If we were having Coffee: The week between Christmas and New Year

Welcome  everyone  to  the  first  If  we  were having  coffee after Christmas. Although  the  weather has been  unseasonably mild  the last  two days  the  temperature has  dropped  and the rain has  set in and  the  wind has  been  really  wild.    Some  parts of  the  country  are  having  truly  severe weather with more  to  come  … read  here

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


Do join in

Come on  in  it  nice  to  sit  and  have a  chat  after  all  the  hustle  and  bustle  of  the past  few days.   I  can  still entertain  you  all  with 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.


Well Christmas dinner  came  and  went  and  it  was  not  without  a  hitch! There  was a little  stress in  the  kitchen  the  Turkey  needed  to  be  removed  from  the  oven  and  turned. Well  that  was  the  plan, but  that is  not  what  happened!  The  Turkey rashly  threw itself on  the  floor  spilling  fat  and  oil  all over  the  floor,  the  units  and  the  hubby! Thankfully  he  was  quick  thinking   and  dashed up stairs  disrobing  as  he  went! Number  two  son  managed  to  grab  the  roasting  hot  turkey  and  throw it into  a  clean pan  and  we  got it  back into  the  oven.

We washed  the  floor  and  the units  and hubby  washed  and  changed  and  all disasters  were  avoided!  Dinner was  delicious  and  fun  though  our  eldest  lad  does  have  a habit  of  winding  number  two  son up!

If we were having  coffee : 

It  has  been  a very  busy  week,  shopping,  wrapping presents, cooking  and  entertaining! Yesterday, Boxing  Day  we (  sons number  one  and  two, hubby  and  I   and  mother in law ) all trooped off  to  the Newbie’s  and  we had  a  wonderful  day.  From  an  excited welcome  to  lots  of  play   and  present  opening    and  to  round it up  a  walk  to  to  the  local  play  park!!

IMG_20151226_141401528_HDRIf we  were  having  Coffee:  I would  have  to  say  we  are  all  sill  waiting  patiently   for  our  dear  Paul  Curran   to  rejoin us here at  the  coffee  share   but  until he is  well enough  and up  and  running again  we  shall  have  to  bide our  time!

For  now  everyone  Be  well  and  happy!

If we were having Coffee Original idea  from parttimemonster.

And of course  the


over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s
Love to you all


29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. socialbridge
    Dec 27, 2015 @ 21:02:06

    Willow, I can just imagine the incident with the turkey! It reminds me a little of an episode when son Harry was a toddler and when everything was at boiling point and the visitors about the arrive, he pulled open a drawer full of coins and stones that crashed onto the kitchen floor and was lucky not to bang him on the head in the process. I spent a frantic 10 mins or so sweeping up money! (I wonder where I put it all.)
    Yes, love to Paul. Thinking a lot about him this Christmas and thrilled that you had such a happy time with Newbie.


    • willowdot21
      Dec 27, 2015 @ 21:11:06

      It was horrendous, thank goodness the Newbie was not around you must of been frantic when Harry accidentally caused mayhem! Doesn’t that always happen when you least expect it! Yes the day at the Newbie’s was amazing!! ❤ How was your day!


  2. Deborah
    Dec 27, 2015 @ 21:40:04

    It sounds like a lovely time in spite of the turkey disaster. Lots of fast thinkers in your family. 🙂 I look forward to having Christmas dinner next year, depending on where we end up living. At least, I will have something more than sloppy joes and macaroni and cheese. 😉


  3. Corina
    Dec 27, 2015 @ 22:28:45

    Well, it sounds like the quick thinking saved the turkey! What a relief. I bet you can laugh about it soon, if not now.

    I didn’t get crazy about shopping…I haven’t in a long time, since I discovered amazon and shopping online! There are always a few things to be gotten at the regular brick and mortar stores but not enough to make things crazy. Thankfully! It makes the holidays more enjoyable for me. i have a strong distaste of shopping malls and busy, rude shoppers!

    Glad your Christmas turned out as well as it did!


  4. Lynz Real Cooking
    Dec 27, 2015 @ 23:06:39

    Wow so glad noone was hurt with the turkey! Sounds like you have been busy! love to you


  5. cordeliasmom2012
    Dec 27, 2015 @ 23:40:51

    I think we’ve all had similar incidents at holiday meals. Two years ago, I was hosting Christmas brunch and because I was making so much of it, I decided to cook the bacon in the oven. When I took the pan out to turn the bacon strips, the pan tilted and grease flew all over the floor. Before I knew it, I was doing a split. Thank heavens, hubby was behind me and managed to catch me before I went all the way down. He even cleaned up the floor for me. But at least we managed to get the kitchen back in shape and bacon cooked before our guests arrived.


