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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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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Sep 18, 8:01 PM
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    Pyxis
    Hahahahahahaha!

    I have only just realised that the little clock icon on the home screen of my iPad isn't just a clock icon, it is an actual working clock! With a sweep seconds hand!

    It has only taken me 5 years!


    It was only a few months ago that I 'discovered' the Notes feature as well!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Sep 18, 8:04 PM
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    Sleazy
    You finally 'clocked' it then?

    Been getting car insurance quotes for my 'new' 12 year old car.
    Following MSE suggestions, reduced by about £250+ from my previous insurer, probably a bit more.

    Will take out the quote tomorrow and pick up the car Thursday ...

    Ultimus Romanorum
    Descendit Sed Ex
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Sep 18, 8:08 PM
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    Sleazy
    Alfie, I did imbibe at lunchtime , before my three hour nap, and now I am just finishing imbibing again ...

    So I think a double is in order, as well as a for Pyxis, just in case she is imbibing too.

    Ultimus Romanorum
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Sep 18, 6:34 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well on this thoughtful yet glorious
    Sunday!




    16-22 September 2018

    Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week

    Help us make Global Mitochondrial Awareness Week 2018 the
    biggest yet! You can make a huge impact during the week whether
    it be at work, school or within your local community.



    At school

    Mito Awareness Week is the perfect time to tell your school about
    mitochondrial disease. Ask you teacher if you can present a short
    talk on mito, perhaps sharing your experience of the disease of
    talking about a friend or family member. You could even get your
    classmates involved in a fun activity or challenge to help raise
    awareness about the disease.

    At work

    Holding a fundraising day at work is a great way to raise
    awareness about mito, build team spirit and break up the routine
    of the week! Set up an awareness stand in the office, organise a
    'wear something green' day, sign up to a Lily event with your
    colleagues or ask them to sponsor you in a personal challenge.

    In your community

    There are countless ways to raise make some noise about mito in
    your local area. Cake stalls, coffee mornings, jumble sales and
    raffles are all fun ways to bring the community together while
    raising funds and awareness at the same time. If you need a
    venue for your activity try asking your village hall, church or
    community centre if they can help >>>



    https://www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk/get-involved/awareness-week/

    The Lily story



    A search for answers

    The Lily Foundation was founded in 2007 by Liz Curtis in memory
    of her daughter Lily, who died from mitochondrial disease at eight
    months old.

    Finding little in the way of specialist knowledge or support
    available to help her through her ordeal, Liz set out to provide
    answers for herself and others in her situation.

    What began as an informal network of family and friends quickly
    grew into a national charity which today supports over 300
    families.

    Run by a small team of dedicated staff backed by a medical board
    drawn from the UK's top centres for mitochondrial research, the
    Lily Foundation forms a vital link between patients, doctors and
    medical science bodies.

    Read more about Lily's story >>>




    https://www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk/about-us-2/our-story/

    ^^ Please refer to links for further info







    Balance Awareness Week (BAW) takes place annually during
    September.

    Dizziness and balance problems can affect people of all ages -
    from birth to later life. Please get involved and help us to raise
    more awareness. We encourage members, supporters, health
    professionals, in fact anyone with an interest in vestibular
    disorders to take part!

    What's going on during BAW 2018?

    The M!nière’s Society will be running various events as well as
    encouraging supporters to come up with their own ideas. Whether
    it’s a coffee morning, marathon, bucket collection, holding an
    information stand, or jumping out of a plane (with a parachute of
    course!) – we appreciate anything you choose to do to raise
    awareness and funds.

    How can I find out more about BAW 2018?

    Download our information pack, or email us for more information.

    Get involved and support Balance Awareness Week 2018!

    Raise Awareness

    Use the hashtags: #BAW2018 #BalanceAwareness
    #MenieresSociety #DefeatDizziness

    Donate or fundraise

    Donate by Text

    Text DIZZ18 and the amount (e.g. DIZZ18 £4) to 70070 to make a
    donation.



