If We Were Having Coffee


Short and sweet this week. If we were having coffee, firstly, let me apologise for the absence. This poor blog has been gathering dust for the past few weeks and I haven’t got much done in the way or writing of studying. It’s not been through laziness, no, not at all. In fact I’ve been really productive in the last few weeks.

I bought a house.

Well, my fiancee and I bought a house together. We moved in just over a week ago and we’ve managed to get most of the boxes unpacked and sorted out since then so the house actually looks like a house and not an explosion site.

My new study, as pictured above, if pretty much finished. Do you like the wallpaper? It’s only on one wall as the other walls are taken up but the window and bookshelves. There isn’t much space to move and it’s smaller than my last study but I love it because this one feels more me, more personal. As my fiancee’s brother pointed out, I have the world in front of me and a library behind. What more could I want?

With our internet connection finally up and running I’m hoping to get back to blogging and studying on a regular basis. I managed to pass the two exams for my manual book-keeping and now I’m working towards the computerised book-keeping exam. It’s a much smaller text book than the manual book-keeping so I’m hoping to get through the course material a little quicker and get the exam out of the way.

Here in England at the moment we’re experiencing a mini-heatwave. The last week has been glorious and perfect for someone like me with piles and piles of post house move laundry to get out of the way. We do have a dryer now but it’s built into the washing machine, and with the heat it’s just quicker to hang out the washing and let it dry naturally. All in all today seems more like a beer garden day than a coffee day. It’s just a shame that some of my plants seem to be having a little trouble with the heat.

I’m afraid there isn’t much else for me to talk about this week. Apologises again for dropping off the face of the earth for a while. Let me know what you guys have been up to? How is the weather where you are? Any big changes on the horizon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.



  1. Congrats on the house and the lovely study. My husband and I bought a house in February and we’re still settling in! Hoping to get back to my writing, too. In fact, I should be writing now.


  2. Congratulations on you new home. I hate moving. I still remember hanging out clothes as a child. We had wringer washing machine. After we wash the clothes we had to hang out. The box elder that the wet clothes made it worse. I will do anything but hang out. Clothes now.


  3. As soon as I saw that picture I said: ‘My goodness, what genius wallpaper!’, even before reading that it’s the study in your new house. Well done, congratulations, sit back and enjoy it now!


  4. LOOOOOVE your wallpaper!! The world in front of you and a library behind…. OMG, awesome! Congrats on your new house!! We had to hang out our wash in the summer growing up – my Dad would have a conniption if we ran the dryer in the summer. I loved how our clothes and sheets smelled, but they felt like cardboard.. I use my dryer! πŸ™‚


  5. Congrats on the new house, Carol. The wallpaper is awesome.
    You asked if we had any changes coming up.
    Well, this afternoon, I went to my daughter’s more casual mid-year dance concert and they announced an adult ballet class and I am doing it. I have been feeling quie stale lately and in need of a shake up and this will be just the thing. I’m even going to buy myself a pair of ballet shoes! This should be very interesting as I also found out this week that last year’s fracture to the 4th metatarsal in my foot hasn’t healed and I also have mobility problems but I feel the need to do something with my body and feel that despite all my physical awkwardness, there’s a dancer in me. I did ballet for years as a child so I’m not a rank beginner but I’m almost 47 so it’s a funny thing to take on at my age but I’ve just enjoyed watching the dancing so much, that I wanted to be a part of it.
    In some ways, it’s easier for me to go and take a ballet class as a disabled person than it is for me to share some of my writing. I have no expectations of being able to dance. Indeed, I noted that the dancers today were wearing tshirts with dancer embroidered on the back and change one letter and it becomes, DANGER. That is too true.
    Anyway, the classes start in a few weeks so stay tuned.
    Hope you have a great week and haven’t died laughing at my news!
    xx Rowena


      1. Thanks for the encouragement, Carol! The dedication hasn’t started yet. Next Thursday night, all will be revealed so stay tuned! xx Rowena


  6. Congrats on the new house and the move! Moving can be quite stressful if you’re just renting, let alone buying a home and then moving into it and getting things settled, so I’m not surprised you’ve taken some time off. πŸ™‚ Love the study though, and getting it set up bodes well for getting back to writing!

    It’s awfully warm here—100+ on most days—so we’ve been hanging out indoors as much as possible!


  7. Congratulations on your new house. It’s a great milestone.

    As far as what’s going on, I finished a short story I spent months writing. And I started a new one. It’s a revamp of a story I wrote in college and was published. Looking back on it now, I feel so embarrassed that I wrote it. I felt like I needed a do-over.

    I also got some feedback on another story I wrote last year. I’m thinking about putting it on my blog, but want to submit something into a short story contest. So I’m doing some research and see what would work best for me.

    Good luck with your studies.


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