Coffee and other #R2BC – Thurs 8th May 2014

By | May 8, 2014

Today, like many other days this week, has been spent playing a waiting game for phone calls to be returned, with regard to T’s school appeal. They aren’t being and so my Word for this week could have been “Aaaaaaargh!”, complete with a bit of stomping, but I do like to put a positive spin on things and so it’s…

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And this is what’s been making me cheerful about it this week:

1. Thursdays are when D has after school club and T and I have a coffee shop visit. It’s always a chance for chat on the way and today he rushed out of school absolutely beaming because he’d been able to choose a prize for getting reward points this week.

He’d chosen one of those sky-diving plastic toys that you find in party bags and he was soon making it fly around in the quite windy weather.

It was nice to see him relaxed ahead of SATs next week and all the school place uncertainty. Hubbie joined us for our coffee trip too, which was a bonus too.

2. Another coffee date for me tomorrow and again on Tuesday, catching up with people for a gossip and a giggle is always good. There is also a coffee morning at school tomorrow at which one of the people I’ve been playing telephone-tennis all week will be at. Tick (hopefully). Always nice to see fellow SN parents there too as the majority of children arrive by school bus so there isn’t a school gates element at all. Luckily I’m a decaff girl otherwise I’d be bouncing around by home time.

3. Speaking of home, my coffee caddy always makes me smile, the tea and sugar ones are just as funny too.

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4. My birthday present is on the way (yippee, finally) and it’s coffee-related. This will mean that I can have lovely ground coffee pop-pop-popping away if I’m at home (and not in Costa). I love the colour too.

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5. I can’t have a blog about coffee without mentioning how much I like these:

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Bunny gets in on the act sometimes too. Massimo Decaff Skinny Mochas. A definite treat. Always in a takeaway cup because I feel it’s safer with children around and I always take the cup home to recycle.

I’m linking this post in with R2BC with @LakesSingleMum and Word Of The Week with @ReadingRes.

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26 Comments

xOjox on May 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm.

Hah, I love that your word’s coffee, although I couldn’t cope without my caffeine. Good luck withe coffee morning, hope you get to ambush the person you want to speak to xx

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Jeannette on May 9, 2014 at 6:20 am.

Thank you, all raring to go… Been missing each other on the phone all week xx

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Merlinda Little on May 8, 2014 at 9:57 pm.

I havent had any coffee in years but who am in kidding. I am drinking green tea likes it water and its got caffeine =P Love the lift it gives! #R2BC

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Jeannette on May 9, 2014 at 6:21 am.

I hear so many good things about green tea but never tried it, might have too :) am downing my green juice breakfast though (yummy!) x

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Holly Nelson on May 9, 2014 at 1:38 am.

Great coffee jug!! I love coffee too, sometimes it’s all that gets me through the day!

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Jeannette on May 9, 2014 at 6:21 am.

Oh gosh, me too, especially this week 😉

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Redpeffer on May 9, 2014 at 8:20 am.

Loving the coffee positive spin and we have one of those coffee machines in green-you’ll love it :)

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Jeannette on May 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm.

Thanks Iona, it’s arrived and fab! Bit smaller capacity than I thought but it’s grrrreat :)

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Michelle (Twice a mummy) on May 9, 2014 at 8:50 am.

I love your coffee machine and what a fab colour x

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Jeannette on May 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm.

Thank you :)

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Twinsplustwo on May 9, 2014 at 9:59 am.

I LOVE my coffee and escaping for a quiet 10 mins in Starbucks is my idea of respite!

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Jeannette on May 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm.

Oh gosh, yes. Love my costa time 😉

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Twinsplustwo on May 9, 2014 at 10:00 am.

popping over from #PoCoLo btw… I always forget to add that!!!

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Jeannette on May 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm.

Thanks :)

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Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on May 9, 2014 at 10:23 am.

I do love how you always manage to put a positive spin on things, especially as I can imagine how tough and frustrating the week must have been. That machine looks brilliant, and I love the colour. Now, if only I didn’t hate coffee….! Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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Jeannette on May 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm.

Aww thank you, I’m the same about tea, can’t stand the smell 😉 x

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Kim Carberry on May 9, 2014 at 7:45 pm.

Fab word….I love a bit of Coffee myself….hehehe
That coffee machine looks fab! I love the colour x

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Jeannette on May 11, 2014 at 4:55 pm.

Thank you, it’s arrived and been made good use of already! X

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Sam on May 10, 2014 at 11:32 am.

Mmm, coffee! I just had an expensive latte in a nice new garden centre this morning but meeting with friends is hit and miss as my 21 month old is always trying to escape! I agree, everything is better with a Costa coffee :-) #wotw

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Jeannette on May 11, 2014 at 4:55 pm.

It definitely is, isn’t it. Well worth the £! X

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rebecca beesley on May 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm.

Coffee shops are great for bonding time with the kids and for catching up with friends. Here’s hoping for a prompt (and favurable) outcome for you for the schools appeal xxx

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Jeannette on May 11, 2014 at 4:54 pm.

Thanks Rebecca, really hope so. We finally have an appeal date so something to work towards xx

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rebecca beesley on May 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm.

meant to say, popping over from #pocolo today – finally got around to joining in again xxx

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Jeannette on May 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm.

Thank you x

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Victoria Welton on May 11, 2014 at 5:28 pm.

Wonderful! Coffee is definitely one of my favourite words too (understand the arrgghhh thing though! Hope you are OK). I am hoping for a coffee machine for my birthday next week! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

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Jeannette on May 13, 2014 at 6:40 pm.

Thanks Vicky, Happy Birthday for this week. Still very much aaaaaaargh but keeping positive x

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