I’m late! (Virtual coffee update)

I said I’d be about an hour, and it’s been almost three …

so if we were having a coffee right now, I’d of course start with a sincere apology…


… and I see you left me a biccie, but I’d insist you have mine as you clearly enjoyed one of the two, so please do help yourself πŸ™‚

If we were having a coffee right now, I’d tell you I really do need the caffeine. It’s almost 3am UK time, although I’m not quite sure at this moment where in the world we might be. I’m definitely jet-lagged and I’m sure you can see it. This is what I get for making a bucket-list of world destinations not to be missed… it’s Wandering Soul‘s fault, she’s a bad influence (but a very good writer!) I’ll tell you more about that travel plan a bit later on…

If we were having coffee right now, I’d beg you to PLEASE go and have a listen to my first ever public blogcasts, reading Helen Keller extracts, for my post for the #authorstory feature at Blogger’s World. I would so love to hear what you think – I can rely on your honest opinion too, not just being nice about it…

If we were having coffee right now, I’d be over the moon telling you how IΒ didΒ manage to get to visit my grandson on his eighth birthday, just as I’d hoped when I wrote my Monthly Look Ahead post. There might have been the likelihood of my being left on the doorstep by his mother while only handing over card and present and leaving immediately. It was a short visit, but very, very sweet and both my grand-children are growing up so fast I could hardly believe how big they are now! We agreed I can visit again for longer next time too.

If we were having coffee right now, we’d be bound to be talking about our blogs – once you’d shown me all the bargain shopping you did while waiting three hours for me to turn up! I agree, of course, to pick up the bill for the coffee, as you quite rightly point outΒ I just cost you all that money!Β Would you like a nice slice of cake? – maybe I can make it up to you… (but I am wondering why on earth you didn’t go to the art gallery instead, it’s free admission, surely… ) No, I’ve still not been to the art gallery in what feels like forever…

If we were having a coffee right now, I’d tell you that you might like my latest poem-art and offer to show it. I’m a bit sticky-fingered, still eating my cake, but as you wolfed yours and wiped your fingers you can take that page from my bag and have a peek. You really should check out Ruth’s blog and maybe join in with her Wednesday Word prompt. You might even like to buy part one of her Kindle book, recently published and for sale on amazonΒ and you might like Sharon’s books too.Β (non-affiliate links)


If we were having a coffee right now, of course you can have more cake! How are your New Year’s resolutions going?Β If you’re not busy at the weekend, I can share a Valentine’s Shindig virtual-party invite, Jaqueline’s a wonderful hostess and a slice of cake and other goodies are promised. If we meet Mr. Right while there, I do hope we won’t be fighting over him! You’d probably really enjoy Jacqueline’s poetry vlogs, they’re very good – and her posts so often make me laugh or smile – I really enjoyed the African proverb and the picture quote in one of her latest posts.

If we were having a coffee right now, I’d have to worn you that I really must toddle off soon, we’ve been more than an hour all ready – but I really must share the message from the Sandbox challenge and I know you love to play so you might like to join in. You might even help me decipher the message with some suggestions! Cool πŸ™‚ Before I forget, you’d enjoy Impromptu Promptlings too, it’s not far to pop over and you’ll receive a warm and generous welcome.

If we were having coffee right now, we’d probably have to save some things we wanted to chat about until next time. Before we finish up and get ready to leave, you wanted to know about my world travel plans? Well, it all started at Blogger’s World with an inspiring guest-feature – until then I had no plans to travel and no bucket-list. Do you know, I’d never really given any thought to the question of considering if any particular event in history had really changed the world either. (I decided it was first the Viking invasions, setting the precedent for massacre, conquest, rape and pillage – and then the Vatican continuing the tradition with the Crusades… but I kept it quiet in case there were religious nuts in the room). Back to travel plan bucket list – I’m not sure about the order…

  • Liverpool, Newcastle and a week or four in Glasgow (if it’s cheap, I might like to move there one day)
  • Belfast (or I might like to live there instead).
  • Amsterdam
  • Seattle then Alaska
  • Mexico
  • Iowa and Pennsylvania
  • Ukraine
  • Russia
  • Poland
  • Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam again
  • Palestine
  • Amsterdam and more coffee!

