If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…well, we would be doing so virtually as we are in lockdown. I have a cup of French Earl Grey tea from t Leaf T and a cheese scone that was delivered fresh this morning from Arobake, and you have a coffee and a piece of banana bread, because after all we are in lockdown.

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea….we would talk about deliveries from local businesses. I would show you our delivery this morning, with croissants for Sunday breakfast, bread to toast for weekday breakfasts, rolls for lunches in the week ahead and that lovely Swiss bread, zopf. I would tell you that we also had a delivery from Cameron Harrison of sausages, lamb, chicken and ham. You say, gosh you are all set up for the week and I say yes we are, especially as we also had wine delivered from Noble Rot.

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea… I would tell you that I entered the design your own burger competition run by Wellington on a Plate on Instagram. I say mine was by no means a winner when I saw some of the others, but it was fun to do. We agree it was a shame that the festival got interrupted by lockdown. I ask if you had ordered the new Pandemic Pack recipe book, and you said yes you had as well. We agree it is a good way to support local business (it is a downloadable pdf so anyone, anywhere, can get one).

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea… we would talk about our lockdown walks, enjoying the signs of spring, which we can also see in our own gardens.

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would of course have to ponder how long we will be at Lockdown Level 3 which starts on Wednesday, after what will have been two weeks at Level 4.

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would say how hopefully next time we meet it will be face to face, and I can also invite you for dinner.

Thanks to Natalie the Explorer for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share.

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  1. We have been at Level 3 for months now and are resigned to being here for more to come: it allows enough freedom to feel more in control of what we want to do. This week, for example, a friend and I enjoyed coffee and carrot cake in the garden of a coffee shop – we were almost the only ones there in the fresh air (yet felt a guilty pleasure in doing what we would have taken for granted in the past). You are fortunate to have such a wide option of deliveries. Our town is too small for that. I wish you well.

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    1. How lovely to sit outside with coffee and cake. We will be able to collect things from cafes and restaurants but not sit in under Level 3. We can also have deliveries of books, clothes and cosmetics which we couldn’t under Level 4. I can see level 3 lasting a minimum of two weeks.

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  2. I think the idea of a Design Your Own Burger sounds like loads of fun. Maybe not real practical, but fun nonetheless.I mean how would the judges decide? Hundreds of 1 bites would only confuse most of us. I’d have to start over many times.
    But what fun. . .

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    1. Yes it has quite a few interesting things – I made a soup last night and am going to do another dish at the weekend. It was $10 or you could pay more if you wanted, with the money going to the businesses involved, A few were place I like and go to as well.

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