Weekend Coffee Share: The Out and About Edition

I’ve already had a number of coffees but there is always time and desire for more. I’m at my sister’s house this weekend and there is the usual coffees – french press, Nespresso and others. And orange cake! My sister bought orange cake and it’s delicious. One of my favourite cakes. Welcome to this week’s Weekend Coffee Share.


I finished one book this week and started and finished another one. Both thrillers by Chris Ryan. I’m familiar with his Strike Back books from the Netflix series that Chè and I enjoyed. When I read I’m at my most relaxed, my heart rate drops to its resting rate, and I’m in my happy place. My brother and I recently swopped books so I have lots to choose from. There’s a whole bunch of Clive Cussler books that I’m looking forward to reading this coming week.

Out and about – a rare occurrence!

Thursday was a rare out-and-about day for me. I met with a colleague and an ex-colleague at a garden coffee shop for a farewell brunch and it was so enjoyable. Then I dropped by Leroy Merlin to pick up an order I’d done online. I was impressed by how efficient the whole process of click-and-collect was. Then I drove to my sister’s house where I’m having a wonderful weekend. My niece is making pizza for Saturday night dinner.

Feeling alive

Even though I love working from home and don’t mind not going out, I confess that my Thursday outing made me feel alive. Humans are social beings; I do tend towards introversion but I really enjoyed being out 🙂

Work in progress – too much of it!

I have a lot of work in progress (at work). I get pulled into all sorts of meetings, there are all sorts of sessions I need to be at that I have a lot of work in progress. Last week I started many things but finished none and I feel frustrated about it.

Sleep and siesta

I had a couple of nights last week that I woked up at about 2:30 am thinking about all the work I have in progress. I fell asleep close to 4 am and then was up at 6 am. I felt tired on those days so what did I do? I had a siesta after lunch! And it did the world of wonder to my energy levels and cleared my mind a bit. I highly recommend an afternoon nap, if you can do it. Working from home, I’m grateful that I can do this. It was a no-training week so I could do this.

This weekend at my sister’s house, I went to bed at about 10 pm, and as soon as my head hit the pillow I was asleep and slept very well, waking up rested and refreshed.


My year is getting busy so I’m committing to one post a week, and the Weekend Coffee Share is my opportunity for this. It’s such a wonderful community, hosted by Natalie the Explorer.

That’s it for today. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, and see you next week, same time, same place.



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