Coffee Talk

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22nd September 2017

Thought I’d do a little impromptu ice-cream/beer/cider/tea/coffee social –

Post a bit about your blog and links to your social media you’d like me (and other people) to connect with you on.

Make connections with other people in the comments!

I’ll go first:

I post about life, books and Isla on Facebook and Instagram.

I pin on Pinterest and I have a group board for bloggers here, if you’d like to pin, too.

I am too wordy for Twitter.

I read here.  Hell, I read everywhere.

Your turn.

Mingle and meet some new people and remember to be excellent to each other.






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  • Reply janowrite 22nd September 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Hi, all! I’m Jan, I post about ghosts and paranormal stuff (nonfiction and occasional fiction) – and I post funny haiku about unfunny stuff – the earlier ones are about death, what to wear to your funeral, long lines in the afterlife, etc – now I’m writing Mob Haiku – funny and irreverent! “Cmon down!” 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 22nd September 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Hey, Jan! You had me at ‘mob haiku’, ha! PS. I edited your link so it’s clickable. 🙂

    • Reply jessicaannebreisnes 23rd September 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Love it! Haven’t found anything quite like this before on WP. Mind you, I haven’t had time to read 1,000,000+ blogs yet! Lol. I look forward to digging in further!

      • Reply janowrite 23rd September 2017 at 4:51 pm

        Thank you so much!! 🙂

  • Reply hhabeck 22nd September 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Hi! I’m Holly, and I run a lifestyle blog at I write about fashion, beauty, blogging, and everything in between.

    • Reply Lorna 22nd September 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Hello Holly! I love your blog and your fall reading list!

    • Reply jessicaannebreisnes 23rd September 2017 at 3:50 pm

      For some reason my mobile browser couldn’t cope with your site. My phone is crapping out though (four years might as well be a hundred in cell phone years, eh?) so it might just be me. I liked the layout, though my phone wouldn’t let me click on anything. I will check back if I can. Anyways, all the best!

  • Reply Embery 22nd September 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Love your blog! I’m Embery, and I post about beauty, food, self-care, and the occasional deep thought at

    • Reply Lorna 22nd September 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Hi Embery, Funny, I thought I was following you before, but I’m there now. 🙂

      • Reply Embery 22nd September 2017 at 11:05 pm

        Thanks! Honored!

    • Reply josypheen 22nd September 2017 at 10:16 pm

      Oooh I just started following you and I left a comment.

      • Reply Embery 22nd September 2017 at 11:06 pm

        Thanks! Welcome!

    • Reply jessicaannebreisnes 23rd September 2017 at 3:51 pm

      Heehee. I’m already following you!

    • Reply kedawithani 27th September 2017 at 11:38 pm

      love your blog…!

      • Reply Embery 28th September 2017 at 9:49 am

        Thanks! Enjoying yours as well!

  • Reply Andrea 22nd September 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Hi I am Andrea! My blog is called “the Perks of Being Different”. I am basically writing about my experiences and I make funny drawings. Everyone is welcome, anytime ?

    • Reply josypheen 22nd September 2017 at 10:10 pm

      I looked at your culture thing post and added a comment. It’s a lovely idea to share responses with your blogging friends.

      • Reply Andrea 23rd September 2017 at 5:05 am

        Thanks for sharing your culture thing! You’re the first!
        I hope more people will join. I am very interested about such!

        • Reply Lorna 23rd September 2017 at 10:45 am

          I also rambled on a bit, ha! And now I want fries for breakfast.

          • Andrea 23rd September 2017 at 11:14 am

            Well, if an Italian culture is involved, you must be able to make homemade pasta! ??

            How’s Scotland? Rainy I assume haha. I only went to Edinbourgh, which was very pretty!
            And how’s your dialect? American or more rowards
            I want fries for breakfast too!

  • Reply Mikki Donaldson 22nd September 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I certainly need a drink I can disguise! The grandkids just popped in, raiding the refer and all talking at once… the TV is too loud for even the people next door. Thanks for the tips. 😉 My website is about relationships, but if I had any sense at all, I’d write about how to deal with children. 😉

    • Reply Lorna 23rd September 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Lots of stuff to write about, then! 🙂

  • Reply josypheen 22nd September 2017 at 9:42 pm


    I’m Josy and I blog about pretty walks. I started off in the UK exploring places near London, but this summer I moved to Vancouver, so now my blog is full of the ridiculously pretty mountains in BC.

    I’d love to connect with friends of Lorna, as I assume friends of someone so nice must be nice too!

