Weekend Coffee Share 8th October 2017


© irene waters 2017

Welcome and come on in.  I’m drinking green tea today. What can I offer you – I have almost everything in the hot drink department including herbal and green teas, and you are still 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 finally we got some rain. Overnight we got about 5 inches of good soaking rain. You can almost watch the grass grow and it certainly turned green overnight. For some reason when it rains I feel as though I am on holiday and when it stops raining it takes me several days to realise that the holiday is over. Today I had to water the garden again. Vegetables take so much water, particularly with our heat and it isn’t even summer.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I’ve had an non-eventful but enjoyable week. My garden is growing and I have already started eating the lettuce and spinach. I have finally remembered the routines for the dances I am being examined on in November. I wasn’t particularly worried about whether I remembered them or not but when you dance them with someone who doesn’t lead well it does make it easier to know them yourself. If I dance with the dance teacher and a couple of others it will be no problem as I am a good follower. I have had coffee a couple of times with friends and also had dinner with friends I haven’t seen for some time. I have been reading and writing and trying to get my photos in order. I will continue on with that task today I hope.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I feel as though I have lost the plot just a little. I discovered that the coffee shop we have coffee in every morning was supplying our coffee gratis. Not by their choice of course but because we simply walked out several mornings in a row and didn’t pay them. When they eventually told us about our non payment neither of us could remember whether we had or hadn’t made payment. Naturally we were embarrassed and paid immediately. On the same day we were told of this I didn’t take money with me to my dance lesson. Another embarrassment although the dance teacher wasn’t concerned. He knows I’ll be back again this week. It is little things like this though that does make you wonder whether you are starting to lose your ability to live in the world. Probably it was just that our routine was slightly changed to normal – but is that just an excuse. I guess time will tell.

Now it is your turn. How was your week? Has your weather been warmer/colder, wetter/drier. Have you read any good books or seen any good films?  I finished reading Relativity and will review it sometime this week. Thank you for dropping in for coffee, it is lovely to see you. I haven’t been able to find our weekend coffee host, Diana, from part-time monster and hope all is well for her.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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8 Responses to Weekend Coffee Share 8th October 2017

  1. You are examined for your dancing? I thought you danced for fun! I wouldn’t find it at all fun if I had to pass an exam. I hope you pass with grace. Maybe next time, you won’t be tested.

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  2. My garden is harvest for the later fall weather, just a few last beets trying to reach a desirable size. Now as I have my morning coffee I stare out the window at the dark brown soil, some mornings with a light dusting of frost on it, and I enjoy the way the flowers and trees on either side are shifting through shades of tans and browns. Great coffee post, thanks for sharing.

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    • I can visualise you sitting looking at your garden. When it is so hot here it is difficult to think of frost. I am really enjoying my fresh leaves for lunch and look forward to the tomatoes when they are ready – won’t be long. Thanks for joining me for coffee.


  3. Hi Cathy, I’m drinking coffee (only one cup!), although I know green tea would be better for me. Glad you are dancing. So good for your health and spirit!

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  4. Lizl says:

    Coffee for me! I hope your examination in dancing goes well. My mother’s mother took dance lessons (Arthur Murray Dance Studio) in Des Moines, Iowa, after she first retired, and I have one of her dance competition trophies, which was passed on to me by my mother. Lovely pastime, as I understand it. Skills activities are a must, I think. I enjoyed dancing when I was younger.

    I have seen a few tweets from Diana on Twitter, but when I checked last, both of her domains are marked private.

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