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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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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Aug 18, 2:44 PM
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    I should add, re. the halibut, that it was the first time I've ever bought fish that had one of those security alarm things on the packaging!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Aug 18, 5:09 PM
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    I should add, re. the halibut, that it was the first time I've ever bought fish that had one of those security alarm things on the packaging!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Clearly not one of the reduced bargains that I enjoy finding then!
    I mixed the Tuna with dry cat food and can report that Bobby enjoyed it. So 30p fed us both with a bit of extra cat food, some lettuce and an egg ... we knows how to live, we does ...
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Aug 18, 5:43 PM
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    I should add, re. the halibut, that it was the first time I've ever bought fish that had one of those security alarm things on the packaging!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Not just halibut .....



    Manuka honey ....





    ^^ in some stores - the jars are encased in tagged hard plastic
    boxes to make the product difficult to steal!


    I can also recall a couple of years back ...... when the price of
    coffee rose, some stores felt it necessary to use security
    tags!!!! Think they were having quite a few jars stolen!



    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Aug 18, 6:16 PM
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    I used to buy Manuka honey, when you could get a largish Sainsbury jar for a good price, compared to some. Then Sainsbury stopped their jars, and what was left was just too expensive.

    I did like the taste of it, though, whereas I find ordinary honey too sweet.

    It never had a security thing on when I bought it, but the price does seem to have rocketed in the last couple of years.

    Yes, the halibut was an arm and a leg. In fact, it was very expensive, but I hadn't had any for at least a year, and it was a special treat I felt
    like giving myself, especially as I thought it might well be the last one I ever have.


    I've just had some of the veg and barley soup I made the day before yesterday. It was nice.




    Ooh! By the way, I forgot to tell you! I have invented a new crunchy snack!
    I call them Crunchy Hollow Surprise Balls.

    What you do is, you take some new potatoes, the smaller the better, scrub them, but don't remove the skins, 'cos that's where the vitamin C is, then put them on a baking tray and stick them in a hot oven, at 200 C, and set the timer for about half an hour.

    Then go somewhere where you can't hear the timer, and forget about them for at least an hour and a half, maybe even for two hours.

    When you suddenly realise that you can smell potatoes cooking, rush downstairs, turn off the oven, remove the baking tray, and voilà! .....Crunchy Hollow Surprise Balls!



    (They weren't burnt, they were just very hard, crunchy shells with nothing in the middle!
    And yes, I did eat them! )
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Aug 18, 6:29 PM
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    You 'ave made me 'ungry.
    I have only the remainings of my curry to look forward to.
    Plus

    If anybody's interested.

    Star Wars movie starting fairly imminently, so toodle pip until later perhaps.

    Really looks like rain now, and I am seriously thinking about putting the heating on for a bit as I feel cold and am sneezing. Will be better after food and wine I'm sure! Then back on the diet wagon from tomorrow.
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Aug 18, 5:44 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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




    13 to 19 August

    What will you be doing for National Allotments Week?

    "Living and Growing"

    During National Allotments Week allotment sites across the UK are
    opening their gates, showing off their skills, sharing their joy in
    gardening and communal endeavour to encourage everyone to
    grow food in their own in gardens, balconies and backyards.

    There are open days during the whole of August in Leicester and
    Nuneaton along with BBQs, exhibitions, produce stalls, music and
    even chicken poo bingo on sites across the country. Click here to
    view a list.



    The National Allotment Society are also hoping that visitors to
    Allotment Open Days and Events held during the week will be
    inspired to hone their horticultural skills and consider taking on an
    allotment for themselves. Renting an allotment gives you access to
    the space necessary for growing crops like potatoes, onions,
    sweetcorn etc but it is also possible to grow food in small spaces.
    Many vegetables have attractive leaves and flowers and look great
    in a cottage garden or backyard. Runner and French bean flowers
    come in white, red, purple and yellow and will clamber up a
    support in a sunny spot. Most salad ingredients are quick and easy
    to grow in pots of good compost, cut and come again lettuce will
    even thrive in a semi-shady spot. Herbs are a vital ingredient for
    most cooks and can be grown in pots by the kitchen door and
    rosemary or lavender can make a low hedge. Strawberries will look
    attractive and produce fruit in a hanging basket if kept well-
    watered. Small fruit trees on dwarfing root stock are a productive
    and pretty addition to any garden and, if kept in pots, can be
    transferred to an allotment.



