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    • Glad
    • By Glad 1st Jan 18, 12:59 AM
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    The Compers Inn (part 48)
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    • 1st Jan 18, 12:59 AM
    The Compers Inn (part 48) 1st Jan 18 at 12:59 AM
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Aug 18, 6:19 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Hope you're all in fine fettle this morning. The sun is shining
    away here and there's a lovely fresh feel out. Still got fingers
    crossed for more rain though!


    Hope you managed to get some advice yesterday from
    pharmacist re ongoing leg cramps rose.


    Today it's ....






    http://www.worldlionday.com/


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


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Aug 18, 7:14 AM
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    Yay! Just had a downfall of rain & more to come!


    Happy days!



    Interesting article ....



    One step closer to reintroducing wild lynx to Britain!

    This is a promising step in recovering our declining nature and
    bringing back our missing animals. But it must be done carefully and
    properly monitored.



    http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2018-08-09/six-eurasian-lynx-set-for-trial-return-to-northumberland/

    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 10th Aug 18, 8:10 AM
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    Morning sunny here this morning. Storm yesterday evening about 9. Does feel so much fresher.

    Alfie sounds as though you have had quite a lot of rain.

    Sounds like you had a great evening Sheils.

    DD1 brought GS around and said he has been awake since 3am. Ho dear will see what we can do with him today.

    Take care everyone and be lucky.
    • sheils6
    • By sheils6 10th Aug 18, 9:41 AM
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    Morning all,


    Had a bit of rain through the night but ok at moment. Hoping to get bed changed so hope it stays dry. Got last of other stuff out on line now. DS3 heading off for his Oban break tomorrow and we are heading off on way to Preston for the night and then Blackpool (for airshow) before 2 nights at Hoylake. Weather looks a bit iffy for Sundays airshow but will see. The forecast keeps changing. Oban was showing torrential rain for weekend and now showing hardly any and Preston was showing rain for Saturday and now showing sunshine! Nearly cancelled the Preston night as we are meaning to do some canal walking and then getting to Blackpol early on the Sunday.


    Don't envy you minding your GS today leanfun if he has hardly had any sleep!

    Hope everyone has a lovely, lucky day. Don't seem to be many wins about.


    sheils x
    Good Luck to all


    Oct Wins :- Quidco £3 £10 Zizzi £1 GfK Media Hobgoblin T-shirt
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 10th Aug 18, 9:42 AM
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    Morning everyone. Had a little rain earlier but it is still warm here. Cramp just about sorted thanks alfie. Managed to get across road earlier for bread, milk and a newspaper. Got a row from neighbour that I hadn't asked her. Must admit hip and leg are sore now but not painfull and managed to keep my balance with one crutch. It took me a while but I managed. Hope everyone is well this morning. Alfie hope your garden gets a good soaking. It will help your grass and plants no end.
    • indie
    • By indie 10th Aug 18, 10:09 AM
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    Morning,love the lion tag sheils. Made me giggle.We have heavy showers here this morning but should ease up later in the day.I give up with the forecasts as they say one thing and the next day it's all changed. We must have road works going on locally as kept waking up to heavy drilling but couldn't see anything when i looked out so must be on the main roads.Son's GF has gone away for the weekend to a friends then she is off to a Fairy Festival. Both son and myself are working so we have a busy weekend ahead. Hope you all have a lucky day.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 10th Aug 18, 11:57 AM
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    Great lion laugh. Sheils.

    just eventually had GS ready for park. DH kept saying it is going to rain this afternoon according to forecast Opened front door and it promptly rained hard. Gs stood for a while in front garden with umbrella up. Yesterday he discovered how to put this big umbrella up. Now on plan B. Cleared floor in back room found a balloon that bust but have found on soft ball to play some kind of tennis with small bats. It is going to be a long day.
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 11th Aug 18, 6:07 AM
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    Morning folks. Turned out a really nice day here yesterday after a bit of cloud and rain in the morning. Looking at the sky this morning it is quite blue and clear so hopefully more sunshine. Alfie see the south coast is to have some rain so hopefully it will pay you a visit. I really must learn to sleep past 5am as I seem to be constantly tired at the moment. Even if I stay up past midnight it does not make a difference. Maybe it is because I am unable to be as active at the moment. Oh well enough moaning. DIL is dropping in some shopping for me and some things to make DS lasagne, curry, casseroles etc for when he comes home. We think it may be in the next week or two, but until phone call comes we don't know. Pity he has missed all the good weather. Never mind they are all off on holiday abroad next month so he will get some much needed sunshine there. Hope everyone is well. Take care.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Aug 18, 8:47 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Hope you're all well on this glorious Saturday. The sun is
    shining away now, after a very mixed weather yesterday!
    One minute we had torrential rain, then sunshine ... then
    the wind decided to join the party - it was like that all day
    long!





