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Coffee boil and bubble

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

Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Eclectic Alli; hope you have a few minutes to join us for a virtual mug.

6 thoughts on “Coffee boil and bubble

  1. Before your last class, find/order a copy of “The First King of Shannara” in Spanish. If you’re enjoying the book, then dive in headfirst. Maybe ask your Spanish teacher to sign it for you (ala a Yearbook, but without the pics).

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  2. Aw, great that you get to take the kiddos out trick or treating. I was just saying how our trick or treaters have dwindled over the years. Hope the weather cooperates and you have a ball. I too am sad to see October go. Thanks for the coffee and have a great week!

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  3. Hi Shari,
    Thanks for sharing my “October Lights” with your readers. I’ve not written something like this for a long time and it was fun taking something similar which actually happened to me and twisting it into what you read.
    Regarding learning Spanish, I recall a good friend I had way back in my own 8th grade. She used to tell us how her father from Europe arrived in the US not speaking any English. He claimed to be embarrassed by the trick he used to get started. He bought, read and studied comic books that cost almost nothing but helped make him literate while entertaining him, ever if they were written for juvenile readers. I recall wondering why he would be embarrassed because I loved the idea and thought “if ever I needed to, I would do this.”

    I pass it along because you’ve been known to read things. . . 😉

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    1. No thank you for sharing your post.

      I like the comic book idea. I was also thinking about looking for some of my favourite children’s stories too…We will see how it goes.


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