Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
A morris dance is a form of old English folk dacncing usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers. Implements such as handkerchiefs, sticks, clay tobacco pipes, pigs' bladders (yes I did say pigs' bladders) and swords, are wielded by the dancers. Morris dancing dates back to at least 1448 but there is no mention of "morris" dancing earlier than the late 15th century and there is certainly no evidence to prove that it is a pre-Christian ritual, as is often claimed.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Woman injured in 'big cat' attack
Ms MacLeod required stitches for deep cuts on her leg
An elderly woman has reported being attacked by a large cat in the Highlands.
Pat MacLeod, 74, from Ardross Road in Alness, told police she was injured by a 3ft-long cat while putting out her bins earlier this week.
Mrs MacLeod, who suffered deep cuts to her legs and cuts and scratches on her hands, needed stitches in hospital.
Police and Scottish Natural Heritage are trying to trace the cat, which has been described as grey coloured.
Mrs MacLeod said it was the second time she had been attacked by a cat outside her home and on this occasion the animal sprang at her as soon as she made eye contact.
She said the "shockingly strong" cat managed to drag her some distance and expressed concern about what might happen if a child encountered the animal.
Northern Constabulary said an unprovoked attack would be very uncharacteristic of a Scottish wildcat and suggested that the animal may be a hybrid of a domestic and feral cat.
A force spokesman said there had previously been sightings of big cats in the area, but no reports of attacks.Police have advised anyone who sees a "unusually large" cat not to approach it or feed it.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Hi there, Fred & Ginger here, this is our final post from Liverpool with some random pictures that amused us. Like King Neptune above decorating these gate post on the banks of the magnificent Mersey and this pigeon sitting on the arm of a statue below.
Underneath is the largest Chinese arch outside of China. It was a present to the citizens of Liverpool in 2000 because they have the oldest China town in the world outside of the People's Republic. This impressive arch features two hundred carved dragons.
And, finally a Banksy. As some of you may know he is one of Faz's favourite artists and there are pictures of his graffiti rats all over the country. No one knows his true identity and he believes that art should be free and for the people. Nevertheless this run down old shop below is now worth £500,000 because of his painting on the side. We do so hope you all enjoyed our visit to Liverpool over the last week as much as we did. Purrs from us
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Plus Faz asked us to post this Meme from her favourite ever Snuggle Puggle, Eduardo.
Here are the rules: Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures. Go to the 6th Folder and then pick the 6th Picture. Post it on your bloggy and tell the story that goes with the picture. Tag 5 other glorious peoples to do the same thing and leave a comment on their bloggy tellin' them 'bout it.
Our 6th folder was entitled insurance and this is the 6th picture. It is very boring, it's a snap of our home by the sea which was done for insurance purposes - dull, dull, dull. This is obviously one of Christine's photos not one of mine, mine are much more interesting - FAZ
And I challenge Eric & Flynn, Black Cat, Lady Banana, Poppy Q and Yoggie.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
This is the Liver Building behind us and the city of Liverpool. Liverpool was named after the red mud where they built the original city.
Saturday, December 06, 2008
The building below is the Anglican catherdral which was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott (who also designed the red phone boxes). It took 74 years to build and has the 5th largest organ in the world. It faces the Catholic Cathedral which is at the other end of Hope Street.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
p.s. I did leave the heating on for her which is a good thing as it was pretty cold.
1) What is the most unbelievable thing you have ever witnessed?
I SAW A MAN FLY THROUGH THE AIR ONCE. SADLY, IT WAS ONLY SECONDS LATER I REALISED HE HAD BEEN HIT SO HARD BY A CAR THAT HE FLEW ABOUT 12 FEET HIGH AND 20 FEET IN DISTANCE. IT WAS VERY SAD. I NEVER FOUND OUT IF HE RECOVERED.
2) If you could change your identity completely (money no object), what would the new you be like?
I WOULD LIKE TO BE AN ACTOR LIKE MY BROTHER AND CHANGE MY IDENTITY ALL THE TIME.
3) What would you do if you saw someone making fun of another person?
IT DEPENDS, IF THE PERSON BEING MADE FUN OF US WAS CLEARLY SUFFERING I WOULD STEP IN AND TRY TO STOP IT. IF IT WAS ALL IN GOOD HUMOUR I MIGHT JOIN IN.
