Come in and have a cup of coffee or would you prefer tea? I’ve just got back from a visit to Melbourne so I’m afraid I’ve done no baking but with Christmas coming up, that’s probably a good thing.
If we “Were having Coffee” I’d apologise for missing last week’s coffee. I spent the day travelling. I had found on the internet a venue I could go dancing on the Saturday night which was close to the hotel I was staying in. It was a great night with a live band, something we rarely see up here except balls. I also had my fair share of dances considering there were many more women than their were men.
Waking up early the next morning I was delighted by the sunrise and the presence of the balloons floating in the sky. It was a wonderful start to the day.
If we “Were having Coffee” I’d tell you about the difference a year has made. I attended this conference last year in New Zealand and had a total personal crisis as I realised just how introverted I am, how difficult it is for me to talk to strangers, how much of a fraud I felt amongst these learned people and many other emotions that I won’t go into. This year was a different thing altogether. I don’t feel any more knowledgeable than I did last year but I have realised that in my tiny field of expertise I do probably know a lot more about the subject than others whose fields of expertise are different, despite all of us having writing as our area in common. I thoroughly enjoyed the papers that were presented this year. My own paper went well despite finding it was on the first day and I had thought it was on the second. I wasn’t wearing my presentation clothes (that give me a bit more confidence) and I probably wouldn’t have gone dancing but rather chosen to sit in my room and practice my speech. So it was lucky I didn’t know and having done it early I could then sit back and enjoy the rest of the conference. I even had a bit of time for sightseeing and was impressed that Federation Square is a carbon neutral block of impressive, innovative architecture in the middle of the city. It needs a post on its own so I won’t go into details now.
If we “were having coffee” I know you’d be asking me how Muffin is going or rather how Roger coped whilst I was away. The answer to that is I am not sure. He is telling me he thinks she should go to another home and that he can’t cope with her but I think that is all bluff. Either that or we are now having a huge communication breakdown. I catch him playing with her when he thinks I am not looking so we’ll see. Muffin herself is improving. She is not biting me so much and toilet training although intensive seems to be working. We are having approximately 1 accident a day so I don’t think that is too bad. She graduated from puppy kindergarten on Thursday doing a brilliant ‘come’ and puppy push-up. Mind you I walked her for miles in order to have her a little less manic. Glad to say it worked.
If we “Were having Coffee” I’d be asking you how your week was? I’d probably be putting on my sun hat ready to have a wander over to have a coffee with you.
Look forward to seeing you again next week.
Thanks to Diana for hosting our coffee and there are others who’d like to meet you so pop on over to visit them also.