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


Let’s have some tea – weekend coffee share on the 24th of March 2019

Oh hello, what a surprise that you could drop by!

If we were having coffee, I’d be super happy to have you over. I’d get out a few chocolates. Oh right it is lent, so maybe you won’t be snacking on the chocolate Santa’s.

If we were having coffee, I’d probably serve you some tea as I don’t have any coffee around the house. While waiting for the electric kettle to boil, I’d ask you so many questions. Starting with: how are you?

So how are you? What have you been up to lately? What books are you reading at the moment and what music are you listening to? Have you joined the #fridaysforfuture movement? Are your kids, parents, friends, siblings, pets doing ok? And so on…

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