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purplepadma

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Hi, I’m Charlotte, I’m late 40s and I relocated from London to #Pembrokeshire in west #Wales five years ago. First year #psychology #PhD student at University of Surrey in the #MentalHealth sector. Interests include #QualitativeResearch, #books, #running, #fitness, #cats and capybaras. Bisexual, cis (pronouns: she/her)

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Jaden3, to random
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Hey y'all tag my ass when yall popping y'all shit and imma share and Boooooost no cap 🙌🏾
Welcome to da fediverse 🙏🏿
Y'all get a super boost if yo post supports Black Lives ❤️

purplepadma,
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@Jaden3 Evening Jaden!

TheBreadmonkey, to random
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I'm off! Wish me luck! I must be mad. I hope this will be a wonderful funny life-affirming experience and not absolutely awful - just running around in a load of mud and rain. Let's find out!

purplepadma,
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@TheBreadmonkey At first I thought you were going to a festival, but I scrolled back and it seems you are about to do a cross country. Have fun!

TheBreadmonkey, to random
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Let's not get cross about religion. It's so silly and I hate to let that sort of toxic anger run riot inside me. Let's instead concentrate on what's important - religion rhymes with pigeon. COINCIDENCE?!?!.....

purplepadma,
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@TheBreadmonkey And the voice said, Daddy, there’s a million pigeons, waiting to be hooked on new religions

purplepadma, to random
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0% Kopperberg pear cider on a sunny evening. Perfect

purplepadma, to random
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Came home to find Tom and our gardener had been very busy, they’d dug out a dead tree, moved one that was obscured by other plants, planted two saplings in the lawn, put a blueberry bush in the border, transplanted the olive tree to its new enormous pot and put an acer in the pot left behind.

purplepadma,
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@MikeFromLFE After six years, the garden is starting to look like I want it to look

purplepadma,
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@MikeFromLFE Tom wants to do something with one of the wild parts of our .65 of an acre, but I’m worried about taming more areas only to create a lot of upkeep

purplepadma, to Bloomscrolling
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First rose of the year

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purplepadma,
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@helenclayton ooh I don’t really do hostels - will it be like a dorm? Just drink until all feels well

purplepadma, to random
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Many dandelion fairies have entered the train carriage

TwoClownsEating, to random
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Got this error message at work today. Rude and libelous.

Before anyone says anything it's not my hard drive judging me!

purplepadma,
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purplepadma, to random
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Annnnnd I’m on the train home. Brunch with friend was lovely, we sat outside as the weather is gorgeous (although this did mean exposing ourselves to the never ending construction noise of Swansea city centre). Bought some new sandals and some chorizo

purplepadma,
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@teamNotLeafy Swansea seems to be one relentless refurbishment project

purplepadma, to random
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Ooh the train is quite busy! I always used to get the previous train which was almost empty. But I have a table/window seat. Off we go in the sunshine!

purplepadma,
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@AutisticDoctorStruggles All good so far!

purplepadma, to random
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Trying not to leave super early out of anxiety. If I do I’ll just be hanging around the one platform station for ages and there isn’t even a bench (there’s a small shed-like shelter with a seat but it reeks of stale urine so I don’t use it)

purplepadma, to random
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Good morning! Even though I’m feeling a lot better, a big source of anxiety for me is the thought of travelling anywhere by myself. So I am bravely going to Swansea on the train this morning to meet my friend. Telling myself I can absolutely do this, it’s just the journey I used to take to work, but I’m weirdly nervous. It’ll be fine, right?

purplepadma,
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purplepadma,
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@RolloTreadway I’m sure you’re right, I normally have no trouble with trains so I’ll probably be fine once I actually do it

purplepadma,
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@teamNotLeafy Yes, lovely views out over the estuary ☺️

caity, to random
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Arvo, Toots. The household is all out of spoons today after Doing Things. We have finally got one of the rugs down! (You know who you are, wonderful friend who gave us the rugs!) and its already making a big difference to the warmth under my chair. But to do that we had to empty and move a bookcase, my chair, footrest, and nest of stuff, and the sofa, and vacuum everything - so we are out of spoons. But oh, it’s lovely! Now to put everything back. Glad we have leftovers for tea!

purplepadma,
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@caity Oof, that does sound very tiring. But rugs make so much difference. Enjoy!

purplepadma,
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@caity oh gosh definitely not today!

RolloTreadway, to random
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Morning everyone. Very exhausting dreams again. Head is properly sore. Lots of work to do today but having computer problems again. I just want to have a long dreamless sleep.

Hope everyone had better sleep than me, or has better sleep if you're off to bed soon.

Earworm this morning is Fauré's Pavane, for whatever reason. Here's some kids playing it beautifully. https://youtu.be/wQDoN40-_C4

purplepadma,
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@RolloTreadway Computer problems can do one! I also had exhausting dreams, I remember feeling absolutely paralysed with fear in one of them but strangely it didn’t wake me at the time. I’m firmly convinced it is possible to overdream

purplepadma,
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@RolloTreadway That would be great

aby, to anarchism
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I got to use my jail bag today!

I live near Bathurst jail. I used to live across the corner from it, but now we've moved about 10 minutes away.

While we lived across the corner I'd often see people released from the jail and start the 50 minute walk down to the station as they were just dumped back into society with less and less assistance or support in place. I'd often pop out the front door and ask of they wanted a lift, a number of times they'd say yes and I'd drive them down to the station (and once to Lithgow because he missed the train). People who do their time at Bathurst have been shipped in from all over the state, and are expected to just be able to get home again.

They also all carry their belongings in a clear plastic baggie the jail has given them, and everyone here knows if someone is carrying that bag they've just been released.. and a lot of people treat them like shit.

I started keeping a reusable shopping bag in my car to give them instead of using the clear baggie. Then I started stocking the bag with some essentials (masks, soap, socks, deodorant, snacks, drink, water, crossword book, pen, etc), so they might have a bit of comfort on their journey home.

Today I drove past the jail after dropping my housemate to work, and there was a guy standing at the bus stop with a clear baggie, so I asked if he wanted a lift to the station and gave him my jail bag.

He's excited to get home and see his dog after 16 months.

purplepadma,
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@aby Wonderful. Depressing to know that the discharge situation is just as dire outside the UK. I used to work on a scheme where we arranged accommodation for the newly released person, met them at the prison gate, and took them to their new place. So many are discharged here with nowhere to go (and yes, with the stigmatising clear plastic bag)

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Today I submitted my name and gender change paperwork to county superior court.

GULP! 😬

Sure, over the last year I've completely rewired my endocrine system, grown breasts, had my testicles removed along with a LOT of my facial and pubic hair. 🤷‍♀️

But this!? This bureaucratic formality seems like a big fucking deal for some strange reason. I'm still kind of numb that I actually went through with it.

So, in about two months I will legally be a female person named Elizabeth Anne Melton. 😮

Isn't that awesome? 🥰

Then, of course, the real paper chase will start with Social Security, the DMV, the State Department, various insurance companies and banks and (Jay-Zus!) I'm already tired thinking about it. 🤦‍♀️

Transition just never stops, does it?

purplepadma,
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@lisa Exciting!

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