Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
    • 16,031Posts
    • 77,877Thanks
    Upsidedown Bear
    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread
    • #1
    • 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



    ........
    ..
    ......
    ..



    Everyone is welcome whether or not you have previously posted
    We are very friendly so please say hello





Page 600
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Aug 18, 4:48 PM
    • 39,377 Posts
    • 144,936 Thanks
    Pyxis
    Missed this thread.
    (I always do for some reason).
    I don't like to see animals in tiny cages on concrete.
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    Enable your Subscribed Threads List, then you won't miss all our really cerebral and esoteric discussions!
    (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!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 6th Aug 18, 5:48 PM
    • 12,490 Posts
    • 22,906 Thanks
    Sleazy
    Bacause I decided not to eat fish, I really feel like eating fish ....

    I think it's called Murphy's Law.

    Anyway, going out for a bit now it's cooler. Will probably hang around the chiller cabinets somewhere too.

    TTFN
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Aug 18, 6:13 PM
    • 39,377 Posts
    • 144,936 Thanks
    Pyxis
    Blackcurrants and cream........... mmmmmmmmmmmm!


    Nectar of the gods.






    Have been super naughty today.......... this morning I had an Eton mess.

    Then at lunch I had two caramel panna cottas and a ginger yogurt.

    And for din-dins my pudding was the blackcurrants (fresh) and cream.

    Pyxis is bad.






    The poor waitress re. the Eton mess..... first I asked her if the ice cream contained any wheat, so she had to run downstairs to find out, came back and said no, but then I thought the meringue might have (knowing what weird things manufacturers put in foods), so she had to run downstairs again to ask!
    Well, at least I didn't say I've changed my mind!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 06-08-2018 at 6:16 PM.
    (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!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Aug 18, 7:29 PM
    • 39,377 Posts
    • 144,936 Thanks
    Pyxis
    This was the top that Naga was wearing, but you can only see a bit of it.




    Sorry if I was vocal about it, but it was such a shock! (To see her in that colour).

    She seems to like that sort of colour, as that's the third picture I found of her wearing similar colours, although the one above was the worst.

    Strange how it got to me!

    But then I'm a colour freak!
    (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!
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 7th Aug 18, 5:44 AM
    • 14,238 Posts
    • 62,091 Thanks
    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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





    Egton Bridge, eight miles from Whitby in the North York Moors
    National Park, is the setting for the oldest surviving gooseberry show
    in the country, established in 1800. The show is held on the first
    Tuesday in August each year by the Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry
    Society.


    Ribes uva-crispa, better known as the
    Gooseberry, recipient of hours of devotion


    The 2009 show was truly a record breaking event. Champion
    grower Bryan Nellist took the R. Harland Challenge Cup with, at
    the time, a record breaking berry. Coming in at exactly 35 drams
    (2.19 oz. or 62.0 grams) the Woodpecker berry was the heaviest
    ever shown in the United Kingdom, beating Kelvin Archer’s
    previous record by just over 2 grains or 0.1 grams. It was
    recognised as an official World Record. Bryan’s success received
    widespread coverage in the local and national press. The Whitby
    Gazette hailed it as “Bryan’s berry best in world” (follow this link to
    see the full article, reproduced by kind permission of Whitby
    Gazette).

    The Middlesbrough Evening Gazette proclaimed “Bryan smashes
    fruity record” (follow this link to see the full article, reproduced by
    kind permission of the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette).

    Kelvin Archer has subsequently reclaimed the World record but
    Bryan’s berry remains the heaviest ever entered into competition.


    Bryan Nellist with his record breaking
    berry


    The 2017 show saw some excellent entries, but no new records.
    The 2017 show became a tale of two growers, in one corner the
    seven-time defending champion, Graeme Watson of Ainthorpe and
    facing him a Maiden grower, Trevor Legg of Roxby. It was a close
    and well fought competition with many experienced growers
    playing supporting parts to the main protagonists.

    Graeme Watson took early honours, becoming an eight-time
    champion, with five in a row, by winning the Harland Trophy for
    heaviest berry with a yellow Millennium weighing 31 drams, 11
    grains (nearly 56g).


    Graeme Watson, eight time show
    champion


    Trevor Legg showed his credentials though by taking the maiden
    prize with the third heaviest berry.


    Trevor Legg, First Maiden and Champion
    Grower


    Although Graeme Watson also took the prizes for heaviest twins
    and 12 berries, Trevor Legg’s consistency across all of the
    categories (including heaviest six, maiden twins and maiden six)
    meant that he claimed his first Champion Grower title, and the W
    Graham Challenge Cup, by a single point over Graeme. This could
    be just the first round in a new battle of the champions that brings
    back memories of former champions and monster gooseberries!



