Welcome, once  again  how are  you all? Another  busy  week here  things  seem to have been speeding up and up  ever since  we have returned from France! In fact  things have become totally  mad! I am on the run even as I type, trying to  get lots of different things  done  and be all things to many !!  🙂 I am running so late  this week  that even though I have managed to get our  beloved Paul’s post  published  a  day early I am almost a day late ! Not quite  but very  nearly.

Now  what  would  you like to eat and drink thanks  to Paul  we have  every type of coffee and tea  anyone  could possibly  request  and a few  that I quite  frankly would  be  very happy  to sit on the self  talk  about  obscure  and smelly!! 🙂  As for the cakes and pastries  well they have grown in range  since  we have been enjoying  these get together’s  and they  are all free and even better totally calorie  free!! So come on in sit  down  where ever  you fancy, relax  and let’s  have a nice  coffee/ tea break.

IF WE WERE HAVING  COFFEE:  I would  tell you what a busy week it has been, two sisters, two brothers, two brothers in law, a cousin, and a son  plus  me all having  Birthdays in a fortnight!! That  takes a lot  of organising ! I would  tell  you about  my  day  but luckily  Paul  has already  done that  so that  saves  me a few minutes… well done that  man Paul!

IF WE WERE HAVING  COFFEE:It was  our  first  real  babysitting  stint  yesterday , Saturday, all on our  own!  It was great fun  the Newbie  is so full of  giggles  and excitement. We were over at  the Newbie’s  home  so everything  was natural  and normal  to him! My  husband  really  enjoyed  it too, he loves  to play  with the Newbie  he magically turns into  a singing  dancing  and clapping machine  with  talking shoes! Yes I did say talking shoes. We played  with the Newbie  and he had a turn  in his baby gym  then in a fabulous  toy  that  you pop  baby into  and there are  all sort of activities  arranged in a circle, it  supports  the baby in a half  sitting  half  standing  position!! It  is amazing  and  the Newbie loves it!

The photo  to the right  is  similar   but  not quite  the same . You pop the baby  in to the seat  in the middle  and away  they go! Woow  did our  Newbie  love it  and he is not quite 6months  yet! I have to admit  I would of loved a toy  like this  when the boys were small.

It is amazing  how toys  and fashions  for babies  have changed over  well,  the last 41 years , as  that is the age of my eldest son. When I look at photos of him as a baby  and  a toddler the clothes are so  very, very  different.  I have to admit I did my  best to dress the lads  in the  latest of fashions  for then  and get them  the best that I could afford in the toy  market!

Baby grows  were  the order of  the day  then  little suits  and then maybe  dungarees if  you were daring! The  toys  were fun  but today’s toys knock spots off the older  ones! I suppose  it  is the difference  between  how a woman in the 19 50’s dressed and supplied  toys  for her   baby  and how one in the 1970’s  did!

Anyway  he had a wonderful time  with all his  toys, then  his  mum had  left  a bottle  for him (  she is doing a wonderful job breast feeding) so I gave him his allotted feed at the appointed time. He then had an extra play, then after a couple of burps  he went off to his cot  and a nap  like an angel!

While he was napping  we had a sneaky  tidy up  and husband  cut  the lawns  they  have two long  lawns out  the back!
So the Newbie was fast asleep  when his mum and dad  came home.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would  tell you that  it has been hard going at  the gym this  week, though I am trying hard I am finding  it hard going! I usually  do  four  early  mornings  at  the gym  and two classes one  on Friday  and  one on Saturday. The Friday  class is  Pilates  and is an hour  long   and I have to admit it is  my  most  favorite  hour of  the week. The Saturday  class a Deep Core Class and it is a very hard and fast  moving class. Both classes  are  doing  the same  thing to the body  ( strengthening  the core muscles )  but  both with extremely different tactics! Usually I manage  well  but this week I have found  myself  dragging  my  heels! even though I have a really  good gym  buddy  and we usually  keep each other going  this week I have been under par and I have had to resorted  to going out for a brisk walk in the afternoons  to stop  myself  from dropping off to sleep!.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  I would  explain that today  has been like the rest of this weekend  so so rushed  and busy, but for all that  really  fun! Today started  with  me waking up  with  cramp  again! The usually  Sunday  morning chores  followed  a walk in the unseasonal weather into town  and our  monthly  meeting  of  the women I used to work  with. We all had a good chat  and of course coffee and cake!! Unfortunately  the  cakes  in that coffee shop  are not calorie  free!!

