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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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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Sep 18, 12:11 PM
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    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Happy days! Loved Willum & also Twizzle!


    http://www.turnipnet.com/whirligig/tv/children/smalltime/smalltime.htm




    https://youtu.be/GzuGqTbjEMA







    Can also remember watching Ollie Beak & Fred Barker!





    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Sep 18, 12:30 PM
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    Happy days! Loved Willum & also Twizzle!


    http://www.turnipnet.com/whirligig/tv/children/smalltime/smalltime.htm




    https://youtu.be/GzuGqTbjEMA







    Can also remember watching Ollie Beak & Fred Barker!





    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Yey!!!
    you clever thing,Alfie!

    A while back, I looked for ages to find a clip of Twizzle, and they all appeared to be lost or destroyed or taped over!

    That was great, watching that!


    As for Pu$$ycat Willum, Sleazy was talking about a Wally, and I suddenly thought of Wally Whyton and Pu$$ycat Willum!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Sep 18, 12:51 PM
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    Wow I don't often see posts before my time
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Sep 18, 1:21 PM
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    I just ate a Kevin pie.

    Didn't like it.

    I liked the pastry, but not the filling.

    Now it's left a nasty taste in my mouth.


    I might have to have a custard tart to cleanse the palate.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    What on earth is a Kevin pie?
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Sep 18, 2:27 PM
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    What on earth is a Kevin pie?
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    I could be mistaken but googled and found this ......





    https://www.pieminister.co.uk/introducing-kevin/



    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Sep 18, 3:27 PM
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    You are correct, Alfie...... I am surprised Sleazy didn't know, seeing as,how he likes Higgidy pies, and they're usually next to the Pieminster pies!

    They are given funny names, to illustrate what's in them, but I don't know why the Kevin one is called Kevin.


    For example, they have Heidi pie which has goat's cheese, Kate and Sidney which is.........steak and kidney, Moo pie which is steak, and a few others. Some are vegetarian, of which Kevin is one.



    As for young Colin, are children allowed on this thread?



    Now, what sort of pie would a Colin pie be?

    I suppose it would have to have cauliflower in it!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Sep 18, 3:34 PM
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    I have googled, and it's called Kevin, because it's a vegan pie........


    Kevin Keegan.......vegan.


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

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Sep 18, 3:55 PM
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    Well done with your win, Alfie!

    I too had a lucky dip ticket for yesterday, but no win for me on it, but I did win £25 on the Premium Bonds this week!

    We are £25 prize win TWINS!


    How shall we spend it?

    I love those songs from 42nd street.
    I used to play that on the piano.....still got the music somewhere!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Howdy doody twin - very well done with your ERNIE win!

    With all this 'life-changing' dosh between us, the world could well
    be our oyster!







    https://youtu.be/JyZS7NzPCk8


    Oooh! ^^ Look what I've just found! Love it!


    I think 42nd Street is brilliant. In fact musicals always lift my
    spirits up a couple of notches, even the likes of Les Mis! Always
    gives me goosebumps!



    ALFIE, you must watch Upstart Crow! It's so clever!
    We are on series 3 now, so it may take an episode or two to get into it.
    If you can get hold of series 1, all the better.


    This will give you a rough idea....

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upstart_Crow
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Many thanks for the linky. It actually seems to ring a bell? Looking
    forward to watching the programme next Wednesday.



    Gurning is good. I'll think of a rhyme later, perhaps, but for now here is my Friday sacrificial offering ... (could use on Free Word Fred, but I thought it better here). Apologetics for the quality, but it's the best I can do, what with continuing to suffer and sniff my way through the maze of life.

    "Fat was thin,
    Bald was hairy".
    Thus so spoke
    My aunty Mary

    Was always strange,
    And quite contrary.
    Born a woman,
    Died a fairy.
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Hahahaha! Brilliant poem Sleazy!


    Alfie xxx
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Sep 18, 4:03 PM
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    We need a few more pearls in this oystery world!




    Funnily enough, I've never been fond of pearls a s jewellery to wear. (Costume ones, natch!)
    I prefer stones with some colour.

    I do seem to prefer the semi-precious stones, though, colour-wise.

    And do you know, I have never owned a diamond!
    Never had a diamond ring.
    Am deprived.

