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  1. Jo8049
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    11 September 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    0400 , clear black deep 3D sky with jewels , calm as , 6.3° , 10% . WFTNN x . ❤

    Good morning to everyone , may every moment of this day be a celebration of the beauty of life itself ! Much love from the never never xxxx hugs ❤❤❤❤

    LD is in a happy mood and getting the kitchen ready for first orders so come on in . Chai and 3 muffins or coffee or perhaps smokey billy tea done as you wish ? We have porridge but I went to town yesterday and I can now recommend lightly fried in rice bran oil eggs sunny side up with nice runny yokes on a bed of finely grated colby cheese . All on multi grain wholemeal bread or toast . With a sprinkle of pink salt pepper and harisa ❤

    DnG , how was yesterday in your life ? Has the spring shown its face at your place yet ? Still playing with us . Nice day then cold day as if its still contemplating .

    When we are in the mid 40's soon the cool but nice spring days will be but a memory ?

    Come in and have a coffee DnG and chat . You like strong I think , that is how it will come . hugs,( if wanted or needed ) ❤❤❤

    I remember early one morning not long before first light . Everything dripping wet in the middle of winter . Living on my last boat , a 23 foot trailer sailor that was modified for extended holidays . Was my home . A small cockle with all my worldly goods within , on a living organism . The sea ❤.

    Anchored on west side of big island just north of Bris . Needing the tide to get out, was locked in to time to move .

    In daylight at this place you can paddle kayak in maybe a metre of water and drift over beautiful weed beds of many colours , with fish looking up at you . Can even talk to the fish , as you would a wild bird . Little rays sunning on the bottom and sea birds for company .

    Had to stay in little channel . Get bogged if you get it wrong . Last quarter of rising tide & your pretty safe . Steady and all is wonderful .

    The first light to sunrise then day . ❤. Without fail , days beginning and days end on the water are always spectacularly beautiful .❤❤❤

    Big ships full of love peace quiet tranquillity and acceptance + any I have forgotten , for you all , stay safe & watch each others backs , hugs ( if wanted or needed ) xxxx Jo&HRS/LD ❤❤❤❤❤❤🐾💃🌈🌛☀☕

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  2. Jo8049
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    12 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    0900 , clear sunny, warm sun , light southwesterly , 25.4° , 27% . WFTNN x .

    The very happiest day achievable for everybody . be safe and warm , look after each other , we are all fragile and that fragility is as fluid as life's journey is . It ok , we all have emotions . Hugs and love from the never never . ❤❤❤❤❤

    LD opened without me , but because she couldn't reach the light switches it was dark and looked closed ? Apologies , I slept in a bit . Coffee chai and replenished tea canister . Brunch , avocado mashed with black pepper and a hint of chilli powder and tiniest drop of fish sauce. Or whatever else is there ? ❤

    A decade ago LD and I rode on BMW K100 from home ( sw qld ) to WA . Was in late March and still hot weather .

    Today the weather is a mirror of that day I speak of on the paddock ( Nullabor Plain ) . We had been on the road for perhaps 5 days and came to a spot on the road where the road meets the sea at the head of the Great Australian Bight . We pulled into the parking bay ( unseald ) and parked in a spot that was out of the way of trucks . I got helmet , gloves etc off and LD from the tank bag . We walked about with the fresh ocean smell bathing us as it blew in from the endless ocean before us . Boiled a bit of water for a coffee then sat in the sun on the edge of a gravel pile and looked out towards Antarctica . A very peaceful interlude . LD sleeping in the sun and me traveling through old memories of this stretch of road in big trucks ❤ , memories !

    Peace and hope in bulk for everyone , from the never never , xxxxx hugs , Jo&HRS/LD ❤❤❤❤🐾💃🌈🌛☀☕🍩😉

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  3. Jo8049
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    13 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    0330 , another beautiful infinity sky that you can feel when your seeing it . littlest variable zephyrs playing , 18.9° , 26% . WFTNN x . ❤

    May this day be a sea of love and kindness for you all to bathe and soak in ❤❤❤

    Coffee , tea and Chai for S . Last avo on lightly toasted wholemeal multigrain , or eggs and whatever ? LD is wait person today & my turn to do the kitchen . French doors will be open by 0800 . ❤

    Was watching ( catching up ) on my favourite You Tube channel ( Dmytro Antonov ) which is filmed by one of the family who is a senior test pilot and service captain . Have watched the adventures the crew ( anywhere between 7 & 14 ) have been having since middle of last year .

