29th May 2023 Even when it's slow, progress should be appreciated. Sophia is emerging. Last night, a major step forward... . Sophia came to live in my foster suites in 2016, cuddling into a cubbyhole with Patches and Bob. The three girls had been closely bonded with Bu, a confident, outgoing love of a cat. … Continue reading Back in
Historical Memorial Day
29th May, 2023 Memorial Day. What does it mean, in these modern times? An extra day off, the beginning of summer, a picnic, a barbecue, sales. Yes, let us not forget the sales. Let us not forget the dead! . We should never forget those who died protecting our way of life. With each generation, … Continue reading Historical Memorial Day
Kep, Cambodia Feeling uninspired, I told myself to pick a random photograph to write about. Which led to some weeding out. Why on earth do I keep all these? I asked myself, over and over. This one brought me to a stop. The first time I saw this image, it was like seeing a ghost. … Continue reading Before
Sophia is spooked. We have no idea why. She has always been very timid, very afraid of strangers and it is only recently that she has come to trust me again. More or less. Today being cleaning day is not much help, especially since the vacuum cleaner has developed an annoying tune. Grant had sorted … Continue reading What now!
Conversations with self
25th May 2023 This morning I may have ground my teeth down to nubs. It's a really bad habit, grinding your teeth but I am not even conscious of it until sometimes the jaw shouts: "OY! Stop it!" . It was so bad once, I could barely open my mouth to speak, and eating was … Continue reading Conversations with self
A second blog?
24th May 2023 Yesterday morning, I was summoned to the far end of the upper field, to view the lush results of planting deer grass. Whether this was the intended end product, I've no idea since I did not read the packet. . But the flowers are quite lovely. And bees love clover. . Now … Continue reading A second blog?
0630/24th May If forty years of psychotherapy did one thing for me, it taught me how to recognise "triggers" By identifying the source of an emotion, you can understand it, deal with it and move on, instead of allowing it to fester. . If I could zero in on my WP problems maybe I could … Continue reading Dominoes
23rd Mat 2023 "Zoomer, are you stuffing your face?" "No, missus. I's got toof-ache!" . "On boff sides!" . "Is da wicked pussycat locked up?" . Dee Dee did a bad thing the other day. She seized a chipmunk. . "I wos very frighted!" Fortunately, Grant arrived on the scene in the nick of time. … Continue reading Zoomer
0644/21st May 2023 When winter returns with those lovely long nights, I must really remember to catch up on the sleep I am missing as dawn's ever-earlier arrival wakens my furry fiends. Did I say fiends? Friends. I meant friends. Toby's assault on my scalp can usually be discouraged by wrapping a tee-shirt over my … Continue reading Fiends
21st May 2023 After a prolonged dry period, yesterday's heavy rain did in the pretty flowering trees, but they had reached their peak and now it's time for the next phase of Spring. . When we go out in the car, I'm never quite sure where we will end up. It's back home eventually, but … Continue reading Messages