Weekend Coffee Share: The Cat Herding Edition

Hi there! I have time for a brief weekend coffee share today, but the usual variety of coffees and teas are on offer. And cheese and crackers – no cake, cookies or muffins …

We have a cupboard full of a variety of teas, some bought and most gifted. Some are a few years old. Most are ok – I think. I mixed a bag of Ceylon, a bag of rooibos and a bag of an Indian chai and the resulting brew tasted exotic and smooth. So I can vouch that the teas are still good to drink.

Cat herding

Now to the theme of the week – cat herding. This is what it felt like …

Herding cats to not jump on the bed, herding cats to remove them from the driveway lest they get run over, herding cats to come inside and keep us company. Honestly, the only time we don’t herd cats is when they are hungry or when it rains and they flash in to avoid getting wet. Then we’re their best and long last friends. But we adore them nonetheless.

We are on to the game they’re playing to get our attention – BC sulking with his back to me when I prevent him from jumping on the bed; Nermal spending the whole day and night outside. Why I don’t know. We haven’t prevented him from doing anything he hasn’t wanted to do. Maybe we’re too overprotective.  But we adore them nonetheless.

Any cat herding on your side?

Webinar: 50 ways to wreck collaboration and what to do about it

The webinar is done! It was a bit stressful because of the focus on the social media engagement we’re trying to garner. Week 1 of March I had to record a five-minute video of my topic. Week 2 I needed to publish an article on my LinkedIn profile about my topic. Week 3, thankfully, it was my colleague’s turn to generate engagement. Week 4 was the webinar. We had a good turnout and there were some good and challenging questions afterwards.

That’s all for now …

It was a low key week and sometimes those are the best. I’m going to read some more now. Have a wonderful week ahead.


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The Maps of our Lives

I found this quote and something inside me moved – like a shutter opened by a sudden gust of wind – to remind me of a more carefree time. No restrictions. No fear.

“Regular maps have few surprises: their contour lines reveal where the Andes are, and are reasonably clear. More precious, though, are the unpublished maps we make ourselves, of our city, our place, our daily world, our life; those maps of our private world we use every day; here I was happy, in that place I left my coat behind after a party, that is where I met my love; I cried there once, I was heartsore; but felt better round the corner once I saw the hills of Fife across the Forth, things of that sort, our personal memories, that make the private tapestry of our lives.”
― Alexander McCall Smith, Love Over Scotland

The route map of our trip to Turkey in 2019. I’m loathed to label it as “last trip before Covid” because I don’t have a picture of “last” in my mind. Only a picture of “first”, “more” and “we will be back” – future-focused rather than past-reminiscing.
©2021 Regina Martins

Istanbul was where we saw ancient and modern side by side, experienced both kindness and brashness from strangers, and felt the clash of two cultures vying for recognition and national identity.


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