    I am involved ( pre Jo anyway ) in heavy haulage and love it and used to live it . Heavy haulage on the ground that is , moving big & often very heavy things about this beautiful country .

    Antonov Airlines do this in the sky , globally ! I cant speak Ukrainian but some have subtitles and now I recognise some words . There are of course core members of the crew . It is one big family and even without the meaning of dialog it is so evident .

    On the newest post ( movie ) yesterday I had tears of happiness , at 40000 ft one of the crew went back to the quarters and produced a birthday cake with candles & age numbers etc , lit the candles and went forward into the cockpit ( 6 crew ) and they surprised Dmytro . Just awesome and the connection of all was,there to see . D's 57th birthday at 0001 at 40000 feet . ❤❤❤

    They were on an AN 124 ( 40 tons bigger than 747/8F) which the airline has 7 of and they have re entered 2 AN 225 Mirya ( only 2 built , bigger than A380 , biggest aircraft in the world ) aircraft to service recently .

    Love aircraft and happiness . They do it well . Thanks men of the sky ❤

    Daylight is kicking off the blanket of night , with much love I send you peace tranquillity love and happiness xxxxx hugs ( when required or needed ) , from the never never , Jo&HRS/LD ❤❤❤❤❤❤💃🌈🌛☀

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  4. Guest9337
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    13 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Jo and LD,

    My local sun rises and has risen well so far. Birds sing outside and the chill air is crisp and clear 6.7 c. Wife walks buffy and vinnie whilst I type my taps to those far away in time and space.

    The russians make excellent planes, much more robust than others do.

    There is a flower out there today that LD and yourself will smell. Someone else planted it for me, to give to you two.

    love david.

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  5. Jo8049
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    14 September 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    0330 , clear crisp deep black sky with its stunning jewels , calm charcoal smell , 6.8° , 16% . WFTNN x . ❤

    A happy safe day for all , make every day an ru ok day , ftnn xxxxx hugs ❤❤❤

    LD will show off her new jumper , a,special gift from a special friend . Chai , coffee or tea , perhaps water ? Egg day for me , ask & its yours if we have it ? ❤❤❤

    Good morning all , dng , David , how are your days going ? Thank you for dropping by . Your weather looks still mostly cold but the spring is creeping south now . Happy day ,❤❤❤

    Memory blank today , apologies ❤❤❤. Peddling and falling asleep . At least am in the lounge and trike is recumbent on rollers , can have a,snooze and keep going . The exercise is the aim , burn off cortisol . Probably a,pill for that but the benefits of this,way are awesome . ❤

    Much love & peace to all of you and hugs , southerners you are not forgotten . xxxxxx hugs from the never never , Jo&LD ❤❤❤❤❤❤🐾💃🌈🌛☀💤

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  6. Jo8049
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    15 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    0340 , beautiful 3D to infinity dark jeweled sky , calm as , 4° , 10% . WFTNN x . ❤

    The most positive new day you can have for everyone xxxx hugs ❤❤❤

    Chai , Coffee & Tea . Whatever's in the pantry or fridge is yours xxxx . LD & I are here to serve xxxx hugs . ❤

    Quiet times , I hope everyone is keeping going in an ok manner . I am not sure if it is external or internal but there is change afoot .

    I do hope it is mine and we will work it out and sooner than later . This journey has so many twists and turns up's and downs ? The fluidity is never stopping , a calm would be fine for a while . It is not long after surgery so am in unknown territory at present . Trying desperately to unlearn a life time of reactions to emotions . To be brutally honest its proving tedious and extremely difficult .

    At the moment it feels like solitary at distance will be all we ever have , which has worked for decades but it has now a touch of loneliness that only comes if you let your guard down . I would love Jo to not have to be in that remote space like R was for so so long ?

    Hormones are driving this I think and fatigue due to sleeping with ears finely tuned as safety is always in question here now ? Even little dog is in the listening mode at all times , hypervigilant ?

    Want to be happy and throwing the cosmic love around freely !!! Thats what we do ❤❤❤❤

    Come in and say hi !!!❤❤❤

    A cold April night , southeast heading , motoring steadily on Kangaroo Island / Port Fairy leg in 32 footer . Around 0200 a light ssw breeze arrived , made it a bit sloppy and some spray was happening . Got caught in a big current eddy off a headland . Had to hand steer so was on deck . A double reefed main to steady . The wind , COLD . Was in v/good gear and so cold . Woolen gloves with rubber gloves over the top . I put my hand on 1 of main winches & felt body heat going out of me onto the winch . So cold ( Southern Ocean Cold ) . Never been before or after in that cold ?