    The 2018 show will be held on Tuesday 7th August and it is open
    to the public from 2 PM. There will be music playing in the
    afternoon and the prize giving will begin at 6 PM.





    http://www.egtongooseberryshow.org.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Have a Big Pink party together this October and help us to be
    there for people affected by breast cancer.



    Have a Big Pink party on 12 October

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Gather your friends,
    family or colleagues for a Big Pink party and raise money to help
    us support anyone affected by breast cancer.

    Whether you have a pink clothes day at work or a pink night in,
    your Big Pink can help us make a difference. Sign up for your free
    kit filled with games and Big Pinkspiration.

    Get your free kit

    We'll send you games, invitations, collection boxes and more to
    help you get started.



    https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/get-involved/do-your-own-fundraising/big-pink

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    We turn groundbreaking science into life saving treatments so
    families can escape the tragedy of losing a loved one. And we rely
    entirely on our supporters to power this life saving research.

    Take on our Just Walk challenge. Sign up, choose a route and raise
    funds to help save lives.



    JUST WALK

    Plan your own sponsored walk in the great outdoors and raise
    money for life saving heart research.

    Reasons to walk

    Walking can help to give your heart the workout it needs to stay in
    good condition. Discover more reasons to walk and why it's great
    to walk for charity.

    Why walk?

    Being active helps reduce your risk of developing a heart or
    circulatory condition, as well as having a stroke, type 2 diabetes,
    obesity and osteoporosis.



    In addition to these amazing health benefits, here are 9 great
    reasons to get outside and walk:

    Feel more energetic

    Get a healthier body shape and appearance

    Control your weight

    Feel less stressed

    Increase your self-confidence

    Sleep more easily

    Enjoy your surroundings

    Meet people and make new friends through walking groups

    Save money

    Get motivated to walk regularly by signing up to Just Walk and
    planning your own sponsored walking challenge.

    GET YOUR FREE PACK >



    5 reasons to walk for charity

    As well as improving your well-being, walking is also a simple and
    easy way to raise money for charity.

    Here are our top five reasons for taking part in Just Walk raising
    money for our life saving heart research by taking part in Just
    Walk. You:

    can pick the route, so you can make it a challenge to suit you

    choose the date and time

    can walk on your own or get together with friends, family or
    colleagues

    get your very own delightful Just Walk fundraising pack

    will help save lives with your fundraising.



    Did you know that every three minutes in the UK, another family
    loses a loved one to heart and circulatory disease? With every
    stride you take and every pound you raise, you can help bring us
    closer to the day heart disease no longer tears families apart. We
    rely entirely on supporters like you to fund our research.

    So why not sign up for your free fundraising kit today and Just
    Walk? Let’s tell heart disease to take a hike.

    SIGN UP NOW >



    https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/fundraise/just-walk/reasons-to-walk-for-charity

    ^^ 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 7th Aug 18, 6:06 AM
    • 12,490 Posts
    • 22,906 Thanks
    Sleazy
    Morning Alphabetty Folkses,

    'Disturbed By Bobby' here. Felt like a lie-in too, but he had other ideas.

    Don't know if it's the pollen in the air, but my vision was a bit blurry yesterday and again this morning. Not much itchiness, just a bit hazy?

    Well my diet yesterday, wasn't. Back on track today, I hope, with a fairly strict regime planned.
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 7th Aug 18, 6:36 AM
    • 12,490 Posts
    • 22,906 Thanks
    Sleazy
    Watched a film last night.
    'Legionaire' with Jean Claude Van Damme. It was ok and I watched it to the end. At least he survived and learnt that his love had escaped to America to folliw her dream. He was supposed to be there with her, but ended up in The Legion.

    As a lad, I liked the book 'Beau Geste', the French Foreign Legion always has a certain romanticism for me. Je ne sais pas! Aux armes, citizens! (Auto-moron translated 'citoyens') .
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Aug 18, 6:45 AM
    • 39,377 Posts
    • 144,936 Thanks
    Pyxis
    Watched a film last night.
    'Legionaire' with Jean Claude Van Damme. It was ok and I watched it to the end. At least he survived and learnt that his love had escaped to America to folliw her dream. He was supposed to be there with her, but ended up in The Legion.

