IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  Hi am so glad you could  make it this week, how are you keeping? I have have had a week of  two halves! Sunday last  was a lovely  day  we had dinner  with friends and  spent  a lovely  afternoon  discussing old times and shared experiences. The  weather  had been lovely  in fact  the last  of a good spell that was followed on the Monday  by rain, rain and more rain!

Monday  was good, although wet  as our eldest lad  came to visit  and stay over  as on the Tuesday  he had his car booked in for an MOT. We all had plenty of laughs  and watched a daft  film together !

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  I would tell you  that our feline  visitors have returned home, their owners  returned on Thursday  and so they up  and  left us high  and dry!!

Watching out the window

Watching out the window

It was a case of “OMG  where are those cats, have  you left that door open again. Quick  that Toffee  will be scrambling out of the toilet window!!” OH! Hang on they have gone home!! Well as much as we have enjoyed having the cats  here it is good to have our  home back to ourselves  windows open to the world  and no crazy opening of doors dashing out  and rushing to shut the door, before a cat escaped! Well Choccy  and Toffee until the next time.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would  tell you  that I have really been enjoying  the new Imogen Heap  Album  that I bough on 18th August, it is absolutely fabulous  it has  been 3yrs in the making  and worth every second! She  seems to be singing my life! The Album is called Sparks.  here are a couple of her widely varied tracks.

I love every track, each one so different from the next. Do check it out  you will love it . OH! Also good  news on the Imogen Heap Front  she is expecting a baby!!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  I would tell you  that  today is coffee meeting day, with the girls I used to work with. It is a monthly thing  and great fun to catch up.

I have had toothache  this week  and on Wednesday I had to go to the dentist  and with out any  by your leave he told me that my  tooth was cracked right  through and there was no hope  for it and it had to come out RIGHT THERE AND THEN!!  I was not impressed  but there was no point in arguing  and so out it came. I have been suffering toothache  since  but it is improving!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  I’d  mention we are also seeing the Newbie  this afternoon! 🙂 xx

Well there is more  but I am short on time this week so that will have to do!

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/


IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE GUEST POST :Ambulance Etiquette and University Students


Ambulance Etiquette and University Students

Welcome to Willow’s weekly coffee and tea garden. My name is Paul and I’m happy to be here once again in the garden tending to your needs for a cuppa, and sweets. I must say, it’s great to see you all here in this relaxing atmosphere surrounded by flowers and butterflies. Have a seat where you choose, at a table in the sun or shade, and I’ll be happy to bring a pot of whatever beverage you prefer – we have a wide range of teas and coffees to satisfy our world-wide readership. We can relax while we discuss the affairs of the week both personal and/or worldwide. How has your week been?

I have to tell you about a really funny thing that happened on the way home from grocery shopping yesterday – we Canadians are just so polite. I was approaching a major intersection at Laurier and King Edward in Ottawa. The traffic light in my direction was red, so I was stopped only a few cars back from the intersection. From the right on Laurier came an ambulance with lights flashing and siren screaming. From the left on Laurier came another ambulance, lights flashing and siren screaming. The ambulance on the right wanted to turn left, across the other ambulance, so he stopped in the intersection to wait for the other ambulance to clear. But the other ambulance did the same and stopped to let the first ambulance turn in front of him. So for a second the two ambulances with sirens screaming and lights flashing, were sitting stopped in the middle of the intersection and each driver was waving for the other to go first. (I can just hear the conversation: “You first”; “No, no, I insist that you go first.” ; “I can’t you’re an ambulance so you have right of way.” ; “Yes but you’re an ambulance too, so you’re supposed to have the right of way.”; “Well, we’re not making much headway, so let’s go for a beer and discuss this.”; “Fine by me.” At this point the first ambulance turned and the second proceeded. Those silly Canadians – far too polite if you ask me.

So are you ready for a refill yet? A biscuit, perhaps, or a piece of cake? Have you seen or had anything silly or funny happen recently? We’d love to hear about it here in the garden.

I live in an area adjacent to a large university here in Ottawa. The students arriving for the new school year are putting on quite a show. I sit out on the steps enjoying the sunshine as I watch concerned parents arrive driving vans, hauling trailers and manoeuvring rental trucks. Beds, dressers, TV’s, luggage, desks, all pour into the rental units on the street. The teens are bouncing with excitement – freedom finally arriving –while the parents frown and give orders and chastise, knowing full well that as soon as their rear bumper disappears from sight, the race will be on. Johnnie and Joanie will be cracking the beer bottles and inviting as many friends as they can find over for a parent free celebration. The parties are spilling out onto the front porches and onto the street. Much joviality is to be had.


I truly enjoy watching the enthusiasm and soaking up the energy. It brings back memories of growing and learning. Some of the full time local residents grumble about the noise and the parties but seldom, if ever, complain officially. The friends that are made for life, the freedom of self-control, the wonders of learning that all come at this time in life. I can’t help but be happy for them. There will be hard times and good times, the exhilaration of success and the agony of defeat, and they will grow into responsible, empathetic young women and men – the future of our society. It’s like watching a new flower start to bloom – slowly opening up and showing its beauty to the world. I never tire of watching the young people celebrate and grow, while enjoying life to its fullest. Are the students headed back where you are too? Do you have any stories of students inyour life? Are you one of the concerned parents? Do tell.

Would you like another cuppa? Willow and I are honored that you dropped by the garden today to visit. I hope you’ve enjoyed yourself and the conversation and please feel free to look around at Willow’s other posts while you’re here. We look forward to seeing you in the garden again next week.

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/


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