30th June 2020 at 4:20 am #108212
Someone had mentioned that it’s hard to access this thread since it’s so long. So I decided to make a Part 2 here. Hopefully people will bump the Part 1 up now and then so people can read there. I think it’s all quite lovely myself. I’m copying my first post so newbies get a gyst of what it’s all about. And of course they can refer to the other one…….. So here goes! We do have a brilliant time here don’t we? Being our sassy, wonderful, wicked selves sometimes! LOL! Hey, if anyone has the right to be pampered and let our hair down and b**w out the pipes – it’s us so enter here and just be “you”. Here’s the first post explaining what this place is all about… Blessed be the souls that pass through these doors….
Ok, I am a writer and I do things like this but, it’s fun, so I do it! We can’t really meet each other face to face but we can bond together here which is very wonderful and extremely powerful so I thought, why not, create a kind of virtual world where we all have a hand in creating it? What it looks like, feels like, smells like, what’s going on, being cooked, whatever? Like we have our own little place where our imagination (my favorite word besides inspiration) can bond us together even tighter and lift all of our spirits. So I’ll start……chime in, add whatever to the landscape, keep the fires burning!
It’s a little cottage out back, on my grandparent’s property they left to me. Was thick with brambles and such, I cleaned it up and painted it blue! White shutters, flower boxes on either side of the front door. I allowed some vines to grow on the little house. Keep them cut. Jasmine grows well and circles around the other vines and posts on the front porch. Lilac and lavender as well. I just plant flowers wherever, it’s basically a crazy garden all way around because I just want color everywhere and no, it doesn’t have to be in neat little rows!
3 rooms inside. One big living area/kitchen where we can all congregate. Nice fireplace. BIG fluffly couches, TONS of pillows, we women love our pillows to cuddle with, stuffed animals too, a basket full of cozy socks and blankies, One room in the back where there’s a huge comfy bed if someone needs to curl up and be left alone. I made a really nice waterfall in there. Low lighting, Great CD’s for relaxation and a couple of cats who love nothing better than to curl up with you! Aromatherapy is available as well. Heating pads, ice packs in the fridge, and a dart board. Put whatever face on it and have at it. Also in the small fridge is really wonderful nutritional snacks, water, etc.
Of course the bathroom with the old tub on legs. Candles all over the place. BIG fluffy rugs. A tiny little stove where you can put the kettle on if you like. Have a cuppa while lounging in the bath. Keeps you nice and toasty as well. A couple of robes hanging on the door that you’d like to live in…. Of course all kinds of herbs and aromatherapy everywhere. Make your own delight! A massage table for those who want one. Quite sure there are people who know how here. I do.
In the living/kitchen area…….it’s just alive in here. The walls are waiting to be decorated with everyone’s favorite whatever. I don’t care, here’s the hammer and nails, go for it. The couches and chairs were handpicked. Not all new, just so comfy you want to curl up in them. Throws everywhere, pillows, wonderful rugs and in the kitchen, got the kettle on ALL the time. Today I threw together something blueberry. I think it’s a muffin thing, all I know is they are yummie. Threw in some chocolate chips…
There’s a piano, guitars, drums for the drumming circle out back, a couple of flutes and a violin. Out back there is a jacuzzi, a drum circle like I said, tons of flowers and wonderful places to sit and have private conversations, great smells going on out there, tons of birds, squirrels, little animals saying hello. A babbling stream not far away…
And last but not least, a shed out back a ways where artists can do their thing or people can rage against something however they want to. I personally love splattering paint at high velocity to a wall that I built so women could do that. RAGE ON!! Here’s the paint and have at it!!
Stop by and stay awhile, say hello. Cook something in the kitchen, warm yourself by the fire, play some music, do some art out back or curl up in the big bed and just find peace and rest for yourself. We will keep you company and tend the fire for each other. That’s what Sisterhood is all about, huh? You’d be surprised what using your own creativity can do for a wounded soul… Try it. Take your shoes off, stay awhile.
30th June 2020 at 7:36 am #108220
Hmmm…being our wicked selves sometimes? And blessed be?… holy smoking campfires! lol
30th June 2020 at 8:03 am #108221
Thank you Braelynn for your welcome in Part 1, it sounds wonderful
Thank you for the idea with the shaving foam and food colouring, my little girl will love that!
I’ve just dropped by, have got some eggs on for anyone who wants them (scrambled, boiled, fried, poached), and have cooked up some nice crispy bacon as well.
Kettle is on also, brewing a nice warm cup of coffee.
Weather is a little better this morning, the sun is hiding behind some nice white fluffy clouds. Still rain-droplets on the windows, and beads of it on the grass and plants.
