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  1. Lillylane
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    1 October 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Lots of hugs, Jo. Look forward to seeing you here on your return xx

    Thank you for everything you bring to the the forums :)

    We’ll have your brekkie and chai ready.

    Love, LL

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    1 October 2021 in reply to Lillylane

    Good morning everyone!

    What's everyone up to today? It's a warm beautiful sunny day here today. We had some rain this week so my rain dance worked lol!
    I washed my water tank down of all the dust and spider's webs and it looks grand lol.

    Just another day in lock down.
    Will go for a walk around my property with my leaf blower.... again.

    PLENTY of freshly laid eggs from my girls in any recipe you choose.

    Hope you can find moments of peace and calm, JOY would be good too,
    Love EMxxxx

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    1 October 2021 in reply to ecomama

    Hi Em,

    Im also in lockdown. Same weather here as well. Just been sitting on the couch trying to think of something to do

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    2 October 2021 in reply to monkey_magic

    Good morning everyone in the BB Cafe!

    I woke at 4am, had 8h sleep so that's great lol. my laptop says it's 10C but I think it's stuck on that temp lol.
    Calm night. We had lots of rain last night, so I'm happy my tanks have more water.

    Hey monkey! Did you find something to do yesterday? Juicing perhaps? Gosh my chooks would love those fruit scraps, so would my compost heaps!

    I need to finish off a Course I'm avoiding. It's so boring but I signed up for it 6 months ago, so it's all my fault lol!

    I need to get work uniforms washed and dried for the kid's shifts today, so better get onto it.

    Have a great day everyone!

    Love EMxxxx

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  5. Jo8049
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    2 October 2021 in reply to ecomama

    0515 , sparkling sky , calm so quiet , 9° , 31% . WFTNN , x ❤️

    Happiness for everyone always , huggles xxxx ❤️❤️❤️

    Chai tea and coffee ? Breaky could be egg Benedict ( only 1 left ) or something else ? LD will tell you what's here ? ❤️

    Welcome all that read , say hi if you feel like it some time xxxx

    Thanks everyone ❤️❤️❤️ . Truly is a lovely space , mmmmm hugs !

    Hi monkey , hugs and hope your all good xxxx .

    LL & EM ❤️. Both of you , how are you ?

    LL is all well and going in the right direction ? I do hope that is so . Much love from the never never to you , huggles to ❤️🌠

    EM how are you going to , sounds very busy , how is youngest daughter going now ? These diverse journeys have many hidden bits that can be totally unexpected ? Finish the course then game over on that one . Huggles and much love to you from the never never ❤️ 🌠

    Amber & Matchy hi and much love to you both xxxx hugs ( if wanted or required ) ❤️❤️❤️🌠🌠

    There is a little trucking story in TRC today and I have a big drive today so will go now but will pop in tomorrow . Been a very tiring few weeks + for me . Thank you all special people xxxxx hugs ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    New day , new happiness , to Al from the never never . Hugs xxxx Jo&LD ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🐾💃🌈🌛💤☀️

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  6. ecomama
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    3 October 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Hey everyone, hope you're all doing fine today?

    Hey Jojo, nice to see you back here with us. We missed you! hahaha.

    Thankyou for asking after me and my youngest daughter. We had some emotional, deep conversations and things are so much lighter and happier between us now. THANKYOU for listening. Hugs back!
    I was just honest. I've always told my kids I don't pretend to know everything and I really appreciate them pulling me up if I've said 'the wrong thing'. I warned youngest d that I probably WILL say the wrong things in the future too and I pre-apologise and hope she knows that it's not my intention to hurt her or anyone of her friends.

    Apparently it was nothing to do with me - go figure!
    Just her confusion and wondering where she fits in with her new friends group.
    My Counsellor is back and pulled me up on one thing, so I apologised to D and she gracefully accepted my apology lol.

    She told me tonight that she doesn't want to have a baby. I said that's OKAY! Heavens she's only at school, why is she worried about that? She said "Society expects me to"... ahhh here we go again. Back to the who gives a hoot what 'society expects', who is this mystical "society" anyway lol!