    As a lad, I liked the book 'Beau Geste', the French Foreign Legion always has a certain romanticism for me. Je ne sais pas! Aux armes, citizens! (Auto-moron translated 'citoyens') .
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Aeons ago I saw a serial of Beau Geste in the Teev....... can picture the guy, but dunno his name. Blonde guy.
    I'll google it in a minute.

    Apparently, it wasn't at all romantic in reality....... quite brutal. They were basically mercenaries, I believe.




    Edit.....Benedict Taylor.


    Hahahahahaha! The desert scenes were filmed in a sand pit in Dorset!

    Wot.... a blue plastic one in someone's back garden?
    Last edited by Pyxis; 07-08-2018 at 6:48 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'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 7th Aug 18, 8:02 AM
    • 14,238 Posts
    • 62,091 Thanks
    AlfieBlue
    Hellooeee!




    https://www.toptene.com/10-fascinating-facts-about-the-french-foreign-legion/

    ^^^ Had no idea about quite a few of these facts, including No. 5
    - La Miss, The Legion’s Solely Feminine Member



    Sigh ... it's going to be the warmest day ever today but
    apparently a tad cooler tomorrow!


    And ..... we 'may' be getting rain at the weekend! Yippee!


    So looking forward to a decent downpour!



    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 7th Aug 18, 8:18 AM
    • 12,490 Posts
    • 22,906 Thanks
    Sleazy
    That was very interesting Alfie - thank you.

    I had no idea either, and what can I say? Le Mis was injured the only time she wasn't driving - her CO was. No more jokes about women drivers n'est pas?

    A brutal group of mercenaries for sure. Surprised me too that at the start of WW2, 80% of the Legion was German.
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Aug 18, 2:40 PM
    • 39,377 Posts
    • 144,936 Thanks
    Pyxis
    When I read Old Gooseberry Society, I though it was for old gooseberries, like heritage varieties, but it's the society that is old!




    Too hot too hot.

    When it clouded over, it felt a bit cooler, but the sun's bright again.



    My brain doesn't work in this heat.

    I went to dance class, but was only poodling about like a poodle who's taken a sleeping pill.

    Can't think, can't breathe well. Got a headache now, as well.

    Roll on tomorrow.



    Watched my recording of Versailles. Shame it's the last ever episode. I quite enjoyed it.....the sets and the costumes were great! Some of the language was anachronistic, and so sounded a bit weird, but even so.

    He was the longest-ever reigning monarch, so could have warranted another couple of series, really.

    The only thing that piqued a bit was that the lovely long hair of the men was too clean, and they all had wonderful teeth! In reality, neither hair nor teeth would have been that pristine, even amongst nobles.
    (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!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 7th Aug 18, 4:02 PM
    • 12,490 Posts
    • 22,906 Thanks
    Sleazy
    Ditto here, Pyxis - really hot. Tried to doze but couldn't.

    Like you, roll on tomorrow ..... a drop of ten degrees is ok by me!

    My lovely long hair wasn't. Ever. Not keen on males with long hair anyway, but I would be happy with hair. Half an inch long, all over would be fine. Blonde, brunette, redhead (I did use to have a natural ginger tint btw), anything acceptable. Just give me hair.

    Chewbacca? Yes, could live with that look too .....
    Last edited by Sleazy; 07-08-2018 at 4:07 PM.
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Aug 18, 4:22 PM
    • 39,377 Posts
    • 144,936 Thanks
    Pyxis
    I must admit, I've always been fond of men having very long hair.

    I also like it tied back in a ponytail thing, and I do like man-buns too.

    I did like seeing the men in Versailles with their flowing locks.
    (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!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 7th Aug 18, 4:27 PM
    • 12,490 Posts
    • 22,906 Thanks
    Sleazy
    The two worst things IMHO are comb-overs and a ponytail on an otherwise bald head!
    Seems to me like denial over the hair loss.

    I suppose I'm only jealous that I can't even have a comb-over.
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Aug 18, 4:32 PM
    • 39,377 Posts
    • 144,936 Thanks
    Pyxis
    The two worst things IMHO are comb-overs and a ponytail on an otherwise bald head!
    Seems to me like denial over the hair loss.

    I suppose I'm only jealous that I can't even have a comb-over.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    You wouldn't want a comb-over! Shudder!

    With no hair, you don't notice there's no hair.

    When there's half a head of hair, then you notice. Better to shave it all off, then you don't notice. Like Patrick Stewart. I forget he has no hair!



    Lots of lovely cool swimming pools in the TV...... makes me feel cooler.