    Happy day and much love and peace to every one of you . hugs & xxxx from the never never , Jo&HRS/LD ❤❤❤❤❤🐾💃🌈🌛💤☀☕🍩

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  7. Jo8049
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    16 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    0500 , clear , calm , 4° , 61% . WFTNN x .

    Happiest day available with love for everyone today from the never never .

    Cafe is mobile today , in big town 130 east of home . Coffee tea chai or porridge ?

    Apologies as we cant stay . Work awaits . Have to load a bulldozer and go walkabout with it . ❤

    Much Peace and Love to all from the never never , Jo&LD xxxxx hugs , ❤❤❤❤❤❤🐾💃🌈🌛💤☀

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  8. Guest9337
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    16 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Jo, plant a garden my love, everywhere you go, throw seeds into the soil, take a million seeds with you and throw them out the window into the dusty soil.

    love dng

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  9. Jo8049
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    17 September 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    0540, clear , calm , 5.1° , 68% . WFTNN x . ❤

    Much happiness with a hint of excitement . Stay safe , xxxx hugs . ftnn ❤❤❤

    Cafe open ! We are away you just have to find us .

    dng , hi . It is interesting you should mention sewing seeds . I try in my travels to leave happiness & positivity in place of other negative things . Seeds if you will and fate & time then I suspect decide the rest ?

    How are you going ? Has the spring approaching warmed your world noticeably ? Have a safe happy day , hugs ftnn . ❤❤❤

    Friday again , Muffin day for S and not quite sure what is in store for us . Camped outside ( about 4 km ) big town 130 east of home . Same place as Wednesday night . Yesterday did a job out of there and in stead of going home came back here as have appointment at 0900 here . Then a bit more easting as meeting a friend in another biggish town & going to camp near there on Saturday night . Staying away from home as it is feeling quite uncomfortable at present after the incident a couple of weeks ago ? Sad but true that !

    Much love to all , and peace and happiness for everyone always , from the never never , hugs xxxx , Jo&LD ❤❤❤❤❤❤🐾💃🌈🌛☀

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  10. Guest9337
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    17 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Hi Jo,

    Spring has indeed warmed the house somewhat, though i see we have some cold days forecasted.

    I have again been in the garden tilling the soil ready for some plantings ahead.

    love dng.

  11. Jo8049
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    18 September 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    0407 , clear , northerly 8 knts , 15.2° , 86% . WFTNN x . ❤

    As always we wish you all the best possible day you can have filled with tranquil energy love and happiness , hugs & stay safe , ftnn , ❤ ❤❤

    LD is hiding now as she had all her hair cut off and now she must wear a jumper , specially at night as her insulation is gone . She will be the wait person , please be nice to her as she resembles a rat for now ! Hot drinks and porridge or eggs on chilli suppressor salami & bread or toast ? ❤❤❤

    Hello dng , tilling the soil sounds good , I remember as a child where I grew up for a bit you could get the shovel and dig , and big shovelfuls of dirt easily lifted and flipped could be easily broken up . It is not like that in the never never . I dug 4 holes for a carport a few years ago , 800 deep and 300 round . A crow bar and post hole shovel were used . Wet the ground , let it soak for many hours and use crow bar and dig . About 50 mm if lucky at a time usualy 20 to 25 mm if you were lucky . Temps in the day in 40's . 10 days to do !!! I had a petrol rotary hoe for a while but it was little use , went to a good home .

    What are you going to plant ? Will they be pretty or edible or both ?

    Take care and stay safe , us ftnn .

    Wind blowing and Mr A is rocking , feels cold but is not as cold as winter now .

    Peace & Love from the never never as day races toward us from the east . Jo&HRS/LD ❤❤❤❤❤❤🐾💃🌈🌛💤☀

  12. Jo8049
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    19 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    0322, overcast , se 4 to 5 knts , 62% . WFTNN x . ❤

    Warm calm comfortable day with joyous hearts , ftnn hugs ❤❤❤❤

    LD is still sleeping which is good , our TRC mobile cafe is open . Coffee , tea & Chai for S & others who want . Toast & orange marmalade ? Yum ! Porridge or eggs ? Even have bacon today ! ❤❤

    Come in for a chat a bite or whatever we have to drink . This morning we are just south of a town that is almost half way from home to Brisbane . A nice change from home to . Being a gypsy soul we enjoy a bit of change from time to time . ❤

    Last night we had a eye fillet cooked on the fire and that was delicious . I have been not eating much red meat and had , though a small serve to much , in one serve . Very rich , I will halve the 2 remaining ones when I use them in a couple of days . With the steak was some frozen peas , corn and carrot . A bit of pepper & salt and a sprinkle of cumin on the meat . A very simple but satisfying meal . No leftovers speaks for itself . So much want the lockdowns to be gone and some form of normality to prevail . All of us are losing something from this and yes some more than others , our hearts go out so much to you folk doing it so hard . We are always thinking of you and are wishing hard for us all to have a resolve that returns us to as near normal as possible as quickly as possible .

