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Coffee, Crowing and Cravings

It has been a pretty calm Thursday, even though the children finished their lessons early and have been driving me mad with their inane chatter and squeals of laughter over trivial nonsense they find online. That, and popcorn. Continue reading

Monday Coffee

  Frosty icicles threaten to hang off the nose hairs of pedestrians braving the weather tonight.  I’m sure this is Jack Frost’s influence.  The crisp air penetrates the darkness, sending with it the aromas of cinnamon buns and ginger cakes.  Hmm, the smell of winter and of course, the anticipation of Christmas!

True to form, our coffee house is not decorated yet.  Instead, the essence of Christmas is carried through the delicate confectionaries sold with the various beverages.  As I sit curled up on the tartan covered chair, I watch the usual crowd mixing and sharing stories from the week.  Laughter mingles with the clink of teaspoons against cups and that warm feeling of belonging ricochets throughout my body. 

Today, I’m sitting with new blogging friends who have kindly visited me over the past few days. The illustrious Patrick is explaining his love of monsters (well-written monsters I might add!), whilst Pernnille is thrilling us with stories of her travels around the world.  I love the word she is using to describe her passion -wanderlust!  I’ll leave you to ask her what fernweh means as Mark has caught my attention with his resolutions on how to be happy.  The story he has just shared about an awful childhood experience gets me thinking about my many awkward, embarrassing moments, not only in childhood but through adulthood too, and I cringe inwardly.  I figure this is a good time to refresh my cup of Columbian coffee and I quickly make my way to the counter.

The queue is pretty long and as I stand there I realise that I’m incredibly lucky to meet such talented individuals.  I hope you take the opportunity to come over and say hi too.  Excellent!  My coffee cup is replenished and I’m going back to hear another monster tale from Patrick.  Come join me at the table.  I love introducing old friends to new ones.  Bring your cup and cake with you.  I promise I won’t steal a bite this time!

Monday Coffee


It’s a brisk, cold Monday and the moon is showing her pretty face tonight.  As we walk to the coffee shop together, let’s stop by the river and look at the stars for a minute or two.  It has been a hectic day couple of weeks and just pausing to look at something so serene has a calming effect.

Now that we are here, what shall we drink this week?  I fancy a cappuccino for a change with extra chocolate sprinkles!  What about you?

Well, my weekend has had its highs and lows.  The highs were attending a fantastic baby shower on Sunday and watching the Hindu ceremony before it to bless the mum, dad and baby.  The lows were damaging the car on a speed bump (I promise I was not driving fast!) and of course, my mum’s six month anniversary since her death.  Sad and happy mixed.

As we sip our hot beverages, tell me about your weekend.  What highs and lows did you have?

This week is half term which means lovely late mornings and relaxation.  My sprogs are looking forward to Halloween and have started decorating the house!  What plans do you have for Halloween?  We will probably go trick or treating and spend the night watching Disney horrors. Party party!

Well, that’s all the news I have and I’m hoping you will have something to share with me!  So, I’m sitting here…waiting to hear from you! 😀