4) If you could go back to the Garden of Eden and talk to Adam and Eve for five minutes, what would you say?
YOU FOOLS, WHAT POSSESSED YOU TO EAT THAT STUPID APPLE?
5) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.
A BEAUTIFUL RIVER FULL OF WATER LILIES SOMEWHERE IN BURMA. NOT VERY IMAGINATIVE I KNOW.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
The humans were all packed up ready to leave for the seaside and I knew they wanted to get me in the cat basket, but I hid and hid, and didn't come when they called. Even when they got out the temptations I refused to come in. So, in the end, they had to arrange for Bob to come and look after me instead. He He He. I showed them who's in charge.
I do hope they remembered to leave on the heating whilst they're away.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Cat's 100-mile ride under train
A cat is believed to have hitched a ride of almost 100 miles from Teesside to Cumbria underneath a freight train.
The animal was discovered by a depot fitter in Carlisle, when he examined the empty carriage which had returned from Billingham.
The white and tortoise-shell female was dirty and extremely shaken but otherwise unharmed. She was taken to an animal refuge in Carlisle.
There are now hopes she can be reunited with her owner.
The Direct Rail Services train had been undergoing routine maintenance in Billingham.
As soon as it pulled into the depot a week ago, the fitter looked underneath a carriage and found the cat on a small ledge.
See BBC News for the full story
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
The girl human went down the The Stade today to buy some fish for our supper (this is the beach launched fishing fleet on The Stade just coming in). As a special treat she is making her signature Hastings Fish Pie with real Hastings fish. The best bit is that I get the leftovers. FAZ
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Thanks to The Journal for this article and picture
Freddie the terrier finds his sea legs
A PET dog who went missing from a Northumberland beach was found alive – nearly a mile out to sea.
Fishermen plucked brave cairn terrier Freddie from the waves, just off the coast of Hauxley, Northumberland.
The dog wandered into the water after getting lost in fog while out for a walk with his owner. But instead of swimming to shore, he headed out into the North Sea.
Trawlermen Jimmy and Alan Thompson thought 14-year-old Freddie was an otter at first, but when they realised he was a dog they fished him out.
A lifeboat from Amble was launched to collect the soaked pet and last night his owner, Jean Brigstock, 73, told how she had frantically searched for him.
The pensioner, from Hauxley Way, Amble, Northumberland, said: “It was a beautiful day and I was taking him on his usual walk, but all of a sudden, a heavy sea fret set in quickly and I couldn’t see Freddie any more.
“I looked for him for hours and others helped. There was no sign of him, but I was convinced he would eventually turn up.
“There is a holiday village nearby and I thought he would be there. Eventually I went home, but my daughter Wendy went out on her bike and continued the search.
“I was desperate. He’s my companion and he’s so important to me. We walk twice a day down on the beach or along the Braid.
“I knew he hated water, so I thought he’d head for the dunes rather than the sea. It really didn’t enter my head that he would swim. He rarely goes through a puddle and has an aversion to baths.”
Freddie swam against the tide and was found three quarters of a mile out to sea by the two fishermen from Red Row, Northumberland.
Mrs Brigstock has owned the dog for three years after her friend in the Midlands went into a nursing home and was no longer able to look after him.
She said: “When I found out he had been found all that way out, I felt frightened. I worried about what state he would be in.
“I’m so grateful to the two fishermen, the Coastguard and the inshore lifeboat men who took so much trouble to find him and take him to safety.”
Freddie was no worse for wear after his ordeal.
Mrs Brigstock said: “Freddie is back to his normal self. The night he was rescued, he was a little bit under the weather. But the next morning he was ready for his breakfast.”
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Following on from my Rene Descat quote, today I want to discuss Nietzsche. One study of Nietzsche defines his fully-developed concept of the will to power as "the element from which derive both the quantitative difference of related forces and the quality that devolves into each force in this relation" revealing the will to power as "the principle of the synthesis of forces".
Friday, October 24, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
As you can see it matches my furs precisely and is perfect for bathing and sleeping on. I love my new Gizzy. Thank you Darling Millie's Mom. FAZ