If we were having Coffee : time again to ask how are you all are and what have you been up to this week! Come in it is lovely to see you all here again. The fires are lit and the cushions are plumped up and we have the coffee and tea on the go and the cakes and sweets are all set out. 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 ask you what has been going on in your world this week, has anything deeply affected you, have you need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry on or just needed someone to make you laugh! If yes feel free to talk it out here with us. We will all help if we can.
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
Firstly let us welcome Paul back he was much missed last week and we are all delighted to have him back with us and also we are even more delighted to know that his medical emergency was averted and sorted without surgical intervention. Welcome home Paul you were missed!
Secondly I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter!
So what has been going on this week, well I have Not been doing the A to Z April Challenge , or rather I have been doing it but unofficially . I am such a scaredicat that I did not sign up because I though I could not keep up the commitment because, 1 I have a lot on my plate and, 2 I am always in trouble with the husband for being on the computer too much as it is!
Anyway I am participating unofficially and I am tagging along with everyone doing a Nonet a day and announcing that the post is Not the A to Z April Challenge. Doobster 418 at Mindful Disgressions has made some great logos and he has allowed me to use one one ..unofficially of course! I chose this one!
Would you like another cuppa or some cake or biscuits? We have plenty on offer come over and warm yourselves by the fire!
If we were having coffee: I’d tell you that the husband and I went to see the sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, namely The Second Best Marigold Hotel. Have you seen these two films they are amazingly, happy, sad, hilariously funny and heart wrenchingly sad! Here are two clips one from each film . The hubby and I really enjoyed both!
If we were having coffee : I would ask what are your plans for Easter we have the husband’s Mother and his Aunt coming round for the day, they are both in their 90’s. I do hope that what ever you have planned you enjoy it!
Well I shall have to close for now as there is a big roast to prepare ( Leg of lamb and all the trimmings!!) So again i wish you a happy and blessed Easter !
Welcome, welcome again how are you all? The weather though still warm for this time of year is becoming very damp and several mornings this week as I have headed for the gym it has been cold damp and foggy. So it is on with the virtual space heaters and with the help of Paul we have moved some comfy sofas and armchairs into the marquee, well we may as well spoil ourselves.
Now what would you like to eat and drink thanks to Paul we have every type of coffee and tea anyone could possibly request and a few that I quite frankly would be very happy to sit on the self talk about obscure and smelly!! 🙂 As for the cakes and pastries well they have grown in range since we have been enjoying these get together’s and they are all free and even better totally calorie free!! So come on in sit down where ever you fancy, relax and let’s have a nice coffee/ tea break.
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would say what a difference a week makes! This time last week I was still in the Loire Valley France. Sighs! Well we got home last Saturday/ Sunday morning after a long but fun day travelling. Back to reality talk about hit the ground running. Washing, ironing, middle son having car problems , eldest son off on trip, youngest son and family to see, dogs to walk and real life to get on with ! So it was a good job it had had such a restful and lovely holiday because today I feel as if it was a dream. A beautiful dream, one I hope to repeat!
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: As I mention earlier the weather has taken a sharp autumnal turn punctuated by the fact that we had got used to the higher temperatures we had enjoyed in France! My early morning trips to the gym have necessitated me digging out a warmer hoodie and longer leggings and brisk up in the step of the pace. I would mention the fact that I could not be lazy and jump in my car because, also as mentioned above number two son has car trouble! While we were away his little car gave up the ghost …deceased… dead ..it is no more. The situation meant he needed to get to and from work and so he borrowed mine . This has left me dependant on Shanke’s Pony ( an old English Term for walking ) . Luckily my husband has his own car so we were not marooned!
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I have to say the afore mentioned husband has done a sterling “Dad” job of helping the number two son out he has scoured the net and found a brilliant deal for the lad, lets hope he appreciates all his dad’s hard work. All things being well touch wood and fingers crossed he should collecting his new car towards the end of next week …result I shall get mine back !! My husband has also been very busy walking two guide dogs who he loves a great deal . He takes them out for their recreation . He loves to see the younger one running after her ball and thundering around the field enjoying her short moments of freedom.
