IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE : I would be so excited about the tomatoes they are beginning to fruit the flowers are going over and the fruit is appearing! Small now but full of promise! This will be our second crop and we are expectantly waiting to see if they will be as good as the first years crop. We had so many huge and tasty Beef tomatoes we did not at first know what to do with them.
We sliced them like bread and ate them in sandwiches, on toast and in salads ! We then or rather the husband started to make pickles and tomato sauce, the type of sauce you use with pasta.
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE : I would eventually find my manners and stop rambling on about the tomatoes. I would welcome you warmly and give you a big hug and say hello how are you and what would you like to drink, we have it all here since Paul has been joining us on a Sunday and bringing his friends the demand for new exotic teas and coffee has gone through the roof. I love this and I think that Diana who’s idea all these coffee breaks were ! So do take a seat , yes that one is fine, yes it very comfy, now this week I can also offer you iced tea or coffee if you don’t want a hot drink in all this hot weather that we have been experiencing. It is most unusual for us here but we are not complaining , no we are really enjoying it.
Would you like Lemon Drizzle Cake or perhaps you would prefer some Carrot Cake . We have plenty to choose from I was baking all day yesterday. Or maybe a biscuit we also have plenty of those. Paul has introduced some news to the table, that is an advantage of having people in from all over the world.
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would tell you what a wonderful day we had yesterday, our youngest son is overseas on business and his beautiful wife and even more beautiful Newbie ( if that is possible ) came round to spend a lovely smile and giggle filled afternoon with us! The husband made a great meal and pudding and it was enjoyed by us all. The Newbie of course had his mum’s milk so he was happy!
I was delighted to watch our daughter in law chat and play with the beautiful boy. The love in their eyes was so honest and obvious it was, as I said, a delight to behold. In the week or so since I had last seen them together there seemed to be a new and closer bond between them. I am not saying they were not close before but something was easier and the two of them, Mum and Newbie were a joy to behold. Well we took lots of photos and had lots of cuddles with granddad as well as with me. We rounded up the afternoon walking them back to her Mum’s where she was staying for the week. Lots of lovely photos and lots lovely memories.
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would tell you what an amazing week it has been weather wise in fact the last 6 weeks have been heavenly. The simple things like wandering around without a coat, being able to hang your washing out knowing it will be dry when you bring it in.
The shops have had BBQ food and and equipment fly off the shelves, sun hats and sun glasses too not to mention sun cream! It really does slow life down having sun sun sun, long relaxed evenings in the garden or out with friends. We have even sat on the patio with a glass of wine! Shock horror!!
It has also been a week of outings, my friend and I visited a local stately house which had wonderful gardens I did a Wordless Wednesday post on it . The house itself is a grade I listed, early Tudor manor house, dating from around 1440, so it had oodles of history!! Not to mention a lovely cafe with specialty coffees and teas cakes!! We had a lovely afternoon.
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would tell you that we are expecting a side swipe from Tropical Storm Bertha which has barreled across the Atlantic from America. Luckily for us it has lost a lot of it’s vengeance. Friday evening was very dark and threatening . There were flood warnings across most of England and Scotland.
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would tell you how very welcome you are and how much I look forward to our weekly get together, and that I do hope they continue for a while to come. So for now be well and be happy. 😀
If we were having coffee I’d ask you : would you like another cuppa, or a biscuit . I’d tell you I have really come to enjoy these chats and I’d love to hear what you would tell me , If we were having Coffee Original idea from http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/
31 thoughts on “If WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: Tomatoes, Newbies, Love and Stately Homes.”
I would tell you what a delight it is to hear about your daughter-in-law and your granddaughter and the deepening bond that is developing between them. And how wonderful it is that they spend time with you even when your son is traveling.