    Thank you for your support.



    https://www.menieres.org.uk/baw2018

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Theme 2018 - "Multimodality"

    Europeans love variety – in food, in fashion, in music – so why is it
    that when it comes to transport so many of us stick to one mode?
    This year’s EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK encourages us to explore
    the many different options available for getting from A to B, and to
    think about the mode that best suits our particular journey.

    EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2018 is focusing on ‘multimodality’ -
    the mixing of transport modes within the same journey or for
    different trips. Many of us instinctively opt for the same method of
    transport when moving around without necessarily examining the
    needs of the specific journey. The car may be the best way to take
    your family to the seaside, for example, but is it the best way to
    get them to the city centre where space and access is often
    limited?



    https://youtu.be/YLe81FSVON4

    This year, why not test out different transport modes: cycle to the
    gym to get a head start on burning calories, bring your bike on the
    train to beat the rush hour traffic, or take the bus and then stroll
    to the shops to avoid parking fees!

    As well as providing health benefits, significant savings can be
    achieved through a multimodal approach, particularly when short
    journeys are completed through walking and cycling.

    Embracing the concept of multimodality means rethinking the way
    we move about our cities, and having the willingness to try out
    new forms of mobility. From a city’s perspective, it requires the
    political will to support alternative transport methods.

    By introducing some sustainable transport modes into our
    journeys, not only can we have a positive impact on the
    environment, we may just find that we’re fitter and happier, with
    some extra spending money too!



    http://www.mobilityweek.eu/theme-2018/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info









    16 SEPTEMBER 2018

    UN Environment Executive Director's Ozone Day message:



    https://youtu.be/VjQSCJNG-Zg

    To assist countries in planning and organising their Ozone Day
    activities on 16 September, we have prepared the following list of
    material which may be downloaded and used in raising awareness
    to the general public and to the Montreal Protocol family.

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS MATERIAL FOR INTERNATIONAL OZONE
    DAY >>>




    http://web.unep.org/ozonaction/news/2018-international-day-preservation-ozone-layer

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival at Guildhall Yard FREE

    16th September, 2018

    Join the Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival celebrations at
    Guildhall Yard, and experience London’s historic Pearly tradition.

    Dressed in their best dark suits covered in hundreds of bright pearl
    buttons, the Pearly Kings and Queens of London are a charming
    and unforgettable sight.

    Getting together for the biggest event in the Pearly calendar, they
    celebrate the bounty of the autumn harvest with traditional
    entertainment in front of Guildhall, before parading through the
    streets to St Mary Le Bow Church for a service of thanksgiving.

    Expect Morris dancing, maypole dancing, marching bands and lots
    of colourful characters at this traditional event.



    About the Pearly Kings and Queens

    The tradition of the Pearly Kings and Queens was started in the
    19th century by Henry Croft, an orphan who worked as a street
    sweeper in the market of Somers Town, London.

    Inspired by the Costermongers, a close-knit group of market
    traders who looked after one another and were recognisable by
    buttons sewed onto their garments, Henry went out on the streets
    to collect money for charity, wearing a suit covered in pearl
    buttons to attract attention. When demand for his help became too
    much, Henry asked the Costermongers for assistance, many of
    whom became the first Pearly families.

    Running through the family, the tradition continues to this day:
    Croft's great-granddaughter is the Pearly Queen of Somers Town,
    and many Pearly Kings and Queens are carrying on Henry Croft's
    charitable aims to this day.

    You can see a statue of Henry Croft in the crypt of St Martin-in-
    the-Fields Church.

    Website >>>


    https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/26845942-pearly-kings-and-queens-harvest-festival

    ^^ 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
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Sep 18, 10:19 AM
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    You finally 'clocked' it then?

    Been getting car insurance quotes for my 'new' 12 year old car.
    Following MSE suggestions, reduced by about £250+ from my previous insurer, probably a bit more.