    Yeah always busy here. Enjoying some time out on the forums before a hard work week coming up. Need to finish a Course tomorrow yuck lol.

    Feeling pretty good actually.

    Hope things resolve very quickly for you Jojo!

    Sure, plenty of Eggs here! Cooked any way you want lol. Orders UP!

    I'm loving some decaf coffee with cream some mornings. Nice!

    Oh and here comes the RAIN! YAY!
    Love getting my tanks filled up :-)

    Hope everyone can find moments of peace, happiness and support on the forums.
    Love EMxxxx

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  7. Jo8049
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    3 October 2021 in reply to ecomama

    0622 , clear , Northerly 9 gusting 10 knts , 20.5° , 30% . Weather from the not so never never 🧡

    A kind respectful loving day for everyone today , hugs & love from the not so never never ❤️❤️❤️

    Chai tea and coffee ☕ . Oysters Kilpatrick EM ? Caesar salad perhaps ? Whatever we can find we share , LD can go and check the cupboards , then take orders . ❤️❤️❤️

    Hello all , happy public holiday to . Still thinking of all suffering in lockdown but I suspect that it is well better than the alternative ???

    EM , I am so glad you have D back in a place where you can wrap your wings around her and comfort and heal where necessary . That is so good to hear . Being in a minority group ( visible or not ) is quite different to how you imagine it will be before you are in there ? Much love ❤️❤️❤️

    Am away now for most if not all of this week 😉 . At friend's place on top of the hill just west of Brisvagas . Will head down the hill tomorrow I think and catch up with people before heading home . ( Only if no lockdown is imminent for the Bris bit ) . 💃

    Will head off now , and thank you all for so much kindness and support xxxxx

    Mountains of love and kindness for everyone 💗 , xxxxx hugs from the not so never never xxxxx huggles , Jo&HRS/LD ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🐾💃🌈🌛💤☀️

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  8. ecomama
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    4 October 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Hahaha Kilpatrick is the ONLY way I can eat oysters lol. Not for brekky tho!

    Hey Jojo and everyone!
    I'm sure now that my work laptop is STUCK on 10C lol. oh whatever.

    Thanks for your kind words re: Yvette (not her real name lol). She's my baby girl and as sweet as they can get.
    I've noticed a far nicer openness to "coming out" and just being who you are in her generation. She even describes some of her friends as "neurodiverse", they've got all the words down pat and I'm so proud of them!

    I have a LOT to learn and am willing to learn whatever they're willing to teach me. They're kind and patient (most of the time). It's beautiful.
    Yvette even said she never needed to "come out" because she never needed to be in the closet to begin with.
    Lol GOOD!

    I hope you have a safe trip to Brisvegas lol!! What a name for it. Crikeys my BF wants us to get married when I go over there next, I'm always thinking he's going to book something in Vegas but it's too corny! Monterey Beach is his first choice.

    Hugs for you and LD.
    Come back soon!

    What's everyone ordering or bringing to the BB Cafe today?

    I LOVED an awesome Rocquette salad I had at a Restaurant in Yulara (near Uluru). Simply lots of rocquette, some olive oil and shaved parmesan YUM!!
    Looking forward to growing fields of rocquette very soon in my garden.

    Have a beautiful day lovely peeps, thinking of you all
    Love EMxxxx

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  9. Jo8049
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    8 October 2021 in reply to ecomama

    0635 , low cloud 50% , city noise ( Brisvagas ) , 19.9° , 84% . Weather from the big smoke x . ❤️

    Happiest day ever for everyone , with kindness and warm hugs . WFTBS ❤️❤️❤️

    Cafe door was ajar so I snuck in and all is clean and running . LD is impersonating Yoda and taking orders . Watch the walking stick ! Chai & muffins special today ! Coffee tea etc , and breaky special is soft poached eggs on toast on grated tasty cheese and avocado mash ! ❤️

    Welcome all and hello to all my special regular readers here ❤️ , I am so apologetic that I have been away but that is life . In this world we all need each other, sometimes more than others . I have been in one of those spots in life where you have to work some things out and for me to relearn responses and patterns , as well as recognise what I am in or approaching and what my perception and responses are as opposed to what I would like them to be ? Still a work in progress , getting there though I do hope , baby steps !!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Bye for now and so much love admiration and thank you all . Just come in and help yourself if no one around ❤️ . Will leave the light on .

