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Sophie_M Welcome to the BB Social Zone - guidelines for posting in this section
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Hi everyone, This section of the forum is a little different to the others, as you may have noticed in looking around the threads. Elsewhere on the forums, we discuss some pretty heavy topics: mental health issues, thoughts of suicide, trauma, abuse,... View more

Hi everyone, This section of the forum is a little different to the others, as you may have noticed in looking around the threads. Elsewhere on the forums, we discuss some pretty heavy topics: mental health issues, thoughts of suicide, trauma, abuse, relationship breakdowns. Here is the place to come to get away from that and have a bit of fun. Distraction can be an important tool to draw on if you're finding yourself overwhelmed by distressing thoughts and feelings. As this is a section for respite from difficult topics, we will remove posts made in this section that attempt to discuss personal issues. Please use a support thread in the appropriate section for these discussions. Happy posting!

Kazzl The BB cafe
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The BB cafe is open for business! Welcome all to a new chill and chat place for everyone on the forum. The BB cafe is whatever you want it to be. There are comfy sofas, tables and chairs, coffee machines, a kitchen stocked with everything. There's a ... View more

The BB cafe is open for business! Welcome all to a new chill and chat place for everyone on the forum. The BB cafe is whatever you want it to be. There are comfy sofas, tables and chairs, coffee machines, a kitchen stocked with everything. There's a pool outside, a bbq area, an annexe with comfy beds for a quiet sleep, tv, dvd, books and whatever else you would like to have here. Most of all, it's a place to meet friends and fellow travellers for a bit of company. Talk over problems, tell jokes, share your day, escape into a world of your making. Grab a coffee and pull up a chair ... So, with a nod to the wonderful Carole King (Hard Rock Cafe) ... Now if you're feeling just a little bit lonely Don't sit at home just mopin' Come on down to where the friendship flows freely You know the door is always open At the BB cafe Come to the BB cafe They will help keep your blues at bay At the BB cafe Important Message from ModSupport: The main intention of the BB Cafe is to encourage light conversation. Please look after your fellow community members by nuturing the BB Cafe as a place to escape some of the more pressing issues in life and save those conversations for personal threads.

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Gruffudd Corrupted Wishes
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Grant a wish, make a wish... but beware the next person who grants it will add a little sting in the tail It goes like this... I wish that I could sing. Granted, but now everything you say or think will come out in a song like you are in a musical. S... View more

Grant a wish, make a wish... but beware the next person who grants it will add a little sting in the tail It goes like this... I wish that I could sing. Granted, but now everything you say or think will come out in a song like you are in a musical. So I'll start. I wish I could eat anything and not become fat.

Loca_SHJ All things tatts
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Hi guys, Totally unrelated to anything mental health related but I have nobody else to really ask. I am going to be getting a medium size tattoo done on my back coming friday but i wanted to find out if the price they were asking was way extreme or n... View more

Hi guys, Totally unrelated to anything mental health related but I have nobody else to really ask. I am going to be getting a medium size tattoo done on my back coming friday but i wanted to find out if the price they were asking was way extreme or normal. I have had small tats done before but they all fit into the base tattoo price of $120 at the place i go too. This time i'm getting a roughly 5" by 5" piece put on me and they are asking $500. I figured it would cost me a bit given it involves shading and all that jazz. But the design has no colour to it and its not exactly a massive shoulder to shoulder piece so I'm a bit suprised at the piece. I wasn't really sure how to convey that to the tattooist given that for 1) i have mad anxiety 2) i don't even know what standard prices are and 3) shes putting stuff into my skin so if i make her angry she could cause me a bit of trouble. Any help or tips guys? Also let me know what tattoos you have or want to get done. I currently have a semi colon on my wrist - for the obvious symbolic meaning and also because i needed something to cover up the scar tissue a bit. The piece im getting done on friday is a rose morphing into a clock with the quote "by the time the last petal falls" circling around it. As for the ones to come in the future i have lots of ideas. But its probably not worth discussing until i have actually made the appointment to get it done like i have with the rose-clock. What do you guys have/want?

