If we were having Coffee. Operations,Stress,

Welcome, come on in it is lovely  to see you! If we were having Coffee . Come on in the fires are lit  the cushions are plumped up and  we have  the coffee and tea and the cakes and sweets are set out. Paul  and  his guests  are all here  and they are enjoying  the warmth  and food and drinks. 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  say  not a lot  has been happening  this week. I have been looking after  hubby  after  he has been in hospital  for  an operation. Well two operations  actually . How did this happen well he went in for one  and when the surgeon  came  to speak to him  he informed  him he was going to perform a second  procedure too!

I think  the husband  was quite  taken aback, luckily it was too late  to do anything but have the  second operation but  consent! 🙂 .

I was surprised too  but not  by the double operation. No I was taken aback  the amazingly quick turnaround time of the hospital. In at 7am open surgery home by 2pm same day? Well honestly  I know  you are safer  from MRSA CDiffC  at  home  than in hospital   but hey six  and a half  hours  seems  rather hurried! …. But hey I can be a good nurse  and I have  worked hard to look after  and cope  with all of hubbies’ concerns!!

What else can I tell you, IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: well my  eldest  sister  hurt  her  knee  while  she was at  the library, she has  to now wait  to go  for a scan to see  what  the damage is! All she needs  just right now! Sister number two  is also not  doing so well, having  trouble  with he  heart! Sister  number  three well she is still struggling  with her shoulder after  her shoulder operation. I go round each week to wash  her hair! She is struggling  now  because  she has three unexpected  visitors  for Christmas, her  mother in law  and her two sister in laws!

Eldest  brother … well he was supposed  to be having an operation to sort out a leg problem that has been troubling him for at least 18months! Unfortunately  he has ha a problem  with an ingrowing toenail. Sadly  for him  because of the toenail  problem  his long awaited operation  has been postponed until the new year! …. Brother  number two , well he seems healthy  enough  so fingers  crossed  for him!!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would  say  that  it has been great  fun over at Jean’s Social Bridge   where  she is hosting  a party , come on over  and join in  here.  Jean has  a wonderful  blog  well worth taking a look at!

Yum Yum

OH! were are  my manners would  you like  another  cuppa and maybe  some cake?

These teddies  look good don’t  they! Mind  you I have eaten way too much today!It  has been one of  those days  when you just pick, pick and pick some more.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would  say  that  we have had  some really  harsh  weather this  week here in the UK. We  here in the South  have  been  very  much luckier  than those in the North and West! Read more  here!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I will have to admit  that  although I have been really really  busy this  week not  much of real interest  has happened. I have told  you all my  news  so maybe  now  you would like  to tell me  some of  your  news, personal or international.

But  for  now  let us  join Paul and  his  guests , it is  so cold  we could  break out  the liquors!

 

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  I would say  lets  go and see what Paul’s  guest are up to lets  all mix  and have fun.  I would ask you if you would  like
another  cuppa, or  another cake . !   If we were having Coffee  Original idea  from  http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/

 

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE : 19/10/14 Good times

Well hello everyone  how are you all today, come on in we are  still using  the marquee but I think  we will all have to go inside  soon as  the weather  will not  last  much longer! We have the coffee and the cakes all ready the heaters are on and the Marquee is all warmed up. The sofas and armchairs all have their cushions all plumped up! So go on spoil yourselves we have stocked up on hot chocolate now and brought in some good books for you to read too! I can hear Paul has all his guest here many of whom you will know so lets see, what have you been up to this week.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE : Exciting  news! Paul  our dashing  guest author has exciting news!  He has been asked to write a few guest posts for other blogs and he has  accepted. The  one I  need to mention  is Mark Bialczak a great blog  and now this Sunday  our gallant Paul  will be branching out!  It is  very  exciting  isn’t  it!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  I’d tell you how  concerned I have been about  the Ebola . Tell  me why a huge  and self-assured  country  like America  can  make so many  mistakes over  Ebola protection  procedure! A nurse  who had looked after a patient  with a Ebola. Somehow  did not  follow  the correct  procedures and somehow  manages  to come into contact with the virus: She  becomes ill. Another  person  who was involved with the Ebola  patient’s  treatment is allow to take  an internal  flight even though they were already  displaying  signs of fever read more.  It looks  to me  that  things  need to  be taken  more seriously  and safety  procedures  need to be tightened up!

