Coffee Talk Writing

Blogging Is Like A Cup of Coffee

2nd May 2018

Most of my friends live nowhere near me.  This situation is amplified a thousand times when Neil is away for work.

Blogging is like a cup of coffee pin

He’s not in the army.  He doesn’t work on a boat.  He’s a software engineer.  And working from home requires some city office time.  Apparently.

I don’t begrudge that cheeky beer with his mates or his attendance at the pub quiz. Well, maybe a little.  I’m really good at pub quizzes.

My point is.  I miss him.

The day he leaves, I’m a little excited because I get the remote.  But really, that gets old fast.  I just miss him.

Even though we are very married and he’s a giant dork, he’s my dork.

For instance, I’m taking the Tribe Writers course.  (Another random fact about me: I hoard writing courses.)

One of the course modules includes emailing your friends and asking them how they would describe you and your writing voice.

I actually emailed Neil.  Because he’s my friend and he’s not actually in the house with me right now.

Describe me in three words, I wrote.

I don’t know.  You’re just you.

That’s six words.

Pedantic.  Seven.

My husband, the comedian.

I emailed another friend.  Our last blogged conversation was this post over here.

Describe me in three words, I said.

Too far away, she said.

You’re winning, I wrote back.

Another one said:  Warm, trustworthy, adventurous.

Not ‘Massive Bitch Face?’

No, she said.

That same friend also said my writing was like a hug.  Like a bottomless cup of coffee.

Cool, um, beans.

You could also go with ‘Hair defies control,’ she wrote.

That, too.

So, think of my writing as a conversation over coffee.  Which is the kind of vibe I’m going for, anyway.  There a category for that.  Aptly named Coffee Talk.

And it’s especially true on weeks like this.  When one best friend is not quite four years old, and the others are not here.

How’s your week treating you?









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  • Reply A Girl and Her Passport 2nd May 2018 at 9:35 pm

    I love that analogy! Plus you always want to have coffee with friends right?

    • Reply Lorna 2nd May 2018 at 9:39 pm

      I’m glad you’re back, Tiffany. The world needs your words. <3

      • Reply A Girl and Her Passport 2nd May 2018 at 9:51 pm

        Thank you. Trying to get a couple of posts written so I won’t feel pressured.

  • Reply Danni 2nd May 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Love you so much ❤

    • Reply Lorna 3rd May 2018 at 9:29 am

      Love you more!

  • Reply loristory 3rd May 2018 at 12:30 am

    These three words popped into my mind: honest, succinct, funny. Funny because I like how you say Hi. Succinct because you do get your point across without any excess baggage-y words. Honest because you just seem honest. Hi.

    • Reply Lorna 3rd May 2018 at 9:27 am

      Honestly, Lori. Your words are a day-brighter. Hi. *short-wave*

  • Reply bluerosegirl08 3rd May 2018 at 3:45 am

    I agree your writing is like coffee! My week so far can be decibed as meh. I have a docter’s appoinment tomorrow what should be uneventful (just refilling perscription) but since it is also my service dog puppy’s first ‘field trip’ I’m mentally ppreparing for anything.I sometimeswish we lived closer because I would love to be more than just friendly blog acquaintences. I reccomended your blog to another writer with CP who recently found mine. Also what happened to the book giveaway? Did I miss it?

    • Reply Lorna 3rd May 2018 at 9:00 am

      Good luck tomorrow, I’m sure the puppy will do his job. Let me know how it goes. Thanks for recommending me and Gin & Lemonade. Didn’t miss anything on the giveaway. My randomiser went to the pub! Putting the names in a hat and announcing Friday. Also working on something else to make up for my lateness. xox

  • Reply Zoe O'Farrell 3rd May 2018 at 7:47 am

    Such lovely words from your friends! I am with you on the husband being away and friends too far away X

    • Reply Lorna 3rd May 2018 at 9:25 am

      Thank you, Zoe! And I was so happy to have discovered your blog through the Bash Awards. All the best to you and continued success! xox

      • Reply Zoe O'Farrell 3rd May 2018 at 6:00 pm

        Ah thank you! Same goes for you!! I’m glad I discovered yours! Be lovely to keep in touch 🙂 xx

  • Reply thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany 3rd May 2018 at 11:06 am

    I LOVE that your hair defies control. Why should we even want to control our hair??

