Late night coffee

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It has been a productive day. I finished the garden, with a mental note that next time I think I am well enough for these things, I should question my sanity. Seriously.  At least twice.

My forearms look like they have lost a wrestling match with a pincushion and I am seriously going off nettles.. well, not really, the insects love them and they have so many uses. But not where I don’t want them.

And I believe I may have accumulated a number of baby spiders in my hair from the honeysuckle hedge and the clematis.

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I’ve done stuff for my son, fitted new windscreen wiper arms finally, laundry, ironing, a couple of blog posts and untold emails.

I’ve researched and written up an in depth overview of sixty ancient gods for the 2014 Silent Eye workshop… oh but that is going to be such fun… and answered student diaries.

I’ve even rescued Ani from the sparrows that mobbed her when she tried to tell me the first baby bird was stuck down the side of the shed.

Ani, meanwhile, has protected me from pigeons, brought all her toys back outside and dug up the sofa, she appears to think it was funny.

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For some reason, I’m a little tired tonight.

Of course, what I haven’t done is dinner. And although I have just taken the final antibiotic of the fortnight and my stomach may soon return to a modicum of normality, I am grateful for lunch with my son. A small matter of smoked salmon and teriyaki mushrooms.

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So… shower, toast and bed, I think.

Except there is a journal to write up, twenty to midnight or not….

Coffee anyone?

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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23 Responses to Late night coffee

  1. Running Elk says:

    Yep! Could do with another if you have any spare… coffee, that is… I’ve got plenty of nettles of me own! 🙂


  2. Fran says:

    Looks to me as though Ani is trying to entice you to chase her.


  3. socialbridge says:

    Delighted you’re feeling so much more energetic! Not surprised bed calls after all that. Sleep well when you get there.


  4. arlene says:

    Love this….it makes me remember my gardening effort with my Fukien tea plants. I could not make them in perfect round balls while trimming.


  5. elizabeth says:

    Ani’s absolutely beautiful.


  6. TamrahJo says:

    Congrats on going from 0 to 60 in such a short time from your surgery – – –
    (she says as she thinks, “tsk, tsk, hope she didn’t over do – but happy to see her up and at ’em full force again!)


  7. I’d love to join you for coffee. Ani does look pleased as punch in that photo. Beautiful photos, Sue, and I do hope you’re feeling much better.


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  9. Sue … You already know. I nominated this post for Best Moment Award. The rules and my comments are on my blog:


  10. fransiweinstein says:

    Never mind coffee. I think you need a double expresso!


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