    So much love care and concern for everyone in Aus and on the planet from the never never , xxxxx hugs Jo& HRS/LD ❤❤❤❤❤❤🐾💃🌈🌛💤☀

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  13. Jo8049
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    20 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    0500 , 1/8 light broken cloud nearly full moon last before full , calm , 14.3° , 43% . WFTNN x . ❤

    A kind day for everyone today , hugs and love xxxx ❤❤❤

    Chai , tea or coffee . Still the cafe is mobile . LD is ready to take orders and I to cook . xxxx hugs , ❤❤❤

    Last night we were quietly talking and sitting in our chairs under a sky filled with bright moonlight . Discussing things and remembering others . A pleasant evening . LD and L with there respective owners . It was the second of two nights with company of choice for me . T my trans friend had come out for the weekend to visit . She has a Landover set up to camp in .

    I had decided rather than visit at home we could camp as home is not a safe place anymore . I have enjoyed the company and as today T will head home I suppose we should to ?

    I have woken with a heavy heart at the prospect of going back to M our home town . The sadness and underlying fear is very tangible . Perhaps we might come back here later rather than going home . ?

    This very same thing happened on the day I had to leave R after my motel stay post surgery ? I am slow to concede that home town is very toxic for me and any other like people .

    This has shown me just how people's thoughts and actions so directly affects the world around them and makes me ask the question : would folk realise how closed minded ( or would they even realise their minds were closed ) attitudes can unconsciously affect the immediate and greater world about them . This is much much bigger than I had realised ? Not just because of affect on me but holistically and globally ???

    This will require much journalling !

    So in this state of deep thought I shall wish every one of my fellow humans a heartwarming and happy day , filled with the eternal free love that abounds around us in this spectacularly beautiful world we live in . With an extremely special thanks to someone who has and will always ( I do hope )( future will in time reveal I guess ) be there as a guiding light in the night and companion on the journey of life .

    Much love & peace from the never never to all , hugs and love , Jo&HRS/LD ❤❤❤❤❤❤🐾💃🌈🌛💤☀

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  14. mmMekitty
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    21 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Hi there, Is LD sleeping?

    I'm,mmMekitty.

    I have been wandering, sulking really, when I spotted your lovely sign and those even lovelier milk cows out there.😻I'd go a saucer anytime, from anyone! Hooked on the stuff, you bet.

    Being the an omnivorous feline sort of cat, LD better guard the tail.😼.

    However, if there is no steak left, or no meat prepared at all, I'll eat those chickpea, veg & cheese fritters, on the pool table, if you don't mind.

    Thanks, Jo.

    mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mm...

    Aren't they ready yet?

  15. Jo8049
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    21 September 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    0545 , clear early light bright moon , calm , 11.2° , 60% . WFTNN x . ❤

    Most beautiful loving day with heart warming moments for everyone today . xxxx hugs ❤

    Chai coffee or tea , eggs and bacon on bread or toast , toast and orange marmalade , porridge ? LD & I will happily make you a lovely breakfast and chat to if you want .❤❤❤

    Hi mmMekitty , would you like warm milk straight from the cow ? Steak is good to , nice rib eye ! Thank you for dropping in and stay curled up by the fire as tomorrow and the next day we have frost forecast and the fire will be a good companion early in the day I feel sure . hugs ❤❤❤

    The importance of our thoughts being with everyone all the time is becoming clearer to me as these difficult days go forward . Behaviour of some it seems is becoming strange or maybe I just did not notice before ? LD and I are sending much love to everyone 24/7 and we do hope this helps a bit at least ?

    LD was in Mr A ( work car / motor home ) yesterday and she got tangled in a hem that was a bit separated on an old towel . Somehow she managed to twist it up and it was so tight around her neck that when I found her she could not draw breath . I grabbed the scissors and carefully but quickly got the scissor blade under the material and cut it off . Both she and I were in shock and she spent the afternoon on my lap and has been cuddled up to me ever since . So close , on top of events of late it shook me deeply to my roots .

