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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
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    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



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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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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Aug 18, 7:09 AM
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    There really should be a tiny emoticon with a halo. I can only find one of those horrid big ones. Don't like those. I like those sweetie-pie ickle ones that Alfie puts on her posts.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    How about a weeny plug-in halo?!

    Or maybe this little cutie?! ....



    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Aug 18, 7:15 AM
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    How about a weeny plug-in halo?!

    Or maybe this little cutie?! ....



    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    I love the plug-in halo!

    And the angel one is good to go too!

    I'll take both!





    Ooh! That one's good, too!




    I overslept!

    I woke at 3am again, as I was cold, so pulled on the duvet and went back to sleep, and have only just woken up!
    Bright sunshine! Goodness!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Aug 18, 7:18 AM
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    Oooh! A fairy festival!

    I hope they don't get washed out! There are showers forecast!hope they have lots of toadstools to shelter under!



    Plum festival!
    Where's Pershore? Will have to look it up. I always moan about the plums in shops being so awful and tasteless.
    Edit.....Worcestershire. Should have realised....isn't Worcs the centre of the plum universe?

    As for kites, there used to be a mini kite festival near me, but I haven't heard about it for years. They did that parachuting teddy bear thing.
    I did try flying a kite once or twice, years ago. It was good fun!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 11-08-2018 at 7:36 AM.
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Aug 18, 11:30 AM
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    Oooh! A fairy festival!

    I hope they don't get washed out! There are showers forecast!hope they have lots of toadstools to shelter under!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    It's also a beautiful sunny day here (on & off) but can see
    some clouds a-gathering. Apparently it'll be raining for most of
    tomorrow, so guess sheltering under toadstools may be in
    order!





    There seems to be quite a few fairy things going on at this
    time of year! I've been to Burley village quite a few times
    over the years - it's a lovely traditional place with a fascinating
    history of witches, smuggling and dragons!



    'Live acoustic music, Bands, Story telling, Belly Dancing, Platform
    Mediumship lots of activities and workshops will heighten our
    senses with love and joy. Let your spirit run wild and free!

    Dress in your finest Fairy and Elf Costumes and be sprinkled with
    Fairy Dust!'


    https://newforestfairyfestival.com/


    I could go along dressed up as little 'Alfie the elfie'!


    Here's the linky to Burley village ....

    https://www.burleynewforest.co.uk/



    Plum festival!
    Where's Pershore? Will have to look it up. I always moan about the plums in shops being so awful and tasteless.
    Edit.....Worcestershire. Should have realised....isn't Worcs the centre of the plum universe?
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Interesting link here ....

    http://www.worcestershireorchards.co.uk/plums/


    Quite liked the sound of Plum Jerkum so googled & found
    this ......


    http://www.plumjerkum.co.uk/recipe/


    ^^ Love it!


    It's ages since I've flown a kite - probably the last time was
    when the kids were little. Always great fun though!




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56GRSGxe5nI


    ^^ Brilliant!


    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Aug 18, 1:14 PM
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    It's also a beautiful sunny day here (on & off) but can see
    some clouds a-gathering. Apparently it'll be raining for most of
    tomorrow, so guess sheltering under toadstools may be in
    order!





    There seems to be quite a few fairy things going on at this
    time of year! I've been to Burley village quite a few times
    over the years - it's a lovely traditional place with a fascinating
    history of witches, smuggling and dragons!



    'Live acoustic music, Bands, Story telling, Belly Dancing, Platform
    Mediumship lots of activities and workshops will heighten our
    senses with love and joy. Let your spirit run wild and free!

    Dress in your finest Fairy and Elf Costumes and be sprinkled with
    Fairy Dust!'


    https://newforestfairyfestival.com/


    I could go along dressed up as little 'Alfie the elfie
    '!


    Here's the linky to Burley village ....

    https://www.burleynewforest.co.uk/





    Interesting link here ....

    http://www.worcestershireorchards.co.uk/plums/


    Quite liked the sound of Plum Jerkum so googled & found
    this ......


    http://www.plumjerkum.co.uk/recipe/


    ^^ Love it!


    It's ages since I've flown a kite - probably the last time was
    when the kids were little. Always great fun though!




