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Monday Coffee

Hi!  Thanks for joining me at the most unusual place yet…the airport!

We don’t have to have coffee if you don’t want to – instead, we could have a glass of wine to celebrate the fact that I will be travelling back to the land where I was born in just a few hours.  It’s great to have company whilst I wait for my flight.

Did you get a chance to see the coffee blog I posted over the weekend?  How fantastic is it that the blog we all love to read and share has found its way to the powers that be?  I’m pretty excited to be a part of it.

I remember linking my first coffee blog to Parttime Monster’s post and thinking, what a great idea to share a space with fellow bloggers and catch up on news.  I prefer creating an illusion of actually meeting up in a coffee shop, or my bat cave, or at an airport!


Sharing our Monday Coffee at Oriel

 Now, we usually share a slice of chocolate cake or a different scrumptious treat, but for today, how about a Caesar salad or something more sustantial?  

My order is a a plate of French fries and olives on the side.  Delicious!

Whilst we wait for our orders, why not tell me where your most recent travels have taken you.  Some of our fellow readers are world travellers, whereas some are like me, a bit green behind the ears!  

If you had a dream destination, what would it be?  I would love to visit Hawaii, or the Sahara Desert.  Two extremes, but both exotic, beautiful places.

Right, our food has arrived and it’s rude to to keep checking my phone whilst we eat.  I’ll bid you farewell and will keep you updated on my travels with a few photos to give you an idea of the beauty of the place.

Oh and if you were wondering where I’m going, it’s Zimbabwe in Africa.

Bon apetit!

Monday Coffee

The hint of spring that beckoned to us last week has slipped away again and travellers run for shelter in the local shopping malls and bus stops.  I fly past with my large pink hat that looks like a cupcake on my head and brace my cold shivering body against the strong wind, determined to reach my destination.  At last, I see the flickering lights and can smell the roasted beans on the crisp, cold air.  The bell tinkles as I enter and a whoosh of heavy baked aromas fill my notrils with delight.  I can hear my tummy rumbling, and as excited as a small girl in a sweetie shop, I skip to the counter to place my order.  A fresh BLT and hot chocolate to burn away the cold.  The place has a relaxed atmosphere and I search for a family face in the crowd.

Over there, on the green sofa, sitting next to Jane is Rob from The V-Pub and I could just hear him talking about receiving a Team Member Award, but he wanted his listeners to visit the lady who nominated him, Anna. I giggled as I heard Jane humming the theme tune to Eye of the Tiger and visions of a car following joggers came to mind!

With a hot chocolate in one hand and a delicious sandwich in the other, I made my way through the crowds to the back, close to the bookshelves piled with novels from all the authors visiting this place.  I could see the green cover of Paul’s book and a blue and white cover of Lance’s book.  There was a rather bright cover that caught my attention and I reached over to take a closer look at the book.  It was by L.K. brass called The Apocalypse Deal and I settled back into my oversized armchair, ready to curl up with the book, my BLT and hot chocolate to wash it all down.

Suddenly a commotion close to the front of the coffee house drew all eyes and ears to its source.  Gene’O came in with about ten cats surrounding him.  They all looked around, sniffing the air with arrogant whiskers twitching. Was this the start or Gene’O’s world domination or was it the letter ‘C’ in the AtoZ Challenge?  Either way, everyone started crooning and making their way to him to cuddle and stroke the cats.  Twitter went wild with pics and hashtags about world domination and optimum performance and the news spread like wildfire.  Gene’O looked very pleased with himself and the bloggers were extremely happy with the traffic coming their way.

I quickly munched my sandwich in case any cats got the idea that the bacon was there for sharing.  Once done I made way way to the crowd and joined in the ruckus.  Who am I to resist cuddly cute furry bodies!

Have an awesome Monday evening everyone and I will see you next week for another coffee date.