Welcome to the Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up, where we imagine that we are getting together for coffee (hot or iced) or tea (hot or iced), or your favorite relaxing beverage (whatever temperature), and share what’s going on in our lives. It’s a chance to get to know each other better and support each other in all our endeavors. Since it’s no fun to have coffee alone, make sure you leave comments on other blogs in the link up, and visit my co-host Deborah at Confessions Of A Mother Runner.
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Coffee In Brussels
When we last met for coffee I was on vacation, where we started the weekend in Brussels. Although the Grand Place Starbucks is the fanciest I’ve ever seen, my favorite coffee was at a little corner restaurant–and not just because they served it with yummy speculoos cookies.
Coffee In Bremen
After our weekend in Brussels, we headed to Bremen, where my son is studying this summer. There’s one Starbucks in Bremen, and of course I spotted it right away. As I shared before, there was a lot more to see and do Bremen than I expected, and I was even more surprised to see that it has its own Starbucks mug.
Another representation of The Town Musicians of Bremen
Coffee Back Home
As much as we enjoyed our vacation, I was happy to be back home where I could enjoy a pot of coffee with half-and-half–something I never found in Europe, although I learned to make do with whole milk.
Getting speculoos cookies in my June Must Have Box eased the transition!
The ride home from Dulles Airport always brings back memories, because I’ve lived in the same city all my life. I love my home city, and was thrilled when Jennifer from Modern Map Art offered to send me a poster based on her hand-drawn map.
I love picking out where I’ve lived, where my friends live, where I like to run, etc.
Modern Map Art has black and white maps of many different cities, colorful “skyline” prints for major cities (including Washington, D.C.) and a special category of ski resort maps. The city and skyline prints are only $29.99 with free shipping!
If we were having coffee, I’d ask if you’ve heard of SnackNation? I try to resist subscription snack boxes because I don’t really need more snacking temptation, but when they offered to send me a sample box, I couldn’t say no. The box they sent was so amazing I convinced my office manager to look into their office snack delivery packages.
Wouldn’t it be awesome to have snacks like these in the break room?
They also have a guide with snack ideas for different dietary requirements:
121 Delicious Healthy Snacks For Every Type of Snacker.
August Vacation Envy
If we were having coffee, I’d ask if you have any vacation plans for August. I had a great time on our vacation in Europe, but I wish I could get away to the beach for a few days in August.
It’s been two years, since I’ve seen this view in person.
So, what would you tell me over coffee?