Darcy's Postcard Challenge
is at the bottom of this post.
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In the words of the late great
Ian Dury (and the Blockheads),
this post is all about
"Reasons to be cheerful, part 3.
1, 2, 3" etc.
My Friday Rocking post
finds my reasons to be cheerful from each week.
Hope is back from Italy safe and sound.
She had a fabulous time,
seems to have existed solely on ice cream
and enjoyed wearing her shorts and t-shirts.
She even got a pink nose from the sunshine, lucky girl.
She went to Pompeii,
climbed up Mount Vesuvius
(a live and smoking volcano YIKES),
She shared a room with 3 other girls
(can you imagine four 15 year old girls in one room?
Apparently it was The Battle of the Shower at dawn!!).
Hope, Grant and I spent a day in London.
We visited The British Museum,
specifically the Ancient Egyptian section.
After grabbing a bite to eat we wandered
along to Covent Garden.
We enjoyed watching the many entertainers.
We also saw Bob the Cat....
with his man,
I'd read about them in a newspaper.
James is the only busker in England
who busks with his cat.
There's a really sweet story about how
these two met. James' life was pretty low
when he befriended a stray and very
sick cat, who he named Bob.
They kinda nursed each other to health
and happiness, each now having
a reason to live. James has published
a book, 'A Street Cat Named Bob'
telling their story.
James handed this to Hope when she popped
some money into his hat after taking photos.
The book is available on
Amazon UK here.
This short video explains a bit more....
Bob wears a harness because he got scared once
by a fast lorry and he ran off. James found him
and put the harness on him which Bob is happy to wear.
Anyway, it made my day to see these two
and their close relationship
I am so happy to have finished my
and I was really moved by the wonderful
comments that you all left.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Time off work has been lovely.
Ok, that's about it for this week.
I'll post this later with Virginia
and then pop by the other Rockers
to read their 'reasons to be cheerful'.
Darcy's Postcard Challenge.
I'm missed out on a few weeks
and found the thought of trying to catch up
too daunting so I've decided to carry on
where the rest of the group are now
- Iceland -
The background is gesso
into which I stamped random stars,
and then coloured with water soluble crayons.
The image is of the stunning church
of Hallgrimur. I tried to do it as an image transfer
but that was a big FAIL, so I just stuck the image on
instead. The scan of the postcard has a slightly blurred
appearance because I used some iridescent medium,
which gives a lovely shimmery sheen.
It doesn't look blurred IRL.
You have been rather
tically so. Are you ill?
Your old accomplice,
Bonkers Bill, who now
lives in a secure unit
in Amsterdam, told me
that you have been
talking a lot about this
Church in Iceland. I have
been here but have found
nothing that would be of
interest to you. Hmmmm....
Here Ken reveals a cheeky photo sent to
him by Lord James, back from the 1970's
judging by the style of his clothing.
And here we have his thumb print........
Thank you for reading and commenting.
I'll do my best to visit as many of
you as I can.........