Weekend Coffee Share…8th July, 2019.

Welcome to Another Weekend Coffee Share.

If you were coming round here for coffee tonight, I’d be recommending hot Milo instead. It’s a cold Winter’s night and I should be asleep. I just jumped on here to unwind after doing some work.

How has your week been?

I’m not sure what happened to the last week. It seemed to get eaten up by all sorts of appointments which achieved a fair bit, although it feels like I got nothing done. I’m sure you’ve also been there and know the feeling.

Amelia Grease

However, Thursday and Friday nights our daughter appeared in Grease the Musical at their school. She played a dancer and one of the cheerleaders and spent quite a bit of time on stage with a few costume changes. Of course, we were absolutely proud of our girl and she could’ve been up on Broadway as far as we were concerned. All of us went on the Thursday night and I went by myself on Friday night. It was only $10.00 a ticket and I have always loved Grease and after seeing the movie over 15 times on video when I was 13, seeing the musical only twice was nowhere near enough. By the way, quite aside from admiring our daughter’s performance, I was also very impressed with the cast as a whole. They were fabulous. I also admire them for having the courage to step into these massive roles. It’s quite intimidating when almost everyone in the audience knows all the songs word by word and even someone who is tone deaf with no rhythm can pick up any “variations”. There’s nowhere to hide in these big, very popular songs.

Today, I picked up my new glasses. You’ll probably have to wait until next week to see the big unveil as I’m needing to get my hair done first. I’m afraid I’ve turned into a rundown “fixer-upper” of late and need to get the full renovation process in order before the end of the month when I celebrate my Big 50! Wow! There’s so much I wanted to get down beforehand, but I might have to extend my wish list into my 51st year, although when you put it like that it really does seem like cheating but hey, what’s wrong with that when I’m only cheating myself?

Well, I think that about covers it.

How was your week? I hope you’ve had a great one.

This has been another contribution to the Weekend Coffee Share hosted by  Eclectic Ali. We’d love you to pop round and join us.

Best wishes,



14 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share…8th July, 2019.

  1. Rowena Post author

    Where abouts do you go swimming? We live right near the beach and also flat water where my husband and son go sailing.

  2. tidalscribe

    We are ten minutes walk from the cliff top, twenty minutes brisk walk from our beach hut – we were six years on the waiting list for the hut. Southbourne Beach with views of the Isle Of Wight East and Isle of Purbeck to the west.

  3. Rowena Post author

    That’s incredible. Sounds like an amazing place. I lived in Geraldton in WA for a year and we had a house across the road from the beach with the most amazing water views. It’s quite rugged over there with strong winds and tumbleweed rolling down the beach. Quite the wilderness. I took all my photos over there on film and need to scan them in. Haven’t posted any on the blog.

  4. tidalscribe

    My aunt and uncle lived in Geraldton for many years – more adventurous than my mum and dad everyone used to say ‘don’t bother to go to the hairdressers if you live in Geraldton – the wind will mess up your hair do.’ When they followed us out to Australia they did not stay in Perth for long. First down south running a roadhouse on the highway and having another baby, then up to Geraldton to start a business. Eventually they retired down to cooler Albany and lived in a caravan park.

  5. Rowena Post author

    What a coincidence. I might’ve known them. I used to work for the Chamber of Commerce in Geraldton back in about 1996. My husband’s cousin used to own Avis there and I even hired a car from her but only met my husband after I returned to Sydney. I’ve been to Albany and Denmark. Stopped briefly at Esperance and have always wanted to go back. It’s so beautiful and the colour of the water is incredible. Have you been there?

  6. tidalscribe

    I had a friend studying on Perth who took me back to her family farm near Esperance. We all went by tractor to a totally secluded cove – freshly caught fish and perfect swimming. My daughter worked in Esperance on her year working in Australia.

  7. Rowena Post author

    What luck. I’ve never been back but would love to drive across to Perth as a family. It’s a real epic trip. Have you done it? I’ve driven across once and caught the train a few times and also caught the red eye home. That was painful.

  8. tidalscribe

    Yes just the once – with the same friend from the farm – our trip to the Eastern States. We cadged a lift with a mutual friend in his car. Then there was 300 miles of gravel road in the middle. It was a bit boring crossing the Nullabor I wonder what it is like now?

  9. New Journey

    I can’t believe I have been off here almost the entire month, nothing to show for my absents, I am having iced tea, its hot, hot and then again hotter! LOL

  10. Rowena Post author

    I was thinking about changing my deodorant after not hearing from you for so long.
    The heat’s been such a problem in Europe and Geoff was talking to me about Greenland’s polar caps melting and our place going underwater and I wondered whether he was scaremongering or whether he’s a prophet of sorts. It would be very difficult if the area we call home disappears underwater. I’m such a sentimental sod but obviously there are more serious aspects to all of that. Think it might be time to go to bed and switch my brain off for the night and think of something else.
    We went out with friends to see the Lion King tonight. Have you seen it? I loved it especially the animation of the animals, although Geoff and our friend questioned whether the animated version was more emotional. I haven’t seen the original.
    BTW it’s my 50th Birthday on Tuesday. My big half century. It’s very exciting especially as we didn’t think I’d make it 6 years ago. We’re going to watch the sunrise and Geoff and I will be catching the ferry over to Palm Beach for fish and chips on the beach. Next Saturday we’re going out for dinner with my muma nd Dad. so excited!! Should have a birthday every day.
    Lots of love,

  11. New Journey

    NO need to change your deodorant, lol I am just a busy little bee since moving here, there is always something to do, and then theres’s house work on top of it. LOL Your birthday day sounds lovely, hope it was a beautiful sunrise for you. 50 years, I remember when I turned 50. Seems like a lifetime ago, now that I am 62, WTF is all I can come up with. LOL hugs my friend. Perhaps you should start on the house reno to make it a house boat. ?!? just a thought. LOL

  12. Rowena Post author

    I like the sound of turning this place into a houseboat, Kat. We currently have our eyes on the melting of the Greenland icebergs because if that melts, we’ll be out to sea.
    So much work to be done around here and I’ve been pretty tired in between birthday celebrations. Been fairly reflective as well and needing to reframe things. Think I’m starting to get there now.
    Love & best wishes,

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