    Mind you, I do have some lovely pieces wot I made myself. silver things and gold things with mounted stones.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Sep 18, 6:03 PM
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    Yum yum yum.......


    Had a tasty meal of chopped giant chestnut mushrooms, wild foraged mushrooms, salty fingers and a quinoa/rice mix.

    Followed by fresh raspberries with (unheated) vanilla custard.

    Yum!

    Might have a piece of goats' cheese in a minute!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Sep 18, 6:10 PM
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    Yum yum yum.......


    Had a tasty meal of chopped giant chestnut mushrooms, wild foraged mushrooms, salty fingers and a quinoa/rice mix.

    Followed by fresh raspberries with (unheated) vanilla custard.

    Yum!

    Might have a piece of goats' cheese in a minute!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Sounds a bit like a Kevin pie, apart from the roasted baby tomatoes!

    Now, you knows that I only buy my Higgidy's from the reduced chiller (last time, 30p instead of £3.70 remember)? Not that I'm mean, well I prefer to say 'careful with me cash'. .

    Kevin has never been hiding in the reduced chiller when I'm around, and that'll be why I haven't seen him.

    Tonight, I'm having a veggie burger (poor chap) with some pan fried chilli, onion, pepper that I just fried for Her Ladyship to have with her seared flesh.
    Oh, wine too of course (Secrets later, maybe ), plus I did buy a couple of fresh cream doughnuts earlier. One for me and the other one for me if Mme. refuses it. Also a millionaires cheesecake that's been anguishing in the fridge with my name on for a few days (he was reduced as well).

    So tonight, I'll not likely to be going to bed angry 'ungry for a change ....
    Last edited by Sleazy; 14-09-2018 at 6:16 PM.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Sep 18, 6:52 PM
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    [QUOTE=Pyxis;74789570]....

    Now, what sort of pie would a Colin pie be?

    I suppose it would have to have cauliflower in it!

    (Deleted image as pie now consumed)

    You DID ask ....
    Last edited by Sleazy; 16-09-2018 at 12:34 PM. Reason: Colin's pie now eaten
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Sep 18, 6:54 PM
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    (Edit...... Colin's pie face has been eaten deleted).

    You DID ask ....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    That pie has a face on it!

    It doesn't much look like Colin! It looks like a clown!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 16-09-2018 at 5:03 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Sep 18, 7:20 PM
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    I agree, but was the only Colin pie I could find ...

    Not well folks. Felt better all day, evening's come and I want to lie down and die! But the wine is helping a bit. Alfie? . Sorry, I always lose your wine emoticon ... the beer's for Pyxis. And Jack, if he hasn't disappeared down the pub yet ...
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Sep 18, 8:23 PM
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    I agree, but was the only Colin pie I could find ...

    Not well folks. Felt better all day, evening's come and I want to lie down and die! But the wine is helping a bit. Alfie? . Sorry, I always lose your wine emoticon ... the beer's for Pyxis. And Jack, if he hasn't disappeared down the pub yet ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Sorry you're not feeling well.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Sep 18, 6:33 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

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





    World Lymphoma Awareness Day is on 15 September. Every year,
    along with our members, we bring together patients, caregivers,
    healthcare professionals and others concerned and affected by
    lymphoma in 50 countries around the world to raise awareness of
    cancers of the lymphatic system.



    This year, we’re launching the Small Things Build Confidence
    campaign. Between September 9 and 15, patients, caregivers,
    healthcare professionals and people concerned about lymphoma
    patients are invited to join the worldwide Facebook conversation
    on the Lymphoma Coalition page and share the small things that
    help you feel more confident.



    https://youtu.be/dWlRYHmSDIc



    https://www.lymphomacoalition.org/news-and-events9/world-lymphoma-awareness-day-2018#b



    https://lymphoma-action.org.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    One day. One planet. One goal. Millions of people in 150 countries
    uniting to clean up our world, in the biggest civic action in human
    history.

    On 15 September, volunteers and partners worldwide will come
    together to rid our planet of trash – cleaning up litter and
    mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers, forests, and streets.

    A powerful ‘green wave’ of cleanups will start in New Zealand and
    end 36 hours later in Hawaii, with millions of people working
    towards one goal: a clean and healthy planet.



