If We Were Having Coffee #3

Welcome to another round of monthly coffee catch ups. Its still cold here, but I am loving this Jelly Tip frappucino, so I will get this again.


Here we go.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you guys how excited I am once again that we have a house! It still doesn’t feel real yet, so we constantly remind ourselves about it. We have bought a house (nearly, we’re still sorting out the rest of the finance things)! We can do whatever we want with it, decorating wise. We can paint things, buy furniture, get a washer and dryer. So many things that are equal parts boring and exciting!!

If we were having coffee, I would say that I’m getting a travel itch. I want to go somewhere that’s not home. We’ve fully settled back into regular life since returning to Fiji back in April, and part of me is already wanting another adventure. At the same time, I’m aware of our financial situation (see the previous point), so I have to rein in that feeling. But! We are heading up to Auckland and Waiheke island for a week in October for my sister’s wedding. So that should help the itch for a bit.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’m so happy to have gone self-hosted! I would also say that a small voice in my head likes to tell me that my stats aren’t as high as they previously were, and that my follower rate has slowed down significantly since moving over. I have to keep telling that voice to hush. Technically my site is new, it’s still working out hiccups and finding it’s feet, but I still have my previous followers and community, so it’s not like I’m starting from scratch. I am planning on reposting some more of my older favourite posts over Β the next few weeks though. I’m so proud of them, and I’d like to give Β them a second chance to shine.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I went for a proper run for 20 minutes the other day. That may not sound long to some of you, but it was more than enough for me. I live in a hilly place, and my run consisted of one big up hill to run. I ran it the first lap, jogged slowly up it the first time, then walked it the last time. I feel like I did decently. I got a stitch, so I slowed to a jog and eventually it passed which was nice. However, the next few days it’s been pouring with rain so I haven’t wanted to go for another run.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am over winter. A few weeks ago I wrote a post aboutΒ What I Like About Winter, but I take that all back. Right now, I’m so sick of the cold. I wake up and it’s cold. I come home, it’s cold. I walk to work in the cold. I look outside and it looks cold. The wind is always cold and galey and icy. The rain is tiny drops from the frozen depths of hell. Please leave me alone. Thanks.

If we were having coffee, I would try stop glaring at the cold for a second to ask you how your month has been.


20 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee #3

  1. I’ll swap. I’ll come to the cold! It’s not sunny here, it’s raining but it’s kind of warm. I’m so excited for you for your house. Don’t worry about the buying things! Buying furniture is so exciting not boring!! I’m already planning what I’m going to do in my bedroom when I move home to give myself yet again more storage space! Furniture shopping is great!


    1. I would love to have the warmth! Its constantly freezing now that we have to keep our heater on all the time ?
      That’s true about furniture. It’ll be fun to pick and choose what we get to put into out house! ??


  2. Over in the US, I am currently in Florida and boy it just feels too hot and when it comes to be towards the end of July, I get tired of summer heat and just wish it was a bit cooler.


  3. I very much like how personal these kind of posts are. Congrats on getting your own house, it must be super exciting! And you can always travel for a day or two without hurting your pockets πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks Siyana! We’re very much looking forward to September where we get to move into our house! ?
      That’s true as well. I should look into day trip options close by. I’m sure theres lots of places around that I haven’t explored yet. ?


  4. If we were having coffee I’d be asking all about how you’re planning to decorate your house!!! Im so excited to see all your posts on the new house. Also I’d ask why aren’t you coming to see meeee???


    1. We’re so excited too! We have to wait till September first though. It already feels like ages away, but I’m sure it’ll be upon us soon!
      Pamela, I’d love to visit!! But America is so far awaaaaaaaaaay 😦


  5. If we where having coffee i can imagine us being at the till for ages! Your coffee looks like its got a billion words in its name and mine is never the same order, always with extras and normally so long himself will not order for me which sucks!! BUT while we may spend an age at the till i think we’d sit for so long they’d kick us out!!
    PS I’d also make you ask for the wifi password ahahahahaha xxxx


    1. Ha! My one is easy, it’s just from the Starbucks secret menu. As long as they have the ingredients, I’m good to go! I usually just grab something off the menu though, I’m not too picky πŸ˜€
      I love sitting in cafes for ages and chatting its so much fun!!
      PS I always ask for the wi-fi password?


  6. Ok so to go along with your theme:

    If we were having coffee – you would be having coffee and I would be having a hot chocolate because I don’t drink coffee, but we can still chat. I’d tell you that I can’t believe so much has happened in your life in the time that I have been away from my blog and firstly, congrats on the house (how every grown up!) and on the self-hosting (how very not scary?!?!?!). I’d tell you to listen to the inner call of the travel bug haha, even if it means going on a road trip one weekend to somewhere in the local area you haven’t been before – at least it’s something!

    I’d also tell you that life has been tough for me lately and I can’t wait for the month of July to end. And that I am looking forward to coming home in Sept, even if it is just a week AND that I am going to be in Wellington, even if it is just for one day but that I am super excited to be going back to Wellington for the first time in 20 years!! I’d tell you how excited I am that in a few months I am back in London, even if it is just for 2 weeks .. haha I sense a theme here…

    But mostly I’d tell you how happy I was to sitting down having coffee/hot chocolate with you in real life πŸ˜€


    1. Nice! Hot chocolates are so good! I would love to do a local trip somewhere, I think that would be fun πŸ˜€
      I’m sorry that life has been tough, but how fun that you’ll be heading back to NZ!! Wow, 20 years! That’s crazy! And then returning to London will also be fun! Lots of things to look forward to πŸ˜€


  7. Aww winter bogging you down…I would say travel now but then you have got a new house to set up. I think that will surely take the sting off winter soon πŸ™‚ What excitement awaits you both! And you ran outside in the cold up and down hilly roads…you are a rockstar. xx


    1. Haha, thanks Lyz! I really want to go for a run again soon, but the rain hasn’t been letting up. It is still crazy! We’ve got a house now! We’ve been looking for around 4 months, and we’re lucky we got this one πŸ™‚


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