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Chat over Coffee


If we were to have coffee it would be in a cafe. I love having my coffee made for me ( those swirly pictures in the foam add to the experience) . Being able to choose something delicious ( like a cake, preferably with cream) to go with it is essential too – the whole experience- cemented together with friendship talk.

My talk of course would start about my kidults, although they are grown up and live away from home we still keep in close contact and I couldn’t imagine life any other way. My son and his fiancé are mulling over wedding plans and their dog ( oh I miss him living here) has had an infected paw needing antibiotics. He is a beautiful natured Cavalier but one of those dogs ( like some people) that injuries and illness just seem to happen often too. Lucky he has good people watching over him closely. My daughter is off to school camp in Monday for three days. As an over anxious parent I always hated school camps and gave my kids strict instructions to stay near the teachers and not get lost wandering. Now she is the teacher – still told her to stay close to the others :)) Her partner is nursing a foot injury that has been recurring for quite a while. I feel for him not being able to pursue his love of running at the moment.


I’d tell you about our campsite home. This here will fill in the background talk. The floorboards are down and the painting is done with just a few touch ups go finish. The painting is thanks to my husband taking some of his holidays to finish the job and it does look great. Hopefully today we will start moving at least our bedroom furniture back into the room. I’m over having to get up from virtually down on the ground each morning. In keeping with my declutter theme a lot will not be returning to the rooms. I am taking part in a 30 day declutter challenge which is difficult for hoarders as my husband and I are, but it’s happening so it’s all good.


I wouldn’t bother you with telling about work except to say this year I’m being more realistic about my time spent on it at the expense of time doing things I enjoy.
Let’s not have this conversation all one sided. I’ll sip my coffee and devour the cake while I listen about your week. Look forward to reading about it in your comment 🙂



Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

11 thoughts on “Chat over Coffee

  1. Make mine a chai and I’ll be over soon. 🙂

  2. Glad you joined us this weekend!

    Sorry to hear about the kidults’ (love that word!) spaniel. Hope he feels better soon!

  3. Kidults! I love that word. I’ll probably steal it. I have three kidults. I need a declutter challenge, too. I’ll have to look at the link above. Thank you for the coffee. Your dessert looks delicious, too. I’ll see you next time.

    • Decluttering is one of the hardest thing I’ve done ( am doing). I’ve been keeping photos about the progress and hope to write about it soon. Hope you’ll check by another time soon to see how I go. 🙂

  4. Although I do like having coffee in a cafe or coffee shop, for chit-chat, I like being at the kitchen table. I don’t put the swirls in; in fact I don’t even do the foam thing, but I do put cinnamon in when I perk coffee. 🙂

  5. Arrrghhh!! Decluttering is soooooo hard! We are about to embark on carpet replacement and I am going to follow your example of the “stuff” NOT going back into the rooms. I fear it is going to take me a year to get everything sorted out……..

    • Best wishes with your carpet replacement. My hint for the declutter is to put stuff where you can’t help but trip over it or have to move it constantly to reach other things. Hire a big bin and toss in to it ever item you curse at – definitely kept my husband on his toes I must say hahaha

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