Saturday Breakfast

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“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” 
~ Elbert Hubbard

I’ll keep this morning’s blog short because I have to dash! I’m meeting my lovely friend Carly for breakfast at one of our favourite inner-city haunts, a cafe attached to a shop full of organic produce and delectable goodies.

Of course, I still have one eye on my cell phone, waiting for a text. Carls and I are both members of the unreliable club. For various reasons, usually health, one of us might pike at the last moment. This morning I’m good to go – I can drive myself (I’m revelling in the freedom of being able to drive again!), I have no eye patch, no nausea, no migraine or other lyme-y issue. Fingers crossed Carly is travelling well today too.

Last time we met at this cafe, I could barely see, and Carly had to lead me round like a human guide dog up the stairs and between all the tables, and cut up my breakfast. Not today. Today I’m happy to be back at a place of independence and feeling good.

So hopefully we’ll catch up, drink insane amounts of tea, share the latest news, laugh a lot, cry a bit at some of the sad things going on in our lives, and leave the cafe content, buoyed up by each other’s company and ready to face the weekend.

How about you? What plans do you have? Is there any nurture and heart time planned for you?

Sending you all my love and a cup of virtual chai tea, Nicole xx

Bert, who is banned from cafes due to bad behaviour, but who insists on coming along for the ride...

Bert, who is banned from cafes due to bad behaviour, but who insists on coming along for the ride…

10 thoughts on “Saturday Breakfast

    • Huge bear hugs to you both and have a fantastic catch up – the ones that allow sharing, breathing, the agony, joy and downright crazy that is the life lived (and at times endured). Much love to both of you (and heck, a head rub to Bert too). xoxox

      • It was *too* lovely, Nickstar 🙂 Just the therapy I needed to get me through this weekend. Big love to you and Damon, too xoxo

  1. Sorry Bert that you have to miss out on 99% of the fun! I am going to nuture myself this weekend by going to see my mama in California! She just had her 88th birthday a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn’t make the party. My younger sister, Mother and I are all going to drive up to the Sierra Nevada Mountains to visit my brother to see his hand-built house. He is a fine furniture maker so it should be lovely! I am so excited to go visit my family. I am so happy for you Nicole that you are gaining back some of the things that you had temporarily lost…..your eyesight, independence and energy. I am so happy for you that you are in a good healing swing. I revel in your successes! much love, Pamela

  2. Today , Nicole, I am going to our new library in Birmingham . There is a literary afternoon on .
    So ,like poor Burt , my Oscar has to stay at home, cos King Charles spaniels are banned equally .
    I’ll give him an extra handful of dog chocolate buttons, as way of compensation …might just work .
    Cherry x

  3. I too had breakfast with an old friend. Catching up after an absence of over 4 years. How great it is to be able to do that (and feel well) Good on ya

  4. Glad to hear you’re having a good day. Poor little Bert. He’s not bad, he’s just misunderstood. 😉 My weekend will consist of dropping off the big poodle at the groomers to get his hair done. Meanwhile mine hasn’t been cut in months. Priorities. Then I may work on my resume because your posts on making a change made me think that my job is one place that might need to change. Either that or I need to do something on my own in addition to it. I have skills that are being wasted. Thanks for helping me see that! Much love to you! Hugs

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