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56GRSGxe5nI


    ^^ Brilliant!


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Dragons! Ooh lovely!



    Alfie the Elfie!!

    That made me giggle!

    now where did I put my fairy outfit?
    Although I suppose I'd have to go as a pixie.... Pyxis the pixie!



    And as for flashmobs........... I just LOVE doing flashmobs

    Wanna do a flashmob! Wanna do a flashmob!





    Edit.... tee-hee....... you'd have to take an Alfie elfie selfie!


    Edit edit.... and I'd have to take a Pyxis pixie picture......
    And hope it's not pixellated!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 11-08-2018 at 1:20 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Aug 18, 1:33 PM
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    Dragons! Ooh lovely!



    Alfie the Elfie!!

    That made me giggle!

    now where did I put my fairy outfit?
    Although I suppose I'd have to go as a pixie.... Pyxis the pixie!



    And as for flashmobs........... I just LOVE doing flashmobs

    Wanna do a flashmob! Wanna do a flashmob!





    Edit.... tee-hee....... you'd have to take an Alfie elfie selfie!


    Edit edit.... and I'd have to take a Pyxis pixie picture......
    And hope it's not pixellated!
    Originally posted by Pyxis




    On a separate note ... have you seen young Sleazy anywhere
    on the forum? It's unusual that he's not popped in here yet.

    'Last activity: 9.30AM' - not that I'm stalking him, just like
    to keep tabs and make sure he's ok.


    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Aug 18, 1:39 PM
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    Pyxis



    On a separate note ... have you seen young Sleazy anywhere
    on the forum? It's unusual that he's not popped in here yet.

    'Last activity: 9.30AM' - not that I'm stalking him, just like
    to keep tabs and make sure he's ok.


    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    I was just thinking that, too.

    He's probably gone out for the day, and not got wifi.



    Looks like it'll be too cloudy for the meteor shower.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Aug 18, 8:51 PM
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    Hello both, and thank you for asking after me.

    Had a stressful day on and off, and I can't even blame Mme. because she's not here and wasn't the cause ... .
    (Very elderly mothers can be so annoying) . That's all I'm saying.

    Been busy, but not accomplished much except I suddenly had the taste for fish and Sainsbury's had a Tuna and Cucumber sandwich reduced to 30p, so I bought it for tomorrow. Sorry, Ocean, but I will keep trying to stop eating fish - this was just a setback.

    On a happier note, I obviously timed it right today, because they also reduced 3 x Higgidy Rattatouille Pies further to 30p (from £3.70p)! So I snaffled all three and popped them in the freezer .

    Hope I'll feel more like posting tomorrow. Very tired today. Bobby brought me a mouse this morning when I came back from town and was putting the washing out. Mouse was alive and tried to run, but Bobby caught it again and then ate it in front of me .

    I have wine btw, but walked a lot today. Raining now and forecast for all day tomorrow, so no meteors and probably no going out tomorrow either.

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Aug 18, 9:07 PM
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    Just saw this, which put a smile on my wizened face, so I wanted to share it with you ...

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-leeds-44713074/pied-crow-with-yorkshire-accent-filmed-in-knaresborough

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Aug 18, 9:38 PM
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    Hi Sleazy

    Sorry to hear about your stressful day. But well done on
    getting all the food bargains!


    Just saw this, which put a smile on my wizened face, so I wanted to share it with you ...

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-leeds-44713074/pied-crow-with-yorkshire-accent-filmed-in-knaresborough
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    ^^^ Brilliant!


    I also have a glass of wine on the go. Bottoms Up!


    Alfie xxx
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Aug 18, 6:07 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful and
    spooky kinda day!






    On August 12 World Elephant Day asks you to help conserve and
    protect elephants from the numerous threats they face.

    On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was
    launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and
    African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by
    people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink
    of seeing the last of this magnificent creature.



    "We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we
    consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and
    social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the
    very worst of human behavior."

    – Graydon Carter, Editor of Vanity Fair



    The escalation of poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict
    and mistreatment in captivity are just some of the threats to both
    African and Asian elephants. Working towards better protection for
    wild elephants, improving enforcement policies to prevent the
    illegal poaching and trade of ivory, conserving elephant habitats,
    better treatment for captive elephants and, when appropriate,
    reintroducing captive elephants into natural, protected sanctuaries
    are the goals that numerous elephant conservation organizations
    are focusing on around the world.

