If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would say how nice it was to catch up after my holiday. Naturally, we talk about the trip, the journey, the days and things seen and done (see the past few posts here, here and here). I would say it was also nice to get back, and be welcomed by blue skies, the garden and signs of spring. You say, yes it is always nice to return to the comforts of home.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…you would ask about Karl’s trip to Europe. You say it was busy but good, and he brought back two more Moomin mugs for our collection. The one on the left is inspired by Tove Jansson’s drawings for the Finnish Red Cross in 1963 and the other depicts Moominmamma at rest in her rocking chair and gardening. You smile, and we enjoy our tea from them.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about our plans for the spring. I say I have a few things in the diary already, and need to do a big clutter clear. You say well, it is the time of year to clean and organise, and I agree.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about how wonderful it is that we don’t need to wear masks anymore in shops or on public transport. At last….
If we were having coffee…or even a up of tea…I would say why don’t you stay for dinner? There is some warming lentil soup (with mushrooms, silver beet and carrots), so good on this chilly evening. Of course you say yes, and we carry on our conversation into the evening.
Thistles and Kiwis is a Wellington, New Zealand based blog written by Barbara, who likes cats, summer, good food and pretends to garden.
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