If we were having coffee 16 July 2016 #WeekendCoffeeShare

Welcome! Come on over and take a seat. Get comfortable and I can get you a cuppa of you preferred beverage. It’s Saturday morning again and time for our weekly coffee share.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I do love these coffee shares. I’m glad I found it and started linking up. The only thing that could make it better is if I could actually do this with so many of you in person! I’m thinking v-log but I don’t know if I could venture down that path. You see, I hate the sound of my own voice.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that it’s been a tough week for me emotionally. I had a bit of a setback last weekend and spiralled downhill quite quickly. It still surprises me that I managed to blog every day on both blogs since Sunday in spite of my mental state. But then again, writing is almost therapeutic for me. I still exercised every day this week more so because of my mental health. I needed it.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I haven’t actually watched TV all week except maybe for 20 minutes on Tuesday when I had dinner. TV is pretty crap anyway for me but I have been addicted to Netflix a fair bit. But after yet another detective series {Wallander}, I took a break from all the binge-watching. I’m sure I’ll be back at it next week but it’s been kinda nice without the telly on in the background.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’m off on a hike today to the Royal National Park. We are hiking from Otford to Bundeena which is about 28 kilometres. It’s been a while since I hiked but I’m looking forward to it. It’ll also be good training for me as I’ve signed up to walk the Bloody Long Walk in November this year.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I have no clue what this whole Pokemon Go thing is about. All I know is that it sounds a little bit nuts when adults are doing it and apparently scouring streets or something. But I just don’t get it. Do you?

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’ve started reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. It’s quite a good book so far. I still have to review a couple of good books I read on the blog. I’m excited that for my book club next month, we are going to be discussing A Little Life. Have you read it? If not, you must!

If we were having coffee, I’d ask you about your week. I’d hope you’ve had a happy week filled with nice things. What books are you reading? And any shows you’d recommend on Netflix?

Do share!

***Linking with Diana for Weekend Coffee Share, Sammie, Paula and Karin for The Ultimate Rabbit Hole and Write Tribe for Day 7 of the Festival of Words Challenge***

Until next time,



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  • Amy @ HandbagMafia
    16 July 2016 at 7:13 am

    Sanch, can I tell you, try out Pokemon GO. So many people are reporting that it’s lifted their moods immensley. It’s fun, gets out outdoors and is a bit of a laugh. You’ve got nothing to lose!

  • Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldier
    16 July 2016 at 7:31 am

    I haven’t stepped into the Pokemon Go world yet either but it’s hilarious watching all these people roaming around, and a bit strange. I hope that you enjoy your hike today sounds amazing. I’ve just finished reading The Lake House by Kate Morton and am about to start Brene Brown’s latest to help give me a kick start to launching a new little business of my own. Have a great weekend.

  • Shari from GoodFoodWeek
    16 July 2016 at 8:09 am

    That walk/hike sounds great – probably not something that I can take on at the moment {being almost 30 weeks pregnant}. But we live in the area, so I will have to put it down on my list of things to do. I haven’t gotten into Pokemon Go, and reading with a 3 year old and a one year old, whilst almost 30 weeks pregnant, is a little impossible.
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  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    16 July 2016 at 8:59 am

    If we were having coffee, I’d say not to worry, I wouldn’t have any idea about Pokemon Go either! I’d tell you how I’m gripped by OITNB and how I’m torn wanting to binge watch my way quickly to the end not wanting it to end EVAH! I’m reading Jodi Piccoult’s “The Storyteller.” Like most of her books, it’s quite a confronting read, although, I ‘m such a slow reader and it’s such a big book, it might take me until the end of the year to finish it! I hope you’re feeling better – that hike will see you right! Bundeena is so beautiful. Have an ace weekend x
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  • Jess
    16 July 2016 at 9:29 am

    The only reason I know so much about Pokemon is that ALL my child/teen clients were talking about it this week. It’s only been out for a week but I am so over it already! Have a great hike!

