Great to see you. Come on in and have a cup of coffee or tea if you’d prefer. We have cold drinks also. We had a thunderstorm last night at 3.30am that I thought would wake the dead. It didn’t as my brother slept right through it. The storm was directly overhead and the thunder and lightning were simultaneous – loud and light. The rain came after it had moved on as though the crying had started when the anger subsided.
My anger is getting huge at both our internet service and my computer. Our internet drops out frequently which is annoying when you are part way through a phone call that has taken you an hour to be connected to the person you are speaking and preventing a quick looking up of items on the internet. Since I have loaded mojave onto my mac it has hit a real go slow. Something that used to taketake fifteen minutes now takes a couple of hours as the entire screen freezes whilst waiting the the little ball to stop spinning. So frustrating.
I took Muffin and Marley to visit Santa. We did a very long walk before arriving and both were more than happy to recline on the lounge and rest their legs before the very long walk they knew they had before arriving back at home.
Marley’s ex owners came to visit that afternoon unexpectedly. They thought Marley was a different dog because he was so calm and laid back. Marley had obviously not forgotten the girl and he sat at her feet very happy to be back in her company. I imagined that he was quite depressed for the next day or so that she had again left him but that could have been my paranoid imaginings.
It is lovely having my brother here for Christmas and it has made Mum’s day. I will feel as though I am on holidays for the short time he is here. We wandered down to the park at the bottom of our street for the annual Christmas Flotilla. Those with waterfront homes decorate their boats and do a parade around the canals. Those without a boat gather on land at the various parks and bridges to cheer them on. A fair amount of drinking is carried out on both land and water and the further into the parade the more raucous the crowds become. Sweets and other items are thrown from the boats to the children on land and a lot of fun is had by one and all. Even Muffin and Marley enjoyed it but perhaps pouncing on the toads on the way home was more fun for them.
The big excitement for me this week was having the first Amazon review of my book Nightmare in Paradise posted. Hopefully more will follow.
This will be the last coffee share before Christmas holidays and whatever you believe, where ever you are I wish you all the joys of the season and a very safe holiday. It is hard to believe that the next coffee share will see us at the last weekend of the year. It has gone so quickly and so much has happened.
Now I think I have taken enough of your time – over to you. Have you read any good books or seen any films that should be seen? Looking forward to seeing how your week has been. Thank you for dropping in for coffee, it is lovely to see you. Thanks to eclecticali who is our host of the weekend coffee share.