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Monday Coffee

Hi, come on in!  It’s bitterly cold outside and there is hope for more snow.  The slight dusting we received on Sunday reminded me of icing sugar on a cake!  Delicious but doesn’t last long.

Well it has been a fantastically busy weekend for us.  Spring fever came early and the house has been blitzed!  Strangely enough, our neighbours had the same idea and we all ended up at the local dump ridding our homes of excessive rubbish.  New year, fresh starts.  Of course, this means my writing has been on hold and my anxiety levels are rising as time is running out for certain projects to be completed.  Add to that the fact that we have put our house up for sale!  As I said, new year, fresh starts.

How has your weekend been?  Anything interesting happen? Rob at The V-Pub has been on a smoothie cleanse for his new year, but wrote a lovely piece about chicken pot pie.  Not only did it set my mouth watering, I was hungry again (after eating dinner, dessert and snacks! I blame the weather.😊).  I find winter a wonderful time to stock up on food and add on a little weight before the summer fun comes.  Winter clothes are kind and hide the extra layers.  Of course with all the running about I’m doing I will have to keep up my vitamins and exercise.  Aqua-aerobics is the way to go for me.  Do you have a winter regime to keep you going?  

Well the kettle has boiled.  I’ll make the tea and get some biscuits.  Make yourself comfortable and I will be back soon!

Happy #Wensfriesday!

It’s our mid-week break and I want to discuss the weather! Ever noticed how the weather affects your eating habits? I tend to nibble like a rat through the cold and crave copious amounts of Peppermint and Darjeeling tea. Pastries become my comfort food and soups find flavour again on our daily menu. Summer introduces more meaty dishes with salads, probably because we barbecue anything and everything just to stay outside and enjoy the sunshine.

We have escaped the heavy snow again this year and to say I’m upset would be an understatement. It’s as though someone has encapsulated our little area under a glass dome (not the same as Stephen King’s Under the Dome!) and we are watching the world turn white whilst we simmer in mild weather. The reason I mention the snow on #Wensfriesday is because it would have been an awesome mid-week treat for the children. Two years ago, Santa gave them brand new sleds. To this day those sleds have not seen the light of day, waiting for their special moment in the snow, which has not come! My poor son now avidly watches the weather reports, hoping that snow will show on the charts over our little town to no avail.

So whilst some face a bleak day in the cold and ice, trudging through the pretty white stuff, spare a thought for us crazy snow lovers who wish we could be coated in its beauty whilst we enjoy our mid-week break. In the meantime, we are breaking out the light jackets and awaiting a warmer, milder front returning on Friday (our end of week break!).

On the positive side, the warmer weather suggests a good reason to have sundowners and cheesy snacks to welcome the weekend!

Whichever way the weather goes, don’t forget to count your positives, release the negatives and enjoy your #Wensfriesday. Have a great day!