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Sunday Selections # 187

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections! This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs. The rules are very simple:- 1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title 2. link back to me, River , somewhere in your post 3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted. 4. hop on over to TheElephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos. Kath and Andrew often join in. There are a couple of other participants too: Jackie K at WorkingThrough It Gillie at The View fromHere I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I'm continuing with some photos of my day at the Gorge Wildlife Park with J and J. This week I'm featuring some of the birds , many of which were uncaged, roaming free. this cheeky fellow was

Angel has been banished

Temporarily of course.  He's understandably upset and confused, I can hear that in his miaowing, but I have good reason. You've all seen his wonderfully bushy tail , and this is where the problem is.  Angel has somehow managed to get a blob of soft poo stuck in those tail hairs, right up near his body. He's been trying to clean himself, but won't let me help by washing the area. I can't have him sleeping, or even lying, on my pillows, (his favourite place), or on the couch, until he is clean again, so I shooed him outside to the back porch. I certainly can't have him up on the table until he is clean. I put his water and food bowls out there, and his litter tray too. Then I dropped a few "greenies" into his bowl. They are a dental aid treat for cats and he loves them, so while he crunched away I lifted his tail and did a very quick "finger comb" of the area. Oh yuk!! It helped, I removed quite a large blob before he turned on

Angel's Antics

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There won't be many more of these Angel's Antics Saturdays. These photos are from several weeks ago and I just don't have any new ones where he is doing more than sleeping in the sun or on my bed. there's that whirlpool again, how does she do that? I like this box Mum, can I keep it? it's got lots of lovely smells. if I wait here long enough maybe that spider will come back and I can play with it again. (he waited in vain, I'd killed the spider)

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

On Wednesdays , Delores, from Under The Porch Light , has a meme which she calls “Words for Wednesday”. She puts up a selection of six words which we then use in a short story, or a poem. I’m hopeless at poetry so I always do a story. It’s a fun challenge…why not join in? This week's words are: 1. infiltrate 2. splendid 3. gastronomic 4. chipped 5. dither 6. tankard we also have a rhyming selection: 1. infringed 2. impinged (there's a word you don't hear often) 3. unhinged (me, after trying to include impinged in a story) 4. whinged 5. singed 6. cringed  Here is my story: I had to face facts.  When it came to her business, or more correctly, a challenge to her business, my sweet wife turned into a bit of a bully.  Yesterday, I'd been sitting peacefully in the sunshine, sipping iced tea from my favourite chipped tankard , (it had been my grandfather's), when she'd stormed through the house and o

Thursday Thoughts #9

I haven't had much going through my head this week. I still have moments where I suddenly feel incredibly sleepy. Sunday night for instance, the TV was on and I was doing a code-cracker puzzle, feeling a bit sleepy, yawning, then suddenly I was waking up and thinking I should go to bed. Turned off the TV and went to bed, don't remember falling asleep there at all, just woke up next morning to find the puzzle book open on the table with a puzzle unfinished. It's new Ikea catalogue month again, advertisements on TV telling people to cover up their "no junk mail" stickers if they want an Ikea catalogue dropped into their mailbox. Hah! That didn't work for me last year. I covered my sticker with duct tape and even sent an email saying that I lived in a block of flats but would still like a catalogue, gave them my address and received an email in reply stating that I would definitely receive a catalogue. I didn't.  So last Monday, I was going to Ikea t

Whimsical Wednesday # 138

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Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday! The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend. Today's giggle hasn't been googled, it came to me via email. Railway carriage bridge. I think this is a great way to use an old railway carriage!

Musical Monday # 22

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Musical Monday  I was introduced to Musical Monday by Delores who copied the meme from another site. I think it’s a fun way to show off some of the music we like and brighten up our Mondays at the same time.  I’ll be finding my clips on you tube , so will simply credit that site since there are often so many versions of everything and I wouldn’t want to accidentally credit the wrong artist. Today’s clip is: Elton John I'm Still Standing  an oldie, but a goodie, gets your fingers tapping. and here's the lyrics , mostly for me, since I never did learn the words properly.

Sunday Selections # 186

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections! This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock , as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs. The rules are very simple:- 1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title 2. link back to me, River , somewhere in your post 3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted. 4. hop on over to TheElephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos. Kath and Andrew often join in. There are a couple of other participants too: Jackie K at WorkingThrough It Gillie at The View from Here I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I'm showing a small selection of winter in Australia skies, for those in the northern hemisphere, so they can see the terrible conditions we southerners have to suffer...hee hee Just look at that. S