  • Subha Rajagopal
    16 July 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Coffee with Sanch! Seems a good enough title . Good enough for all interesting conversations that we may have
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  • Rowena
    16 July 2016 at 9:59 pm

    We could’ve used psychological assistance with Pokemon Go this week. A friend of mine popped round and revved the kids up about it but then their server crashed and so they couldn’t get on. The next morning, my son wakes up bouncing with more enthusiasm than a Mexican jumping beans, chasing Pokemon around the house and then needing my phone to go and get one down the street. Huh? It’s school holidays, which for me means sleeping in. Wanted to get bounce boy back to bed but I had no chance. However, we couldn’t get my phone connected and their phones and ipads don’t have wifi which meant they were stuffed. They caught a couple in our loungeroom and that was it.
    Fortunately, they’ve been in rehearsals and performances this week so they’ve been distracted.
    Have you been for your hike yet?
    My uncle used to live at Otford so I have fond memories of the place, although I remember indulgent Christmas lunches, not walking.
    I am fighting off a cough and so far so good but I need to be careful as I have a susceptibility to pneumonia.
    Hope you have a good week and we’ll have to organise a Sydney Bloggers Bash.
    xx Rowena
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  • Dorothy Johnson
    16 July 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Having coffee with friends is one of my favorite ways to connect with others. If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I spent most of my working on a novel that’s Almost Finished! Consequently, I didn’t blog or go on social media much. All that juggling is hard sometimes. But I have a deadline for the end of August to pitch it to a couple of agents.
    You’ve reminded me that I need to get out for a walk before I sit down to write. Thank you. And Pokemon Go? If it keeps people moving, it’s better than being couch potato.

  • Paula
    16 July 2016 at 11:02 pm

    I’m so glad that I’m not the only one who didn’t know what Pokemon Go was! I had to ask my boyfriend to explain it to me! lol It kinda sounds fun except for the getting out of the house part! I’m reading Agatha Christie’s Death in the Clouds. I never read any of her books until this year, and I’m devouring them!
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  • Diana
    17 July 2016 at 1:50 am

    Sorry you’ve been having an off-week! I know the feeling, as I’ve had my own kind of off-week. I didn’t even manage to get much writing done, alas!

    Funny that you mention PokemonGo. I haven’t played—have never really been into the Pokemon thing anyway—but I’m hearing a lot of good, fun stuff about this particular game. It seems to work so that you use your phone (or tablet) to “find” Pokemon characters and power-ups and things that are hidden, and they can be pretty much anywhere. It sounds kinda cool, actually—a way to get people interacting with their environment using technology–and in any case it can’t be worse than all the other time-wasters we use! πŸ™‚

    Hope this week is a better one for you!

  • Sunaina Bhatia
    17 July 2016 at 10:05 am

    If we were having coffee, this would be one of the best conversation to have……:)
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  • Betty Louise Davenport
    17 July 2016 at 10:57 am

    Sorry your week has gone the way like. I have done just find without TV. I grew up listening to radio.
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  • Irene Waters
    17 July 2016 at 12:41 pm

    You brought back memories with your hike in the Royal National Park. We used to do that hike when I was a child with girl guides. I wonder if it has changed. I knew nothing about Pokemon Go until I read your comments and think it sounds like a great idea for the kid who is stuck in front of a computer screen addicted to netflix. As for me I barely watch TV and don’t miss it at all. I much prefer a good book although these days I spend a lot of time reading blogs. Thanks for coffee.

  • Parul Thakur
    17 July 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Sorry about the phase you are on but know that very few people in life will really help you with all their heart. I am glad that in spite of what happened, you focussed on health and writing. You inspire me, Sanch.

    I think I have shared this earlier but I feel very wary of writing these posts. It’s fun to read but I feel if I write I will share too much about my life which I anyways do in other posts. πŸ˜›
    I love that name – bloody long walk. I saw a few pictures from your hike and I am glad you stepped out after that injury.
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  • Zita
    17 July 2016 at 3:19 pm

    If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I am so happy to hear that you’re back exercising and going on a hike! Yay!
    I’d tell you that I went on my first long run yesterday in a while, running 7km on the treadmill but that I wanted to run longer but I couldn’t because my new orthotics starting rubbing and giving me a blister! ?
    I’d also agree with you regarding Pokemon…. I don’t get it and I don’t think I want to!
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  • michelle
    17 July 2016 at 7:16 pm

    If we were having coffee I would tell you that I used to live in a tiny suburb in the Royal National Park and I miss it living here in VIC now. I would tell you that I went on an amazing professional development course this week and that I found your blog by linking up with Sammie πŸ™‚

  • Joanna Lynn
    19 July 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I’m sorry it’s been a rough week for you. I think it must have been tough for quite a few. I was not in the best state as well and have read that several other bloggers were in a rough place, too. Hopefully this week will be much better