    Will take out the quote tomorrow and pick up the car Thursday ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Brilliant news Sleazy! Well done with getting a great deal on
    the insurance too!


    Would you be able to delete the Colin pie picture pretty please,
    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.


    Gotta dash, will catch up later.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Sep 18, 11:44 AM
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    Pyxis
    Finally logged in!

    I got waylaid by stuff, including an online crossword. Usually I don't like online ones, as I like to write things down, etc., and come back to it later, etc. But this one was quite user-friendly, so I carried on with it, and then had to finish it, as I couldn't be sure it would be saved.

    Anyway, I did manage to finish it!

    I found that when I got a clue, I was reaching for the pencil to write it in! Hahahahahaha. Had to stop myself writing on the iPad!


    I think I prefer the pencil and paper ones, though.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 16th Sep 18, 12:40 PM
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    Sleazy
    ...
    Would you be able to delete the Colin pie picture pretty please,
    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.
    ...
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Alfie, Colin's pie has now been eaten, but I reckon that our Pyxis quoted the post, so might still be a bit elastic, unlike the elastic waistbands on my giblets which have been stretched so much by my ever expanding beer gut waistline, that they are no longer stretchy.

    That's probably too much info - hope you don't have knight-mares.

    I intend to circulate the wine later if anybob's interested ...

    Ultimus Romanorum
    Descendit Sed Ex
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Sep 18, 4:02 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    Alfie, Colin's pie has now been eaten, but I reckon that our Pyxis quoted the post, so might still be a bit elastic, unlike the elastic waistbands on my giblets which have been stretched so much by my ever expanding beer gut waistline, that they are no longer stretchy.

    That's probably too much info - hope you don't have knight-mares.

    I intend to circulate the wine later if anybob's interested ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    Many thanks Sleazy for gobbling up the pie! You're right - the
    thread's still stretching so I've amended my post now to ask Pyxis
    if she would be so kind! Blimey, this is getting complicated
    now!

    I will be joining you for drinkies this evening, as it's still the
    weekend!



    For the attention of young Pyxis


    Would you be able to delete the quoted copy of the pie picture
    Pyxis, (originally posted by our Sleazy). He's gobbled up all of
    his scrumptious Colin pie but the thread is still
    s------t------r------e------t------c------h------i-----n------g for
    miles & miles & miles!


    Thanking you in anticipation.




    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Sep 18, 5:01 PM
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    Pyxis
    Sowee, Alfie, I'd forgotten that I'd quoted the pie.

    And then I've been out for ages and doing stuff.

    And cooking a meal.

    And eating said meal.

    And watching Star Trek.



    So I will away to my post and delete the offending elastic.

    Tooty sweety, as Sleazy might say.





    Talking about tooty sweety, Waitrose had something that could be another downfall for me.......... a treacle tart cheesecake.

    I have eaten it.
    All.

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

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 16th Sep 18, 5:29 PM
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    Sleazy
    "Hang on a cotton picking moment" said Colin's pie ....
    "What about poor old Alfie and Sleazy? Where's their treats?"

    Actually, whilst out I did buy ... chips to share with Mme. and have with my pizza (already eaten half of them with some goat's cheese) . Also bought cheesy wotsits and a pumpkin sandwich in tomato bread reduced in Tesco from £3 to 39p. So tomorrow is sorted too ..

    Ultimus Romanorum
    Descendit Sed Ex
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 16th Sep 18, 5:31 PM
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    AlfieBlue
    Sowee, Alfie, I'd forgotten that I'd quoted the pie.

    And then I've been out for ages and doing stuff.

    And cooking a meal.

    And eating said meal.

    And watching Star Trek.



    So I will away to my post and delete the offending elastic.

    Tooty sweety, as Sleazy might say.





    Talking about tooty sweety, Waitrose had something that could be another downfall for me.......... a treacle tart cheesecake.

    I have eaten it.
    All.

    Help!
    Originally posted by Pyxis



    Scrumptious!!!!


