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: Okay  let’s  start  with  Mother in Law  known  from here on in as MIL. Well  so far  this  week  we  have had her  over  twice ,  the  hubby  has  been over  to her place  and taken  her  to  the  hospital. Tuesday  MIL starts  her  Chemo. I have  absolutely  no  idea  how  this  will pan  out   but  fingers  crossed.

Today is  really  busy  as  we have  two of  our  son’s, daughter in  law , Newbie and MIL   over  for  dinner! So  it is  all hands  to  the pump  or at  least  the oven!

So  it is  leg of  lamb  for us

and  Salmon  for  the  MIL

If we  were having  coffee:  I would  tell  you it has  been  a quiet  week  because  my  knee is  still playing up. I have  not  done  much  this  week  apart  from  housework, washing  ironing  and  blogging!

Talking  of  bloging  we are into  the  last  week  of  Love Is In Da  Blog…. where on  earth  did  February  go?


Last  week  this  week

Wednesday  my  friend  L  and  I  did  manage  to  escape  and  go off  to Windsor on  the bus  and  and have a  cup of  coffee  and a  toasted  teacake  and  a long  natter  to  set  the  world  to  rights! Unfortunately  we  could  not  walk  too far  , again because  of  my knee!

OH! Guess  What?

Guess  who is  back  among us ! The  one, the  only  Mr Paul  Curran. I have  not  received a post  from him yet  but  as  soon  as I do it  will be posted up on here!!  Welcome  home Paul  you have been missed!

Cake  anyone…sorry I  am forgetting  my  manners!


Yum Yum.

I had physio  again  this  week  but  to  no  avail if  anything  my  knee is  feeling  worse. In fact  after  hubby  said  he  thought  I  was  wasting  my  time  and  money  I have  cancelled  my  next  and  all visits  to  the  the physio. I hope  the  wait  to  see  the specialist  is  not too long!

If  we  were having  coffee :   I  would  have  to apologize   now  as I  really must  go now  as I have  so much  to  do  and  so little  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 Gen’O’s Love  you  all





38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul
    Feb 21, 2016 @ 05:52:12

    Awww, Willow, it is such a pleasure to be back. Thanks so much for the great welcome back. I wasn’t sure if things had changed since I was last around so I didn’t prepare a post. if you want me to continue the guest coffee posts, i’d be more than pleased.

    Sounds like you had a busy weekend – the meals looked scrumptious. And tea at Windsor, no less. Well, well. Great post and song Willow.


  2. Judy Martin
    Feb 21, 2016 @ 13:31:04

    Sounds like you have got a lot going on Willow. Hope everything goes well for your MIL 🙂


  3. cordeliasmom2012
    Feb 21, 2016 @ 14:52:54

    Willow – good luck in the coming days. Between your MIL and your own health problems, you have a very full schedule. Hope all goes well.


  4. gigoid
    Feb 21, 2016 @ 18:01:14

    As a chef, I can tell you the gigot d’agneau aux pommes bourgeois looks perfect, and the salmon, crusted with garlic and capers looks yummy… which, for me, is saying a lot. Not a big salmon fan, but, that’s a good looking recipe….

    Nice to hear Paul is back….



    • willowdot21
      Feb 21, 2016 @ 18:06:32

      Thanks for the compliments I shall pass them on to the cook.. Hubby today I was Sou Chef! I am worn out now but worth seeing the grandchild. And yes it is good Paul is back!! Thanks for reading xxxx


  5. 1jaded1
    Feb 21, 2016 @ 21:44:24

    Hope your week goes well. The meal looks sooo good, but the cakes are too cute to eat. And yes, welcome back to Paul.


  6. zumpoems
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 12:00:22

    Great photos, great looking food. Those cupcakes are works of art! The bus to Windsor part stirs up memories for me, making me miss dear England.


    • willowdot21
      Feb 22, 2016 @ 15:52:07

      Are you English, most people miss England when they are not here but are apt to moan when they are. 😉 I love it here though for all it’s faults! xxx


      • zumpoems
        Feb 23, 2016 @ 12:18:39

        Thanks for asking! I am not English (though of some English, Irish and Scottish ancestry), but lived in West Sussex for 2 years. I loved the bus transportation system and loved exploring via buses.

      • willowdot21
        Feb 23, 2016 @ 16:31:50

        Well the buses are not brilliant but you can get around on them!! Sussex is Lovely one of my son’s lives there and we often visit! You have an eclectic ancestry not unlike mine!

  7. socialbridge
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 13:36:08

    Willow, I hope you are giving that knee of yours a chance. Hope the pain subsides and that MIL copes okay with the Chemo. What a prospect for her!


  8. Lynz Real Cooking
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 16:03:02

    So sorry your knee is still acting up! Hope it gets relief soon! I love the yummy food must have been some dinner! Hope all goes well with MIL! You had a lovely time with your friend that is so special!


  9. Dale
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 22:24:22

    That lamb looks deeeeeelish!


  10. 1EarthUnited
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 22:26:48

    Sorry to hear of your ailing knee, feel better soon. Yay, Paul is back! 😀


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