Weekend Coffee Share: A Week of Reading

wordswag_15073188796611453091488.pngIf we were meeting for coffee, I would greet you with a relaxed smile on my face. As you know, last week was March break – a week during which the schools are closed. For one week I could sleep in, do things slowly, and spend time relaxing. The weather was not pleasant (it was grey, cold, and snowy). However, it was perfect for what I wanted to do – which was read. And read I did.

The mornings during the past week were perfect. I slept in (which, for me, is around 7:30am to 8am) and then curled up on the sofa with my current read and a bowl of fruit. Our home was quiet as my teenage daughters slept in until even later (as you would expect of teens, they got up at noon). I enjoyed this quiet time and savoured the stories I was engrossed in. I am a true bookworm and I relish the times I have when I can read to my heart’s content (something which I am not often able to do). During the week I managed to complete a book and read three other stories – one of which I struggled to put down.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that reading is not the only thing I did during March break. I went to the Zumba classes that I cannot attend when I am working. What fun they were! It is such a pity I cannot attend them more often. I also completed some of the games I had created the week before. I spend time laminating them and then cutting them out. It is a lot of work and takes quite a bit of time – but the games can be used for years afterwards.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that today the sun is shining. This afternoon my family and I are going out for a while and we will have an early supper at one of the restaurants my husband enjoys in Chinatown. At least the sun is shining but I do wish that the temperatures were a little higher. I feel that we are counting the days until spring has arrived. I am a little tired of wearing winter boots, a winter coat, and a hat with scarf.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I wish we had another week’s break. I am grateful, though, that we did have this week. At school we will now be entering the last stretch until the end of the school year.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

Β© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This post is linked to Eclectic Alli and theΒ Weekend Coffee Share)

35 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Week of Reading

    1. The school year here ends in June and then we have a break for 2 months (July and August). The school year begins again in September after Labour Day.


  1. I can’t help but think that your break is oddly placed in comparison with ours, which is for 2 weeks spanning the Easter holidays, Colline. Presumably you have a short holiday then too? (there was also a half-term week at the end of February). Glad you enjoyed it. We have raging blizzards here today but so far the snow has not settled. (fingers crossed πŸ™‚ )


    1. I cannot understand why they do not have the break over Easter and then make it 2 weeks (as is done in South Africa). Over Easter we get the long weekend – Good Friday and Easter Monday.

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  2. It sounds s perfect!! I’ve been doing a lot of reading swell this week. I’m reading three books right now, a novel; Shavetail, by Thomas Cobb. It’s very good. I’m also reading a more hands-on-lifestyle-book; The Lost Ways: Ultimate Survival Food by Claude Davis. It is very interesting. I’ve only just started that one. I enjoy hiking in wilderness areas very much, and I do see myself living off-grid at some point in the future. I like learning as much as possible about a non-dependent, more self sufficient lifestyle. My daughter and I are currently reading; Pollyanna, by Eleanor H. Porter. It is also very enjoyable, in a different way.

    Enjoy your weekend !


    1. Your books sound interesting. Living in the city, I know I would not be able to survive without supermarkets especially as we have no piece of land to grow food.


      1. Thank you! My goal is to one day grow the majority of our food myself. I’ve put a lot of effort towards learning that the past 4-5 years. It does make it easier living in the middle of a farming community.


    1. When I am back at work, I do not have much time to do reading – heartbreaking, I know πŸ™‚
      Zumba is great fun – especially of you enjoy moving to Latin rhythms. What I like is that the instructor gives you options and that it is okay to do what your body allows you to.

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  3. What decadence to be able to read read read and do a little zumba. I have three more weeks until my spring break. I am lining up my escape plans. Thanks for the coffee.


  4. Our spring break is not until next week here in Portland. I am looking forward to it. And I’m also looking forward to the end of non stop rain and dreary skies!


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