If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea… we would talk about how one of life’s pleasures is to sit in a cafe, with a good cup of coffee and perhaps a little treat. I tell you that on Tuesday I did just that, enjoying a Melting Moment biscuit with a coffee at my favourite, Squirrel.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would agree it was good that the whole of New Zealand was now at Covid alert Level 1. We would talk about the second anniversary of the shooting at the mosque in Christchurch, and that it is getting close to the anniversary of the first big lockdown here in New Zealand. I would show you the interesting timeline post from Natalie the Explorer in Toronto, showing the similarities and differences in the lockdowns a year apart.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would tell you that I went back to work on Thursday after two weeks away, and am happy it is only two weeks until my holiday. You ask what I did on my last day of ‘freedom’, and I say…went to Goods cafe in Thorndon…yes, with my book. You smile.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would wonder when we will get the Covid vaccine here. It looks like being the second half of the year, and we also ponder if there will be a vaccine passport. I say I am not going anywhere outside New Zealand until I have had the vaccine, and you agree.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would make a pot of French Earl Grey Tea from tLeafT. You say it is a beautiful tea to look at, and I say it has orange peel, cornflower petals, and jasmine and rose petals.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea, I would serve you a little rhubarb and custard tart from Arobake. You say – how lovely – and I say, yes we all need treats from time to time.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would, as usual, suddenly realise how much time has past…so of course you stay for dinner, and we open a bottle of wine.
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Entered into the Weekend Coffee Share hosted by Natalie the Explorer.