If we were having Coffee: DAY OUT, TEDDYS, LAMBS AND WINDSOR

Hello  and  welcome  come in it is lovely  to see you all here again. The fires are lit  the cushions are plumped up and  we have  the coffee and tea on  the go  and the cakes and sweets are all set out.  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 ask  you what  has been going on in your world this week, has  anything  deeply affected  you, have  you need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry  on or  just  needed someone  to make  you laugh! If  yes  feel free to talk it out  here  with us. We will all help if  we can.

If we were having Coffee: I would  remind  you  that  there  are lots of  other  coffee mornings  all shared  and organized  By  Diana  and  Gene’O  over at, Part time monster   and it is growing like Topsie!

If we were having coffee : I would  tell that I had  another   day out  with  my  friend  L. We went  to Windsor, yes  where  the Queen  lives part of  the time. We did  not  visit  the Castle  as  we have  both  done  that  before over  the  years. No we  we had a look around  the shops  and walked up  and down Castle  Hill  before  going in to what  was  the old Railway  Station, a used by Queen Victoria.

The Old Station Windsor

It is  completely revamped  full of  shops  and  cafes and of  course  people . We saw a party  of  French  students enjoying  the  undercover market  stalls  and  admiring  the steam train.

Windsor & Eton Central station is one of two terminal stations serving the town of Windsor, Berkshire, England. Although a small part is still a railway station, most of the station building has been converted into a tourist-oriented shopping centre, called Windsor Royal Shopping.[1] It is situated on the High Street, almost immediately opposite Castle Hill, the main public entrance to Windsor Castle.

Originally named simply Windsor, the station was renamed twice: first to Windsor & Eton on 1 June 1904; and then, followingnationalisation of the railways, to Windsor & Eton Central on 26 September 1949.[2]

The station is the terminus of the Slough to Windsor & Eton line and is served by a shuttle service of trains from Slough operated byFirst Great Western. Windsor’s other station, Windsor and Eton Riverside, is the terminus for the South West Trains service fromLondon Waterloo.   Read  more  here.

L  and  arrived  around  11am  to find  the town itself  quiet, we had  had  snow  first  thing  so we  assumed  the weather had  scared  most people off.  We were probably  right  because  as  the morning  went on  the  place  filled up! We  had  fun in  and  out of  the stalls  in the  station  and  stopped off  for  coffee  and scones  well  we were in Windsor.

We  found  a lovely  stall selling  Rare Teddy Bears  which  were all really  beautiful. The  temptation  was too much  and  we both  bough a  beautiful  Grund, Peekaboo Teddy , L  bought  one  for  an imminent

Lena Lamb

Peekaboo Bear

Newbie  (  she already  has four  grandchildren) and I  bought  one  for  my  only Newbie. L also bought  a  lamb  that  sings  Nursary Rhyme!!  We were delighted with our  buys here are  some  photos.

If we were having Coffee:  I would  tell  you  that  the  husband is  improving  slowly  and  much against  my  advice  has  been plodding  along slowly  but  surly  revamping  our livingroom. The  walls  and paintwork  are  mostly  done  and  we have  fitted  ( with the help  of  a friend, as  the husband  cannot  do  any heavy  lifting  still. ) A new  fireplace  and  put  the  TV  up  on  the  wall. Next week  we are having  new  radiators  and  in March our  new  furniture  will arrive! I am getting  impatient  but  thre is  no  point  as it it is  being  made  and  we cannot  rush  things!

If we were having Coffee : I would offer  you some  cakes and biscuits , all calorie  free of course  !

In world  news I would  offer  my condolences  to  the  familes  and  friends  of  those  lost  in  the Trans Asia  Airways  Plane  crash in Taipei. Read  more here.

I must  close  now  as it is  getting late  and  the husband is  wanting  to get to sleep  and I  think my  tapping away is annoying  him! so  before I  go  here is a photo of  the fireplace  and TV .

Fireplace  and TV

Fireplace and TV

If we were having  Coffee:  would like to remind  you  about

A Thousand Voices Speak For Compassion

I heard about it first  on TanGental’s page here   and also on Gene’Os page  here . The idea  is to get 1000 bloggers on the same day to write posts about compassion, kindness, support, caring for others, non-judgement etc.? (Date to be decided.(it’s suggested 20th February 2015) We could call it 1000 Voices For Compassion.Who’s in? I really  would  like to be  but I need to think really  hard  about  what  to write about  but I am  going to think about it  and I am going to take part … If  anyone  has any  suggestions I would  be very grateful to hear them!

And of course  the


over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s




If We Were Having Coffee – Feb.08/2015 Peace for Many

Tea at The Old Rectory Nursing Home

Paul your Barista

Paul your Barista

Welcome to Willow’s weekly coffee and tea garden. My name is Paul, I’ll be your barista today and I’m happy to be here once again. Please come in and make yourself comfortable. Willow has plumped the cushions and started a cozy fire so we can warm ourselves while we have a cuppa and chat. As usual, I’d be pleased to bring a pot of whatever beverage you prefer – we have a wide range of teas and coffees to satisfy our world-wide readership. Also available is a large selection of spirits for addition to your cuppa or in its place. We can relax while we discuss the affairs of the week both personal and/or worldwide. How has your week been?