  • Reply rachaelstray 3rd May 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Great anemology!

    • Reply Lorna 6th May 2018 at 12:57 pm

      The study of winds? I don’t think you want a post about that…

      • Reply rachaelstray 6th May 2018 at 1:48 pm

        Sorry phone autocorrect! Analogy!!

        • Reply Lorna 6th May 2018 at 1:55 pm

          Knew that, just funnin’.

  • Reply Ellen @ If It Brings You Joy 3rd May 2018 at 1:40 pm

    I don’t know your personally but it seems you are a blessing in many lives. Enjoyed your post!

  • Reply Melissa ❤️?? 3rd May 2018 at 1:57 pm

    I’ll have mint tea while you have the coffee ?. “Too far away” made me misty eyed.

  • Reply lauriegannon1 3rd May 2018 at 6:41 pm

    I adore this post. It’s so fun and conversational. I need to read this again with a cup of coffee. 🙂

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  • Reply Linda Hobden 3rd May 2018 at 10:14 pm

    What a lovely blog post! It did feel like having a conversation over coffee with friends…. I’m not sure if I’m brave enough to ask my mates to describe me in 3 words …. ! LOL ?

    • Reply Lorna 6th May 2018 at 12:52 pm

      I think you’d be surprised!

  • Reply Monica Matthews, aka Scholarship Mom 4th May 2018 at 1:04 am

    Believe it or not, I just asked a friend to describe her kids in three words and I did the same with mine! Great post! 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 6th May 2018 at 12:54 pm

      What did you come up with? Isla is indescribable…

  • Reply Lutheranliar 4th May 2018 at 1:26 pm

    You in three words: Really good writer

    • Reply Lorna 4th May 2018 at 1:35 pm

      I love you, Alice. Those are your words, too.

  • Reply mylibraryandothermischief 5th May 2018 at 7:11 am

    Hi Lorna, I really enjoy reading your blog so I am nominating you for the Sunshine Blogger Award, for more information please go to:


  • Reply Ritu 6th May 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Aw Lorna! Bless you! I crave that odd day of solitude and get it far too rarely!
    My three words..
    Deserves an award! ?

    • Reply Lorna 6th May 2018 at 2:16 pm

      Are those three words for me or you, though? 😉

      • Reply Ritu 6th May 2018 at 2:24 pm

        Maybe it’s time to pass the crown on! ?

        • Reply Lorna 6th May 2018 at 2:43 pm

          I can dig that!

          • Ritu 6th May 2018 at 6:06 pm


  • Reply Parul Thakur 6th May 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Love that post. I thought I would share and move on but I had to read cos that’s what your writing is. Warm and beautiful. 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 10th May 2018 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you, Parul!

  • Reply angelanoelauthor 6th May 2018 at 3:32 pm

    You didn’t ask, but I have to share: sarcastic, sweet, delight.

    Of course, there are many more words. But I love your friends description of a bottomless cup of coffee, and a hug. That sounds right to me.

    • Reply Lorna 10th May 2018 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you for the sarcasm. I’m glad it’s detectable. No, really.

  • Reply Diana Frajman 6th May 2018 at 4:39 pm

    My mother use to write long letters and you would think you were in the room having a cup of tea and a good jaw fest. She would even put in breaks like “Okay I back, I just had to go to the bathroom.” It made the letters so intimate. Real, authentic and comfortable. Those would be my 3 words for you 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 10th May 2018 at 6:37 pm

      Diana, I hope you still have those letters. What an actual treasure. Thank you for your words, and your words!

  • Reply Kkawashima 7th May 2018 at 4:20 am

    I do so enjoy my (many) cups of coffee, and I also really enjoy your writing.

    • Reply Lorna 10th May 2018 at 6:35 pm

      Hi Kimiye, glad you commented because I found your blog and then connected all the FB love. Hi! I tried to leave a comment on ‘The Dreaded Question’ but the system said it was spam.

      • Reply Kkawashima 10th May 2018 at 7:21 pm

        Oh no! I’m not sure what to do about that… I’m still new at all this.

  • Reply Nicola 14th May 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Love the ‘hair defies control’ one. I can so relate!

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