    World Elephant Day asks you to experience elephants in non-
    exploitive and sustainable environments where elephants can
    thrive under care and protection. On World Elephant Day, August
    12, express your concern, share your knowledge and support
    solutions for the better care of captive and wild elephants alike.

    Support World Elephant Day so that we can continue to be a
    collective voice speaking out on behalf of elephants!



    "Elephants are simply one more natural resource that is being
    caught up in human greed on the one hand and human need on
    the other. We somehow need people to become reacquainted with
    nature or they can have no clue as to the interrelatedness of cause
    and effect."

    – Dr. Stephen Blake, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology






    10 AUG 2018 Giant Melting Ice Elephant Unveiled

    A life-sized ice sculpture of an African elephant will be placed in
    the summer heat of Toronto to illustrate the rapid loss of the
    African elephant population. The Amarula Elephant will be on
    display at the Distillery District starting at 9:00am and will remain
    on-site until it has completely melted. The life-like sculpture will
    consist of roughly 103 blocks of ice, weighing an estimated 9,344
    kilograms. Over the course of the day, this massive ice sculpture
    will gradually melt, symbolizing the alarming rate at which African
    elephants are being killed for their ivory.

    Amarula, the best-selling South African cream liqueur, announced
    the start of their awareness and fundraising campaign in Canada
    to save the African elephant. In partnership with the renowned
    conservation group, WildlifeDirect, Amarula will be launching the
    2018 “Don’t Let Them Disappear” campaign in various countries
    globally, including South Africa, the United States, Brazil and
    Germany. The campaign aims to raise awareness in protecting the
    world’s declining African elephant population.



    http://worldelephantday.org/about

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    The theme for International Youth Day 2018 is Safe Spaces for
    Youth.

    Youth need safe spaces where they can come together, engage in
    activities related to their diverse needs and interests, participate in
    decision making processes and freely express themselves. While
    there are many types of spaces, safe spaces ensure the dignity
    and safety of youth. Safe spaces such as civic spaces enable
    youth to engage in governance issues; public spaces afford youth
    the opportunity to participate in sports and other leisure activities
    in the community; digital spaces help youth interact virtually
    across borders with everyone; and well planned physical spaces
    can help accommodate the needs of diverse youth especially those
    vulnerable to marginalization or violence.



    Ensuring that safe spaces are inclusive, youth from diverse
    backgrounds especially those from outside the local community,
    need to be assured of respect and self-worth. In humanitarian or
    conflict prone settings for example, youth may lack the space to
    fully express themselves without feeling uncomfortable or
    unwelcome. Similarly, without the existence of safe space, youth
    from different race/ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation or cultural
    background may feel intimidated to freely contribute to the
    community. When youth have safe spaces to engage, they can
    effectively contribute to development, including peace and social
    cohesion.

    https://www.un.org/development/desa/youth/international-youth-day-2018.html

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    Sutton: Mary Gibson’s Mausoleum Inspection



    Where: Sutton, London at St Nicholas'Church
    When: 12th August
    Time: 12 noon (ish)

    Every 12th August for nearly 200 years, Mary Gibson’s Mausoleum
    has been inspected in the churchyard of St Nicholas’ in Sutton
    (formerly in Surrey but now in London).



    She left a bequest in her will to pay for the annual visit by the
    Rector and for him to check for necessary repairs.



    This ceased for some years due to health and safety concerns and
    a distinct lack of enthusiasm on the part of the vicar (thanks to
    Paula Gerrard for finding this out!) BUT from 2015 it was revived
    with a new incumbent (and thanks to Ross Parish for this news!)
    and is once again a feature on the calendar of unusual events.

    Let’s hope the revival gathers momentum to keep this curious
    ritual alive for future visitors to experience.



    Helpful Hints

    If you walk seven times around the mausoleum, a ghost comes out
    of the urn on the roof… don’t say I didn’t warn you..