    Looks like we'll be having sunshine all day here then
    apparently rain again tomorrow.


    The garden has perked up considerably, it's amazing how
    quickly it springs back to life!


    Have a wonderful few days away sheils & safe journey.


    I'll be lovely having your DS back rose, sounds as if you're
    going to be busy cooking his favourite dishes. I bet they'll
    all have a brilliant time away on hols (am I right in thinking
    they're off to Turkey?).


    Lol leanfun - sounds as if you had your work cut out with
    GS yesterday! It's quite hard to think of things
    to entertain the kiddies, when the weather's a bit iffy!


    I hope your son's gf has a magical time at the fairy
    festival this weekend indie.


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




    Come and join us for a friendly uplifting fun weekend. Enjoy the
    magic of the enchanting home of the New Forest Fairies,

    Nestling in the lea of a hill where time stood still for hundreds of
    years surrounded the mighty oaks, tree spirits and woodland
    creatures, live the Forest Folk, under every leaf, behind every tree
    you might see them.

    Listen for the fairy bell and they will appear, their gossamer wings
    glinting in the sunlight.

    Walk on the ley lines and gather the amazing healing energy the
    Forest gives to all of us, talk with the wise women of the Forest
    who teach the fairies their secrets.

    The Weekend will be packed with entertainment and workshops for
    the whole family. Handmade Arts and Crafts help us to discover
    the magic of nature.

    Josephine Wall and Sue Clyne will be here to capture our
    imaginations with their fantasy Artwork.

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

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




    https://newforestfairyfestival.com/


    I really love the sound of this - may well pay a visit! Could
    dress up as little Alfie the elfie!


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

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


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


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 11th Aug 18, 9:10 AM
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    Morning sunny here this morning. It was heavy showers here yesterday sunny then more showers.

    Rose sounds as though you are doing great. This year I have slept a bit later but previous two summers always woke up about five so know how that feels. Happy baking today.

    Sheils enjoy your break hope the weather holds for the air show,

    Indie hope your DSs GF enjoys the fairy weekend. GKs in Scotland went on a fairy trail at weekend and really enjoyed it.

    Alfie thanks for the links loved reading about Burley.

    Catching up indoors today and comps in between.

    Have a good weekend everyone. Hugs for those needing one.
    Good luck all.
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 12th Aug 18, 5:52 AM
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    Morning everyone. Looks like it has been raining most of the night. Hopefully it will clear later. Tubs and hanging baskets are looking good though. Bed stripped and airing will hoover mattress later and put on new bedding. Love getting in to a bed with fresh linen. So that is my job for the day. Exciting life I lead lol Will be glad when I can get about a bit better. Neighbour is going to drop in my Sunday papers later along with a bacon roll. So only have to boil kettle and I am all set. Hope everyone is well. Take care peeps.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 12th Aug 18, 6:46 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Hope you're all well on this glorious Sunday. No rain here at
    the mo but always hopeful!


    Sounds as if you're going to be mega busy today rose!






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

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



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

    – Graydon Carter, Editor of Vanity Fair



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

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

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



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

    – Dr. Stephen Blake, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology






    10 AUG 2018 Giant Melting Ice Elephant Unveiled

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

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



    http://worldelephantday.org/about


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





    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 12th Aug 18, 7:02 AM
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    Yes alfie mega busy doing nothing much
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 13th Aug 18, 6:00 AM
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    Morning folks. No overnight rain here but cloudy sky does not look promising. Friend is coming over for lunch as she has a few days off. So a catch up and gossip has been planned. Hopefully there will be some word this week that DS is on his way home. Hope I find everyone well. Be lucky peeps.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 13th Aug 18, 6:49 AM
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    Good morning everyone


    Hope you're all well & raring to go on this glorious start to
    the week! We ended up getting rain yesterday & it's
    looking to be a mixed bag today.