Of course, I don’t even have my passport because my ex stole it, the police said it was a civil issue -as apparently was his physical assault of me while under a court undertaking not to do any such things – Β And the police refuse to log or tackle crimes!!! what if he’d passed it on to terrorists! and yes, I’m still a bit pissed off about it even four years since! I’d have to pay as much for a replacement passport nearly and have it last no time at all as I could pay for a new ten year one, but can’t get a new ten year passport until the old one expires.Β Please don’t ask how I got in the country!

No, I definitely don’t fancy New York. You might, but I can’t imagine there being anything there to see. I’ve seen some online and that’s about as much as I think I could bear. A romantic weekend in Paris? What’s wrong with home and where’s Mr Right? I can’t go to India as they say you need vaccinations and I can’t have vaccinations. All my childhood I dreamed of going to Africa and India and I grow up to find I mustn’t have vaccinations! I can see the attraction of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, but I wouldn’t go as a tourist and neither Japan nor China appeal.

Maybe I’d like Korea?Β I would definitely like a career! How else will I support myself and Mr Right when I find him?

Ok, time’s up – it was really great to see you and I hope we meet again! I’ll try to be on time, I promise! If I talked too much and you didn’t get a word in edgeways enough, well, you can always drop a line in the comments and I’ll pick it up later πŸ™‚Β I hope you can carry all your shopping…





21 thoughts on “I’m late! (Virtual coffee update)

  1. P.s. my where art is open at three a.m. or were you counting on my Time Zone……?twilight zone? There is sdo much here dear I must come back on the desktop…..my tablet has as mind of its own so you might have bunches of views lol πŸ˜€ right quickly so thankful you saw grandsonπŸ˜€

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    1. Lol, no I know no gallery open at 3am usually either! yes, i was thinking of coffee in another time zone during my virtual travels πŸ˜€ Yes i was really chuffed to see my little man, but he’s growing so fast – that’s really good, cos he has Duchennes MD but he looks quite strong at mo – other than in casts on both legs having had an operation(!)

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      1. The other day I realized I was posting in my today to blogger already in tomorrow… Would be their yesterday… Boggling I think I need newsroom clocks to know who is when where they are πŸ™‚

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  2. And I enjoy Hearing from you in your poetry readings πŸ˜€ what a nice Reading you do. I was subjected to choppy podcasts on subjects I Wanted to learn. I was glad you’re doing these be back for More

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  3. Yes I brought the wheelie to roll my pkgs in….you sure did travel round a bit πŸ˜€so now we know why you were late. Too cold for porch coffee here so virtual shopping lol


  4. Coffee time with you is quite interesting. You’ve been busy flitting every where. I like your writing style. Warm and chatty and I am totally glad for the mention. I hope a scrumptious and fascinating bloke turns up at my shindig. I tried the Helen Keller blog cast but it’s not opening :/

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    1. Hey πŸ™‚ I’m not really counting on a Mr Right turning up in the next ten years or more – I quite like living alone really πŸ™‚ I don’t know why the blogcast wouldn’t open but I’ve found that with others sometimes too – but thanks for trying. I sometimes restarted my computer and then they work – or I don’t know if only one person at a time can play the file maybe? I just tried and it worked ok. Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes – I always thought I would have that with my previous partner but everything changed after twenty odd years and suddenly it seemed we didn’t know each other at all. It kind of puts you off the idea of another relationship. I don’t think anyone would put up with me now I’ve been used to be single for a few years and I wouldn’t be keen to going back to cook-and-housekeeper type role, so the retirement home potential suits me, all in good time πŸ™‚

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      2. Colette, a lot of times, women get the rough end of the stick when it comes to relationships and I have several friends who are separated from their partners and who have no wish to go back to any serious relationship and when I listen to them, I truly don’t blame their decision. Life is too short to live it unhappy. It’s better to be alone and be happy than to be in a relationship that sucks all the life out of the person.

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      3. Yes that’s so true πŸ™‚ and I’m definitely happy living alone with no other half to keep appeased. I was blessed with children and a family life and like many other relationships gone wrong, it wasn’t all bad, for the most part πŸ™‚

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