There’s a few puddles my little girl will love to splash in with her wellies – hey I may join her after breakfast.
30th June 2020 at 8:49 am #108226
I have also brought along a basket of mini choc muffins for anyone who fancies them 😊
30th June 2020 at 9:26 am #108232
littledove, Now that’s tempting! Yes please, I’ll have just one! Thankyou🍩🍪 (no muffin emoji)
30th June 2020 at 9:41 am #108235
How did we all sleep last night?
I finally stuck to my word and got an early night, and I am in a much better mood today than what I was yesterday.
What’s everyone’s plans for today?
I am going shopping for some new clothes for my little girl and spending quality time with her on my day off 😊 then I will probably pop back here for some wind-down time before bed
30th June 2020 at 12:46 pm #108249
Yep! Well rested today and off to choose my new car! Hmm…but which one?🚙🚗🏎️
30th June 2020 at 2:03 pm #108266
Now you know how these con artists work, make sure you don’t get ripped off on your new car! You give that salesman a run for his money and make sure you put him through his paces, then walk away just when he thinks he’s struck the deal… 🙂 He’ll negotiate a bit better later, those four other people who were interested in it are all mythical…
1st July 2020 at 12:45 pm #108372
Yes! WantsToHelp you have to take everything said with a big serving of salesman! Me and the salesman good buddies though! Sorted him last time! Got him now purring like a pussycat when I see him & left him doing my bidding lol to order the dream car of MY choosing! 🚗 brumm…but, not before I had him running circles round me serving complimentary coffee, & biscuits! & opening doors for me on my way out! Bless him? lol
30th June 2020 at 8:40 pm #108307
Aw great! How exciting, did you find one?
1st July 2020 at 12:51 pm #108373
Hi littledove, yes I found my car…a fast one! 🏎️ For a fast getaway….lol no man catch me!lol 💞
1st July 2020 at 10:56 pm #108433
Haha great news! And great attitude girl! 💞
2nd July 2020 at 10:42 am #108476
30th June 2020 at 12:18 pm #108241
Hi Girlies! Yummers! Loved the breakfast! Still munching… So glad you guys are in a good mood. I like it when everyone is all fluffed up, spunky and smiling. I’m going to bring Gypsy up from the barn and hitch her outside here. She needs a bath, brushed and all that. Her long mane and tail is so pretty, I love brushing it or braiding it. She’s a black and white Gypsy Vanner for those who don’t know. She has a black mane and tail. The sweetest horse ever and a good friend of mine. She like being around everyone. Just give her love and some hay, apples and carrots and she’s good! She will nibble on you but that means she likes you….
30th June 2020 at 8:48 pm #108313
A full moon is out tonight, it’s brisk and there is a fresh breeze.
The stars are twinkling high in the sky. No cloud in sight.
Braelynn can you teach me how to ride Gypsy? I love horses. She’s beautiful! I’ve brought her an apple and I’m petting her beautiful mane and rubbing her nose. She’s just lovely.
A riding lesson sounds fantastic right now to get me feeling free and energised if you’re feeling up to it?
Then we can head indoors to cosy up by the fire with some hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream on top!
30th June 2020 at 1:56 pm #108263iliketeaParticipant
Tagging the first one too, to good to be missed! x
30th June 2020 at 2:00 pm #108264
Hey @littledove, hope you’ve got some bacon left, I’m starving and could murder a bacon sarnie with some brown sauce! I’m on my way 🙂
30th June 2020 at 8:42 pm #108310
Hey I left some in the fridge just needs heat up 😊
Really in the mood for some with pancakes and maple syrup now ha!
30th June 2020 at 8:07 pm #108304
Haaa, Ha, Ha! The bacon smell has brought in a family of racoons. The cats or up high surveying things. Ut oh! I think the best thing is to give them some but take it out back and hopefully they will follow. Guess we have to close the screen doors when cooking bacon from now on! LOL! Little rascals. Don’t want them getting into a squabble with the cats. Although one of my cats that’s half c**n cat and manx could probably take them all on. Max is quite the king here. He’s ready to pounce so have to get them out of here now!
Coming back for my bacon sandwich!! Got fresh tomatoes to go on! Fresh bread too!
30th June 2020 at 10:20 pm #108338
Of course Littledove, I can teach you but really Gypsy will. Nothing much to it. I just boost you up on her and prefer to teach you without reins. She’s good with that. Once you feel comfy around each other we will do that. She’s very intuitive. They always are if treated well. Just get to know her. Lay down in her shavings with her when she’s down, she likes that. They sleep standing up you know so they are down for long and if they are something is usually wrong.
