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It’s Time For A Latest Knitting Post October 7, 2017

Filed under: Fall,Hats,Knitting,Scarf Collection,Scarves — Janet @ 10:54 pm

IMG_4510  Hats and scarves – green and brown


Arriving Home After School

Filed under: Birds,Cats,Family Photos,Fizz — Janet @ 3:35 pm

IMG_4503  What do my grandsons do when they get home from school?  Greet Fizz the cat and find a nourishing drink.

IMG_4504   And Fizz is a handsome cat

IMG_4505  meanwhile I went back to look more closely at this nest which I had seen on my way to meet the school bus.  Somehow it was just lying on top of a bush – I wondered how it got there – was it knocked out of a nearby tree?  Anyhow I was fascinated by the beauty of its construction.

See also the drinks mat I bought some time ago  IMG_4506



This One Got Away October 6, 2017

Filed under: Birds,Cats,Katerina — Janet @ 10:07 pm

IMG_4497  The cat appeared with this bird in its jaws.  She dropped the bird and then toyed with it.  The bird played possum and eventually outwitted the cat and escaped minus a few feathers.  So glad, she was beautiful.


Katerina Has A New Place For Her Naps

Filed under: Cats,Katerina — Janet @ 9:54 pm

IMG_4486  Well fed at last – phew


Once Upon A Time…..

Filed under: Ireland — Janet @ 9:43 pm

2017_10_06_13_49_43.pdf000  Once upon a time we lived in Ireland – this photo was taken in County Wicklow.  A younger man is in the foreground.  (My husband of 50 years – he was age? at the time of this photo)


Le coeur vaillant October 5, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 5:40 pm


It’s a full moon tonight, which means more idiocy from the feline population of the planet. And, because we’re approaching Halloween, black cats, in particular, will be more idiotic than ever.

I got chatting this afternoon to Bert the dog’s mamma as we were putting out the recycling at The Front.

Now, Louis Catorze’s interactions with Bert are pretty minimal, which is why you haven’t heard much about him so far. Bert’s garden has lots of trees and shrubs against the fence, making it harder for Catorze to access it, and it also helps tremendously that Bert is getting on a bit, so his eyesight and hearing aren’t what they used to be. Not that this stops Catorze from making trouble when he feels like it; a friend who visited us once said, “I can’t believe what I’ve just seen. First Louis went over that fence [pointing to Bert the…

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Chaplins – WWII – Intermission Story (21)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 5:25 pm

Pacific Paratrooper

The Four Chaplains

Chaplains of World War II indicated that usually they had a chapel 
in the United States, but almost never once they were abroad. Kenneth W. 
Fristoe tells of building a thatched roof chapel in the jungles of New 
Guinea with the help of "Fuzzy Wuzzy" natives, and dedicating it on 
Mother's Day with an attendance of over 400.

Unknown chaplain in New Guinea, WWII

After Pearl Harbor the chaplains in the Philippines were the first to face sustained combat with their men. On 8 December, 150 Japanese planes bombed Pampanga for two hours. While the airfield was bombed and strafed, Chaplain Joseph V. LaFleur went among the wounded and dying to offer prayer and help get them to the hospital. He stayed on Bataan with his men. With 750 other American prisoners, he was crowded into two holds of a Japanese ship. At sea the ship was…

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