99 -ish.

    What annoys me about diaries, cheap or expensive, is that they never have a slot for you to put a pencil or pen into. Nuisance.


    Oh dear, I'm so sleepy.
    The air feels 'thick'.

    The weather thing said it should start cooling on Wednesday.


    ....edit......crossed with Sleazy while I was writing the above tome.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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