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If We Were Having Coffee… On February 28

Hello! It’s good to see you again! Glad you could make time for this week’s Weekend Coffee Share as initiated by the lovely

Glad you could make time for this week’s Weekend Coffee Share as initiated by the lovely Part Time Monster!

We’d meet in town today, I’ve been holed up all week and the weather today is gorgeous. It’s getting warmer again and the sky is bright blue.

If we were having coffee today, I’d have a large Chai Presso, mainly because I can’t decide whether I want coffee or tea. I’ve been up until 2.30am every night this week and lived on coffee non-stop.

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If We Were Having Coffee… On February 21

It’s Saturday, so I’m making time to have coffee with you as part of the Weekend Coffee Shares initiated by the lovely Part Time Monster.

If we were having coffee today, we’d have to meet in town as my place looks like a bomb might have gone off in the middle. I’d brave the rain to head out into town to meet you, and then I’d order a very large Latte Macchiato. I really need coffee.

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you all about #1000Speak that took place yesterday and was a massive success. Bloggers everywhere came together to blog about compassion, love and kindness and flood the internet with all these positive thoughts as part of 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion. I contributed two proper posts, the real story of the homeless man and the pizza, as well as a little something about the healing powers of proper hugs. The rest of yesterday’s updates were two pictures, a “heads up” message that 1000Speak was imminent, as well as a thank you to all participants. If you’re interested in our stories, check out the official 1000Speak Blog Hop. Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee… On February 21

If We Were Having Coffee… On February 14

Hello! Alaaf, Helau and all that jazz.

Nice to see you.

Perfect timing, the kettle’s just boiled. Would you like coffee or tea?

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I’ve been studying a lot, but I’m finally making progress. This week alone I managed to hand in 3 assignments, and I’m already working on the fourth. I also got one assignment back already: B+ on the first assignment on that particular course. Not a bad start (even though I’m a bit peeved I missed getting an A- by 1%…).

If we were having coffee, we’d talk about books at length. I’ve spent ages compiling my lists for the Read Harder & Popsugar Reading Challenges, only to find that the lists include some of the same categories. So I spent time altering them, and adding my own categories, which resulted in Study. Read. Write’s 60 Books ChallengeIf you feel up to it, join me at #60Books. I might actually make this an annual event.

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If We Were Having Coffee… on February 7

If we were having coffee today, we’d probably meet at a local café. Mainly because I’ve been cooped up for too long this week and need to get some fresh air on the walk to see you.

It’s currently -9°C outside (that’s around 15°F), so my walk would probably be short and crisp, and my drink large, caffeinated and warm.

If we were having coffee today, the first thing you’d notice about me would be my hair and that it’s (finally) bright red again. Sitting down, we’d order our hot beverages – mine would be a very large Chai Presso – and then we’d chat about our week. I really hope yours was all right, mine was ok but busy.

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If We Were Having Coffee… On January 31

Hello, how are you? It’s great to see you at this week’s Weekend Coffee Share!

If we were having coffee today, I would probably meet you at the local café, simply because I need some fresh air and I need to get out of the house for a while.

I’d greet you with a hug and then I’d order a “Pharisäer” (engl.: Pharisee), a hot coffee with rum and whipped cream that’s a national drink from the Nordfriesland region of Germany (where I spent many a childhood holiday). The name does not derive from the Bible, though. It was the name of the homestead (Pharisäerhof) where it originated.

If you’re not into coffee, I would recommend a Tote Tante (engl.: Dead Aunt), basically the same, just with hot chocolate instead of coffee.

Pharisäer drink iwth hot coffee, rum and whipped cream. Delicacy from Nordfriesland. Photographer unknown
Pharisäer drink with hot coffee, rum, and whipped cream. Delicacy from Nordfriesland. Photographer unknown

It’s the sort of day today that warrants warming up a bit more – the windy is bitingly cold, and the weather changed from snow, slush and freezing back to snow. Needless to say, it’s cold and nasty out.

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If We Were Having Coffee… On January 24

Hello! Nice to see you!

Come on, sit down, and warm up. It’s snowing outside and everything’s gone quiet. My entire garden is covered with a white blanket and it looks so serene. I’ll get you a nice hot cup of coffee/tea/cocoa/mulled wine to warm your hands up, and I’ve got blankets should you still feel cold.

I’m glad you could take the time for a Weekend Coffee Share!

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you about my studies and that it’s going well, though not as smoothly as I’d like. I’d show you my new binder and the steps I’ve taken to organise my study material. That would also explain all the highlighters, post-its, tabs and  paperclips around my living room.

Weekend Coffee Share

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If We Were Having Coffee… On January 17

If we were having coffee today we’d probably meet at my place. You’d be greeted by organised chaos in the living room, as that’s where my desk lives, and all my study materials and writing notebooks are spread out on it.

I’d ask you to hang up your coat, but you can leave your shoes on. I’m really not picky about that. Make yourself at home on the sofa, I’ll be just a minute – the kettle’s just boiled, perfect timing as usual!

You’d have a choice of strong filter coffee (a Guatemalan blend I’m quite fond of), Instant Coffee (which I got so used to on my travels that proper coffee tasted weird at first) and about 15 different teas ranging from Yorkshire Tea and Twinings Afternoon Tea to Maracuja, Apple and Camomile.

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