    I love treacle tart and I also love cheesecake.

    Next time I shop in Waitrose I shall stock up big time, which
    may well result in a nationwide shortage! All for me - none
    for thee!


    Many thanks for deleting Colin's pie.


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Sep 18, 5:36 PM
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    Pyxis
    "Hang on a cotton picking moment" said Colin's pie ....
    "What about poor old Alfie and Sleazy? Where's their treats?"

    Actually, whilst out I did buy ... chips to share with Mme. and have with my pizza (already eaten half of them with some goat's cheese) . Also bought cheesy wotsits and a pumpkin sandwich in tomato bread reduced in Tesco from £3 to 39p. So tomorrow is sorted too ..
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Some things don't get shared!
    A brand new treacle tart cheesecake wot I had never had before and had not one atom of chocolate in it, and wot was scrummy, is one of those things.

    Another time, as it won't be a new experience, I will share it.




    Edit..... I can't find it online. Perhaps it's too new?




    Edit edit.... I have had one of my rare lapses from not eating flesh. I fancied some fish, and they had sea bream fillets at £5.something a pack, but on offer at 3 packs for £10. Well.
    Will cook one tomorrow and have frozen the others. (2 fillets per pack).
    Last edited by Pyxis; 16-09-2018 at 5:41 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    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 16th Sep 18, 5:47 PM
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    Sleazy
    I'm still a non-pesky-torian at the moment, but can't say I don't fancy flesh sometimes. Eating more vegan food (more by chance than design), but I do like dairy products and especially eggs, so can't see myself going that far.

    I did notice yesterday that Sainsbury's seem to be stocking more frozen veggie / vegan food now - demand I suppose? And I've never found samphire in our local store yet - lots of other herbs, but nothing exotic ...

    Ultimus Romanorum
    Descendit Sed Ex
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Sep 18, 5:59 PM
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    Pyxis
    I'm still a non-pesky-torian at the moment, but can't say I don't fancy flesh sometimes. Eating more vegan food (more by chance than design), but I do like dairy products and especially eggs, so can't see myself going that far.

    I did notice yesterday that Sainsbury's seem to be stocking more frozen veggie / vegan food now - demand I suppose? And I've never found samphire in our local store yet - lots of other herbs, but nothing exotic ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    It's not really a herb. It's a vegetable.

    Sainsbury's don't always have it.

    M&S usually do, when it's in season, but they keep it by the fish, not with the veg.


    I had sea purslane with my meal this evening! But I had it raw this time.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 16th Sep 18, 6:02 PM
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    Sleazy
    After you mentioning it, I was just curious to try it. I'll be in town tomorrow so if I remember will pop into M & S ...

    Actually, maybe I should have been looking near the fish in Sainsbury's too ..

    Ultimus Romanorum
    Descendit Sed Ex
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 16th Sep 18, 6:04 PM
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    Pyxis
    After you mentioning it, I was just curious to try it. I'll be in town tomorrow so if I remember will pop into M & S ...

    Actually, maybe I should have been looking near the fish in Sainsbury's too ..
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I can't remember where I saw it in Sainsbury's........ but I think they had it near the special veggies.
    I think it was only M&S had it by the fish.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 17th Sep 18, 6:22 AM
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    AlfieBlue



    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well & raring to go on this thoughtful
    Monday!





    MRF's Meningitis Awareness Week starts on Monday 17 September.

    This year we’re aiming to improve diagnosis of patients with bacterial
    meningitis and septicaemia with our Safety Netting campaign

    Here are some of the ways you can help make this year's Awareness
    Week a big success.

    Monday 17th September 2018

    Report launch

    A new report from Meningitis Research Foundation highlights
    concerns with pre hospital management of meningitis.

    Around half (49%) of children who have meningitis are sent home
    after their first visit to a GP and not admitted to hospital.

    We’re launching our report on radio stations around the UK and
    telling parents to trust their instincts - if your child is ill and getting
    worse, don’t be afraid to seek medical help immediately – even if
    you have already seen a doctor.