    Peace , love and kindness with many hugs , ftbs Jo&LD ( the ratweiler ) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🐾💗🌈🌛💤☀️🧡

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  10. ecomama
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    9 October 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Good morning everyone in the BB Cafe today!

    Hope you're ordering anything you'd like to eat and drink, share about any topic you like! Cafe's open to chat away lovely peeps...

    Hey Jojo, so nice to see you back.

    Funny you mentioned we all need other people, we do!
    We're tribal in nature and as Brene Brown says we're 'hardwired for connection' - we SO are.
    I had a similar talk with one son yesterday who gets so disappointed when he needs any of us lol.
    He'd lost his atm card so was borrowing another sibling's card... then needed to use mine until his new one arrived...
    Then had an accident on a sleep road that had eroded with lots of sand, sticks and rocks on it.
    Even our mechanic was 😳 at the damage... not a good sign lol.
    Then he found only a rock in there somewhere and it cost $80 for the repairs - phew!

    The BB forums are a great place to practice our IRL reaching out for connection.
    Here you will most often find warmth, acceptance and understanding.

    Hopefully, over time, you will experience that same warmth and kindness in some IRL relationships when you do reach out.

    Love to all
    EMxxxx

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  11. randomx
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    9 October 2021

    Welll , it looks like everyone else has a life but me tonight, damn.

    Suppose l could always try sleeping again.

    rx

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  12. ecomama
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    9 October 2021 in reply to randomx

    Good morning everyone!

    WARM day here today, hope you can all enjoy moments of your day at least!

    Hey rx, MATE!! I was laid up in bed with a horrible back injury lol! The kids heated up frozen dinners as I couldn't cook and we're still in our loverly lock down lol.... I could grumble more but it won't get anyone anywhere listening to it all lol.

    Are you still thinking of selling house and moving?
    Do you plan to do any house improvements before then?

    Take care and see you round the forums good buddy!

    Love EMxxxx

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  13. ecomama
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    13 October 2021

    Hey everyone in the BB Cafe,

    What's everyone up to?

    We're in rainy and cold weather today :-)

    PLENTY of whatever you'd like to eat and drink.

    Love EMxxxx

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    13 October 2021 in reply to ecomama

    Hey EM! Hi all at the Cafe,

    Cold and rainy here too. Definitely hot chocolate weather. Hope your back is feeling better soon!

    Looking after some silkworms for a friend, and they are so fascinating! You can actually hear them munching on leaves. They only eat mulberry leaves and even their poop droppings look like teeny tiny little mulberries!!

    How have your chickens been going?

    LL

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    15 October 2021 in reply to Lillylane

    Good morning everyone in the BB Cafe!

    I'm having actual coffee with cream this morning (left over from what I had to buy my hard wearing Handyman lol)... it's yummy :-)
    Might fry up some Halloumi, bacon, tomatoes and poach some eggs for a big brunch.

    Taking orders!

    Hey Lilly!

    Omg silk worms are so fun... bringing back so many memories now lol. They get so BIG, it's like they have personality!

    Fancy being able to hear them munch lol, that's gorgeous. Are your girls enjoying them too?

    Well there you go, LOTS of manure for your garden lol... I'll pop over to the Gardening Thread because I think you posted over there too :-)

    My chickens are doing okay :-) They're not as happy in their coop as they were being able to free range.
    But they're safe and that's the major point of it all. Once my boundary fence has been replaced, I'll be able to let them out at times and that'll improve their mental health lol.

