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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

More of this and that

 Gosh, must be getting garrulous in old age - here I am blogging again! I've been looking at blogging tips on Pinterest and they recommend to blog regularly and often. And when do you start to bore your readers to death?
Still, I see you're all still sticking around, nobody seems to have dumped me yet, so I'll carry on.
First up, some books I received and found recently. A friend gave me the Parisian Cats book and the "I could Pee on This" book. Love them both, the Parisian cats sure lead a life of sophistication in the city of (cat-) love. Lovely photos and stories to while away an afternoon. Similarly, the 'French Cat' book is about felines, and the houses and countryside they inhabit. For a bit of a laugh, the cat poetry in "Pee" is perfect, and yep, I recognised some of those behaviours. I won't tell names though.
I finally unpacked and hung my special Venetian mask that I carried all the way from Italy last year. I wasn't sure where I wanted it, but eventually decided to hang it over the bed. I'll probably dream about it tonight, or get a shock waking up in the morning. It's beautifully made though, and
 compliments my bedroom furnishings.
It's taken a while, but yesterday I finally subscribed to Foxtel. Three months of free viewing was a good offer. And already I've watched two great old movies. One was "The Cardinal" (starring one of my favourite actresses, Romy Schneider), and tonight I watched "In the shoes of the fisherman", which was a great book by Morris West. (Note to self - re-read more Morris West books). Both from the 60s, and satisfyingly long movies. I'll probably get square eyes from watching too much TV.
In order to get away from the screens for a while, I dug out a UFO and finished most of the top. Just a sneak peak for now, I'll try and get more done over Easter. But yes, batiks feature prominently. Stay tuned.


  1. Ooooooooo batiks!!!! Lov etk read tour blog Donna, it is always interesting and informative. Can never have too many blog posts!! The mask looks great on the wall. Those cat books look interesting, I am reading a cat book at present set in Japan...will be coming your way when it is finished .

    1. Thanks Sue. You'd love the little book of cat poems.