1st July 2020 at 12:56 pm #108374
1st of July and I feeel…. goood!🤩🏎️
1st July 2020 at 2:08 pm #108381
I knew that you would! (der der der der der der duh!)
Is it that sort of “I’ve got a new car and I’m so excited” feeling? And you just can’t hide it?
1st July 2020 at 8:11 pm #108414
Yes! It’s a big decision made! I hate having to make decisions. & No! it’s that sort of thing like I got the car I wanted not the car the salesman might want me to buy! & I got a new car that’s mine! All mine! 🚘
1st July 2020 at 9:17 pm #108422
I can drive anywhere I want to when I want to. I’ll drive over to the cottage sometime, anyone want a lift? let me know.
1st July 2020 at 11:01 pm #108434
I love the freedom you are feeling! I will take your offer for a lift, thank you!
I spent so much time with Gypsy last night, she makes me feel so calm.
Just popped in for a warm bath with a good book. Got the bubble bath, bath salts, the candles on, with an ice cold glass of rosé wine. Even got a face mask on.
Got the nice cosy dressing gown hanging and the slippers sitting for me to wear when I’m done.
There’s soft white noise playing too.
Wonder if I could have a back massage once I’m done in the bath.
Just the wind down time I need!
2nd July 2020 at 10:54 am #108478
🙂 Anytime little dove! Just let me know and I’ll pick you up and we’ll take to the road! Going gently up & down hills and country lanes, roof down and wind through our hair! All our troubles blowing away! 💞
2nd July 2020 at 11:16 am #108485
Music blaring, singing at the top of our lungs as well 🎶💞
1st July 2020 at 11:03 pm #108435
Anyone want to join me in the jacuzzi with some Prosecco later on? Is there strawberries to accompany the Prosecco?
I have a swim costume with me.
Such beautiful scenery around to watch in the night in the jacuzzi and wonderful sounds of the crickets and owls in the night sky. I’m excited.
2nd July 2020 at 10:56 am #108479
Be with you soon! Did you see that moon!? 🌔
2nd July 2020 at 9:20 am #108465EggshellsParticipant
@littledove, I’d love to join you but could I borrow your little girl for a while first please? I need to put my mummy shoes on today, hold a tiny hand, paint with shaving foam and food colouring, listen to squeaky little chatter about lovely, innocent things, get covered in glitter (which is a must for messy play). I picked up a chocolate lolly for her from Thorntons. I love the way kids eat them; total silence but for the sound of munching chocolate, the fixed concentration on their faces as they plough through it and the inevitable chocolatey face when they’ve finished eating. I’ll put an apron on her so her new clothes don’t get ruined. I spotted a muddy puddle earlier on too. I can put her in her wellies and waterproof trousers and we’ll go and have a stomp around in it. I’ll sort out her meals, what does she like to eat? Then I’ll snuggle her up in bed with a bedtime story – can’t go wrong with a bit of Roald Dahl and when she’s settled I’ll pop down to the jacuzzi and join you to round off a perfect day.
2nd July 2020 at 10:00 am #108472
Of course you can, she loves making friends, she’s so funny, loves making others giggle. She loves big bear hugs too. She doesn’t stop blabbing away. She loves making loads of mess so can enjoy some painting and some play-dough fun out in the shed. She loves a musical instrument as well, loves to dance and sing away to music.
Thank you! She loves chocolate (just like her mum)!
And she has such fun splashing in puddles so that’s ideal.
She loves runny egg with toast, she loves bananas and she loves mac and cheese or a big pot of mild chilli!
And story time is her favourite! Little bookworm she is!
2nd July 2020 at 11:04 am #108482
Aaww…Your little girl sounds so perfectlty lovely 💝
2nd July 2020 at 11:18 am #108486
Aww thank you, she really is so sweet, she just wants loved by everyone the wee soul 💛
Mind you she does have her moments lol
She is as mad as a hatter, she’s bonkers haha, the things she gets up to are comical
2nd July 2020 at 11:04 am #108481EggshellsParticipant
Fantastic. Runny eggs and chilli then. Sounds like we’re going to get on like a house on fire. Enjoy your relaxing day. xx
2nd July 2020 at 11:20 am #108487
Thank you a spa day would honestly be a treat with sauna, and a few cocktails would go down a treat lol!
2nd July 2020 at 4:31 pm #108543
Oh I’m in for the spa day! Got my suit on, got my rubber duckie…don’t let Max the cat see it though because he hates the sound it makes, gives me a big Hisss for it! Got bubbles we can b**w, stuff for cocktails on the bar, veggies, dip, fruit, chicken stew, homemade bread, leftover chili and blackberry cobbler from the vines out back with cream in the fridge! Skooch over, I’m coming in!
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