    Much love peace and tranquility to all the world and happy safe days for all to from the never never , lol xxxx hugs , Jo&HRS/LD ❤❤❤❤❤❤🐾💃🌈🌛💤☀☕🍩

  16. Guest9337
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    21 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Morning Jo,

    Wife and I have lots to plant. Stock is 220 seeds at the moment. Tomatoes, capscium, corn, some natives, yes flowers. We are aiming for vegetables, fruits, flowers and medicines.

    love dng

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  17. mmMekitty
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    21 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Yes please, I do like to be toasty warm. I promise to be good so LDa can can curl up near me without any concerns. I will purr and purr...

    You are really kind, aren't you? Warm milk is so soothing, but the cows don't like my teeth.

    Hello david'n'Goliath, petting is permitted, between my ears, under my chin, and I do like a litle massage down my spine.

    to day was beautiful and clear, with a strong and chilly wind ruffling my fur.

    I spent the day in a sheltered spot under the stairs, bird watching. You know how it goes sometimes, crows and magpies. They are so smart, every fascinating one of them.

    In the last few days I have heard the gekkos again, sporadically chirruping, but , before you know it, it will seem like they are everywhere.

    Swish swish, my tail is a pendulum, or a periscope! (It's my imagination, so it is what I say it is.)

    mmmm mmmm whole rib eye;😻I think I love you..mmmm mmmmm

    Garden for me, too? Usually not how things go, but hey, if you are happy to leave room for digging, or a spot of catnip, I won't damage too much.

    Can we have a chook house? I love stalking chooks!

    mmmm mmmm mmmwhy, my brain is like a butterfly, I spy with my little eye, something beginning with the 🌕.

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  18. Jo8049
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    22 September 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    0313 , clear bright moon only bright stars , calm as , 3.2° , 13% . WFTNN x . ❤

    A warm day out of the cold wind from yesterday , happy hearts and soul food for everybody xxxxx hugs , ftnn ❤❤❤

    LD touched me all night , I was glad of that , we matter very much to each other and that near loss wont ever be forgotten ❤❤❤.

    She is wait person and I am galley slave today . We have a modest fire going as it is quite cool . Hot drinks and whatever is in cupboards . At home today and some of tomorrow , Thursday night away . lol and drop in for a chat . Bowl of milk with an egg in it for you mmmmMekitty ? ❤❤❤

    dng hello ! Like the thought and sound of the food & native plants . Medicine plants are so fascinating to . Will be time to prepare the ground now I imagine ? Am not a gardener , up until covid I was away a lot so things that could survive without me could stay and what couldn't left ? Our wanderings ( work ) could take us away for 3 months or more .

    Was waiting on Arnhamland side of Ropper Bar crossing in NT ( 2014 ) for truck to catch up on our way back out to get another machine to bring back in from a job about 110 km into A/land .

    An old Aboriginal man came to chat with me and we had a long talk about many things . One was the use ( medicinal ) of the plants and foliage all around us . Amazing stuff , and also amazing was how the indigenous folk out there fit in so comfortably to the environment around them . Really beautiful and gave me a window to look through to their world and a good deal more understanding of it and how it works . A truly symbiotic relationship , and very beautiful one .

    D ( telstra low loader driver ) & I ( &LD ) had a few camp sites out there and one was on top of a hill , you could put your hand in the air and it was amongst the stars , WOW moment . Skyreach we called it ❤❤❤

    Hi mmmmMekitty , I to enjoy Magpies and crows , & all birds really . Warm day for you and hit the fly's with your tail , hugs ❤❤❤

    New day , new light , new air new feelings ❤❤❤ , peace love acceptance & tranquillity for all the world , much love , from the never never , Jo&HRS/LD ❤❤❤❤❤🐾💃🌈🌛💤☀🍫🌠

  19. mmMekitty
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    23 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Jo, mmM feeling pampered. Egg make coat shine or itchy? I cannot recall, but they are so gooey, (soft please), still have the taste on my lips hours later.

    I was dreaming of all my favourite foods all laid out on a really long window sill. I had to walk from one end to the other eating as I went. & here is, I suspect, not everything on the window sill:

    🥚🧀 🥛 🥩🍝🐛🦋🌿🍦🦑🥛🥕🐁🦃🦎🐽🐓🌽🥤🍰🧆🥛🍢🍹🥬🧄🍮🍓🦗 🦡🦆🧩🐢🥛🐟🥟🍎🍪🐌🥛🎀🍔🧁🍌🥛🌭🐿🥦🍕🐇💐🥛🍏🥛🥥🥓🥗🌰🖍🍍🥡🦝🍊🦪🐞🍋🐍❄🦔🐠🥛🥧🍖🧶🍿🍡🍜🐸🐙🥛🍱🐡🦘🐊🐹📦& I didn't even stop to check the address!

