If we were having coffee (17/11/2018)

Hello there! Come on in! 

How about a nice hot cup of tea? Or some hot chocolate? Or some water? Do you want to join us for our late lunch? Or do you just want to have some fruit (kakis, pomegranates)? 

Don’t look at me like that! I know, I have been a bad coffee sharer lately, I didn’t have the time or energy to visit many blogs the last time I participated. And for some time now my 30 to 31 challenge has been a bit dormant. But what can I say? Life gets in the way (kids, work…). 

I hope that you don’t mind me coughing. 

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I have been quite sick for 3 weeks now. My sense of smell came back 3 or 4 days ago, it’s super strange not to smell anything for quite some time. You’ll probably be a bit worried by now. I went to the doctors on Monday, the wait was very long as I have to book my appointment online. Turns out I have bronchitis, I am now on antibiotics so I shouldn’t be all that contagious anymore.

If we were having coffee, I’d look up from my cup of tea and tell you that I’ve had a bike accident. I am ok. Just a few bruises, but it’s been quite a shock. On Wednesday on the way to one of my lessons on a very quiet street (as I try to pick the safest roads) on the middle of a crossing I was hit from behind by a taxi. I had one foot on the ground as I was waiting for two cars coming from the right to continue. Suddenly my bike jumped up beneath me and I was on the ground, I managed to keep my head up. I was quite shaken. What disturbs me the most is that I heard nothing as the taxi was a very silent electric or hybrid car.

If we were having coffee, we’d probably chat a bit more about road safety, and cold but I would try to move the conversation into a more joyous mode. 

If we were having coffee, Id ask you following question: Are you celebrating Thanksgiving in the coming week? We are and I don’t think that I’ll be posting much here, but my Instagram (stories) will be full of food pictures. I lived in Pennsylvania for 3 years and we took the tradition with us to Europe. Now, since 2004 it has been a great way for my family to get together once a year without having to worry about presents, or having to chose who to celebrate with this year (no one celebrates Thanksgiving so the risk of having to choose between parents and inlaws doesn’t really exist). I am really looking forward to it, we’ll be so many people and my best friend will be introducing her baby (I met her twice so far) to my cousins, grandpa, my aunts and uncles. I guess the fact that my dad was making Panforte di Sienna this morning when we visited, helps. 

Now, if we were having coffee, I’d incite you to go for a nice walk. Today, the weather is definitely beautiful! I’d also tell you to go and read a few other coffee posts (the “host” post can be found here). The bloggers participating come from all walks of life and all corners of the planet (waving to Rowena who participates from Australia). 

Oh, and can I interest you in being part of this year’s advent calendar? As I have been sick and busy I haven’t had the time to do a lot of promotion. And maybe I did put my post up a bit to early. 

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If we were having coffee (on the 4th of November 2018)

If we were having coffee today, then you’d tell me that I don’t look fresh. I’d reassure you and tell you that I am a whole lot better. But I have been sick for over a week, therefore I did not have you over for coffee last week. You’d probably ask me what I have, and I’d raise my shoulders to just let them drop again, I have all symptoms of the flu, except for joint-pain.

If we were having coffee, then we’d be sipping hot ginger with honey and lemon. It helps a lot to make things more bearable. I’d incite you to make most of the weather. The sky is blue and it looks like a good photography light!

Today is the last day of the school holidays (S had a little over a week off), we stayed in Paris and went on some day trips. One was just to Notre Dame and the Marais, the other was to Versailles (I started feeling sick when we came home from there). Those two days were a lot of fun and food for the eyes.  Continue reading “If we were having coffee (on the 4th of November 2018)”