Weekend Coffee Share – 6th December, 2021

Welcome to Another Weekend Coffee Share!

This weekend, I’m afraid I can only offer you some hypothetical pavlova. I was meant to make a pavlova for my son to take to Venturers tomorrow night and I forgot. Well, I thinking I’d probably make it tomorrow anyway, but I had actually forgotten about it. Or, perhaps that was just wishful thinking. Last week was so incredibly stressful, that I’ve gone splat over the weekend and not done much at all except recover.

Last Friday night was the first of three dance concerts our daughter will be performing in over ten days. I know that sounds a bit insane. However, due to the never-ending four month Sydney lockdown, production kept getting deferred until the first performance last Friday night and a second performance coming up on Wednesday night. The annual dance concert will be held on Sunday night. Then, we will have this event called Christmas, which is actually very important to me both spiritually and in terms of catching up with my huge extended family. However, every year it just seems to get more exhausting with me wondering are we actually going to get there? Or, are be going to break down somewhere in between?

At least, we’re not hosting this year and aren’t madly shifting furniture, ripping up carpet, laying down floorboards and painting the room. Yes, we did get the order wrong and had to be mighty careful with the painting. However, we learned for next time, which is why the next room hasn’t been touched.

A selfie taken beside the lifesaver’s flag. i am dreadfully short-sighted and always park myself at flag I go swimming so I can find my way back.

Last week, I think I mentioned that the weather’s been really lousy and we’ve had a lot of rain over the last couple of weeks. Well, we actually had a couple of days of brilliant sunshine and yours truly actually made it done to the beach and went for a swim. I also just sat on the beach and soaked up the sunshine and almost felt a wave of electricity flow through me. It was bliss! We only live about a ten minute walk from the beach, but I don’t get there as often as I should.

While sharing photos of my daughter and I, I thought I’d post this one taken of us in our new pyjamas at Peter Alexander. They were having a Black Friday saleich extended to Monday. I also bought a magical pair of red sequin Dorothy slippers, although instead of tapping them together and going home, I want to travel overseas. I’d love to be a free spirit like that at least in theory. However, having lived in the same house for twenty years now, that would seem to suggest I like bedrock stability instead.

Well, I think that’s all I’m going to share for now. It’s really late.

So, how has your week been? I’d love to hear from you in comments!

Meanwhile, you might like to join us over at the Weekend Coffee Share, which is hosted by Natalie the Explorer https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/

Best wishes,


9 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – 6th December, 2021

  1. maxwellthedog

    Christmas, you say? I’ve heard about that. I suppose I should start taking steps to prepare but it seems there is plenty of time left. On the man-calendar, that is. Your hypothetical Pavlova was hypothetically delicious.

  2. Rowena Post author

    It’s not as easy to get to the beach even when you live so close. I seem to be so busy. I was sorely tempted to go for another swim today. It was sunny and they’re forecasting another week of rain. However, I had an appointment and the moment was gone.

  3. Rowena Post author

    Glad you enjoyed the hypothetical pavlova. It was an absolute pleasure. As it turned out, the boy got the weeks mixed up so the pavlova stayed home, and I dropped a piece round to a friend so we weren’t being entirely greedy. Next cab off the rank is my Christmas cake, but in the meantime there are two more dance concerts this week.
    Best wishes,

  4. Rowena Post author

    Thanks very much, Monika. Hope you and the doggies have a great week. We had a storm this afternoon and lots of rumbles which upset the dogs.

  5. maxwellthedog

    Your mention of pavlova encouraged me to look it up. I had no idea that it was such a big deal in Oz and Kiwiland or that’s its origins were from down under. A rich history for a confection. Have fun at the dance concerts and cheer out loud for your daughter, the other parents won’t mind a bit. 😁

  6. Li Ann CHOO

    Hi Rowena, not sure if you remember me from our correspondence back in 2016 but just wanted to say hi and glad to see that you and your blog are still going strong 🙂 Apologies for not keeping in touch but life got in the way (poor excuse I know! Lol)… Better late than never? Looks like you and family are all raring to go for the coming festivities. Sending love and light to you all ❤

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