If we were having coffee, with the peculiar situation that the world is in right now, we would be sitting in our own homes, probably having a catch up over video. Coronavirus (Covid-19) has been officially internationally declared a pandemic, we’re all sheltering in our homes to help reduce the infection rate and New Zealand’s Prime Minister offically declared the Easter Bunny a key worker.
Sadly families around the world have been affected by this pandemic and are grieving for their loved ones, nurses and doctors are working incredibly hard to care for people as they fight this virus and the world is flipped on its head.
If we were having coffee, I’d very much hope it was on my hotel balcony, overlooking the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. The sun would be shining, there would be a local band playing over the other side of the river and the only plans we’d have would be to do another Pinxtos crawl later today. That’s a bit specific, sorry…
What else happened this month?
If we were having coffee, at this point it would probably be a home-brewed cup, flavoured heavily with vanilla.
I’ve been home a lot this month – working away busily on a few future plans, getting ready to launch something a little special (keep reading for a sneak peek), planning some extensive garden works that will pay handsome dividends in summer, keeping an eye on our poorly cat (who seems to be getting a little bit better), slipping in a blog post here and there & getting very obsessed with the Syfy series The Magicians.
Well, to be honest, November was equal turns surprising and amazing. So, I think I’d be having a rum punch in lieu of a coffee (or maybe a Jamaica Coffee – dark rum, coffee liqueur, coffee, heavy cream and coffee beans. But, I digress.)
It was rather destined to be lovely – Mr Kiwi and I had a holiday to Dubrovnik booked, missing all of their summer crowds, so we spent nearly a week exploring the ancient Croatian city. I guess you could ‘do’ Dubrovnik in a couple of days, but we wanted to really relax and explore.
Well, summer has descended with the promise of overnight thunderstorms and humid temperatures, so if we were having coffee I would actually be drinking Lemon, Lime & Bitters already – a favourite Australasian summer drink of lemonade (fizzy just to clarify for the Americans), lime cordial or juice and bitters that just hits the spot on a hot old day.
If we were having coffee, I’d be telling you all about my recent adventures – a foray over to the Netherlands primarily by train – where I got to catch up with two blinkin’ lovely friends. (I also got to gambol briefly in Amsterdam for the afternoon – these are my favourite things to do in Amsterdam when I’ve got longer in the city and less wine to sip canalside.)