Of Coffee and Edible Water after Easter on Independence Day


If you were having coffee with me I would say hello to you hope you had happy Easter holidays. Did you do anything interesting, visit family, hunt for eggs with the Easter Bunny, or go to church and celebrate The Risen Lord. Regardless of your beliefs and faith on Easter I find you hope you never get swayed by the corporate monster, out there to make a quick buck, commercializing every single reason we have to buy a gift or anything really for any occasion clouding up everything till you find you cant go home until you have bought a mother’s day or father’s day, valentine’s day or anniversary gift, cake, presents, Christmas trees, hot cross buns, Easter eggs, spending hard  earned money on meaningless trinkets and  meaningless gestures. Ok, fine maybe that was a bit harsh, its not meaningless and there is nothing wrong with gifts and gestures, and I for one wouldn’t mind getting a gift; even for no reason, actually especially for no reason but they must come from the heart and not because some big corporate splurged a lot of money in advertising and marketing and it’s all inception and subliminal messaging for you To Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy.

But hey the corporate monster just like progress is a multi-headed beast that needs to be constantly fed with innovation.

If you were having coffee with me I would ask you if you saw the April Full Moon, also known as The Pink Moon. I don’t know why it is called The Pink Moon, it was most certainly full but not pink in colour. Here is a fun fact, Easter Sunday falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox. (which occurs March 20)

It still feels like the weekend today, Sunday to be precise but its Tuesday, that’s because today’s another public holiday, it’s been a holiday studded past five days whoop whoop…

Today is Independence Day for Zimbabwe.

Happy 37 years of…… sovereignity.

They call us the Born Free generation because we are fortunate to never have witnessed oppression at the hands of colonial overlords or the blood price that was paid for our sovereignity. Sovereignity is a tree just like liberty it needs constant watering, with blood of patriots and traitors alike. I would like to believe no leader ever sets out to rule with iron words, firm fists and tyranny but the old adage holds true power corrupts and absolute power, well absolutely…. and here we are 37 years later and sovereignity feels a lot like oppression  simply changed skin colour.

If you were having coffee with me I would ask you if you have taken a walk outside and thought to yourself someone should do something about this and then kept walking….. Yeah I do that. Just the other day I was looking for a bin to throw litter in, while walking in the city, I noticed all the different kinds of bottles littering the street thinking yeah people need to recycle or something….. and I kept walking.

Everybody expects somebody to do something and in the end nobody does anything

Fun Fact; Empties is really a word, it means a glass bottle empty of its contents. You might be familiar with bottles that come with a deposit refundable when you return the ‘empties’ or those who wont sell you takeaway beverages without an empty to exchange with. I had always wondered who came up with that word or if it was just street lingo but had never looked it up not until yesterday. When your bottle has a deposit you are less likely to just toss it away without a second thought.

If you were having coffee with me I would ask you what you think of edible water bottles. I would watch you look at me trying to wrap your head around the idea of an edible water edible. I know I have crazy ideas but fortunately that one isn’t mine.


A company called Skipping Rocks Labs has introduced water, packaged in water drop shaped bottles that are get this Edible… made from some organic algae, dipped in ice. How cool is that?  The idea is quite an interesting and innovative take on that recycling and littering problem I mentioned earlier, especially for those who want water on the go…(hello jogging #teamfitness I see you) I don’t know about the practicalities though like you cant have your water and drink it too hahahaha. What do you think

Thanks for dropping by and have an awesome week


PS If you are a Christian you must live each day as if Christ rose today and is coming.  Amen

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    1. Thanks Josh ^_^ We have come a long way, and still have further to go… nevertheless I am proud of the sacrifices that were made for me to be where I am, to be able to sit, walk and talk in places my grandparents never could because colonialists wouldn’t allow it….

      The edible water bottle is crazy… I want one too lol

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  1. Belated Easter greetings B, also here’s to Zimbabwe’ continued progress. P. S. Your presence out here is a gift (see what I did there.. Haha) 🙌


  2. Happy Easter Resurrection Day! Happy Day of Remembering the Value of Independence and Sovereignty! Happy Tuesday! Happy Edible Water in an algae sack thinking of drinking day! Oh man. I’ll stop there. And I’ll just say…the whole edible water pouch, bag, bottle thing is a little creepy, and all I can think is “how many hands touch that thing before you stick it in your mouth?” hmmm…maybe that’s worth considering before chewing your water. haha And you’re right to point out the someone ought to, but rarely does anyone ever do themselves. It’s something to consider. It’s good to be reminded!

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    1. Hahahahahaha thank you Rachael ♥☻☺
      I was thinking the same thing about the same water, not that I think its creepy, I think the water drop-shaped bottle just the cutest… but its kinda like buying fresh fruit from the street you would have to wash it first before you eat…not creepy at all, lol unless its something like banana, then you would have a layer you can peel off…. and we are back to littering again hmmmm maybe make a peel of layer thats eco-friendly and biodegrade that way you can just toss it into the garden with no worries oh… wait you are not in garden you are running a marathon, you could just toss it into the forest ….
      Thanks for dropping by ♥

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      1. ….biodegrade into some kind super-nutrient that makes vegetation not only grow faster and healthier but with time sentient but eventually OMG The HILLS HAVE EYES…

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    1. Thanks Marje ☻♥
      I ddont even know how my mind operates to be honest hahaha
      well, its actually kinda raining and winter is coming this side of the world

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  3. Edible water sounds fun, Lol. I love the quote at the end. Gee! I can’t say enough how I enjoy having coffee with you and catching up on what’s been happening around you. 🙂


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