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Another coffee drinking location to mark as my favourite

At the end of February, to start my virtual coffee post I began describing where I’m having my coffee or favourite places that I have had my coffee. So, today the soft cushions of the sofa await me. I plan to wedge myself into the corner comfortably with my legs pulled up. Over top of… Continue reading Another coffee drinking location to mark as my favourite

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Dear cup of coffee…

This morning I say: Hello Chestnut Prailine Latte. You are the perfect blend of sweet nuttiness. You flow over my taste buds smooth and creamy. You fade out with hints of maple, or maybe brown sugar, and a pronounced roasted nut flavour. Thank you, coffee. The only thing that could be better in this moment… Continue reading Dear cup of coffee…

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Shadows and steam: Coffee 7

The house sits dark around me this morning. I make my coffee by candle light as I try to preserve these few stolen moments for myself. I creep across the room, coffee in hand, to sit on my sofa. I set my coffee on the coffee table close to the candle and settle myself on… Continue reading Shadows and steam: Coffee 7

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Pie Flavoured Coffee Series: Coffee 5

The dominant smell is apple. It is almost a green apple smell with a sugary overlay. The taste is reminiscent of caramel and it leaves a lingering candied aftertaste. The temperature is just right and each sip of my apple crisp macchiato slides down smooth. If we were having coffee, I would share with you… Continue reading Pie Flavoured Coffee Series: Coffee 5


Let the critical appraisals begin…

This year I have been writing a novel. My husband has been giving my novel a read through. I still have a few chapters left to write but by the time he catches up I hope to be done. Reading isn’t one of my husband’s past times like it is mine. So, him reading it… Continue reading Let the critical appraisals begin…


When it’s written

This year I am writing a novel. I don’t know much about editing but eventually this journey is going to reach that stage! I am thinking that some initial things to look for when I start editing are: Character consistency Tense – I had initial found myself writing in the past tense but decided that… Continue reading When it’s written


A part or portion of a larger amount

This year I am writing a novel. Some of you might recall that last week I decided that I was going to start over. Well, I did and I am happy to say that chapter one is complete and I am very happy with the re-write. The few changes I made to the outline really… Continue reading A part or portion of a larger amount