    It's a BEAUTIFUL day today. We had lots of rain this week which was very welcomed! I can see tufts of grass popping up everywhere which is so sweet!
    Tanks are full so I'm one happy mama lol.

    I'm being a little bit "fanceee" by cleaning, tidying and rearranging things to mimic my favourite Interior Designers designs... it's so fun. Bit of a headache too wondering WHERE to put excess stuff but all over fun.

    Hope everyone can find something soothing, happy or fancee to do today :-)

    Love EMxxxx

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    16 October 2021 in reply to ecomama

    Hi All!!

    EM how are u enjoying Ur sun shiney day?

    We all need a bit of sun these days, to keep hope!!

    Today it is ice old here, I'm watching ppl walk in their puffer jacket and hoodies. So Melbourne. Changing temperature all the time. I'm cosying up and enjoying it. Hope u enjoyed some hot coco Lilylane! How's everyone's weekend kicking off? Enjoy sun if it's smiling on u!

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  17. Jo8049
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    16 October 2021 in reply to ecomama

    0634 , Clear sky , 3knt Northerly , 8.5° , 88% . WF 130 east of NN . x ❤️

    Hi everyone , happiest day with lashings of love and many hugs xxxxxxx huggles , from LD&me ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Apologies for dropping the ball , taking longer than I thought to find things ???

    Eco & LL , hi , that brunch sounds nice , could use some of that . Silk worms , takes me back to .❤️❤️💜

    Back soon , mountains of love and hugs xxxxxxx cuddles to , Jo&HRS/LD FTNN ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💜🧡💖🐾💃🌈🌛💤☀️

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    17 October 2021 in reply to Jo8049
    Hey all,

    Yeah we had to give the silkworms back and I miss them already. Gave them all names... no, not really. There were more than a dozen of them. Yeah EM, the girls would go check on their box through the day and you never really get tired of watching them eat leaves and make cocoons.

    Sleepy, it’s been weird spring weather here too - hot one day, then freezing the next morning. Some storms lately - usually we don’t get much rain from those, but this time got a good downpour.

    Wishing you all a good day x

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    17 October 2021 in reply to ecomama
    hey! I think that grumbling can be OK. For example, I was on the receiving end from a person who told me to check her email address because she was not receiving weekly emails from the office. This person was sure the fault was at my end. When I went to check, the problem was nothing to do with an wrong email address, it was the fact that she had unsubscribed! I won't tell her that because she won't believe me. Besides someone else will have that fun task. And I did take a photo of the screen to prove she unsub'ed. This sort of thing really irritate me - rather than asking me to check it out, it comes out as a command to be done!
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    17 October 2021 in reply to smallwolf

    Hi Everyone...New members/posters are always welcome!

    The Beyond Blue Cafe is a friendly place to say hello without getting involved with mental health issues

    my kind thoughts

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  21. randomx
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    17 October 2021 in reply to ecomama

    Hope everyone's doin ok.

    How's the back em , on the mend with a bit of luck hopefully .

    No news , good news right , dog tired , might even sleep tonight.

    rx

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    17 October 2021 in reply to randomx

    0512 , light cloud , SE 4knts , 15.5° , 55% . WFTNN X . ❤️

    Warm welcoming safe day for all , hugs FTNN ❤️❤️❤️

    chai coffee and tea ? Egg and bacon sandwiches today ?

    Hi everyone , I hope those of you in the south are ok and able to cope . Am sending love to you all ❤️.

    Mountains of love hugs and kindness for everyone FTNN , hugs Jo&LD ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🐾💃🌈🌛💤☀️💖

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    Hey everyone in the BB Cafe, love and happy energy FLYING out to you all right now lol....

    CHAI PLEASE! Sure an egg and bacon sanger too why not :-)

    Sunshiny weather here today, yeah Sleepy and LL, the Spring weather sure has been extreme. Some days it's been like 4 seasons in one - ok minus Autumn lol.... cold then HOT then chilly and windy then HOT... okay!

