If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would be sitting with big mugs full of French Early Grey tea from local blender tLeafT.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would naturally talk about Covid, about the new restrictions which at the moment don’t really impact on our daily lives, about the plans for when Omicron really hits the country, which it hasn’t done yet. I say I am trying to remain positive, but some days it is really hard. You say well, we have had our boosters, 93% of the population is at least double vaccinated, children over 5 are now getting vaccinated, and there is a new mandate about wearing proper masks. I say I know, and that I had read in the Danish media that the World Health Organisation is saying that Europe is coming out of the Omicron phase, so there is light at the end of the tunnel.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about books we had been reading. I tell you I have just finished the collection of essays by Ann Patchett, and you say that book is on your list. We would also talk about things we had watched…I say did you see the first episode of Trigger Point? And you say yes and we agree it is completely over the top but great fun.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about forthcoming things to look forward to, all being well. I would tell you we are going to have dinner at a new Burmese restaurant in town on Friday to celebrate being in New Zealand for 9 years and also Karl’s name day. You say you must tell me all about it and I say I will.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would say look at the time! You will stay for dinner won’t you? We are having pappardelle with rose harissa, olives and capers from Ottolenghi’s Simple, followed by raspberries. You laugh and say that must be your favourite cookbook and I say yes I do make a lot from it. And of course you stay for dinner.
Also entered in Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share.
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