Hi. You came at the right time. We have just got back from New Beith. Before we sit what can I get you. Coffee or any type of tea you like. It is such a cold day perhaps you would like a hot chocolate.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that New Beith is just over 2hours from where we live and probably a suburb of Brisbane. Although we desperately wanted rain as neither of us enjoy driving in it, today was the day it pelted down but we would have liked one of our lovely blue days. We’d gone to buy a second hand pool pump and salt water chlorinator as ours is desperately trying to pack it in. It now blows fuses on a regular basis and that is annoying for me working on my computer. It does mean I have become quite good at backing up my work every couple of seconds.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you Roger is now happily trying to clean the equipment he bought and get it in working order. It keeps him happy whereas I would probably just go and buy a new one. Luckily for me (and him) he does seem to have a good knack with repairs and rarely has he given up on anything.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that my week has been spent writing, editing, blogging, eating out with friends and Mum, yoga, dancing and a tiny bit of housework and lots of gardening. Probably more taking photos of the garden. The flowers are really starting to bloom. Roger keeps buying plants for me to put in the garden but most need full sun and those spaces are fairly full. He doesn’t understand that you have to leave some room for the plants to grow.
This flower, which, thanks to another blogger, I now know is an amaryllis, is giving me a lot of joy. You can see the next flower spike is about to open and there are two more to come after that. I think it will give a few weeks of pleasure.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you thatI am reading a book called Dare to Dream by Katherine Sinclair. This is one that has been on my shelves for a long time unread and it is time to read it. It is a different style of book to those I have been reading. I will review it when I have finished it.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that there was a bizzare tragic crocodile attack north of Cairns a couple of days ago which I can’t get out of my head. The victim was an elderly woman who suffered from dementia. 9 days ago she had moved from Canberra to Port Douglas into a nursing home. She had absconded on one occasion before the last time. She was a known dementia sufferer. Why on earth did the home not keep her securely? Why did the family (also living in Canberra) let her move (she may have had relatives in Port Douglas so it might not have been so strange) but if she was suffering dementia when she left where she was accustomed too there should have been warning bells that she would become very disorientated. It makes me feel really sad and I’m sorry that perhaps I’ve made you feel sad also but I just can’t fathom it.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I’ll have to go. Muffin is demanding her walk so I’ll have to brave the rain again and take her, but quickly…. Don’t forget the writing competition at Carrot Ranch. Number 3 is now up and mine starts on Tuesday.
It’s 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.