Another virtual coffee?

Another failed attempt to capture the steam!
Another failed attempt to capture the steam from our coffee in a photo!

The coffee’s hot honest, but if you like milk I hope you remembered your own. Otherwise you have to put up with the powdered variety…

If we were having coffee right now, I’d be asking how you are today first. I would be genuinely interested and willing to listen and discuss and not just asking to be polite. Then I’d probably be letting you know that I’m a bit better today, after two mostly bed-bound days. Although I make myself hurt for trying, I probably wouldn’t be telling you that last sentence in the flesh …

If we were having coffee right now, you’d have a fair choice of biccies (biscuits, i.e. cookies) – but only the cheap supermarket variety, though very nice to dunk – and plenty of clean spoons to catch the soggy mess that inevitably fall off into your drink just as you were about to wolf your dunkstuff down.Β I haven’t washed up yet, but no thanks, my guests don’t ever get to do that at my house. I appreciate the offer mind.

If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you I should have been attempting my ‘365 days of writing’ prompt in this post. Today’s is about the best or worst customer service you’ve ever experienced. What would you answer for yours? (Please don’t say the coffee I just served you … unless it was the best! I know it’s very cheap instant stuff but there must be something worse…)

Welcome to my humble home :)
Welcome to my humble home πŸ™‚

If we were having coffee right now,I’d be trying to avoid mentioning my landlord as you’d say I have rights. You’d say I should complain, that the rent is extortionate given the circumstances and rightfully I should be entitled to compensation not extortion or eviction. I know, I’ve heard it all before.

exterior window, interior wall (found on the internet look, honest!)
exterior window, interior wall (found on the internet look, honest!)

If we were having coffee right now at my house, you’d be bound to raise the subject. I’d tell you I actually love my little house with all its faults. No-one else would be daft enough to live here this long and I’m sure my landlord needs the help. But, of course, I’m trying not to mention them. I’d say I’m incredibly grateful not to have been evicted and there must be a point where we reach a reduction in rent required… someday…

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If we were having coffee right now, you’d see I have quite good windows really! However you’d soon work out that actually y’know, the government could have bought me the house already for the rent that’s been paid…I’d maybe say, actually, just the shortfall rent I pay could’ve bought me the house at an auction if anything were fair! The subsidence is dreadful and nothing sits square… but the walls still hold the roof up and the floors going nowhere fast!

Reflection of living room writing corner from my cabinet doors
Reflection of living room writing corner from my cabinet doors

If we were having coffee right now, you’d maybe think I’m nutty and probably wouldn’t be far wrong. Unconventional and eccentric you might say, being polite as usual. You’d wonder why I don’t just take pics of the room directly, rather than in reflective surfaces. I’d tell you I like the ghostly / vintage effects that can be achieved and that I like to play and experiment.

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Blackberry blossoming in June 2015

If we were having coffee right now, I’d be enthusing for my garden, but regretting missing the best of the blackberries. I’d tell you how I finally got out in my garden again earlier today, in ‘jamas, woolly knit and yard shoes. The weather was nice and a bit warmer to hack back at the jungle again for fifteen minutes Β – less the distraction of a photo opportunity and appreciating the wildlife…

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… of course I’ve not cut the elderberry tree back – it’s very unlucky according to superstition!

If we were having coffee right now, I’d be sharing my plans for planting the garden with some bulbs for spring, in spite of the cold and damp, in ten to fifteen minute attempts here and there. I’ll hopefully be ready for sowing some flower seeds next year. I don’t expect the seeds and bulbs I bought two years will ever grow now! Luckily, plenty grows all on its own and is a haven for wildlife as well as providing a lush green focal point from my kitchen window or back door. I meant to keep a nature journal and forgot!

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I couldn’t cut down nettles and destroy these summer babies home!
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The view (or part of it) from my back door

If we’d been having coffee, you will have made my day for stopping by. Thank you for visiting πŸ™‚

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4 thoughts on “Another virtual coffee?

  1. What an evocative and lovely post, Colette! And such beautiful photographs! And I hope you are feeling better. There’s some sadness here (sorry if I am misreading your tone), and I hope your garden brings you joy. It looks and sounds wonderful.

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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I appreciate you visiting and leaving feedback. My garden certainly does bring me tremendous joy even though I haven’t managed to fill it with flowers yet like I hoped to. I’ve just noticed how blurry the trees pic is, never mind – that’s not my garden but is a wildlife conservation area immediately behind my back garden fence πŸ™‚ Not everyone in my community appreciates it – so many people are scared by trees and wooded areas! I am very lucky to be able to see the night sky from my back door with no glare of street lights πŸ™‚ The dawn chorus is amazing too πŸ˜€

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