Hello  and  welcome  come in it is lovely  to see you all here. Sorry  about  yesterday  but  Paul was  not  feeling  tip  top  due  to his Dialisis treatment over in Canada and I had  to  go  and have  a Gastroscopy. So  neither  Paul  or  I felt up  to doing  our  Sunday  bout of  entertaining.

But  we  both  love  to have  you all visit  so  we are  here  today, Monday  to  invite  you all in.  So 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!

What  a week it has been  and  If we were having Coffee: I would  tell  you all about it. Where  shall I start , of course I have been to the gym  with  my  gym  buddy  and  her  latest  Newbie  ( number 5 ) has arrived  and it is a boy! She  and  her  whole  family  are delighted!

If we were having Coffee: I would  tell you  the husband  is having a better  social  life  than  me right now. He  was out  to lunch on Thursday  with  an old  work  colleague  then in the evening  we  were  out  for a  meal  with  friends . We  had a lovely  time  in an old pub  that  does  amazing  grub!

Friday  the husband  was off away  with  some other  work friends  they  had a trip  to the south  coast, a  meal out   then the next  morning  they had  breakfast out  then took a walk  along  the seafront! Was I  jealous….. not a bit I had  the house  and the TV pusher  to myself!! Yes!

If we were having Coffee: Saturday  was a read letter  day  for  me. I went  to  my  usual  core  class  and  was delighted  to find  it falling into to place. Yes  it  was hard  and yes it  hurt  but  I really  felt  I was in command  of  my  body! I had  to drag  myself  home   but  then after a  coffee  I texted  my  Pilates  and Gym  instructor  and  told  them  both  that I  felt  I had  nailed it!! Thanks  to the two of  them. They  both  gallantly  said it  was more  to do with  my  determination  than  their  hard  work . I decided it  must  be  half  and  half !

Now  can I  off you  another  drink  or  some  cakes  or  biscuits?

Coffee cake and biscuits

If we were having Coffee: I would  say  today  is  the day of  the week  that  that I have been dreading day  of  the  big G (Gastroscopy ) So  it  was up  early  off to the hospital and  then  the procedure. Luckily  it  is  not  a long  process   but  it rather uncomfortable. They  spray  your  throat  with  anesthetic  then  put  a camera  down your  oasphaus, gullet  and stomach. They  took a biopsy  for a  test and had  a look around , thankfully  all was  looking  well, no  ulcers no  blockages! Thankfully it is  over  and apart  from a soar throat I am fine  but tired!

If we were having Coffee:I have been very  busy  with Love Is In Da Blog at Just fooling  Around  With Bee  Boy  has  she  set us  some  hard  tasks   but I have  never  been  one  to shrink from a challenge.  Do pop along and have a look at  her  blog  and all the entries!

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

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

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul
    Feb 16, 2015 @ 07:06:02

    Good day Willow! I am so pleased that you test went well yesterday. It must feel great to get that out of the way. Sounds like your gym classes are starting to work for you – that is wonderful. I’m glad you are publishing a day late this week – gave me a chance.


  2. 1EarthUnited
    Feb 16, 2015 @ 07:08:55

    Thank you for the virtual coffee! 🙂
    1000 voices for compassion is a great idea! May i suggest not thinking too hard this time, just speak from the heart, from your experiences, and share generously like you always do. Hope Paul is feeling better soon. Be well.


  3. Oh! It's Vefday
    Feb 16, 2015 @ 07:17:58

    Ah so good.. Willow your posts always give me a lift. Yes they’re just like having a nice cup of coffee. Lots of interesting links too..


  4. Gray Dawster
    Feb 16, 2015 @ 07:37:12

    Just putting the kettle on Willowdot 🙂

    Andro xxx


  5. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Feb 16, 2015 @ 12:43:00

    Glad last week is behind you. Doesn’t sound pleasant– that test.
    Love your cat and coffee pictures. You do find the best ones. ❤


  6. TanGental
    Feb 16, 2015 @ 16:14:13

    I do hope the throat recovers, Willow. If you were looking for a kick off point for the 20th, if you are still wondering, I would go no further than your poetry. Thee are countless theme you have covered but many look at how much sadness there is but with hope at the end. Chose a favourite, set it out an tell us how poetry helps you (assuming it does but I’m sure some does) envision the world a better place.


  7. philosophermouseofthehedge
    Feb 16, 2015 @ 16:25:14

    So there you are. Just lovely here ( love the cat with the ducky – RC Cat was delighted with that image). So hope this week is much cheerier for you and Paul
    The arctic front has just arrived at our back door with rain and rapid 20 degree drop of temps. Molly Malamute and I went out very early for a long walk as it’s supposed to be bitter cold for a few days – she will not be able to have a playdate in the fields with friends tomorrow. A few days of fireplace, reading, and chatting with friends here – not such a bad thing! Smiles sent!


    • willowdot21
      Feb 16, 2015 @ 16:29:08

      Lovely to have you here! Glad rhat RC aproves of the cat in the mug!Sorry your weather has arrived wet and freezing! The weather here in the UK is not as bad as yours or Paul’s in Canada but I understand what you mean about staying in .. I have been soaked by cold rain twice today. So I hope you and Molly Malamute cuddle up and keep warm!! 🙂 xxxx


  8. markbialczak
    Feb 16, 2015 @ 20:21:25

    I’m glad all is well with the core and the throat, Willow! You can bend all around and talk my ear off, too. 🙂 Send your hubby off on his trips and you have the TV control, maybe I’ll cross the pond and come see you in person. hahaha. Just teasing, Mr. Willow, glad you are feeling well, too, good sir!


  9. ~ Sadie ~
    Feb 24, 2015 @ 04:28:47

    Hope you’re both feeling better!


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