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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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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 9th Jan 19, 11:13 AM
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    Good morning all, hellooeee Colin & Sleazy


    Good Afternoon Alfie I hope you are keeping well
    Originally posted by colinw

    Lovely to 'see' you Colin and I am keeping wonderfully well,
    many thanks for asking. I hope you're keeping well too.


    It's another gorgeous day here, sunny yet frosty. I'm not
    long back from my daily walk in the forest and it's looking
    all sparkly and beautiful out there today.


    Doesn't seem a great deal of food for a week. Interesting to read about - I like history from around that time.
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    I always love history from around that time too Sleazy, makes
    for an interesting read.


    I'm currently trying to find the elusive Hummingbird on the
    TopCashback site!


    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5946452


    Managed to find 3 taxis yesterday evening, lurking behind
    the Hummingbird, winning me £5 cashback plus entries into
    the grand draw! The day before I won £1 by finding 3
    croissants. It's certainly a clever way to get to know
    the site!


    I also placed an order the other day (via TopCashback) to
    order puddy cat provisions including 2 catnip toys from a
    pet shop store. I'd previously purchased 'Bertie the Budgie'
    from the store for her Xmas pressie & she loved it, so I
    thought I'd treat her again.





    She's definitely a catnip addict! 'Millie the Mouse' arrived
    yesterday evening, along with a larger felt mouse (both stuffed
    full of catnip), with the rest of her order. Well, she went into
    instant soppy mode for a good couple of hours with both
    toys, then crashed out on the settee - sending up happy
    psychedelic zzzzz's!


    Took the beloved mice upstairs when it was time for bed.
    When we both got up this morning, Puddy started strolling
    down the stairs, happy as can be. She was halfway down
    when I 'gently' threw her beloved mice from the landing
    (aiming for the bottom of the stairs), but unfortunately the
    large felt mouse bounced off the back of her head - never
    seen her jump so high in all my life! My throwing
    skills are totally abysmal by the way! Never a dull moment
    here!


    Have a lovely & safe day all and please take care whatever
    your plans.


    Alfie xxx
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Jan 19, 5:09 PM
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    Good evening all, hope you've had a great day!


    Is there anyone (girls & guys) in the Arms who loves to
    knit/crochet? Or someone you may know who also loves
    to knit/crochet ...




    Unicorns are mythical beings. Some can fly. Some can walk on
    rainbows. Some can fit seventeen marshmallows on their horn.
    And some are small and woolly and raise money for Age UK. If
    you fancy knitting one for us, we'd really appreciate it.





    http://www.thebigknit.co.uk/





    Join in ....

    Our post boxes are ready and waiting for your little hats.

    Please send your masterpieces in by July so we can put them on
    our bottles next winter.

    Every hat is important, and anyone can learn to knit, so whether
    you knit one or loads, you’ll be making a difference.

    Take a look at all our knitting patterns to help you get started.

    When you’ve run out of wool and bobbles, send us your hats. Pack
    them up along with a note that has:

    - your name and address*
    - how many hats you've knitted
    - the date

    If you can, please drop your hats in to your local Age UK – you can
    find yours here >>> That way all the money your hats raise will
    go straight to your local Age UK.

    Otherwise, pop them in the post to us:

    Big Knit
    innocent drinks
    342 Ladbroke Grove
    London
    W10 5BU

    Thank you very much for taking part. You’re a real bobble dazzler.

    *We ask for your address so we and Age UK can post you a thank
    you card and tell you about the next Big Knit. We’ll be joint
    controllers of your info, and we promise to keep it safe. You can
    see our privacy policy here and Age UK's here >>>


    http://www.thebigknit.co.uk/join-in


    http://www.thebigknit.co.uk/knitting-patterns


    http://www.thebigknit.co.uk/about




    https://www.ageuk.org.uk/


    Many thanks ...... have a lovely evening all, take care.


    Alfie xxx
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Jan 19, 5:12 PM
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    Hi Alfie, will read the links properly later, hopefully.
    When I was very little, I liked knitting!
    Knit 1 pearl 2 etcetera ...

    Are you ok today?
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Jan 19, 7:55 PM
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    Hi Sleazy!


    I've had a great day thanks, hope you've been ok today.


    Brrrr! It was frosty here first thing. The sun was out for a
    while earlier but now it's a fairly chilly evening. Double
    brrrrr!


    Got another forest walk in this morning and some numpty
    hadn't closed one of the gates properly & there were quite a
    few ponies nearby too. It doesn't take a second to double
    check that the gates have clicked shut.


    Also sorted out my garage (yet again) & took a pile of junk
    (that had been slowly building up), down to the local tip -
    so that's another job ticked off the list of things to do!