    (European Championships in Glasgow and Berlin).
    Last edited by Pyxis; 07-08-2018 at 5:12 PM.
    (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!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Aug 18, 5:13 PM
    • 39,377 Posts
    • 144,936 Thanks
    Pyxis
    It's gone dark.

    Went out to water a couple of pots and felt a few plops of rain.

    Didn't last, though.
    (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!
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 8th Aug 18, 5:19 AM
    • 14,238 Posts
    • 62,091 Thanks
    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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





    Severe M.E.

    Around one in four people with M.E. are severely affected by the
    condition. They are left house or bed bound, unable to properly care
    for themselves or even wash properly, sometimes for many years at
    a time.

    If you're severely affected by M.E. then Emily Collingridge’s book
    Severe M.E./CFS: a guide to living offers guidance on every aspect of
    living with severe M.E. It’s aimed at families and professionals, and
    the author herself lived with severe M.E. for many years.

    The NICE guideline for M.E. says:

    “People with severe CFS/M.E. are unable to do any activity for
    themselves, or can carry out minimal daily tasks only (such as face
    washing, cleaning teeth). They have severe cognitive difficulties
    and depend on a wheelchair for mobility. They are often unable to
    leave the house, or have a severe and prolonged after-effect if
    they do so. They may also spend most of their time in bed, and
    are often extremely sensitive to light and noise.”

    It adds that management of severe M.E. is “difficult and complex
    and healthcare professionals should recognise that specialist
    expertise is needed when planning and providing care.”

    https://www.actionforme.org.uk/what-is-me/severe-me/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info




    I had hoped to use info from the following:

    https://25megroup.org/home.html

    but the website is presently being updated.

    Last year they completed a 24hour 'Silence Challenge' to promote
    awareness of Severe ME and to help to spread the word about just
    how bad it can be.......





    About the 25% M.E. Group

    There are approximately 200,000 people in the UK who suffer from
    M.E. Some do recover. However, approximately 25% of sufferers
    remain long term ill and severely disabled by the disease. Many
    are left isolated, housebound or even bedbound by the effects of
    the illness. It affects people from all walks of life, all age groups
    and can strike when you are least expecting it.

    The 25% M.E. Group exists to support all who have the severe
    form of M.E. and those who care for them. This includes people
    who are housebound, bedbound and wheelchair users.

    At present there is no other organisation concerned specifically
    with the needs of the severely affected.

    This website is devoted to providing support to this group.

    What is severe ME

    ME has been classified by the World Health Organisation as a
    neurological illness affecting approximately 250,000 individuals
    within the UK. Of this number, approximately 25% of those
    affected will go on to develop severe ME which is an extremely
    debilitating illness. Sometimes it lasts for years and in some cases,
    even decades, often rendering the sufferer completely
    housebound, wheelchair & bedbound and dependent upon carers
    for their everyday needs. The Chief Medical Officer's Report on the
    subject of CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic
    Encephalomyelitis) issued in January 2002 recognises that
    "CFS/ME should be classed as a chronic condition with long term
    effects on health, alongside other illnesses such as multiple
    sclerosis and motor neurone disease."



    To mark A Day for Understanding & Remembrance on August 8th
    Amanda Hendrie’s sister Katie and some of the staff who provide
    Amanda’s round the clock waking care will be aiming to keep silent
    for 24 hrs.

    As well as raising funds, the Silence Challenge also promotes
    awareness of Severe ME and aims to help to spread the word
    about just how bad it can be.

    Sadly, Amanda has lost the ability to speak. And she often found
    that she wasn’t ‘heard’ - especially by professionals. Even when
    speaking perfectly clearly.

    So the Silence Challenge aims to raise awareness as well as funds.

    Launched in 2016, this event managed to raise around £3,000 for
    the 25% ME Group. And ‘Just Giving’ said we were in the top 5%
    of fundraisers for August!

    Following last year’s success, Amanda is only too keen to do it all
    over again.

    http://www.25megroup.org/home.html
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue

    Hopefully the new website will be up & running soon.





    Happy International Cat Day



    August the 8th is International Cat Day, and it’s not hard to see
    why our little feline friends hold such a special place in our
    affections.

    Funny cat videos, memes and cute pictures of cats are some of the
    most viewed content online, which just confirms our obsession
    with the furry things. While research shows that watching funny
    cat videos online can boost a person’s energy and create positive
    emotions, according to the experts owning a cat can also be good
    for your heart. Petting a cat is said to reduce stress levels, and
    with people having such hectic lives, they can be an easier and
    less demanding choice of pet than owning a dog.

