If We Were Having Coffee: Family, visits , guests and cricket!

Alice, Alice who the hell is Alice?

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.

Lets  join  everyone  here  and  all the  other  “IF  WE  WERE  HAVING  COFFEES”

Join in !

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  

Well  you  will have to excuse me  if I  am dashing  around  and out of  breath! So  lets sit  down here in  the easy  chairs! I have been busy  again this week  and  to  be honest  it  all seem a bit of a  blurrrrrrrr!! Monday  was housework, gym, more housework  and  I had  to escape  early  evening  and just  go  for a walk ! It  was a lovely  evening  and I  just wandered  the long  way  around  the local area  and  surveyed  gardens  and fileds!

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Table chair and tree

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sit a while

If we were having Coffee:  Tuesday  the hubby  and I  were invited  over  to his  Mum’s  and  we  also picked  up  my honourary sister (  ex  sister in law and great  friend  since I was  thirteen ) and her grandaughter  on the  way over. This is one of  the mother in laws  great great gandchildren, she  also has  great, great, great, grandchildren!!  Well she is 95yrs….. when the Newbie  arrived  she was pleased  but not  as enthusiastic  as  I was. She informed  me  she was used to it  as she had  so many!……

Well  we all had a lovely  day  I was surpised  it  was warm and sunny  and  we had a pizza and salad  lunch  followed  by  strawberries, meringues and  cream!  We played a game  where  we had a name put on  our  forhead  and  we asked  questions untill we worked out  who we were!  I was Queen Victoria.

 

If  we were having Coffee: The  sunflowers  I bought last  Saturday  are looking  amazing! they are  adorning  the  conservatory  right  now, so far they have been in the kitchen and  the living room. Travelling  sunshine, a movable  feast. Friday  the husband was up in London  all day  out for lunch with  other  retired  collegues  of his. I dropped him off  to catch  his bus  then  set off  on a magical mystery  tour! My Pilates teacher  has moved  fro my local gym to  another one (  same  chain)  but  not  to far. It was somewhere I  had never  had reason to vist  so it  was a bit of  an adventure! The hubby  had been over  the route  with me  but I  did manage  to  get lost twice!! ( on ,off  then on again the motorway!!)  but  that said  I just kept  calm and did not panic  and I found it in the end!!

The lessen  was great  and I drove home feeling relaxed  and fit!

If we were having Coffee: Our  middle  son is on holiday  abroad  with friends  right  now  and  even though  he is a grown man  of  40yrs  I was uneasy until he rang  to say he had arrived! …you never  let  them go  as  my  friend  at socialbridge  will attest  in her lovely  blog here 

Would you  like  more  tea or  coffee  or  some cake? do help  yourselves it is all calorie free!

 

Guess  what sheridegrom – From the literary and legislative trenches   ( well worth a  visit) is  here  and has offered  to   make a homemade batch of chocolate scones (the old fashioned way) and  bring along a couple of her favorite US wines. Now isn’t  that  kind, thanks  Sheri!

If  we  were having  coffee : I would  ask Tangental  what  he thought of  the cricket  and did he enjoy it or  did he blink!! We actually  thrashed  the Australians  and  boy  are  they  upset! read here!   and here   Rejoice Geoffle!!

I would also  say HI! to MarkBialczak   do vist  his blog  he has been  enchanting us  with  his blogs of  family  reunions! ….See  Mark  today  I have mentioned  more of the family  than just  the Newbie!! 🙂

We have  dinner guest  arriving  soon  so please  enjoy yourselves stay as long  as you like,  come in  and join us if  you would like there is plenty  for all!  But  for now I  must  away  and do some final  touches! Paul’s  blog  will be up  tomorrow I  promise!

If  we were having coffee : I would  ask  if  I  can fill up  your  cup, or  glass  or  get  you anything  else  to  eat  it is  all  calorie  free!

I do hope  you have not  found my  idle  chitter  chatter  to  boring   but  as  I  said  Paul’s  blog  is  very  thought  provking  again this  week!  So with that said  I must  love  you  and  leave  you !

 And of course  the

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  WEEKEND COFFEE SHARE

over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: BUSY SOCIAL LIFE AND BLOGGING.

It is If we were having  Coffee  time  again how  are  you all  and  what  have  you been up  to this  week!

So  come in it is lovely  to see you all here again. The 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.  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’d  tell you  that I have just  done  another ‘ 1000 voices for  compassion ‘ TanGental he  did  two posts  on Bullying ,

The politics of the playground #1000speak @1000speak

and

Plastic Bottles and the Kaiser – a plea #1000speak @1000speak

This  second  post by Tangental  reminded  me of  my  very favourite   videos.   Andrea Bocelli  Canto  della terra.

and  my  post  on  bullying  was

1000 Voices Speak for Compassion : Bullying

If we  were having Coffee: I would  offer  you another  cuppa  and perhaps  some cake?  Go  on  it is  all calorie  free!

It has been a very  busy  week this  week I have  been out  to lunch  with a  friend, to the  gym  four times, not  as  much fun as usual as  my  gym buddy   is  still away.

The  husband  has been out  two days  running  out  lunching  with  old  work  friends . It is  good  to see him  going out  as I hope it is  a sign  that  he is on the mend .

If we were having coffee: I tell you  that on Friday I got to see  the Newbie. His  other  Grandma  was babysitting  him  and  she invited  me round  to  see him. I was delighted  to accept. I was  a little upset  that he wanted  to cling  to his other Grandma  more  than me  but  then he sees  more of her  and so knows him better! Anyway I loved  seeing him even if I did not  get  many cuddles . It  is  his birthday  next month ! Yes  the Newbie  will be one year old. Where has that year gone. We have been invited  to a tea  party  and I have already  accepted on my and the husbands  behalf!

escaped cat  sunbathing

escaped cat sunbathing

Do you know  he is crawling  at  the speed of light  and and is eager  to stand up. His other Grandma  has two cats  one  that  is  very  good with the Newbie  and one  that just  goes out! .. I can’t  say I blame  him I would not  want  my  tail pull and  my  face  poked!

If  we were having  Coffee: I would  ask you if  you are comfortable  and  could I  get you anything ? Today  we are  visiting  our  eldest sun ,  he lives near  the sea on the east coast. The  husband is  helping  him fix  his bath….. the husband  is fixing his bath!  We are going out  to eat  when  he finishes . The  weather  was lovely  when we left  home  but  as we neared  the coast  it  got dark  and dull and there was some  rain…. He  ho!

Solar Eclipse 2015

If  we were having  Coffee:  I’d  as if  you saw the solar  eclipse  this week, unfortunately  it was  so cloudy  were we live  we did not see a thing. It  did get  dark  but  it  didn’t  go as dark as night , disappointing really. Wales , Cornwall  and  the Isle  of Lewis  had  spectacular  views!

here are  some  good  views of  the event  here  are some  more.

Well as  I  am out  today  visiting  I had  better  wrap up  now  or  they will say I am unsociable !!

If  we were having Coffee:  I would  say lets  go and see  how  Paul  and his crowd  are doing . I am sure  that  they will have lots to tell us !

And of course  the

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  WEEKEND COFFEE SHARE

over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s

 

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