Hello everyone I thought I catch you all as you arrive. I was thinking as the weather is improving we could start sitting out in the garden ! I think it is looking good have a look for yourselves and then we can decide if we are ready to move out there!
Well what do you think shall we chance it we can bring out the heaters we used in the Autumn if anyone is used to higher temperatures. Now as always 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
Well, I am exhausted physically and mentally today so I am going to sit here and pour you all a drink do help yourselves to any cake or biscuit , remember as I have already said all are calorie free.
If we were having Coffee: I would tell you that we have just returned from a trip to Rome, well we actually got back in the wee small hours of Friday! We walked miles and saw so much! The weather was brilliant and we had also had some wonderful food and wine!
We stayed at an hotel that was in the grounds of a monastery it was set in beautiful gardens and there was a seminary and a church. There were lots of Nuns and Priests there on business and holiday, there were two groups of young people on Lecture Tours one group from the US, there were families and couples and of course us! It was quite a mix. It was a lovely hotel and the staff were excellent , polite cheerful and happy to help.
We had not picked the hotel because it was Catholic, we picked it for it’s location , a two minute walk from the Metro and really good restaurants. We visited The Pantheon, The Colosseum, The Forum, The Spanish Steps, The Borgesie Park,The Vatican, Sistine Chapel, The Vatican Museum and the Trevi Fountain . St Paul’s Basilica and St Paul’s Square, Argentina Square, Circus Maximus and Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II ( which the locals call either the Typewriter or The Wedding cake) and more!! PHEW!! I have included photos at the bottom of this post!
If we were having coffee : I would ask you if you would like another cuppa and some cakes all calorie free and waiting for you . Do you remember our tomato plants I have been charting their progress for you in photos for a few weeks now , well they are outside now and if you follow me round the side of the house I shall show them now that they are grown enough to be outside in their grow bags! Also the potatoes are coming along too! As you can see we have three rainwater collecting vats strange as it may seem no matter how much rain we might get in the winter or spring there are always hosepipe bans a couple of weeks into the summer!
If we were having Coffee: I would tell you that however lovely it is to go away we always have to return at some point and went we do all the problems and minutia of life will still be waiting for us on our return! So it is back to real life with a bang!
All the problems I managed to hide from myself are back, there is still a rift between us and the Newbie’s family and it feels as though it is getting wider… the hubby is still very hurt, as I am I but if I say anything I just make it worse so I am keeping my mouth shut!…… Anyway enough of that, lets enjoy the sun, the refreshments and all our friends!
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Let us go and Join Paul and all his guests and see what they are up to and what sort of week they have had. Thank you all so much for coming and I look forward to seeing you all again next week! 🙂 And now some photos from Rome.