IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: Kidnapping, Garden Produce ,Geese,

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.

Lets  join  everyone  here  and  all the  other  “IF  WE  WERE  HAVING  COFFEES”

Join in !

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: I would have  to draw  your  attention  to  Paul’s  guest  post  this  week  as it is  very  interesting, I  am  not  going  to go  over  what  he has  written  as  he has  covered  it  so  eloquently!  Now  what  has  been going on  here  well the  weeks  flash  buy  so  quickly   and  I  am  sure  I shall meet  my self  going  backwards  one  day!

So  the usual  vists  to  the  gym  and  classes, then  on  Wednesday   my  friend  L  and I  spent  a cultural  day  in the local  museum, it  was really  interesting  …. luckily  for  you  there  was no  photography  allow !!We also  enjoyed  a  pot of  tea and a  scone each. We had  a lovely  day.

If  we were having  coffee: Friday  was  interesting  too  as  I was  due  to  meet  a friend  who  lives up  the road  but  who I have not seen since  before  our River  trip. My  sister  came  over in the morning  so I could help her  with  her  laptop, this task  took longer  than either of us  had  expected  and I  rung  my  friend  to say  I was going to  be half  an hour  late. ” Aha!  she  said  that is  fine  as I want  to  kidnap  you ”  I was intrigued  as ( touch  wood)  I have never  been  kidnapped  and have no  wish  to be!

Well I  sorted  my  sister out  as best I  could  and  she was happy  because  we had  sorted  her  immediate  problem. So I  went  along  to  my  friend’s house. The  kidnapping   turned out  to be  a trip  to Bisham (the place  hubby  and I  visited  the other  week. ) Her  son  was  doing  the last  of  his  duties  as  youth  leader (  moving into the  real world  and  a new  career ) He  had been incharge  of  a camp  of  young  people  and  we had  been  roped in to  help  clear  up  the  area  an  take  two  young  lads home!


The camp site


Goose with gammy wing


Geese with lone duck cleaning up

When we arrived,  there  were pile of  equipment  everywhere  and people  loading  cars  with  camping  and  cooking  gear  and  children! We  joined in  and  soon  the  field  looked  pristine  again as in top  picture ! There  was  a Goose  there who  had  broken  a wing , I  asked  about  him  and  was  told  that  he had  broken  his wing  last year  but  the RSPB  had  fixed him  up  and  though  he  has  a strange  protuding  part  to his wing  he has happily  survived  the year!

As  you can see  the only  evidence  that  there had  been  a  camp  there  at  all was  the  different  colour  patches  on the  field!  That is  shown in  above  with  the  lone Duck  who joined  the  Geese  in their  clear  up  routine!


Ready for dinner today

If  we  were having  coffee: I would  tell you how  we have  been  eating  our  potatoes  (  crop  all gone! )  and  our  lovely green beans! It is  so good  to just  pop out  to the garden  and  just pick  the  amount  you  want  for dinner.  The  tomatoes  are  getting  huge  and it looks like we will be  making  lots of  chutney  again this  year! I say  we but  it is  really  the hubby’s  domain.


Fit to burst


Green and healthy


Hidden among the leaves

Now see  I slipped  the garden  report in  without  a warning !!

Take your Pick

If  we were having coffee : I would  ask  if  I  can fill up  your  cup, or  glass  or  get  you anything  else  to  eat  it is  all  calorie  free! Now  last  night  the hubby  and I went  to visit  some  friends  and  we had  a great  evening  and  today  we are  having hubby’s  mother  over  for  dinner  we  do most  Sundays  if  we are  here.  So  really  I  have  to go  and get  on  as  the  dinner  will not  cook itself!

I do hope  you have not  found my  idle  chitter  chatter  to  boring   but  as  I  said  Paul’s  blog  is  very  thought  provking  again this  week!  So with that said  I must  love  you  and  leave  you !

If  we  were having  coffee :  I say  I  was  sad  to miss  the  Annual  Bloggers  Bash  info here 

And of course  the


over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s

Oh!! I nearly  forgot  my  beautiful  SunFlowers  I bought  them yesterday!!


Full of warmth


And Hope !


19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul
    Aug 02, 2015 @ 13:06:30

    Awesome post Willow – love the pictures. Poor Mr. Goose, I hope he will be OK. Your garden looks great – yummy. And beautiful sunflowers. 😀


  2. TanGental
    Aug 02, 2015 @ 13:53:23

    thanks for the mention Willow; garden produce looks utterly scrummy


  3. cordeliasmom2012
    Aug 02, 2015 @ 13:54:56

    Those tarts look yummy! I’ll take a lemon one, thank you.


  4. Glazed
    Aug 02, 2015 @ 16:19:49

    You say you have a marquee and heaters. I believe a marquee is an overhead sign. So what the heck are heaters?


    • willowdot21
      Aug 02, 2015 @ 18:19:47

      Well sir in England a marquee is a large tent used for functions such as weddings and party’s. Hope that clears any misunderstanding … Two nations split by one language. 🙂


      • Glazed
        Aug 02, 2015 @ 19:24:29

        Okay. But what is a heater? In the USA, a heater is something that keeps you warm in the winter. But I suspect it must be something different in England, due to your use of heaters in the summer.

      • willowdot21
        Aug 02, 2015 @ 19:27:27

        I see I can slip nothing past you sir! A heater is the same in England as it is in America a machine to keep you warm….. Our summers can be very chilly!

      • Glazed
        Aug 02, 2015 @ 19:59:26

        Ha! And here I thought it was some sort of article of English food. Well thank you for being patient with me, and thanks for the clarification. Keep warm! 🙂

      • willowdot21
        Aug 02, 2015 @ 21:36:38

        Will do sir as long as you do the same!! 🙂 😉

  5. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.
    Aug 02, 2015 @ 18:35:40

    Beautiful photos and charming prose from top to bottom – a must read each week and I’m actually here on a Sunday. You take some amazing photos even though you tell me you simply point and shoot. I should have that non-talent! I love, love the sunflowers. They are the state flower of where I grew up and I adore them. In the state of Kansas you see them growing for miles and miles – as far as the eye can see and just before harvest – it’s a beautiful feast for the eyes.


  6. socialbridge
    Aug 03, 2015 @ 21:49:05

    Those veggies make me want to reach out and graze and as for the sunflowers ….


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