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If We Were Having Coffee… On May 23

Hello, my lovelies!

It’s great to see you again for the Weekend Coffee Share. Come in, I’ll make us a cup of coffee though I can offer black tea or fresh mint tea or fresh ginger tea as well. The weather’s gorgeous, so let’s sit outside on the terrace in the overgrown, summery garden to enjoy some sunshine while we chat and sip our respective drinks.

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that despite my short goal list it’s been a somewhat stressful week. But I managed to hand in my final paper for course CCC502 on Monday and got 100% in it, so I passed the course with an average of 98% which I’m pretty damn proud of! I also finally received my certificate for having passed Tel Aviv University’s Emergence of the Modern Middle East Part I a month ago and I completed the final exam on Part II.

However, churning out four assignments last week plus the one on Monday has left me drained, so I took Tuesday off studying. Then my Wednesday got turned around and basically moved to Thursday, screwing my schedule somewhat and for some reason really throwing me for a loop. Plus, after work and teaching I helped a friend move to a different city, and when I got in at 9pm I didn’t really fancy opening my study material anymore. To make up for that I was up until 4am last night / this morning.

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If We Were Having Coffee… On May 16

Hello my lovelies!

It’s lovely to see you! I’m glad you could join me for our Weekend Coffee Share today!

If we were having coffee today, I’d invite you in for a late lunch before we have coffee. You see, I started a new diet last Saturday and it’s going really well, but I had to dash to the shops earlier to get stocked up on veggies and I haven’t had a chance to eat yet.

In fact, as I am writing this, my new creation is still in the oven. It’s chicken, with celery, tomatoes, red bell pepper, and white champignons, topped with grated zucchini (courgette), a bit of garlic, salt, black pepper and tomato-mozzarella spice (at least that’s what it’s called here, it’s the usual mix on Insalata Caprese) as well as fresh mint and basil and a tiny bit of linseed oil.

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History lessons in Cape Coast

This post is part of the April 2015 A to Z Challenge. Find the challengers via the Blog Sign-Up or on Twitter using #AtoZChallenge

Today, Cape Coast is the capital of Ghana’s Central Region, located on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. It is a well-known fishing port and the city is home to some of Ghana’s best schools as well as the University of Cape Coast. The heritage of the various colonising powers, which laid claim to the town for centuries, can be seen everywhere.

Cape Coast Castle is one of the city’s main attractions and looking at the white-washed building, you’d never guess what a tragic role it played in the lives of thousands – if not millions – of people.

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Auckland – The City of Sails

This post is part of the April 2015 A to Z Challenge. Find the challengers via the Blog Sign-Up or on Twitter using #AtoZChallenge

Auckland is an awesome place! And I am not just saying that because New Zealand’s biggest city used to be my home when I was 16.

The city-wide joke is that Auckland has “four seasons in a day.” And that is often true. So it’s good news that there is something to do for every weather.

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