    Love you, LD.

    So, tonight, mmM hunt down where flies sleep, swat them to knock them out, then I can train them for my latest hobby: mmMekitty's Flying Circus🎪

    🍨+🕷 when I return?

  20. Jo8049
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    23 September 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    0515 , clear small bright waning moon bright stars only , totally calm , 0.7° , 10% . WFTNN x . ❤

    Happiest uncomplicated day for everyone today . hugs xxxx ftnn ❤❤❤

    At home cafe today but mobile tomorrow , LD can cook today , the wind has gone so verandah doors can open later , The usual hot drinks and eggs fried or Benedict 🍳☕ or cereals and even porridge if you like , ❤❤❤ hugs xxxx

    Hello & welcome to all who drop by . Stay & chat , coffee ? It is a long day when quiet here , LD will sleep so I must not ? Lol ❤❤❤

    Hello mmMekitty , hugs and pats . ( dont tell LD ) Can fleas & flies perform together ? We are going to town together today later on so you can run the cafe , please dont eat the lizards though ! I will get you a treat , be home later tomorrow . ❤❤❤

    It is my hope that all those that felt the earthquake in Victoria and surrounds were not to on edge last night when bed time arrived . Much care and love for you all xxxx hugs ❤❤❤ Also everyone else in lockdowns much care and love for you all to , always thinking of everyone ❤❤❤ xxxx hugs !

    Bit late again today , was stupid"o"clock yesterday and a bit tired from that still . ( full moon stuff . was 21/9/21 ) be gone in a few more days ? Muffin day tomorrow 🍩☕🍫

    Another new day , new light , new thought and new love to scatter everywhere as we pass through ❤❤❤❤ , hugs & xxxx from the never never , love Jo&HRS/LD 💤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤🐾💃🌈🌛💤☀

  21. Guest9337
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    23 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049
    Hi Jo, Sure is time to prepare the soil.
     
    I am glad you can talk with a local Elder, I am trying to learn to the story of the mingka bird.
     
    I think they do not want to tell the tale, maybe for a good reason I am not aware of.
     
    I have a picture of the god Bila too.
     
    Love dng
  22. mmMekitty
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    23 September 2021 in reply to Guest9337
    Hi GnD, Jo puts me in charge and already I have let you go hungry for 12 hours. So, can I get you a sandwich, liver maybe? Sounds good to me, but hey, everyone has their own tastes. Or maybe you want the whole Enchilada by now?
    Uh, if you eat the liver, do I still get the treat Jo promised?
    Have you got any spare fleas? I already checked LD – perfectly clean!
    mmMekitty
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  23. mmMekitty
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    25 September 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    Slow night, very quiet, low fire, I'll do some dusting, swish, swish, my tail will never fail.

    sigh, either there are no bodies here, or they are hiding really good.

    I put a big pot of stew on the back burner, so if anyone comes in, just help yourselves.

    I have a tip about a set of⭕s and a pair of toy🚲I could have for mmMekitty's Flying Circus,🎪.

    I'll try to be quick, but negotiations are hungry work.

  24. Jo8049
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    25 September 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    0400 , clear sky full of sparkling jewels , calm not a leaf out of place , 10.3°, 13% . WFTNN x . ❤

    A positive day with love and soul food , good memories also xxxxx hugs ( if wanted or needed ) . ❤❤❤❤ ftnn .

    Cafe is maned all day and night now , ❤ that xxx . Dont forget timesheets please , Pay is in whatever you wish , food , money , kindness or whatever you wish .

    Hot & cold drinks & mmMekitty's stew . Yum . After LD & mmMekitty finish chasing each other I will clean up then cook ? ❤❤❤

    Hello all , dng & mmMekitty you both keep late or all hours . Do you sleep ? I sleep but usually early to middle of night . This change of season has knocked me about a bit and last couple of months has been big to , some simply amazing and some at the other end of the spectrum . " Such is life " .

    Many things which are interesting and badly needed are starting to happen in my area of late . In the town 130 east there is progress in creating safe space and visibility for gender diverse folk . We are slowly giving our people some normality in the society out here . Depending on what your diversity is , will dictate what century the societal understanding is based on ?( for me is 17 or 1800's ) This of course is meaning there is a huge amount of work to be done ? We will chip away at it relentlessly and pave the road for those behind us . Much to be done .

