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Weekend Coffee Share: The Blogging Edition

Welcome to Weekend Coffee Share: The Blogging Edition. There is all manner of coffees and teas. But there is nothing to eat because I haven’t stocked up on non-perishable supplies this week. That said, I am planning on baking a cake later. I have enough supplies for that.

A word to describe January

Natalie The Explorer asked for a word to describe January and the one I chose was ‘blogging’ because I posted 21 times (22 times with this post) and rekindled participation in a few challenges. The last time I did more than this amount was in September 2017 with 24 posts.

Multitasking bad, bad multitasking

I was busy this week with training and more work activities. There was so much multitasking that I reminded myself many times to slow down and do one thing at a time. In fact, that works for me every time – I accomplished all that I needed to.

Rain, rain, and more rain

The weather was the dominant topic of discussion among Joburgers this week. Last week we experienced the tail end of cyclone Eloise. This week we’re still experiencing rain, wind and thunder although I can’t attribute it to Eloise. This pattern is not new to Joburg in summer. However, what makes this different is that it is continued rain with barely a hint of blue skies and sunny weather. Now, this is an anomaly for us because we have the most beautifully clear and sunny weather 90% of the time.

Cat activity

Needless to say, the cats spent a lot of time indoors although there are times that they are in the garden in the rain! Right now Nermal is sleeping, leaning against my leg and BC is hiding somewhere in the house. They’re displaying some sense (for a change 😉 )

Well, that’s it from my side. Tell me about your week.

Until the next one.

Regina


Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie the Explorer. Click on this link to see more coffee shares.

 

Q Is For Quaint Stanford

Just 16kms from Hermanus is the small village of Stanford in the Western Cape. We stopped by to get some braai supplies one evening in December. You can drive past in the blink of an eye but I do know that next time I’m in the area, I want to explore a bit more.

Library at Stanford
©2018 Regina Martins

It has quaint little shops, galleries, restaurants and coffee shops. Along with historical building which reveals its English heritage, the village surrounds a small square where events are often held on weekends.

Things to do include brewery tours and tastings, gin tours and tastings, cheese shops and walking trails. There are a bunch of emerging vineyards, and is a birdwatchers paradise – this is where you can glimpse the endangered Blue Crane, South Africa’s national bird.