Weekend Coffee Share: The Timezone Edition

Welcome to this week’s Weekend Coffee Share. Come on in a grab some coffee, tea or other warm beverage. It’s getting cooler here in the southern hemisphere, so warm is in.


I worked across 4 timezones this week, Zooming from one to the next without breaking a sweat. All I needed was my ever-present cup of coffee. I like to think the quote below is true for me 🙂

Blogging from A to Z challenge

I’m entering the challenge this year. I enter it most years but the only one I’ve completed to date was in 2015. I’ve begun planning my posts – finding content and the like – and have a nice little spreadsheet going. The theme is Grammatical Glitches.

“Grammar is the greatest joy in life, don’t you find?”
― Lemony Snicket, The Wide Window

The felines

Nermal and BC are behaving in uncharacteristic ways. I think they do it on purpose to keep us on our toes. They spend the whole day outside (which is normal) and the whole night outside (which is not normal). They come in for food and are out again as soon as they are done. I wonder what’s going on with that?

Long weekend

It’s a 3-day weekend – it’s Human Rights Day today and as with all public holidays that fall on a Sunday, the following Monday is also a public holiday. It’s been quiet and laidback and Chè and I are staying in, as per usual …

Your weekend coffee share is probably more interesting than mine, so I’ll be seeing you at your spot soon.

Until next week, I wish you a safe, healthy, happy and interesting week ahead.

The Weekend Coffee Share is a weekly fun blog party hosted by Natalie The Explorer. Click here to read more coffee shares.

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: Theme Reveal 2021

Ill-fitting grammar are like ill-fitting shoes. You can get used to it for a bit, but then one day your toes fall off and you can’t walk to the bathroom. ~Jasper Fforde

As the image conjured by the above quote lingers in my mind – and perhaps yours too – allow me to introduce my theme for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2021 Theme Badge

I prefer having a theme and create content around it – it makes it so much easier to focus my research and writing.

For this year’s challenge, I’m focusing on grammar and the common glitches that trip writers up. As a second-language English speaker, I include myself in this description.

I started to learn English at the age of nine. Before that, I spoke only Portuguese. I dedicated myself to this new language and was a top student both at school and at university where I majored in English Literature.

English grammar is not easy to master, even for first-language speakers and writers. It is with that in mind that I dedicate this year’s A to Z Challenge to the common glitches that tend to trip writers up. My aim is to make the articles informative and fun.

So join me on this journey into the marvellous and oft-times confusing English grammar.