If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would be sitting outside, enjoying a cuppa and a warm, cheese scone. We would chat about books and what we are reading. I say I have been struggling with a book I haven’t been enjoying, so have put it away, and instead picked up Sandi Toksvig’s memoirs, which is the perfect antidote and to get me back to books instead of magazines and recipe browsing. You smile and say you know what I mean.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about the garden and about how the pots take up so much room, but how lovely it is to be surrounded by all the plant life.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would tell you that I actually did harvest some nasturtium seeds and have pickled them and will see what results in a few weeks time. I would also tell you that doing that sort of things brings me so much pleasure, and how I hate sitting in an office all day. You say you need to move on and find something different to do. I say I know.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would show you this picture. If you look carefully you can see the steam rising off the roof of the gazebo. I say it looks a tranquil scene, but what with the kaka flying noisily overhead, the ducks quacking in response and the singing of the cicadas it was anything but. You laugh and say you could just imagine.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would, of course, talk about food. I would tell you that I made the turkey and courgettes meatballs (for that is what they were) again from Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem, and that these have now gone into the repertoire as a firm favourite. I would tell you that tonight I am making chicken with white beans, chorizo and rosemary from Dish for dinner tonight…and why don’t you stay? You are very welcome just to sit and relax in the garden or even come and help me with the jigsaw until it is time to cook. You say yes, that is a lovely plan, and so the afternoon ends and the evening begins.
Thanks to Natalie the Explorer for inviting me to her weekend coffee share blog party. Go and have a look and see who else is there!
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