If we were having coffee on this first Sunday of April 2019

If we were having coffee on this first Sunday of April, then I’d as usually make you a cup of tea.

If we were having coffee, I would ask you how you are doing. So how are you? I’d make sure that you’ll tell me about your worries, your projects and dreams.

If we were having coffee, I’ tell you that I am excited that I’ll see Michelle Obama soon! Because she is coming to Paris and my dad gave me a ticket! I received her book for Christmas and reviewed it soon after I read it.

If we were having coffee, then we might go outside for a little walk. Have I told you that I live about 10/15 minutes (on foot) from the Arc de Triomphe? I am searching for a bigger apartment, as we currently live in a very small one, so this might and will probably change.

If we were having coffee, there would probably be a mention of the A to Z challenge. I am participating after a two-year break, and I haven’t had the time to visit much, but getting back into a writing/blogging mood and mode has been great. I am a bit annoyed that grammarly isn’t working correctly before I could correct typos as I went along, now it takes an extra effort… Are you participating in the A to Z Challenge? Four years ago, the challenge lead me to find the Weekend Coffe Share and with both I found some great friends and bloggers.

On this first Sunday of April, I’d also take a moment to talk to you about the Nicola Werner Research Award (a proper post is on my to-do list). Every year my dad organises a bicycle ride in memory of my mom, the Nicola Werner Challenge. This year we are also doing fundraising on the side, for those who cannot make it, cannot take up the challenge. I have set the goal of raising 5 000€, if all of my followers were to donate 10€ then that goal would be reached in no time! If you want to help me raise some money to fund cancer research, I invite you to come directly to the page of my fund-raiser. The proceeds of the bike ride, fundraising and selling of original copies of my mom’s art will go towards the Nicola Werner Research Award, given to two researchers working on virology and cancer. Until I do dedicate a proper post (two posts) to HPV and the fundraising, check out the challenge’s website for more information on the project.

If we were having coffee, I’d check my phone (as my watch is currently in reparation) and realise that I have to leave and pick up my daughter, who is currently enjoying a birthday party.

Check out the other coffee shares and join in the fun yourself. More information on Eclectic Ally’s blog.

Enjoy the end of the weekend!

Solveig xx

5 thoughts on “If we were having coffee on this first Sunday of April 2019

  1. I don’t believe I’ve come across your blog until now. I began with the Weekend Coffee Share in October of ’15. So pleased to be here! Thanks for the [tea] and the visit. I have not taken part in the A to Z challenge, partly because April is also National Poetry Month, and so I am writing a poem a day, and hopefully more than one. I like the photograph of the Arc. Is a good view, I think.

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    1. I have had some long breaks… but for quite a while I was a weekly participant. But in 2015 there were oh so many blogs to read that I too only got through a fraction at a time.
      I do recall that when I participated in A to Z some people liked combining the challenges, which is too much for me, at the moment just writing the posts is a challenge enough (no idea how and when I will write tomorrow’s post as the day won’t have enough hours).

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      1. I’ve got you in my reading list, now, so hopefully I will be able to keep track, and for more than the coffee shares. I don’t get to all the blogs, either, but I continue down the list throughout the week. Best wishes for tomorrow’s post!

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  2. I love challenges but haven’t jumped on board for the a to z challenge yet. We would have to brainstorm for me on our walk. Taking a walk is a great idea. I am glad you are in my reading list now as well. I was going to comment something else and now I can’t get back to the post from this screen!!! Haha


  3. Cool that you are seeing Michele Obama. I’ve seen her husband speak a few times and shook his hand a couple of times, and I think she did speak at at least one of the events, but that was many years ago…. I hope you are able to continue to join the coffee share 🙂

    Different subject – my parents are leaving for France today. They will only spend three days in Paris at the end. This will be there first time there, so I tried to give them hints of what to see in your wonderful adopted city (I’ve been there three times).


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