    If you ask me I’d say that cats have more than earned their extra
    treats and cuddles this International Cat Day, so go on, show your
    appreciation to that moggy in your life or buy that extra pack of
    cat food at the shops to donate to your local rescue centre as a
    little thanks to our four legged pals!

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/international-cat-day-2018-2/



    https://www.cats.org.uk/

    https://www.battersea.org.uk/

    https://www.rspca.org.uk/findapet/rehomeapet

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    British Firework Championships

    The world famous British Firework Championships will return on 8
    and 9 August, offering two nights of spectacular pyrotechnics that
    will illuminate Plymouth Sound.

    Six top firework companies will battle it out over two nights, each
    putting on an awe-inspiring ten minute display.

    Enjoy the thrill of the funfair on Plymouth Hoe, or simply sit back
    and soak up the atmosphere – it’s an unmissable event! There will
    also be showings of Toy Story at 5pm each day on the Global
    screen, followed by music videos through the evening.

    The competitors are:

    Wednesday 8th August

    Fuse Fireworks / Fully Fused Fireworks / UK Firework Company

    Thursday 9th August

    Smart Pyrotechnics / Illusion Fireworks / Phoenix Fireworks

    The displays are fired from the Mountbatten breakwater and are
    designed to be seen from Citadel and The Hoe, making these the
    prime viewing areas!


    https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on/british-firework-championships-p1166573




    http://www.britishfireworks.co.uk/

    ^^ 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
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Aug 18, 6:58 AM
    • 12,490 Posts
    • 22,906 Thanks
    Sleazy
    Good morning Alphabetty's.

    Staying in first thing as I'm expecting EDF to come along and fit one of their smart meters that I've requested. Between 0800 and 1200 they said. I did check with them that it was a newer second generation meter they would be fitting (I don't want one of the older type). Will report back ....
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
    Nabob Of None
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Aug 18, 7:15 AM
    • 39,377 Posts
    • 144,936 Thanks
    Pyxis
    Good morning Alphabetty's.

    Staying in first thing as I'm expecting EDF to come along and fit one of their smart meters that I've requested. Between 0800 and 1200 they said. I did check with them that it was a newer second generation meter they would be fitting (I don't want one of the older type). Will report back ....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Is there any way you can tell the difference between the two meters?

    I'm still resisting having one.

    They are stepping up their antics, though.

    The letters have gone from inviting me to have a smart meter, (had dozens of those), to one that said my old meter had to be replaced as it was getting old, and that if necessary, they could enforce their powers of entry to fit a new one. (Put a bit more diplomatically than that, but with the same sentiment).

    Well, the current meters still work, and were put in about 18 years ago when the house was rewired and re-plumbed/boilered etc., so they're not exactly ancient.

    They said they could replace it with a non-smart meter, but how would I know the difference? Would the guy coming to replace it tell me the truth?

    I see eveel everywhere!


    I did have a try of a sort of attachment thing several years ago, to enable me to monitor my usage and send regular readings in, but to be honest, I didn't find it at all useful. When you put a kettle on, your usage per hour shot up, natch, but you don't have the kettle on for a an hour!
    Same with other stuff. So I didn't find that it told me much at all.
    Anyway, after the year's trial thing, I got rid of it.
    (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!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Aug 18, 7:34 AM
    • 39,377 Posts
    • 144,936 Thanks
    Pyxis
    I wonder how you judge a firework display?

    Interesting.


    The trouble with summer displays is that, with the best will in the world, trying to stay awake and alert until it's dark enough for them to start, proves elusive for me!

    I did manage to see the last two ISS pass-overs, the first because I dragged myself out with a coat over my jim-jams, and the second, the other night, because I was able to see it nicely from my bedroom window, without going anywhere!!






    That's a very good sentiment. ME is one of the most difficult illnesses for people to understand and tolerate. In some ways, it's harder to understand than depression.
    I didn't know that it could stop people talking, though.
    (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!
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

563Posts Today

5,081Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • RT @GillsSarah: Interesting! I always used to buy big name products cos I thought they?d be stronger. @MartinSLewis has changed my mind on?

  • RT @think_jessica: Think Jessica the Film 30 min doc/drama based on my mother?s true story. Narrated by @MartinSLewis is now live on https:?

  • RT @kelsher123: @MartinSLewis First time switcher! And no, it wasn?t as challenging as I thought???? A British Gas customer so no brainier. Th?

  • Follow Martin