IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: JUST JOT IT JANUARY

Welcome, come on in it is lovely  to see youthe fires are lit  the cushions are plumped up and  we have  the coffee and tea on  the go  and the cakes and sweets are all set out. Paul  and  his guests  are all here  and they are enjoying  the warmth , 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.

It is  lovely  to see  you  all here today I  really  did  miss you all last  week! I hope  you all enjoyed Paul’s  post  over at  Marks place last Sunday! I was away in Spain, hubby  and I and our  two older lads. We stayed at  a nice place  and  we had plenty  of  good times  but I am afraid  my  heart  was not wholly in  it ! I did not want  to be abroad for Christmas. Our  youngest  son, his  wife  and  the Newbie  went to our daughter in law’s parents. ….

Anyway  here are some photos  of  the beautiful area  we stayed at.

Sun  Sea and wine

Sun Sea and wine

 

Restaurant  where  we had Christmas Dinner

Restaurant where we had Christmas Dinner

Looking  down to  the valley

Looking down to the valley

Afternoon Sun

Afternoon Sun

restaurant view

restaurant view

yes  we did have coffee

yes we did have coffee

trip to the mountains

trip to the mountains

Mountain Village

Mountain Village

Well we returned to freezing  weather  and I can  tell you it was quiet a shock!

Now  If We  Were having  Coffee: I would ask you how  your  Christmas  and New Celebrations went? Do  you celebrate  Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or  do you, like the Spanish Celebrate on the 6th January , the Epiphany, when the three kings arrive.

We had a lovely meal out Lunchtime on Christmas Eve.  In the evening though we found everything  was shut and the streets were empty as everyone  goes  home early  for what they call “Family  Meal”, so we went into the town square  and  looked  at  the  amazing  Nativity scene!  I did make a video   but have have put an older one  that I found on youtube   it  was taken in the daytime, mine was taken at  night and not as professional  so I have spared  you my video and a feeling of sea sickness! 🙂

Would  you like some cake? Did  you enjoy the video  it was beautiful at  night!  But  the video I  put up  shows  you much  more!

If  we were having coffee:  I would  ask  you  why  horrible  things happen in this  world. Paul mention  the Phu Family, Mr Phu  shot all of  his family  at three different  locations, why  was  this allowed to happen, especially  as  the man was known to have mental problems  and had  attacked  his wife previously! Well just before  Christmas, 24th December , Glasgow  was shocked  and stunned  when an out-of-control lorry careered along a packed pavement in George Square – which was packed with Christmas shoppers and families enjoying the annual festive carnival.  Read  more  here .

This  is so  sad so many lives touched.

If we were having coffee:  I would  offer  you more coffee and cake  and maybe  a liqueur coffee I think I would like an Irish  coffee

Irish Coffee

 

 

This Month January  is  Just Jot  It  January   run  by  LindaGHill  Well I am always up  for  challenge and I have done JusJoJan  before  and survived  so I am doing it again this  month/year. It  means I  must  jot out  a post  every day  of this month!……………….. eek! It is  a twofold blessing  not only  do  have to use  my grey matter I  get  to meet  lots of  new bloggers! I  hope  some of  them will come and join us  at our Sunday morning  get together’s.

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. Christmas Blues!

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 .

Late, late  again! 

 

At Christmas, there is marital  abuse, more people commit suicide and murder!

 

More people go insane

 

more relationships  fall apart .

 

 

“Just For Now”  Lyrics Imogen Heap.

Jut for now
Just for now
Just for now
Just for now
Just for now
Just for now

It’s that time of year
Leave all our hopelessness’s aside
If just for a little while
tears stop right here
I know we’ve all had a bumpy ride.
I’m secretly on your side

How did you know?
It’s what I always wanted
Could never have had too many of these
Well you, quit kicking me under the table
I’m trying; will somebody make her shut up about it?
Can we settle down please?

