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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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Kazzl The sports desk
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I'm a big sports fan (of the armchair kind) and find that watching sport on tele is a good way to distract myself when I'm down and dwelling on things or if my mind is racing. This time of year it's cricket, with tennis coming up. And Christmas, oh! ... View more

I'm a big sports fan (of the armchair kind) and find that watching sport on tele is a good way to distract myself when I'm down and dwelling on things or if my mind is racing. This time of year it's cricket, with tennis coming up. And Christmas, oh! Boxing Day test, Sydney to Hobart. Love it. Then the Aussie Open around Australia Day. Then the start of the motor racing year, then the footy season (league and rugby for me), the Tour de France, Wimbledon, Formula 1. Sigh. Any other sports tragics out there? Looking forward to the Oz/ New Zealand test tomorrow! Kaz

Denv12 Hot Cross Buns: If They Made Them Every Day Would You Buy Them?
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I love hot cross buns.Any morning starting breaky with a few hot cross buns and a cuppa seems to be a great thing.The problem is they are only made prior to and up until Easter then you got to wait a whole year to buy them again.Not happy Jan! I thin... View more

I love hot cross buns.Any morning starting breaky with a few hot cross buns and a cuppa seems to be a great thing.The problem is they are only made prior to and up until Easter then you got to wait a whole year to buy them again.Not happy Jan! I think what we need to do is find out how many people would gladly buy Hot Cross Buns if they were made daily. Now remember that fruits go out of season so at different times of year you might find that your fruit in hot cross buns wont be in season.Nothing wrong with a fruitless hot cross bun instead for the time being. I think we all need to talk about it and get the word out.Maybe the bakeries will take notice. That also goes for those Christmas puddings too.People love them. So my question to everyone,If they made hot cross buns everyday,would you buy them? So when you're sitting around talking to friend,family,etc ask them if hot cross buns (and Christmas puddings,etc) were made every day would they buy them. Thanks.

Legion Here we go again...
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Once again the sliding doors to my balcony have to be closed thanks to the noise of the happy hordes making their way down the street to the newly opened pub.

Once again the sliding doors to my balcony have to be closed thanks to the noise of the happy hordes making their way down the street to the newly opened pub.

Paul What are you doing over the easter break?
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Hey! What will you be doing over the easter break? Family? Friends? A quiet reflective time or no plans. I'm going to have a quiet reflective time. There's been a lot happening in the last few weeks for me and it's all bubbling away below the surface... View more

Hey! What will you be doing over the easter break? Family? Friends? A quiet reflective time or no plans. I'm going to have a quiet reflective time. There's been a lot happening in the last few weeks for me and it's all bubbling away below the surface so time to myself doing whatever I feel like doing are my plans. Paul

white knight Funny poems and funny short stories
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I'll kick it off. THE BLACK WIDOW The male black widow spider tried all his life he tried to tickle the hairy legs of his larger black widow wife Suddenly he had a win something at last to gloat she began to laugh aloud as his leg slid down her throa... View more

I'll kick it off. THE BLACK WIDOW The male black widow spider tried all his life he tried to tickle the hairy legs of his larger black widow wife Suddenly he had a win something at last to gloat she began to laugh aloud as his leg slid down her throat Poor male black widow was always to get into strife all because he couldn't understand -the nature of his hairy wife...... Tony WK

Gruffudd favourite things
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You might recognise this song... Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things When the dog bites, when the bee stings When I'm... View more

You might recognise this song... Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things When the dog bites, when the bee stings When I'm feeling sad I need a list of favourite things because then I won't feel so sad. Give an answer then ask the question again... What is your favourite colour? Green... What is your favourite book?

Doolhof Is anyone up for a chat?
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Hi Everyone, Sometimes it is great to have a place where you can just have a chat about something not related to your mental health. So here is the opportunity to have a general chat about anything and to maybe find a "friend" to help make the day fe... View more

Hi Everyone, Sometimes it is great to have a place where you can just have a chat about something not related to your mental health. So here is the opportunity to have a general chat about anything and to maybe find a "friend" to help make the day feel brighter. Occasionally I connect with people on the forums and a lovely friendship develops, but it may seem to others that they are not welcome to join in the conversation. This is not the case. So here is an opportunity for new friendships to happen. Maybe you would like to share your favourite holiday destination, or place you would love to visit. If you could have any animal as a pet what would it be? What is your favourite flavoured ice cream? For me right now I would love to be somewhere warm! We have been experiencing some rather cold weather where even the chooks water is freezing over during the night! Somewhere with a beach and warm sea to swim in would be lovely! My favourite ice cream flavour would be Jaffa in one of those crunchy cones! I would love to be eating one down at that tropical beach paradise followed by a lovely fresh coconut and maybe a beach massage as well. I will be dreaming about this as I drive around today for work listening to Meatloaf. Maybe I should be listening to The Beach Boys instead, but I don't think I have any of their music on CD. Hope you all have a great day, Cheers from Mrs. Dools

BobMarley QUOTES
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EMANCIPATE YOURSELF FROM MENTAL SLAVERY NONE BUT OURSELVES CAN FREE OUR MINDS..

EMANCIPATE YOURSELF FROM MENTAL SLAVERY NONE BUT OURSELVES CAN FREE OUR MINDS..

Bluey_moon Well wishes to Dean (dwwmills)
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I'm sure many of you have been the benificiary of Dean's (DWWMills) advice. I just wanted to create this thread to send good thoughts his way as he mentioned on one of my threads, he suffered a minor stroke this week! My love and support to you Dean! View more

I'm sure many of you have been the benificiary of Dean's (DWWMills) advice. I just wanted to create this thread to send good thoughts his way as he mentioned on one of my threads, he suffered a minor stroke this week! My love and support to you Dean!

Durras HI ALL
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Hi to all and to all new members and welcome to BB forum. I got back from NZ on Saturday and feeling lost, confused and head is running around in circles again with so many things. Cant explain what it is as they all seem to link together and numb me... View more

Hi to all and to all new members and welcome to BB forum. I got back from NZ on Saturday and feeling lost, confused and head is running around in circles again with so many things. Cant explain what it is as they all seem to link together and numb me and trying to go step at a time with it is also hard when it is like this everything feeling linked. It is feeling the uselessness again for my husband and not being financial to help out. I have also found out my daughter is sexually active and she is 15, 16 next month. She told me herself so I am glad she felt comfortable to do so especially as some of you know the past couple of months I did feel really estranged (is that the word) from her. Can't wait to have first session with psychologist on 3rd Feb maybe she will help. Well holiday went well but won't say too much as don't know if I can discuss it here. Nice new pic Scotch Finger that put a smile on my face. Sherie how was your time with your sister? Love and big hugs to you all and missed you all too Durras