Sunflowerrs Hello techies: Needing some phone advice!
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Not sure if its the right forum. I'm needing a new phone - is it worth getting on a 24 mth plan? Or other good options out there? Thanks in advance

Not sure if its the right forum. I'm needing a new phone - is it worth getting on a 24 mth plan? Or other good options out there? Thanks in advance

Infinite_Faith Thanks BB Staff.
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I've been here now a few days and thought I would thank you guys for the great work you do. Reading all those posts, filtering out my stuff (that's a full time job) I would like to say on behalf of all, thank you. (Would you believe it took me at lea... View more

I've been here now a few days and thought I would thank you guys for the great work you do. Reading all those posts, filtering out my stuff (that's a full time job) I would like to say on behalf of all, thank you. (Would you believe it took me at least 2 days to figure what BB Cafe stood for, I was like "I wonder what BB stands for?") It was a brain teaser for me OKAY, haha

Guest_322 Meaning of life???
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Hi everyone, I have just been thinking and being naturally curious (ahem, nosy), I'm wondering what life means to you on a personal level? Also, what makes getting out of bed worthwhile for you each day? Of course there's no right or wrong answer as ... View more

Hi everyone, I have just been thinking and being naturally curious (ahem, nosy), I'm wondering what life means to you on a personal level? Also, what makes getting out of bed worthwhile for you each day? Of course there's no right or wrong answer as it's completely subjective. If you're still figuring it out, feel free to say that you're not sure. My own answer to both questions is "I don't know" and "I don't know." Definitely still figuring it out. Happy to hear from anyone. Dottie x

gld Australian slang and phrases
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Love to read/use Australian slang words/phrases out there, please share some you have heard or use to add to my list of many. You may want to add the meaning as some have many meanings. Like to kick of a game a little like the flow of five letter wor... View more

Love to read/use Australian slang words/phrases out there, please share some you have heard or use to add to my list of many. You may want to add the meaning as some have many meanings. Like to kick of a game a little like the flow of five letter word game it goes like this:- I put down DOG AND BONE, The next person puts down PHONE [which is the meaning] and then puts down word/phrase DUNNY DIVER so someone else could continue it on. I will kick it off with the meaning of DUNNY DIVER and give you another one to continue it on. A plumber DING BAT

Infinite_Faith Hello to all.
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Hi, I'm finding it difficult to write. After my introduction, it all seemed a tad frantic. The hardest part was trying to impress you'll with my knowledge. The depth of my knowledge could easily be exposed. I think my ego jumps out of me when I use t... View more

Hi, I'm finding it difficult to write. After my introduction, it all seemed a tad frantic. The hardest part was trying to impress you'll with my knowledge. The depth of my knowledge could easily be exposed. I think my ego jumps out of me when I use these this forum. I mean its possible, and that's not a good thing. I need to be myself. Unfortunately that may require a lot more whinging. To be honest, I want to become as genuine as I can without. Can I do it? My head is hurting already thinking about the task. Plan B, relax, and be myself. Phew. So yeah, it is hard I find to know what to write about. I suppose just talk about my day will be enough. I don't have to write more than necessary. (See how I CBTed myself as I type haha) (Joke) Where was I? Oh yeah my day. It sucked, I have Gastro. Have had it for the last 5 days. I can see why they called it Gastro, probably named after Astroboy. You feel like Gastroboy at times. (To much info) A nurse friend of mine said I should go to hospital because I have been unable to eat. But geez Gastro can be painful. After around day 3 my stomach muscles were so soar. (Bonus is I am loosing weight) Hope are all well. IF

Infinite_Faith Editing, Deleting your own posts?
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Hi, Is it true you cannot edit (correct spelling errors) nor can you delete a post. Thanks IF

Hi, Is it true you cannot edit (correct spelling errors) nor can you delete a post. Thanks IF

1113 BB SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY GROUP
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Peaceful greetings one and all, Come in and sit down. Bring your mind and leave your worries at the door. No Judgement "just " open doors. There is no wrong or right. Feel free to express your views. Any subject, any time. Except I may not reply stra... View more

Peaceful greetings one and all, Come in and sit down. Bring your mind and leave your worries at the door. No Judgement "just " open doors. There is no wrong or right. Feel free to express your views. Any subject, any time. Except I may not reply straight away. You may not want to reply at all. Leave your mind open for change. Feel free to philosphize amongst yourself. Young, old, male, female, any race, religion or belief. You can express your thoughts anyway you like. Song, poems, stories, wit, profile pics, numbers etc etc. However you like, because is your life, your view, your words....... We must try and stay on topic. Until we all feel that topic concluded. Unless the topic changes direction. No rules. Anyone want to start? Peace and equality to all. 1113

kanga_brumby Valentine's Day
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We had our Christmas and Stralia day the next is Valentines Day. So post here for your proposed Valentine tuesday 14 february. So go to it people.

We had our Christmas and Stralia day the next is Valentines Day. So post here for your proposed Valentine tuesday 14 february. So go to it people.