It’s that time of year
Leave all our hopelessness’s aside
If just for a little while
tears stop right here
I know we’ve all had a bumpy ride.
I’m secretly on your side

Bite tongue
Deep breaths
Count to ten
Nod your head

I think something is burning
Now you’ve ruined the whole thing
Muffle the smoke alarm
Whoever put on this music?
Better quick sharp remove it
Pour me another
Oh, don’t wag your finger at me

It’s that time of year
Leave all our hopelessness’s aside
If just for a little while
tears stop right here
I know we’ve all had a bumpy ride.
I’m secretly on your side

Get me outta here
Get me outta here
Get me outta here

Get me outta here
Get me outta here
Get me outta here

Get me outta here
Get me outta here
Get me outta here
Get me outta here
Get me outta here
Get me outta here
Get me outta here
Just for love
Just for love.

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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: Guest Post– Nov.02/2014

Terrorism and Hopelessness

Paul your Barista

Paul your Barista

Welcome to Willow’s weekly coffee and tea garden. My name is Paul and I’m happy to be here once again inside Willow’s home where it is nice and toasty, tending to your needs for a cuppa, and sweets. We’ve moved inside to beat the winter cold in the garden. I’d be pleased to bring a pot of whatever beverage you prefer – we have a wide range of teas and coffees to satisfy our world-wide readership. We can relax with a cuppa and calorie free electronic sweets while we discuss the affairs of the week both personal and/or worldwide. How has your week been?

Here in Canada the debate has started over whether the “terrorist” killing in Ottawa was in fact the doings of a sick young man or a terrorist. Our government continues to categorize it as a terrorist action while a great many more thoughtful sources have started a dialogue on our mental health care system. In the name of terrorism, our government has begun making laws that increase police powers and allow evidence to be held in secret. Idiots. The last time they tried that, our Supreme Court struck down the laws as unconstitutional. Besides which, how can anyone realistically make a law forever without even taking the time to understand what occurred? This jumping to action without knowledge or understanding is so typically political it is tantamount to voter pandering. Idiots again. A waste of time and energy that could be better spent understanding thesituation. Sigh.

That was my rant for the post ladies and gentlemen – Thank You for your patience. How does your government handle terrorist occurrences? (After the fact.) Do you think they could perhaps do it better? Would you like another cuppa? A sweet? It’s nice to be here in the warmth of Willow’s while looking out at the cold and rain, isn’t it?

Personally I’ve had some ups and downs this week. On the bright side, a new medication has decreased joint pain and allowed me to walk easier, safer and further. On the down side I have developed a condition called “restless legs” in dialysis which actually got so bad Friday night that I had to terminate treatment early and was left feeling like a wrung out dish rag. I have a consultation on Monday, so hopefully the doctors will be able to suggest a treatment for this problem. It actually didn’t occur to me until right now that the two may be connected – Hmmm – I’ll have to check that out. How’s your health this  week – better, worse, no change? Truly good health is a gift that goes uncelebrated until it’s gone. Do you agree with that?

I was sitting outside the hospital on Friday waiting for the second half of a test that required before/after radiological imaging when an older looking gentleman sat down nearby and started a conversation. He was dressed in hospital gowns and flip-flops and seemed like a very cheerful person. There is a psych ward on the fourth floor and it is common that the patients walk around outside, providing they are stable and safe and likely to return to the ward. For this reason conversations sometimes will take surreal directions – it is best to be wary. Anyway, he indicated that he was self-admitted for suicide watch. His story was that he was at home trying to suffocate himself with a plastic bag and found it uncomfortable – the plastic entering his nose and mouth. As a result, he decided to try and invent a more comfortable way to do this and was designing a cardboard insert that prevented the plastic from bothering him while he was suffocating. He was part way through the development of the new technology when he realized just how insane that really was and called the emergency number (911 here) for help. Having told his story he wished me a good day and departed back into the hospital.

During his story the gentleman had mentioned that he had finally received his first pension cheque while in hospital. He was 61 and had recently retired. He had a lot of bills and no money. He indicated how nice it was to have money in his bank account for a change. It was impossible to ignore the correlation between his lack of money and the attempted suicide in his story. He seemed in decent physical health and was cheerful and well spoken. And he had lost his will to live. Any thoughts? Have you ever met someone like this? It was the first time I had had such a conversation and it was thought-provoking for me.

Would you like another cuppa? I think I’ll have a sweet as well. Willow and I are honored that you dropped by today to visit. I hope you’ve enjoyed yourself and the conversation and please feel free to look around at Willow’s other posts while you’re here. Have a great week. We look forward to seeing you here in the garden again next week.

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/     

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