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#weekendcoffeeshare: Loadshedding coffee and a birthday party

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If we were having coffee I would apologise for the loadshedding coffee and hoped that it was as tasty as the non-loadshedding coffee.

Rudely awakened by the beeping of the alarm yesterday morning, we realised that Eskom had switched off power to our area. No worries! We are prepared. I got the Cadac camping stove out and set up the little expresso maker. I must’ve packed the coffee too tightly though because the water wasn’t pushing through at all. It smelt like coffee but no coffee was actually bubbling up the spout. Luckily the power came back on shortly thereafter else we would’ve still been grumpily waiting.

In any event, if we were having coffee I would mention that after 6 weeks, I got my car back on Thursday (yay!) and that the gearbox feels like a sports car (double yay!) and that during the drive to work a mysterious sound materialised from the around the front drivers side (erase the yays!). It sounded like something hadn’t been tightened properly because I can’t hear it when the road surface is smooth. Tomorrow it’s going back to the mechanic again and hopefully it is something straightforward.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I loved every minute of my niece’s 13th birthday party yesterday. I ran around playing photographer with my almost 6 year old nephew in tow taking photos as well. I’m showing him a few tricks and he’s quite a good photographer already – he’s got a good eye and is bold in his approach.  It’s also amazing how 13 year olds love to have their photo taken. The minute I approached the pose was all ready.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that today was another scorcher of a day. And that I don’t yet have a subject for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – the theme this week is Rule of Thirds.

I wish you a wonderful week ahead.


The week that was

Blogging daily? Really?

It’s always my intention to blog daily. I’ve managed to do this many times. Sometimes, however, I over-estimate the time available to blog, and invariably this is what gets left behind.

I need my sleep!

As time marches on to the midnight hour, the energy left for blogging becomes less as the need for sleep becomes more.

What? Only 11 posts so far?

…well…12 if you count this one…and I so wanted to have a full 30 posts this month!

But this isn’t a competition…

…or a race, but you see…each day I don’t post is a day that I have deprived myself of the joy of writing and to log it as one more day of experience towards being a better writer.

Enough self-pity, you had a good week!

Yes, yes I did!

Easter with family.

A dear friend who lives in another country spent a few days with me.

Traffic was a breeze ‘cos of school holidays.

Another 3 day weekend!

And going to the Teatro at Montecasino to watch The Sound of Music!