    Much Peace and Love to you all , care love and thoughts for all in southern states , hugs and xxxx from the never never , Jo&HRS/LD ❤❤❤❤❤🐾💃🌈🌠🌠🌠

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  25. mmMekitty
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    25 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Hey Jo,

    I am thrilled things are happening in your area.

    I just about tore my fur out when that plebiscite was on. I didn't understand, why not just amend laws to be more inclusive, Why am I having to ask and obtain approval to marry anyone, from a whole nation of people, when others don't? I resented the whole thing. & I don't even want to marry someone, so how offensive for those who do?

    How hard the struggle has been for recognition, let alone acceptance and inclusion. I can recall when the goal was for 'tolerance', like when, if you would plese put up with my existence, we just might be able to be in a room together.

    I am glad people demand more than that. As one of the horrible ads for make-up says, "you're worth it" (no, you don't need make-up to have self-worth!)

    Sorry for all the foot prints LD and I made. It was so good LD was up and running around, I could not resist. Rename 'the Flash'?

    How's my brewed stew? Can I add some fish heads to it now?

    I need to scout around for mice. That's just something we cats do. Shall I keep you informed? Or simply not let you see any?

    I'm so glad when people accept me, 'cause it really sucks when I am treated as a pest. After we were introduced into this land, we are to be persecuted, as if it was our fault being here, being what we naturally are, doing what we naturally do?

    Still, I have value. Gorgeous or not, my life is of value. Gorgeous is a bonus!

    sing: .🎵"I am what I am, & what I am needs no excuses...🎶"

    mmMekitty🐈&🏳‍🌈tied to tail, swish, swish...

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  26. Jo8049
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    26 September 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    0600 , clear daylight , calm ( the last of the NT & Mt Isa road trains straggling through )( mostly cow taxi's now ) , 10.1° , 18% . WFTNN x . ❤

    Buckets of care for everyone and especially lockdown states , and road trains of love radiating out in all directions from here for you all , hugs & xxxx ❤❤❤❤

    Hello all who visit , stop for a chat , LD & mmMekitty are racing about playing chasey , hot drinks as always and cooked or raw ( fish or liver for mmMekitty ) veg & fruit etc ❤❤❤

    Hi mmMekitty , thank you for last post , it was a perrrrfect bullseye for me this morning

    Have been journaling a lot in bursts lately and yesterday was no exception . In between the great things that are going on in our very widespread community there are very long gaps and the isolation is deafening . There is an opportunity for the waves of dark to flow in at these alone times . They can be accompanied by many tears sometimes and seem incomprehensibly stupid when in company but bite like hell when alone .

    I am trying very hard to unlearn old emotional patterns from old life and keep needed bits etc . This is proving incredibly difficult and getting the sorting of the jigsaw right is at this time extremely difficult to work out the bits needed and those to ditch .

    All is quiet across the road but history tells me that wont last ? ( ice ) . This has myself and LD on tenterhooks the whole time and being that this is home and was,once an ok little town but not now is wearing me down .

    Fatigue means questioning myself on all levels and you know the rest .

    I love your last post and as you can see it is about just being and celebrating ones self . I have never been unsure of Jo but am shy out here and don't trust people who are still living in the seventeen hundreds !

    Apologies for rant but it feels better , thank you for listening mmMekitty ❤❤❤

    A big juicy chunk of fresh tuna here for you , I want some to with wasabi and sweet soy , yum !!!!!

    Much care love and peace to all out there , hugs ( if wanted or required ) , from the never never , Jo&HRS/LD ❤❤❤❤❤❤🐾💃🌈🌛💤☀🌠🌠

  27. mmMekitty
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    26 September 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Hi Jo, (would you explain 'HRS'/LD?

    & look what the cat dragged in this morning! You will never guess, I found a trampoline. It works too! Where can I put it?

    You can have all the wasabi, Jo. That can't be good for cats. (Not to mention all the other things I eat and drink - just today!)

    I got to sleep, under the stars, earlier than I have been lately. But I woke early too. I was not happy about it, until I found the trampoline.

    Noisy as the Pride marches can be, and how uncomfortable all the noise - especially the whistles we had, it sure felt to come out as a group and hold our heads and banners high.

    Rural areas have always been more difficult for people who don't 'fit in'. The stigma and rejection, vilification and persecution makes it particularly difficult to combat, especially alone.

