Weekend Coffee Share: An Event and a Find

Join us for some coffee time!

If we were having coffee, I would welcome you with a smile and apologise for meeting with you so late. My excuse? I was reading a book that made me smile – and I did not want to put it down!!!

If we were having coffee, I would definitely offer you the iced version as it is still very hot here. The heat is making me feel lethargic and I do not feel the desire to do too much. I avoid sitting at the table to type on the computer – I would much rather sit in front of the fan and immerse myself in the books I have chosen to read. This week I am determined to sit down and write up some reviews of books for you to read – especially as I have recently read so many wonderful stories.

As I am telling you of stories, I wish to share with you the author event I went to yesterday. The event was organised by Indigo, a local chain of bookstores. The two authors on the panel – Tracy Banghart and Elly Blake – are Young Adult writers of fantasy fiction. I have not read their work yet but I enjoyed listening to them speak as they shared their writing process and what inspired them to write their story. I asked what they like to read when writing, and both of them said romance. Interesting. I am sure their novels will have a bit of romance in them. πŸ™‚

Not much else has happened during the past week. I have exercised, read, and Skyped my mom. I did go shopping for a few items for my classroom (which teacher can resist?!?). I saw the perfect caddies that I have been looking for to use at my table groups. I have been avoiding the brightly coloured ones and have been on the lookout for wooden ones in neutral colours. I was so excited when I saw a possibility in a Michaels flyer (Micheals is a craft store). On Friday I ventured outside to go to the store and was ecstatic when I saw the perfect baskets.I took 6 of the baskets – five for the group tables and one for the table I will work at with the children. The best thing was that the store had a promotion on – two for the price of one – and I saved quite a bit of money. In addition to the promotion, I also got a teacher discount.Β  πŸ™‚

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that next week will be a little busier. It will be my last week off duty before I go into my classroom to get ready for the new 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)

17 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: An Event and a Find

  1. The author event sounds really good…and I also like those baskets. Baskets make such versatile containers.

    I’ve been reading a book that is hard to put down: A Noise Downstairs, by Linwood Barclay.

    Have a great week!


  2. I would tell you that because we danced Friday and Saturday, we passed on Sunday because my wife’s feet need rest) – and you missed this recent post about dance that I think you would enjoy. https://afrankangle.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/on-multiple-connections/

    I would tell you that around 30% of Americans are not embarrassed by the president.

    I would tell you that Crazy Rich Asians is a fun movie.

    I would tell you that most area schools have started – and then ask when does your school start?


    1. Our schools start in 3 weeks after Labour Day (we begin our Summer break a few weeks after the schools in the US).
      I definitely need to see Crazy Rich Asians – but I am thinking I should read the book first.
      Thirty percent! I thought it would be less – I know I would be embarrassed. πŸ™‚
      Thanks for sharing the post Frank – I enjoyed reading it.

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      1. Even though school is not in session, I’m sure you are nearing (or already in) prep mode.

        Enjoy the movie and thanks for stopping by for the connection post.


    1. Yes, it is similar to those but a little bigger. I will show you what it will be used for once I have put the contents in – which will also give you an idea of the size.


  3. Those baskets are lovely, Colline, and less distracting that brightly coloured ones. I have had a stressful few days worrying about my son’s health [it has turned out fine] and we are going away today for a long weekend which I am really looking forward to.


    1. I have taken all colour out of my classroom and brought in neutral tones as research has shown it is more calming for the children.
      Glad your son is okay. Enjoy your long weekend together.


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