Hello everyone welcome to the garden we have a marquee and heaters, all the garden furniture has been washed and I have put out cushions for your comfort.
Well what do you think shall we chance it . 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
If we were having Coffee: Well it has been a busy week and I have quite a lot to report but firstly let me get you all settled down with a drink and something to eat . So far this week I have been to the gym four times ( not as much as usual) I have today off because my trainer is on holiday in Crete and so I don’t have to go to Core Class …Excuse me while I let a whoop of joy! As much as I take my training seriously and I realize that if I don’t go my back will suffer I am always happy to have a day off!
Monday I had to go to the dentist which is not much fun and hard on the purse! We do have NHS dentists which patients do pay for but at a much reduced rate. It is hard to get on to their books so many people including us have to use private dentists who are much more expensive ! But that is life isn’t it.
If we were having Coffee: On Wednesday the husband and I decided to go for a walk along a canal near where we live. The weather was lovely and we saw some cows ducks, swans and lots of narrow boats. We were lucky enough to be at a lock just as a narrow boat approached so we sat on the bench and watched their progress through the lock. We had a chat with the people on the boat who said they had been living on the boat for six month periods but were seriously thinking of making it permanent. They had both given up work and if they were not too extravagant they managed very well. They had a little dog and also a 6 week old duck which they had adopted the day it had hatched ( no parents) and were considering renaming the boat The Dog and Duck ! We had to smile as that is a common name for a pub.
It was a lovely day, the weather was fantastic and we enjoyed the people and animals we met, though the Cows were rather large! But I just firmly asked they to move and they did …I think they were just showing off! After we had had our walk we had a lovely pub lunch! It was a wonderful day out with the husband, who all credit to him had planned it from start to finish!
If we were having Coffee : Its time to bore you with the weekly garden pictorial update.
As you can see everything is growing well …. please note I know the names of all my plants NOT!!
If we were having coffee :
I tell you that o Thursday my friend L and I went over to visit my sort of sister ( best friends for 49yrs) to celebrate her up coming birthday later this month. Last Thursday was the only day we could all get together so we went to Windsor and had afternoon tea! Just Like proper ladies!
After tea we had a look round the shops !! Again it was a lovely day so had fun chatting as we walked!
Now If we were having coffee : I don’t want you getting the idea that I am an airhead with nothing better to do than swan around having lunch and tea ( as much as I would like to) I am a normal busy woman with lots of ups and downs in my life. Family , friends, life in general throws all the usual grief and trials my way I just choose to try and keep them off of my coffee days with you my friends. I am aware of all the awful things happening around the world and near to home here in England. I do mention these things on occasion but mostly I hope I can entertain you with the happier side of life like these!
Right Lets go and visit Paul and his friends they are all having fun here too lets see what , interesting, thought provoking and happy stories Paul has for us today. Do all stay and be comfortable we love to see you all.
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27 thoughts on “IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: GARDENS, BIRTHDAYS AND CANALS”
Awesome picture Willow- your garden looks great. I can tell your tomatoes that I knew them when they were but seedlings – and now look big they are. Ha! I actually really enjoy the pictures of your garden as he seasons change Willow. Sounds like you’ve been busy – and tea at Windsor! Over here Windsor and the castle are the stuff of tales of Kings and Queens. It seems so funny to talk about it like a real place where there are tea shops and garbage truck..
Great post Willow.
Hi Paul yes you know the tomatoes intimately! The garden is a source of joy and interest to us and I do like to share that. Well Windsor is just a town with a Big Castle and guards and parades the Queen is often there but we don’t see her dropping into the shops. It is a lovely place to visit though it gets very busy. Have a great week Paul. xxxxx
Great post Willow! I love all of the pictures of your little outing and your garden is beautiful! I enjoyed having coffee with you 🙂
Thank you so much for coming you are always welcome. 🙂 xx
You are most welcome and thank you 🙂
I love Mrs. Squirrel’s purse. Wherever did she buy it? 😀
Love your garden. You have a lovely yard. Thank you for the lovely walk, cows and all. Have a lovely Sunday, Willow. ❤ ❤
I have asked Mrs Squirrel but she is being tight lipped about where she got it ( I wondered if she had got it from a charity shop?) You are always welcome on our walks and I hope you too have a good and happy week too! ❤ ❤
Nice one, my lady…. I liked your photos, well enough I’m going to steal 3 of them to use over on my blog, for the opening pix, if’n you don’t mind… I’ll tell them whose pics they are, so they can join y’all for coffee some time, too…
Bad cupcakes! Sugar bad! Begone!….
(Sorry, gotta stay on my diet; lost 55 so far but still 25 to go, so, no cupcakes for gigoid….)
gigoid, the dubious
Welcome sir welcome you are most welcome. Did you not know all the food is calorie free!! You can use the photos of course 😉 I am so pleased that you came by have a good week, keep the splendid work you are doing with the diet. Keep smiling and keep writing 🙂 ❤
Had a good chuckle about the Dog and Duck!
OH! Jean so did we!! ❤
Love the photos! Glad that it seems you’ve had a good week. 🙂
I can’t imagine how someone survives without working. The photos are great and I love all the little garden plants that are growing!
Well we only spoke to these people for about 15mins but reading through the lines I think they must of retired early probably with settlements or good pensions, they may of had a property to sell or rent out . They said they had to be frugal but I think they were really happy!! 🙂
That would make a lot of sense and smart. Make your money then live simply but enjoy life!
Yes good luck to them we wish them well!
Your garden pictures are never boring. I always love to see them. I don’t garden and thus have no garden so I enjoy seeing other people’s gardens!
I am glad that you enjoy them. 🙂
Great read as ever , I certainly agree with the saying that: When war breaks out truth is the first casualty! I would like to add : Closely followed by humanity! xxxx
Willow there’s no need to justify having tea! What’s life without having proper tea with friends, it’s a necessary tradition. I appreciate you taking the time to entertain us with calorie-free treats, and for being such a lovely gracious host. Your blog serves as a welcomed respite from the harsher realities of life. I love your amazing garden, and look forward to sharing your weekly joy. Blessed be! 🙂
Thank you I am so glad you enjoy my bubbling! I just think so often we dwell on the sad and the bad that occasionally celebrating the little happy things. I was just worried that everyone would think I was crowing. 🙂 xxxxx
One thing i’ve learned is never worry about what everyone else is thinking, it’s all in MY head anyway! 🙂 ❤
Yes that’s so true!