If We Were Having Coffee… On April 18

Hello my lovelies, and welcome to this week’s Weekend Coffee Share. It’s great to see you again!

How has your week been? Mine has been incredibly busy but also successful.

If we were having coffee today, we’d meet at mine for a cuppa. I’d probably have tea today and we’d make the most of the awesome weather we’re having by sitting outside on the terrace. I just cleaned off the garden furniture.

It’s my gran’s 88th birthday today, and I feel like I’ll never eat ever again. We met for lunch, which had 3 courses including dessert and then we all went to hers for coffee and cake. There were only five of us who came along for cake and gran had organised two cakes. I took some leftover cake with me, so you’re welcome to help yourself to a piece of white chocolate strawberry pannacotta cake.

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you all about my term paper, a movie critique of The Breakfast Club. It was due on Thursday night at 11.59pm. After taking Wednesday and Thursday off work and working on it full-time for those two days, I managed to hand it in at 11.37pm. It was ten pages long in pure text, the paper plus list of references ran to 12 pages, and I had to find all PDFs I used as I had to submit them as well.

There was a lot more I could have written about, despite me not liking the film very much. Also, as a journalist used to reviewing performances, writing a movie critique academically was harder than it sounds! I’m hoping I struck a good balance, though.

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that the weather is lovely and warm over here. It got hot on Wednesday and I decided to do some of the reading for my paper outside in the sun – I got properly sunburnt. I burn really easily, though, but by now I’ve got a bit of a tan.

The sun is actually helping me. There’s a reason I describe myself as a summer child. Two days in the sun and my insomnia is getting better, I’m more energetic and more awake.

I’ve just updated my A to Z Challenge. This week, I contributed Köln (Cologne, Germany), Leconfield Farm (NSW, Australia), Mitad del Mundo (Ecuador), New York (USA), Oxford (England) and Prague (Czech Republic).

I also have plans for World Book Day on April 23 (yep, next week, so tune in!) and I’ve come up with a theme for May. Once A to Z is over, I’ll also go back to my regular story / character / setting inspiration posts, but studying and updating A to Z have taken up a lot of my time.

Anyway, I think that’s it for today. Check out the other Weekend Coffee Sharers! Thank you for having coffee with me!

Same time, next week?

Having a cuppa at Alex in Solingen, Germany. Photo: Cornelia Kaufmann
Having a cuppa at Alex in Solingen, Germany. Photo: Cornelia Kaufmann

5 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee… On April 18”

  1. I’m so glad to have some sun without cold or rain. It really has put me in better spirits too. A 10 page movie critique of the ‘Breakfast Club’. I’m not sure I could manage that.

    Enjoyed the coffee.


    1. It was never that popular over here to start with. Maybe if I’d grown up with it I’d think differently.The thing that annoyed me most was that Allison got her make-over and only then did Andrew really get interested in her. So after all that time going “we’re more alike than you know, i hate peer pressure etc.” she has to change to get the jock. It was all right as a film, I guess (I’ve been binge-watching it for the assignment, so I’m sick of it now) but I don’t think it lived up to its potential. 🙂

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      1. I probably wouldn’t have liked it nearly as much if I hadn’t been watching it since I was probably-too-young-to-watch-it. And definitely wouldn’t have liked it all that much if I had to watch it several times in a row. lol


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