Of Coffee In The Rain


Of Coffee In The Rain


If you were having coffee with me, I hope you brought an umbrella because it’s been raining heavily in my neck of the woods, almost non-stop. They say it is the La Niña effect, so flooding is expected.

I love the rain, I love dancing in the rain, and I love the sound of rain drops falling,


but now I wake up singing rain, rain go away come again another day cause it’s a little much too much, and I am running out of clothes to wear.

Rain Drop,

Drop Top,

How can my laundry dry when it rains non-stop?

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you I watch the lightning and count the heartbeats between the lightning flash and the thunder. I have a friend who giggles at the claps of thunder, she squeals in delight as the thunder peals across the sky and I; I am just happy to be alive.

Does it mean anything when it rains heavily at the beginning of the year? Well obviously it means the harvest is going to be bumper, after a couple of near droughts, it’s a welcome relief. But does it signify anything like the end of an era or the start of something new washing away the old and beginning afresh?…

If you were having coffee with me I would ask you, do you ever wonder if when people sing at the top of their voices “Open the floodgates of heaven” they could really be asking to be drowned? No? Just me then. But it’s been raining like someone opened the floodgates.


What’s been happening in your neck of the woods? I saw America inaugurate their 45th president and said farewell to Obama, and over here we have had the same president since 1980, and he is a candidate for the next presidential elections in 2018; when Zim Decides. African presidents seem to have a penchant for lengthy terms in office, and staying in power against all the odds. The former president of Gambia Yahya Jammeh who lost the elections in December 2016 after 22 years in power refused to acknowledge the poll results causing a crisis situation for the past month even going so far as to declare a State of Emergency a few days ago, but after some intervention efforts he has finally decided to step down on a TV Broadcast saying “I believe in the importance of dialogue … I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of this great nation

Maybe the rains do signify change….. RAIN

If you were having coffee with me I would introduce to you my next Guest Blogger Leeanna Lazenby she is a creative poet with a parrot and a collection of red dresses. You can find her on twitter, and her story features in my next post, so stay tuned.

Thank you for the visit I would walk you out but see, my shoes are muddy, cause of all the rain, there is a certain reluctance involved in putting on wet shoes let alone wet socks, so I’ll just wave you away, until next time.





  1. I love the rain but I think after that long and perpetual wet shoes I’d be dreaming about sunshine. I hope it does mean good crops this year. We have term limits so the most a president will stay in is 8 years. It’s good to hear about your country, and I just followed your poet friend, thank you for the suggestion


    1. we need enough rain to appreciate The Sun, yes? Everything does look oh so much greener, the trees,the lawn, my garden…. even the mould starting to grow on the part of the ceiling that leaks is green hahaha… having limits on presidential terms seems like a good decision, I think we now have those too, effective from 2013 after a constitution change, and also when we last had elections so yep our current president can still go another term. thanks for dropping by and thanks for following my friend, appreciate.

      cheers ~B


  2. I count between the lightening flash and thunder also! I love rain and find it peaceful but too much is too much. I hope you see some sunshine soon.


    1. it gets super freaky when there is no moment to count between the flash and the bang, that’s when the storm is right on top of you… and to keep calm I tell myself they are just talking, the lightning says something and the thunder replies…. but why is the thunder so mad though?….and suddenly I start singing my favourite things from the sound of music……

      Dreaming of Sunshine thanks for dropping by. ~B

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      1. Yes, so scary when there’s no gap! I love that about them having a condo. We have day two of sunshine here so I’m happy, it’s been too long. Have a good day!

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      2. we had an hour of sunshine today, it was warm, and dazzling reflecting a million times on all the raindrop covered surfaces….. for an hour the weather was perfect, the sky a brilliant shade of blue, till clouds gathered menacing and grey, and here comes the rain again…….. ~B

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  3. Rain! It’s been raining here off and on for weeks. Either the universe is crying at our new president and/or it’s helping to cleanse so we can grow and change. Can’t wait to see what grows now because of it….

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