If We Were Having Coffee…

I would curl up in my favourite chair and smile as your place your beverage on the low standing table between us. I would share my happiest news, that my mum is now out of hospital and back at the nursing home where I hope the care will be better. This past week, actually the past couple of weeks have caught up with me and my blogs have been decreasing in number and quality content as I have lost my mojo so to speak! It’s been stressful and I struggled to find the right topic to write. Lost of false starts and half baked blogs will have to be clipped from my saved work.

This week is going to be fabulously busy as my brother is coming to town. It’s been ten years since I last saw him and we are so excited, I can’t even put it into words. My two younger kids have never met him so they are in for a surprise, and so is he! They are notoriously ‘lively’ and will have him wrapped round their little fingers in no time. They have that effect.

How is your family and how was your week?

After a sip of my hazelnut hot chocolate I would tell you about the library I run at school and how well it’s going. The teachers seem happy with the topic books ordered for the term and the plan to update their books in advance so they are not waiting next term has gone down a treat. My library club has seen numbers rise since I’ve introduced a chess board and guest readers/speakers with stories to share with their peers. As the winter sets in more children will want to stay inside in the warmth and this will give them an opportunity to curl up in the library as a choice.

What are your plans for the half term/October break? Are you going away anywhere?

My daughter has her German exchange coming this coming weekend so I will have a full house and not much time to write. Once everyone has left, our half term holidays will begin. At least we will get a chance to wind down.

I would check the time and finish up my hot chocolate. Lifting my multi-coloured backpack which annoys the hell out of my family since it doesn’t go with anything I wear and is not very fashionable, I would lean over and give you a huge hug.

Promise me we will meet for a coffee again soon and catch up.

Hoping the weeks go well for you until we meet again.


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11 responses to “If We Were Having Coffee…

  1. wow – amazing beautiful composition – elegant!!


  2. Thanks for the catch up Eloise. I’ve been meaning to catch with you on Twitter, but your post has updated me with how things are with your mum. So very glad to hear she is out of hospital and back in the Care Home.

    Sounds like you have been really busy and are going into being even busier what with your Brother visiting and then the German Exchange student also staying. Life sometimes throws everything at us and then other times leaves us alone. It’s like the old saying “you wait for a bus to come along and then two arrive at exactly the same time”.

    I’ve been away down in Wales this week, visiting family so the number of my posts has also dropped. My father is 82 tomorrow and still acts like he is 60, but good for him. He loves his garden and told me he is taking up bread making in the winter when the garden is out of bounds!

    Back to Hove tomorrow and then hopefully a quiet rest of the week to catch up on reading and writing. But then again, I never know what life has in store for me, so maybe it will want me to spend my time on other things instead of writing. What ever it has in store, I’ll try and sneak in the odd hour here and there to do what I like doing most of all – keeping in touch with my blogging community by reading posts and writing.

    Take care and have a good week.


    • It’s lovely to hear from you as always Hugh. Happy birthday to your dad! Hope he has a wonderful day tomorrow. Will you get a chance to celebrate with him before you head back to Hove? I bet his bread will be absolutely delicious. He sounds like an incredible man.

      I do miss your posts so I hope your week is quiet enough to catch up and blog. We need the next in the series of the missing letters. Oh my Hubble pointed out another interesting word… Aluminium and aluminum! The case of the missing ‘i’!

      Whatever the rest of the week pans out to be, hope it’s relaxing and fun.

      Take care


      • He’s off on a short break to Scarborough tomorrow, Eloise, so he already has plans for his birthday. I’m sure he will have a great time.

        Yes, The Grammar Black Market is next on my list and will be published this week. Lots of ideas for it, especially now that the letter i has gone missing as well 🙂

        Have a great week. Hope we can catch up sometime during it.


  3. Reblogged this on Reviews & Recommendations and commented:
    Would love to share coffee & conversation.


  4. Would love to share coffee & conversation.


  5. How time flies. Whoosh!

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