Well hello everyone you have caught me on the hop. It has not been a good week and I been on the back foot , but that is my problem not yours!
If we were having Coffee . Come on in the fires are lit the cushions are plumped up and we have the coffee and tea on the cakes and sweets are set out.Paul and his guests are all here and enjoying the warmth and food and drinks. We have tea and coffee from all over the world not to mention all our cakes and muffins and as Paul calls them sweets! Every single one is calorie free! Plus of course we now have spirits and liquors to warm the coldest of you .
If we were having coffee : I would tell you that I had tried to be busy yesterday but I found it so exhausting. Fighting pain, depression and the feeling that you are wading through sand!
I am not really sure what I would want talk about my week today If we were having Coffee:
If we were having coffee : I would say okay it is Sunday and I have to apologize, here you are all waiting on the doorstep and where am I , in my gymjams and slippers with my favourite warm hoody and slippers, no make up and and hair all over the place.
But If we were having Coffee: I’d say sorry I look such a mess but I am sure you’ll forgive me. Everything is ready so come on lets all sit down and have a chat. I think I shall have a Gaelic Coffee.
If we were having Coffee: I had a shock this morning I walked into the lounge and there large as life was one of the squirrels sitting in the middle of the front lawn ( very close to the window) oblivious to the world and me! Franticly digging holes in the lawn, three large ones in fact! After a little while he scampered off across the lawn and after a few minutes found some nuts! Then before scampering off with them he took time out to stand and eat one!! Finally he shot back across the lawn to the Willow tree and he settled there for another dig. Then his mate came rushing down the tree and almost jumped on him! Well that was it they were off, scampering and jumping. Up trees and and down trees round and round!! Having so much fun! Boy if we could bottle that energy we could make a fortune!
I took these through the window and I only had my phone to hand! I had the largest magnification I could and the light reflected through the window my side! So the are not brilliant but I think you can see the holes ( though I only got two) In the second photo and in the first one the eating chappie!! Just about anyway!! Lets try a professional shot this the nearest to the two out front!
If we were having Coffee: I say just look at the difference between my poor efforts at photo the squirrels at play compared to the professional one! Well now can I get you another drink , what takes your fancy, tea, coffee or just a cake it is all here and it is just for you!
How are you coping with the onslaught of Christmas? Have you done all you shopping and written all your cards? I have only got close family presents so far, the Newbie of course I showed you all the Rocking Horse and Xylophone didn’t I.
All my cards are sitting on the table shaming me as I sit here and type trying hard to ignore them, failing miserably. I am just not in the mood and now all the adverts on the TV are “Buy, Buy ” “Perfect family , perfect Christmas) which I am afraid to say is Bullshit! sorry but nothing is ever perfect …. maybe the happy few, but no even they are exaggerating orlying or incredibly self obsessed or money orientated!
If we were having coffee : I would have to apologise for letting my low mood rip but these adverts give off the wrong messages , spend , spend, through money at it just take take and MUST HAVE! The real meaning of Christmas is lost. Personally I find it gets worse every year. Raising everyone’s expectations is never good, is it do agree or disagree. Let us face it family forced together for a couple of days is not always a good thing (not everyone gets one ) . Then loads of people spend the next year paying off their credit/ debit card bills off! Here are just three of the current ones! Debenhams first so all children are allowed to be set three in a huge store just to get what they want… Yes REALLY?
Secondly Marks and Spencer, the fairies are going to make everything right , even find your cat or a new man for you!!
Finally the Sainbury’s advert which is about a true story and is beautifully done but actually offends me. Not like the other adverts which just irritate for their twee perfectness. The Sainsbury’s advert is set in 1914 the first Christmas in the Trenches. Some troops from both side sang carols exchanged gifts and played football. Well to my mind to use something so special, that only happened once. In this year of the centenary of WW1 and so close to Rememberence /Vetern’s day to use the story to make people shop in their stores is …cheep to say the least and down right ignorant at the most. Here it is you can make up your own minds.
If we were having coffee: I would say sorry I did not mean to go on a rant ignore me, it is just me feeling low. Come on tell me off if you want! Look I am sorry as today has gone on I have actually got worse, I can hardly walk around the house, it has taken me all day to get washed and dressed. I have done my hair . Made the bed. hovered the stairs and now I am done! I am beginning to sound like a real whiner . So I am going to have another coffee get you all one and tell you to help yourself to food!
If we were having coffee : I ham going to lie down now but I am going to leave you with my happy song in the hopes it will make up for my moody rants!
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would say lets go and see what Paul’s guest are up to lets all mix and have fun. I would ask you if you would like another cuppa, or another cake . ! If we were having Coffee Original idea from http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/
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Hi Willow! It is wonderful to see your post. I was worried there for a bit when you hadn’t posted. I was afraid something had happened (like sick or an accident or something). I totally get your rant about advertizing. I watched the Sainsbury and I must say it was beautifuly done, as you said. It does leave me with a sort of dirty feeling that such a momentous occassion in history should be used for advertizing. See I feel the same wayabout zoos – it seems so cruel to keep the animals in cages. And yet there are excellent arguments to do so. Like the sainsbury ad, it increases awareness among the general public of an occurence (or animal) that may otherwise go unnoticed or unpublicized. (Same with the animals, awareness helps their cause). It takes money and time and will to create such a video and unless it is sponsored by a company it is unlikely to be made. And if they are going to invest what was likely millions in producing it, isn’t it reasonable to allow them to put their name on it? They did receive (according to the credits) authorization and support from the veterans.
I guess my conclusion is that we are better off with the video being produced, even with sainsbury’s name on it, than we would be without the video. i know it touched my heart and made me more aware. I wish such memories could be preserved without the association with a company, but that seems unlikely.
I hope your week coming will bring more happiness Willow. Thanks so much for the Irish Coffeee and cake – very tasty. And i love the fire. .
Hi Paul, I am listening to my happy song through my headphones while I answer this as loud as I can stand! You have a point about the advert and yes Zoos too. It seems more and more these days everything has dual purpose. To teach and advertise, to teach and to preserve!
Well I suppose to save a species you have to keep the animals safe , but to teach History do you really have to use it to advertise your business . I don’t know maybe I am too sensitive!
Thank you Paul, sending you hugs!! xxx
As an aside Willow, I just posted a piece at Cordelia’s Mom and I would be honored if you had the time to drop by for a visit. http://cordeliasmomstill.com/2014/11/22/the-teens-guest-post-by-paul-curran/ Thanks so much Willow.
I shall be happy to do so Paul 🙂 xx
Sorry, Willow, you are not up to your usual self. We all have our down times.
If we were having coffee, I’d be tempted to whine and complain, but I won’t. I was out all afternoon and had to scamper like a squirrel to catch up. All I w.a.n.t. to do is catch up on my sleep. Our snow is gone because of a couple of days of rain. At least we didn’t get the dump Buffalo had. ❤ 😦
Then no coffee for you hot chocolate and a drop of Brandy then you can have a good night sleep!! xxxxx
I hadn’t considered brandy in hot chocolate. Oh my.
It is scrumptious, and satisfying.<3
I must try it some time. I haven’t had brandy in years, nor hot chocolate. Hmm.
First of all, *hugs*! Second, I completely agree about what I call the Christmas debacle. I honestly wish I could hibernate for a month and come out when it’s all over. Hang in there, Willow. ❤
Thanks I am trying , you hang in there too!
It’s a rough time of year, but I am hanging in there! 🙂