    World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of everyday people to
    achieve incredible things by joining together. Its beauty lies in
    cooperation and collaboration: building bridges between disparate
    communities, and including all levels of society - from citizens, to
    business, to government.

    A world changing idea with a humble beginning. The movement
    was born 10 years ago in Estonia, when 4% of the population
    came out to clean the entire country of illegally dumped waste, in
    a matter of hours. This captured the imaginations of people
    worldwide, who were inspired to follow suit with the same
    ambitious ‘one country, one day’ formula.



    This was the beginning of a global bottom-up civic movement,
    Let's Do It! World, which has spread like wildfire around the globe.
    The movement has grown to be the biggest of its kind in the world
    - uniting people from all corners of the planet to work together in
    cleaning the world of trash.

    But, the Let’s Do It! movement has never been purely about
    cleaning up trash. It also works to raise global awareness and
    implement lasting changes to end the global waste epidemic, once
    and for all.

    As Estonia celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, World
    Cleanup Day 2018 is the country’s gift to the world.



    https://www.worldcleanupday.org/


    https://www.letsdoitworld.org/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    National Eczema Week 2018 – Take action on eczema!

    During National Eczema Week this year (15-23 September) we are
    urging everyone to ‘Take action on eczema’. Many people aren’t
    managing their eczema as well as they could and we all need a
    nudge sometimes to make some improvements! Eczema is a
    highly personal condition and people respond differently to triggers
    and treatments. Sometimes you need to try a few things before
    finding a self-management regimen that works best for you. Here
    are our seven top tips >>>



    http://www.eczema.org/national-eczema-week-take-action

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Join us on 15 September for a day of organic events, demos and
    sampling across the UK

    On 15 September we’ll be celebrating Organic September
    Saturday. Independent retailers across the country will be opening
    their doors and holding celebrations of all sorts and offering free
    organic samples. Find a shop taking part near you and pop along.



    Enter your postcode into our handy map to find independent
    retailers selling organic near you! >>>

    See if there are any events taking place in a town near you >>>


    https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/organic-september/organic-september-saturday/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    On 15th September we celebrate Greenpeace Day, so this is the
    time to release your inner activist and get passionate about the
    environment. The now internationally renowned campaign
    organisation for ecological issues was originally founded by a
    group of 17 activists in Vancouver protesting against off shore
    nuclear testing in Alaska on this date in 1971.

    Since then, Greenpeace has achieved an abundance of victories
    over eco-crimes, as well as making an enormous contribution to
    raising awareness of environmental issues across the globe. They
    constantly strive for their vision of a society which recognises the
    Earth as an essential life support system whose resources are not
    infinite and must be protected and cared for. Their campaigns
    range from raising awareness of the receding ice of the Arctic to
    protecting the oceans and rainforests to working towards nuclear
    disarmament.....


    https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/greenpeace-day/

    https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    Join us for International Red Panda Day (IRPD) 2018 as an
    expected 100,000 visitors at more than 60 zoos worldwide help us
    create as many Red Panda Rangers as possible in a single day.

    What is a Red Panda Ranger? A Red Panda Ranger is a special title
    given to children who help spread the word about red pandas.
    Look in our activity guide to see what activities you can do for
    International Red Panda Day to become a red panda ranger.

    Contributions received from #IRPD2018 will support RPN’s largest
    and most comprehensive effort to stop the illegal red panda trade.

    Red panda numbers are dwindling in Nepal as poaching and illegal
    trade is on the rise. The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau of Nepal
    state that 90% of the nation’s cases related to wildlife crime goes
    unreported.



    Our mission is to reduce the supply and demand by:

    1. Exposing the illegal red panda supply chain.

    2. Educating the public on why red pandas must remain alive and
    wild and reduce the illegal trade demand.

    Click here to learn more about our campaign to stop the illegal red
    panda trade.

    >> Check out photos of all the fun #IRPD2016 events from all
    over the world!

    Red Panda Network supports the United Nations Decade on
    Biodiversity.



    https://www.redpandanetwork.org/get-involved/international-red-panda-day/2018-irpd-participants/

    https://www.redpandanetwork.org/get-involved/international-red-panda-day/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info









    OUR VISION

    Celebrating Afro hair globally & educating all to create equality.

