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Monday Coffee

  It’s dinner tonight at our favourite coffe house and everyone has turned up in their finery.  This might just constitute our version of a Christmas Party, but I do believe we will be having a few more of these in the near future!

My table is packed with authors, singers, artists and musicians.  Everyone has something to say and I must admit the noise levels are beyond comparison.  I built a bookshelf today, a beautiful white one with six shelves big enough to fit the majority of the children’s books. It might seem like a small achievement, compared to rebuilding my patio, but I’m so pleased with the end result. Everyone is cheering and congratulating me.  I feel silly even mentioning it – I guess it’s my way of compensating for failing at NaNoWriMo this year.  The Hubble pointed out to me that even at the start, I didn’t have a solid idea of a book and was grasping at straws, desperate for an idea.

I can see Lance raising an eyebrow at me.  He was kind enough to suggest a fantastic story, but I knew he had passion for the story, something I didn’t have. Lance is celebrating St Andrews day and has brought some lovely treats for us to try at this special dinner. Even the loudest person at the table shuts up long enough to sample the treats and we can’t resist going in for seconds.  

Suddenly, Rob breaks out into song and we all join in the chorus of Beautiful by Christina Aguillera. The other tables join in and the place is rocking with the voices of people from around the world. Suzie, Cindy and Jason shush us as Hugh takes the stage to make a speech and announcements about the year gone by and the lovely summer bash.  We are all excited to hear that there might be another summer meet up next year. He makes us laugh with the different signs that have been sent into his blog from his lates post and ends off his speech with a lovely rendition of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.


I hope you’re having as much fun as I am and don’t forget to leave a comment to let me know your favourite part of the evening.

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First Advent Wensfriesday

Happy Wensfriesday!!

I have so much to be grateful for this week. Where do I begin? Oh, with the wonderful fact that I conquered NaNoWriMo with many friends and made new ones in the process. It’s been an amazing experience and something I shall try to participate in every year as it taught me that I am capable of so much more. I know it sounds strange but I felt more of a writer over this past month than I have for all these years! Congratulations to everyone who took part. I’m looking forward to seeing you again next year.

On the work front, I have officially been hired as the school Librarian. After two years of volunteering and helping to restructure the school library, they have created the role and hired me! To say I am pleased would be an understatement.

After spending a fabulous weekend with friends and family, I have started the advent on a loving, sharing vibe which I hope to continue throughout the season. My mum is celebrating her birthday next week and after all she’s been through, we are grateful to get a chance to celebrate with her. Taking a moment to count my blessings is what Wensfriesday is all about. Looking at the positives in my life.

To top it all, my cupboards are full of chocolates and sweeties and cake has been in abundance for the past couple of weeks. Now it’s pretty difficult to be down when there’s cake!

I nearly forgot! Christmas tree is up and I’ve chosen Hugo as his name!! Everyone else disagrees but no-one has come up with a decent name, so until then, he shall remain as Hugo!

If you have something you’re happy about or grateful for, I’d love to hear about it. If it’s sad news, let me know. Hopefully I can spread the Wensfriesday love and cheer you up.

That’s my Wensfriesday done and dusted.

Signing out as Eloise the Author, Librarian, Friend, Mother and of course Blogger! Have a great day. xx