#WeekendCoffeeShare: If We Were Having Coffee… On July 16

Hello my lovely booklovers,

how are you? Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, a blog hop by the lovely Diana over at Part Time Monster. Every weekend we get together for virtual coffees and a little casual chat. How has this past week been for you?

If we were having coffee today, I’d invite you to join me and my friends in the garden for my Birthday Party. My actual birthday was on Monday, but I usually wait til the weekend to get together with friends. One thing I love about being a summer child is that I can usually have a BBQ garden party. In case you’re wondering, the Rafaello cream and Earl Grey Panna Cotta I made last weekend for my family and colleagues worked a treat! This time, I’m strictly doing BBQ and salads, though. Mum is providing the cake.

We’d talk about absolutely everything; school days, books, TV, hobbies, and possibly actor crushes. In my defence, there are 2 guys here, the rest are girls aged 25 – 30. Of course, we have actor crushes (despite most people here being either married, engaged, or in a relationship). It’s a bit frustrating to be the only single at your own party, though.

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I’ve made a list of reviews I still need to catch up on. And it’s a long one. What can I say, grad school got in the way.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I am looking for a new notebook, as my old laptop (a Lenovo E520 ThinkPad Edge) is screwed. I’d hoped it would hold out til after my thesis is completed, but despite not having a virus on it (checked Norton and Kaspersky) it keeps playing up and I don’t get anything done. The touchpad has stopped working as well, and my replacement mouse only works if I use my laptop cushion as mousepad (which is highly impractical). I mostly need my laptop for writing, page layout, and photo editing, and I use Windows. Any idea what a cheap and cheerful replacement laptop could be? I have no idea.

Anyway. Grab a drink, a piece of cake, and get in line at the BBQ for sausages and peppered pork. Let’s enjoy the summer evening and chat and be merry. And if you’re still thirsty after the party, I’m sure the other Weekend Coffee Sharers would love to see you too.

Thank you for having coffee with me.

Same time, next week?