    Click here for the church website:

    http://stnicholas.suttonteam.org.uk

    and here for the event Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/755031947991105/

    Click here for a first hand account:

    https://traditionalcustomsandceremonies.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/custom-demised-the-inspection-of-the-gibson-mausoleum-sutton/



    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/mary-gibsons-mausoleum-inspection/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info





    Lymm Rushbearing


    Thelwall Morris at a previous Lymm Rushbearing

    Where: Lymm, Cheshire starting at the Lower Dam, then the
    Dingle and back, then ending at St Mary's Church for a short
    service
    When: Sunday nearest August 12th
    Time: 4pm & Service approx 4.30

    Lymm is one of the few locations in which the once-common
    custom of rush bearing still takes place.

    Back in the days when churches had cold earth floors, the annual
    renewal of rushes on the floor for cleanliness and warmth became
    an occasion for celebration.

    Most of the surviving customs are in the northwestern corner of
    England and some involve rushcarts and flower covered bearings.



    At Lymm, as well as the Thelwall Morris Dancers in their flower
    bedecked hats, you can expect to see a procession including local
    WI members, councillors and civic officials and members of the
    Youth Club all carrying rushes, banners and garlands to the
    church, where a special service follows.

    The parish church is dedicated to St Mary, so the festival is held
    near her feast-day in August.

    Helpful Hints

    In 2018 it will be on Sunday 12th August.

    Click here for Thelwall Morris Men :

    http://www.thelwallmorris.org.uk



    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/lymm-rushbearing/

    ^^ 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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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Aug 18, 7:42 AM
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    Good Morning Alfie!

    Well, a rainy and gloomy one in reality.. However, Bobby is fed, I am showered and now relaxing with a hot toddy coffee. Not Irish, I would add - not even any caffeine involved.

    I like hefty-lumps, all Pachyderms in fact. The ice sculpture idea is interesting.

    Wherever you are,
    Wherever you may be,
    I hope that today
    Success you will see.

    And Pyxis too of course, when she shows us her feathers! .
    In fact, I hope that EVERYBODY has a good day!

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Aug 18, 7:51 AM
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    QUOTE This ceased for some years due to health and safety concerns and a distinct lack of enthusiasm on the part of the vicar.
    UNQUOTE


    To start with, if it had been inspected annually by previous vicars, why were there health and safety concerns? Surely any structural defects would have been picked up by the inspections and remedied?

    And secondly, what a horrible vicar! Especially given that the lady had left a bequest for the purpose!
    Not a very good example to show his flock!


    I had a better sleep last night.
    Didn't even attempt to stay up for the meteors, as the cloud cover looked impenetrable.
    The forecast tonight is for broken cloud, so there might be a window of opportunity, if I can stay awake long enough.
    I might have to set an alarm for midnight, though.



    Have been up since 4.30, Sleazy, but pottered about in the kitchen, and then decided to watch a couple of Stargate Atlantis episodes. Haven't really got into the Atlantis offshoot...... it's all a bit too battly!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 12-08-2018 at 7:53 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Aug 18, 7:56 AM
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    I thought the same about the Mausoleum, Pyxis but couldn't get a coherent sentence together. Totally agree, especially about the bequest bit, and the H & S aspect should have been covered too as you mention ....

    I slept ok. Fairly cold (still just a top sheet and Windows open), lots of vivid dreams which probably mean that I was restless I suppose ...

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Aug 18, 8:58 AM
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    I went back to a light duvet two nights ago, as I was waking up in the night cold, and so may have contributed to my bad nights.

    My God, though, it felt a bit autumnal this morning!
    And it has rubbed it home with a vengeance how depressing this sort of rainy, windy weather is!

    That's right! I'm moaning about the weather again!

    Never happy with it!




    Watching a thing about making fresh pasta.

    I tried it once.


    Once was enough.
    I did discover that I am very good at making glue/wallpaper paste, though!

    Gloopy mess with pasta sauce is not the best meal in the world!

    I'll stick to buying the Italian 'bronze die' stuff from the supermarket!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Aug 18, 10:07 AM
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    Well Sleazy is still fish-less, although not completely fish-free. Yet.

    Removed the Tuna from the sand ridge and put it aside for Bobby later.
    I couldn't save the fish (which was already dead), but at least I won't be responsible for eating it.