    • Reply Lorna 23rd September 2017 at 10:38 am

      Hey Josy! Thanks for saying hello. Hope you find other groovy people. 🙂

    • Reply amindfultravellerblog 23rd September 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Great blog Josy and glad to connect. Lorelle 🙂

    • Reply jessicaannebreisnes 23rd September 2017 at 3:37 pm

      Josy’s not kidding! Her blog is stuffed full of gorgeous nature pictures (my fave!!) and really useful information detailing the walks she’s been on. I am hiking vicariously through you, Josy! (You’re also my current binge blog; I endeavor to read the blogs I like from start to finish, one of my many quirks!)

      • Reply josypheen 23rd September 2017 at 6:35 pm

        Yaaay! I am so glad that you like it so far!
        You have made my day. 😀

        • Reply Lorna 23rd September 2017 at 6:46 pm

          You are pretty cool for someone who walk for fun, my dear. 😉

          • josypheen 24th September 2017 at 2:44 am

            lol it is strange but I promise it is fun!

        • Reply jessicaannebreisnes 23rd September 2017 at 7:42 pm

          Happy to have made your day! 😀

  • Reply FranL 22nd September 2017 at 11:39 pm

    What a nice idea. I’m Fran, I’m an author in the process of publishing my first book. I blog about that (and other books/book related things) here

    • Reply Lorna 23rd September 2017 at 10:40 am

      Hey Fran, I’ve been binging on your blog since I found it! Good luck with your book! 🙂

      • Reply FranL 23rd September 2017 at 3:02 pm

        Thank you! I’m enjoying your blog too!

    • Reply angelanoelauthor 24th September 2017 at 3:54 pm

      Following you on twitter. 🙂

      • Reply FranL 24th September 2017 at 4:11 pm

        Following you too now 🙂

  • Reply Sue - doddyaboutbooks 22nd September 2017 at 11:48 pm

    This is a lovely idea. I’m Sue and I write about books etc at

  • Reply Bookstooge 23rd September 2017 at 1:11 am

    Party on, dudette! Man, I love that movie.

    Anyway, I blog mainly on WordPress and mainly about Books. I’ll throw in an occasional movie review and several non-review posts a month to keep things interesting. I review mostly SFF and enjoy the Classics as well.

    • Reply Lorna 23rd September 2017 at 10:46 am

      Excellent. 🙂

  • Reply Suzanne [globalhousesitterX2] 23rd September 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Hiya Lorna and all
    I blog about the countries and communities we houseit in and those we explore in between. Travel, food, [because we love eating, though not a food blogger] and musings on life.

    • Reply Suzanne [globalhousesitterX2] 25th September 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Lorna, I have no idea why my Twitter Account has gone like that as I have it set up to just show one on my blog. Apologies for taking up so much room!!

      • Reply Lorna 25th September 2017 at 5:55 pm

        I like it! Changes the thread up a little! x

  • Reply amindfultravellerblog 23rd September 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Great idea lovely Lorna.
    My name is Lorelle and I blog about my families travel stories with a few home recipes thrown in there too. You can follow me on social media or on my blog @

  • Reply jessicaannebreisnes 23rd September 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Hello friends of Lorna, I am Jessica Anne. I recently left a job that was draining the joy from my life. I blog about this and my new adventures as an Elevator Assembler. I also share my writings and art amassed over 20+ years creating. Stop by if you so like. One can never have enough friends! (Thanks for the invitation to share, Lorna!)


  • Reply adventures 23rd September 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Hi! My name is Chrissy and I write about daily adventures, travel, and touch on inspiration related to Depression/PTSD/Grief support. I started writing after losing my husband of 14 years suddenly to cancer. Find me all over: Connect with me all over the web with user name CSACHB. I love to connect with and support other writers or bloggers.

    • Reply Lorna 23rd September 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Cheerleading other writers is one of my favorite things to do. Thanks for saying hello, Chrissy!

  • Reply Diana 23rd September 2017 at 8:35 pm

    This sounds like fun! I am a mom blogger, so blog everything from pregnancy to our life with our daughter! You can find me on almost every social media platform, haha! I’m Before and After Baby on Facebook, beforeafterbaby on Pinterest and Instagram, and beandafbaby on Twitter!

  • Reply Polkadotblonde 23rd September 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Hi, my name is Melissa. I love reading books and follow your blog already! My blog is Polka Dot Blonde and it is designed to help every woman pair new, modern trends with more classic pieces. Another goal of my blog is to help women to discover their own style personality and find clothes that can highlight it. I also love discussing positive psychology. I want my readers to feel happy and look good!
    I have an Instagram account and Pinterest account

  • Reply DrKLeeBanks 24th September 2017 at 2:23 am

    Wow, thanks so much for the opportunity! I am Dr. K. Lee Banks (just completed my Doctor of Education degree in June!) and I have two blogs. One is Words of Encouragement ( where I share daily (usually) devotional and inspirational thoughts. The other is my K. Lee Banks, EdD, blog (, where I focus on the work from home, entrepreneurial life.

