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'The happy Place Cafe' AKA the cafe is open thread 3

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sashh Fri 11-Sep-20 10:11:48

Morning all.

For the regulars, you know the routine, for anyone new -

Welcome to the Happy Place virtual cafe. The cafe is open every morning for breakfast, there are a number of different seats / tables including some wing back chairs to either side of a log fire.

Dogs and children are welcome although be warned they are sometimes whisked away to see the kitchen.

In the garden there is a sensory area, a cat area with catnip bush, a water feature (feel free to cool your feet) and an area for the kitten bees (tiny kittens, the size of a bee but with wings and the ability to sprout an umbrella from their tails).

Florence is a French pastry Chef who makes the most wonderful bread, cakes and pastries.

Fernando is a cocktail waiter who is also in charge of the huge posh Italian coffee machine.

If you don't like the menu then feel free to cook for yourself or ask one of the regulars.

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Waxonwaxoff0 Fri 11-Sep-20 10:16:58

May I come in please? First time here. Do you have mimosas by any chance? It's been a long busy week getting back into the routine of work and school runs, now I finally have a glorious day off to myself until I have to pick up DS. A long leisurely brunch sounds just the ticket.

sashh Fri 11-Sep-20 10:53:27

Well Fernando is having a day off but I'm sure I can make one, it's the same as a Bucks Fizz isn't it?

Link to previous thread

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/3914575-The-cafe-is-still-open-thread-2

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NoGravyForYou Fri 11-Sep-20 10:55:16

Thanks for the new thread @sashh was getting a bit worried the old thread would fill before a new thread was made and I might not be able to find you again!

LOVE the new name!

mogloveseggs Fri 11-Sep-20 12:24:51

Hello!
Thanks for the new thread @sashh

mogloveseggs Fri 11-Sep-20 12:29:00

We're all isolating now until his test comes back hopefully negative. 2-5 days for the results apparently.
Dh said it wasn't managed well. The test is outside the town hall and People were just merrily walking through the queues to get to shops etc. 2 hours it took for him to be seen. Poor love is knackered now 2 hours of standing up when you're 8 and feeling a bit rotten. He is tucked up Under his duvet on the sofa watching planet Earth now.
Dd was already isolating- someone in her bubble tested positive on Monday. She's moaning that we are disturbing her peace grin

mogloveseggs Fri 11-Sep-20 12:31:24

Hi @Waxonwaxoff0
@sashh hope the kitten bees are ok and f and f too having to deal with them!
minniemountain I hope your results come back negative ASAP. We are very lucky to be able to get a test quick.

Waxonwaxoff0 Fri 11-Sep-20 12:44:19

Hi @mogloveseggs hope the test result is negative. It's going to be a long winter!

NoGravyForYou Fri 11-Sep-20 12:48:24

Fingers crossed for you all waiting for test results. I feel like this is going to become part of our new normal for a while. How is DD getting on @mogloveseggs? Isolating aside obviously 😂

Hi @Waxonwaxoff0! Person after my own heart looking for mimosas 😂

MinnieMountain Fri 11-Sep-20 15:09:12

Fingers crossed @mogloveseggs.

I just hope I managed to do the test properly. Poor DS hated it.

Time to settle down by the fountain and stroke the kitten bees.

AlCalavicci Fri 11-Sep-20 15:21:20

@sashh
Thanks for the new thread , love the cafe name.
I hope the poached eggs I made were ok for everyone ( previous thread )
@Waxonwaxoff0 welcome to the friendliestthread cafe round here.
@mogloveseggs I hope the test results come back quickly and are negative.

crazycatlady7 Fri 11-Sep-20 20:38:39

Hello, been a while since I popped in. Baby is sleeping better and we actually managed a holiday! Back to normality now.... and I'm sure I'm going to be popping back in the early hours as baby has been very unsettled today.

Any chance for a hot chocolate?

DizzyPigeon Fri 11-Sep-20 20:44:28

Dogs and children are welcome although be warned they are sometimes whisked away to see the kitchen

Does that depend on how much meat are on them? 🤔

AlCalavicci Sat 12-Sep-20 03:25:33

@DizzyPigeon gringrin

I woke up about half an hour ago and was starving so I have wandered round and made some cheese on toast with red onion does anyone want some ?

sashh Sat 12-Sep-20 07:43:55

Morning all.

Welcome to new comers and faces not seen for a while.

Well F and F have been busy, we now have a selections of individual cakes but inside them a ball of chocolate (or sugar) containing a cocktail.

I've just had an orange cupcake with bucks fizz.

I see @AlCalavicci is on the toast again, don't forget to check the cold store for various cheeses.

Well today breakfast is obviously cocktail cakes but I know some of you are working / driving so Florence is making some non boozy cakes.

To soak up the alcohol I'm going to cook sausages, from the UK but also wursts French sausages, garlic sausage and there will be a selection of cold meats too,

Today's packing up, cold sausages (salami and the like) crusty bread, cheese and a small flask of Bovril because it looks chilly, I'll put a cake in but consider having that later.

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NoGravyForYou Sat 12-Sep-20 07:46:12

Morning everyone!
Gosh aren't F&F clever! I'll have one, perhaps the lemon one with gin in it but keep it for later as I am working til after lunch.
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

MinnieMountain Sat 12-Sep-20 08:01:11

Morning all

Sausage day!

I'll take a surprise cupcake for after I've finished work. I don't normally work on a weekend (stupid self-isolation. Grumble).

Can I have a fancy coffee please?

PinkDaydreams Sat 12-Sep-20 08:07:01

Oooo cake for breakfast, yes please!!!! grin

mogloveseggs Sat 12-Sep-20 09:06:05

Morning!
I'll have a non alcoholic cake please @sashh
@MinnieMountain it sounds horrible (the test)
@Waxonwaxoff0 long winter definitely sad
@NoGravyForYou she's ok thank you we're muddling along.
@AlCalavicci thanks! How are you?
@crazycatlady7 Ooh a holiday! Where did you go?
@DizzyPigeon grin

Waxonwaxoff0 Sat 12-Sep-20 09:08:34

Morning! I'll have a cupcake please but I'll have a cup of coffee first. The sun is shining today.

sashh Sat 12-Sep-20 09:32:20

Fernando is making the coffees, I'll just take this latest batch of cakes out the oven for everyone.

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PinkDaydreams Sat 12-Sep-20 10:40:17

It’s a lovely day today! Meant to be nice tomorrow too, hoping to have a final bbq of the year tomorrow, just me and dh, nothing fancy!

NoGravyForYou Sun 13-Sep-20 06:50:52

Morning everyone!

It was still dark when I got up this morning, first time I've noticed it this year. It's actually still dark so winter won't be long upon us at all.

I'm going to stick some porridge in the slow cooker and it will be done by the time everyone else wakes and perhaps Florence will have some yummy pastries later on!

MinnieMountain Sun 13-Sep-20 06:59:06

Morning grin

We got DS's negative test result last night, so we're all going swimming today.

Are you in the north @NoGravyForYou? It's light here in Cambridgeshire.

Porridge sounds perfect.

NoGravyForYou Sun 13-Sep-20 07:05:07

Great news @MinnieMountain! No I'm not in the UK and I'm actually down south as well 😂 It's light here now. I'm working until 2 and then I think I'm going back to bed 😴

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