Steve Penny, Feel Good Friday,

EXTRA HOT COFFEE

I like my coffee extra hot. However, to get a barista to make extra hot coffee is almost an impossibility. Their hidden reason for not doing it is simple: it takes too long when things are busy. They never tell you that. Instead, they offer the reason that it burns…
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Steve Penny, Feel Good Friday,

COFFEE CULTURE

Sitting in a┬álounge chair in a Starbucks in Chicago, I am fascinated by the constant stream of people getting their morning hit of caffeine on their way to work. The line is constantly ten deep and never looks like reducing. I┬ánotice such a diversity of people with no discernible demographic…
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Is tiredness real

I am amazed at how many people complain continually of tiredness. In fact the same people seem to be tired no matter what their schedule in life looks like. Some thoughts on tiredness. 1. There are three forms of tiredness. A. Physical tiredness. You need rest. All busy and successful…
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Magpies in submission

I walked to Mooloolaba again this morning – not just for a nice coffee on the beach – but also today to reinforce my deliverance from the Magpie attack yesterday. I reached the spot where the enemy lay in wait and walked carefully past looking to the skies for any…
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Table at the front

At last I have succeed in my goal to get one of the front two tables overlooking the water. Every morning I leave at around five am to walk for fifty minutes to Mooloolaba. When I arrive at ten to six the regulars have already claimed the front two tables….
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Dreary rainy days

Ahh this is the England I know and love. Overcast and rainy. Brollies everywhere. What was yesterday a delightful excursion down leafy lanes has become today a dark dank dirty and dismal journey weaving among the masses moving mindlessly toward unknown and distant destinations. Seriously – I actually love watching…
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Falling Leaves

Autumn has begun in the UK with the most beautiful weather possible. With temperatures in the low to mid twenties it is delightful. Decided to have lunch at Cafe Montpeliano just down the road from Harrods. About to sip my coffee and a gust of wind blew half the leaves…
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Memories

I am sitting in Miranda Fair in Sutherland Shire having coffee when a whole lot of memories just flooded back to me. The very cafe I am sitting in is the same one Marion and I sat in as we waited anxiously while our eldest son Andrew went for a…
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