    I also have my “kreative” business (K-Lee’s Kreations) and I’m on Facebook (, Etsy (, and Zibbet ( Thanks again! 🙂

  • Reply Lynn 24th September 2017 at 6:08 am

    I always love posts like this. Its so great to get to know and learn more about the person behind the blog.

  • Reply thebeasley 24th September 2017 at 11:04 am

    Hello! I’m Hayley. I write about music, books, TV, film, social commentary & parenting. I occasionally swear, but I’m in general I’m a nice, sociable blogger. You can fine me here:
    Would love to hear from you!

  • Reply Jem 24th September 2017 at 11:22 am

    Hey! Great idea!

    I blog about life and travels over at
    I suffer from depression and occasionally write about it but don’t like to too much as it doesn’t define who i am. You can also find me at:

    • Reply Lorna 24th September 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Hey Jem, I’m always working through my anxiety, too. But it’s only one thing on the list of me, ha! Happy to connect with you! xox

  • Reply Debbie Harris 24th September 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Hi Lorna, thanks for having us all over at your place for a party! I’m Debbie from Deb’s World (in Australia) and I blog about lots of things, adventures, travels, photography, family, lifestyle stuff, running, cycling and my upcoming gig as Mother of the Bride (MOB). Come join me at, Instagram: Debs__World, Twitter: @Wonderwomandebz, Pinterest: Wonderwomandebz

    • Reply Lorna 24th September 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Hey Deb, So glad you’re here. Thinking of you all as the wedding countdown begins! xox

      • Reply Debbie Harris 26th September 2017 at 5:16 am

        Many thanks! It’s going to be FUN ??

  • Reply fancypaperblog 24th September 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Cool?I am Orla at Fancypaperblog. I write about my lifestyle as an Irish midlands’ parent and a teacher. I could review, rant and really attempt to be useful and occasionally humorous? love to meet new blogging friends. Thank you Lorna xx

    • Reply Lorna 24th September 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Orla, I wish we were ice-cream friends, ha! xox

  • Reply You Can Always Start Now 24th September 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Hello everyone. My blog is about exploring possibilities, and my take on the world as I hopefully grow. I think we are on a journey and it is about creating a life/journey that we want. Even with all its ups and down. Social media have majority of buttons. Right now enjoying Instagram and capturing my year.

  • Reply Claire Saul (PainPalsBlog) 24th September 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Hi everyone, I’m Claire and I blog about life with a family of tweens, a dog and chronic illness….not always compatible, sometimes a bit medical (i’m an ex nurse), the odd product or book review, but hopefully always making the most of life. On a Monday I write a sharing post “Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You!”. I have a facebook page, instagram & twitter (all PainPalsBlog) – but am a bit of a dinosaur keeping up with it all.
    Off to put the dinner on, but look forward to linking to your blogs this afternoon! Find me at http://www.painpalsblog,

  • Reply silicasun 24th September 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Hey Lorna, I just connected with you on Twitter. I am Rekha. I write short stories. Links to my published pieces are here on my website at silicasun. I am really active on twitter and pinterest and try to be on facebook. My posts and boards have a lot going on arts, places, people, books, old movies, history, entertainment, life, events, writing, culture, nature, fashion, archaeology and much more. Thanks for the virtual party. Cool. 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 24th September 2017 at 6:16 pm

      You have a great blog and a lovey Pinterest. <3

  • Reply Nicole 24th September 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I am late to the party, as usual. 🙂

    Hi. I am Nicole. I am a self-employed medical copy editor by day, aspiring novelist by night. I blog about…well, my kids mostly (ages 6 and 2), but also my work on my goals list; I have challenged myself to do 43 things in my 43rd year, including learning how to jog (though I have severe allergies and live in a place where it is life-threateningly hot for half the year, because I’m dumb like that). I craft on occasion, and cook; I’m planning a DIY wedding in November, so there’s a fair bit of both going on rn. I have endometriosis, and my daughter has apraxia of speech, so those come up from time to time.

    I also have a Twitter (I love the challenge of saying what I want to say in under 140 characters!) and an Instagram that I update regularly; both are linked to my blog, if you’re interested. And I have a Pinterest and Goodreads account that have languished since I gave birth for the first time…and that was 6 years ago, so I don’t even link to those anymore.