    Did you manage to watch 'New Forest: A Year in the Wild'
    yesterday evening, BBC4 9.00pm? I thought it was
    spectacular. Loved the presenter - so very passionate about
    it all. Thinks it's being shown on iPlayer for a week or so.
    Well worth watching.


    When I was very little, I liked knitting!
    Knit 1 pearl 2 etcetera ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    That's lovely Sleazy & knitting has actually taken off big
    time again .....


    The Original Male Knitters

    While male knitting seems like a new fad, history reveals that men
    were at the forefront of popularising hand knitting! Starting with
    sea traders in the middle east circa 200 A.D who discovered the
    technique when creating fishing nets and some of the earliest
    knitted artifacts discovered in ancient Egypt.

    In the Middle Ages, knitted garments became such popular trade
    that special knitting labor unions were setup to protect the workers
    and regulate trade. With many boys undertaking lengthy 6 year
    apprenticeships, knitting was a sought after skill set, likened to
    art, carpentry and other crafts which required intensive training.

    During the First World War, men joined the knitting ranks along
    with women and children to contribute to the war effort, hand
    knitting sweaters, socks, hats and scarves for the troops in the
    military.

    Today more men are picking up their needles as an antidote to the
    pressures of modern culture. There seems to have been a shift in
    focus from the finished product to the positive effects of the craft
    itself.

    In an interview with the Telegraph, British knitwear designer
    Brandon Mably, whose knitting classes have attracted men of all
    vocations from lawyers to doctors, observed: ‘It helps with stress
    as well… knitting is the new meditation or yoga.’

    https://blog.loveknitting.com/is-male-knitting-the-new-yoga/


    There's also a knitting instruction manual .....





    Guys Knit provides a beginners' guide to anyone who thinks they'd
    like to give knitting a go. Aimed specifically at the male market, it
    challenges the perceptions of who knitters are -- and breaks apart
    those dusty stereotypes to show, once and for all, that knitting is
    in no way a gendered pastime, but is instead, a universal hobby
    for anyone interested in working with their hands, and creating
    warm and practical things to wear, share or even sell.





    Alfie xxx
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    WASPI

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Jan 19, 8:00 PM
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    Love the last picture Alfie .. 'My Style' of humour

    Got something for Bobby today from Sainsbury's - Christmas stocking with various treats, toys, catnip. Reduced from £4.50 to 75p .

    8000 steps today. When I came home this morning, couldn't push myself to go out again, then it rained ...
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Jan 19, 8:05 PM
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    What does the hummingbird look like Alfie? Not sure what I'm supposed to be looking for although when I log into TCB I get the competition ad at the bottom of the page.
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Jan 19, 11:37 AM
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    Good morning everyone, hiya Sleazy


    Great bargain for Bobby from Sainsbury's - Mr S! You did
    well!


    It's not so cold here today, all was quiet in the forest this
    morning, gates secure, ponies grazing, lots of doggy walkers ..
    happy days!


    What does the hummingbird look like Alfie? Not sure what I'm supposed to be looking for although when I log into TCB I get the competition ad at the bottom of the page.
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    I've found another link you can use - it's one I prefer, so much
    easier to navigate. The different sections are laid out at the
    top of the page, underneath the logo, & I'm hoping they'll
    still be there when you've logged in.


    https://www.topcashback.co.uk/blog/travel-treats-cashback-giveaway/


    The hummingbird is the same as the one on their site ....





    Once you've logged in .... you can trawl thru each section
    of the website, & sometimes (if luck or patience is on your
    side ) it'll suddenly pop up fluttering, so you have to quickly
    click on it and then you can see the prize you've won!


    If you go right to the bottom of each page - there's a strip
    of info (click on the ^ sign) & that will open up to reveal any
    prizes you may have been lucky enough to win plus a daily
    clue.


    I only look for the elusive hummingbird in the evenings now
    because it's so easy to just while away the hours and end
    up finding absolute zilch!


    My latest 'win' was 10p for finding a Koala! I've
    also managed to accumulate approx 26 entries into the grand
    draw, so got everything crossed for that one!


    Let me know how you get on and if the linky works for
    you.


    Alfie xxx
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Jan 19, 11:48 AM
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    Thanks Alfie,

    I'm a bit down and gloomy today. Long story - PM I sent you yesterday part explains the reason. But I'm not going to jump off a bridge. Not today ...
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Jan 19, 12:30 PM
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    Thanks Alfie,

    I'm a bit down and gloomy today. Long story - PM I sent you yesterday part explains the reason. But I'm not going to jump off a bridge. Not today ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    So sorry to hear this Sleazy. I didn't receive a PM from you
    though - please send again. Sending ((hugs)), take care. xx

    Alfie xxx
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Jan 19, 12:42 PM
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    I'd sent it to Alfie small b instead of Alfie big B.
    The other user joined in 2012 and has never posted, but I've resent it to you now.