I would tell you that I especially want to come back for a cuppa when those tomatoes start ripening. I LOVE tomato sandwiches! 🙂
Hi Deborah is was lovely and I am so pleased to see the deepening bond between my daughter in law and her son grow…. yes the Newbie is a BOY! Yes as soon as poss tomato sandwiches will be on the menu! xxxxxxxxxx
I’m so crazy. I thought I saw something in the post about Hannah. I mistakenly thought it was a picture of the Newbie. Ooops! Still I’m happy for your lovely family and the way Newbie is stealing everyone’s hearts. 🙂
Hi Deborah we can’t be expected to be bang up to date with everyone’s news because there are so many of us.xxx
Thanks! You’re so understanding. And considering that sometimes, I mix up my own kids’ names,
I guess this totally makes sense. haha
I do exactly the same with mine!! My poor mother used to stand at the bottom of the stairs and go through what we called the litany as we were a large family and very often had relatives and friends to stay!! xxxxxxx
My mother and my grandmother both. 😉 xxxxx
We obviously come by it honestly. 😉
Great post Willow. The Grandbaby must have been a wonderful visitor. Love the pics of the tomatoes. We are having a warm but good summer this year too. No real bad weather to speak of. Lots of great fresh farm produce available everywhere. I’ll have a piece of that Lemon Drizzle Cake you mentioned, and a strong coffee with two creams if you would. It is delightful to share your garden weekly,and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Paul you are so welcome and I am glad to see how many of your friends are enjoying being able to read your blog post here! This is a mutually good arrangement! Lemon drizzle cake good choice mind you so is the carrot cake… Decisions, decisions !! xx
If we were having coffee, Willow, I would tell you how I love warm, sun-kissed tomatoes straight off the vine. Yum. I would oooh and aah over your precious Newbie. I would tell you I’ve had a busy week and feel like a dishrag. I wish I could go back to bed and let the world do by. I would tell you I’ll be more enthusiastic another day. Thank you for the coffee.
Do you not want any cake according to Paul it is calorie free. Sorry you are feeling so wrung out I hope you feel better soon. I am always happy when you drop in for coffee. Xxx
Coffee is my favorite personal treat. Hard not to enjoy. Thank you. No. I’m not a fan of sweets although I used to be when much younger. ~(~_*)~~
How about some cheese scones then?
Thanks for asking. Even though what you serve has no calories, I’ll pass. I’m still full from lunch. 😛
Thanks for the iced tea, Willow. I loved seeing your little grand. I gave him a little tickle on the chin, figuratively. Hope you and the daughter-in-law didn’t mind. Some folks don’t like that. I hope Bertha barreling over from here misses you! Thanks for having me over again.
You are welcome Mark we are glad you like our newbie. Bertha has made her presence known and left. Hugs xxx
If we were having coffee I’d ask you to invite your daughter-in-law over with her adorable baby so’s I could have a cuddle. I can’t resist new babies. 🙂
Yes we will do that cuddles all round.
Can I have a piece of both? I do, so love cake. 😉 Your tomatoes are sprouting and ours are starting to die off. We decided not to do a winter garden and throw everything unto Jonathan’s writing. I can’t wait to see what he comes out with. (Do encourage him to put his novella out. It’s so good!)
Babies are so nice and they smell so good. I love babies, obviously. Oh gawd! I have to tell you. We had “the talk” with Lizzie. I made J do it with me. Willow! She looked at him and said, “You did that?!” He turned beet red and said, “I had to, to have kids!” I hollered. It was the biggest laugh I have had in a long, long time.
I wanna have coffee with you in real life one day. 🙂
I will do he needs a gentle push. As for the cake of course you can have both. I love cake too. We are in the middle of our summer here. I am off to bed now. So be blessed and happy. Xxxx
Night, Willow 🙂
Thanks I did have a good night 🙂 I am up again. Xx
Oh! I nearly missed the bit about “the birds and the Bees” Men just are so useless when it comes to talking sex with their children. We all have to go through it but men make it so stressful. I had to smile when I read that. …. I love the smell of babies too. Yes I’d love to have coffee for real with you two too.
And the girls of course!! 😉 xx
I didn’t plant tomatoes this year as last year those huge bugs seemed to delight in eating my plants, but I do love to eat tomatoes, cake and enjoy a wonderful cup of coffee 😀 You’d probably have to glue my feet to the floor however if I was in an old estate from the 1400’s…. one of my passions :D, as are babies. I love their little feet… thank goodness I give that up by the time they’re 2….LOL…
Going to Scotland is one of my fondest dreams, but my hubby said he just isn’t going to take me because he thinks it’s no big deal… … There are times I wonder, would he be that way if it was something he wanted to do? Love your blog! ❤
I know those bugs can be a nightmare and loosing a crop can be so upsetting. I am so glad you could join us for coffee, here cuddle the Newbie while I pour you another coffee and cut you some cake! Yes it was 400yrs old and it was was amazing. You tell your husband that even though I am English I have been to Scotland several times and it is a big deal!! He should take you !! and Keli I love your blog too! xxxx
Oh how sweet of you to say! My family comes from Scotland originally, but my hubby is part German and has a stubborn streak a mile long. LOL I’ll keep trying to persuade him. 😀
Do do do! 🙂