If we were having coffee #6

If we were having coffee, I’d try one for a change. Not a proper one though. I occasionally like what they call “wrong coffee” where I come from. It’s basically milk with a splash of coffee. I’d tell you I’ve needed my share of cafeine lately. After spending Easter with family we decided to babysit Mike’s youngest nephew and niece for a couple of days. And despite them not being as early risers as they used to be – being up after 6 o’clock was rare – we still slept a lot less than we’re used to, especially in the holidays.

I’d tell you that after they left we had rather a lot of sleep, but not for the reasons you might think, which I assume is catching up on some. We had in fact caught the flu and although mine wasn’t too bad, Mike spent most of the time in bed until he slept it off (which lasted nearly two weeks in total). That meant I was on cat duty. I’m returning him the favour now, being on my way to visit my family in Belgium for a week.

If we were having coffee I would tell you how, when we went to watch “Home” with our nephew and niece we laughed out loud. It is really a film for everyone. And how excited I am about Age of Ultron. I only watched it yesterday, IMAX and 3D off course. It was so awesome I want to see it again as soon as possible. No spoilers, even though I’m itching to tell you so much more than just how great this film is.

Lastly I’d tell you me and my hubby went to see a concert for the first time in too long. It was really good, despite it being far too hot in the venue for my taste. They’re called Public Service Broadcasting and they’re a really cool band. You should definitely check them out sometime. That’s all for now. I hope you’re all having a great start of the week. See you next time!


If we were having coffee #5

If we were having coffee, I’d show off my new glasses. I went for a more adult pair this time. I felt it was about time to be honest. No point looking like a student anymore. I’d joke about our cat as well, how we’re not getting enough sleep, but we could never be angry at our little scoundrel. She’s so cute even in all her mischief. I’d tell you how she nearly messed up a puzzle when I was trying to stick it down the other night.

I’d go on about my birthday and the family visits we’ve had. I love catching up with anyone and everyone. You can read about the birthday weekend here. I’d chat about the many games we had in the last month. I ran my very first table top roleplay game with my husband and one of my best friends who lives in Portugal. We had a D&D 3.5 game in Stafford with our friends there and an old fashioned AD&D game in Portsmouth. That, together with the family visits meant we had very busy weekends indeed.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you I really enjoyed going out with friends and seeing those I haven’t seen in too long (again). It can be very difficult for me to go out of the house and with that seeing friends, or anyone else for that matter. I am doing everything I can to improve this and even have been applying for jobs in the hopes that this will give me an extra push to be out and about. Another motivation is going to church. I love going there. It’s so different from the masses I used to go to, being raised Catholic. The church I go to now is the Elim church in my area.

I would talk about how anxious I’ve been about getting myself driving in the UK. My first go was stressful, but in hindsight it was better than I had expected. I’ve had my licence for about 10 years now, but I’ve never driven in the UK before. And on an entirely different note, I would tell you how excited I am about Agents of Shield and Gotham having started again. They are my favourite television series at the moment.

See you again soon!

If we were having coffee #4

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the past month has had a vast array of ups and downs. It started off fabulous with the Conception gaming convention, though I guess that was mostly in January still. When surrounded by people I seem to feel almost elated.

If we were having coffee I would tell you how grateful I am that we could meet, because it has been awfully hard to get myself out of the house when my hubby isn’t there to encourage me. It has been a very unpleasant theme this month, how the weekends always seemed far happier than the weekdays.

I would tell you that it hasn’t been all bad. I seem to have gotten a lot better at motivating myself to do chores around the house for instance. I have also gotten into knitting again. I think it’s probably not something for everyone, but I’m really enjoying it.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I’m looking forward to my birthday in two weeks. I’m not one to want much, but presents do get me so excited every time. It’s been a while since I’ve seen my side of the family too, so I’m very much looking forward to seeing them again too.

See you next time.

If we were having coffee # 3

This is a series I picked up from Suzie81Speaks, who in her turn picked it up from Part Time Monster.

If we were having coffee, I would say how grateful I am that we seem to be doing this thing more regularly now. I would tell you that I feel a bit guilty that my head is already whizzing with Christmas thoughts, despite it only being November. I wholly blame the shops for this though. It’s their fault for putting it in my head with everything they have on display.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my last two weekends have been loads of fun filled with fun and games, the adult kind at that. I can definitely say that because I have witnessed – or heard people say rather – things that I would not want children to hear. At IndieCon we put or tabletop roleplaying hats on and had a blast despite the rain and lack of sleep. Last weekend we went to St-Briavels in Wales – not-Wales as we call it. There we did live action role playing and, like last year, I saw such cool outfits and lots of interesting conversations were had that would be considered very strange indeed anywhere but in that game.

I would promise you pictures as I’m doing some crafting for the Christmas season. I’d lament not having taken any pictures of the cards I made, but maybe I’ll sneak pictures of them when I visit the people I sent them to.

I’d give you a big hug and tell you I can’t wait for us to go out for drinks again. Tea as always in my case, because I’m a sucker for it and I frankly simply have no tolerance at all for alcohol.