  6. 1EarthUnited
    Dec 28, 2015 @ 01:14:28

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Willow!
    Love the cozy socks and crazy turkey story, all well that ends well.
    Hope to hear from Paul in the upcoming new year.
    Blessing everyone. 🙂


  7. Nooce Miller
    Dec 28, 2015 @ 03:25:57

    Oh my gosh, your turkey must have been very contrary to throw himself to the floor like that. I am still laughing at your description, especially of your husband dashing up the stairs. I nearly bought a turkey for our Christmas dinner but at the last minute I grabbed a large ham instead, and I’m pleased to tell you he behaved like a gentleman and sat perfectly still in his roasting pan, even when I applied the sugar glaze. Happy New Year to you!


  8. bettylouise31
    Dec 28, 2015 @ 03:56:14

    Happy you survive the minor accident with the turkey. This time of the year is very busy.


  9. atkokosplace
    Dec 29, 2015 @ 00:24:28

    Wow, I’m glad every thing turned out alright. It was simple for me this year as I sent the family to California to surf and ski. I stayed back with all the fur babies. Santa brought them new collars. They were quite happy with kibble and I had a lovely cup of tea! Best wishes to you in the new year to come! Koko:)


  10. roweeee
    Dec 30, 2015 @ 12:33:04

    Willow, just as well that turkey wasn’t at my place because as soon as it hit the floor, my dogs would’ve nabbed it…especially our Border Collie as he’s been on prednisone and had an insatiable appetite.
    Your photo of your Christmas table was beautiful and encourages me to do more at home next year. We always have Christmas lunch at my aunt’s and we’re really busy with end of year concerts etc so I’m usually just able to get out the door Christmas Day.
    By the way, my Dad raised turkeys in suburban Sydney as a kid and used to sell the end product to his mother. He had one very aggressive turkey who made the mistake of taking on my grandfather who gave him the boot. My Dad said that when it appeared on the plate, it had a big bruise. My grandfather had been a footballer back in the day. Of course, this isn’t the way your handle your disagreements these days. Perhaps, he could’ve suggested anger management to the bird? I don’t know much about turkeys but I do remember being chased by geese down there.
    xx Rowena


    • willowdot21
      Dec 30, 2015 @ 12:48:00

      Hi Rowena we were lucky that we have no dogs in the house…. we have in the past! I did have to smile at the thought of your Granddad having fisty cuffs or booty cuffs with and Turkey and also even funnier a turkey at anger management! My Mum lived next to a man who raised turkeys when she was a young girl. She can remember they ran around even after their heads were chopped off ..or is it their neck rung! …ugh! here have a cuppa and a cake!! Thanks for coming you are always welcome! 🙂


      • roweeee
        Dec 30, 2015 @ 12:53:03

        I’ve heard about them running around with their heads cut off. My Dad is very pragmatic and it was a way to make money for him. He used to clean them and do the whole thing. He ended up an accountant by trade and later ran a successful small business but he learned a lot as a kid in effect running this small backyard business.

      • willowdot21
        Dec 30, 2015 @ 13:00:51

        Well that is excellent and extremely enterprising of him and it obviously set him in good stead!

  11. Dinata Misovec
    Jan 04, 2016 @ 19:13:37

    Hello. You have reminded me of the days when I prepared a big feast every Christmas day. It started the day before, and then I was up very early to get the huge bird into the oven. All the extended family and sometimes guests arrived with presents and children. It was chaos until we sat down at the table.

    Now the children are all grown and we sold the house years ago. We are living in a motorhome with no counter space. All was not lost for Christmas dinner though. The RV park has a Christmas eve party and then a Christmas dinner in the afternoon. The volunteers prepare the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. The rest of us bring a side dish. It was all good. And, like most pot-luck events, there was way too much food and desserts. All delicious and easy for me, with little clean up.

    But I still miss those days when it seemed like every pot, pan, dish, and utensil in the kitchen was dirty. When I collapsed on the sofa in the evening after everyone had gone home. I miss all the noise and laughter.


    • willowdot21
      Jan 04, 2016 @ 21:01:36

      Hi Dinita I know what you mean about the ghosts of Christmas past! My family is grown up now and Christmas is getting smaller and smaller though I do now have a grandson… I don’t want things to slip away but your experience sounds good so nil desperado! ❤ Do visit for coffee whenever you fancy!


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