Weekend Coffee Share: Of Books, Birthdays and Balderdash

I know, I know, it’s Monday and therefore by definition NOT the weekend, but what is a girl to do? There are after all only so many minutes in a day and this weekend has been busy busy busy! Which is why this weekend coffee share is technically being posted on a day which is NOT the weekend (no matter how much we may collectively wish that it was still the weekend). If you want to hear all about it, than pull up a chair and I’ll pour you a cup of coffee..


If we were having coffee right now, I would tell you..

I finally managed to get my hands on the second instalment in Ransom Higgs fascinating series about some very peculiar children.


After I finished the first book in the ‘Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children’ series, I couldn’t wait to buy and start reading the second one but of course life intervened so it’s only now that I managed to run out and buy the darn thing and I can’t wait to devour it and get started on the third (and last) book. Is it just me or does everyone end up binge reading the second book in a trilogy because it feels like a bridge between the start (first book) and the finish (last book) and you want to get to the finish line quickly?

No? Just me?

Oh well, either way, I foresee a few late nights spend comfortable with my new book and a few early mornings wondering why I thought I could survive on 4 hours of sleep.

If we were having coffee right now, I would tell you…

This Saturday was a very special day for me, though I couldn’t really decide at first if it was a good special or a bad special.


After all, turning 30 is nothing to be sneezed at. 30 seems like such a big number but I think I’ve come to terms with the idea of it, at least for now. It obviously helped that I had an absolutely awesome birthday party with all my friends there and got the best birthday presents as well! There’s something to be said about birthdays though: no matter how old you get, you’re never too old to enjoy receiving presents 🙂

If we were having coffee right now, I would tell you…

Talking of getting older and reaching milestones, Lilly seems to be growing up faster than I would like what with having her very own likes and dislikes, her own ideas of what she should be doing instead of eating breakfast or what shoes she has to be wearing to even consider leaving the house, her way of understanding whatever conversation is happening around her and speaking her very own version of the English language. I swear sometimes it feels as if she’s speaking another language, one with full sentences and grammar and inference and everything, but one I’m apparently not fluent in. I mean, how am I supposed to understand that ‘rabbih bot’ means ‘rabbit book’ and the wailing toddler refusing to sleep is simply informing me that she wants me to read her the book with the rabbits in it? Or that ‘chi chi’ means cracker and that’s why she keeps pushing away her grapes?

pictured: utter balderdash!

Sheesh. Nobody ever told me child rearing involved getting certification in another language, especially not in a language that keeps shifting and evolving so that the same words don’t mean the same thing from one day to the next! Utter balderdash!

Ah well, maybe I can get a job as a translator after this gig is over.

How was your weekend? What did you do this past week? What adventures did YOU go on?


4 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: Of Books, Birthdays and Balderdash

  1. I keep seeing “Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children” mentioned everywhere, I’m starting to think I’ll have to at least look it up at the library, everyone I see seems to have really enjoyed it!
    Happy Birthday for this weekend, I’m glad it didn’t sound too traumatic for you. My next big birthday is 30 and I don’t know how I’ll feel about it then, but your attitude towards it is great! 🙂


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