    The Society’s Horticultural Expert Mike Thurlow has also pointed
    out that this summer’s heatwave has bestowed some benefits to
    home growers by reducing aphid numbers, sending slugs
    underground and giving us tastier and earlier crops >>>

    https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news-events-campaigns/national-allotments-week/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Afternoon Tea Week celebrates the great British tradition of
    Afternoon Tea, from five-star hotels to quaint tearooms, to DIY
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    August 2018. Keep checking here for exclusive offers, competitions
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    The AfternoonTea.co.uk Team

    Here at Afternoon Tea Towers the team are always on the look out
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    You can get in touch with us via Twitter, Facebook and Google+ or
    email us at team@afternoontea.co.uk if you have anything you
    would like to share or contribute.

    https://afternoontea.co.uk/blog/the-afternoonteacouk-team/afternoon-tea-week-2018/

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    Happy Left Handers Day!

    #lefthandersday

    Welcome to the official site for the 29th annual Left Handers Day!
    August 13th is a chance to tell your family and friends how proud
    you are of being left-handed, and also raise awareness of the
    everyday issues that lefties face as we live in a world designed for
    right-handers.

    Wish everyone a happy #lefthandersday on Twitter, Facebook and
    Instagram and share our LHD graphics to spread the word.



    Popular Links:

    About Left Handers Day

    About the Left Handers Club

    How to celebrate the day

    Share our posters and graphics

    Tour of left-handed information

    Top left-handed products

    Anything Left Handed online shop

    https://www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk/


    https://www.lefthandersday.com/

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    Marhamchurch Revel



    Where: Marhamchurch, Cornwall near the church
    When: Monday after 12th August
    Time: All day - Parade 2.30

    St Morwenna’s founding of the village is celebrated every August
    at Marhamchurch near Bude. The Saint lived in Cell near the
    church and it is on this site that the locally elected Queen of the
    Revel is crowned by Father Time (whose real identity is kept
    secret, like Santa).



    After the coronation, the Queen leads a procession on horseback
    to the Revel Ground where there are entertainments which may
    include Cornish wrestling, fancy dress competitions, dancing and
    Cornish food; she traditionally rides a white pony (though when we
    went in 2014 it was a piebald) and is followed by her attendants
    on foot. Posies are on sale at a very reasonable cost and add an
    air of festivity to the onlookers.

    Helpful Hints

    Tasty cream teas will be on sale – highly recommended.

    In 2018 it will be on Monday 13th August.

    Click here for the Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/marhamchurchrevel/

    Click here for church contacts and further information:
    http://www.achurchnearyou.com/st-marwenne-marhamchurch/



    http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/marhamchurch-revel/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info






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

    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Aug 18, 6:34 AM
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    Embrace your smudge!

    That's given me an idea for a poll!



    Well, my alarm woke me at midnight, and I did peek (peEk) out, and there were a few breaks in the clouds, but not enough to see any meteors.

    I might try looking tonight, in case there are any stray ones left, as it is due to be clear.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Aug 18, 7:15 AM
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    Ooh! By the way, I forgot to tell you! I have invented a new crunchy snack!
    I call them Crunchy Hollow Surprise Balls.

    What you do is, you take some new potatoes, the smaller the better, scrub them, but don't remove the skins, 'cos that's where the vitamin C is, then put them on a baking tray and stick them in a hot oven, at 200 C, and set the timer for about half an hour.

    Then go somewhere where you can't hear the timer, and forget about them for at least an hour and a half, maybe even for two hours.

    When you suddenly realise that you can smell potatoes cooking, rush downstairs, turn off the oven, remove the baking tray, and voilà! .....Crunchy Hollow Surprise Balls!

    (They weren't burnt, they were just very hard, crunchy shells with nothing in the middle!
    And yes, I did eat them! )
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Ooh scrumptious! Sounds like my type of food. We could
    have our very own bake off!


