If We Were Having Coffee (July Edition)

Another month, another update post. So sit down with some coffee, or whichever drink you prefer and let’s catch up!

If we were having coffee, I would talk about how we now have a new car. Our previous car was a little blue Nissan March, and it seems to be on it’s last legs. It’s got a few quirks which are more annoying now, so it’s time to upgrade. Still, Rory got it back in 2012, so it’s lasted us a nice while. So now we have a black Toyota Corolla. I just now need to get used to driving this one, cause it took me a long time to adjust to the previous one haha.

If we were having coffee, I would talk about the lovely Shadow. Our shy black cat. We got her home last week, and set up her own space in our office/spare room. Each time we come in, she has found a new place to catloaf herself into. She really loves little hideyholes. The first few days she seemed to be a bit confused as to what was happening, but she’s been warming up to us. We play with her each evening after work, and there’s definitely a bond forming which is nice. I’ll probably devote a post to her at some point, cause she’s amazing.

Shadow

If we were having coffee, I would stress that I am over winter. Sure it has some perks, but the commuting in darkness, and constant barrage of blocked noses and coughs are wearing me down. Literally. I don’t know what’s up with my immune system this winter, but I keep catching them all, and it’s hard not to feel sorry for myself all the time. So, I’m patiently waiting for August to come and go, so I can head into spring!

If we were having coffee, I’d ask what’s going on with you guys lately?

Angela.

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Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
45 comments
  1. Aaw you got a kitty. So cute, I’d love to see a post on herπŸ’• xx

    1. Yes! Her name is Shadow πŸ˜„ we’ve had her for just under a week. I’ll definitely do a post about her next week πŸ€—

  2. Shadow is a cutie!

    1. She really is! πŸ€—

  3. Awwww shadow is so cute 😊 xx

    1. She really is! We’re loving getting to know her more πŸ™‚

      1. Awww that’s nice xx

  4. Shadow is definitely a cutie, can’t wait for post about her. xx

    1. She really is! She’s starting to settle in well, and once she does, I’ll definitely be making an official post all about her πŸ˜€

  5. A new car! Congratulations, both of you. πŸ™‚ And there’s a new family member. Lots happening clearly at your end, Angela. I am mostly enjoying the long summer evenings and prepping the apartment before my in-laws arrive next week. Also, ginger tea is usually good for a nasty throat, if that helps. Add some honey, cloves and cinnamon while boiling the tea and you are golden. xx

    1. Thanks! Life has been picking up over here which is nice. Ahh, summer evenings. That definitely makes me jealous. The sun still sets at 5 which means I feel like I should be in bed by 7. Good luck with all the apartment prep! πŸ™‚

      1. Considering how time is flying, we will soon be in the midst of autumn, and you at the doorstep of spring. So tuck in with that hot chocolate, kitty and Rory, till summer comes knocking πŸ™‚ xx

  6. Aw I your cat is so cute!

    1. She really is hehe. Thanks Jo!

  7. Love your cat! I have a black cat too – they are quite special.

    1. Thank you! They are indeed very special πŸ™‚

  8. I absolutely love this series that everyone is getting into!
    Congratulations on the new car! And your new cat is sooooo absolutely adorable! πŸ™‚

    1. It’s such a fun way to catch everyone up on what’s been going on! Thank you so much!

  9. I feel you about catching all the germs this winter, normally I get sick once a year which I can deal with but the past couple of months I have been sick three times – hope you stay well for the rest of the season! Glad to hear Shadow is setting in well πŸ™‚

    1. It’s so weird, I normally get through winter with just one or two colds all up. But I’ve been getting so many these past two months it’s so annoying!
      Shadow is definitely getting better! I feel like we’re building a pretty good friendship πŸ˜€

      1. Only one month of winter left! Kitty cuddles are the best πŸ™‚

  10. Loved your cat, wishjjng I had one too

    1. Thanks! This is the first cat I’ve ever had, and it’s definitely lovely having her around πŸ™‚

  11. Such an elegant looking cat Angela

    1. Elegant is a pretty good description of her πŸ˜€

      1. I am glad you liked it Angela

  12. Congrats on the new car AND on Shadow coming home yay! So exciting! And huge hugs. This past winter was really brutal for me. I hope Spring comes soon! <3

    1. Thanks Kate! There’s been so much excitement going on lately for us πŸ™‚ <3

  13. She’s such a cutie! How are you adapting to having a pet? Is she the first pet you two have had together (your first pet-baby ;P)

    1. It’s quite nice having her around! Especially now that she’s starting to come up to us to play and for cuddles. She’s our first joint pet so we’re pretty much treating her like our pet/baby lol!

  14. I wish summer would never end for us, I love the hot weather! I’m sorry to hear that you’ve caught all the bugs this winter, hopefully you get better soon!
    And Shadow is so cute! Quantum was really skittish and shy when we first got him (granted we had another cat that wanted him gone) but after a month or two he was pretty comfortable. I’m sure Shadow will settle right in!

    1. Haha, definitely soak in all those summer vibes! It’s such a great time of year.
      Aww that’s so good to hear! Shadow is definitely slowly warming up to us. It used to take 15 minutes for us to draw her out of her little hideyholes to hang out. Now she jumps out immediately when we come over to say hi which is really cool! πŸ™‚

      1. Yay, she’s warming up to you! I’m happy for you guys πŸ™‚

  15. Omg I also have a black Toyota Corolla! #twinning hahahaha! Shadow is just toooooo cute!

    1. Haha, awesome! We heard it was meant to be a pretty reliable car which is what we want. Shadow is definitely a sweetheart πŸ™‚

  16. You are over winter, I’m over Summer, it’s like 36 degrees in Rome and I’m melting ahah Your cat is so cute!

    1. Haha, it’s funny how eventually we get sick of the season we’re stuck in πŸ˜‚ 36 degrees does sound way too hot though!

  17. Oh your cat is precious!!!

    1. Thanks Carly! We’re loving having her around πŸ˜„

  18. Congrats on the new car!

    1. Thanks Maha!

  19. My goodness, Shadow is simply adorable! I know I’m behind on your posts, but I can’t wait to read more about her! And she’s so gorgeous! <3 Also, congrats on the new car. Joshua & I need one desperately but it'll take us a long time to save up for one. Can't wait! πŸ™‚

    1. She is such a sweetheart!
      Buying a new car is definitely not cheap! We were lucky that we still had enough saved up to get one fairly soon. Good luck with you own hunt! πŸ€—

      1. Thanks! We just need to be diligent about putting away money, but hopefully we will get there before too long. πŸ™‚

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