20 Sep 2008

A MISTERY

Things can happen ! When I arrived at my friend's to pick her up I found her very upset and excited ! She told me that while she was sleeping she had spit out her bridge and now she couldn't find it anymore. She accused her two cats, who what she supposed had taken it away to play with. I proposed my help.

We turned the whole bed around, nothing. We crawled on all four and looked under the furniture, which was very appreciated by the cats who helped too. We lifted the carpets, nothing. She even looked in the bin and I looked outside in the garden, the bridge had disappeared. We couldn't find it. Now she was near a nervous breakdown because running around without teeth doesn't look very sexy although one couldn't see it because it was the teeth in the back. Finally I looked in the dry cat food and what was there covered with some bits ? It was the bridge !! The cats of course looked very innocent. Now we both burst out in laughter realizing the comic of the situation, us crawling on the floor followed by the cats and then finding it in the cat food !!

19 Sep 2008

SHOW & TELL

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As many of you know I love cats. So when I was about 24 and owned my first cat, family and friends started to offer me cats. Last week I showed the last version of my cat collection inside the house but here are my outside cats !



This hangs besides our housedoor and means : "attention cat !"



Two of these are standing in front of the kitchen door



and two of this one on the terrace





Under our wheeping willow tree is my animal cimetary. There are 4 cats, one dog, a guinea pig and a hedgehog burried here. My living cats use this corner unrespectfully as toilet !

For those who want to see my whole cat collection it is here

18 Sep 2008

THURSDAY THIRTEEN

13 Quotes about age


1. A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

2. There is absolutely nothing to be said in favour of growing old. There ought to be leglislation against it.

3. The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

4. Age to women is like Kryptonite to Superman.

5. Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.

6. When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.

7. By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.

8. To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.

9. As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two...

10. As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don't.

11. As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer.

12. The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

13. You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.

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16 Sep 2008

COMPILED NEWS

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Taxi drivers 'have brain sat-nav' (GPS)

The knowledge: London cabbies are famous for knowing their way around
Scientists have uncovered evidence for an inbuilt "sat-nav" system in the brains of London taxi drivers. They used magnetic scanners to explore the brain activity of taxi drivers as they navigated their way through a virtual simulation of London's streets. Different brain regions were activated as they considered route options, spotted familiar landmarks or thought about their customers. I am jalous ! I have to use a normal GPS, I have none implanted in my brain. There is a void instead.

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Earthworms to aid soil clean-up

Scientists have discovered how metal-munching earthworms can help plants to clean up contaminated soils. Earthworms could be the future "21st Century eco-warriors", scientists suggested at the British Association Science Festival in Liverpool. Wow ! I didn't know that ! From today on I will cherrish these adorable creatures and forbid my cats to play with them !

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MOST footie mums, or “soccer moms” stick to a uniform of baggy tracksuits and trainers to cheer on their nippers from the sideline. But I bet Brooklyn’s coaches didn’t mind when VICTORIA BECKHAM showed up in her highest heels with her best designer handbag and a fetching microdress. She knows how to dress for any circomstances !


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As Queen plans to visit Google

THE QUEEN will pay a visit to search engine giant Google next month. Her Majesty — who regularly emails grandkids William and Harry — has become obsessed with surfing the web and recently demanded a complete overhaul of her own Buckingham Palace website. Since October last year, the Queen has posted regular messages on the video-sharing website — but she only learned how to use a PC a few years ago. I have strong hopes that she will be a fellow blogger soon. Wait until she comments here !

Pub truck gives Queen 2k lagers

TWELVE barrels of lager (beer) were mistakenly delivered to the Queen — instead of a PUB called the Windsor Castle. Royal staff were baffled when a lorry carrying 2,000 pints turned up at the real Windsor Castle. Flunkies found no record of the order. Instead Pub boss confirmed he was waiting for the beer before the England v. Croatia game. A castle spokesman said: “It was very funny. But there’s no way the Queen sits down in the evening with a pint.” If he knew ! now the Queen has to buy her beer herself in a shop wearing dark glasses and a scarf !


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USA: Sarah Palin dolls a hit

Dolls as Sarah Palin, the fellow republican candidate of John McCain, sell like hot cakes on Internet. She is a hit, confirms Emil Vicale the owner of Herobuilders.com who makes historical or political figures since 2002. The body is made in China but the head is made and paint in the US. The doll costs 30 $ and sells far better then Barack Obama or John McCain. I wonder why the body was made in China ? I mean it's logical that the head was made in the US probably by republicans. Anyway I assure you the head is empty inside.

15 Sep 2008

FUN MONDAY - Cat collection


more participants here with Rayne

Rayne thinks that, almost everyone keeps things that others would consider junk. Twist ties, used wrapping paper, etc. What thing or things do you hang on to, and why? Or, if you are one of those super organized and practical people and don't hang on to things like that, do you have a collection that you would like to share with us?

I don't keep old stuff, not anymore ! I used to do it for years but now I don't care about these things anymore. I have some old things in our attic from my son, which I keep if ever I am becoming grandma. All the rest is given or thrown away. That doesn't mean that I am a super organizer or especially practical, that depends for what. I like it a little messy so that people can see that I am living in this house and that it is not there as a decoration.

But I have a collection and a quite big one. There must be more than 400 pieces by now and guess what ? CATS ! in all form and shapes.

Here they are (sorry for those who have seen this already, but these pictures I have taken this morning, it is the latest edition !)

When I open the housedoor you will see this :














The cats in the entrance


in the kitchen








in the living room


in the library







and in my room

As I have more pictures I made this slide show :



Now you know what gifts I get for every occasion !



14 Sep 2008

WEEKLY WINNERS


More participants here at Sarcastic Mom Weekly winners

This weekend the farmers of the wallon part of Belgium together with the city of Waterloo organized a feast to show and sell their products. The farmers are not happy at all because the margin between of what they earn and we as consumers pay is far too large. If they get 5 € for example, we the consumers have to pay 20 € which of course is far to high. The only happy once are those in the middle who earn quite a lot ! Everybody agreed with the farmers of course and bought products right from them.

There also were farm animals for the children, because city children don't have many occasions to see farm animals.


some cows


some garden decoration


fun for children






those who watched for order



Despite the fact that it rained (again) cats and dogs, there were quite a lot of people present. The feast took place in the parc of Waterloo.



Some tried to walk high up !



and the horse waited for clients



garden decoration


Barbecue and drinks


The cows were quite surprised to have so much human company


art craft



and a lot of other things. More animal pictures are here. I posted them for "Camera Critters" on my photo blog.