    Smallwolf, sure have a whinge! We're listening. Pretty weird how some people jump to blaming others instead of ASKING QUESTIONS.... so instead of saying hey you're the blame (lol), they could ask "Do you think you could help me work this problem out?"

    So much less confronting.

    Hey RX, my back is as BRILLIANT as it will ever be lol. I'm doing much better now, thanks so much for asking.

    Sleeps I'm getting out there in my garden as much as humanly possible lol. I'm SO PROUD of myself bec today I actually put my new electric lawn mower together!! Well it's not "new" - eeek - it's been sitting over there < for="" about="" 3="" months="" lol.="">
    I needed some encouragement but today I did it, so proud.

    Hope you have each moments of wonderfulness today.

    Love EMxxxx

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    Morning All,

    Best wishes for a good day today,

    LL

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    18 October 2021 in reply to Lillylane

    0533 , mostly clear , calm , 11.6° , 92% . WFTNN ( 130 east of home , ) x . ❤️

    May love happiness and beauty surround you all day and forever ❤️❤️❤️

    Chai coffee or tea ? Toast with fresh strawberry jam or sour orange marmalade ? Tell LD and we will see if we can do it ?

    Hi everyone , just a quick one today .

    EM , your garden is sounding so majestic and I wonder if my vision in my mind does it justice . Congratulations on the electric mower to . Happy day ❤️ hugs !

    Hi LL , are you ok now and in a happy place all round . I do hope so ❤️ hugs for you to !

    In fact , hugs for everybody ( if wanted or needed ) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.

    Much love to all FTNN ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🐾💃🌈🌛💤☀️

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    19 October 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Hello everyone, hope you're doing well!

    Good morning our wonderful LillyPilly.... hope you're doing well too :-)

    Hi Jojo! So nice to have you back. That's ALOTTA love you're sending out to us all. THANKS hahaha.

    Ummm not sure if I'd call my garden 'majestic' lol, no. Slowly but surely with a trillion hours invested (YEAH LITERALLY lol), there are sweet spaces forming pretty much organically. Like I have an idea then just work with the spot and almost let it lead me.

    One sweet space is in front of the outdoor pizza oven, we all hand made it. Mother Nature has put sweet little native violets growing in a carpet in the 'courtyard' in front of it.
    Shelll inspired me to put a very old half wine barrel there and it looks great!
    It's only half full of soil atm lol but eventually will have propagated Rosemary I think.

    LD MADE SCONES! What an amazing chef you have there Jo!
    Cream and any type of jam for me please LD.
    Chai for sure too thanks!

    It rained this afternoon after a really hot morning. I like days like these, mixing it up!
    After work I cleaned the windows in the loungeroom and got busy cleaning the balcony.
    Now EVERYTHING's a mess hahaha.

    Yvette's having some friends over next week after everyone's been vaxed, so I've been trying to pretty up the place and she's really happy with my work hahaha.

    May everyone find moments of peace and happiness in their day today.
    Love EMxxxx

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    19 October 2021 in reply to Jo8049

    Good evening Everyone!🌛

    I'm new here

    Chai Latte and toast with strawberry jam, please! 🙂it's getting warmer recently

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    19 October 2021 in reply to On The Road
    I feel low, at another night... Hope everyone having a good night
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    19 October 2021 in reply to On The Road

    Hi On The Road! A warm welcome to the cafe!

    I’m sorry you’re feeling low. Night time can be particularly tricky - I hear you.
    Hope you feel comfortable, in your own time, to chat if you would like to. I know there will be kind and supportive people welcoming you here.

    Hope you’re able to have some good sleep. I think chai lattes are popular around here.

    Lillylane

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  30. Jo8049
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    19 October 2021 in reply to Lillylane

    0854 , Just popping in to WELCOME On the Road & hi to our beautiful friends here . Will be back later , hopefully today .

    Happy safe day all , mountains of love & hugs from the never never ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💜💖💕🐾💃🌈🧡

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