If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would tell you how much I enjoy not working on Wednesdays. Even just having time for errands and appointments without having to rush is nice, and the fact that we can make time to chat is even nicer.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would pop outside with our Moomin mugs on this lovely sunny winter day to look at all the buds on the magnolia. It is now winter, but everything still looks lovely.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about the weather, about the dreadful flooding in the South Island (see one story here), and about how after some rainy weather here, it was lovely to see the sun again.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would wonder when we will get our Covid vaccination. It seems the end of July, but it all looks very uncertain. We both agree we don’t want to travel to Australia or the Cook Islands (which are the only two places those living in New Zealand can travel to without having to go into quarantine on their return) until we are vaccinated. You also say you don’t want to get stuck somewhere if the borders close again, and I agree.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about what we had been reading and watching recently. I say that Dolly Alderton Ghosts was forgettable, Joan Didion’s The White Album is like a rich, chocolate mousse, Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge was not what I expected, but on reflection has left images and memories, and David Foenkinos The Mystery of Henri Pick was fun. We agree that Mare of Easttown was a great drama, and I say you should look out for the British comedy Motherland which is hilarious.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…as dusk sets in, I would invite you to stay for some butternut squash soup, with the bread I bought on Sunday covered in balsamic roasted onions and parmesan. You say yes you would love to stay, so we settle down for a cosy evening and carry on our chat.
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