Welcome and come on in. I hope your week has been as pleasant as mine has been. Before we start would you like a beverage – I have almost everything in the hot drink department and you are limited in the cold drinks to water, water or water with cordial. I do have fizzy water that you are welcome to try.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that my week has been pleasant simply because there were no important deadlines to be met. I am a goal oriented deadline driven person that is trying to let things go a little. I am resisting the urge to fill the void in my life caused by no longer having uni work to do and instead doing fun things which is primarily sitting down ( hard for me to do) and reading during the day. Do you have trouble stopping? I used to feel guilty if I read during the day as I felt as though I was wasting time. I know that is stupid and reading books is perhaps one of the best ways of understanding people and cultures outside your own experience. Today I finished the German Girl which I will review this week and plan on starting a book called Girt by David Hunt. This is a history of Australia which I am anticipating will be as readable as those done by Bill Bryson.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you we went to a quiz night with a couple of friends on Thursday night. We were the smallest table and we lost by 1/2 a point. I don’t think Roger will ever live down saying that Julian Assange was in the Nicaraguan Embassy. I thought at the time something didn’t sound right with it but he said it with so much conviction that none of us questioned him. I won’t live down not knowing that the Chachacha comes from Cuba. I would have done if I’d only been a little further on in the German Girl. It was a good fun night.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I am continuing on with my garden project. I have replaced one garden border and planted the bed out. Already it looks better but when the bamboo screen goes up I think it will be greatly improved.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I posted my first smile in ages for Trent’s weekly smile. I also reviewed He, She and It combining it with a 99 word flash fiction.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you after our regular lunch on Friday with my Mum, she and I settled down at the table on our new pavers and had a game of rumikub. We used to play this regularly and she and one of her friends also played it whenever they saw each other. It worried me when she said she had no recollection of ever having played this game before and I was relieved that it didn’t affect her capability to beat me in the first three hands.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you it is over to you tell me about your week. Books you’ve read, films you’ve seen. Thanks for dropping in and thanks also to our coffee host Diana, from part-time monster for having us and giving us a place to meet up.