    Really looks like rain now, and I am seriously thinking about putting the heating on for a bit as I feel cold and am sneezing.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Are you still shivery n' sneezing this morning Sleazy? If
    you are then I hope you feel better soon. Meanwhile I think
    this may be in order .....





    Embrace your smudge!

    That's given me an idea for a poll!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    So looking forward to seeing this ^^^



    Alfie xxx
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Aug 18, 8:06 AM
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    Good morning .... not too talkative today, and for no apparent reason either.
    I've voted in your poll, Pyxis ... do I get a star?

    Might have a look for any lost meteors if the sky's clear tonight, but have come down with the sniffles. Heating went on for an hour or two yesterday - I felt so cold! At least I know all the radiators are working, and it was a lot more comfortable afterwards.

    Strange dreams again - I wake up and have to think about what was dream and what was reality, but at least I didn't set fire to anything or anybody!
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Aug 18, 10:10 AM
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    I've voted in your poll, Pyxis ... do I get a star?
    Originally posted by Sleazy

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

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Aug 18, 2:03 PM
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    Star Wars movie starting fairly imminently, so toodle pip until later perhaps.
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Just found a competition that's right up your street Sleazy!



    Win Star Wars Levitating Death Star Speaker Worth £170.00





    We have a great competition for you this month; you can win this
    great Levitating Death Star Speaker with our easy to enter
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    Levitating Death Star Speaker. Amaze your friends and yourself as
    your Death Star speaker delivers 360 degrees of uncompromising
    sound for up to five hours on a single charge.

    All we are asking you to do is like our page on Facebook; we will
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    You can find our Facebook page by clicking the link below; you can
    enter twice by also following my account on Instagram too.


    http://www.doesntgrowontrees.co.uk/win-star-wars-levitating-death-star-speaker-worth-170-00/



    Alfie xxx


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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Aug 18, 7:18 PM
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    Does it 'levitate' wth the use of strong magnets?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Aug 18, 9:27 PM
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    Thanks Alfie, I think I managed to enter ok. Only recently have I created a FB account and am still finding my way around ....
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Aug 18, 6:05 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this thoughtful,
    fun-filled and glorious day!





    On 29th and 30th September Cotswold Airport is throwing open its
    gates to the public once again for its incredible vintage and wartime
    extravaganza, the ‘Cotswold Airport Revival Festival’. Last year saw
    the inaugural launch of this hugely popular event, which started out
    as an informal fundraising Open Day for 500 people, and ended up as
    a major event with over 10,000 visitors!

    The event this year will be a two-day event, and is set to be an
    absolutely unforgettable weekend with lots of exciting activities
    and attractions for all the family. Both days will be packed full of
    dramatic re-enactments and demonstrations; thrilling vintage air
    fly-ins; exciting rides and experience flights; hundreds of vintage
    and military vehicles; full size and miniature steam engines; and
    plenty of entertainment including period live music. Find out
    What's On >

    Buy tickets now >



    2018 is an especially important year for an event such as this. It
    marks the centenary of the end of WWI and also 100 years of the
    RAF. These two key anniversaries will be marked at this year’s
    Cotswold Airport Revival Festival with fundraising initiatives for the
    Royal British Legion and Flying for Freedom, two charities that
    support the armed forces and veterans.

    Cotswold Airport was formerly an RAF maintenance base, and later
    on was home to the Red Arrows, and there remain many links
    today with its historic roots. The aerodrome celebrates two of its
    own anniversaries this year as well – 80 years of the aerodrome
    being situated on the site at Kemble; and 15 years of the current
    owner, Ronan Harvey, and ex-RAF engineer himself, owning the
    current airport.

    With all these celebrations, and the new partnership of one of the
    most unique venues in the UK and one of the largest events
    promoters in the UK, the revival festival this year is set to be one
    not to miss!



    WHAT'S ON

    CLASSIC CLUBS - AIR FLY INS - VINTAGE & CLASSIC TRADERS
    FAMILY FUN FAIR - LIVE BANDS & MUCH MUCH MORE



    http://www.cotswoldairportrevival.com/home/4594171082

    http://www.cotswoldairportrevival.com/whats-on/4594024647

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    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 14th Aug 18, 8:09 AM
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    Good Morning!