It’s been cold and snowy here this week. A good time to stay inside and read and write. Dialysis went well, although I skipped Wednesday, something the leaves me feeling very tired. Still there are days when I just can’t bring myself to go.

I try to keep at least some of these posts positive and upbeat – although that isn’t always easy with some of the issues that we discuss. So when I saw an article about a Canadian Supreme Court ruling Friday, I first went past it on the basis that it was too negative. But it got stuck in the back of my head and I came back and read the material and was seriously surprised by how positive and even jubilant, it was to those who it affected. On Friday the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that Physician Assisted Death (PAD) was to be made legal Canada. They ruled that the government had 1 year to draft and implement the necessary laws.

The story   Families pushing for doctor assisted suicide reflect on a bittersweet victory. at the globe  and mail  included a number of very personal commentaries by those who were affected. I  was expecting very negative feelings but when I read each of these personal stories, I found them written with love and caring and happiness that reflected those in the stories. Truly this group of people is very special – having nothing to lose and everything to gain from their death. Although it isn’t mentioned in the article, I would assume that many, who were seeking this law, believe that there is something after death. Although there aremany religions that consider suicide to be against God – that argument seems to me to be rather inconsiderate towards those in continual pain and suffering with no recourse or end in sight or those who know they will become unable to function in the near future. What do you think? Would you like to have the option to terminate your life if there were to be no value in it?

Please have another cuppa and a sweet. There are lots to go around. Those who are in constant pain with no recourse have had to make some hard decisions before this law, like Ms. Teske who had Huntington’s disease – a debilitating terminal condition: ‘I love life and I love me, but I don’t want to live like that,’ ” Ms. Teske said. For 12 days, she went without food and water until she died in May, 2014 – the only legal way And from those close to her: “Kim’s [Teske] younger sister, Marlene Teske, agrees. ‘Kim would be thrilled with the decision,’ she said. ‘She is in heaven saying “fabulous” and giving us her thumbs up.’ The feeling of love and life in the very personal stories is amazing. I found the article to be very uplifting in a surprising way. I suppose that I’ve never looked down that long barrel of pain with death at the end, so I have a hard time rejoicing at this. And yet, I can certainly understand and appreciate the happiness of those who are affected. If or when I reach the point in life where I need this legislation, it will be then that I will be pleased  that it is an option.

That’s about all we have room for this week, so it’s time to settle in with another cuppa and watch the fire. Sweets anyone? Please join me in thanking Willow for her invitation to tea. We are all honored that you dropped by today to visit. I hope you’ve enjoyed yourself and the conversation and please look around at Willow’s other posts while you’re here. Willow is over there serving her guests and chatting it up. Let’s go see how she is today. Have a great week. We look forward to seeing you back here for tea again next week.

And of course  the


over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s

Love is in Da Blog, SoCs. Pushed too far.

Just fooling around  with Bee said That is why I wanted to incorporate it into “Love Is In Da Blog”. I also love to connect people and therefore asked if Linda would like to connect “Stream of Consciousness Saturday” with “Love Is In Da Blog”. And she has agreed!!!!

Linda said :

As a special feature for February’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday, The Bee and I have decided to collaborate! As you may know, on her site – Just Fooling Around with Bee – a month-long blog-hop is going on in recognition of Love, called “Love Is In Da Blog.” The week 1 prompt is Love in general – adore/despise. So as not to box in your Friday prompts too much, I’ve decided to play around with it a bit, while still keeping in the spirit of collaboration. Here we go:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: opposites in emotion. If trying to come up with two opposites before you start is too much thinking, try writing about one emotion and see if the opposite comes out of your stream of consciousness naturally. Sounds like fun, eh? Give it a try!


Pushed  too far

He always  brings  me  chocolates instead of flowers

He always  keeps  me waiting  in  the cold  for hours  and hours.

I love him so , because  he is  all mine

I hate him so  beause  he thinks  to bad mouth  me is just fine!


I love  the way  he  kisses  me  and  cuddles me  real  tight

But  hate  the  way  he  bullies  me  and harranges  me  throught  the night

Why does  he create  these  opposing  emotions in  me

I want  him so  to  not  own  me I want  him to set  me free.


I am not his little  doll to parade on his  arm

I hate  the way  he  puts me  down infront of friends

Telling  me  with his  smarmy smile  darling  please  be calm.

Yet I love  though  he hurts  me  so, this confusion never ends


I love him I hate  him, I  need him, I don’t

I adore  him, I despise  him …..

I don’t  care  he cheats on me’

I do !!!!!!………………. snap!



This  is  Just  fooling  around  with  Bee  Idea  for  a  February  daily  challenge! To  suit  her  spoilt  inner  child…. and  mine  come  to that so  here  we go! Hold on to your heart!  Join in  here 



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