Lintig, Germany, mid-1980s. I snapped this right at the moment the kitten fell off the edge of the couch. You can see his little feet caught on camera with their soles pointing north. On the left is Paul, a good friend from Devon, who made a valiant attempt in trying to catch the falling feline. Alas to no avail, however, two nerve calming tablets and a strong, sweet tea soon put things right. I mean me!
As we go forward into a new year I wish everyone out there a great 2014. I’m looking back with fond memories and some not so… such as the time I had on my head the entire contents of a tin of organic tomatoes flavoured with basil blinking furiously as it ran down my face and into my eyes, in a pathetic attempt to correct my hair colour which had gone disastrously wrong. Yes, brilliant, I always wanted to look half human half yellow canary.
May 2014 be happy and healthy and full of fun and how about those New Year resolutions, hmm? I’m going to borrow this bit from Wolfie’s blog. What! So shoot me! I’m bloody exhausted. Yesterday I was working all day on my six websites. My eyes still look like those of a cartoon character after he’s been hypnotised whilst somewhere along the way my brain was swapped with mashed potato at which point this occurred I can’t say for sure. And all morning I’ve been doing battle with my juicer. It won. Say no more.
Yes, I will be nicer to next door’s cat even if he does relieve himself all over my roses.
No, I won’t swear and wish horrible things on the driver who nips in front of me without so much of a flash of an indicator instead of waiting patiently in line like everyone else.
Actually, cut that one. As for the first resolution personally I have no problem with any animal in my garden but I do wish dog owners would clean up after the poor thing has done its business in public. The animal would if it could and whilst dog owners have this ability many choose not to exercise it.
And finally, yes, I will endeavour to stick to my New Year resolution list for at least six months if not the whole year.
And I have one more to add to that. Why not make it your resolution to read more? And I know just the books telling of hair disasters and a pawnographic cat! These and other daft real-life essays can be found in Musings Amusing… what! Again? So double shoot me.
Happy New Year to one and all and let’s wish the same to everyone else.
Peace and Happiness.
See you in 2014.