    I think that what did it was thinking about yesterday's mouse being eaten in front of me. Got me wondering whether I would like to be eaten, and the terror that I would experience.

    So I shall eat the bread and cucumber with a bit more salad and an egg for lunch, accepting that there will be some contamination.

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Aug 18, 10:51 AM
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    Brr! Brr!

    Am going to shut my window as it's bloomin' freezin'!

    Might even have to put a jumper on!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Aug 18, 12:16 PM
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    Hi!


    I'm not long back from a wonderful walk in the forest. Have
    become very lazy of late so decided to go walkies every day,
    come rain or shine!


    As much as I love my car and wouldn't be without him, I really
    need to exercise more! It was raining earlier but now brightening
    up a bit, although still fairly cloudy.


    I went back to a light duvet two nights ago, as I was waking up in the night cold, and so may have contributed to my bad nights.

    My God, though, it felt a bit autumnal this morning!
    And it has rubbed it home with a vengeance how depressing this sort of rainy, windy weather is!

    That's right! I'm moaning about the weather again!

    Never happy with it!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    That's because us British are experts at talking moaning about
    the weather!


    Did you see the forest programme yesterday evening?


    Loved seeing the stallion let loose to gather up his mares.
    Must admit, it does get a bit scary in the Spring with all the
    horses charging around. Had to keep both my dogs
    on their leads when out walking, also made sure we stuck to
    certain paths which I knew would be mainly horse free.


    Loved seeing the badger near the end of the program too!
    Soooo cute!


    Also watched the last episode of 'My Family and the Galapagos'.
    Brilliant documentary.



    Well Sleazy is still fish-less, although not completely fish-free. Yet.

    Removed the Tuna from the sand ridge and put it aside for Bobby later.
    I couldn't save the fish (which was already dead), but at least I won't be responsible for eating it.

    I think that what did it was thinking about yesterday's mouse being eaten in front of me. Got me wondering whether I would like to be eaten, and the terror that I would experience.

    So I shall eat the bread and cucumber with a bit more salad and an egg for lunch, accepting that there will be some contamination.
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    I've eaten a weeny bit of fish (very occasionally) over the years
    Sleazy (pescatarian), but I know what you mean. I barely eat
    anything fishy now & don't miss it at all.


    Try not to think of the weeny mousy.



    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Aug 18, 12:47 PM
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    Yes! Great programme, the forest one.


    Went for a walk? Was it in between showers? It hasn't let up here all day yet.

    Mind you, under the trees, I suppose the canopies can keep the worst of the wet off.
    Hope your doggies didn't get too muddy!



    Well, it must be Fish Confession week, because I, too, have had some fish!
    As you know, I am not yet 100% veggie, despite being able to go for weeks without any flesh of any sort.
    However, I do occasionally crave a bit of fish. I saw they had some halibut steaks. Halibut is very seasonal, so I rarely see it, plus it costs an arm and a leg. Anyway, I did decide to have some, and flash-fried it with some samphire and courgettes.

    To be honest, these days it doesn't have the flavour that it used to have when I was a teenager. I might just as well have been eating any old fish.

    So I'll knock that on the head now.

    But yes, Sleazy, I do find myself thinking, every time I eat a bit of flesh, that it was once on a living creature. I don't like seeing fish flailing about on a boat. The sanitised bits you get packaged in a shop don't bear any relation to that flailing creature, though.

    Once step closer to full veggieness.
    Not there yet, though, but a wee bit closer.


    My egg mood seems to have stopped.
    Trouble is, I still have 10 eggs in the fridge!
    They'll be out of date soon!

    I'll have to persuade myself that I fancy an omelette, even though I don't! Aaaargh!
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Aug 18, 1:03 PM
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    Just made a single egg omelette for the remainder of the sandwich.
    And yes, I could still taste fish as expected! So basically an egg, lettuce and cucumber sandwich.

    Tonight I have the last of my quorn curry and carrot/swede mash to finish. I was going to take a couple of chapatis out of the freezer, then thought twice as I saw they were 230 odd calories for one (so 460 for two)! I'll see how I feel later - I can prepare them from frozen. Without them, but including the wine I plan to have, I'm on about 1700 calories for the day, though I can knock some off as I've walked 6500 steps this morning.

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