    Had porridge with blueberries for a change this morning, but Wetherspoons were a bit mean on the blueberries I thought. Very nice though ....

    Walked half-way here and plan to walk all the way home which should give me my 9000 by lunchtime hopefully. Menu planned for today, working out at 800 calories, too few I know, but if I don't feel hungry ....

    Last night had a 'protein pot' from Tesco (reduced to 38p), consisting of two hard boiled eggs plus spinach. Added a bit of extra veg, plus a couple of boiled potatoes and it was yummy! Will try to put a picture here for comment. Bought two pots, so will have the same tomorrow.

    Last edited by Sleazy; 14-08-2018 at 8:13 AM. Reason: Picture added
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Aug 18, 8:26 AM
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    That looks nice, Sleazy!

    I see you decided not to try my Crunchy Hollow Surprise Balls, then?





    They won't have my blood.
    I first offered some when I was in my 20s, but because I was asthmatic, they couldn't take it. And ditto ever since.

    And because I can't be on the blood donor register, it means I can't be on the bone marrow register either.




    That Cotswold airport thing looks like fun!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Aug 18, 8:34 AM
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    The Cotswold thing does look like fun, and if I was nearer / with transport wouldn't have minded a peEk.

    What happened to you wizzing around in a Spitfire, Pyxis? Thought any more about it?
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Aug 18, 8:39 AM
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    The Cotswold thing does look like fun, and if I was nearer / with transport wouldn't have minded a peEk.

    What happened to you wizzing around in a Spitfire, Pyxis? Thought any more about it?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Mind reader!
    I wondered whether to mention that!

    I'm still deliberating.

    I do really want to, but I have to make absolutely sure I can use the funds for it, as it is so much.

    I probably will do it, but it might not be until next year, unless I can get all my papers sorted before.

    It is a very great deal of money.
    But would be soooooo worth it.
    But I have to be a bit sensible about it.








    Or not!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Aug 18, 10:15 AM
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    I know what you mean. We're 'planning' to go on a cruise next year. The last one was 12 years ago, and since then with Mme. visiting family in the school holidays, apart from the last couple of years when we have managed a few days at half term in Malta, we haven't had a 'proper' holiday together.

    The problem is that school holidays are always more expensive and choice is limited (Mme. wants to visit Iceland, and I have determined that it makes more financial sense to tie it in with a cruise rather than just have a short break there). But it does cost more ...

    Unfortunately, going in the summer will mean that we won't see the Northern Lights, although I did see them when I went on my Norway trip a couple of years ago.

    This was the ship that I went on - a blast from the past. I enjoyed it and got a good deal. I also managed to get BA business class flights both ways in a BA sale.

    Last edited by Sleazy; 14-08-2018 at 10:21 AM.
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Aug 18, 3:22 PM
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    Hellooeee


    It's a beautiful day here at the mo, with a wonderful mix of
    shimmering sunshine, puffy white clouds and an itsy bitsy
    breeze! Do I sound like a professional
    weather forecaster?! All I need is one of those clicky
    thingys & a few sweeping hand gestures & I reckon I'm there!


    I can remember when they had to use magnetic weather
    symbols. I bet you can too!





    I was quite busy this morning. Loaded up with provisions at my
    local supermarket, went out for a walk, have also been gardening,
    got loads to do - all the plants/weeds etc have gone manic after
    the rain! I'm going out there again this afternoon to sort out
    the spidery area behind the shed! Or then again .... may
    leave that part until tomorrow!




    Here you go Pyxis, a little taster .....




    ^^ Something spooky going on here! I left it for a couple of
    mins, came back & the spitfire film had changed to the 'flash
    mob let's go fly a kite' one that I'd posted the other day!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8AogiF8OOI


    I bet you'll have the time of your life piloting flying in a Spitfire,
    and going by his joyous facial expressions, so did young
    Alex!


    I think going on a cruise next year with Mrs S is a wonderful
    idea Sleazy.


    Talking of cruises - just saw this in the Daily Mail ....






    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6052691/Norwegian-politician-71-mounts-NAKED-protest-against-growing-number-cruise-ships.html


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
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