Darcy's Postcard Challenge
is at the bottom of this post.
You're very welcome to hang around and
read about what's made my world rock this week,
otherwise scroll on down until you reach
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No time to spare,
let's get on with
what's rocked my world
Clothes shopping yesterday with DS Luke.
A challenge for us both
in patience (me) and focus (him).
At one stage he said we should go home and not
try and buy him any clothes until he'd put on some weight -
he is invisible to the human eye when he turns sideways.
Eventually, however, we managed to track down
some clothing that he would consider even looking at.
He's happy - I'm happy.
This was a welcome distraction for me
on the day that would have been
my Dad's 80th birthday.
Luke making me laugh.
He decided to conduct a sensory deprivation test,
just because he could.
The idea is that the sight is limited to just light
and hearing is limited to white noise.
The brain then tries to make sense of what it is hearing.....
So this is what I walked into his bedroom and saw.
My 17 year old son lying on his bed with
2 halves of ping pong ball
taped to his eyes, and white noise blaring
out of his ipod.
Is this normal behaviour, I wonder?
Apparently the experiment was successful
1 heard a cat miaowing
(although there was a cat actually miaowing outside)
2 he heard a monkey wrench being used.........
It doesn't seem very scientific to me
but hey, he was happy and he made me laugh.
Talking of cats miaowing.......
Do you remember when DD Hope
started volunteering at the local
animal rescue centre and I said, quite clearly,
"Hope, WE WILL NOT BE BRINGING ANY
WAIFS AND STRAYS HOME."?
Well, I'll be collecting Cally this afternoon.
She is in poor health and needed a foster home
having been at the centre since September.
She's 15 years old,
has poor liver function,
and slight dementia.
She is also the sweetest girl you could meet
and she's just desperate for cuddles and love.
We can do that, sweet Cally.
Apparently, her previous owners moved house
and simply left her behind.
Yes well, it's easy to forget to take
YOUR ELDERLY CAT
with you when you move, isn't it?!
Her bedroom is ready,
(the cupboard under the stairs)
with a new comfy bed,
litter tray and bowls in place.
We'll also be getting a heat pad for her
to warm her poor creaking bones.
Now to break the news to Rosie Mae
that, once again, she'll be sharing
her home with a CAT!
3 generations of Urbanis enjoyed an evening out
watching their football team,
Crystal Palace, beat Cardiff,
DS Luke, DH Grant and DF-I-L John
made the trek to Selhurst Park
to cheer and sing their team to victory.
Watching the 3 of them enjoying the event
and each other's company warmed my heart.
Enjoy the winning moment, boys.
I fear it will be short lived ;o)
There's something that's bubbling at
the moment that I can't, as yet, reveal.
But it's made me walk with a skip and a jump
and, unusually, there's a tune to my hum.
DS Luke cut someone's hair this week
- a real live consenting head.
When he came home afterwards he was absolutely
drained, exhausted with the stress of it all.
It was great experience for him,
and another customer is booked in for today.
He's got to start somewhere and I'm glad he's
got his first one done and out the way.
I'll post this with Virginia, our Rocking Queen,
and then visit our ever expanding
band of merry Rockers.
It's a great way to end the week on a high,
remembering the good things,
those positive things that have made
the week better.
Darcy's Postcard Challenge.
The country set by Darcy this week is
|(Espana Colorida: Colourful Spain)|
Sloppy gesso background,
coloured with watercolour crayons,
I took the original beautiful image by
and added extra colour,
again using watercolour crayons.
The wording is, I hope, correct for
but ignorance is bliss
so if it's wrong I think
I'd rather not know!
My Dear Chief Inspector,
You really are priceless!
Did you really expect me to collect my own mail?
I'm a Lord, for goodness sake!
I've been visiting some of your previous
'customers' in Marbella.
They, and I, send warm regards!
Lord James Forsyth
PO Box 513
Oh dear, Chief Inspector Clark is going to
have to work a bit harder to catch his thief!
Thank you to all who have come over
to have a look at my postcard.
I'll be along to have a look at yours soon