Hats off to William Pooley  the English Nurse  who has managed to recover  from Ebola  and is now  showing such bravery  and is returning to the thick of the  outbreak. Read about him here. We are  all very proud  of  our British Medical  Core  who have already  sent out  100, nurses, doctors  and consultants to join those already out in Sierria Leone read about it here.  IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would  say please  let  us all pray  that  we can beat this  virus before things  get any  worse.

Okay that is  the hard  hitting  part I felt it had  to be addressed  and now I have  addressed it , please tell what  your  thoughts  are on Ebola.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I’d  have to say I have not had  the best of weeks health wise, I have been on the back foot all week! I even missed a morning at  the gym  Wednesday  and I found it a real struggle  to get through the day!  But  I have to say I am not one to give in too easily  and I managed  to keep going  and here I am having survived another  week!

Now  how are  your cups does  anyone  need a top up , or  some of this lovely  carrot  cake, or  the coffee and walnut cake!! OR!! we could  have  an Irish , Caribbean  or  a Russian Coffee OR we could have a hot chocolate   and Brandy!!…………. YUM YUM!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: ( EVEN BOOZY COFFEE) I have to tell you that  we went out  for a fabulous evening  with friends Friday night. We had  an excellent meal, in their beautiful home  great  food  and such fantastic  company! We had lots of  laughs and  fun! We stayed late too  and so it was very  hard to get up  Saturday  morning  and go to core class. But I did!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would  tell you that I have to admit  I have not  a great  deal to report  this week, it  has  been a slow  but steady  week! I can however  report  that  my sister  who went into hospital   has had  her operation   and is slowly on the mend  , and  my other  sisters  and brother  seem  to fairing  slightly  better than last  week ! Okay  anyone  fancy  a top  up! Time  for some photos!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would ask you if you would  like another  cuppa, or  another cake . !   If we were having Coffee  Original idea  from  http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/       

Please  don’t  forget  to pop over  to   Mark Bialczak’s site to see his  and Paul’s posts!

My flowers of the week!!

Some of our best cakes

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE.

If we were having coffee: I would  tell you to sit  down  and put  your feet up  and  take it easy!

I’d tell you: today I was up  early  and  at  the gym  by 7.30am…. I hate  the gym  but if I do not exercise  regularly  I seize up! After the gym I went home sorted the washing had breakfast then washed  and changed. Then I picked a friend up  and took her to a job interview. While  she was there I took the opportunity to  drop in to see my  sister for a cuppa.

While  we were chatting  I noticed  her two ( feral cats) were sitting  by her french doors watching me. Nothing  very unusual  there I hear  you say  but! These cats have ignored  and given me  a wide  birth for over a year  now.

My sister  has a house abroad  and there had been a cat that  had  had a litter of kittens in her garden about 18 months ago..  The residents  had sent  round  a letter  telling  people  not to feed  the feral cats, well my sister,  never one  for rules,  ignored  the missive.

Sadly  the mother cat  and  all but two of  the kittens died  so F took  the survivors  into  her  house and she and her hubby  fell in love  with them. As  time  for their  return  home approached  they had  the cats, checked out , deloused  and spade and doctored and  chipped even got them their  own passports.  They would not be left  behind.

When my  sister  and her  husband  flew  home the kittens began  their train  journey  home too. Well the cats  were used to my sister  and her husband  but  they have taken a long time  to accept  anyone  else. So the fact  that they both  sat still long enough  for me to photo them and  for the female ( the feistiest of the two ) to circle me three times and eventually  sniff  my  feet! was a huge  landmark.

VID_20140707_125559749I’d tell you: After picking  my friend up  after  her job interview  she asked  me back  for coffee.  I drink  my  coffee black  and because  today  was a hot one  I was thirsty. I went to the sink  to put  some cold  water  into  my  hot coffee. Out of the corner of  my eye I saw her cat jump up on to the sink unit beside  me.

What  the ? I squeaked, my friend  just laughed… he wants a drink  she told me. Imagine  my amazement as I watch  the cat drink  from the tap!

I had  never seen this  before. I know  cats  are  clever and do amazing things   but!!

I’d tell you : That  photo of  the cat was  supposed  to be a video….. I am working on that! For  now  a photo will have to do until I find out how to transfer the video  to wordpress!

Well it has  been a feline  day today and that was only  the morning! I did get home mid  afternoon, did some  housework, prepared  tonight’s  and tomorrows  dinner.

If we were having coffee I’d ask  you : would you like another  cuppa, or  a biscuit . I’d  tell you I have really  come to enjoy  these chats  and I’d  love  to here  what you would  tell me , If we were having coffee.

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