    WORLD AFRO DAY (WAD) PROMOTES EDUCATION AND
    APPRECIATION FOR THE UNIQUE POSITION OF AFRO HAIR,
    THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

    World Afro Day is a global day of change, education and
    celebration of Afro hair, culture and identity. Everyone is welcome
    on this journey. We have two key focuses, which is an annual
    event, that will spotlight Afro excellence, raise awareness and
    create normalisation and aspiration relating to Afro hair. Secondly,
    our education programme for young people, teaches about Afro
    hair and society. This will benefit children of all backgrounds,
    through empathy, equality and empowerment.



    THE FIRST EVENT WAS ENDORSED BY THE UN’S OFFICE OF THE
    HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.

    http://www.worldafroday.com/our-vision/

    WORLD AFRO DAY® AWARDS 2018

    THE EVENT

    THE 1ST WORLD AFRO DAY AWARDS IS ON SATURDAY 15TH OF
    SEPTEMBER 2018.

    http://www.worldafroday.com/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    Portsmouth Pride aims to be more than just a LGBTQ+ parade and
    gathering, we feel that as times are moving on, so should the
    ethos of Pride. Portsmouth Pride will not discriminate against any
    person who wants to find out more information or meet new
    people, we aim to create a safe space for everyone in our
    community.

    Portsmouth Pride is a group of local LGBT people have got together
    to create an LGBT pride event for the city of Portsmouth, and we’d
    like to invite anyone who want to be involved in this celebration to
    get in touch.

    The aim of the pride is to raise awareness through entertainment,
    and it is hoped that this will become an annual event for the city.

    We have created a committee, and are working with Portsmouth
    City Council and many local businesses and organisations to ‘put
    the show on the road’. Come and join us!


    https://portsmouthpride.co.uk/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info








    Visit us on Saturday 15 September 2018 and see much more than
    a hospice, as we hold our annual Community Open Day.

    This year’s Community Open Day promises to offer something for
    all the family, complete with kids’ activities, live music, craft stalls,
    a giant BBQ and lots of cake, as Rainbows once again opens its
    doors to the public.

    The free event which sees Rainbows open its doors to the public
    between 10:30am and 3pm, provides the perfect opportunity for
    our supporters and the local community to come by the hospice,
    meet an incredible team of people who bring care to the children,
    young people and families we look after; and see the difference
    your support makes.

    On the day, we’ll also be giving you the opportunity to experience
    the hospice like never before, including our multi-sensory, soft play
    and music therapy rooms through the eyes of those who rely on
    us. Our team will also be on hand to offer demonstrations of the
    work we do and provide more information; while there will also be
    an opportunity to explore our improved gardens - including a NEW
    music area. Oh and did we mention cake?

    Last year’s Community Open Day broke records for Rainbows, with
    more than 1,000 people visiting the Hospice. The sun shone kindly
    and our visitors got to visit our beautiful new sensory garden,
    along with the colourful new reception area – areas, which once
    again you’ll be able to see during your visit.

    We’re hoping this year’s event will be even bigger. Make sure you
    don’t miss out… pop along between 10:30am and 3pm and
    experience Rainbows like never before!



    https://www.rainbows.co.uk/events/open-day

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Via 'Your Dog Magazine' (Facebook)

    Don't forget that Paws in the Park Autumn Show returns to the
    Kent Show Ground, Detling on 15 & 16 September 2018!

    Now in its 13th year the show provides a brilliant day out for all
    the family, there are masses of ‘have a go’ activities plus non-stop
    arena entertainment from Heelwork to Music expert Richard Curtis
    and the Fantastic Rockwood K9 Display Team.



    Visitors can also compete in the Companion Dog Show, Flyball and
    Agility Competitions and The K9 Aquazone is one of the favourite
    attractions featuring Dash N Splash and doggy water sports.

    The show is open on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September
    from 9.30am to 5.00pm, with camping open from Friday evening.
    Advanced tickets can be purchased online at

    http://www.pawsinthepark.net or on the gate.



    ^^ 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 15th Sep 18, 8:03 AM
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    Morning Alfie, another snickers marathon of a post!

