Being nice! Please read

I’m sure I’m not the only person who has noticed a spike in ‘snippy’ posts over the last few days.

It’s completely understandable. We are all confined to barracks, worried about loved ones and out of our usual routines. Everyone is more stressed than usual. However, being snarky online isn’t going to help.

So, can I please put out a plea for a bit more peace and love from members. If you want to debate, great, but keep it civil and be aware that other people might have all kinds of crap going on at home. Make allowances, be tolerant and if you haven’t got anything helpful or constructive to say, then don’t say it…

And if you haven’t already done so, please do upload a profile photo of yourself rather than an avatar. You will find that people respond much more positively and politely when they are ‘talking’ to a person and not a picture of a flower.

Have a lovely Friday afternoon and enjoy the weekend!

Catharine xx


Catherine, in response to your request I have changed my photo from grandfather clock to me and my past best friend Dylan. Still a grandfather though!!


Thank you very much! It does make a difference! Xx

And nice to see Dylan too. You must still miss him enormously x

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It is indeed understandable, and I also appreciate and ”approve this message", a ghastly political cliché much loved by our friends over the pond.

But the individual process of ‘coming to terms’ with events whose outcomes are unknowable is challenging. Everything is being turned upside down and inside out.

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre, the falcon cannot hear the falconer. Things fall apart. The centre cannot hold. Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…etc.”

I sometimes feel overwhelmed at the personal kindness I’ve received from so many on SF recently, and don’t know how to respond except by saying “Thanks!”

I’m now resolved not to comment further for a while until I can reconnect with my usual over-effusive ‘whelm’ (yes, you do know what I’m sayin’):hugs::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Stay well, keep the faith all of youse…!



What a gorgeous best friend.


I think you need to make this appeal a sticky on every page

From an x flower :hibiscus: :sunglasses:
Love, light and zenitude to all xxx