    Find out more >>>

    Tuesday 18th September 2018

    Order an awareness pack and take a ‘safety net’ selfie.

    We have new posters to put up in your local area. Please try to put
    one in your local GP surgery, NCT group, nursery or library –
    anywhere where parents might be!

    If you can, take a ‘safety net selfie’ with your poster in the
    background. If you tag it with #TrustYourInstincts or
    #DontMissMeningitis we can share it online.

    You can also help by sharing any of this week’s messages on social
    media.

    Order an awareness pack >>>

    Wednesday 19th September 2018

    Go Purple on Facebook >>>

    Thursday 20th September 2018

    Help raise funds to defeat meningitis

    This is your shot at helping us defeat meningitis by fundraising to
    support our vital work.

    We’ve a series of special Meningitis Awareness Week fundraising
    events for you:

    * Bake Sale - The sweetest way to save lives
    * Quiz Night – Let’s get quizzical
    * Purple Day – Wear and donate

    Get involved >>>

    Friday 21st September 2018

    Join our campaign - Write to your MP

    We need you to email or write to your local MP. Local MPs will only
    work on behalf of their constituents. You can use the template
    below to ask your MP what is being done to ensure parents are
    given the information they need to protect their children.

    Download our template letter for your MP

    Find out how to contact your MP >>>



    https://www.meningitis.org/meningitis-awareness-week-2018

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info





    6TH HEAD & NECK CANCER AWARENESS WEEK
    17 - 21 SEPTEMBER 2018



    HEAD AND NECK CANCER CAN LEAVE ANYONE FEELING
    UNRECOGNISABLE

    ABOUT HEAD & NECK CANCER

    Head and neck cancer is a devastating disease, but early diagnosis
    can save lives.

    Head and neck cancer is one of the most common cancers
    worldwide and has a profound effect on patients, their families,
    and caregivers. Learn more about these cancers, how you can
    lower your risk, plus the signs and symptoms >>>

    WHAT WE’VE ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED

    We’ve been raising awareness about these deadly cancers and
    supporting survivors since 2013. See the results of our previous
    campaigns.

    SEE THE 2017 CAMPAIGN RESULTS >>>

    THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE MAKE SENSE CAMPAIGN!

    Watch the video to learn more about the Make Sense campaign.




    https://makesensecampaign.eu/

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    17 -23 SEPTEMBER 2018

    The eighth annual Gas Safety Week will see organisations from
    across the UK working together to raise awareness of the dangers
    of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks,
    fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

    Be part of it

    Read more >>>


    https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/gassafetyweek/

    ^^ Please refer to site for further info






    About Us

    National Coding Week is a volunteer-led organisation founded in
    2014. It aims to help build people’s confidence and skills by
    encouraging volunteers to run fun and engaging digital events.

    https://codingweek.org/about-us/

    Get Involved

    Choose one of the icons below for further information on how to
    run an event >>>

    https://codingweek.org/

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    A huge seizure of illegal wildlife products, including bones and
    body parts from at least 16 tigers as well as 100 bear paws, has
    recently been made in Russia. This is an indication of the urgent
    need to End Wildlife Crime.

    Help us call on global leaders to take action on illegal wildlife trade
    by signing our petition.



    https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/join-our-fight-end-illegal-wildlife-trade

    ^^ 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
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Sep 18, 6:38 AM
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    Pyxis
    Seeing that tiger skin rug awoke a very, very distant memory where, as a very young child, we went to a holiday camp place in England, (not Butlins or the other one, just a place with chalets in th grounds). The grounds belonged to a largish house, which doubled up as a b&b for people who didn't want to stay in a chalet.

    There was a small reception room furnished with antiques, and on the floor was a real tiger skin, complete with head. And teeth.

    As a small child, I was scared of it. I knew it was dead, but the head was so huge and the teeth so big.
    I wanted to put my hand in its mouth, but I was too scared to. I remember trying to a few times, and chickening out.