    Particularly liked the piece about Red Pandas. I didn't see any when I was in Nepal, didn't see a Yeti either. One of our guides was from Bhutan and I asked him his thoughts. He clearly believed in them and commented that "they vanish into thin air". Actually, at 19000 feet, the air is really thin, believe me. Especially with a rucksack on your back.

    I also know someone who suffers from a form of lymphoma. I've known him for about 45 years and seen him go downhill over the last ten or so.

    Hope that Pyxis feels better today. I feel ok again this morning, later ... we'll see, but struggled a bit yesterday evening and didn't sleep well either ..
    (P)earl Of The Alphabetty
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Sep 18, 8:20 AM
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    So many things today!

    Well done, Alfie!

    Glad you spotted the World Afro Day!
    I love the sculptural quality of Afro hair.

    Afro hairdos were all the rage in the 70s.
    Mind you, they must be a nightmare to maintain? Or maybe not? I dunno. I have a friend with Afro hair....I must ask her.
    For decades, women would have relaxant treatment on their hair, wouldn't they, to soften and straighten their Afro hair, but I don't know if that was to make it more manageable, or to try to 'conform' to the western look.

    Probably the latter, I suspect, so it's good if people are now 'allowed' to be themselves.

    I do like all the braiding and patterns that can be made in the hair! So clever! And keeps it all under control, too!

    In the 80s, I had very long hair at the back, (and short at the front, so sort of an extreme mullet, ) and a black friend once put the long bit into lots of little plaits for me. It took ages!
    However, because my hair is European hair, she couldn't seal the ends in the same way as you do with Afro hair, so gradually the ends started to unravel, over about 4 or 5 weeks.
    (You wash your hair, carefully, with the plaits still in).
    In the end, I had no choice but to undo them, and boy! was my hair tangled then! It took ages to brush it out.
    Then I put the long bit into one thick plait, got a pair of scissors, and cut it off!
    I've still got that plait!
    Somewhere!










    Edit.... yes, thanks, I do feel better , but I say that guardedly, as this thing can return very quickly, which is a pain.
    I don't seem to have developed the lurgy, though, thank goodness! Touch wood!




    On another note, I read in a magazine that October will be the 60th anniversary of the start of Blue Peter!

    There's a crossword I do that has two or three other puzzles woven into the cryptic crossword, and this was one where 18 clues didn't have part of the word indicated in the clue, and those letters would form a phrase in a clockwise direction around the middle of the crossword. And six clues didn't have definitions but were the title of the series and the surnames of five of the presenters.

    You're not told which those unusual clues are, so it's a bit of a stretch working it all out, but I love it!

    The compilers must be very clever!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 15-09-2018 at 8:30 AM.
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 15th Sep 18, 5:48 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    I'm pleased you're feeling better Sleazy, hope you don't start to
    feel unwell again this evening.


    I did treat myself to a weeny glass of wine yesterday so belated
    cheers! Here's my little wine emoticon!


    I'm not usually a red wine drinker myself, more into white wine
    spritzers - but I love this little guy - so cute! I shall be imbibing
    again this evening, if you'd care to join me.


    Didn't know that you'd been to Nepal! I've always believed that
    there's a Yeti (or quite possible more) lurking somewhere out
    there.


    Sleazy, would you be able to delete the Colin pie picture because
    it's s------t------r------e------t------c------h------e------d the thread
    for miles & miles & miles! Ok, slight exaggeration but you
    know what I mean.


    I really enjoyed compiling the post yesterday evening/this morning
    Pyxis. Couldn't quite fit everything in but managed the important
    stuff! Pleased you're feeling ok'ish at the mo & you weren't struck
    down with the dreaded lurgy in the end!


    I used to have long hair from the age of 10'ish right up to early-
    thirties I suppose. In my hippy days I used to put my hair into lots
    of tiny plaits last thing at night, & sleep with them like that. In the
    morning when I undid the plaits and brushed my hair through ....
    it was such a brilliant look, sort of wild & crazy!


    Blimey, can't believe it's been 60 years since Blue Peter was
    launched!


    This clip always makes me laugh!




    https://youtu.be/kz9omscQ1F4



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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Sep 18, 5:59 PM
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    Pyxis
    I felt so sorry for that poor keeper!



    I can't wait to see some of the awards for the Afro hairdos! I bet a lot of them will be sculptural works of art!
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