If we were having coffee… (3)


If we were meeting for coffee… I would order a pot of tea or a red cappuccino. You now that I love a good strong coffee but recently I’ve discovered it gives me a headache. So I have to weigh up the pros and cons – enjoy the coffee as much as I can and live with a headache, or have something else.

Dabelle A to Z challenge-InstagramIf we were meeting for coffee… I would say that I have managed to keep up with the A to Z Challenge and cannot believe that we are already at the halfway mark. I am enjoying bringing Dabelle out of retirement and helping her to understand the complexities of South African English! I have even asked my readers to vote for their favourite South African word so far.

If we were meeting for coffee… we’d ask each other: “What have you been up to this week?” It hasn’t been a bad week, but it went so fast! It’s already halfway through April. Where is the year going?


If we were meeting for coffee… I’d say that I have been binge watching series. First, season 9 of Masterchef Australia, which is aired here in South Africa a year later. I also have a box set of Inspector Morse, a British series made in the 80s and 90s by ITV. I decided to watch these from the beginning. It is the strangest thing to watch TV that was made in the late 80s. The stories are great but the fashion was appalling (yes I was a teenager in the 80s, so I speak from experience) and the scenes are dark and dingy. Morse’s one-liners are a treat though!

Detective Sergeant Lewis: We should have arrested Donald Martin straightaway.
Chief Inspector Morse: Why?
Detective Sergeant Lewis: Morse’s Law. You said there’s a 50: 50 chance that whoever finds the body did the deed.
Chief Inspector Morse: That isn’t Morse’s Law. Morse’s Law is “There’s always time for one more pint.”

[From a 1987 episode]

I’ve recently finished watching series 4 of Endeavour, a prequel to Inspector Morse about young Endeavour Morse (yes that is his first name!) and must say that the eye-candy (Shaun Evans) is a drawcard! I was amazed to find that composer Barrington Pheloung wrote the music for both series too. Its a name you cannot ignore when the credits roll, it just jumps out of the screen!


Young Morse and Older Morse

Whilst we are on the subject of series, you would mention that you have just started watching Outlander. I would smile, with a twinkle in my eye and say “Yay, you are really going to enjoy it! I’m on season three already.” We would chat about how much we love Jaime Fraser and swoon over his good looks and character. I would mention that although the series doesn’t follow the books exactly, it is still a good adaptation. You are surprised to find out that it is based on Diana Gabaldon’s books (most of which I have read myself). As you love to read, you would excitedly write that down!


Port Alfred pier (taken with my phone)

If we were meeting for coffee… I would say that I went down to Port Alfred to do a workshop with teachers this week. When I saw the river and the ocean, I was hit by a wave of nostalgia. I miss this place! I lived there for 8 years. Every day I walked my doggies on the beach after dropping my son at school – the beach was the place where I could walk, clear my head and connect with nature before starting work. The beach was the place where we went on Sunday to climb the massive sand dunes. I felt alive when I lived there.

If we were meeting for coffee… I’d be grateful for the beautiful roses that my friend brought to cheer me up.


If we were having coffee, what would you share with me about your week? I’d love to hear from you. Until next week, stay well!

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