    I went a-wandering yesterday morning in the forest for an
    hour or so & thoroughly enjoyed myself. Have decided to get
    back into walking every day come rain or shine! Some exercise
    is definitely in order! Got no excuses now, it's a much more
    comfortable & pleasant temperature out at the mo (without
    melting in the scorcher of a 'heatwave' we had!). Love the
    sunshine but definitely not that hot!


    Two events this week which may be of interest ...






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


    & ...


    https://www.lefthandersday.com/


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


    Alfie xxx
    MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS
    HELP for HEROES
    WASPI

    Princess Alpha & Chief Faffer of the Alpha-betty thread
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 13th Aug 18, 7:30 AM
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    lol alfie. didn't know there was such a thing as left handers day. As a left hander I have learned to live in a mainly right handed world. Interesting to see what we do quicker and pick up quicker. Likely to pass driving test first time and learn clutch control quicker. I passed first time and only had 11 lessons. Some of the things that they say like opening the back of a book first instead of front? I would dispute. What I find fascinating is seeing how some lefties write where they curl their wrist above where they are writing. I do not do this but write straight on like anyone who is right handed. I also use my right hand for opening jars bottles etc as it is easier because of the way lids are designed to turn. Took the test and I am mixed but mainly left handed. Seemingly we think differently which has probably helped me rather than hindered as I can analyse things in a different way and put across a different point of view. Well enough about me . Any more lefties here?
    Last edited by rosemac; 13-08-2018 at 7:33 AM.
    • leanfun30
    • By leanfun30 13th Aug 18, 8:48 AM
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    Morning. Very interesting about being left handed Alfie and Rose. No one in our family is.

    Rose hope you have a great visit with your friend and here from your son soon. Your GLs will be back at school this week.

    GS was here yesterday. He brought a lot of Lego with him yesterday so was very quiet until he became frustrated. He did other things then did go back to it. He stayed here the night and is still asleep.

    On Saturday I had a message to say I had won a box set of books for children on twitter. Spot the Dog. Will be great for younger GD. I also had a WEM last week for a Gourmet Slicer.

    Back to our mixed weather now. It was a very sudden drop in temperature last week. Still prefer this to not being able to do anything in extreme heat.
    We too need to start walking Alfie.

    Hope everyone has a good day whatever they are doing. Be lucky.
    Last edited by leanfun30; 13-08-2018 at 8:51 AM.
    • indie
    • By indie 13th Aug 18, 9:56 AM
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    Well done on the wins leanfun.
    I am a left hander as well. People still tell me i'm cack handed but i just tell them we are gifted. I worked in a home with 7 left handers, never had that many together at once.lol. I write ok, but knit left handed and eat left handed. I use scissors ok but have trouble with tin openers.
    The weather here has been very wet over the weekend, but the gardens needed it so it can stop now,lol. Work was busy over the weekend but at least time goes quick.My son's GF had a great time at the festival she was dressed as Alice in wonderland with a twist and her friend was a dragon. They sent pics and looked great. She will be back later today so will get to hear all about it then.Already been to Tesco with nephew as needed to get meds order in today before it went off. Just catching up with daily comps now. Hope you all have a good day.
    • 3forholidays
    • By 3forholidays 13th Aug 18, 6:44 PM
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    I'm also left handed!
    A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realise how blessed you are.

    SPC No 043
    SPC 10 - £520 SPC 11 - £955 (as at Apr'18)
    • rosemac
    • By rosemac 13th Aug 18, 7:21 PM
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    Seems to be a few of us 3forholidays. Do you have any quirky traits because of your left handedness. (is that a word?) Friend came for lunch and we had a good gab putting the world to rights lol. Made us spag bol and she took home the leftovers for hubbys dinner. We were both stinking of garlic from garlic bread I made but it was sooooooooo good. She took a piece of that for hubby as well so he can't complain if she breathes on him. Was telling her about left handedness day and she was laughing at some of the things I do to compensate at times in the right handed world. She did not even realise when faced with something for a right handed person their would be a problem for anyone left handed. (I don't call it a problem just a different way of doing things lol) Hope I find everyone well this evening. Just bought two Eco Eggs from QVC and a set of two bag sealers. Will give one of each to DIL as she has very sensitive skin and a lot of soap powders etc send her skin in to overdrive and she either gets a rash or becomes very itchy. Bag sealer will be great for her as well as she uses clip things that never seem to seal properly.
    Last edited by rosemac; 13-08-2018 at 7:32 PM.
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