If We Were Having Coffee: Ships, Rivers and Returns

 

Hello  everyone  welcome  to  the garden  we have a marquee  and  heaters, all the garden  furniture  has  been washed  and  I have put out cushions for your  comfort.

Well what  do  you  think  shall  we  chance  it . Now  as  always  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  

If  we  were having  coffee: I would  remind  you that  Paul  is  still holding court at Markbialzak’s blog 
Everything is ready for you in the garden. Please enjoy. We  should  be back  to Normal  , whatever  normal is next  week!

If  we  were having  coffee :  I would  tell  you  that  I  have  been  away  with  the  hubby  on  on a  Rhine  cruise! I  have  to say  it  was way  above  my  expectations, to  be honest  I  was in  trepidation! I  am not  keen  on  water  and  I  do not like  like ships or  boats! The  thought of a sea  cruise  sends  me running  at  speed  for cover! Yet  this  cruise  down  the Rhine  was  calm  relaxed  and luxurious!

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Silent Sun Set

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Gliding by in the afternoon

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Late afternoon on the upper deck

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A walk in the Black forest!

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One of the coach drivers 🙂

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Look who we found on our bed!

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Castles and vineyards on the Rhine

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A whole day’s cruising

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Excellent food

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Amsterdam

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Early morning Amsterdam

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Morning Sun

We really  had a  lovely  time   and  met  so  many  special  people , four in  particular  with  who  I hope  we  can keep in  contact  with.

More  cakes  anyone  I  hope I  have not  bored  you  with  my  photos ,  your  lucky  I only  showed  you  twelve I  took  hundreds!!

If  we were having  Coffee : Although  I  was  away  I  did try  to  post a little  something  everyday . A  thought,  an  idea or even  a  day  dream.  Monday  the  sunset  gave me inspiration  watching  the  sun  change  the colour of  the  river  as it  set (so it  seemed) We  went on  a tour  every day,  we visited  castles, in one I  saw  a rose  growing  by a door  that  gave  me  the idea  for  Thurdays post. Tuesday I reflected  in  the photo  and  on  the guides  …omg !

Wednesay  was  LindaGHill’s  One liner Wednesday, the  tour  guide  did  say  that  sentence  about  the  wolf  population ….. I  wrote  down  as it left  her lips!! Also  silent  Wednesday  that  was  easy  too  as  we had  so  much  to  see!

Friday  again  just  flowed  from  me  (  excuse  the pun)  acrostic  river , and  Suturday  was LindsGHill’s  SoCs , that  was  about  the people I  had  met  and  those  I  already  love.

If  we  were having  coffee : So today I  will  be rushing in  and out  having  a quick  word  there  and filling a  cup  up  here! Hoping  you  don’t  think  me  rude.  I  am trying  to  read  all  your posts,  there  are loads to read as I  did not  have a lot of  time  to  do  much on  Wordpress  as  the ship and  the real  world offered  so much to  experience  but I did try  when I  could  get  WIFI.

If  we  were having Coffee :  I  would  now  announce  that  it is  Garden Catch up  time…. I know , I know  but  we are  proud of  it!!

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My how they have grown!

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Looking thirsty but huge!

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And bearing fruit

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and more fruit

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Potatoes and Beans thriving despite the lack of rain.

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We did have a friend look after the garden

We  did  have a  friend  to  look  after  the garden  and  she watered  the  veg  plus a new Fusia  we  had  recently  bought ! We  knew  everything  else  would  survive! It  has  been very  hot  here  and in Europe   and  the gardens  are  crying  out for  a  rain  storm . Believe it or  not  right on cue  as  I write  this, a  light  rain  is  starting  to fall. ….. It’s  okay  if  it rains  tomorrow  I have  the ironing   to  do  and everything  is  washed  dried  and airing!!

Well as  I  said  I am  very  busy  this  week …. OH! I  hope  we  will be  back  to normal  by  next  Sunday!! and Paul  will be back  here, I have  missed  him!

Once  again I  thank  you  all for  visiting  me  and Paul  too  we love to  see you  and hear  what  you have to say  and  we hope  you will join us again next  week! Hugs  to you  all!

Do  all stay  and  be comfortable   we love  to see  you  all.

And of course  the

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  WEEKEND COFFEE SHARE

over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s

 

On the River

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Let the river flow

The tired sun gives in
Her light diminished.
She paints a last hue
Upon the water before she is done.

Music from the vessel floats
Downstream leaving memories in its wake.
Tomorrow is another day
Where will the sun find me?

Sea Shanty NaPoWriMo

 

Day 3   NaPoWriMo   prompt Sea Shantey 

Don’t have beans for tea.

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Set out in the morning and the wind was blowing

Might of been the weather or the baked beans no way of knowing

Captains  in a  mood his face is red and glowing

He lost the compass and no one know where we’re going!

Damn the Captains moaning!

 

 

Out on the roaring forties playing at pirates, making sorties

Running  up  mast  that’s the life before you hit your forties

But don’t have beans for tea, tea.

 

Let’s have cuppa shouted the first mate,

And some biscuits  on a  bone china plate ,plate

I did my best and put on a tray, tray

Slipped  on the deck and watched it get  washed away, way.

Damn the Captains moaning!

 

 

Out on the roaring forties playing at pirates, making sorties

Running  up  mast  that’s the life before you hit your forties

But don’t have beans for tea tea.

 

Sewing up the up the sails but I used the wrong thread

Skipper told me if the captain sees I’ll be dead, dead

The he took of his wooden leg and whacked me round the head,

I didn’t think that was fair so I said , said.

Damn the Captains moaning!

 

Out on the roaring forties playing at pirates, making sorties

Running  up  mast  that’s the life before you hit your forties

But don’t have beans for tea tea.

 

Up in the crow’s nest and it’s raining

Bandage on me head but it’s still paining

Looking for the moon but it a waning

Suddenly feel sick so look out down below……OH!

Damn the Captains moaning!

 

Out on the roaring forties playing at pirates, making sorties

Running  up  mast  that’s the life before you hit your forties

But don’t have beans for tea tea.

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Banging the ship’s biscuits to get out the weevils

First mate’s got a cob on and he’s giving me the evils

Got to make a meal, only got baked beans  and seashells

Thank goodness  we will’ll all be sick because of the sea swells

Damn the Captains moaning!

 

 

Out on the roaring forties playing at pirates, making sorties

Running  up  mast  that’s the life before you hit your forties

But don’t have beans for tea tea.

Damn the Captains moaning!

Figurehead

I am the eyes and the heart of the ship. I always have the future in my sight . I have the men of this vessel in my keep and I watch over them by day as they work and by night as they sleep.

I am their protection their safe haven I show them the way to go, I carry them, I guide them. I am to be trusted and this they know.

The rain and the hail always hit me first the waves crash across me sometimes it is a curse. I am adored and loved by my crew and as long as they protect, polish and love me for them there is nothing I would not do.

I am their magic protector and with me they are safe I shall carry them soundly through tempest and storm. They will be safe wrapped in my tender embrace. At night I shall rock them gently through the mountainous waves I shall glide them until the fresh and calm morn.

I am the first  to arrive at safe harbour I am the first to leave. I am the eyes and the heart of this ship I am the one to be thanked for the gifts my crew receive.

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