The cauldron is heating up over an open fire and the red orange flames are licking the cast iron sides. The glacier water, no longer glacier, starts to bubble making a nice rolling and bubbling sound. Into the cauldron an aged hand pours a small bowl of brown beans previously ground by a mortar and pestle. A fast stir followed by a pinch of cinnamon, a dash of sugar and a healthy dollop of rich English toffee cream. Stir. Return to a boil and ladle into waiting pewter goblets.
If we were having coffee I would start by sharing my apologizes because I had wanted to share this link last week and it slipped my mind; things have been so busy lately. Anyway, if you have a chance to check out this well written pieces I would recommend it: October Lights.
If we were having coffee I would say, “I can’t believe October is almost over! The fall has gone so quickly.” Stores have that interesting mix of Halloween and Christmas going on and that is very soon to change over to just Christmas. Wow! How has everyone found the fall?
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am still slowly working my way through “The First King of Shannara.” I am a bit embarrassed by how slow my progress has been but I just haven’t had time to read. I have had an amazing amount of Spanish homework because there are only 2 classes left! Then I will be on my own for learning again. Anyway, I bought a Spanish exercise book and “The Sword of Shannara” with hopes to balance both. What are you reading or learning right now?
I am happy to share that my Spanish teacher moved our last class to Wednesday night so that I can go out trick-or-treating with my boys. They were a bit disgruntled at the thought that I might miss it and I was a bit sad about it to because Halloween is one of my favourite things in October. If we were having coffee I would ask what your Halloween plans are?
If we were having coffee I would end by sharing the theme for next month’s posts on Writing is Communication:
By Shari Marshall – 2019
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