Saturday 5 July 2008

13 of 24

My wife works so hard with our kids and doesn't get the breaks she deserves. So this morning I suggested that I drop her off, on her own, at a large bookshop while I take the three kids (almost 4yrs, 2 yrs, and 8 weeks) to a café. Oh man, was that ever a mistake? I did have an ulterior motive and it was to get a latte from a Starbucks that I haven't visited yet in my effort to get a coffee from every Starbucks in Ireland. You need to know that they only arrived on these shores about two years ago. Now they are opening thick and fast and I'm not sure how I'm going to visit the one at Cork Airport. I've had 75% visitation, but now I'm down to just over 50%.

I have to say, it didn't really matter today that I couldn't enjoy a relaxed coffee and muffin as the store I visited has to be the worst location for a Starbucks I've ever been in! Never mind, I can cross it off my list and won't have to go back again.

Ironically, I have yet to visit the Starbucks just a three minute cycle ride from my home!


RJ said...

Thans Cosmos. I really enjoy reading your words and am grateful you have linked me, too. Blessings from a dedicated tea drinker who adores coffee houses.


Anonymous said...

marcus have tried 'twitter' it's good fun!! says she who needs to get out more :)

Cosmo said...

Thanks, RJ.

Tea4two, I've heared other people talk about Twitter and I saw it on your blog. I'll take a look...

N said...

Starbucks is contagious. A few months ago I used to hate coffee but after one too many visits to Starbucks, I'm nearly hooked!

Cosmo said...


There are far worse things then Starbucks that you could get hooked on!

What is your drink of choice at Starbucks?

N said...

Ahh let see
Tall latte
Coffee light frappucino
Most frappucinos actually

I'm slowly getting into stronger drinks with every visit!

But yes, it could be much worse! haha