    It's so tough sometimes, I am just glad to have something to celebrate.

    CHEESEcake? mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmmm mmmmm (more purring required? Ah, but, I would purr for you even without CHEESEcake...) mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm .... Can I use up the rest of the character count mmmmming? Some CHEESEcake for LD mmmmm ,,,

  28. Guest9337
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    26 September 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    Greetings mmMekitty and Jo and everyone else too.

    What a lovely day in adelaide hills today, wife and i had some time at the local "bike kitchen" community gathering, took a bunch of nice photos and did a bit of canvasing locals. Showed a family of american immigrants our most significant uphill ride within 5 km of the bike kitchen.

    Those guys just flew up the hill whilst i plodded along.

    Feel a few delayed onset muscle soreness coming in. Back, thighs, rear neck. c'est la vie.

    the feline is welcome to the liver I don't like it. my lap is available putty cat, careful with ur pawing clawing though please.

    dng.

  29. mmMekitty
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    478 posts
    27 September 2021 in reply to Guest9337

    Lots of good stuff in liver, D'n'G, high in iron too.

    I'm teaching some of those mice to do acrobatics on the trampoline. I have these little wings to stick on the...what do you think? The silver glitter not too much?

    Look at li'l Aggie there! That was a full 720 with a twist, and nothing got broke.

    Say, what do you feed bikes? No, that's not a question with a punch-line to follow, though I wish it was. If anyone can come up with a punch-line, I am open to any suggestions.

    Of all the things I had not managed to learn when I was a child, it is bike riding I wish I could have learned, so you are way ahead of me. It was a problem of finding my balance on the thing. I don't stay balanced on half my paws without tipping and swaying, and reaching for a wall, or something.

    But here, you just roll over and I will walk all over you...😸

    Oh what? It's been nearly five minutes since I wanted something to eat. Hmm, let's see... Ah! I found some crumbed squid. You ever wonder why I would like seafood? I mean, I don't like getting all soggy with water, so why would I be out there catching fish, when there's perfectly good food on dry land?

    won't be but a few more minutes, D'n'G, or would you prefer LD massaging your aching muscles?

    I've reminded myself of Chris Williamson, Judy Small, and Fred Small, no relation, just two good singer/musicians I had listened to in the mid to late 80's.

    I like the song 'Lullabye' by Cris Williamson. I'll try to sing it for you, all of yu.

    "Like a ship in the harbor,
    Like a mother and child,
    Like a light in the darkness,
    I'll hold you awhile.
    We'll rock on the water.
    I'll cradle you deep
    And hold you while angels
    Sing you to sleep..."

    (& repeats & we all join in for another repeat) You can find on YouTube.

    mmmmm 🙀, but feeling more content than I have for months.

  30. Jo8049
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    691 posts
    27 September 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    0330 , ( engines warm , set clock , lights on , take off power , lets go )( you tube - Dmytro Antonov is channel , my favourite )✈🛫

    Clear half moon , calm dogs barking , 13.1° , 10% . WFTNN x .❤

    May your day be the happiest one available , with kindness and love xxxx hugs , ftnn ❤❤❤

    Cafe is open with a trampoline and acrobatic mice ( with glittery wings ) . Chai tea and coffee , and for me perhaps porridge & honey ? LD will show you what we have in cupboard ? ❤❤❤

    Hello all , dng and mmMekitty , you both have been busy ! dng I would have lost my hill climbing endurance these days as,it is flat out here . Easy to do k's if wind is not to strong though . My trike has been on rollers now for quite a few years , does quite a lot of easy k's . I miss the camaraderie of like folk in bigger towns to . ❤❤❤

    mmMekitty you to have been busy . How are the mice training up ? Did the fleas meet any expectations ? I shall look up that song by Chris Williamson ! Beautiful words ❤.

    Thanks to you both very much , brought some smiles here . ( much better than a tear ❤ )

    As I said yesterday I think , most of the weekend has been journaling . Need a new book this week . Times like these make you appreciate that others have such full lives and here the clock ticks on as it always has and will , I expect ? Sometimes I do wonder what it is all about ?

    Have a look at you tube channel at the top , these,are all filmed by one of Antonov family , they fly the biggest aeroplanes in the world . They talk in Ukrainian so dont understand that part , but the rest is universal . Been watching them for ages , like family . ❤❤❤

    Much love and peace to the world , hugs and xxxx from the never never , Jo& Her Royal Smallness , Little Dog xxxx ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤🐾🐾💃🌈🌠🌠🌠🛫💤🌛☀

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