    I am so dim sometimes, especially when I'm in that part of the cycle.
    Glad I mentioned it ..... otherwise you never would have got it!
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    • John Blaze
    • By John Blaze 13th Jan 19, 12:45 PM
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    where am i
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Jan 19, 3:16 PM
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    where am i
    Originally posted by John Blaze



    Alfie xxx
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Jan 19, 5:18 PM
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    Hi Alfie - I found the Hummingbird and got 1 x sushi, 1 x taxi and a couple of entries into the draw. Might have another look later.

    Mme. and I will be pleased to join you later for drinkies ...



    Bobby says that he'll scratch your cat's back if your cat will scratch his too ...

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Jan 19, 6:57 PM
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Jan 19, 8:13 PM
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    Happy St Hilary's Day Sleazy!
    St Hilary's Day is traditionally the coldest day of the year!

    One of the most severe winters in history began around 13th
    January in 1205, when the River Thames in London froze. It was
    apparently so cold that ale and wine turned to solid ice, and were
    sold by weight.




    http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Hilary_of_Poitiers


    Well done with finding the elusive Hummingbird! Cannot
    believe how many hours I'm actually spending, searching for
    the little blighter!


    Up to now I've found:

    1 Koala - 10p
    2 Queen's Guards - 20p
    3 Croissants - £1
    3 Taxis - £5
    1 Sushi - Found today (bet I can't find the other 3 though!)

    + 49 entries into the grand draw - just 8 days remaining

    Also had three weeny wins on Lotto (2 x £30.00)
    & Thunderball (£5) this January.






    Mme. and I will be pleased to join you later for drinkies ...



    Bobby says that he'll scratch your cat's back if your cat will scratch his too ...

    Originally posted by Sleazy



    Bottoms up Sleazy, Mme S & Bobby, hope you're having a
    lovely evening.


    Alfie xxx
    Last edited by AlfieBlue; 13-01-2019 at 8:15 PM.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Jan 19, 8:29 PM
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    Well done on your wins Alfie!
    On my last glass now, Boss watching TV and I shall search for the elusive Hummingbird methinks ....
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Jan 19, 5:19 AM
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    Morning Alphabetty's,

    Monday again. Doctor this morning, then 'who knows'?
    Best wishes for success in whatever you have planned today.
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Jan 19, 11:45 AM
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    Good morning all, hiya Sleazy


    It's a beautiful weather day here, sun's shining away but I
    can spy dark skies on the horizon.


    Hope you got on ok at the Drs this morning Sleazy.


    I've had to book an appointment at the Vets today for
    poorly puddy cat. They've managed to squeeze her in late
    afternoon.


    The scratching has been getting much worse since yesterday,
    she's also been going OTT re cleaning/nibbling every part of
    her body - she never seems to stop. She must be in quite a
    bit of discomfort now although she's still got a hearty
    appetite - nothing seems to put her off her food!


    She won't even let me look at/touch her neck now so it
    must be quite sore - hopefully the Vet will be able to paint a
    clearer picture ..... hate to mention it, but I think puddy may be
    coming back home wearing a cone of shame for a while!
    I'll definitely be placed on her 'ignore' list!



    I've always loved the following story .... such devotion.


    Died today in 1872 aged 16...Greyfriars Bobby, the faithful Skye
    Terrier who became famous for guarding his master's grave for 14
    years...




    Greyfriars Bobby

    by Ben Johnson

    In 1850 a gardener called John Gray, together with his wife Jess
    and son John, arrived in Edinburgh. Unable to find work as a
    gardener he avoided the workhouse by joining the Edinburgh
    Police Force as a night watchman.

    To keep him company through the long winter nights John took on
    a partner, a diminutive Skye Terrier, his ‘watchdog’ called Bobby.
    Together John and Bobby became a familiar sight trudging through
    the old cobbled streets of Edinburgh. Through thick and thin,
    winter and summer, they were faithful friends..... [Cont'd] >>


    https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/Greyfriars-Bobby/


    Have a lovely Monday all, take care.


    Alfie xxx
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jan 19, 12:32 PM
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    Good Afternoon Alfie I hope you are well
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Jan 19, 4:18 AM
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    Morning Alphabetty's .

    Mixed bag of stuff at the doctor's Alfie, so .
    More pills, more samples and some blood tests this morning.

    Is puddy cat ok? Bob still talking a lot and appetite is off somewhat.
    They say that animals can sense things that we can't. Do they know something is impending that we don't realise?

    Catch you later I hope.
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