Firstly  before  we  go  any  further  I  need  to  tell  you  that  my genial  co host  Paul Curran  will not  be posting  ‘If  we  were having  Coffee’ this  week  because  he is  unwell . He  sent  me  an  email  Friday , saying  “I’m sorry Willow, but I think I have to go into the hospital tonight – something broke inside and I am in a lot of pain.  won’t be able to do the weekly post until further notice. My apologies.

Paul your Barista

Paul your Barista

So  lets  all sen  a huge  get  well to  Paul  we  will keep  you in  our  thoughts  and  those  of us  who  want  to  (  me included ) can  pray  for  your  safe  return  soon!

Well Paul  if  you are  reading  this  be  assured  we are  all rooting  for  you.

If  we  were having  Coffee  :  time  again to ask how  are  you all are   and  what  have  you been up  to this  week!  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  

Now  welcome  to  Paul’s  guests,  well I  know I  am not  Paul   but  I  shall  do  my  bet  to keep  you entertained  until  his  return!


If we were having  Coffee : I  am delighted  to  tell  you that  my  Gym Buddy  is  back  from her Caribbean holiday,  she is  looking  extremely tanned  and  well… am I  jealous HELL YES! but  I  am glad  that  she is  back  as it is  always  better  to  do  our  classes  as a  pair ,  that  way  our trainer  has  to  split  his  attention  rather  than  working  me  to  a shadow!

If we were having  Coffee :I would  tell you  that I have  decided  that  I cannot do  the A to Z  April Challenge.  I have  so much  on  and I  do  not  have  enough  time  as  it is  so  rather  rush  and  bodge  I have  decided  I  am not  going  to  put  myself  under  too much  pressure. Mind  you  plenty  of  my  fellow  bloggers  will be  entering  and  no  doubt  will be calling  me  a wooze!

If we were having  Coffee : I  would  ask if  you would  like  another  cup  of  anything  or  a  cake  or  biscuit?  there  are plenty  here  to  choose  from! Doesn’t  that  make  your  mouth  water .

How  is  the  weather  where  you are  it is   very  mixed  here, one  day  freezing   but  bright  the  next   warmer   but  dull! There is  one  thing  about  England  you  never  get  bored  by  the weather.  You  never  get used  to it either!

View  through the  trees

View through the trees

walk  home  from  the gym

walk home from the gym

Pigegon  of  a  cross

Pigegon of a cross

Blue  skies

Blue skies

Fluffy  Clouds

Fluffy Clouds

Sunny  morning

Sunny morning

Here  I have  shown  you  my  walk to  and  from the  gym  and  what  a  difference  a  day  makes from  one  to the next, from freezing  fog  to  clear  blue  skies  and a rise in temperature.

If we were having Coffee:  I would say  I  would like  to  extend   my  sympathies  to  the  families  and  friends  of  the  crew  and  passengers  of  the  the German Wings  aircraft  that  crashed into  the  Alps  last  week. There  were  no  survivors. I  am not  going  to  enter into  the  debate  about  the  where’s  and why fors   all I  shall say  is  may  God  rest  their  souls. If  you wish  to  see  more  read  here .

Well it is  time  for  me  to  go now  as  there is  so  much  to do! Let us  hope  Paul  will be  well  and  back  with us  very  soon.

And of course  the


over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s


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Did I work  and  care  for all of  them

Tending  to their  every need not

Realizing  it was all

For naught. Since I  cut that

Umbilical Knot

I was not on

Their minds

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