    And now I’m off to look at all your blogs. At least until the kids wake up…

    • Reply Lorna 24th September 2017 at 6:18 pm

      I’m so glad you’re here, Nicole. I know some groovy people. 😉

  • Reply Jackie Cangro 24th September 2017 at 3:42 pm

    It’s been so much fun to check out the other blogs!

    I’m late to the party, but I’ll add my two cents. I’m Jackie, and I’m a fiction editor and creative writing instructor. I host in-person workshops and soon I’ll be teaching online classes through

    I love to read, so I’d love to hear about the book you’re reading right now.

    I also love (in no particular order) doughnuts, nature, my dog, coffee, and birds.

    • Reply angelanoelauthor 24th September 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Awesome! Really interesting posts. Commented and following on twitter.

      • Reply Lorna 24th September 2017 at 6:20 pm

        Jackie and Angela, I’m glad you guys have *met*. 🙂

  • Reply angelanoelauthor 24th September 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Hi Lorna (and Lorna’s awesome friends). I write essays about interesting ideas and profiles of inspiring people. I’m a writer who loves people and a person who loves writing.
    Here’s my blog:

  • Reply thenafranssen 24th September 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Love it. I’m a little bit of everything, HodgePodge for sure. I like Pinterest a lot, and I love to just write about the beautiful chaos of life.

    • Reply Lorna 24th September 2017 at 6:22 pm

      Hi! PS. I LOVE your blog!

  • Reply Janice Wald 24th September 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Hi Everyone,
    I’m Janice. Nice to meet you. My site offers blogging tips. For example, I post articles about blogging, social media, SEO, time-saving tips, and technology to help bloggers.
    For example, this is today’s post:
    Do you know how to keep up with impossible time demands? Use these 31 free tools
    Thank you, Lorna, for this opportunity to meet your readers.

  • Reply gemmaorton 24th September 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Hey there I’m Gemma and I blog at
    I write about my adventures with wheels, travel, restaurants, festivals, theatre, and just general observations. I love people watching, I’m extremely nosey!
    You can’t find links to my twitter, Facebook and Instagram via the blog. I have also started #WheelOfFact on twitter if you’d like to join in!

  • Reply Kari Carter 25th September 2017 at 2:05 am

    Hi! Fun to learn about you! I’m Kari. I blog over at

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  • Reply TLC 27th September 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Hi I’m Tracey. Susie sent me over! I blog random musings about things I do while vacationing. I’m on FB, Twitter, and Pinterest. But drat if I can figure out Twitter! LOL

  • Reply JAMES F. O'NEIL 28th September 2017 at 6:33 pm

    What a great meeting of bloggers. Thanks for making this happen. My monthly stories are memoriesofatime, any of my life, growing up or now. Please take a look. htpps:// ?blog

  • Reply thenafranssen 30th September 2017 at 3:32 am

    Interesting post, really enjoyed reading! Keep up the great work!

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  • Reply Reflections of an Untidy Mind 18th October 2017 at 3:49 am

    Hi. Another Tracy here. I’m here because Lorna ‘followed’ me and so I thought I had better find out who is this Lorna. Is it okay to say, Lorna, that you are a blogging superstar? 😉 I’m not sure how Lorna found me because I’ve only written two posts since I started blogging in August, but I am glad she did because her blog is fabulous. My first post was on marriage equality and my second on how I found my inner visual artist; the latter being just an excuse to show off my latest mosaic (I love it!). Anyway, if I don’t get too distracted, hopefully there will be more stuff soon on a few modern ethical dilemmas. In addition, my dogs are bursting to be guest bloggers.

    Here is a link to my blog –

    PS. What is the etiquette about commenting on old posts?

    • Reply Lorna 18th October 2017 at 4:46 pm

      Hi, Tracy. I don’t know where I found you, but you had me at social justice and coffee. 🙂 Rumours of my superstar status are greatly exaggerated, but thank you.

      Speaking for myself, I don’t mind comments on old posts, anything that strikes you and keeps the conversation going!

      Welcome to my ramblings,

      • Reply Reflections of an Untidy Mind 19th October 2017 at 10:52 am

        Thank you. Ramble on. I must post (eventually) on how I got into coffee. I was a bit of a late starter at 47!

  • Reply Losing the Plot 18th October 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Well that was timely, I wondered if I had missed the boat on a fabulous opportunity- but happy days, you’ve just answered that.

    I’m Sonia, total rookie to all this, as I have only just started. Early days, but I think I’m going to be blogging about family, my allotment and what I make with the harvest – assuming there is one. You’ll find me at “Losing the Plot” on WordPress

    It’s really nice to meet you all, so much more interesting than what “discover” was suggesting!

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