Also he cut both our lawns and kind soul that he is he also cut the house next door’s lawn as the owners were away on holiday , hopefully they will be pleased on their return .
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I would have to tell you that all my brothers and sisters bar one have birthdays this month! I was mortified to realize that I was late sending my eldest sister’s card … so mortified that on my return I rang her up and wished her happy Birthday and told her that her card was going to be a tad late!!: Just for her to tell that I was a day early! With all the travelling I had got the dates mixed up…. her card was still late. Not wishing to be late again I posted all the other cards at once feeling better early than late! I actually think it was very inconsiderate of my dear departed parents to have us all bar one born in the same month! It must of been very difficult for them to manage a presents for everyone! As for the odd one out did they pick a sensible month for her?…..December!! Do you have a large or a small family, did the amount of siblings you had determine the size of your family! I am sure everyone has a busy birthday month which is yours?
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: Where are my manners would you like another cup of coffee/tea or perhaps a scrummy hot chocolate with all the trimmings , chocolate and vanilla with cream and marshmallows or plain if you prefer very warming these Autumnal days. What did you say , too fattening ? not here no you are forgetting everything here is calorie free and you can have as much as you like!
Now we did have a sad thing this week, Thursday lunchtime there was a knock at our door and when I answered it there a sad looking lorry driver. He asked if we had a cat, as he had just seen a car knock one off of its feet. It was laying in the road by his lorry. We grabbed a towel and rushed out by the time we had crossed the lawns (our houses lay back from the road and all have large lawns) and we had to cross one and a half lawns. We found another driver who had also stopped and had followed the cat who had by now crawled into our neighbour’s front garden. None of us knew what to do we covered the cat with the towel I was despatched to find a cat basket, we had given ours away last year thinking we would never need one again.
Sadly by the time I had return with a cat carrier the cat was sadly dead. My husband and our neighbour took the cat to the vets sadly it was not chipped and despite our best efforts asking around we cannot find the cat’s owner. ….
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I say that there was an added bonus in this busy week. Our very beautiful daughter in law popped into see us early evening mid week with the Newbie. Well we had not seen him for nearly a fortnight and we were delighted to see them both. It is amazing how fast he had changed! He was so delightful full of smiles and giggles and so alert and interested in everything. I am so in awe at the beauty of the little being that is our grandchild. I would never of believed less than a year ago that a tiny soul like the Newbie could lift my soul in this way!
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: Iwould ask you if you would like another cuppa, or another cake . I’d tell you I have really come to enjoy these chats and I’d love to hear what you would tell me. Please feel free to stay as long as you like and don’t forget to visit Paul’s post now while you are here! If we were having Coffee Original idea from http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/
Sun, warm upon my skin as I woke from sleep I felt zing, a tingle climbing from my feet seeping up through me to my mouth , a taste so sweet.
Slowly I became aware of my surroundings, beautiful, strange, but how did I get here. It seemed I was in a fairy dell with lacy ivy dressed with silver dew and an enchanted smell.
I stood amid a ruined building that unto a great forest was yielding.The light was streaming in through open doors and windows, portals warming up the grassy floors.
These are not my clothes. I have never had dressed like this , own this dress? I wish!
I wish! Looking up I see the sun and feel as though my life has just begun. Forget the past and all that is real. This my new life this is how I want to feel. I never want to return to the rat run that was my life an invalid, mother and wife.
This is where I ought to be, perfect, peaceful, beautiful me.No I would rather stay here the it is easier than the other place OH! this is so beautiful , gentle happy I feel no fear. It is simple it is clear, I am safe and warm I shall stay here.
As I walk the sweetest scent of flowers dance around my nose, I hear running water outside where a gentle stream flows. I stoop to pick the pretty flowers suddenly I feel sad I know this place is not real but this is the best time I have ever had.
So please don’t wake me , leave me where I am. I’ll come back when I have to.
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