    Now, of course, when I think of that, I feel immensely sad for a culture, of which I was part, that thought it was ok to kill a tiger and use its pelt and head as a rug/decoration.




    Edit. Just remembered....... there was a programme on the TV, called "White Hunter"! I remember it being on, but don't remember actually watching it as such....I think I was probably too young.
    It was all about Safari hunters etc.
    I've just googled it, but there is very little about it. I think, though, that the eponymous hero was a good guy, because one episode had him tackling someone who just wanted to kill a load of animals.
    The star's name in real life was Rhodes Reason!
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    • By AlfieBlue 17th Sep 18, 8:34 AM
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    Seeing that tiger skin rug awoke a very, very distant memory where, as a very young child, we went to a holiday camp place in England, (not Butlins or the other one, just a place with chalets in th grounds). The grounds belonged to a largish house, which doubled up as a b&b for people who didn't want to stay in a chalet.

    There was a small reception room furnished with antiques, and on the floor was a real tiger skin, complete with head. And teeth.

    As a small child, I was scared of it. I knew it was dead, but the head was so huge and the teeth so big.
    I wanted to put my hand in its mouth, but I was too scared to. I remember trying to a few times, and chickening out.

    Now, of course, when I think of that, I feel immensely sad for a culture, of which I was part, that thought it was ok to kill a tiger and use its pelt and head as a rug/decoration.



    Edit. Just remembered....... there was a programme on the TV, called "White Hunter"! I remember it being on, but don't remember actually watching it as such....I think I was probably too young.
    It was all about Safari hunters etc.
    I've just googled it, but there is very little about it. I think, though, that the eponymous hero was a good guy, because one episode had him tackling someone who just wanted to kill a load of animals.
    The star's name in real life was Rhodes Reason!
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Exactly how I feel Pyxis.


    Just yesterday I read this ....


    http://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/2018/09/16/former-nhl-player-called-disgusting-receives-death-threats-after-posting-pictures-grizzly-bear-hunt.html


    & I so agree with this article .....


    https://www.peta.org/blog/cecils-death-prompts-call-to-ban-trophy-hunt-imports-to-u-s/

    PETA’s official statement is as follows:

    Hunting is a coward’s pastime. If, as has been reported, this
    dentist and his guides lured Cecil out of the park with food so as to
    shoot him on private property, because shooting him in the park
    would have been illegal, he needs to be extradited, charged, and,
    preferably, hanged. To get a thrill at the cost of a life, this man
    gunned down a beloved lion, Cecil with a high-powered weapon.
    All wild animals are beloved by their own mates and infants, but to
    hunters like this overblown, over-privileged little man, who lack
    empathy, understanding, and respect for living creatures, they are
    merely targets to kill, decapitate, and hang up on a wall as a
    trophy. The photograph of this dentist, smiling over the corpse of
    another animal, who, like Cecil, wanted only to be left in peace,
    will disgust every caring soul in the world.









    This is why I felt the need to post the tiger article this
    morning.


    I'm also a strong believer in karma.


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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Sep 18, 8:54 AM
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    Good morning to all here and those yet to come.

    Hunting for so called sport sickens me, and reading the above has left me a bit deflated, but it's good to be reminded sometimes, so thank you both. When I had my Arctic trip a couple of winters ago, there was a Polar Bear pelt hanging up in one of the public areas .

    Turning to a brighter subject - changed my breakfast this morning and tried the Mushroom Benedict, which was ok but not special, and cost more than my usual scrambling. Plan to go and search out some Samphire later ... and 'good' news from Mme. who has asked me to help her by not buying wine etc. from Monday to Thursday, which will also help me too. Now, I will have NO eggs cutes and no more eggs benedicted with mushrooms and rocket on a muffin either, although rumour does have it that Benedictine Monks did produce a good brew ... for the weekend only of course!

    TTFN

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