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December 2016

Coffee Talk

You Bring The Cheesecake

31st December 2016

If we were having coffee, I’d say thank you.  Thank you for meeting me at a coffee table, at the other end of a screen, on a curb, or on my couch. Thank you for reading my rambles. Thanks for the books, and the butterfly magnets and the mural. Thanks for beers, real or fake, and the ones I owe you. Thanks for the Altoids and the Beatles.  Even the unsolicited advice.  It makes for good material. Thanks for those…

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Christmas Coffee With The Grinch

24th December 2016

If we were having coffee, I’d introduce you to our new as yet unnamed coffee machine. As an early Christmas present from me to us, the coffee machine Neil bought me when we first started dating has been upgraded to something from the future. Actually, I think we should call it Jetson. What sort of um, coffee experience would you like? My favourite so far is a mild double-shot medium-hot latte. In my house. What can I get you? After…

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Coffee Talk Disability Humor Life Writing

Abstract Sandwiches

1st December 2016

On Tuesday, when I picked Isla up from nursery, she hugged my lap as she sometimes does. ‘I MISSED you, Mummy.’ ‘Really?’ I asked.  She’s a Daddy’s girl, see.  I am obviously still questioning every bit of affection she doles out.  To me. ‘Yeah,’ she said ‘Did someone pay you to say that?’ ‘Uhm.  No.’ When I’m happy, my eyes kinda crinkle up until you can’t see them.  Like Isla’s.  Because, y’know, I’m her mother. I did a little dance…

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