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Recent Additions To My Postcard Collection October 17, 2017

Filed under: Books,Postcard Collection,Postcards — Janet @ 12:35 am

This past weekend I went to The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair.  Many many interesting looking books but ………..  I didn’t buy even one.  I had a wonderful time looking though and remembering what I had read where and when.  I’m really a reader rather than a collector.  Anyhow, I particularly thought of my brother and his collection of boys books published in the1920’s and ’30’s.  e.g. Tarzan of the Apes, etc.  My older brother was a great reader from an early age.  And while I didn’t necessarily read any of his books I can remember them on the family shelves and think of the pleasure he got from reading them – a long time ago now.

I digress – my only purchase at the Book Fair was handmade notebook – for my genealogy research notes.  And I was gifted several postcards by one of my favorite sellers – Asian Steppes.

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Sa Majesté des mouches October 16, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 4:06 pm

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We have a Code Ambre situation at Le Château: A FLY IN THE LIVING ROOM. Not that I really need to tell you, as you can probably hear the unholy racket from wherever you are in the world.

If you have a cat, you will know what I mean by “that bird-chatter sound”. The best way of describing it is a succession of clipped, otherworldly “eck-eck-eck” notes, daintily sung when the cat sees a bird. (Or you could just YouTube it and hear it for yourself.)

It’s very common for cats to make this noise at birds; however, Louis Catorze also does it to BUGS. Usually this is quite handy: if I hear it from the next room, I know that a fly is at large and I’m prompted to check my food or my cup of tea to make sure that they’re covered. But, right now, we just want…

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Ancestor Count Revisited October 15, 2017

I’ve now reached a total of 6,700 ancestors in my genealogy research.  People ask me what I’ve been doing lately or in the past few months.  I sort of fumble for an answer and then only after the conversation has moved on do I think of how I have spent my days – GENEALOGY RESEARCH.

And this work has sparked a great interest in reading history books.  the last is Alison Weir’s The Life of Elizabeth I.    IMG_4541  A bit of a slog but well worth it in the end.

 

Trying To Put My Papers In Order October 12, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Filing,Katerina — Janet @ 5:27 pm

IMG_4531  Big filing exercise – the cat participated   IMG_4532       IMG_4533

 

Two Cats Are Better Than One October 10, 2017

Filed under: Cats — Janet @ 6:04 pm

FullSizeRender (29)  The kitten that I told you about 2 days ago is adapting to having a big sister – and vice versa.  Thank you to Jean Miles blogspot for sharing her felines.

 

Two Northern Flickers

Northern Flicker feeding young ones  photo credit: internet

I spotted 2 Northern Flickers in our garden this morning.  Exciting to have them reappear after an absence of a few months.

 

Kitten Post October 9, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Kittens — Janet @ 9:01 pm

IMG_1319Kitten in Scotland  a knitting friend in Scotland has a new kitten.  Sweet.