Thursday, 15 November 2007


blue harbour

Water seems to dominate my work-days. Not that I mind.

This morning, after fifteen minutes, I realised that there had been a little miscommunication and I was at the pick-up point an hour earlier than I needed to be.

I decided to while the time by taking photos.

I've heard of a parliament of owls - but a committee of seabirds?

No talkies.

... the view to my left

... the view to my right

... the view straight ahead

... but the best view of all - the view behind. Coffee to go. A large, double, flat white please.

I happened to have an hour to spare the very morning an entrepreneur decided to set up coffee-to-go from the back of his car at the car park where I wait for my ride to work. It was his first morning of a fortnight's trial run. When I explained that I didn't have any money on me, he said I could bring him the money tomorrow morning.
And then he gave me my American Sentence for the day:

"I find that on the whole coffee drinkers are very honest people."


dinzie said...

Oh yes ..Coffee drinkers are very honest ... They also want the next mornings cup of java :O)

Catherine said...

Well, that's reassuring. Perhaps I can tell my husband that the next time he tells me I drink too much coffee :)

becky motew said...

That's very heartening. I'm guessing that rotten scuzzballs drink coffee too, though. I think those seabirds are lining up for a cup. What is flat white? Is that extra cream? Mmmmm, my fave.


mapiprincesa! said...

Aha...I seemed to notice how my morning disposition improved with just the slightest infusion of café mocha into my diet. We call it "Shani-bucks" at my house... "Mommy-bucks" to the kids.

wendy said...

Now, tea drinkers are a bit more crafty.

I loved the no talkies....

Marie said...

Oh dear, I'm strictly a tea drinker...

I love to see seabirds gathered like that. We call them "The Panel".

maya said...

I too want to know what a flat white is? Gorgeous pics as always my dear!

Mrs. G. said...

As a hardcore cup of Joe lover, I'm going to have to agree.

Shameless said...

What a brilliant quote! That will go down in the books of history somewhere! I myself drink lots of tea ... now what does that mean? :-)

McDinzie said...

well you are just going to have to be at least 10minutes early every day now. :)

chiefbiscuit said...

dinzie - Ha!

catherine - I'm sure it's true!

becky - I have explained what a flat white is at the top of next post.

mapi - mmmm .... :)

wendy - I am actually more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker - more than one cup of coffee makes my heart palpitate!

marie - I am a tea wife of old.

maya - I explain next post. I will get a job soon! Glad you liked the pics.

mrs g - Americans must call it a cup of Joe - we don't call it that over here.

shameless - Believe me, tea drinkers rock! (e.g. I'm one.) ! :)

mcd - He hasn't appeared since - a bit of a dead loss spot i think. he'll have found somewhere a little more lucrative - so, so far it's been a free cup of coffee! :)


'how this all harbours light'