The husband  met  me  at  1.30pm  and  then we were off back to the Newbie’s  as  his Mum  and Dad  wanted  wanted  the husband  to help them remove  a very awkward  and heavy  pelmet down! Well  husband  and son  laboured  away  at  removing said pelmet  and did eventually  succeeded! The Newbie’s  mum was busy  making  baby  food  with recipes from  her special baby food cook book! Guess  what  left  me to do , look after  and play  with the Newbie… OH! Joy!!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would mention I had  better go now  there is washing  and ironing to do! A meal  to finish  cooking and eat . Then  bed  and then another  week full of  many  many  things  to do!!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would ask you if you would  like another  cuppa, or  another cake . I’d  tell you I have really  come to enjoy  these chats  and I’d  love  to hear  what you would  tell me. Please feel free to stay  as long  as  you like  and don’t  forget  to visit  Paul’s  post  now  while  you are  here!   If we were having Coffee  Original idea  from  http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul
    Sep 28, 2014 @ 20:09:10

    Holy Smokes Willow, you are one busy lady – Whew! That is so cool that you got to spend so much time with the Newbie. Neat. Given how busy you’ve been it is no wonder you were tired. Anyone would be.

    Great Post! And what is a pelmet?


  2. socialbridge
    Sep 29, 2014 @ 08:55:09

    What a week, Willow. Interesting thoughts about the differences in baby fashion and toys.


    • willowdot21
      Sep 29, 2014 @ 20:16:18

      Yes a bad mad week and this one is turning out to be much the same. I have been amazed at the clothes , the toys and ways to feed, sleep and transport babies around….. I have no idea how my children and the rest of their generation ever survived!!!! 😉 ❤


      • socialbridge
        Sep 29, 2014 @ 20:20:22

        Sounds amazing. I’m totally out of touch with babies these times. I never was much of a baby person until I had my own dote! Funny how people are either into babies or not, isn’t it?

      • willowdot21
        Sep 29, 2014 @ 20:31:04

        yes it is there are no half measures with babies. I was terrified of my eldest. He was so ill when he was born he could not breath , post natal distress they called it. He was in an incubator for a fortnight or so. He did not know how to suck as he had always had a tube to feed him… luckily my Mum was a wise lady and she helped me spoon feed him then slowly introduce a bottle. He had / has read hair and blue eyes and a temper! the other two were a walk in the park by comparison!! … My daughter in law says things with such conviction that I doubt what I knew!! how many child have you got? apart from the dogs!!xxxxxxx

      • socialbridge
        Sep 29, 2014 @ 21:33:09

        That sounds like a nightmare with your eldest! We just have the one ~ son, now 19 ~ and, of course, the 3 dogs!

      • willowdot21
        Sep 29, 2014 @ 21:37:00

        It was a tad! He is 41yrs this Wednesday! 🙂

      • socialbridge
        Sep 29, 2014 @ 21:38:29

        WOW! I’m sure it feels like only yesterday that he was born. I think that kids are kids forever.

      • willowdot21
        Sep 29, 2014 @ 21:41:28

        yes it does! the middle lad is 39yrs and the Newbie’s Dad is 31yrs ! they never stop being your babies though!

  3. kelihasablog
    Sep 29, 2014 @ 21:04:52

    Oh my goodness…. Did you keep track of your mileage…LOL…. (Kidding) It sounds like you could have used a clone of yourself. 😀 Glad you got so much newbie…. They are always so much fun! 😀 Please pass the cookies & I need a refill on my coffee… 😀


    • willowdot21
      Sep 29, 2014 @ 21:28:42

      Double or single chip, dark choc white choc chip or peanut and and milk chocolate?? and as for the coffee decafe, or expresso, 1 Affogato
      2 Antoccino3 Black Eye 4 Black Tie 5 BreveCaffè 6Americano 7 Café au lait8 Café Bombón
      9 Café Cubano
      10 Caffè crema
      11 Café de olla
      12 Caffè latte
      13 Caffè Marocchino
      14 Caffè Medici
      15 Café miel
      16 Coffee milk
      17 Café mocha
      18 Caffè Tobio
      19 Café Touba
      20 Cafe Zorro
      21 Ca phe sua da
      22 Cappuccino
      23 Chai Latte
      24 Cold Brew
      25 Cortado
      26 Decaf
      27 Doppio
      28 Eggnog Latte
      29 Eiskaffee
      30 Espressino
      31 Espresso
      32 Espresso Romano
      33 Frozen coffee drink
      34 Flat white
      35 Galão
      36 Guillermo
      37 Greek frappé coffee
      38 Green Eye
      39 Half-caf
      40 Iced coffee
      41 Indian filter coffee
      42 Instant coffee
      43 Irish Coffee
      44 Kapeng barako
      45 Kopi susu
      46 Latte macchiato
      47 Liqueur coffee
      48 Macchiato
      49 Mazagran
      50 Mélange
      51 Mocha
      52 Moka
      53 Palazzo
      54 Pharisäer
      55 Pocillo
      56 Red Eye
      57 Red Tie
      58 Red Tux
      59 Ristretto
      60 Rüdesheimer kaffee
      61 Turkish coffee
      62 Vienna coffee
      63 White Coffee
      64 Wiener Melange
      65 Yuanyang


    • willowdot21
      Sep 29, 2014 @ 21:30:14

      I think I got carried away!


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