If We Were Having Tea | August 2017

This series is inspired by the Weekend Coffee Share posts, with the difference that I don’t drink coffee anymore, so I just switched to tea!

If we were having tea I would tell you that I have so much to say that I don’t even know where to start. The last few months have been tough for me, I didn’t have a properly relaxed Summer and I’m so ready for Autumn, more than ever, since we’re going to experience another heat wave next week. Ugh.

I would tell you how much I’ve been worried for my cat lately. After taking her to the vet for her annual vaccine, she experienced some episodes of glycemic imbalance making her acting (and feeling) as she was diabetic. We learned it can happen when cats stress out or get a shock. We’re currently trying to cure her avoiding insulin injection but it isn’t easy. I really hope it won’t turn out in actual diabetes. I didn’t share this with many people because I was feeling too sad to talk, to be honest, it’s also one of the things that kept me away from the blog lately.

On a positive note, I would tell you that I finally decided to be more intentional with the TV shows I watch. My plan is to tackle one season at a time, watching no more than 3 TV shows at the same time. Currently, I have to finish season 2 of Lost, season 1 of The Good Wife and finish Downton Abbey. Next on my queue I have:

  • Star Trek: I never watched it, so I’m a complete newbie!
  • The Musketeers: my friend Lily recommended it to me and I can’t wait to start this series! When I was a child, I used to be obsessed with the 1993 movie with Charlie Sheen and I also enjoyed the most recent one (2011) with Orlando Bloom.
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Netflix recommended it to me and it looks like such a cozy nice mystery with Agatha Christie’s vibes that I can’t pass it.

I would officially announce that I opened a bookstagram account as @alicethelibrarian! I toyed with the idea to switch full-time to bookstagram on my main account, but, after a couple of months, I realized I really missed sharing non-book related photos, so I switched back to random topics. But, at the same time, I missed my bookish days, so I decided to open a secondary account! I’m planning to use it to keep track of my readings and share my latest acquisition, nothing too demanding (just to avoid burnout!).

I would tell you how happy I am to work with Megan of Page Flutter as a regular contributor on her blog! It’s nice to see your own work truly appreciated and she’s such an inspiration to me. In case you missed it, here is the list of posts I wrote so far:

I would totally recommend you a new podcast I stumbled upon, Tea and Tattle. Miranda and Sophie chat about “culture, style, happiness boosters and more” every Tuesday. I always look forward to a new episode, because I know it won’t disappoint me.

Finally, I would admit that I’m still looking for the perfect planner for 2018. This year I changed my mind too many times and I just want to purchase a good diary and stick to it for the whole year this time. I would also ask if you’ve already thought about your own planner for 2018 and what’s your choice.


Your turn! If we were having tea (or coffee, if you prefer), what would you tell me? 🙂

11 thoughts on “If We Were Having Tea | August 2017

  1. Your TV show choices sound good! I love Downton and Lost, just be prepared for lots of “WTF is happening?!” with Lost. I’m so sorry about your kitty and hope she doesn’t develop full on diabetes. She looks a lot like my baby kitty in those pics.


    1. Thanks so much Emily! ❤

      Lost is a rewatch to be honest, I bought my dad all the DVDs because it's the only show we watched together and now it's my turn to watch them 😀 If you liked it, I recommend you Once Upon A Time, it's by the same creators!


  2. Sorry about your kitty, i hope all is well soon ❤ I also really like The Good Wife 😀 If we were having a tea.. I'll tell you that today is my last day of internship and i really really loved it here and i just don't want to go 😦 the people are so nice, both in the office and in where I live it's so hard to go *cries*


  3. if we were having tea, i’d mostly listen because you have so much stuff going on. :O mostly, all the best wishes to your cat! may the furry one turn out all right and get healthy soon!

    also, i can’t wait to see what you think of star trek. do you already know which series you’re going to start with? (and how many takes on where to start you’ve been flooded with already)

    i might also contribute a quip about the 2011 musketeers film: that building the big airship flies over and lands in front of is the place of würzburg uni i work at! while the film crew was there, it was really difficult getting to work. but we kept stealing glances at the filming outside. 🙂

    the most profound story i might have to share right now would be of my super non-sports-affine sister becoming obsessed with indoor bouldering, and all the progress she’s made over the last months and how fulfilling and joyful it is to watch.


    1. Thank you for your wishes for my cat!

      I plan to start watching some key episodes of the original series of Star Trek and, if I’ll like them, I’ll continue with the other series since Netflix announced a new one and I’d like to catch up 🙂

      So cool about that location of the film!

      I tried indoor bouldering in middle school and I really enjoyed it and I’m super non-sports-affine too.


      1. re star trek, original series: when watching those old episodes, it’s probably good to keep in mind that they were very much ‘wild west frontier’ stories, just set in space. so, lots of macho-ish heroism, and many problems ultimately get solved by fisticuffs. many of the then-revolutionary issues, like having a black woman on the bridge, as a competent officer and not a serving maid, just don’t read as that special anymore.

        the next generation then departed more and more from that mold, with topics you’d expect more in sci fi, such as forms of societies, diplomatic trickery, technological trickery, border conflicts, first contact, sentience and human rights, etc. (still very much a late-80s/early-90s series, though! they couldn’t quite ditch the ubiquitous ubermale who has to charm his way into every space woman’s bed. but at least he eventually gets an episode on attraction and gender!)

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  4. Your posts on Page Flutter look really cool! Hopping over there now to have a look!
    Especially the one with Trello…I’ve never heard anyone else talk about it before! I’m keen to see what you think about it – as I know I use it so often in my life now!


  5. I am sorry to hear about your kitty’s health issues. I hope she is able to avoid shots. Can you control that through diet for animals? Do they sell special food? I loved Lost! The ending was out there, but hey, the ride was fantastic. So, when you say you are watching Star Trek — movie or TV show? The original or remakes? I grew up on the original TV show (watched in re-runs, I’m not that old), and I sort of love the campiness of it.


    1. Thanks! Yes, we also tried with special food. She has some good days followed by bad days now, we’ll see. I’m going to start with the original series of Star Trek, but my plan is to watch only key episodes to understand what’s all about 🙂


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