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Weekend Coffee Share 14.10.2018

Two cups of coffee down and I’m ready to share the week’s happenings over another one with you.

Monday and Tuesday I attended training. I wasn’t feeling 100% yet from the previous week’s sinus infection but I’m glad I went because I learnt some new things. The only crappy part was the traffic. The venue location meant that I needed to go across town through the bottleneck that is the M1. On Monday I drove home the long way just to miss the M1 traffic. It was longer but faster.

I was at the same venue on Wednesday, this time I was the one delivering the training. I run a simulation to help the concepts stick and I’m always amazed at what people can build in a short space of time with just paper, scissors, and glue.

On Thursday I met with a partner to discuss our upcoming facilitation course at The Art Farm, a delightful place out in the countryside. It felt wonderful being out amongst the trees, veld and wide open spaces. We got a lot of work done.

Friday was “office” day. That is a misnomer since my office is at home but you get the idea…calls, and admin. Che and I did go out for lunch to the Two Trees bakery, quite rustic, and it was nice to not be in a mall. While there, two very strong gusts of wind drove people inside from the garden, and the ensuing dust storm decreased visibility.

The weekend has been rather dreary, rainy and overcast and cool. At least the pool is getting filled with rainwater which is free. It’s snuggle with tea and toast weather.

Oh yes, I almost forgot…Che and I finished watching Nikita and went straight to bingeing on 12 Monkeys. It’s how we decompress. It’s proving to be intriguing and we even began doing timeline drawings of the backwards and forwards so as not to miss anything.

Have a great week ahead!

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Weekend Coffee Share: The Are We There Edition

Well come on in, and welcome to my pied-a-terre in Lisbon. There’s a selection of teas and coffee, and left over pizza from lunch. Sorry no pasteis de nata today. But the conversation is good, so let’s start.

Wikipedia describes a pied-a-terre as “…a small living unit usually located in a large city some distance away from an individual’s primary residence.” 


Which brings me to the “are we there” part. I spent 15 hours yesterday getting here. I slept little on the flight to Frankfurt.

The flight from Frankfurt to Lisbon was 2.5 hours of clear air turbulence that led to the captain interrupting breakfast service. “Safety over service,” he said and I agree. I did eventually get my omelette and coffee.

The refrain in my mind was “are we there yet?” throughout most the trip.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I spent today with Che’s brother and his wife (who also happens to be my cousin, but don’t worry it’s all above board ;-))

It’s a rainy day in Lisbon
©2017 Regina Martins

It was a wet day today and I realised with trepidation that I may not be equipped to deal with the cold in Berlin with the clothes I bought with me. I may need to go shopping tomorrow…

I took the train to Parede to meet up with them, did a bit of family discussing and then went to Cascais Shopping for lunch. And to buy pillows. For me, as the ones in the flat are a bit hard and I woke up with a bit of a sore neck.

We have new neighbours in the building because I heard someone snoring through the wall, a sound I’d never heard before here. In any event…with being in Portugal I have forgotten what my week was like.

Pizza for lunch
©2017 Regina Martins

I remember that it was physically and mentally taxing. I was under a bit of stress with the upcoming trip. Before travelling I spend days agonising over how lightly I should travel, yet there are things that I simply must take with me – like my tech (check out my About Me page which describes what I mean).

As it turned out I packed lightly for my clothes (checked luggage) and am carrying a heavy load with my tech (carry on luggage)…

The rain has started again and it’s getting late. I don’t want to shoo you out the door, so here is a roundup of what I posted this week:

Photo Essay: Munich in Action

Mrs S’s Italian Sauce Recipe – you’ve simply got to make this! It’s delicious!

Green is my Favourite Colour

Gallery: Some Buildings in Commissioner Street

Arbitrary Randomness

See you next week, same time same place.

Have a good one!