If we were having Coffee : First one of the year!

Welcome  everyone  to  the  first  If  we  were having  coffee of  the New Year 2016. Although  the  weather has been  unseasonably mild  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  update   … 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 is 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.


If we were having coffee:   I would  say  come on  lets  sit  down  and have  a quiet  cuppa , a piece of  cake   and  be grateful  that  Christmas, New  Year  and  all that entails is finally  all behind us. I am very lucky  in  that  with  all  the argy bargy  that  goes  with family and friends at New Year  and Christmas I  do have them. Although  at  times  I wish  things  would  be more  peaceful  I should  be  counting  my  blessings  that I have  them  to drive me mad, a safe warm  home  and  food and drink! Talking of  which  what  can I  get  you.

There  are  many out  there who dread  this time of  the year. They  may have been bereaved at  this time of  the year, homeless, abused or  just have  so  many  money  worries  that  all the  month of  December brings  is  fear  and  depression. Sadly  a high  number  of  suicides  are  noted  at  this time of  year.

I have  to tell  you  about  Geoff  Lepard    who  gives  the  great  gift  of  himself  to the  charity  Christmas  at Crisis you  can read about it  here. It is  a very  worthy  charity  and it  is not only  there  for  Christmas   but is  working  to help  the homeless all year round. Hubby  and I  have  donated  to  this  charity  instead  of  buying  each other  presents  on  occasion.

If  we were having coffee: Tuesday  after Christmas  we  had  guests  all  day which was lovely  as  they were all surprise guests  so I  did not need  to  get stressed out!  Wednesday  we had a lovely  surprise, the  Newbie’s dad ( our youngest son)  rang us  early  in the morning to tell us he was taking the Newbie  to a Soft Play  Barn near us and would  we like to  join them… we did  not need asking  twice and  we had a lovely time. On  our return  the  hubby  was out to lunch  with  a friend  until 2pm  then  we were off  to  friends  for  drinks and nibbles! So we had two extremely social days!!

If  we were having coffee: I would  ask you did you celebrate  New Year. We did  we went out  to friends  and had  a lovely  time , what  did  you do?

If we were having Coffee:  I would  tell  you  that I  am  now, like  many  of  you  three days  into Just Jot January and  so far  managing  to keep up. Now  it is  never  too late  to  join  in  the  rules  and  the  prompts  are  here . A big  thanks  to  LindaGHill  for  organizing  these  yearly  events.

If 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


16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TanGental
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 07:39:22

    Thanks for the shout Willow. Here’s hoping for lots of coffee this year. And good for you with Linda’s just jot it. Excellent stuff


  2. tesscol
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 14:11:32

    If we were having coffee I would tell you that Christmas Day was wonderful with much love and laughter with almost all our family. Boxing day was a disaster as I felt so ill I had to drag myself from my bed as .dinner had tobe provided……New Years Eve was also a non event for me as it has been for many years. Hey ho life goes on and I am looking forward to resuming my regular activities to relieve the boredom of being stuck indoors. I do have to admit I managed to lose myself in a couple of good books in the past week though. To all those with a network of friends I say cherish and value them….life is dreary with none.


    • willowdot21
      Jan 03, 2016 @ 17:48:32

      Well Tess I am sorry to hear things have been so dull. I do cherish my friends and I did have a lovely time with friends. But we are not with friends and family all the time… No one has a perfect life in reality. Hugs xxxx


  3. bettylouise31
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 16:56:06

    2016 has started off with a bang for you. It was nice to read you cheerful message.


  4. Diana
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 18:33:26

    We had a really lovely holiday, and now it’s already time to start thinking about Mardi Gras and getting ready for the parades and events. At some point, perhaps, we’ll sit back and take a deep breath. lol

    Glad to hear that you and yours had a good one–hope your week is good!


  5. TheAspiringCatholic
    Jan 04, 2016 @ 15:50:42

    I’m loving that Christmas Tree in the corner!


  6. Dale
    Jan 05, 2016 @ 03:35:09

    What a fun time! It is so much more relaxing to have surprise get-togethers – I couldn’t agree with you more! Very fun.


  7. Nooce Miller
    Jan 06, 2016 @ 19:12:43

    You’ve been very busy! We had only each other and two movies at home for our New Year’s Eve, but that suited Mr. M and I just fine. I love your picture of your hearth, brick walls and those divine leather chairs. Very cozy with the tree tucked in.


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